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Avanti un [[ExcitedShowTitle Altro!]] is an Italian GameShow, where the goal is to be the contestant that has banked the most money at the end of the show.

Wait a second... that's all? There ''has'' to be a twist somewhere...

Yes, there is. It's [[VarietyShow what else]] that happens on the show

In a normal round, the contestant is asked four questions with two answers each from a category. If the contestant can get three out of the four, they get to pick a scroll from a carousel, which contain various denominations of cash (and some other stuff, [[TicTacDough we'll explain those when we get to them]]) that gets added to their bank. After each round, the contestant can choose to risk their money and play on (failing to answer the required number of questions results in elimination), or stop and move to the Champion's Chair, where their current total becomes the score to beat by other contestants (who can steal away control by getting a higher total and stopping).

Of course, what's a game show involving mystery envelopes without ''something'' dangerous hidden amongst them? There's Lo Iettatore (The "Jinx", which takes away all of the player's money, and forces them to answer a question from Lo Iettatore to stay in the game), La Pariglia ("Duel", where the contestant faces off against the current Champion on one question: if the challenger wins, the Champion is eliminated and the challenger steals all their money. If the champion wins, the challenger is eliminated), and "[[TitleDrop Avanti un Altro!]]", which results in instant elimination.

In the name of fun, the main game also features frequent [[RandomEncounter random encounters]] with various characters. Things might be normal one round, but then the next might involve identifying a movie scene performed in Chinese, or having to play "[[DavidLetterman Will it Float?]]" with the [[MadScientist Mad]] [[GratuitousGerman German]] [[MadScientist Scientist]]! Or, you may receive a visit from someone who will offer you a free massage ''and'' [[DoubleTheDollars double the euros]]. Any other RandomEncounter lets you switch out your chosen scroll for another (hopefully of higher value) if you get their bonus question right. (Get it wrong, though, and you're gone.) [[http://www.bothersbar.co.uk/?page_id=6356 Bothers Bar sums up the experience thoroughly]].

