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->''"The game begins in 3 ... 2... 1 ..."'' [[note]](Cut to commercial!)[[/note]] In 1950, [[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]] created ''BeatTheClock'', a GameShow where the objective was for couples to perform bizarre stunts within a time limit (hence, beating the Clock) for cash and prizes. The show was at its prime from the 1950s through the mid-1970s, but like many classic games, it has since faded into history (and received [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks a crappy, short-lived revival on PAX]]). Fast forward to early 2010, and a new show hit the airwaves to bring a revival to this concept, called ''Minute to Win It''. Originally aired by Creator/{{NBC}} and hosted by Food Network personality Guy Fieri, a contestant (often a couple or similar tag-team in later episodes, but originally a solo player) tries to complete 10 tasks of increasing difficulty involving various household items. As [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title of the show suggests]], each task has a time limit of 60 seconds; either having to complete the task within that time, or performing a certain task for the complete period. If the task can't be completed (by running out of time/chances/whatever other oddball loss condition they can think of), the player loses one of their three lives, and losing all three ends the game and drops prize money down to the last safe point. That last point [[WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire may seem a little familiar]]. And it was -- a little too much for some people's liking. That, combined with low viewership on its original Sunday night slot, led to its producers making changes and experimenting with new ideas (such as a CelebrityEdition and a "Last Man Standing" format). When a re-tooled ''Minute'' returned for a series of episodes over the summer as a lead-in to the popular ''AmericasGotTalent'', it fared much better for NBC. ''Minute'' returned for a new season in December, beginning with a series of Christmas episodes, followed by more in the new year. And then people started complaining that ''DealOrNoDeal'' rubbed off on it. Well, you can't please everyone. After a hiatus (which also saw ''Minute'''s producers handling NBC's newest import, ''WhosStillStanding'', and seeing it promptly blow up in their face), the NBC version was officially axed in May 2012. Shortly after its cancellation, Creator/{{GSN}} picked up reruns of ''Minute'', and then UnCancelled it in June 2013 with speed skater/''DancingWithTheStars'' winner Apolo Ohno taking the helm, and a top prize of $250,000. ---- !!GameShowTropes in use: * BonusSpace: The "Holiday Bonus" levels on the Christmas 2010 episodes, which awarded a {{Lifeline}} or bonus prize upon their completion. After the Christmas episodes, they became the "Blueprint Bonus" and only gave out lifelines. After inconsistent appearances throughout the Winter 2010-11 run, the Summer 2011 seems to have done away with them. * BonusRound: While not labeled as such under normal circumstances, the fact that they even added a safe point at Level 9 effectively turns Level 10 into one. [[SarcasmMode Good luck!]] ** Meanwhile, episodes using the "Last Man Standing" format use a single attempt at Supercoin as the bonus round for the winner. * HomeGame / AllThereInTheManual: Played straight, as each challenge is ''designed'' to be played with supplies that can easily be acquired by potential contestants, and NBC put out extensive documentation on the games themselves to lure in potential contestants (or so you could roll your own home version). The contestants ''do'' know what 10 games they'll be playing so they can practice, but not the order (this point is hidden in the credits, but several contestants did bring up their need to practice certain games. The GSN version also has ConfesionCam segments showing a ''Minute to Win It Boot Camp'' in the background, which is presumably where this takes place) ** A more traditional home game was also planned speculation over what it will consist of was rampant. ** Toys based off some of the games were in a Wendy's kids meal promotion, too. * {{Lifelines}}: Introduced in the December 2010 episodes for reaching certain levels, these included 1-ups and 10-secoond bonuses (which either add 10 seconds, or removes 10 seconds for challenges that require doing a certain task for the entire time). They seemed to have been scrapped later on. * Personnel: ** TheAnnouncer: Whoever announces the intro, and the woman who provides the voiceovers on the blueprints(also sub hosts on some occassions). ** GameShowHost: Guy Fieri. ** LovelyAssistant: The "game agents", female assistants with an allegedly elaborate entrance sequence (complete with fog machines!). However, their appearances were trimmed down and eventually dropped entirely as a result