Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:10 pm

The show is back with new episodes. Davira Kuy had J! champ Dan Avila ready as his +1 to help with the right answer.

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$2000 for A Fistful of Dollars
Comment on one of the prior questions:
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Chris was set up to scare Tony McGrail as with four NFL cities, Tony identified Dallas as the Stars when looking for a Destiny's Child song when repeated three times among the teams in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Buffalo. Fortunately his error did not matter as he knew "Bills, Bills, Bills" matched with Buffalo.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CasketRomance » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:36 pm

i don't usually root against people on millionaire, but i want this dude not to get to 5000....
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using a lifeline on 2 of the 1st 3 questions? taking all that time for such simple stuff and wasting the viewers' time...

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by triviawayne » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:07 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:36 pm
i don't usually root against people on millionaire, but i want this dude not to get to 5000....
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using a lifeline on 2 of the 1st 3 questions? taking all that time for such simple stuff and wasting the viewers' time...
It’s very different when you’re up there
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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Golf » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:59 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:36 pm
i don't usually root against people on millionaire, but i want this dude not to get to 5000....
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using a lifeline on 2 of the 1st 3 questions? taking all that time for such simple stuff and wasting the viewers' time...GTFO
triviawayne wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:07 pm
It’s very different when you’re up there
Not for everyone.

Compared to Jeopardy, Millionaire really isn't that difficult. The answer is always right in front of you and there is zero time pressure. Two things that make Jeopardy a much different animal.

I think we can agree based on this contestant's knowledge holes, it wouldn't have made much difference from his couch.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CasketRomance » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:00 pm

triviawayne wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:07 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:36 pm
i don't usually root against people on millionaire, but i want this dude not to get to 5000....
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using a lifeline on 2 of the 1st 3 questions? taking all that time for such simple stuff and wasting the viewers' time...
It’s very different when you’re up there
yeah i get that nerves can come into play, but how does one need to use a lifeline for
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the bible question when queens was a choice....pretty sure queens didn come about til like 1800 years later or so

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by triviawayne » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:35 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:00 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:07 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:36 pm
i don't usually root against people on millionaire, but i want this dude not to get to 5000....
SpoilerShow
using a lifeline on 2 of the 1st 3 questions? taking all that time for such simple stuff and wasting the viewers' time...
It’s very different when you’re up there
yeah i get that nerves can come into play, but how does one need to use a lifeline for
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the bible question when queens was a choice....pretty sure queens didn come about til like 1800 years later or so
didn't see it, don't know the question. that stage just has a way to make you lose your mind and forget everything you know.
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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by triviawayne » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:38 pm

Golf wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:59 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:36 pm
i don't usually root against people on millionaire, but i want this dude not to get to 5000....
SpoilerShow
using a lifeline on 2 of the 1st 3 questions? taking all that time for such simple stuff and wasting the viewers' time...GTFO
triviawayne wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:07 pm
It’s very different when you’re up there
Not for everyone.

Compared to Jeopardy, Millionaire really isn't that difficult. The answer is always right in front of you and there is zero time pressure. Two things that make Jeopardy a much different animal.

I think we can agree based on this contestant's knowledge holes, it wouldn't have made much difference from his couch.
If you take enough time, they will move you along, there isn't zero time pressure. There is the pressure of one wrong and done, and that is a huge difference. As much as I didn't like the clock, I would've done much better if there was a ticking one so I wouldn't have been able to talk myself out of stuff I knew.
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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Golf » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:47 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:36 pm
i don't usually root against people on millionaire, but i want this dude not to get to 5000....
SpoilerShow
using a lifeline on 2 of the 1st 3 questions? taking all that time for such simple stuff and wasting the viewers' time...GTFO
triviawayne wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:07 pm
It’s very different when you’re up there
CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:00 pm
yeah i get that nerves can come into play, but how does one need to use a lifeline for
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the bible question when queens was a choice....pretty sure queens didn come about til like 1800 years later or so
triviawayne wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:35 pm
didn't see it, don't know the question. that stage just has a way to make you lose your mind and forget everything you know.
In this case, perhaps you should actually see the questions and how the contestant dealt with them before you speak in generalities regarding the lights and the stage, etc.

CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:36 pm
i don't usually root against people on millionaire, but i want this dude not to get to 5000....
SpoilerShow
using a lifeline on 2 of the 1st 3 questions? taking all that time for such simple stuff and wasting the viewers' time...GTFO
triviawayne wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:07 pm
It’s very different when you’re up there
Golf wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:59 pm
Not for everyone.

Compared to Jeopardy, Millionaire really isn't that difficult. The answer is always right in front of you and there is zero time pressure. Two things that make Jeopardy a much different animal.

I think we can agree based on this contestant's knowledge holes, it wouldn't have made much difference from his couch.
triviawayne wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:38 pm
If you take enough time, they will move you along, there isn't zero time pressure. There is the pressure of one wrong and done, and that is a huge difference. As much as I didn't like the clock, I would've done much better if there was a ticking one so I wouldn't have been able to talk myself out of stuff I knew.
The only time pressure is that which the contestants put on themselves.

Why would any contestant worry about getting one wrong? You have a plan in place beforehand to deal with not being sure with answers at various dollar levels and execute that plan.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by davey » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:01 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:00 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:07 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:36 pm
i don't usually root against people on millionaire, but i want this dude not to get to 5000....
SpoilerShow
using a lifeline on 2 of the 1st 3 questions? taking all that time for such simple stuff and wasting the viewers' time...GTFO
It’s very different when you’re up there
yeah i get that nerves can come into play, but how does one need to use a lifeline for
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the bible question when queens was a choice....pretty sure queens didn come about til like 1800 years later or so
What was the question? Certainly such women exist in the Bible.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:02 pm

Question #1: Some versions of the Nativity story identify the Three Wise Men who visit the baby Jesus as kings of all but which of the following places?