Whoever is the champion at the end of the game goes on to play what is most likely the most diabolical BonusRound since the [[WinningLines Wonderwall]] for a chance to win up to 100,000, plus their in-game bank. All in all, the combination of comedy, musical antics, and a rather solid game adds up to create what could probably be considered the most intentionally crazy game show ever created.
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!!GameShowTropes in use:
* AllOrNothing: The chance of getting less than three questions correct/missing a RandomEncounter character's bonus question or picking a {{Whammy}} scroll add risk to the ordeal on every single round. Not only that, but even the night's winner can ([[NintendoHard and probably will]]) go home empty-handed if they lose the BonusRound.
* BonusRound: It's so ridiculous that it makes the [[{{Whew}} average]] [[Series/{{Blackout}} Jay Wolpert]] production look ''sane'' you get 2 minutes and 30 seconds to answer 21 more A/B questions in a row ''[[NowDoItAgainBackwards incorrectly]]''. If you answer correctly or take too long to answer, you have to go right back to the beginning and start over (thankfully, you ''don't'' have to wait for the question to be completed before answering). Succeed and you win 100,000 plus the money you banked in the main game; if time expires, the contestant gets 100 seconds to try again for just 100,000 (the prize goes down by 1,000 every second). Once the cash countdown hits 50,000 (50 seconds), the contestant can [[PressXToNotDie stop the clock]] by breaking a [[RuleOfCool beam of light]]. When they do that, they get one last chance to finish the chain from the beginning, and if they fail, they go home with nothing. It ''is'' indeed possible to win, but it's NintendoHard at that.
* BonusSpace: The aforementioned RandomEncounter mechanic above. In fact, the aforementioned massage girl is actually named Ms. Bonus. There's a Mr. Bonus, too.
* CarriedByTheHost: More like carried by the ''cast'': the contributions of the host, co-host, and every character/guest are what makes this show so unique.
* [[DoubleTheDollars Double the Euros]]: If Mr. or Ms. Bonus shows up (and they each will usually show up OnceAnEpisode), you play a normal round. Win that round and get money on that scroll pick, and it's doubled.
* MysteryBox: The scrolls.
* Personnel
** TheAnnouncer (in a way): Luca Laurenti, Bonolis's trusty sidekick and piano player.
** GameShowHost: Paolo Bonolis on the original, well known as the host of the pioneering Italian version of ''Series/DealOrNoDeal''.
** LovelyAssistant: One is selected from the audience each episode. Also, a few of the RandomEncounter characters would count.
* SuddenDeath: La Pariglia, if someone's in the champion's chair. (If it's empty, it plays as a zero.) One question; the winner gets or keeps the champion's chair, the loser's out of the game. Oh, by the way, a wrong answer is an auto-loss, and the current champ gets the advantage of winning if nobody rings in.
* {{Whammy}}: Both the Lo Iettatore ''and'' Avanti un Altro scrolls; only the former offers a chance to stay in the game, however.
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!!This series provides examples of:
* ApocalypseNot: The December 22, 2012 episode celebrated their apparent "survival" of the Mayan Apocalypse.
* BigRedButton: The way the contestants buzz in if there's a duel in play. Also, rather than giving it to the contestant in the BonusRound, it's controlled by the host to start and stop the clock.
* CatchPhrase: Of sorts. "Non può più sbagliare!", often said by the host after a contestant's first incorrect answer during a regular round, means "You cannot make [another] mistake."
* FanRemake: The podcast [[http://www.fifty50show.com/ Fifty 50]] (who, among others, has involvement with the author of Bother's Bar) does a segment with an English version of the bonus round as "21 Questions Wrong".
* FunnyForeigner: A good number of the characters certainly play up their ethnicity for comical effect.
* GratuitousEnglish: One of the categories on the Italian version is "English Lesson", which is a normal round played in English. (On an Italian-language show, obviously.)
* [[MrFanservice Mr. and]] [[MsFanservice Ms. Fanservice]]: Mr. and Ms. Bonus. They come out once an episode (usually) and act as masseuses/eye candy to the contestant for one round.
* RuleOfCool: Most shows would use a BigRedButton to allow the contestant to bail out in their bonus round. Not here. This show uses a big ol' laser beam shooting into the sky that you just stick your hand in.
* SwappedRoles: The last episode of the 2012-13 edition has this for the RandomEncounter characters. Including [[{{Squick}} The]] MadScientist [[WholesomeCrossdresser as]] [[BrainBleach the]] HotTeacher.
* TitleDrop: The way the host calls the next contestant forward. Incidentally, "Avanti un Altro!" means, roughly, "another one forward!"
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Avanti un [[ExcitedShowTitle Altro!]] is an Italian GameShow, where the goal is to be the contestant that has banked the most money at the end of the show.

Wait a second... that's all? There ''has'' to be a twist somewhere...

Yes, there is. It's [[VarietyShow what else]] that happens on the show

In a normal round, the contestant is asked four questions with two answers each from a category. If the contestant can get three out of the four, they get to pick a scroll from a carousel, which contain various denominations of cash (and some other stuff, [[TicTacDough we'll explain those when we get to them]]) that gets added to their bank. After each round, the contestant can choose to risk their money and play on (failing to answer the required number of questions results in elimination), or stop and move to the Champion's Chair, where their current total becomes the score to beat by other contestants (who can steal away control by getting a higher total and stopping).

Of course, what's a game show involving mystery envelopes without ''something'' dangerous hidden amongst them? There's Lo Iettatore (The "Jinx", which takes away all of the player's money, and forces them to answer a question from Lo Iettatore to stay in the game), La Pariglia ("Duel", where the contestant faces off against the current Champion on one question: if the challenger wins, the Champion is eliminated and the challenger steals all their money. If the champion wins, the challenger is eliminated), and "[[TitleDrop Avanti un Altro!]]", which results in instant elimination.

In the name of fun, the main game also features frequent [[RandomEncounter random encounters]] with various characters. Things might be normal one round, but then the next might involve identifying a movie scene performed in Chinese, or having to play "[[DavidLetterman Will it Float?]]" with the [[MadScientist Mad]] [[GratuitousGerman German]] [[MadScientist Scientist]]! Or, you may receive a visit from someone who will offer you a free massage ''and'' [[DoubleTheDollars double the euros]]. Any other RandomEncounter lets you switch out your chosen scroll for another (hopefully of higher value) if you get their bonus question right. (Get it wrong, though, and you're gone.) [[http://www.bothersbar.co.uk/?page_id=6356 Bothers Bar sums up the experience thoroughly]].

