Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by seaborgium » Sun May 13, 2018 4:48 am

kprather895 wrote:
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But whereas I can understand someone who is not into movies struggling with that one, Dan has no one to blame but himself for missing the $7k question. Even if he is bad pop culture (although I'm shaky on it and knew Rihanna was from Barbados), it is either foolhardy or lazy not to look up all the word capitals if you're going on a game show.
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All 193 of them? Can you name them all without googling?
I couldn't name them all, but I can reliably name a country given a capital or vice versa for all of them.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Sun May 13, 2018 7:41 am

Golf wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 10:52 pm
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Fri May 11, 2018 10:41 pm
Golf wrote:
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Yes. And have been since 1999. You hadn't noticed?
Heh, I've only seen a dozen episodes total, if even that, since Regis stopped hosting.

I've come across way more questions from MarkBarrett's updates in this topic.
Understood. It has gone way downhill since the prime time days. But that shouldn't stop good trivia players from taking advantage of free money given the opportunity.
I wonder if the move to Vegas has hurt the quality of advice you get from the audience.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by goongas » Sun May 13, 2018 4:03 pm

I haven't watched this season after watching almost every episode. Has anyone won a lot of money this season?

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by triviawayne » Sun May 13, 2018 7:08 pm

Golf wrote:
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As long as you're making "forward progress," you're allowed to think as long as necessary. If they see you fumbling around just trying to buy time, they can force you to walk away. This is why they encourage you to say absolutely everything out loud and not think in your head; they can't tell if you're making progress or spacing out otherwise.
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There is a ton of editing, and yes, if you're circling the drain, they let you keep circling, but if you're not progressing toward the correct answer, they can and will stop you.
Is that what they tell contestants these days? Does anybody have a concrete example of a contestant being forced to walk away
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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by LanceJ » Sun May 13, 2018 10:24 pm

kprather895 wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 1:38 am
IronNeck wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 5:38 pm
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But whereas I can understand someone who is not into movies struggling with that one, Dan has no one to blame but himself for missing the $7k question. Even if he is bad pop culture (although I'm shaky on it and knew Rihanna was from Barbados), it is either foolhardy or lazy not to look up all the word capitals if you're going on a game show.
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All 193 of them? Can you name them all without googling?
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I agree that world capitals is basically step 2 (after US state capitals) when prepping for a game show. I think IronNeck's post came off as kind of mean-spirited but it's not wrong
on a non-question-related Q, anyone else tape for this season and still haven't been called with an air date? i'm dying here, millionaire tptb.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed May 16, 2018 3:31 pm

From the 5/16 episode:
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Tiffany Bolton going for $10,000
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Her reasoning was there are not that many people on Family Feud and there are a lot of spaces on the wheel. She left with the +1 unused and $5,000.
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Gregg Meller going for $30,000
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Gregg had already used his +1 to get $20,000.  He used his ATA which gave:
India 38%
Iraq 35%
Egypt 28%
Vietnam 6%
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The 50:50 left India & Egypt
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Gregg locked in Egypt and left with $5,000.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Wed May 16, 2018 11:15 pm

Univision used to air Mexican Let's Make a Deal while I was getting ready for work. It's surprisingly language-neutral.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by clprez » Thu May 17, 2018 12:45 pm

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I don't know much spanish, but I got Family Feud based on "We surveyed 100 people..."

I didn't get the India question because I thought there was either more than one official language or no official language at all.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu May 17, 2018 3:45 pm

The results of the 5/17 episode:
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Rachel Lane going for $10,000
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Rachel had her +1 & 50:50 available.  She knew Anne was Canada, Scout was the South and Dorothy was Kansas.  She admitted she had not read The Catcher in the Rye.  Rachel locked in Holden Caulfield and left with $5,000 as Dorothy was the closest.
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Ken Johnson with his ATA and +1 available
$10,000
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Ken used the ATA and it gave him:
Riboflavin: 40%
Retinol: 22%
Ascorbic acid: 19%
Niacin: 19%
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Ken went with the audience and left with $5,000 as Retinol is Vitamin A. Riboflavin is B2, Niacin is B3, and Ascorbic acid is of course Vitamin C. When I first read the question I thought for a moment it was going to be all Bs and I would have to recall the corresponding number and alphabetize from there. Classic case of overthinking. Once I realized I was looking at a decent report card mix and not a poorer one it was easy.
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There was time to call down audience member Megan Alexander to play for $1,000
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The reaction from the audience was immediate and quite audible by Millionaire's standard.
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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by xxaaaxx » Thu May 17, 2018 4:32 pm

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After the first contestant I was ready to post something snarky about not using lifelines...and then the next one gets screwed by ATA. YIKES!!! Did they misread the question, or did 40% of them actually think riboflavin is vitamin A??

