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Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MarkBarrett » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:58 pm

This a Q from the 9/20/16 first run episode today I found interesting:
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Dave Forbes had no lifelines remaining, but with 50K already in the bank it was a free guess. He tried working out whether the game's designer was American or British. He thought about whether all of the weapons were available in 1947.

He made A: A bomb his final answer. It was C: A brick.

Of the four choices I thought the bomb was the most likely to have been an original weapon. I knew the game was British in origin, so I thought the shillelagh was likely in as well. All of my lifelines would have been intact and my play would have been the 50:50.

Brick was my instinct for the one that did not belong going off a gut feeling. It's these kind of fun questions at the perfect valuing that make watching the show enjoyable.


This season my market has so far been airing the 2nd new episodes each day, so I'm guessing those will repeat in the first slot after 3 or 4 weeks.
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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby earendel » Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:57 am

MarkBarrett wrote:This a Q from the 9/20/16 first run episode today I found interesting:
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What happened:
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Dave Forbes had no lifelines remaining, but with 50K already in the bank it was a free guess. He tried working out whether the game's designer was American or British. He thought about whether all of the weapons were available in 1947.

He made A: A bomb his final answer. It was C: A brick.

Of the four choices I thought the bomb was the most likely to have been an original weapon. I knew the game was British in origin, so I thought the shillelagh was likely in as well. All of my lifelines would have been intact and my play would have been the 50:50.

Brick was my instinct for the one that did not belong going off a gut feeling. It's these kind of fun questions at the perfect valuing that make watching the show enjoyable.


This season my market has so far been airing the 2nd new episodes each day, so I'm guessing those will repeat in the first slot after 3 or 4 weeks.

This was a tough question - I tried Googling it and couldn't locate any information. I did learn that the game was devised during the Blitz.
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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MarkBarrett » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:35 am

earendel wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:This a Q from the 9/20/16 first run episode today I found interesting:
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What happened:
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Dave Forbes had no lifelines remaining, but with 50K already in the bank it was a free guess. He tried working out whether the game's designer was American or British. He thought about whether all of the weapons were available in 1947.

He made A: A bomb his final answer. It was C: A brick.

Of the four choices I thought the bomb was the most likely to have been an original weapon. I knew the game was British in origin, so I thought the shillelagh was likely in as well. All of my lifelines would have been intact and my play would have been the 50:50.

Brick was my instinct for the one that did not belong going off a gut feeling. It's these kind of fun questions at the perfect valuing that make watching the show enjoyable.


This season my market has so far been airing the 2nd new episodes each day, so I'm guessing those will repeat in the first slot after 3 or 4 weeks.

This was a tough question - I tried Googling it and couldn't locate any information. I did learn that the game was devised during the Blitz.


This has the drawings and other information relevant to the question: http://cluecluedo.wikia.com/wiki/Murder! From there click murder as the link does not seem to directly work for some reason.

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MinnesotaMyron » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:59 am

I went down a Google rabbit hole a couple months ago when they announced they were updating Mrs. White's backstory, and I remembered hypodermic needle was correct. My final guess would have been right, but I'm not sure I'd have had the guts to pull the trigger.
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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby triviawayne » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:19 am

MinnesotaMyron wrote:I went down a Google rabbit hole a couple months ago when they announced they were updating Mrs. White's backstory, and I remembered hypodermic needle was correct. My final guess would have been right, but I'm not sure I'd have had the guts to pull the trigger.


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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby triviawayne » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:26 am

I would have chosen hypodermic needle.

At first I was thinking about brick because that was one of two choices where you beat someone with it. Then I remembered Clue has a candlestick and a lead pipe.

I went with needle because you don't kill someone with that, but with the poison you'd put inside it (unless of course you get in just the right spot).
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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Volante » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:37 am

triviawayne wrote:I went with needle because you don't kill someone with that, but with the poison you'd put inside it (unless of course you get in just the right spot).

