Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:21 am

You are welcome Bud and thanks for sharing some of the names for the other J! players you met. I have updated your J! bio page to reflect your Millionaire appearance. That was nice of the powers to get you on early in the season compared to others that have to wait until May.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by morbeedo » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:35 pm

Limbal rings
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I made the limbal -> limbic connection too, but I thought, why would they need a different adjective to name related things in the brain? I then made a limbal -> limbo connection, which was still not good enough for me to rule out anything, but I'd like to think that given my own time to think on it, I'd have been able to work my way to the eye with that.


edit: on further research, I have found that limbic and limbal come from the same root, but I still think my "they'd have the same adjective if they were related" reasoning still stands.
Trickier than most $50K level questions, but at least there was a logical path to the right answer. And I agree that limbic region / limbal rings are different enough to make you stop and think hmmm. Not sure what I would have done in that scenario, but I might have gone with eyes, knowing that limbic / limbal just refers to an edge or boundary and rings (plural) fits with eyes.

The producers say that everyone should be able to get to $50K (but they don't tell you that ~10% of players make it to that level). Wonder why ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Ack. Not sure what I would have done with the football field math question.
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I can convert feet to yards but I don't know the length of a football field :oops:
From the given info, I got to 9,600 sq. ft. and then figured it had to be one of the 2 answers ending with 600 and worked backwards to either 300 ft. or 500 ft. long. Probably would have gone with C based on the pattern of A / D almost never being correct in number type questions. Doubt I would have realized that 300 ft. equals 100 yd., a nice round number
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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by seaborgium » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:52 am

Salt-N-Pepa have been interesting to watch during this celebrity week. They're not great at talking things out, but Pepa's got good instincts (Salt seems to hold back a bit, which talking out could solve; she stays Pepa's hand and Pepa just keeps saying "I really think it's x" with no further explanation).

The best moment was late in the show: they had a $20,000 question (I believe) asking what word among the choices was not an anagram of a word in the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner," with the choices of PRIESTS, LAYER, EMIGRANTS, and TASTES. Although they made it through the lyrics of it (the first verse, anyway), the sticking point was that they didn't know what an anagram was. They had the 50:50 and the +1, and they recognized that the former wouldn't get them out of this dead end. Instead they called on Kid 'n Play from the audience.
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Play said he was in the same boat of not knowing what an anagram was; Kid said he could rule out PRIESTS and EMIGRANTS because you could "flip" the words and get "stripes" and "streaming." (He never explained the concept of an anagram beyond "flipping" the choices to get words in the song, but everyone seemed to be on his page after that.) They started going through the lyrics again, and he recognized "early" as an anagram of LAYER. They locked in TASTES as their final answer, and made it to the next episode.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:08 am

I'm not a fan of the celebrities, but Salt 'n Pepa were fascinating to watch.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by morbeedo » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:43 am

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I'm not a fan of the celebrities, but Salt 'n Pepa were fascinating to watch.
Ditto. Paul Shaffer took so long to shoot his segment that my group all got bumped from Thurs to Monday. Then on Monday they started with 2 daytime TV judges (each playing alone!!). I was the last to go that day, and it even looked like I might get bumped a second time
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Post by alietr » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:06 am

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:43 am
alietr wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:08 am
I'm not a fan of the celebrities, but Salt 'n Pepa were fascinating to watch.
Ditto. Paul Shaffer took so long to shoot his segment that my group all got bumped from Thurs to Monday. Then on Monday they started with 2 daytime TV judges (each playing alone!!). I was the last to go that day, and it even looked like I might get bumped a second time
I was right after the Backstreet Boys. First I was supposed to be before lunch before them. Then after lunch, but before them. Then, finally (and thankfully since it was the same day), I taped right after them.

I don't know if I've said it here before, but they wanted me out there Friday and Monday. I had already bought a ticket for a business trip on Monday (leaving from DC), so it was really going to screw me up to stay through Monday. I explained the situation to them, and they were kind enough to accommodate me. There were two holdovers from the previous day, and I was the second of our group to tape.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by morbeedo » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:44 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:52 am
Salt-N-Pepa have been interesting to watch during this celebrity week. They're not great at talking things out, but Pepa's got good instincts (Salt seems to hold back a bit, which talking out could solve; she stays Pepa's hand and Pepa just keeps saying "I really think it's x" with no further explanation).

The best moment was late in the show: they had a $20,000 question (I believe) asking what word among the choices was not an anagram of a word in the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner," with the choices of PRIESTS, LAYER, EMIGRANTS, and TASTES. Although they made it through the lyrics of it (the first verse, anyway), the sticking point was that they didn't know what an anagram was. They had the 50:50 and the +1, and they recognized that the former wouldn't get them out of this dead end. Instead they called on Kid 'n Play from the audience.
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Play said he was in the same boat of not knowing what an anagram was; Kid said he could rule out PRIESTS and EMIGRANTS because you could "flip" the words and get "stripes" and "streaming." (He never explained the concept of an anagram beyond "flipping" the choices to get words in the song, but everyone seemed to be on his page after that.) They started going through the lyrics again, and he recognized "early" as an anagram of LAYER. They locked in TASTES as their final answer, and made it to the next episode.
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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by JayK33 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:38 am

I've just been wondering, does anyone know if the $1,000 audience contestants are still eligible to participate in the future as regular contestants?