of the style shift the show began to implement. * WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: Played straight with early episodes, which were tense, padded, had sob stories, a dark set, a complete theater-in-the-round audience, and had [[LovelyAssistant Lovely Assistants]] introduced with fog machines (apparently, according to a screener copy that the writer of Buzzerblog was given). It turns out the producers may have actually realized the errors in their ways; the game agents were all but demoted to the cutting room floor in post-production, and further improvements (including a tweaked set, faster format, etc.) were made throughout the season (these changes were most apparent by the summer run of the season) ** By Season 2, ''DealOrNoDeal'' began rubbing off on ''Minute'' too; most episodes were heavily padded by overdramatic contestants and storylines. ---- !!This show provides examples of: * AdaptationDistillation: The US version spun off international adaptations in Australia and the Netherlands, which are basically the same show with much better pacing by removing most of the {{Padding}}, {{Filler}}, and cliche {{Commercial Break Cliffhanger}}s, and by averting ViewersAreGoldfish. ** The British version, ''[[ProductPlacement Cadbury Spots vs. Stripes]] Minute to Win It'', does away with quite a bit of the original format, which significantly averts being anywhere similar to ''Millionaire'', or even the [[InNameOnly original]] for that matter. Two teams of 6 (with one celebrity captain each) play 6 games to score points. Each team member can only play once. Whichever team scores the most after 6 games wins, and gets to play a two-part BonusRound; a game is played to determine the prize money (every point is worth 1,000, on top of a base 5,000), followed by one more game to claim the prize. * ButThouMust: In team play, an individual player's limited to three consecutive attempts at solo games (including do-overs). After that, the other player has to play. And, no, an intervening team game doesn't reset the count. * CatchPhrase: Quite a few, ranging from how many different ways a TitleDrop can be shoved into a statement, "Failure to complete this task in 60 seconds may/will result in elimination", and the countdown before a task. ** "Did you see that?!" * CelebrityEdition: Nick Jonas was the first celebrity to step into the ring, and Season 2 brought several more celebrity editions; including NFL players and past Miss America contestants (as tie-ins for NFL Kickoff game and the Miss Universe pageant respectively. [[ProductPlacement You can just guess which network both of these air on]]). * {{Christmas Episode}}s: Yes, more than one. With a decorated set, bonus prizes, Christmas-themed reskins of existing games (and some new ones too), and two additional levels (playing on the Twelve Days of Christmas) with a possibility of winning up to $3,000,000! Only God knows what they had in store for Level 10+; would 10 still have been Supercoin, or would it be the TrueFinalBoss at 12? * CommercialBreakCliffhanger: What were you expecting from an NBC reality and/or game show? The producers seem to have found over 100 different places to shove commercial breaks in on this show, with ''and'' without warning! * DifficultySpike: Level 6 usually sees the first spike, then Level 8 may have another, and if you make it to Level 10 then Supercoin is nigh UnwinnableByDesign. * DuelingShows: Primarily with ''Series/TheCube'', a British-produced stunt-based game show which uses CameraTricks and the added complexity of performing the tasks inside an enclosed space (i.e. the titular Cube, four meters in length on all sides) as its main gimmick. At the time, the show was being shopped around to FOX and CBS (the latter with Neil Patrick Harris hosting). It was even speculated by some that ''Minute'' was intended to be a frugal variant of ''The Cube'' in the first place, but started to evolve into something closer to ''BeatTheClock'' meets ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' later in development. ** Ironically, ITV2, a sister channel of the British channel which airs ''The Cube'' in the first place, actually ended up producing a British version of ''Minute''. However, they did significant changes to the gameplay (which among other things, changed it to use a team format), so much so that some actually thought it was ''better'' than the original! (see AdaptationDistillation above) * FanService: Most female contestants have been young and beautiful, often with low-cut tops. * {{Filler}} / {{Padding}}: A game show with a minimum of 9-13 minutes of actual gameplay per episode and lots of added fluff to stretch it into an hour? [[SarcasmMode Amazing!]] While some of the padding did get toned down by the mid-point of Season 1 (and games did straddle between episodes), it was cranked UpToEleven in episodes which later followed. ** The