Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:49 pm

The question that led off the 10/30 show:
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Jay Alexander had no lifelines remaining. He had a general sense of vowels being on the low end of scoring and J,Q & Z being on the high end. Other letters depended on their usage. It was a free guess and Jay went for Zachary Quinto being attracted by both a Z & a Q in the name.
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The correct answer was Benedict Cumberbatch with a total of 37 points. Zachary Quinto was the highest with 39 points. Chiwetel Ejiofor was low with 33 and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is 36 points. Jay left with $50,000

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:56 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:49 pm
The question that led off the 10/30 show:
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Jeez, did they really want me up there counting each one of them? I'm not a proponent of taking forever on a question, but this would take a looooong time to do.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:03 pm

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"Second-highest" is rude as heck.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Golf » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:07 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:03 pm
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"Second-highest" is rude as heck.
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Who cares? If you play a decent amount of Scrabble it's free money no matter how you ask it. I would be OK with getting paid $100k to count Scrabble points for 2 minutes. Then perhaps another 2 minutes to double-check.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by acthomas » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:23 pm

Golf wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:07 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:03 pm
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"Second-highest" is rude as heck.
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Who cares? If you play a decent amount of Scrabble it's free money no matter how you ask it. I would be OK with getting paid $100k to count Scrabble points for 2 minutes. Then perhaps another 2 minutes to double-check.
I care.
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First, playing from home it was clear when I rushed through it that I miscounted the value of name 1 *and* missed the "second-highest" qualifier. I'm sure it would have been different if I was taking my time, and it was my money on the line, but there's no easy accounting for adrenaline. Second, it's easier to keep track of the highest one in a running count if that's all they're asking for.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Golf » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:49 pm

acthomas wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:23 pm
Golf wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:07 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:03 pm
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"Second-highest" is rude as heck.
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Who cares? If you play a decent amount of Scrabble it's free money no matter how you ask it. I would be OK with getting paid $100k to count Scrabble points for 2 minutes. Then perhaps another 2 minutes to double-check.
I care.
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First, playing from home it was clear when I rushed through it that I miscounted the value of name 1 *and* missed the "second-highest" qualifier. I'm sure it would have been different if I was taking my time, and it was my money on the line, but there's no easy accounting for adrenaline. Second, it's easier to keep track of the highest one in a running count if that's all they're asking for.
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If winning money playing trivia was easy, everybody would crush. All this question requires is actually reading it and counting scrabble tiles, doesn't get much easier than this for $100k cash.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by seaborgium » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:25 pm

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I missed "second-highest" and miscounted Zachary Quinto (or maybe reverted to 34 somehow while trying to hold the total in my mind as I counted Chiwetel Ejiofor), and said Benedict Cumberbatch. Whatever works!
In other news, I think I heard that Raj Dhuwalia is on this week.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by goatman » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:41 pm

Get again based off med school training, "pick the odd man out" but in this case Z-Q is the odd man so he's first, then Benedict had more letters. :lol:

Agree easy money but gosh what a dull game it makes to watch some poor bloke counting letters! :P
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Post by triviawayne » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:30 pm

Does nobody think it would’ve been edited if it took a while.

They will let you go as long as it takes as long as you are reasonably getting to the answer.
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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by triviawayne » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:32 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:25 pm
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I missed "second-highest" and miscounted Zachary Quinto (or maybe reverted to 34 somehow while trying to hold the total in my mind as I counted Chiwetel Ejiofor), and said Benedict Cumberbatch. Whatever works!
In other news, I think I heard that Raj Dhuwalia is on this week.
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he is, and of course the show spoils how far he went. I suspected as much when I saw he would be on during sweeps.

