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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by morbeedo » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:28 pm

gsabc wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:06 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:29 pm
Well, the thing I was afraid would happen just happened: I got The Call!

But since I just taped Who Wants to be a Millionaire, the Jeopardy! door is closed

Leave me alone now so I can cry it out :(
I'll drink to that and share some with you. This happened to me in 2009. About eight months after my WWTBAM show aired (two before my J! eligibility ran out), my wife picks up the phone and calls down to me, "It's someone from Jeopardy!" My exact response (aimed at the game show gods, not to the guy on the line): "You've got to be sh*tting me!" Since then, crickets on auditions, let alone The Call.
Oh no! That seems unfair. Especially since they give a month’s notice and then your episode airs 2-3 months later, so you should have been ok

What did they say on the phone?
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Magna » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:33 pm

Good news - I have an upcoming audition in L.A. :D

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Woof » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:14 pm

Magna wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Good news - I have an upcoming audition in L.A. :D
Good luck! Break a leg.

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Magna » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:42 pm

Woof wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:14 pm
Magna wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Good news - I have an upcoming audition in L.A. :D
Good luck! Break a leg.
Thanks!

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Volante » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:32 pm

Magna wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:42 pm
Woof wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:14 pm
Magna wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Good news - I have an upcoming audition in L.A. :D
Good luck! Break a leg.
Thanks!
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Pointer » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:35 am

Magna wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Good news - I have an upcoming audition in L.A. :D
Good luck and have fun!

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Magna » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:15 pm

Pointer wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:35 am
Magna wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Good news - I have an upcoming audition in L.A. :D
Good luck and have fun!
Thanks! Not my first time, but I'm still a little nervous. I guess that can be a good thing. :)

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by morbeedo » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:49 pm

Magna wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:15 pm
Pointer wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:35 am
Magna wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Good news - I have an upcoming audition in L.A. :D
Good luck and have fun!
Thanks! Not my first time, but I'm still a little nervous. I guess that can be a good thing. :)
I find that preparation plus experience helps reduce nervousness. You'll do great!

In my audition, I wasn't sure of what I would say for "tell me about yourself", so I was nervous when it came to the interview part.

Visualize success! :)
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Magna » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:13 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:49 pm
Magna wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:15 pm
Pointer wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:35 am
Magna wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Good news - I have an upcoming audition in L.A. :D
Good luck and have fun!
Thanks! Not my first time, but I'm still a little nervous. I guess that can be a good thing. :)
I find that preparation plus experience helps reduce nervousness. You'll do great!

In my audition, I wasn't sure of what I would say for "tell me about yourself", so I was nervous when it came to the interview part.

Visualize success! :)
The interview is the hardest part for me.

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by gsabc » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:43 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:28 pm
gsabc wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:06 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:29 pm
Well, the thing I was afraid would happen just happened: I got The Call!

But since I just taped Who Wants to be a Millionaire, the Jeopardy! door is closed

Leave me alone now so I can cry it out :(
I'll drink to that and share some with you. This happened to me in 2009. About eight months after my WWTBAM show aired (two before my J! eligibility ran out), my wife picks up the phone and calls down to me, "It's someone from Jeopardy!" My exact response (aimed at the game show gods, not to the guy on the line): "You've got to be sh*tting me!" Since then, crickets on auditions, let alone The Call.
Oh no! That seems unfair. Especially since they give a month’s notice and then your episode airs 2-3 months later, so you should have been ok

What did they say on the phone?
IIRC he verified it was me and then he went into his canned spiel about congratulations and when and where and how and that I'm responsible for getting out there and so on. When he finally stopped, I told him about my Millionaire appearance. I knew that made me ineligible to tape for another four months, which he verified. I asked if there was a chance of being called back after the four months, but my official swim time in the contestant pool was over about two months from The Call so the answer was no.

It's the time between the first show airing and the J! taping that's relevant. Had to be at least a year. I assume that's still the rule.

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:51 pm

Magna wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Good news - I have an upcoming audition in L.A. :D
It wasn't today, was it?

(There were definitely auditions today at the Culver City Doubletree.)
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Blue Lion » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:07 pm

Volante wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:32 pm
Magna wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:42 pm
Woof wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:14 pm
Magna wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Good news - I have an upcoming audition in L.A. :D
Good luck! Break a leg.
Thanks!
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by rufiowong » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:26 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:33 am
What is a contestant referral and has this ever helped anyone get on the show?! My friend told me he has a friend who’s been on the show and who could refer me. I said huh? I don’t even know what that means. Then said friend asked if I’ve ever taken an online test and I said just stop
I was a contestant referral! Basically my friend's co-worker thought I "had what it takes" to be on the show after meeting me a couple times at pub trivia. He told me I had to take the online test and if I thought I did well enough (>40) that he would give me the email. I got 41 and emailed the producers using the referral he gave me. OVER a year later I got the email with the audition invite. I have to think that the referral had something to do with it.