Whoever is the champion at the end of the game goes on to play what is most likely the most diabolical BonusRound since the [[WinningLines Wonderwall]] for a chance to win up to 100,000, plus their in-game bank. All in all, the combination of comedy, musical antics, and a rather solid game adds up to create what could probably be considered the most intentionally crazy game show ever created.
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!!GameShowTropes in use:
* AllOrNothing: The chance of getting less than three questions correct/missing a RandomEncounter character's bonus question or picking a {{Whammy}} scroll add risk to the ordeal on every single round. Not only that, but even the night's winner can ([[NintendoHard and probably will]]) go home empty-handed if they lose the BonusRound.
* BonusRound: It's so ridiculous that it makes the [[{{Whew}} average]] [[Series/{{Blackout}} Jay Wolpert]] production look ''sane'' you get 2 minutes and 30 seconds to answer 21 more A/B questions in a row ''[[NowDoItAgainBackwards incorrectly]]''. If you answer correctly or take too long to answer, you have to go right back to the beginning and start over (thankfully, you ''don't'' have to wait for the question to be completed before answering). Succeed and you win 100,000 plus the money you banked in the main game; if time expires, the contestant gets 100 seconds to try again for just 100,000 (the prize goes down by 1,000 every second). Once the cash countdown hits 50,000 (50 seconds), the contestant can [[PressXToNotDie stop the clock]] by breaking a [[RuleOfCool beam of light]]. When they do that, they get one last chance to finish the chain from the beginning, and if they fail, they go home with nothing. It ''is'' indeed possible to win, but it's NintendoHard at that.
* BonusSpace: The aforementioned RandomEncounter mechanic above. In fact, the aforementioned massage girl is actually named Ms. Bonus. There's a Mr. Bonus, too.
* CarriedByTheHost: More like carried by the ''cast'': the contributions of the host, co-host, and every character/guest are what makes this show so unique.
* [[DoubleTheDollars Double the Euros]]: If Mr. or Ms. Bonus shows up (and they each will usually show up OnceAnEpisode), you play a normal round. Win that round and get money on that scroll pick, and it's doubled.
* MysteryBox: The scrolls.
* Personnel
** TheAnnouncer (in a way): Luca Laurenti, Bonolis's trusty sidekick and piano player.
** GameShowHost: Paolo Bonolis on the original, well known as the host of the pioneering Italian version of ''Series/DealOrNoDeal''.
** LovelyAssistant: One is selected from the audience each episode. Also, a few of the RandomEncounter characters would count.
* SuddenDeath: La Pariglia, if someone's in the champion's chair. (If it's empty, it plays as a zero.) One question; the winner gets or keeps the champion's chair, the loser's out of the game. Oh, by the way, a wrong answer is an auto-loss, and the current champ gets the advantage of winning if nobody rings in.
* {{Whammy}}: Both the Lo Iettatore ''and'' Avanti un Altro scrolls; only the former offers a chance to stay in the game, however.
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!!This series provides examples of:
* ApocalypseNot: The December 22, 2012 episode celebrated their apparent "survival" of the Mayan Apocalypse.
* BigRedButton: The way the contestants buzz in if there's a duel in play. Also, rather than giving it to the contestant in the BonusRound, it's controlled by the host to start and stop the clock.
* CatchPhrase: Of sorts. "Non può più sbagliare!", often said by the host after a contestant's first incorrect answer during a regular round, means "You cannot make [another] mistake."
* FanRemake: The podcast [[http://www.fifty50show.com/ Fifty 50]] (who, among others, has involvement with the author of Bother's Bar) does a segment with an English version of the bonus round as "21 Questions Wrong".
* FunnyForeigner: A good number of the characters certainly play up their ethnicity for comical effect.
* GratuitousEnglish: One of the categories on the Italian version is "English Lesson", which is a normal round played in English. (On an Italian-language show, obviously.)
* [[MrFanservice Mr. and]] [[MsFanservice Ms. Fanservice]]: Mr. and Ms. Bonus. They come out once an episode (usually) and act as masseuses/eye candy to the contestant for one round.
* RuleOfCool: Most shows would use a BigRedButton to allow the contestant to bail out in their bonus round. Not here. This show uses a big ol' laser beam shooting into the sky that you just stick your hand in.
* SwappedRoles: The last episode of the 2012-13 edition has this for the RandomEncounter characters. Including [[{{Squick}} The]] MadScientist [[WholesomeCrossdresser as]] [[BrainBleach the]] HotTeacher.
* TitleDrop: The way the host calls the next contestant forward. Incidentally, "Avanti un Altro!" means, roughly, "another one forward!"
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22nd Oct '13 9:25:18 AM WarioBarker
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* BonusRound: It's so ridiculous that it makes the [[{{Whew}} average]] [[{{Series/Blackout}} Jay Wolpert]] production look ''sane'': you get 2 minutes and 30 seconds to answer 21 more A/B questions in a row ''[[NowDoItAgainBackwards incorrectly]]''. If you answer correctly or take too long to answer, you have to go right back to the beginning and start over (thankfully, you ''don't'' have to wait for the question to be completed before answering) Succeed and you win 100,000 plus the money you banked in the main game; if time expires, the contestant gets 100 seconds to try again for just 100,000 (the prize goes down by 1,000 every second). Once the cash countdown hits 50,000 (50 seconds), the contestant can [[PressXToNotDie stop the clock]] by breaking a [[RuleOfCool beam of light]]. When they do that, they get one last chance to finish the chain from the beginning, and if they fail, they go home with nothing. It ''is'' indeed possible to win, but it's NintendoHard at that.

