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

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

Post by Johnblue » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:10 am

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Post by Woof » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:13 am

Johnblue wrote:What is The Experts?

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

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:00 pm

David would like this one: What country's flag features a rifle and a hoe on top of a book?

El Salvador
Mozambique
Colombia

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

Post by Paucle » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:35 am

Like the beast, I even knew the type of rifle.
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Like last week, I think this was a team-winnable game again, but they left too many easy ones hanging in the wind on the final chase. The Beast missed 3 and still caught them with 15s to spare. Though the team converted on 2 of 3, I don't think getting "ligament" would've been enough to salvage their bank.

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Post by jeff6286 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:28 am

What city has been the capital of India since 1931? The Beast said "Delhi, or New Delhi". Should they have given that to him? I know New Delhi is within Delhi, but New Delhi is the capital city, right? They've definitely established in the past on this show that they have to accept your first answer, so if you say "Washington--no, Lincoln", that's no good.

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

Post by Bamaman » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:32 am

On this week's show, the first two players both earned the same amount of money in the first round. Yet the Beast offered the second guy more money to move closer to him. Any idea why?

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Post by seaborgium » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:45 am

My guess is he perceived a greater threat in the guy he offered more money to, and wanted to tempt him more strongly into giving up part of his head start.

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Post by TomKBaltimoreBoy » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:05 am

His offers to the second and third players always seem to increase, so it may be a structure of the show that the later contestants have to face more temptation.
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Post by alietr » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:19 pm

I feel like the higher offers are higher so far this season. It seemed like early on they were 2-3 times what the player earned; now they're more like 4-5 times as much.

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Post by legendneverdies » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:59 pm

alietr wrote:I feel like the higher offers are higher so far this season. It seemed like early on they were 2-3 times what the player earned; now they're more like 4-5 times as much.
They could be airing the shows out of order, and maybe lack of contestant wins will be occurring in the first taped episodes. Also, there are two shows from last season that still haven't aired, which they presumably will be in the upcoming weeks.

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Post by dhkendall » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:11 pm

jeff6286 wrote:What city has been the capital of India since 1931? The Beast said "Delhi, or New Delhi". Should they have given that to him? I know New Delhi is within Delhi, but New Delhi is the capital city, right? They've definitely established in the past on this show that they have to accept your first answer, so if you say "Washington--no, Lincoln", that's no good.
Given the "we take your first answer" rule, no that is not correct. New Delhi is in Delhi, but it's New Delhi that is legislated as the capital. You can't say that the capital of Vatican City is Rome, even though Vatican City (or whatever you regard as its capital) is in Rome.
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Post by the_phil » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:06 pm

Does anyone else not really like the Beast? It's not that I dislike him (which I think is the point with sarcastic British gameshow antagonists on American TV), but to me it seems I feel more annoyance than animosity towards him. I can't tell if that's what they're aiming for.

I'm sure I'm not the only person that keeps track of whether or not the Beast would catch me in a given chase. So I did a little googling, and found out The Beast placed 81st in the 2012 WQC, 5 spots behind Joon and 48 spots behind Roger Craig (with other J! notalbes in between). I find it ups my anxiety a few notches if I imagine one of them is doing the chasing.

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

Post by ihavejeoprosy » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:08 pm

the_phil wrote:Does anyone else not really like the Beast? It's not that I dislike him (which I think is the point with sarcastic British gameshow antagonists on American TV), but to me it seems I feel more annoyance than animosity towards him. I can't tell if that's what they're aiming for.
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Post by Leander » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:20 am

Some might be interested in this article. The Beast tackles NY pub quizzes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/22/arts/ ... n-tap.html

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Post by alietr » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:11 am

I like The Beast. I think he's good entertainment, and he's eminently beatable, especially with Americancentric questions. Given who I know who's tried out and who's appeared on the show, they definitely seem to lean away from very strong contestants. I like the show, but I'd like it even more without the WWTBAM melodramatic touches. In fact, it would be more fun as a half-hour show.

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

Post by billiej » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:42 pm

alietr wrote: Given who I know who's tried out and who's appeared on the show, they definitely seem to lean away from very strong contestants.
Uh, yeah, that's what I keep telling myself! :lol:

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Post by econgator » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:01 pm

I would swear the Beast said
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Gustav Holtz, not Holst.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:31 pm

econgator wrote:I would swear the Beast said
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Gustav Holtz, not Holst.
I listened a couple of times more and I would say
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with accent and the fact he knew the first name that he had it right. I do understand how Holtz could be heard as well. Donkey? Really? Wow. I thought the guy was out of his mind.

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Post by Johnblue » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:34 pm

I looked up "pule" and it is really expensive because only 100 animals can make it. Good game!

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

Post by Paucle » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:55 pm

I disagree with the beast. While it hurt, ...
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getting flagged for the wrong respondent didn't kill their game. After all, he still had 5 seconds on the clock. He easily could've gotten another. What really hurt was missing the Nobel Prize/ Economics one. How can you know Donkey and not know that? sheesh.

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