Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:14 pm

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I had never heard that bit of trivia about the Jeopardy theme. But I got the question right anyway, without looking at the 50/50. The Tonight Show theme was written by Paul Anka. Bonanza just sounds too upbeat for a lullaby and Merv's kids would have been too old for lullabies by the time the Love Boat set sail.

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:34 pm

Bamaman wrote:
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I had never heard that bit of trivia about the Jeopardy theme. But I got the question right anyway, without looking at the 50/50. The Tonight Show theme was written by Paul Anka. Bonanza just sounds too upbeat for a lullaby and Merv's kids would have been too old for lullabies by the time the Love Boat set sail.
I knew that it was originally called/based off of "Time for Tony", so that was easy for me.

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by ElendilPickle » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:35 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:It's Second Chance Week and the 2/1 episode brought back Jerry Ellis:
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$7000
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What happened:
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He locked in C: The Love Boat and once again left with $5,000
Jerry left his ATA and +1 on the table.
How the week overall has gone so far:
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The returning players have left with:
$5,000 (ATA unused)
$1,000 (missed the $1K Q and had the ATA remaining)
$1,000 (missed the $5K Q and had the +1 remaining)
$5,000 (missed the 10K Q having used all the lifelines)
Jerry Ellis see above
$5,000 (missed the 10K Q and had the +1 remaining)
Well, that's embarrassing.

The good news about the week:
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The audience members chosen to play one question worth $1,000 are 3/3. :)

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:04 pm

Spoiler for today's (Feb 1) Millionaire (see Mark's post).
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Did he really say, I can't think of any music for Jeopardy?

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Vermonter » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:27 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:How the week overall has gone so far:
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The returning players have left with:
$5,000 (ATA unused)
$1,000 (missed the $1K Q and had the ATA remaining)
$1,000 (missed the $5K Q and had the +1 remaining)
$5,000 (missed the 10K Q having used all the lifelines)
Jerry Ellis see above
$5,000 (missed the 10K Q and had the +1 remaining)
This week must be
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among the cheapest in Millionaire history. No wonder it got renewed!
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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:05 pm

Christina Burke was the last returning player of Second Chance Week:
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$30,000
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Her last remaining lifeline:
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What happened:
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She once again left with $5,000 in winnings.
Star Trek debuted September 8, 1966 and ended in June 1969.
How the week overall concluded:
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$5K
$1K
$1K
$5K
$5K
$5K
$20K
$5K
Total = $47K
Four Audience Member winners = $4,000

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:59 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
How the week overall concluded:
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$5K
$1K
$1K
$5K
$5K
$5K
$20K
$5K
Total = $47K
Four Audience Member winners = $4,000
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AUGH! WHY? WHY?

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:41 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:What happened:
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She once again left with $5,000 in winnings.
Star Trek debuted September 8, 1966 and ended in June 1969.
How the week overall concluded:
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$5K
$1K
$1K
$5K
$5K
$5K
$20K
$5K
Total = $47K
Four Audience Member winners = $4,000
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Good lord. My inner Trek fan is weeping in between bouts of incoherent screaming.

Is that the crappiest week they've ever had in terms of winnings? Because that's a pretty pitiful showing.

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by ElendilPickle » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:41 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:Christina Burke was the last returning player of Second Chance Week:
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$30,000
Image

Her last remaining lifeline:
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What happened:
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She once again left with $5,000 in winnings.
Star Trek debuted September 8, 1966 and ended in June 1969.
How the week overall concluded:
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$5K
$1K
$1K
$5K
$5K
$5K
$20K
$5K
Total = $47K
Four Audience Member winners = $4,000
That's really too bad. OTOH, more people got a shot at playing again than did last season.

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bomtr » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:43 pm

There is a reason they failed the first time. There is a reason they failed the second chance. Meanwhile, reruns are that godawful (I'm being mild, this is not the word I really want to use) Bachelor 'Favorites' week. There are not words strong enough to express the contempt and loathing I have for that gimmick. Also meanwhile, I am just not interesting enough to get on this game show. I'll never get on a game show.

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:40 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
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Star Trek debuted September 8, 1966 and ended in June 1969.
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Yeah, Star Trek debuted the same year I did, so that was a no-brainer.

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by ElendilPickle » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:33 pm

bomtr wrote:There is a reason they failed the first time. There is a reason they failed the second chance.
Hey now. 8-)

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:32 am

From the Wednesday, Feb. 8 episode. It's Bachelor Fan Favorite Week and J.P. & Ashley Rosenbaum played this question:
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Lifeline used:
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They had previously used the +1 and had the 50:50 remaining.
Correct answer and what happened:
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Because they were playing for charity they left with $10,000 as the minimum.

