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The 7 - Random - Super Millionaire set to go... and NBC is Mark Burnett's best friend.
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Teppan-Yaki
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#1 Posted on 21.2.04 1540.13
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A) Since no one has posted about it -- Super Millionaire premieres tomorrow night at 9/8 Central. I'm stoked, personally. Phone-in qualifying's back, the fastest finger's back, no celebrities -- back to basics with some twists involved. I've actually switched from Wheel for now (when my daughter gets about a year older, the colors will be fun for her) to Millionaire; I actually can tolerate Meredith Vieria.

B) NBC is gambling on boxing, as they bought the rights to The Contender, which is produced by the combo of Burnett, Sylvester Stallone and Dreamworks. It'll be interesting, but I don't know about its chances only because of the black eye that boxing's received recently.
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#2 Posted on 21.2.04 1639.33
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I am also anixous to see the new Super Millionaire. The piewife and I have been trying to qualify, but I have only gotten to the fifth question once and totally blew it. So, I won't be on the show Sunday. Maybe later in the week, though...
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#3 Posted on 21.2.04 1933.26
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I'm actually ineligible, but I'll still play to play.

I've been up to the fourth question twice, and then tank.
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#4 Posted on 21.2.04 2020.47
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    Originally posted by pieman
    I am also anixous to see the new Super Millionaire. The piewife and I have been trying to qualify, but I have only gotten to the fifth question once and totally blew it. So, I won't be on the show Sunday. Maybe later in the week, though...






Its worth Pieman qualifying if only for the Drunken DEAN lifeline. 'I don't care if you can win 10 million dollars, I'm drinking a new beer and watching Kabuki fight Jimmy Valiant for Paul Jones love and Abdullah the Butcher's tits.'
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#5 Posted on 22.2.04 0309.02
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There are apparently two new lifelines: one is to ask a 'panel of experts,' which is three people in a sequestered room, and the other is to flatout get a second chance on a question.

The only problem with this 'super millionaire' is that nobody's going to have the balls to actually try for the $10 million. Everyone in their right mind would walk away beforehand without risking losing literally millions of dollars....it's the difference between being set for life and having the next two generations of your family being set for life.
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#6 Posted on 22.2.04 0315.35
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    There are apparently two new lifelines: one is to ask a 'panel of experts,' which is three people in a sequestered room, and the other is to flatout get a second chance on a question.


I've heard that this "panel of experts" contains former Millionaire big winners, including your IRS Agent and mine, John Carpenter.

I wonder if this second chance can be invoked before or after the question. Maybe you have to say "I'm gonna use my Second Chance and say B, final answer." If the answer is A, then you get a second chance, but if it's B, the second chance is gone. That sounds pretty cheap, but I wouldn't put it past ABC.
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#7 Posted on 22.2.04 0900.24
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Well, I can't think of any other way a second chance would work. Because you have forever and a day to decide, you really have all the second chances you need to try and get a read out of Regis until you say final answer.

If they REALLY wanted to spice up Millionare, they should've put a shot clock in. THAT was the worst thing about the first run is that they could just sit there and talk about how when they were six they used to know the name of the wagon they had, or some crap like that. I mean, even the World Poker Tour, a game that has a lot more thinking and decision making, insistuted a 60 second shot clock in their championship.
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#8 Posted on 22.2.04 1104.09
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    Originally posted by Teppan-Yaki
    I'm actually ineligible, but I'll still play to play.



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#9 Posted on 22.2.04 1746.23
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Nope, work for a company that has ABC affiliates. That, more or less, kills my chance for any game show. Right now, I would think the only game I could be on is The Price is Right.

One more thing about "Double Dip" (second chance) -- if you go Double Dipping, you CANNOT leave. You must risk your money. However, you could 50/50 and then Double Dip, therefore guaranteeing money.
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#10 Posted on 22.2.04 1754.55
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    Originally posted by Teppan-Yaki
    Nope, work for a company that has ABC affiliates. That, more or less, kills my chance for any game show. Right now, I would think the only game I could be on is The Price is Right.


Is that counting syndicated games? If I ever have to take a job that means I can't be on Jeopardy, I'll tell them to shove it up their asses. I could earn enough money to retire on Jeopardy, now that they've done away with the 5 days and out rule.
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#11 Posted on 23.2.04 0424.48
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    Originally posted by gugs
      Originally posted by Big Bad
      There are apparently two new lifelines: one is to ask a 'panel of experts,' which is three people in a sequestered room, and the other is to flatout get a second chance on a question.


    I've heard that this "panel of experts" contains former Millionaire big winners, including your IRS Agent and mine, John Carpenter.

    I wonder if this second chance can be invoked before or after the question. Maybe you have to say "I'm gonna use my Second Chance and say B, final answer." If the answer is A, then you get a second chance, but if it's B, the second chance is gone. That sounds pretty cheap, but I wouldn't put it past ABC.


That 'panel of experts' lifeline is called the Three Wise Men. That, along with the Double Dip lifeline, can only be used at the Five Hundred Thousand Dollar ($500,000) level or above (Questions 11-15).

    Originally posted by Teppan-Yaki
    Nope, work for a company that has ABC affiliates. That, more or less, kills my chance for any game show. Right now, I would think the only game I could be on is The Price is Right.

    One more thing about "Double Dip" (second chance) -- if you go Double Dipping, you CANNOT leave. You must risk your money. However, you could 50/50 and then Double Dip, therefore guaranteeing money.


Yeah, I imagine that if a contestant still had his 50/50 and his Double Dip by the final question, it would really be pretty anti-climactic.
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#12 Posted on 23.2.04 0730.05
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I ended up watching the show and was pretty impressed by the tough questions at the top level. Hope Bob from Ashtabula does well tonight - make Ohio proud!
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#13 Posted on 23.2.04 0940.31
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That Asian guy was the dumbest human being ever. I also hope Bob from Ohio does well.

Some of the questions were actually kind of hard.
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#14 Posted on 23.2.04 0944.12
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Now I wouldn't say that Todd Kim was the dumbest human being ever. He may not have been prudent in his use of lifelines, but I wouldn't say he was the "dumbest human being" ever.
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#15 Posted on 23.2.04 1314.55
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    Originally posted by samoth
    That Asian guy was the dumbest human being ever. I also hope Bob from Ohio does well.

    Some of the questions were actually kind of hard.


For a dumb guy, $500K is pretty damn good. His problem wasn't stupidity -- his problem was he was LETHARGIC. I hate to say it, but this is where a shot clock would have done wonders.

Regarding the questions -- of course they're going to be hard... they're not going to make getting even $1M easy.
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