As for getting past the in-person audition, I have no idea if it helped or not. Maybe a little bit, but there's no way to know for sure.

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by triviawayne » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:03 pm

rufiowong wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:26 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:33 am
What is a contestant referral and has this ever helped anyone get on the show?! My friend told me he has a friend who’s been on the show and who could refer me. I said huh? I don’t even know what that means. Then said friend asked if I’ve ever taken an online test and I said just stop
I was a contestant referral! Basically my friend's co-worker thought I "had what it takes" to be on the show after meeting me a couple times at pub trivia. He told me I had to take the online test and if I thought I did well enough (>40) that he would give me the email. I got 41 and emailed the producers using the referral he gave me. OVER a year later I got the email with the audition invite. I have to think that the referral had something to do with it.

As for getting past the in-person audition, I have no idea if it helped or not. Maybe a little bit, but there's no way to know for sure.
was there another online test, and did you take it, between when you sent in the referral and when you got your audition? In what city did you audition?

after 10 passes without an audition, I think I could use a few referrals :D
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by rufiowong » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:26 pm

triviawayne wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:03 pm
rufiowong wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:26 pm

I was a contestant referral! Basically my friend's co-worker thought I "had what it takes" to be on the show after meeting me a couple times at pub trivia. He told me I had to take the online test and if I thought I did well enough (>40) that he would give me the email. I got 41 and emailed the producers using the referral he gave me. OVER a year later I got the email with the audition invite. I have to think that the referral had something to do with it.

As for getting past the in-person audition, I have no idea if it helped or not. Maybe a little bit, but there's no way to know for sure.
was there another online test, and did you take it, between when you sent in the referral and when you got your audition? In what city did you audition?

after 10 passes without an audition, I think I could use a few referrals :D
Yes there was another online test in between when I took it and my audition, and no I didn't take it (we were in the process of moving and I'd sort of given up that I would get contacted). I auditioned in DC, which is where I live and is where I put down when I took the online test.

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by triviawayne » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:39 am

rufiowong wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:26 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:03 pm
rufiowong wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:26 pm

I was a contestant referral! Basically my friend's co-worker thought I "had what it takes" to be on the show after meeting me a couple times at pub trivia. He told me I had to take the online test and if I thought I did well enough (>40) that he would give me the email. I got 41 and emailed the producers using the referral he gave me. OVER a year later I got the email with the audition invite. I have to think that the referral had something to do with it.

As for getting past the in-person audition, I have no idea if it helped or not. Maybe a little bit, but there's no way to know for sure.
was there another online test, and did you take it, between when you sent in the referral and when you got your audition? In what city did you audition?

after 10 passes without an audition, I think I could use a few referrals :D
Yes there was another online test in between when I took it and my audition, and no I didn't take it (we were in the process of moving and I'd sort of given up that I would get contacted). I auditioned in DC, which is where I live and is where I put down when I took the online test.
Interesting...unless I'm missing something, this tells me there are two possibilities:

1. Pass a test and your name stays on the list for a minimum of one more cycle to be randomly selected for an audition (I really doubt this one)

2. Get a referral, and they will use it to slot you in at the next possible audition in your chosen city (this makes much more sense)

I am hereby volunteering to take a burdensome referral off of someone as I know how hard it must be to have them weighing you down...because I care so much about you :D :lol: :D
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:53 am

triviawayne wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:39 am

Interesting...unless I'm missing something, this tells me there are two possibilities:

1. Pass a test and your name stays on the list for a minimum of one more cycle to be randomly selected for an audition (I really doubt this one)
I remember it being mentioned at my last audition that the auditioners were selected from people who had passed either of the previous two online tests.
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by triviawayne » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:06 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:53 am
triviawayne wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:39 am

Interesting...unless I'm missing something, this tells me there are two possibilities:

1. Pass a test and your name stays on the list for a minimum of one more cycle to be randomly selected for an audition (I really doubt this one)
I remember it being mentioned at my last audition that the auditioners were selected from people who had passed either of the previous two online tests.
That's really scary because of all the cities I've chosen over the years--means I've had several entries around the country, and not just the 10 for the 10 times passing the test...and still no audition.
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by morbeedo » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:56 pm

triviawayne wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:06 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:53 am
triviawayne wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:39 am

Interesting...unless I'm missing something, this tells me there are two possibilities:

1. Pass a test and your name stays on the list for a minimum of one more cycle to be randomly selected for an audition (I really doubt this one)
I remember it being mentioned at my last audition that the auditioners selected from people who had passed either of the previous two online tests.
That's really scary because of all the cities I've chosen over the years--means I've had several entries around the country, and not just the 10 for the 10 times passing the test...and still no audition.
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by triviawayne » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:00 pm

More like I couldn’t win a random drawing if I was the only entrant.
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