We also know there will be at least one million dollar question this season
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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by seaborgium » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:43 pm

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This is a test of test-taking skills; in medical school we learned how to pass exams being sleep deprived and inadequately prepared:

Upon inspection, notice:

A: Appendectomy >> major abdominal procedure (lifethreatening)
B: Gallstone removal >> invasive abdominal procedure (now they do it by laparoscopy, but nevermind that! still can be lifethreatening)
C: Cataract surgery >> minor outpatient eye surgery
D: Coronary bypass >> major thoracic procedure (lifethreatening)
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Pick the one that doesn't fit! :D
That's fine until the writers put two "sames" and one "different" with the correct response.
goatman wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:41 pm
Get again based off med school training, "pick the odd man out" but in this case Z-Q is the odd man so he's first, then Benedict had more letters. :lol:
Nikolaj Koster-Waldau has the same number of letters as Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Vermonter » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:42 pm

I loved watching Jason make his run – he played the game the way it was meant to be played. Too bad Scrabble isn't his jam!
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I would have triple-checked my math on the $100k question, possibly mixing it up by not counting letters that appeared in every name (like a single 'c')
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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:52 pm

alietr wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:56 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:49 pm
The question that led off the 10/30 show:
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Jeez, did they really want me up there counting each one of them? I'm not a proponent of taking forever on a question, but this would take a looooong time to do.
Not having a good grasp on the values, I would have just immediately guessed one and called Final Answer (this is the freebie, right)? I would have been wrong.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Golf » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:32 pm

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Not having a good grasp on the values, I would have just immediately guessed one and called Final Answer (this is the freebie, right)? I would have been wrong.
So you would not have even tried for $100K? That's odd. And the fact that it's a freebie means nothing when attempting to ration out an answer. But the contestant didn't really try that much either. He was babbling for a while but not much of it made any sense.

You say you don't have a good grasp on the values, but do you have some grasp? Do you know that Q and Z are worth 10? Do you know that vowels are worth 1? If so, then apply some educated guesses to the rest. Go through the letters one by one and add up your guesses. Then pick the 2nd highest and go for it. That doesn't seem to be overly difficult, especially with $100k or more on the line.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by acthomas » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:21 pm

Millionaire got pre-empted today (Tuesday) in my market for news coverage of New York. Does anyone have a record of the questions?

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:35 pm

acthomas wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:21 pm
Millionaire got pre-empted today (Tuesday) in my market for news coverage of New York. Does anyone have a record of the questions?
He does: https://bobbymgsk.wordpress.com/2017/10 ... re-103117/

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by acthomas » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:57 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:35 pm
acthomas wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:21 pm
Millionaire got pre-empted today (Tuesday) in my market for news coverage of New York. Does anyone have a record of the questions?
He does: https://bobbymgsk.wordpress.com/2017/10 ... re-103117/
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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:48 pm

This has some of the questions from the 11/2 episode: https://drive.google.com/file/d/133d3Ar ... sp=sharing

The full set of questions can be seen here: https://bobbymgsk.wordpress.com/category/millionaire/

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Chris indicated no recognition of Muffy, so I'm guessing this was taped before her appearance as a contestant. If you want to meet a bunch of trivia stars in a friendly and fun setting then O'Brien's Irish Pub Quiz is a great place. The gallery here includes Raj as well as some 2017 TOCers and plenty of J! Board members: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pubquiz/

For the pool ball question Raj dazzled host Chris and the audience with knowing the stripe balls are 9-15 for a total of 7 balls. They average to 12 so final answser 84. It was done so smoothly and quickly while I was doing 9+10+11+12+13+14+15 to get there in the slow lane.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by boson » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:53 pm

I didn't even know Millionaire showed on here, but I was home early this afternoon and checked it out (Vancouver Global at 2:30pm EDT, for the record).
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That math answer was a thing of beauty.
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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:00 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:48 pm
This has some of the questions from the 11/2 episode: https://drive.google.com/file/d/133d3Ar ... sp=sharing

The full set of questions can be seen here: https://bobbymgsk.wordpress.com/category/millionaire/

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Chris indicated no recognition of Muffy, so I'm guessing this was taped before her appearance as a contestant. If you want to meet a bunch of trivia stars in a friendly and fun setting then O'Brien's Irish Pub Quiz is a great place. The gallery here includes Raj as well as some 2017 TOCers and plenty of J! Board members: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pubquiz/

For the pool ball question Raj dazzled host Chris and the audience with knowing the stripe balls are 9-15 for a total of 7 balls. They average to 12 so final answser 84. It was done so smoothly and quickly while I was doing 9+10+11+12+13+14+15 to get there in the slow lane.
That's the kind of question set I'd like to have if I ever got on the show. Way to go Raj!

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