Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby seaborgium » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:31 pm

Bamaman wrote:I think the Beast is more beatable against one strong player by himself. Even with one strong and two average players, you'd run the risk of them getting competitive and trying to ring in and guess or them staring at each other waiting for someone to buzz in and at least pass the question.

I assume that's what the bonus steps for each contestant that gets through are for.
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby econgator » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:34 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Bamaman wrote:I think the Beast is more beatable against one strong player by himself. Even with one strong and two average players, you'd run the risk of them getting competitive and trying to ring in and guess or them staring at each other waiting for someone to buzz in and at least pass the question.

I assume that's what the bonus steps for each contestant that gets through are for.


I always thought it odd that the more players meant more initial steps, but that reason makes a lot of sense.
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby Bamaman » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:10 pm

I think we should all be grateful they didn't show the poster of Bea Arthur.
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby silverscreentest » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:11 pm

I know David Bykowski. He's a very nice person. I was disappointed he didn't go further to share the prize with Raj.

Are players encouraged to insult The Beast?
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby MarkBarrett » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:12 pm

The new season starts tonight, so we'll see if any familiar faces appear to take on The Beast.
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby alietr » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:47 pm

silverscreentest wrote:Are players encouraged to insult The Beast?


Yeah, pretty much.
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby Johnblue » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:28 pm

Great comeback by the Beast! I hope this show has further tryouts.
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby Paucle » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:13 pm

Yes, but I think
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it was more a "they lost it" than he won it. There were at least 2- or even 3- early passes in their final question set that were easily gettable, then a couple more later. If they had even two of them, he would've run out of time.
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby econgator » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:35 am

I've noticed a few changes:
1) The Beast no longer comments on most of his multiple choice responses
2) They no longer call out the player's name when they ring in during the Chase.
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby bomtr » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:54 pm

econgator wrote:I've noticed a few changes:
1) The Beast no longer comments on most of his multiple choice responses
2) They no longer call out the player's name when they ring in during the Chase.


I didn't get to watch the show, but number 2 here is a big deal. That waste of time, while it may have seemed trivial, repeated somewhere around 20 times during the round, was a huge advantage for the chaser.
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby Paucle » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:42 pm

There has to be some cue, though. Else how would you know if you should answer after you ring in? If more than one person rings in and they simultaneously give different answers, what then?
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby jeff6286 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:32 pm

Paucle wrote:There has to be some cue, though. Else how would you know if you should answer after you ring in? If more than one person rings in and they simultaneously give different answers, what then?


It was hard to tell, but I'm guessing the players just look down and have some way to know if they were the first to ring in. Presumably a light will come on for the first to ring in, and the others will be locked out.
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby MarkBarrett » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:51 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
Paucle wrote:There has to be some cue, though. Else how would you know if you should answer after you ring in? If more than one person rings in and they simultaneously give different answers, what then?


It was hard to tell, but I'm guessing the players just look down and have some way to know if they were the first to ring in. Presumably a light will come on for the first to ring in, and the others will be locked out.


I watched that part again and I think we will need inside information for the answer. The players seemed to be looking towards Brooke, but down. I could not pick up any lights on the floor or on the front of the game board for the individual chase that seemed to signal who was in first.

My guess would be something with three lights viewers can't see that is low between Brooke and the game board. I would not think it's a monitor since the players on the ends would would be confused from left and right appearance vs. position.

Is there such a thing as game shows having a dualshock motion sensing signaling device like the on the Playstation systems. First in feels a vibration? That would do it.

Whatever the answer it gives the players a better chance to get a few more right facing The Beast. We'll have to see if all 8 games from this season have it. Based on the players from last night we can guess they had auditions perhaps in Seattle, Los Angeles and Boston?

Trevor looked vaguely familiar so I would guess it was not his first trivia appearance.
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby seaborgium » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:30 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:Trevor looked vaguely familiar so I would guess it was not his first trivia appearance.

I don't know him well, but I know him. He's an O'Brien's Pub Quiz regular, and has been on The Experts.
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby jeff6286 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:49 pm

The weird thing is that there are, I believe, two episodes left from the "first season" that have yet to air. So assuming that they will air at some point, we'll be going back and forth between old episodes and new episodes, so in some the players will hear their names, and in others, they won't.

I had the same thought as Mark about some sort of Dualshock effect, where the players would feel some kind of buzz or vibration to signal to them that they're the first to ring in. I'm guessing that's pretty unlikely, but it would be an interesting innovation.
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby TomKBaltimoreBoy » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:50 pm

seaborgium wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:Trevor looked vaguely familiar so I would guess it was not his first trivia appearance.

I don't know him well, but I know him. He's an O'Brien's Pub Quiz regular, and has been on The Experts.


I was kind of non-plussed he picked Little Orphan Annie as a comic that started in 1950; can't think of a strip more tied to its time period than that.

I have to admit I forwarded through the first contestant's rap; I can barely think of something I would LESS want to hear than that.
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby MarkBarrett » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:52 pm

seaborgium wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:Trevor looked vaguely familiar so I would guess it was not his first trivia appearance.

I don't know him well, but I know him. He's an O'Brien's Pub Quiz regular, and has been on The Experts.


The World Cup guy, of course. Besides Millionaire and J! I need to include The Experts for recent trivia shows in recalling people. It would make sense I've seen him in the rogue's gallery as well. Thanks.
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby alietr » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:29 pm

Jay and Steve's episode hasn't aired from last season, so that's at least one. Very odd.

Maybe it's just me, but the questions for each individual player's chase seemed much easier in this episode than last season. There was no reason anyone should have been caught by The Beast.
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby trainman » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:37 pm

econgator wrote:I've noticed a few changes:
1) The Beast no longer comments on most of his multiple choice responses


I suspect the Beast commented just as much in the studio as he had in the first-season episodes, and they just had to edit more of them out due to the circumstances of Tuesday's game.
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Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Postby econgator » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:40 pm

trainman wrote:
econgator wrote:I've noticed a few changes:
1) The Beast no longer comments on most of his multiple choice responses


I suspect the Beast commented just as much in the studio as he had in the first-season episodes, and they just had to edit more of them out due to the circumstances of Tuesday's game.


Thanks for the insight.
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