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:56 am

JayK33 wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:38 am
I've just been wondering, does anyone know if the $1,000 audience contestants are still eligible to participate in the future as regular contestants?
I have no idea, but do you know what the odds are? Especially if you're not young and pretty/handsome? Pretty small that you're picked for either, and then vanishingly small for both. If you do attend, you can always ask there and decline the Thousandaire if it's a problem and you get picked.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by acthomas » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:08 am

alietr wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:56 am
JayK33 wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:38 am
I've just been wondering, does anyone know if the $1,000 audience contestants are still eligible to participate in the future as regular contestants?
I have no idea, but do you know what the odds are? Especially if you're not young and pretty/handsome? Pretty small that you're picked for either, and then vanishingly small for both. If you do attend, you can always ask there and decline the Thousandaire if it's a problem and you get picked.
Based on their youth, attractiveness and location (always Vegas or LA), as well as the notion that they wouldn't put you on the air unless you specifically did the paperwork for it first, I'm fairly sure Thousandaire contestants are chosen in advance. If so, you'd have the opportunity to decline in advance.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Woof » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:22 pm

acthomas wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:08 am
alietr wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:56 am
JayK33 wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:38 am
I've just been wondering, does anyone know if the $1,000 audience contestants are still eligible to participate in the future as regular contestants?
I have no idea, but do you know what the odds are? Especially if you're not young and pretty/handsome? Pretty small that you're picked for either, and then vanishingly small for both. If you do attend, you can always ask there and decline the Thousandaire if it's a problem and you get picked.
Based on their youth, attractiveness and location (always Vegas or LA), as well as the notion that they wouldn't put you on the air unless you specifically did the paperwork for it first, I'm fairly sure Thousandaire contestants are chosen in advance. If so, you'd have the opportunity to decline in advance.
One of the other groups in the Green Room on our taping day was a Las Vegas local they'd pulled out of the audience the day before and another local he'd roped in to be his Plus One. How they chose him remained a mystery, but they also gave his Plus One the paperwork to be a contestant, so they clearly didn't think that appearing as a Plus One precluded appearing as a contestant within a short time span.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:22 pm

The video has a little less than four minutes from the 10/22 episode. Screencaps were not enough and it called for a mini upload to hear the contestant:

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Post by xxaaaxx » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:52 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:22 pm
The video has a little less than four minutes from the 10/22 episode. Screencaps were not enough and it called for a mini upload to hear the contestant:
My head hurts :shock:

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Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:18 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:52 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:22 pm
The video has a little less than four minutes from the 10/22 episode. Screencaps were not enough and it called for a mini upload to hear the contestant:
My head hurts :shock:
After watching each show I check the Archive to see if there are any former players so that I can add a line to their bio. Today I had little expectation of finding a matching name hit.

I suspect Morbeedo is going to wish he had that theater question.

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Post by WooWho? » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:37 pm

JayK33 wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:38 am
I've just been wondering, does anyone know if the $1,000 audience contestants are still eligible to participate in the future as regular contestants?
I know of at least one person to whom this applies. We haven't seen him yet.
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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OrangeSAM » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:10 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:18 pm
xxaaaxx wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:52 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:22 pm
The video has a little less than four minutes from the 10/22 episode. Screencaps were not enough and it called for a mini upload to hear the contestant:
My head hurts :shock:
After watching each show I check the Archive to see if there are any former players so that I can add a line to their bio. Today I had little expectation of finding a matching name hit.

I suspect Morbeedo is going to wish he had that theater question.
I'm glad you (or someone) added that line for Jeremy Davis. He appeared on J! in Sept 2001 so the world was distracted. I've known him now at least 25 years. Back in the day, I was on a pub trivia team with Jeremy and Rex Kramer.
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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by morbeedo » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:37 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:18 pm

After watching each show I check the Archive to see if there are any former players so that I can add a line to their bio. Today I had little expectation of finding a matching name hit.

I suspect morbeedo is going to wish he had that theater question.
OOOOH, I better catch up. I didn't get any theater questions in my game, but I recently saw a question about a musical featuring the song 'Halloween' and I had no clue, so really there are no easy questions on Millionaire.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by morbeedo » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:38 am

alietr wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:56 am
JayK33 wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:38 am
I've just been wondering, does anyone know if the $1,000 audience contestants are still eligible to participate in the future as regular contestants?
I have no idea, but do you know what the odds are? Especially if you're not young and pretty/handsome? Pretty small that you're picked for either, and then vanishingly small for both. If you do attend, you can always ask there and decline the Thousandaire if it's a problem and you get picked.
What are the odds of getting The Call from Jeopardy! less than 3 weeks after taping Millionaire? Asking for a friend
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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Kenny » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:10 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:37 am

OOOOH, I better catch up. I didn't get any theater questions in my game, but I recently saw a question about a musical featuring the song 'Halloween' and I had no clue, so really there are no easy questions on Millionaire.
Correction: There are no easy questions beyond the $5,000 level on Millionaire.

Twice in today's (Nov. 24) episode, the +1 had no clue to the answer, not even an educated guess. Seems like a +1 would want to huddle with his/her contestant before the taping and say, "OK the following are my strong suits, and categories where I might have a reasonable guess." Might avoid wasting a lifeline for no reason.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:32 pm

A video of the portion that matters for the 10/25 episode. Definitely a spoiler.

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