That was my kind of question since I had no doubt about which three shows were real and which one did not belong. Well done by the audience to have The Brady Brides as the lowest choice in the audience poll.

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by xxaaaxx » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:10 am

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I actually watched Trial by Jury, and...ugh the Brady Brides. Christ. Since I was 100% sure that there was no Buffy the Zombie Slayer, I could stare at Gilligan's Planet wondering wtf it could possibly have been, without worrying if it was the right answer. Google and a quick trip to Youtube reveals that it was a (terrible) Saturday morning cartoon, which makes a lot more sense than anything I was imagining. I'm not surprised by the result, trading in vampire slaying for zombies certainly sounds more plausible than Gilligan in space.

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:58 pm

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I saw L&O:TBJ. Sadly, it didn't last long after Jerry Orbach's death. I also remember the cartoon from my childhood and the Brady wedding, so this was an easy one for me. This question was funny after the Gilligan TS in the game today.

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dinghammer » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:07 pm

I thought the [SPOILERS] tag on this thread meant there would be Millionaire spoilers. Could spoilers for other shows be tagged as needed?

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:19 pm

dinghammer wrote:I thought the [SPOILERS] tag on this thread meant there would be Millionaire spoilers. Could spoilers for other shows be tagged as needed?
Bamaman's comment is about the 2/9 ep. of J!, but fortunately it's only about a minor clue and does not give away the correct response, so very minor foul if any at all considering the circumstances.

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:46 pm

I thought about if I should post that or not and tried to make it as non-spoilerly as possible.

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:50 pm

It's Whiz Kids Week and Josh Darrow returned. The episode had a bunch of fun questions.
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$10,000
In San Francisco, America's most expensive city, the median rent for a one-bedroom apt. is $3,590 per month. In a 30-day month, that's about how much per hour?
A: 5 cents
B: 50 cents
C: 5 dollars
D: 50 dollars

Josh began the show on the $7000 question by knowing Andrew Johnson was the 17th president.
Answer:
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Josh worked out the math to lock in 5 dollars as correct.

Next:
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$20,000
Anatomically speaking, the average adult human has which of the following?
A: 11% as many pairs of chromosomes as bones
B: 33% as many taste buds as brain cells
C: 50% as many digits as ribs
D: 75% as many heart valves as chambers
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No lifelines needed to be right with A: 11% as many pairs of chromosomes as bones
Next:
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Of all the states whose names begin with "N", what percentage start with the word "New"?
A: 25%
B: 37.5%
C: 50%
D: 62.5%
Next:
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John recalled New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico & New York to go with Nevada, Nebraska, North Carolina & North Dakota for 50% final answer.
Next:
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Though it might be difficult to operate, if the iPod Nano actually measured a nanometer across, it would be how wide?
A: 1 thousandth of a meter
B: 1 millionth of a meter
C: 1 billionth of a meter
D: 1 trillionth of a meter
Next:
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During this week the players get a 4th lifeline to Cut the question and have it replaced with another one of the same value. That is what Josh did. The correct answer was: C: 1 billionth of a meter
Next:
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$50,000
If you traveled back in time about 13,000 years to take a selfie with a Smilodon, what type of creature would you be posing with?
A: Giant flying lizard
B: Saber-tooth tiger
C: Enormous shark
D: Bear-sized sloth
Next:
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Josh used his +1 mom and they agreed to use the 50:50 which left the tiger & the sloth
Next:
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Mom stayed there and they decided to use the last lifeline to poll the audience
61% Saber-tooth tiger
39% Bear-sized sloth
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They went with the audience and the tiger was correct.
Next:
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$100,000
Which of these words is the only one of the four that can be spelled using three different chemical symbols from the periodic table?
A: Geeky
B: Nerdy
C: Dweeby
D: Dorky
Next:
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Josh could not see how A or C could be correct with the double "ee"s and he locked in B: Nerdy as his final answer.
Next:
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Nerdy was correct (N is nitrogen, Er is erbium, and Dy is dysprosium) and Josh will have a rare 3-show span when he comes back on Thursday to face the $250K question.

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Re: Millionaire 2016-17 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by IronNeck » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:24 pm

Amusingly, the question he skipped (which simply required knowing what the prefix nano meant, very commonly used in science) was probably the easiest and quickest one.

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