Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

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talkingaway wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:54 am
How they have a group of "Master Minds" on the show but didn't figure out out to fix the final round until season 2 is beyond me, but I'm glad they did it. Maybe they just were worried that they'd have boring contestants, so they needed filler instead of interviews.
Oh, yeah, that's the other thing that bugs me ... at least hold the interviews after the first round so all 3 get to participate. I mean, you made it to the show, they might as well read your story, and 3 of those don't take much longer than 2.

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One loophole with liking the 4th round changes for this season is when a Master Mind or contestant does not perform up to snuff and the round ends before all 5 Qs are seen.

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One loophole with liking the 4th round changes for this season is when a Master Mind or contestant does not perform up to snuff and the round ends before all 5 Qs are seen.
A small price to pay.

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Did they cut a question out of each of the first two rounds today?

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Did they cut a question out of each of the first two rounds today?
Nope, full 7 for round 1 as the leader had 600 and missed the pizza. Normal five in the next round for no shortcuts on material.

Not good for me today matching the Master Mind in the bonus round for the same guy jailed and the (knew it was wrong and could not pull the right name) non-photographer.

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Not good for me today matching the Master Mind in the bonus round for the same guy jailed and the (knew it was wrong and could not pull the right name) non-photographer.
Yeah, that was a tough round. I know Dix is a nurse, so I knew Ken was wrong, but didn't have the correct name to pull. I did get the voting question, though.

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econgator wrote:
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MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:36 pm
Not good for me today matching the Master Mind in the bonus round for the same guy jailed and the (knew it was wrong and could not pull the right name) non-photographer.
Yeah, that was a tough round. I know Dix is a nurse, so I knew Ken was wrong, but didn't have the correct name to pull. I did get the voting question, though.
I was able to pull Lange, and ended up beating Ken 3-2. I missed Krampus, but got one of the other ones he got wrong (forget what it was now).

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econgator wrote:
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Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:36 pm
Not good for me today matching the Master Mind in the bonus round for the same guy jailed and the (knew it was wrong and could not pull the right name) non-photographer.
Yeah, that was a tough round. I know Dix is a nurse, so I knew Ken was wrong, but didn't have the correct name to pull. I did get the voting question, though.
I was able to pull Lange, and ended up beating Ken 3-2. I missed Krampus, but got one of the other ones he got wrong (forget what it was now).
I don't like quoting myself, but ... After I posted this, I was reading the newspaper and there was a whole column about ... Krampus.

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Could it be possible that there are NO $10k winners this entire season? That would be insane.
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
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Could it be possible that there are NO $10k winners this entire season? That would be insane.
That was my thought after tonight's game as I expected one after ten shows. Perhaps GSN is showing in order? The taping pool did not expand from last season and the better players already competed? Players capable of winning said no thank you to taping during these pandemic times? My guess is the number of $10K winning shows is fewer than 9 and they have to be spread out more.

Let's say 5/65 episodes for one out of 13, so we'll see one next week. My schedule shows new eps. 12/21-23 though not on CE or CD. It's the same the following week with no new eps. on NYE or NYD.

Weird first round with a Master Mind not being able to match Evita to a country with multiple choice and two regulars did not know the galvanizing metal. :o

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Stats through the 12/14/20 week:
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Appearances
Jonathan: 10
Ken: 10
Muffy: 10

Bonus Round Outright Wins
Ken: 5
Muffy: 3
Jonathan: 1

Bonus Round Losses
None

Bonus Round Ties
Ken: 1 (Contestant Missed Tiebreaker)

Master Mind Bonus Round Percentage Correct
Ken: .778 (6 times) (Played 27 out of possible 30 questions)
Jonathan: .600 (1 time) (Played 5 out of possible 5 questions)
Muffy: .533 (3 times) (Played 15 out of possible 15 questions)

Bonus Round 5/5 by Master Mind
Ken: 1

Bonus Round 4/4 by Master Mind
Ken: 1

Bonus Round 3/3 by Master Mind
Ken: 1

Bonus Round Wins By Contestant
None

Master Mind Wins Against Other Master Minds
Ken: 6
Muffy: 3
Jonathan: 1

Master Mind Eliminated After Second Round
Jonathan: 6
Ken: 2
Muffy: 2

Master Mind Runner-Up Against Other Master Minds
Muffy: 5
Jonathan: 3
Ken: 2

Average 3-Round Score Per Appearance
Muffy: 3520
Ken: 3410
Jonathan: 1530

Highest Scores by Master Minds through 3 Rounds
Muffy: 7200
Ken: 5700
Jonathan: 4100

Master Mind Wins from Left Position
6

Master MInd Wins from Center Position
3

Master Mind Wins from Right Position
1

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Jonathan forgot to mention Sri Lanka in terms of countries that use the Rupee.

