Austin Powers wrote:Tungsten also a surprise TS. I was also surprised that as a group they didn't run actors - the TS on Chris Hemsworth was especially surprising. Ok Turturro I understand, it's an older movie and seen less than it is referred to.
Didn't know Tungsten. Chris Hemsworth -- see previous post. Turturro -- I could see his face, just couldn't pull the name in time. I knew Jackboots and agonized over it. I think I was scared by missing so many the day before.
Austin Powers wrote:BTW I am assuming they just forgot about the DD because there was no hunting there at the end. IIRC his bet actually took him out of range of first. Not that it mattered.
Can't speak for the others, but I didn't have control much the second half of DJ, the one time I did the $1600 question was next in line. Chris and Stephanie (in particular) smoked me on the buzzer. Couldn't get in to save my life.
Austin Powers wrote:So the bets were terrible, first has to bet to cover, second has to bet to at least hop ahead of first, and third was probably bad too if I bothered to look into it.
I've been waiting 4 months for this. Contestant wrangler Glenn was standing right next to me the entire time I was trying to figure out my wager. It's not his fault, but I definitely was feeling the pressure. I didn't know whether to try to cover Chris or to play the "Stephanie will make the MSB so I need to have enough left if it's a TS." Just as I was pressing the "button" to lock in the amount, I noticed how my bet was leaving me $200 short of Stephanie, so why not just add 200?. Immediately after pressing the button I turned to Glenn and said "can I change this (I knew I couldn't)?" He said "no," of course.
I still don't understand why my bet was so awful. I see so many posts here where contestants in 2nd or 3rd place are called to task for "leaving $1000 on the table," so I bet to lock out Chris, and if Stephanie made the MSB I was good on a TS. If we both got it right I expected to lose. If she bet only $100 because she saw me bet to cover 3rd by a dollar and expected it again (as was suggested), she's way smarter than me, but I'm beginning to think that that's what she did. Of course, on the way home all I could think about was why did I care so much about not ending up in third? I'd already won yesterday, it shouldn't have been (and isn't, truthfully) that important to me. Anyway, maybe someone can (gently) explain it to me.