History Main / ConsolationPrize

10th Oct '17 6:26:47 PM Dravencour
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[[caption-width-right:350:Ow... right in the pride...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Ow... right in the pride...]]
[[caption-width-right:350:"Oh, what a day!"]]
24th Sep '17 1:32:44 AM KidDynamite
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24th Sep '17 1:30:52 AM KidDynamite
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* One of the things notable about ''Series/YouBetYourLife'' with Creator/GrouchoMarx. He didn't want anyone to go away empty-handed, and if someone fared poorly, he would ask them a very easy question (like "What color is George Washington's white horse?") so they at least got something.


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* During the Richard Dawson era of ''Series/FamilyFeud'', if a family won only a small amount (less than $100), he would bump it up to $250.
29th Aug '17 1:08:16 PM WillyFourEyes
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* The ''Stacker'' UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame lets you pick a "Consolation Prize!" when you're close to the top. However, you only have one opportunity to take said prize - losing while going for the Major Prizes gets you nothing. That said, since the minor prizes are things like pencils and small plastic toys and the major prizes are usually video game consoles or iPods, not too many people choose the consolation prize.

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* The ''Stacker'' UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame lets you pick a "Consolation Prize!" when you're close to the top. However, you only have one opportunity to take said prize - [[AllOrNothing losing while going for the Major Prizes gets you nothing.nothing]]. That said, since the minor prizes are things like pencils and small plastic toys and the major prizes are usually video game consoles or iPods, not too many people choose the consolation prize.
22nd Aug '17 6:25:17 AM CosmicFerret
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* One ''{{Garfield}}'' comic strip spoofs this with a TV show announcer revealing that the lovely prizes for the runner-ups are tickets to "LOSER-ville!" Garfield thinks that there's finally one game show that's got that part right.

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* One ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' comic strip spoofs this with a TV show announcer revealing that the lovely prizes for the runner-ups are tickets to "LOSER-ville!" Garfield thinks that there's finally one game show that's got that part right.
24th Jul '17 1:17:08 AM infernape612
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* In pro sports like football or hockey, missing out on the post-season playoffs hurts bad for any team and its fanbase. However, the team and their fans can occasionally enjoy some ''[[WeWonBecauseYouDidnt schadenfreude]]'' and get some of their pride back if they still play well enough to ruin the playoff hopes of whichever other team is their major [[TheRival rival]].

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* In pro sports like football or hockey, missing out on the post-season playoffs hurts bad for any team and its fanbase. However, the team and their fans can occasionally enjoy some ''[[WeWonBecauseYouDidnt ''[[WeWinBecauseYouDidnt schadenfreude]]'' and get some of their pride back if they still play well enough to ruin the playoff hopes of whichever other team is their major [[TheRival rival]].
27th Jun '17 5:11:23 PM nombretomado
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* In Britain and the Commonwealth the traditional consolation prize is a wooden spoon. TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wooden_spoon_(award) has a whole article on this]]; it started at Cambridge University as a prize for the lowest-scoring Maths student to still earn a degree, but was eventually discontinued. The Six Nations rugby tournament awards a (theoretical) "wooden spoon" to the overall losing side, and many smaller quizzes, competitions and tournaments will give away a real one (sometimes with some kind of decoration, as a kind of anti-trophy, but sometimes just an everyday kitchen utensil).

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* In Britain and the Commonwealth the traditional consolation prize is a wooden spoon. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wooden_spoon_(award) has a whole article on this]]; it started at Cambridge University as a prize for the lowest-scoring Maths student to still earn a degree, but was eventually discontinued. The Six Nations rugby tournament awards a (theoretical) "wooden spoon" to the overall losing side, and many smaller quizzes, competitions and tournaments will give away a real one (sometimes with some kind of decoration, as a kind of anti-trophy, but sometimes just an everyday kitchen utensil).
17th Jun '17 4:28:10 AM eroock
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* The only achievement the loser girl Rene from the animated short [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_B2UZ_ZoxU Spellbound]] has under her belt is a "You Tried" award.

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* The only achievement the loser girl Rene from the animated short [[https://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_B2UZ_ZoxU Spellbound]] Spellbound]]'' has under her belt is a "You Tried" award.
17th Jun '17 4:27:30 AM eroock
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* The only achievement the loser girl Rene from the animated short [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_B2UZ_ZoxU Spellbound]] has under her belt is a "You Tried" award.
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10th May '17 1:36:49 PM lilithmercy
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* In World War II, some higher ups in America really wanted to test out their [[NukeEm new toy]] on Nazi Germany, but their military had been completely overrun by the time they were ready to drop. Luckily for anyone who really wanted to use it, the Emperor of Japan was significantly more resistant to the idea of surrender...
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