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I loved the jboard inside joke! I was so torn between rooting for Steve and Megan because I like both of them as contestants. I bet everyone else, upon hearing, "seaborgium was so obvious!" is scratching their heads.

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econgator wrote:The Vatican is NOT an attraction in Rome.
Depends on what your definition of "in" is.
As a country located within the city limits of Roma it's indeed an unusual attraction "inside" Rome!
Loved the Tickling Megan! Sigh this show is sooo tough for challengers. Steve only hit 73%, on this board I pushed 78%. Top tens are tough lists.
What a cliffhanger, left us dangling on the last question with 2 Wrongs on the Board!!! I can't sleep tonight MRB!!! LOL good retroluck Boardie!

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So.... what's the thought/consensus of this trivia show lasting? Or is it "one and done"? I watched it a couple of times and have to admit that the longer I watched, the more the boredom quotient increased. :-)
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BADuBois wrote:So.... what's the thought/consensus of this trivia show lasting? Or is it "one and done"? I watched it a couple of times and have to admit that the longer I watched, the more the boredom quotient increased. :-)
Funny. I'm growing to like it. But I wish the challenger were more involved in the gameplay.

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Thanks for the appreciation. I'm surprised they left my whole seaborgium freak-out in. I was mostly just playing to the waiting contestants in the audience, who all could use a good laugh as this taping slogged to the end of the third day.

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BADuBois wrote:So.... what's the thought/consensus of this trivia show lasting? Or is it "one and done"? I watched it a couple of times and have to admit that the longer I watched, the more the boredom quotient increased. :-)
Not sure, tonight was a better episode, Megan sure brightened it up! The Boards were more interesting on Monday and lotta Pavlovs in there.
What the unwashed masses think of it, I've no idea. I really dislike the format of single player with challenger who wins nothing if fail to unseat the champ.
And Richard, you still gotta go bro, even tho you warmed up just a bit in Monday's programme, old chap! :P
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I laughed out loud at "seaborgium." You are highly entertaining on a show that drags A LOT, Megan. (Steve, you're doing great!)

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BADuBois wrote:So.... what's the thought/consensus of this trivia show lasting? Or is it "one and done"? I watched it a couple of times and have to admit that the longer I watched, the more the boredom quotient increased. :-)
In its current format, zero chance of continuing. They have to do something to make the challenger more meaningful.

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I also liked the "very learned" bit.

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Robert K S wrote:I also liked the "very learned" bit.
I was hoping she'd follow it up with "He's in a league of his own." or some such.

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Rafferty Barnes wrote:Thanks for the appreciation. I'm surprised they left my whole seaborgium freak-out in. I was mostly just playing to the waiting contestants in the audience, who all could use a good laugh as this taping slogged to the end of the third day.
Thought you did a great job with your limited role. This show has problems, but the contestants are shining. The Molly Bloom bit was great.
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I would definitely want to watch more episodes like tonight, but with some changes (more participation from the challenger, like everyone else has said). I thought tonight was much faster paced, Quest was much less annoying, and it was just overall more enjoyable - the chemistry between the contestant and the challenger may have contributed to that as well.

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NYCScribbler wrote:"Which one are you kicking yourself for missing?"

"Seaborgium, of course!"

And I died laughing.

{edited to explain the joke, sort of}
I was watching as my DVR recorded the show, while dh was watching in the living room. The computer had about a five-minute delay, so when I cracked up and yelled, "Seaborgium!" dh had no idea why.

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econgator wrote:
BADuBois wrote:So.... what's the thought/consensus of this trivia show lasting? Or is it "one and done"? I watched it a couple of times and have to admit that the longer I watched, the more the boredom quotient increased. :-)
In its current format, zero chance of continuing. They have to do something to make the challenger more meaningful.
It's no juggernaut, but I gather the ratings have been respectable for a summer series -
Though once again the emphasis depends on whom you read-


TV Ratings Friday: 'The Messengers' Flat as '500 Questions' Goes Lower
TVbytheNumbers‎ - 2 days ago
On ABC, 500 Questions earned a 0.8 adults 18-49 down two tenths from yesterday's 1.0 ...
"500 Questions" Earns ABC's Best Summer Rating in its Slot Since August 2013
The Futon Critic‎ - 3 days ago

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MDaunt wrote:
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5. I am pretty sure it is mathematically provable that one should always lead in battles, so there's another fake strategy piece.
Not if there's two obvious easy answers. Then you should always go second.

ETA. I'm not sure that makes sense. It did when I wrote it, but now...
You don't know how many obvious answers there will be when you are making the choice.

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Rex Kramer wrote:
Bamaman wrote:You do not know what the list is until you decide who goes first.
True, but you can sometimes have a pretty good guess. I was not the only person in the studio to predict that what the Sci-Fi battle was going to be about.

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Rafferty Barnes wrote:Thanks for the appreciation. I'm surprised they left my whole seaborgium freak-out in. I was mostly just playing to the waiting contestants in the audience, who all could use a good laugh as this taping slogged to the end of the third day.
The great thing is that the joke works for the broad audience ("obviously" ironic!) as well as for the 1337 who know it was not ironic at all.

Also, how many people have the bragging rights that they harassed the host of the game show on which they were contestants? :D

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jeff6286 wrote:Why do you think the first contestant had to be chosen randomly? Do you think any of these contestants are being chosen randomly? WWTBAM puts on whatever players it feels like, right? if MSQ was allowed to send up the same contestants multiple times, I don't see how this should would be prevented from choosing the order of its players.
I was basing it on what I know about S&P on J!, where matchups are done randomly among the contestants selected for the taping day(s). If that is a requirement on J!, where matches are inherently fair, it seems it would have to be on this show, where they are inherently biased. WWTBAM is not analogous because each contestant is playing alone. I didn't watch MSQ and don't know anything about it except that a great guy won a lot of money on it.

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econgator wrote:
Robert K S wrote:I also liked the "very learned" bit.
I was hoping she'd follow it up with "He's in a league of his own." or some such.

Darn it, why didn't I think of that! They did edit out the little "I see what you did there!" move Steve did after I said it.

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