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EvenBob
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September 18th, 2019 at 8:44:46 PM permalink
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I've never seen the show except for
bits of it in movies like Groundhog
Day. Nobody told me it was rigged,
what a joke of a show.

The winner coming back after winning
the round just minutes before, has
a huge edge over the two rookies. He's
warmed up, he's in the groove. And
after winning 5 in a row and coming back
for the next week, he's an old pro. Cool
and calm, just mow them down.

Even Alex was obviously rooting for him.
Barb and the other guy didn't have a
chance. That's what this show is about,
the winner continuing to win and making
people root for or against him.

Look what he did. He was down a lot at
one point and cool as a cucumber. He
just plodded along, building his lead
while the brains of the other two players
are trying to cope with 'first time' stress and
anxiety. Of course he won.

Awful show, very unfair and rigged so
the winner can keep winning and
drawing an audience. Much more fair
for a winner to play other winners only.
Wait till there are 3 one time winners,
they play each other. Keep rotating
other winners into the rotation. What
I saw tonight was a travesty, one cool
customer and two others trying like
crazy to figure it out. Not fair at all.
Last edited by: EvenBob on Sep 19, 2019
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September 18th, 2019 at 9:20:48 PM permalink
First, I say it's fair to openly talk about the show. Anybody who wants to watch it first can abstain from reading the tread until they have had the chance to watch it.

Second, here is my take, and much of this comes from comments Barbara made afterward. That game all came down to the clicker and who found the Daily Doubles. The questions were overall pretty easy. I think Barbara would give Jason a run for his money if luck were taken out of the game. As I recall, an employee of the show gave Barbara advice on the clicker during the first commercial break. It's possible that said advice actually hurt Barb's game. You could see that Jason dominated in Double Jeopardy, clicking in on the vast majority of Clues.

What are the odds there would be a casino game category, a Burning Man Clue, and an eclipse-related question all on Barb's game. I thought I knew Heavy Metal pretty well, but that category humbled me.

I'll have more comments tomorrow, but that's my quick summary.
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EvenBob
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September 18th, 2019 at 9:44:02 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

It's possible that said advice actually hurt Barb's game. You could see that Jason dominated in Double Jeopardy, clicking in on the vast majority of Clues.



Why wouldn't he, he's a veteran
player. Barb was literally trying
to figure the clicker out while
this guy is on cruise control.

Am I the only one who see's
what a joke this is? How unfair?
I couldn't believe what I was
seeing. At least on Chopped
they pit former winners against
former winners to make it fair.
Barb and the other guy didn't
have deer in the headlights
looks, but it was damn close.
Last edited by: EvenBob on Sep 19, 2019
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September 18th, 2019 at 10:25:57 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Not surprised you missed the James Bond question.


I would have loved to have responded, "What is Chemin de Fer?" and then dared them to say I was wrong.

Hmm, I wonder if Babs and Jon can get invited back over a faulty question.
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September 18th, 2019 at 10:35:51 PM permalink
It was merely an unfortunate stroke to run up against a better than average champion on her first day.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
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September 18th, 2019 at 10:49:53 PM permalink
Here's the link that I found for Wednesday's game - https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7ld8v3
Well played BBB to come second. As has been said the champion was on fire and when he got the two Daily Doubles it was all over.
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September 19th, 2019 at 12:59:05 AM permalink
Had a very tiring day, including people shooting steel tipped hunting arrows into our yard and having the police come over right at Jeopardy time. Thought they might have been shooting at the dogs, but it was redneck foolishness. One went through the screen into the pool. I have 3 hunting arrows for sale, btw.

Saved you guys to enjoy once people had gone home.

Watching it tonight, I counted 49 I got right, plus final Jeopardy. I missed 2, didn't try to answer 9 others. So 51 times I buzzed in. 15 I got to answer right or wrong, plus FJ. Found no DDs. Zip. Zero. Died on buzzerblock.

One of the 2 I missed, I had gotten so frustrated about the buzzer issue I was just buzzing to try and get in, figure out why i was getting shut out. Had no idea what I'd buzzed in on, or that it was a photo clue, and couldn't find the monitor with the picture 30+ feet away. So, squint while making a d'oh sound for the amusement of millions while the clock is ticking, then say something lame. Not my finest moment. You could call it a tilt, in fact. But I realized right then I'd done that and at least didn't repeat it.

More to say tomorrow but wanted to add a little to the conversation. Falling over sleepy. Thanks all for watching and commenting.
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September 19th, 2019 at 1:38:37 AM permalink
I think a big bad break was when Babs was first to answer on the brand names question, where all the spellings of the words were wrong. And for a large dollar amount, iirc.

Whoever got the first answer in that category was very likely to miss it, particularly on the less obvious ones. After that, everybody realizes the gimmick and it becomes far easier.


Mike, those questions in the metal category where easy! I felt like the champion was kind of amused at how easy they were too. If that's what you grew up with, they were equivalent to "The object of this card game is to get as close to 21 as possible without going over."

The bands they chose were very fluffy though. Some were arguably not really metal.

My mom and I were watching some older episodes on netflix and laughing at how unbelievably lame everyone's personal stories are. Like, one lady's was that she was on vacation once and missed a ferry. Seriously. Or they are like, "I own 4 cacti." "One time, I thought I saw Tom Selleck but it turned out not to be him." "I've bought the same brand of cat food for 7 years."

Bab's story has to be one of the coolest in the show's history.
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September 19th, 2019 at 3:57:01 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Had a very tiring day, including people shooting steel tipped hunting arrows into our yard and having the police come over right at Jeopardy time. Thought they might have been shooting at the dogs, but it was redneck foolishness. One went through the screen into the pool. I have 3 hunting arrows for sale, btw.

Saved you guys to enjoy once people had gone home.

Watching it tonight, I counted 49 I got right, plus final Jeopardy. I missed 2, didn't try to answer 9 others. So 51 times I buzzed in. 15 I got to answer right or wrong, plus FJ. Found no DDs. Zip. Zero. Died on buzzerblock.

One of the 2 I missed, I had gotten so frustrated about the buzzer issue I was just buzzing to try and get in, figure out why i was getting shut out. Had no idea what I'd buzzed in on, or that it was a photo clue, and couldn't find the monitor with the picture 30+ feet away. So, squint while making a d'oh sound for the amusement of millions while the clock is ticking, then say something lame. Not my finest moment. You could call it a tilt, in fact. But I realized right then I'd done that and at least didn't repeat it.

More to say tomorrow but wanted to add a little to the conversation. Falling over sleepy. Thanks all for watching and commenting.



Hi BBB... Sorry it did not go your way. I wanted to say sorry months ago but didn't want to put you in weird position to have to ignore/deny it.

After the last question of the casino category I saw you get annoyed/frustrated/pissed. I hope that didn't throw you off your game. Do you recall that sequence? Was it because you only got 1 of that category to answer? Seemed like you were angry at the buzzer.

So after your experience do you feel differently about the show? Do you think they should change the way the buzzer works? As you mentioned the questions are not overly hard, I even got about 20 of them right and I suck at trivia. I don't think it is anything earth shattering but it seems like there is too much emphasis on just winning the buzzer. Do you know where you went wrong on the buzzer? Could you just not figure out where the timing was?

Again I am sorry that you did not win but I hope your experience was everything you wanted it to be after so many years of trying.
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September 19th, 2019 at 4:15:18 AM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

Bab's story has to be one of the coolest in the show's history.

Jon's story about Axel naming the cat was pretty cool too.
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