That logic would also disqualify the revolver, tho.

My logic, though, was worse: "The hypodermic needle isn't THAT old!" (mid 1800s...though initial attempts were made in the mid 1600s.)
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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby triviawayne » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:57 am

Volante wrote:
triviawayne wrote:I went with needle because you don't kill someone with that, but with the poison you'd put inside it (unless of course you get in just the right spot).

That logic would also disqualify the revolver, tho.



Except you don't put something in a revolver to heal someone.
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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby jkbrat » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:01 pm

triviawayne wrote:I would have chosen hypodermic needle.

At first I was thinking about brick because that was one of two choices where you beat someone with it. Then I remembered Clue has a candlestick and a lead pipe.

I went with needle because you don't kill someone with that, but with the poison you'd put inside it (unless of course you get in just the right spot).


I (independently) came up with the same answer as the contestant. My logic was that all of the other weapons (1) require the direct presence and actions of the killer, (2) are specific to killing a single person, and (3) don't really leave much in the way of collateral damage behind; the bomb stood out as being both remote and indiscriminate (basically, the one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-others reasoning).

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Volante » Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:39 pm

triviawayne wrote:
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triviawayne wrote:I went with needle because you don't kill someone with that, but with the poison you'd put inside it (unless of course you get in just the right spot).

That logic would also disqualify the revolver, tho.



Except you don't put something in a revolver to heal someone.

Didn't even consider that angle. I mean, it's a game about murder; I just assumed there was poison in the needle from square one. Then again, even an empty hypodermic could be fatal (i.e., embolism).
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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby triviawayne » Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:32 pm

Volante wrote:
triviawayne wrote:
Volante wrote:
triviawayne wrote:I went with needle because you don't kill someone with that, but with the poison you'd put inside it (unless of course you get in just the right spot).

That logic would also disqualify the revolver, tho.



Except you don't put something in a revolver to heal someone.

Didn't even consider that angle. I mean, it's a game about murder; I just assumed there was poison in the needle from square one. Then again, even an empty hypodermic could be fatal (i.e., embolism).


That's why I said about the right spot.

Plus if you're going to use poison, why not just make poison the weapon instead of the needle.

I knew bomb was in the game, but didn't know about the other three.
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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MarkBarrett » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:09 pm

From the 9/21 first episode was another reason I enjoy the show for this kind of moment:
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$5,000 ( so she only got the appearance prize of $1,000)
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She left with all of her lifelines intact.


The next contestant played this fun question to work out for
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$20,000

Including the ones in its title, which song’s lyrics contained fewer than 20 unique words?
A: “You Are So Beautiful”
B: “Let It Be”
C: “Tubthumping”
D: “My Heart Will Go On”


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He locked in C., but it was A. the song by Joe Cocker. I got rid of the Beatles song and Celine's Titanic theme knowing enough of the words to get past 20. A & C had me having more trouble to recall what was not repetitious and I would have used at least one lifeline on it.

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Volante » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:32 pm

triviawayne wrote:Plus if you're going to use poison, why not just make poison the weapon instead of the needle.

Poison by itself would go on food or in a drink, not directly injected.
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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Vermonter » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:10 am

jkbrat wrote:I (independently) came up with the same answer as the contestant. My logic was that all of the other weapons (1) require the direct presence and actions of the killer, (2) are specific to killing a single person, and (3) don't really leave much in the way of collateral damage behind; the bomb stood out as being both remote and indiscriminate (basically, the one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-others reasoning).

Swing and a miss ....

