Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

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djdest

6,542 posts

123 months

Sunday 6th May 2018
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They’re really taking the piss with the adverts

nicanary

6,809 posts

91 months

Sunday 6th May 2018
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Quiz shows just reinforce my opinion that people know nothing these days. I can answer all of these questions - why do contestants struggle so much ?

It's the snowflake thing all over - schools don't teach facts any more. Imagine Bubbles from Little Britain - " A-stars for EVERYONE!"

PS the phone-a-friend has been a waste of time on this series.

DoubleD

8,869 posts

53 months

Sunday 6th May 2018
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nicanary said:
Quiz shows just reinforce my opinion that people know nothing these days. I can answer all of these questions - why do contestants struggle so much ?

It's the snowflake thing all over - schools don't teach facts any more. Imagine Bubbles from Little Britain - " A-stars for EVERYONE!"

PS the phone-a-friend has been a waste of time on this series.
The funny thing is the contestants say exactly the same. Maybe you should give it a go?

You are blaming snow flakes and schools not teaching facts anymore, so then how do you explain the fact that the lady was far too old to have recently been to school?!

stuartmmcfc

6,927 posts

137 months

Sunday 6th May 2018
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DoubleD said:
Land of Nod ha ha
I knew that straight away, I had to really think,about the stop sign though

ajprice

16,417 posts

141 months

Sunday 6th May 2018
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Just caught up on tonight's. The first guy was sharp, shame he used the lives up on the stop sign question. I did think before the shows started that ask the host would get 'i don't know' or a straight answer, but they ended up having a conversation about it and drawing shapes in the air hehe .

Kierkegaard

1,666 posts

43 months

Sunday 6th May 2018
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Why do I think the Daily Mail will have a field day about the Bunting ritual?

I vaguely remember him eating one as part of one of his late 90s non-car shows. Meet the neighbours?

..but it's 2018 now so everyone should be offended.

mcflurry

8,643 posts

198 months

Sunday 6th May 2018
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Kierkegaard said:
Why do I think the Daily Mail will have a field day about the Bunting ritual?

I vaguely remember him eating one as part of one of his late 90s non-car shows. Meet the neighbours?

..but it's 2018 now so everyone should be offended.
Axe and Wags ate one in Billions in this week's episode too so maybe extra complaints?

ajprice

16,417 posts

141 months

Sunday 6th May 2018
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Kierkegaard said:
Why do I think the Daily Mail will have a field day about the Bunting ritual?

I vaguely remember him eating one as part of one of his late 90s non-car shows. Meet the neighbours?

..but it's 2018 now so everyone should be offended.
I remember that too, it was Meet The Neighbours. Google says the bird part was in the France episode.

ChocolateFrog

5,629 posts

118 months

Sunday 6th May 2018
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Going home without using your lifelines is pretty stupid.

The only one that might have got me was the B9 as I thought Riboflavin before it came up.

nicanary

6,809 posts

91 months

Monday 7th May 2018
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DoubleD said:
nicanary said:
Quiz shows just reinforce my opinion that people know nothing these days. I can answer all of these questions - why do contestants struggle so much ?

It's the snowflake thing all over - schools don't teach facts any more. Imagine Bubbles from Little Britain - " A-stars for EVERYONE!"

PS the phone-a-friend has been a waste of time on this series.
The funny thing is the contestants say exactly the same. Maybe you should give it a go?

You are blaming snow flakes and schools not teaching facts anymore, so then how do you explain the fact that the lady was far too old to have recently been to school?!
I get your point. My brother was a teacher all his life and always defended modern teaching methods. It's not what you know, but how you apply your knowledge, apparently. Still amazes me when people don't know who Churchill was, or an approximate century of the Spanish Armada.

I have tried to get on the show, but I believe the best way is literally hundreds of applications - quite honestly I couldn't be a*sed. You have to wade through all the "tell us something you have done which you are proud of" and "tell us a witty anecdote about your life" and all that palaver, none of which is necessary. WTF don't they just select some applicants at random by computer?