Disappointed with Ken for missing Strasbourg. The European Parliament HQ building is one of my favorite buildings in the world.

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On the basketball court I have missed gimme layups. It was nice to see there was no problem to kiss one off the backboard for the last Q of the show.

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Weird little quirk in my guide data - I'm pretty sure they called yesterday's show season 2 episode 11, and tomorrow's show episode 13, with today's episode being labelled "season 1 episode 0". Normally, that wouldn't faze me, as maybe they taped today's episode as a "test pilot" reboot with the new COVID guidelines and (slightly) altered final round format. And, while the show is technically serialized like J! because of the potential for defending champions, they're rare enough that they can scramble the episodes.

But....he won, which means continuity-wise, he has to come back "tomorrow". What's up with the episode numbering? My best guess would be that the contestant in the pilot DID win, and they just brought him back literally the next day, if they only taped the one pilot episode as a test run. And maybe he wasn't available the next taping day, so they had him come back later in the week.

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talkingaway wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:38 pm
What's up with the episode numbering? My best guess would be that the contestant in the pilot DID win, and they just brought him back literally the next day, if they only taped the one pilot episode as a test run. And maybe he wasn't available the next taping day, so they had him come back later in the week.
My best guess is that the guide data got screwed up somewhere along the line, which is the Occam's Razor explanation.

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Stats through the 12/21/20 week (3 games only this week):
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Appearances
Jonathan: 13
Ken: 13
Muffy: 13

Bonus Round Outright Wins
Ken: 6
Muffy: 4
Jonathan: 1

Bonus Round Losses
None

Bonus Round Ties
Ken: 2 (Contestant Missed Tiebreaker & Contestant Correct on Tiebreaker)

Master Mind Bonus Round Percentage Correct
Ken: .730 (8 times) (Played 37 out of possible 40 questions)
Jonathan: .600 (1 time) (Played 5 out of possible 5 questions)
Muffy: .579 (4 times) (Played 19 out of possible 20 questions)

Bonus Round 5/5 by Master Mind
Ken: 1

Bonus Round 4/4 by Master Mind
Ken: 1

Bonus Round 3/3 by Master Mind
Ken: 1

Bonus Round Wins By Contestant
12/22/20 - Tyler (3-3 tiebreaker against Ken)

Master Mind Wins Against Other Master Minds
Ken: 8
Muffy: 4
Jonathan: 1

Master Mind Eliminated After Second Round
Jonathan: 8
Muffy: 3
Ken: 2

Master Mind Runner-Up Against Other Master Minds
Muffy: 6
Jonathan: 4
Ken: 3

Average 3-Round Score Per Appearance
Ken: 3423
Muffy: 3354
Jonathan: 1469

Highest Scores by Master Minds through 3 Rounds
Muffy: 7200
Ken: 5700
Jonathan: 4100

Master Mind Wins from Left Position
8

Master MInd Wins from Center Position
4

Master Mind Wins from Right Position
1

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The previous episode had the most epic contestant battle in Round 3. Monday's episode had the worst Round 3 for the contestants.

No surprise they didn't know the Endymion quote nor were willing to do the math for Quincentennial, but Frank Capra and Wine are ones they should have known.
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For the "From hell's heart, I stab at thee..." question, I'm counting my answer of
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For the "From hell's heart, I stab at thee..." question, I'm counting my answer of
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Khan Noonian Singh
I started there with you, though I also managed to work my way to the expected answer.

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econgator wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:38 pm
For the "From hell's heart, I stab at thee..." question, I'm counting my answer of
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Khan Noonian Singh
I started there with you, though I also managed to work my way to the expected answer.
I wonder what the connection is between Star Trek and Moby-Dick - in First Contact Picard (mis)quotes from the book as well.
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