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:11 pm

I thought Davira was acting in the first question. :shock:
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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by ChexMix » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:14 pm

I smell a million dollar Kevin James pitch.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by davey » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:56 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Question #1: Some versions of the Nativity story identify the Three Wise Men who visit the baby Jesus as kings of all but which of the following places?

Sheba
Egypt
Arabia
Queens
Thanks. Sometimes capitalization conveys a meaning...

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:15 am

Golf wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:47 pm

The only time pressure is that which the contestants put on themselves.
That is not true. Technically, you have a lot of time, BUT. They describe the process. At first, Chris hurries you along gently. Then he gets less gentle. If need be, a producer comes out and tells you you need to answer. At some point, they can decide you've had enough time and aren't making any progress and will count you wrong. And you have the audience and crew starting to get antsy, which you can feel. There is DEFINITELY time pressure. It's not Jeopardy time pressure, but it is pressure nonetheless.

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Post by alietr » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:55 am

I liked how gentle Chris was with Davira to get him through the $500 Q. The producers never know how someone will react once they get up there. He clearly let his nerves get the better of him.

I got the DeNiro question right for the wrong reason ... I definitely couldn't think of anything with Lion, but I thought he might have been in Reservoir Dogs. Oops! Hey, it still counts ...

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alietr wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:55 am
I liked how gentle Chris was with Davira to get him through the $500 Q. The producers never know how someone will react once they get up there. He clearly let his nerves get the better of him.

I got the DeNiro question right for the wrong reason ... I definitely couldn't think of anything with Lion, but I thought he might have been in Reservoir Dogs. Oops! Hey, it still counts ...
My De Niro recall had neither "Dog" movie and in remembering Dog Day Afternoon was a Pacino thought perhaps "Dog" was the way to go. For a "Lion" movie the only titles I had were Secondhand Lions, The Lion in Winter and Paper Lion while not feeling any of those for De Niro. The 50:50 probably would have left those two.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:28 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:11 am
alietr wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:55 am
I liked how gentle Chris was with Davira to get him through the $500 Q. The producers never know how someone will react once they get up there. He clearly let his nerves get the better of him.

I got the DeNiro question right for the wrong reason ... I definitely couldn't think of anything with Lion, but I thought he might have been in Reservoir Dogs. Oops! Hey, it still counts ...
My De Niro recall had neither "Dog" movie and in remembering Dog Day Afternoon was a Pacino thought perhaps "Dog" was the way to go. For a "Lion" movie the only titles I had were Secondhand Lions, The Lion in Winter and Paper Lion while not feeling any of those for De Niro. The 50:50 probably would have left those two.
To clarify, when I said I couldn't think of anything with Lion in it, I meant that had DeNiro in it. Secondhand Lions occurred to me, but I knew that wasn't him. The other two I never would have associated with him. Interestingly enough, I watched Brazil this weekend, which had him in it. That was one weird movie. But I expected that. Even weirder having him in it ... he must have been the only American.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by triviawayne » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:15 pm

alietr wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:15 am
Golf wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:47 pm

The only time pressure is that which the contestants put on themselves.
That is not true. Technically, you have a lot of time, BUT. They describe the process. At first, Chris hurries you along gently. Then he gets less gentle. If need be, a producer comes out and tells you you need to answer. At some point, they can decide you've had enough time and aren't making any progress and will count you wrong. And you have the audience and crew starting to get antsy, which you can feel. There is DEFINITELY time pressure. It's not Jeopardy time pressure, but it is pressure nonetheless.
Perhaps Golf should actually read the rules before he speaks in generalities regarding something he knows nothing about...but that would be new territory, so I don't expect it.
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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:22 pm

triviawayne wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:15 pm
alietr wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:15 am
Golf wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:47 pm

The only time pressure is that which the contestants put on themselves.
That is not true. Technically, you have a lot of time, BUT. They describe the process. At first, Chris hurries you along gently. Then he gets less gentle. If need be, a producer comes out and tells you you need to answer. At some point, they can decide you've had enough time and aren't making any progress and will count you wrong. And you have the audience and crew starting to get antsy, which you can feel. There is DEFINITELY time pressure. It's not Jeopardy time pressure, but it is pressure nonetheless.
Perhaps Golf should actually read the rules before he speaks in generalities regarding something he knows nothing about...but that would be new territory, so I don't expect it.
Golf has shared more than once about his experience on the show. Six figures with Regis. He may not be exactly familiar with the rules in the Chris Harrison and syndicated era though using "knows nothing about" is off base.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by triviawayne » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:55 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:22 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:15 pm
alietr wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:15 am
Golf wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:47 pm

The only time pressure is that which the contestants put on themselves.
That is not true. Technically, you have a lot of time, BUT. They describe the process. At first, Chris hurries you along gently. Then he gets less gentle. If need be, a producer comes out and tells you you need to answer. At some point, they can decide you've had enough time and aren't making any progress and will count you wrong. And you have the audience and crew starting to get antsy, which you can feel. There is DEFINITELY time pressure. It's not Jeopardy time pressure, but it is pressure nonetheless.
Perhaps Golf should actually read the rules before he speaks in generalities regarding something he knows nothing about...but that would be new territory, so I don't expect it.
Golf has shared more than once about his experience on the show. Six figures with Regis. He may not be exactly familiar with the rules in the Chris Harrison and syndicated era though using "knows nothing about" is off base.
If he hasn't read them, which he obviously hasn't, then "knows nothing about" is on target regarding the false information he stated.
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