Fairly recently I got a call on my mobile whilst driving. It was The Million-Pound Drop. They were having auditions in Belfast, my selected venue. I explained that I was driving (I was on a ring-road, no stopping) and didn't fancy losing my licence, but the girl still prattled on. As it happened my selected partner was my daughter and she was away in Cambridge, and the audition was in 2 days time. They asked me to nominate another partner, and by then I was p^ssed off with them. Told them to forget it. Makes you wonder whether I would also lose my cool in the pressure of the studio.

ajprice

16,417 posts

141 months

Monday 7th May 2018
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nicanary said:
Fairly recently I got a call on my mobile whilst driving. It was The Million-Pound Drop. They were having auditions in Belfast, my selected venue. I explained that I was driving (I was on a ring-road, no stopping) and didn't fancy losing my licence, but the girl still prattled on. As it happened my selected partner was my daughter and she was away in Cambridge, and the audition was in 2 days time. They asked me to nominate another partner, and by then I was p^ssed off with them. Told them to forget it. Makes you wonder whether I would also lose my cool in the pressure of the studio.
That starts today, but it's a 4pm weekday daytime quiz now, and it's £100k, not a million http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-05-04/when-...

Jasandjules

63,014 posts

174 months

Monday 7th May 2018
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ajprice said:
That starts today, but it's a 4pm weekday daytime quiz now, and it's £100k, not a million http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-05-04/when-...
And they say Brexit hasn't devalued the pound.... wink

FiF

35,654 posts

196 months

Monday 7th May 2018
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I'm quite enjoying this, Clarkson as ever is showing himself not to be the one trick pony that the haters on the Top Gear/Grand Tour threads are always claiming.

There seems to be some time pressure on the contestants, definitely a bit of chivvying at times from JC, then immediately followed by an apologetic it's your money, take your time sort of thing.

Regarding contestants being thick and making poor choices, it has to be the pressure of the spot light. For example the Diesel question, ok she didn't know, fair enough, you know it or you don't, just a seconds logical thinking should have told her the obvious lifeline was Jeremy. Then there was the stop sign, again you know it off the top or you don't, easy to eliminate the two odd numbered side shapes, then draw out the two remaining ones in your mind, obviously not a hexagon, Tada!

On the other hand, and please don't crucify me for a PH Director "considerably richer than yew" type comment, as it's not intended as that, honest Guv, but I'm always made to feel thankful for my lot in life when I hear people on quiz shows describe what are to me quite small sums of money as life changing. Yes I'm fully aware that there are many folks on here that would scoff at a sum I might consider as "life changing", I'll say 10 million for the record. Fair enough, everyone has different circumstances, but to then take such a supposedly "life changing" sum and take the kids to Disney. Just no. Yes I am being snobby, apologies, but just being honest.

QuartzDad

719 posts

67 months

Monday 7th May 2018
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You won't be able to see anything else now.....


djdest

6,542 posts

123 months

Monday 7th May 2018
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Regarding the above and applying for shows, my mate got through various stages of getting onto Wipeout. He said it was a joke though, they weren’t remotely interested in how good you were on the actual course, just how much of a dick you could make of yourself

cuprabob

7,885 posts

159 months

Monday 7th May 2018
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djdest said:
Regarding the above and applying for shows, my mate got through various stages of getting onto Wipeout. He said it was a joke though, they weren’t remotely interested in how good you were on the actual course, just how much of a dick you could make of yourself
You mean like as if it was an entertainment show smile


Edited by cuprabob on Monday 7th May 14:20

ezi

1,716 posts

131 months

Monday 7th May 2018
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djdest said:
Regarding the above and applying for shows, my mate got through various stages of getting onto Wipeout. He said it was a joke though, they weren’t remotely interested in how good you were on the actual course, just how much of a dick you could make of yourself
I personally know of a contestant who got on Countdown a couple of years ago and he's honestly the biggest pillock I've ever met in my life. As predicted he did appallingly bad but still got a lot of camera time.

nicanary

6,809 posts

91 months

Monday 7th May 2018
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OT, but the new series of £100k Drop has harder questions than previous series IMHO. Glad I missed the auditon.

Pericoloso

40,351 posts

108 months

Monday 7th May 2018
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I watched this last night,it's no better,or worse than the Tarrant years but the 'ask Jeremy "

lifeline is funny.

Pericoloso

40,351 posts

108 months

Monday 7th May 2018
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The lady on millionaire last night,I couldn't believe she didn't know that UNICEF starts with

United Nations etc,not universal or union.