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* BonusRound: It's so ridiculous that it makes the [[{{Whew}} average]] [[{{Series/Blackout}} [[Series/{{Blackout}} Jay Wolpert]] production look ''sane'': ''sane'' you get 2 minutes and 30 seconds to answer 21 more A/B questions in a row ''[[NowDoItAgainBackwards incorrectly]]''. If you answer correctly or take too long to answer, you have to go right back to the beginning and start over (thankfully, you ''don't'' have to wait for the question to be completed before answering) answering). Succeed and you win 100,000 plus the money you banked in the main game; if time expires, the contestant gets 100 seconds to try again for just 100,000 (the prize goes down by 1,000 every second). Once the cash countdown hits 50,000 (50 seconds), the contestant can [[PressXToNotDie stop the clock]] by breaking a [[RuleOfCool beam of light]]. When they do that, they get one last chance to finish the chain from the beginning, and if they fail, they go home with nothing. It ''is'' indeed possible to win, but it's NintendoHard at that.



* MysteryBox: The scrolls

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* MysteryBox: The scrollsscrolls.



** TheAnnouncer (in a way): Luca Laurenti, Bonolis's trusty sidekick and piano player.



** TheAnnouncer (in a way): Luca Laurenti, Bonolis's trusty sidekick and piano player



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* CatchPhrase: Of sorts: "Non può più sbagliare!" Often said by the host after a contestant's first incorrect answer during a regular round, it means, "You cannot make [another] mistake."
* FanRemake: The podcast [[http://www.fifty50show.com/ Fifty 50]] (who, among others, has involvement with the author of Bother's Bar) does a segment with an English version of the bonus round as "21 Questions Wrong"

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* CatchPhrase: Of sorts: sorts. "Non può più sbagliare!" Often sbagliare!", often said by the host after a contestant's first incorrect answer during a regular round, it means, means "You cannot make [another] mistake."
* FanRemake: The podcast [[http://www.fifty50show.com/ Fifty 50]] (who, among others, has involvement with the author of Bother's Bar) does a segment with an English version of the bonus round as "21 Questions Wrong"Wrong".



* GratuitousEnglish: One of the categories on the Italian version is "English Lesson", which is a normal round played in English. (On an Italian-language show, obviously)

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* GratuitousEnglish: One of the categories on the Italian version is "English Lesson", which is a normal round played in English. (On an Italian-language show, obviously)obviously.)



