Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:45 pm

Audrey Watkins-Fox was on the season premiere: http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=10150

This was her question that ended the 9/11/17 episode:
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Audrey used the 50:50 which left Turkey & Iraq.
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She locked in Iraq as her final answer.
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Audrey will return tomorrow for the 30K Q and her ATA & +1 remaining.
Players who appeared on the 2nd run episode that will probably air in December for single run markets. I'm listing the names in case it helps someone figure out when perhaps their appearance will air.
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Cassidy Denton
Joanne Warzoha

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by cf1140 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:13 pm

Mark, was Audrey the only contestant on today's episode?

Cause if so that's not a lot of questions for only one episode.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:25 pm

cf1140 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:13 pm
Mark, was Audrey the only contestant on today's episode?

Cause if so that's not a lot of questions for only one episode.
No. The previous contestant was Richard Banks. He
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used his last lifeline of 50:50 on:

Though it starts and ends at sea level as it stretches from San Francisco to NJ, what highway reaches an elevation of 8,640 feet on WY’s Sherman Hill?

I-80 or I-90 (I-10 & I-40 were eliminated)

He left with 5K after going with the higher of the 2 numbers. In total the show had 16 questions. The 2nd run episode had 16 questions not counting a Thousandaire one for an audience member.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by triviawayne » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:28 pm

I wss taken by surprise when they didn't hit a commercial after the first five questions. Also surprised there was almost no talking with the contestant.
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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:40 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:45 pm

Players who appeared on the 2nd run episode that will probably air in December for single run markets. I'm listing the names in case it helps someone figure out when perhaps their appearance will air.
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Cassidy Denton
Joanne Warzoha
My recollection is that shows don't necessarily air in their taping order except for special weeks.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Vermonter » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:19 pm

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Too bad Audrey didn't play WQC this year… that Moby Dick fact appeared (it was outsold by both "Typee" and "Omoo" during his lifetime)
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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:09 pm

Audrey Watkins-Fox day 2:
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She needed no lifelines to work out that 1909-1923 was William Taft, Woodrow Wilson & Warren Harding.
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She went to the audience and they gave her 62% for the right answer.
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It was Ice-T and she got it correct.
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Audrey liked The Great Gatsby & Mom liked Moby-Dick on the free guess.
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Audrey left with $50,000 guessing incorrectly with the Fitzgerald work. Mom was right with the Melville guess.
The episode had 9 questions and
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ended with another J! player: http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=6221

He'll be back tomorrow going for 10K with his +1 and 50:50 after he had to burn his ATA (got 85%) for Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' group.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:28 pm

If my own Facebook friends are any indication, there is going to be a lengthy parade of J! alumni on this season.
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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:47 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:28 pm
If my own Facebook friends are any indication, there is going to be a lengthy parade of J! alumni on this season.
Oh yeah, I've seen some myself and have been training myself this season to plug each player's name into the Archive to look for hits.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by leszekp » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:07 pm

Wonder about that President's first name question - Woodrow Wilson's birth name was Thomas Woodrow Wilson.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:10 pm

leszekp wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:07 pm
Wonder about that President's first name question - Woodrow Wilson's birth name was Thomas Woodrow Wilson.
But that's not the name he went by.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by acthomas » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:19 pm

Volante wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:10 pm
leszekp wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:07 pm
Wonder about that President's first name question - Woodrow Wilson's birth name was Thomas Woodrow Wilson.
But that's not the name he went by.
Noticed the same thing. The question said "first name", not "preferred given name".

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:36 pm

acthomas wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:19 pm
Volante wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:10 pm
leszekp wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:07 pm
Wonder about that President's first name question - Woodrow Wilson's birth name was Thomas Woodrow Wilson.
But that's not the name he went by.
Noticed the same thing. The question said "first name", not "preferred given name".
The question said "...who went by first names..."

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by acthomas » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:09 pm

Volante wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:36 pm
acthomas wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:19 pm
Volante wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:10 pm
leszekp wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:07 pm
Wonder about that President's first name question - Woodrow Wilson's birth name was Thomas Woodrow Wilson.
But that's not the name he went by.
Noticed the same thing. The question said "first name", not "preferred given name".
The question said "...who went by first names..."
I stand corrected: http://wwtbambored.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=54473

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:35 pm

acthomas wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:09 pm
I stand corrected: http://wwtbambored.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=54473
*cough*
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Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:09 pm
Audrey Watkins-Fox day 2:
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Post by SweepingDeveloper » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:21 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:09 pm
Audrey Watkins-Fox day 2:
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I first went with A (thinking James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams), then after seeing it was C, I looked it up. Madison started his presidential term in 1809, not 1829. So for me...

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:02 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:45 pm
Audrey Watkins-Fox was on the season premiere: http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=10150

This was her question that ended the 9/11/17 episode:
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Shoulda read Prisoner of Trebekistan.

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(It would have helped on yesterday's LL set too.)

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:23 pm

Tyler Crosby continued play on the Sept. 13 episode with this question:
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He made an association of "rand" in Witwatersrand to correctly guess South Africa.
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Tyler recognized those were characters for the winners of Best Actor.
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Abraham Lincoln, final answer. (Harvey Milk = Sean Penn, Bad Blake = Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart, King George VI = Colin Firth, George Valentin = Jean Dujardin in The Artist and of course Daniel Day-Lewis.)
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Tyler knew to go for the ear.
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Tyler had the 50:50 & +1 available when he locked in Been a U.S. Senator as his final answer.
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Tyler used the 50:50 which left 25 days & 25 months.
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25 days was correct.
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Before he used his +1 Tyler had John Adams dying in the 1820s and Ronald Reagan born 1910ish. (1826 & 1911, so close enough) The +1 indicated fairly strong confidence that Harriet Tubman lived to be close to 100. Tyler seemed to have Charles Darwin eliminated for not having lived for a long period of time. He had doubts about Karl Marx and Rockefeller.
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Tyler decided to walk with his $100,000 and Chris announced that Harriet Tubman was the correct answer. She lived c. 1822 to 1913, so age 90-91 at death. Karl Marx (1818-1883), Charles Dickens (1812-1870) and John D. Rockefeller (1839 - 1937).
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Tyler played well and exceeded the $1000 he won on J! in 2009. I thought the questions were fun, fair and interesting with appropriate valuations. Those six questions comprised the entirety of the episode.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:17 pm

Those were some great questions.
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I'd have been in the same boat as the player. I'd have had to ATA for what Left Eye's group was. I probably also do the 50/50 for the length of the solar day.

I knew Rockefeller lived a long time, but not exactly sure when he died. That is amazing Tubman lived that long, given she was born into slavery and lived a rather rough life and still lived 48 years after the war ended.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by triviawayne » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:19 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:17 pm
Those were some great questions.
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I'd have been in the same boat as the player. I'd have had to ATA for what Left Eye's group was. I probably also do the 50/50 for the length of the solar day.

I knew Rockefeller lived a long time, but not exactly sure when he died. That is amazing Tubman lived that long, given she was born into slavery and lived a rather rough life and still lived 48 years after the war ended.
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