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Re: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show

Post by Paucle » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:35 pm

thejeopardyfan wrote:
Alan_B wrote: Also, Opus, you've put your finger on one of our biggest priorities --- THE EXPERTS needs women!!
I want to play! And it wouldn't have to be at TCONA, if that helps.
What expert would you be?

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Re: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show

Post by econgator » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:38 pm

Paucle wrote:Loved one of the categories, not so much on the other two.
I suspect it will be the exact same for me. :)

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Re: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show

Post by Alan_B » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:44 pm

Thanks, Jeanie!! We're just now starting to set up our summer taping schedule! We need you and other diehard experts!! (women AND men, but yes, we need women)

If any of you know anybody in L.A. who's a crazy freak about something, please let me know!

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Post by dhkendall » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:40 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:Dave Kendall whose category is "Flag-Obsessed Nerds,"
Hey now! I may be flag-obssessed, and I may be a nerd, but I"m not a ...

Wait, what were we talking about again?
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Re: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show

Post by bpmod » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:51 pm

thejeopardyfan wrote:
Alan_B wrote:THE EXPERTS needs women!!
I want to play!
At this point, it's very tempting to say "I need a woman!!" :mrgreen:

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Re: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show

Post by Alan_B » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:58 pm

It's Jerome, people!! (No further introduction needed.)


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Post by dhkendall » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:44 pm

Alan_B wrote:It's Jerome, people!! (No further introduction needed.)

That's what I like about this show, the specialties of the Experts that I actually know really surprise me!

(Granted, I don't know every Expert outside of the show, but since Alan's a boardie, another thing I like is that there's a lot of boardies on The Experts
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Re: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show

Post by boson » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:40 pm

dhkendall wrote: That's what I like about this show, the specialties of the Experts that I actually know really surprise me!

(Granted, I don't know every Expert outside of the show, but since Alan's a boardie, another thing I like is that there's a lot of boardies on The Experts
You are surprised Jerome knows about Qing dynasty China? I'd be surprised if he didn't. Jerome knows everything.

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Post by Vanya » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:52 pm

"...minority on everyone's ass." Wtf?

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Re: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show

Post by MarkBarrett » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:30 pm

For a regular expert I'm sure the material is double checked? With Jerome playing was the material Qingtuple checked? I'm looking forward to seeing the match.

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Post by dhkendall » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:06 pm

boson wrote:
dhkendall wrote: That's what I like about this show, the specialties of the Experts that I actually know really surprise me!

(Granted, I don't know every Expert outside of the show, but since Alan's a boardie, another thing I like is that there's a lot of boardies on The Experts
You are surprised Jerome knows about Qing dynasty China? I'd be surprised if he didn't. Jerome knows everything.
I'm not surprised he knows about Qing Dynasty China. I'm surprised that that's his field of expertise.
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Re: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show

Post by thejeopardyfan » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:15 am

Can we talk strategy here, if we use spoiler tags? Is it better to leave a comment on YouTube?

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Re: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show

Post by Alan_B » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:51 pm

Jeanie, you're welcome to talk strategy here! Or YouTube, either way.

And you'll have a lot to talk about this week. It's the ever-popular JEROME!


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Re: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show

Post by SwanShadow » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:33 pm

Let's see...

A TV show I've never watched...

A band I've never listened to...

And a Chinese dynasty that I've... well, you know, it's a Chinese dynasty.

You're killin' me this week, Alan. :P
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Re: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show

Post by dhkendall » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:14 pm

SwanShadow wrote:Let's see...

A TV show I've never watched...

A band I've never listened to...

And a Chinese dynasty that I've... well, you know, it's a Chinese dynasty.

You're killin' me this week, Alan. :P
Swan: I used to be the same way. "Oh, I'll only watch eps with topics I'm familiar with and/or that have boardies on them." But, I found those episodes (and the non-boardies and topics that didn't appeal to me) so entertaining and interesting (and I was learning something, my favourite thing to do) that I vowed to catch up on all of them.

(I feel the same way about the topics - although I have heard (and have on my iPhone) Blur's "Song 2", which is probably the one most of us have heard from them. I'm not expecting "Song 2" to make an appearance in the ep, since I'm gathering that's a Kid's Week question, being their most popular hit and all.)
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Re: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show

Post by Vanya » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:26 pm

SwanShadow wrote:Let's see...

A TV show I've never watched...

A band I've never listened to...

And a Chinese dynasty that I've... well, you know, it's a Chinese dynasty.

You're killin' me this week, Alan. :P
Yeah, I think this show would be more popular if categories weren't so esoteric.

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Re: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show

Post by SwanShadow » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:04 pm

dhkendall wrote:Swan: I used to be the same way. "Oh, I'll only watch eps with topics I'm familiar with and/or that have boardies on them."
Don't get me wrong, David. I thoroughly enjoy THE EXPERTS each week regardless of my familiarity with the categories or players. I thought this week's episode was great fun, as always.

But as my gentle ribbing of Alan (we inhabited the same taping group for Round One of the UToC) suggested, one would be hard-pressed to come up with three more arcane topics -- from an average-viewer perspective -- than this week's trifecta.

For the record, I knew two answers, both in Jerome's category:
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The one about the Dowager Empress, and the one about the Imperial Examinations. (During my original run, I correctly answered an FJ relating to the latter -- a lucky guess at the time.)
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Re: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show

Post by econgator » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:22 pm

SwanShadow wrote:For the record, I knew two answers, both in Jerome's category:
SpoilerShow
The one about the Dowager Empress, and the one about the Imperial Examinations. (During my original run, I correctly answered an FJ relating to the latter -- a lucky guess at the time.)
I actually tied SwanShadow in something! :)

I just keep guessing
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Boxer Rebellion/Boxers for every question and I also surprised myself with the total WAG on David Akers.

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Re: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show

Post by Alan_B » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:08 pm

You guys are having the very same discussion about categories we've had SO MANY TIMES.

Here's the dilemma --- Do we offer all totally pop, totally current categories? (That's what I always advocate because it would get us the most views --- and the most young viewers. And I have no shame.) Or do we offer arcane obscure categories -- that frequently also happen to be funny? (That's what one of my partners always advocates because he has some integrity.)

As it happens, we haven't really had to solve this conundrum because of our more pressing problem of finding contestants. The week of this taping, we found a League expert, a Blur expert, and Jerome, who could have also done French Revolution among other academic offerings. And that was it. So that's what we went with. And of course, they were all terrific players. And who would have ever thought to match them up against each other?

So does this trifecta of arcana help us get viewers? Not so much. But does it establish our show's brand --- that we find people who LOVE LOVE LOVE something you never really thought about? Yes. Which is good and valuable in its own way.

But do we still want to appeal to 15-year-old boys? God help us, but yes, it would be nice.

So there you are. Problem unsolved!

And, by the way, we've got some very big, very popular categories in the pipeline now that people are seeing the show online. This past weekend, we taped Glee vs. Breaking Bad vs. Resident Evil. All of which will help balance the 19th-Century Russian Literature expert who's coming up soon.

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Re: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show

Post by Vanya » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:29 pm

Alan_B wrote:
And, by the way, we've got some very big, very popular categories in the pipeline now that people are seeing the show online. This past weekend, we taped Glee vs. Breaking Bad vs. Resident Evil. All of which will help balance the 19th-Century Russian Literature expert who's coming up soon.
That's more like it , two of my favorite topics (though I wouldn't say I'm an expert in either). Offset somewhat by Glee, however.

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