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ABC Plays Keepaway

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triviawayne wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:21 pm
told ya they'd do it:

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2020 ... 0108abc12/
Well, except that you can't be a contestant ...

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We'd be better off without another celebrity version of this show.

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The idea of letting millionaires play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire doesn't sit right with me. Like, if there should be one precondition for being a contestant, it should be not already being a millionaire.

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I wonder if this will be a trial balloon for a potential re-launch of WWTBAM? I wouldn't be unhappy to see it come back and maybe not filmed in a quonset hut on the LV strip.

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Woof wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:04 pm
I wonder if this will be a trial balloon for a potential re-launch of WWTBAM? I wouldn't be unhappy to see it come back and maybe not filmed in a quonset hut on the LV strip.
Given how much they paid me, I could deal with the Quonset hut.

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Robert K S wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:01 pm
The idea of letting millionaires play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire doesn't sit right with me. Like, if there should be one precondition for being a contestant, it should be not already being a millionaire.
So should J not be giving a million dollars this week to a contestant who has already won a million dollars?
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I'm still irritated with them. I got to the third audition stage a couple summers ago, was told I was being recommended to go on the show, and never heard another word.

Thanks for indulging my baseless complaining. :lol:
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Robert K S wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:01 pm
The idea of letting millionaires play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire doesn't sit right with me. Like, if there should be one precondition for being a contestant, it should be not already being a millionaire.
I agree.

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Woof wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:04 pm
I wonder if this will be a trial balloon for a potential re-launch of WWTBAM? I wouldn't be unhappy to see it come back and maybe not filmed in a quonset hut on the LV strip.
I'm sure it will be back with real contestants, but in prime time for a few weeks in the summer, like the rest of their game show lineup. Possibly even this summer, but my opinion is this year would be unlikely.
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Right now I'm wondering about fastest finger and if the first ten questions are gonna be super-softballs like previous celebrity editions. Considering they can have help, I really hope not.
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triviawayne wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:13 pm
Right now I'm wondering about fastest finger and if the first ten questions are gonna be super-softballs like previous celebrity editions. Considering they can have help, I really hope not.
I can't imagine they are going to bring back the fastest finger first. I would have never predicted they would bring this back so soon...

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triviawayne wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:11 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:01 pm
The idea of letting millionaires play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire doesn't sit right with me. Like, if there should be one precondition for being a contestant, it should be not already being a millionaire.
So should J not be giving a million dollars this week to a contestant who has already won a million dollars?
They didn't name the tourney "Who wants to be a Jeopardy! millionaire?"...

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I don’t mind an occasional celebrity episode but to bring it back just for them is crazy.

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triviawayne wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:11 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:01 pm
The idea of letting millionaires play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire doesn't sit right with me. Like, if there should be one precondition for being a contestant, it should be not already being a millionaire.
So should J not be giving a million dollars this week to a contestant who has already won a million dollars?
Jeopardy! is not titled Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Edit: thanks Volante, didn't see your post first

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Yes, bring it back for non-celebs and definitely make contestants from Regis' run eligible again. I've got some unfinished business to take care of!

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Robert K S wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:01 pm
The idea of letting millionaires play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire doesn't sit right with me. Like, if there should be one precondition for being a contestant, it should be not already being a millionaire.
A fun version would be if they used billionaires instead, and they all competed to avoid having 99.9% of their wealth taken away.

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Robert K S wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:21 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:11 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:01 pm
The idea of letting millionaires play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire doesn't sit right with me. Like, if there should be one precondition for being a contestant, it should be not already being a millionaire.
So should J not be giving a million dollars this week to a contestant who has already won a million dollars?
Jeopardy! is not titled Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Edit: thanks Volante, didn't see your post first
I really gotta get some sleep... this three jobs thing isn’t doing me any good.

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:40 pm
Yes, bring it back for non-celebs and definitely make contestants from Regis' run eligible again. I've got some unfinished business to take care of!
I hadn't realized that you'd been on. Ouch!

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Woof wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:24 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:40 pm
Yes, bring it back for non-celebs and definitely make contestants from Regis' run eligible again. I've got some unfinished business to take care of!
I hadn't realized that you'd been on. Ouch!
I got a trip to New York out of it for me and my wife plus $1,000 so I really can't complain too much. But not gonna lie that it would have been nice to make a whole lot more!

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