That last one...eh whatever. She's probably never seen any of them, I'd look just as bad if you asked me about the wrong group of 1960s shows.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by IronNeck » Thu May 17, 2018 6:48 pm

How does one not read Catcher in the Rye at some point? And why would you guess instead of using a lifeline if that's the case?
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After the first contestant I was ready to post something snarky about not using lifelines...and then the next one gets screwed by ATA. YIKES!!! Did they misread the question, or did 40% of them actually think riboflavin is vitamin A??

That last one...eh whatever. She's probably never seen any of them, I'd look just as bad if you asked me about the wrong group of 1960s shows.
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Don't know about that. I'm 31 and watched all those shows growing up. They were on air for a very long time, are still in heavy syndication, and two even have modern-day revivals. Even if she is 18-20 (which I doubt, looking at her), those aren't so bad, unless virtually every TV-related question is bad for you.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu May 17, 2018 7:04 pm

IronNeck wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 6:48 pm
How does one not read Catcher in the Rye at some point? And why would you guess instead of using a lifeline if that's the case?
xxaaaxx wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 4:32 pm
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After the first contestant I was ready to post something snarky about not using lifelines...and then the next one gets screwed by ATA. YIKES!!! Did they misread the question, or did 40% of them actually think riboflavin is vitamin A??

That last one...eh whatever. She's probably never seen any of them, I'd look just as bad if you asked me about the wrong group of 1960s shows.
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Don't know about that. I'm 31 and watched all those shows growing up. They were on air for a very long time, are still in heavy syndication, and two even have modern-day revivals. Even if she is 18-20 (which I doubt, looking at her), those aren't so bad, unless virtually every TV-related question is bad for you.
If I'm running the carnival age/weight/birth date game and I have to be within 2 +/- I would go with 24 to cover 22-26 and be surprised not to have the right age range.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Thu May 17, 2018 9:47 pm

Why is Holden Caulfield not correct? He tells the story in a hospital(ish place) in SoCal. That's certainly much closer than Kansas.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by IronNeck » Thu May 17, 2018 9:56 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 7:04 pm
If I'm running the carnival age/weight/birth date game and I have to be within 2 +/- I would go with 24 to cover 22-26 and be surprised not to have the right age range.
Yeah, I agree. My guess was 25.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu May 17, 2018 10:38 pm

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Why is Holden Caulfield not correct? He tells the story in a hospital(ish place) in SoCal. That's certainly much closer than Kansas.
I have no idea and when playing I thought he was NY. Who can find Rachel Lane and see if she has done anything about it? Or can someone figure out why perhaps HC is not right? Mistakes happen on game shows and if Rachel was unfairly disadvantaged she should be back on the show.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Fri May 18, 2018 12:16 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:38 pm
econgator wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Why is Holden Caulfield not correct? He tells the story in a hospital(ish place) in SoCal. That's certainly much closer than Kansas.
I have no idea and when playing I thought he was NY. Who can find Rachel Lane and see if she has done anything about it? Or can someone figure out why perhaps HC is not right? Mistakes happen on game shows and if Rachel was unfairly disadvantaged she should be back on the show.
Hmmm. I thought there was something in the book that mentioned where the hospital was, but I may be mistaken. Been too long since I've read it.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by IronNeck » Fri May 18, 2018 1:13 am

econgator wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 12:16 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:38 pm
econgator wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Why is Holden Caulfield not correct? He tells the story in a hospital(ish place) in SoCal. That's certainly much closer than Kansas.
I have no idea and when playing I thought he was NY. Who can find Rachel Lane and see if she has done anything about it? Or can someone figure out why perhaps HC is not right? Mistakes happen on game shows and if Rachel was unfairly disadvantaged she should be back on the show.
Hmmm. I thought there was something in the book that mentioned where the hospital was, but I may be mistaken. Been too long since I've read it.
You're being far too modest; your memory is excellent. I looked it up, and Holden does indeed narrate the story from a hospital in SoCal, a detail I didn't remember myself despite a clear recollection of the book's events and many of the names.

So you're absolutely correct, and Rachel has a legitimate case to be brought back.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by davey » Fri May 18, 2018 10:51 am

And Dorothy lives in Oz for most of her book, so she's gotta be farthest away!

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Fri May 18, 2018 1:15 pm

The question asked where the character lived. Had Holden taken up permanent residence in California or was he just there for treatment?

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by davey » Fri May 18, 2018 2:02 pm

I'll just tell you about this madman stuff that happened to me around last Christmas just before I got pretty run-down and had to come out here and take it easy. I mean, that's all I told D.B. about, and he's my brother and all. He's in Hollywood. That isn't too far from this crumby place, and he comes over and visits me practically every week end. He's going to drive me home when I go home next month maybe.

I believe this is the entire reference.

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