Familiar face on Millionaire

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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by Johnblue » Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:55 pm

I'm just glad Terry Crews is out!

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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by Winchell Factor » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:54 am

I try not to say too many mean things about people on the internet, so I'll try to say this without much judgement.

Terry Crews as a host and I as a viewer were not a good match.

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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by ElendilPickle » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:56 pm

Terry was great to work with, though. Warm, friendly, and genuinely interested in each contestant.

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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by Budphrey » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:22 pm

I would say Terry Crews more than adequately met the demands that show places on a quizmaster. He was energetic, fairly efficient (much more than Cedric), walked a balance between staying true to the Q&A and not humiliating contestants for their flubs, and had a knack for forming rapport in a way that (at least I felt) didn't distract from the pace of the game.

His biggest downfall is that he came off as way too eager to please everyone, starting with the bean-counting focus-group wonks who evidently insisted each show have a minimum count of eye pops, overexcited shouts, pectoral bounces, stupid contestant tricks, etc. In short, I felt his fundamentals were up to the not-too-great demands of that show, but the trappings at the fringes of the game occasionally got to be too much.
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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by triviawayne » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:11 pm

I think Terry is a great game show host but on the wrong game.

Give him a revival of Beat the Clock or Double Dare and it would fit his personality.
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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by bpmod » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:15 pm

Budphrey wrote:each show have a minimum count of eye pops, overexcited shouts, pectoral bounces, stupid contestant tricks, etc.
If, by 'etc.', you mean 'plugs for another show', then, yes. I agree.

I had never heard the term 'Brooklyn Nine Nine' before, but thanks to watching three or four episodes with Terry as host, I heard the phrase 6,941 times.

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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by Carpe Diem » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:24 pm

ElendilPickle wrote:Here's some of what we have to look forward to, according to Buzzerblog.
http://www.buzzerblog.com/2015/08/26/ne ... mber-14th/
I'm curious to see how familiar the faces are on "Second Chance Week." ;)

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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by bomtr » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:58 pm

The experience of watching Millionaire during Terry Crews' time consisted of repeated and increasingly frustrated mutterings of "Stop yelling at me! Stop yelling at me!!!" Certainly, he may be a peach of a guy, but he was sheer torture to watch, and I am glad to see him go.

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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by ElendilPickle » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:46 pm

bpmod wrote:
Budphrey wrote:each show have a minimum count of eye pops, overexcited shouts, pectoral bounces, stupid contestant tricks, etc.
If, by 'etc.', you mean 'plugs for another show', then, yes. I agree.

I had never heard the term 'Brooklyn Nine Nine' before, but thanks to watching three or four episodes with Terry as host, I heard the phrase 6,941 times.

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That's just his personality - he's loud and enthusiastic.

And if you haven't seen Brooklyn Nine-Nine, it's pretty darn funny.

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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by Johnblue » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:22 pm

I love Brooklyn 99! I've seen the Bachelor show a couple of times but I'm not sure how Chris Harrison will do as the new host. Subdued is a nice start...

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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by Carpe Diem » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:18 pm

Two familiar faces today:
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Tony Hightower and Andy Kravis.

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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by ElendilPickle » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:00 pm

Whoooo! This one's a nailbiter.

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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:13 pm

Carpe Diem wrote:Two familiar faces today:
SpoilerShow
Tony Hightower and Andy Kravis.
I saw three:
SpoilerShow
Brandon Saunders led the charge for the standing ovation at the end of the show.
Who wants to see my three and raise me one by naming the woman between 2 & 3 if she is also someone who should be familiar?

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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by Johnblue » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:26 pm

I was looking forward to the new season but my stations don't show it. (I'm in the Charleston, SC area) The nbc affiliate gave it up. Grrr!!!!

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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by jeff6286 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:21 pm

It got dropped from my Indianapolis affiliate too, just this week. Fortunately I was in Connecticut back in July and just happened to attend the tapings that included Tony's run. It was very exciting!

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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by JillyJill » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:16 pm

Tony is doing GREAT!

(Couldn't resist)

No - really - he is being just the right level of gutsy and prudent. I'm so excited for him!

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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by ElendilPickle » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:29 pm

Hey y'all, I got the official producer's OK, so I can now share this:

I will be a contestant on Millionaire's Second Chance Week, which airs November 9-13. :D

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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by dhkendall » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:55 pm

ElendilPickle wrote:Hey y'all, I got the official producer's OK, so I can now share this:

I will be a contestant on Millionaire's Second Chance Week, which airs November 9-13. :D
Congrats! I don't get Millionaire here (at least not last time I checked) but i'll be rooting for you nonetheless!
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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by Winchell Factor » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:08 am

ElendilPickle wrote:Hey y'all, I got the official producer's OK, so I can now share this:

I will be a contestant on Millionaire's Second Chance Week, which airs November 9-13. :D
EXCELLENT!

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Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

Post by ElendilPickle » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:56 am

Winchell Factor wrote:
ElendilPickle wrote:Hey y'all, I got the official producer's OK, so I can now share this:

I will be a contestant on Millionaire's Second Chance Week, which airs November 9-13. :D
EXCELLENT!
My reaction when I got the call was :o :shock: :lol:

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