I had reasoning along these lines – I also figured the odds of leaving Mr. Boddy intact with are pretty low with a close-proximity bomb.
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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby WooWho? » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:02 pm

Double-run markets apparently get not only triviawayne, but me as well. I'm told I'm in the second show.
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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MarkBarrett » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:34 pm

Wayne Schiff - triviawayne led off the 9/22 show:

He made it through the first five questions with no lifelines:
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$500: Seen in thousands of fast-food restaurants, the red-headed girl in the Wendy's logo sports what hairstyle?
A: Dreadlocks
B: Fauxhawk
C: Pigtails
D: Combover

$1000: A recent study of 1.1M Instagram pictures reveals that photos are 38% more likely to receive likes if they contain at least one what?
A: Dumpster fire
B: Live unicorn
C: Finger of the photographer
D: Human face

$2000: Though too much of it has been known to cause a concussion, the title of an '80s song by metal band Quiet Riot urged listeners to do what?
A: "Bang Your Head"
B: "Stomp Your Feet"
C: "Pump Your Fist"
D: "Twiddle Your Thumbs"

$3000: Which of these Oscar hosts has actually won an Oscar?
A: Ellen DeGeneres
B: Billy Crystal
C: Hugh Jackman
D: Whoopi Goldberg

$5000: A 2015 study by Hopper.com found that since "sparsely-populated states with fewer airports have higher prices", the most expensive states to fly from are what?
A: Maryland, Pennsylvania & Massachusetts
B: Illinois, California & Texas
C: Arkansas, Ohio & Florida
D: Wyoming, Delaware & North Dakota


The answers to 500 - 5000:
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pigtails, human face, bang your head, Whoopi, Wyoming/Delaware/North Dakota


$7000:
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Next:
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Wayne stated he liked A to direct those that did not know towards that answer he knew was not it.
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Next:
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Going for $10,000 after having locked in B. Composer on the previous Q.
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Ed was not able to provide enough confidence for the correct choice.
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$20,000 - Wayne knew the World Series was 1903, Wimbledon was 1800s and eliminated the Olympics although he mistakenly placed the first games in 1886.


Next:
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Going for $30,000 on the last question of the show.

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MarkBarrett » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:35 pm

WooWho? wrote:Double-run markets apparently get not only triviawayne, but me as well. I'm told I'm in the second show.


Josh Woo was on the 9/22 second show. For single run markets I would expect this to air in possibly three to four weeks.

However, before Josh could play the previous contestant had to finish up. :lol:
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Josh made it through the $500, $1000 and $2000 questions without using a lifeline.

$3,000:
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Next:
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Next:
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The answer to the previous question was of course, -cillin. Going for $5,000
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Next:
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The answer to the previous question was using an out-of-network ATM - Going for $7,000
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Next:
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Next:
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The audience was correct that it was Taye Diggs. Going for $10,000
Josh used his +1 friend, Ian.
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Josh left with $5,000 and another entry for for his game show rap sheet in the Archive.
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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby IronNeck » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:07 pm

Thanks a bunch, MarkBarrett. Really wanted to see Wayne (and as it turned out, another board member, Josh) on the show, but Millionaire wasn't playing at its usual time slot somewhere between 1-2 am for some reason last night.
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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby IronNeck » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:24 pm

Wow, smart way to slant the audience, Wayne. I've never considered that strategy before, but it's very clever. I also got the centennial clue by process of elimination.

Also, I would have gone with "ritual bath" for the $30k question also, and I have a number of Indian friends that actually did the mehndi ceremony!

Would have went with "index finger" on Josh's last question, but it's a nasty one, and "eye" also makes excellent logical sense. (The other two did not) I think he could have saved lifelines on "-cillin" and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, but it's unclear whether that would have been enough on that question. Especially since the +1 he did use is more valuable, anyhow.
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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby jkbrat » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:10 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:Wayne Schiff - triviawayne led off the 9/22 show:
$7000:
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Next:
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Wayne stated he liked A to direct those that did not know towards that answer he knew was not it.
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That was such a great strategic play by Wayne to congregate the I-have-no-idea-and-am-just-guessing vote onto a single answer (which he knew wasn't the correct one). Well played indeed, Wayne!

Also, way to pick a cream-of-the-crop Plus One and then make good use of him to wrangle your way to the correct response. Congrats on your appearance!
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