* SwappedRoles: The last episode of the 2012/2013 edition haves this for the RandomEncounter characters. Including [[{{Squick}} The]] MadScientist [[WholesomeCrossdresser as]] [[BrainBleach the]] HotTeacher.
* TitleDrop: The way the host calls the next contestant forward. Incidentally, "Avanti un Altro!" means, roughly, "another one forward!"

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* SwappedRoles: The last episode of the 2012/2013 2012-13 edition haves has this for the RandomEncounter characters. Including [[{{Squick}} The]] MadScientist [[WholesomeCrossdresser as]] [[BrainBleach the]] HotTeacher.
* TitleDrop: The way the host calls the next contestant forward. Incidentally, "Avanti un Altro!" means, roughly, "another one forward!"forward!"
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30th May '13 10:21:42 PM Lirodon
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Wait a second... that's all?

Actually, no. That's because the producers have managed to successfully make it a [[VarietyShow Variety]] Game Show.

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Wait a second... that's all?

Actually, no. That's because the producers have managed
all? There ''has'' to successfully make it be a twist somewhere...

Yes, there is. It's
[[VarietyShow Variety]] Game Show.
what else]] that happens on the show
15th Mar '13 10:10:12 PM Lirodon
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* FanRemake: The podcast [[http://www.fifty50show.com/ Fifty 50]] (who, among others, has involvement with the author of Bother's Bar) does a segment with an English version of the bonus round as "21 Questions Wrong"
10th Mar '13 11:11:49 AM PhantomDusclops92
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* SwappedRoles: The last episode of the 2012/2013 edition haves this for the RandomEncounter characters. Including [[{{Squick}} The]] MadScientist [[WholesomeCrossdresser as]] [[BrainBleach the]] HotTeacher.
7th Mar '13 3:12:24 PM Lirodon
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Avanti un [[ExcitedShowTitle Altro!]] is a ridiculous Italian GameShow that somehow manages to blend comedy, song, and game show into a harmonious experience so exquisite, that it's just plain ''begging'' for international versions! (well, it's made it to Spain, so far) The premise sounds rather simple; the goal is to be the contestant that has banked the most money at the end of the show.

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Avanti un [[ExcitedShowTitle Altro!]] is a ridiculous an Italian GameShow that somehow manages to blend comedy, song, and game show into a harmonious experience so exquisite, that it's just plain ''begging'' for international versions! (well, it's made it to Spain, so far) The premise sounds rather simple; GameShow, where the goal is to be the contestant that has banked the most money at the end of the show.
show.

Wait a second... that's all?

Actually, no. That's because the producers have managed to successfully make it a [[VarietyShow Variety]] Game Show.



Whoever is the champion at the end of the game goes on to play what is most likely the most diabolical BonusRound since the [[WinningLines Wonderwall]] for a chance to win up to 100,000, plus their in-game bank. All in all, every single element adds up to create what could probably be considered the most intentionally crazy game show ever created.

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Whoever is the champion at the end of the game goes on to play what is most likely the most diabolical BonusRound since the [[WinningLines Wonderwall]] for a chance to win up to 100,000, plus their in-game bank. All in all, every single element the combination of comedy, musical antics, and a rather solid game adds up to create what could probably be considered the most intentionally crazy game show ever created.
18th Jan '13 10:25:28 PM theduck87
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* CatchPhrase: Of sorts: "Non può più sbagliare!" Often said by the host after a contestant's first incorrect answer during a regular round, it means, "You cannot make [another] mistake."
15th Jan '13 4:17:33 PM Sheora
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** GameShowHost: Paolo Bonolis on the original, well known as the host of the pioneering Italian version of ''DealOrNoDeal''.

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** GameShowHost: Paolo Bonolis on the original, well known as the host of the pioneering Italian version of ''DealOrNoDeal''.''Series/DealOrNoDeal''.
4th Jan '13 3:22:49 PM Lirodon
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* ApocalypseNot: The December 22, 2012 episode will apparently celebrate their "survival" of the apocalypse that didn't happen.

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* ApocalypseNot: The December 22, 2012 episode will apparently celebrate celebrated their apparent "survival" of the apocalypse that didn't happen.Mayan Apocalypse.
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