February 2, 2011 episode took this to extremes. It took two hours to get through '''one''' game with less than 13 minutes of actual gameplay. While it did have a suitably historic moment at the end ([[spoiler:first team to get to the $1,000,000 level ''and'' elect to play on; they didn't win, but still got $500,000]]), it's mind-boggling that they managed to make a slow game even ''slower''. * HoldTheLine: Defying Gravity (keep three balloons up in the air), Keep it Up (keep two feathers in the air with breath), and Uphill Battle (keep three marbles on an inclined table hitting them with a spoon). * HurricaneOfPuns: Almost [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Minute_to_Win_It_challenges every game]] has some sort of pun in its title. Special mention goes to the ones with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar racy names]], like for instance, "Don't Blow The Joker" * KickTheDog: One Christmas 2010 episode was particularly cruel to one unfortunate couple, sticking them with [[ThatOneLevel Extreme]] (Christmas) [[NintendoHard Nutstacker]] a game previously played on Level 9 and ''barely'' passed on '''Level 7'''. * MinigameGame: If anything could be called ''Million Dollar VideoGame/MarioParty'', this would probably be it. * MundaneMadeAwesome: Intense music with OminousLatinChanting...during a game that involves ping-pong balls, eggs, or spoons. * MusicalSpoiler: Slow, boring music usually indicates the game will be lost, while beginning to climax means it'll be won. * NintendoHard: Arguably, the games past Level 6. The most notorious include Extreme Nutstacker, Double Trouble, Hang Nail, and Don't Blow The Joker. The last one is so infamously difficult, NBC actually has hints on how to beat it on the show's website. * NumericalHard: The same game may be featured on different levels with the difficulty adjusted by changing the number of objects involved or the quota required to win. * ProductPlacement: Somewhat averted in comparison to other NBC shows, as BrandX products with the show's logo on them were often used for props in challenges...except in Breakfast Scramble (assemble a square-pieced puzzle made from a cereal box), which used an actual cereal box cover (no word on if this was just incidental or not), and of course the NFL Kickoff and Miss Universe cross-promotions mentioned earlier. * ShootTheShaggyDog: One episode had a team of five kids playing. They [[MomentOfAwesome bested the whole competition]], losing only a single life (and then earning it back via a Blueprint Bonus, along with a 10 second bonus they kept till the very end). All that work, all that awesomeness, only to fall in the end to that damn Supercoin. Needless to say, this basically proves it's {{Unwinnable}} if you're these kids and you can't beat it in ''190 seconds'', you're not beating it '''ever'''. * ThatCameOutWrong: "These two just rocked the house with $125,000, and you know what? I just [[DoubleEntendre rocked the house]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ62j7RdDmA with your mom!]]" Exactly ''how'' did nobody catch this?! * ThemeNaming: The Christmas episodes featured festive versions of classic games, including "Jingle In The Trunk" (Junk In The Trunk, but with jingle bells), Face The Gingerbread Man, Extreme ''Christmas'' Nutstacker, Hung With Care (Hang Nail with mini candy canes), etc. * TimedMission: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the title suggests]], every game has a time limit of exactly 60 seconds. * TitleDrop: "You've got a minute to win it!" and variations. * UnwinnableByDesign: Supercoin takes this to the extreme. While it's possible to bounce a quarter off a table from the specified distance into a water jug in a controlled environment with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSKR2zzwNbs a lot more time on your hands]] (this clip actually ''did'' get featured on the show), the odds of doing it on-stage in 60 seconds are...quite slim. ** At the same time, it almost seems like the producers ''knew'' that Supercoin was utterly impossible. Free attempts at Supercoin were practically given out like candy during the later half of season 1 (as a BonusRound for Last Man Standing, audience games) with no risk to them, and one last safe point was added at $500,000 downright proved that Supercoin was now just a BonusBoss rather than the final showdown it claims to be. Only two teams have ever made it past Level 9 the first skipped out on the game, and the others (post-$500,000 checkpoint) went on and lost. * ViewersAreGoldfish: In later episodes (especially those that put commercial break cliffhangers right as a game begins), Guy feels the need to re-explain the challenge as a secondary narrator, ''even right after the blueprint is shown!'' Just in case, they've also recently been listing out game materials on graphics before games begin too. * UnCancelled: By GSN in 2013. * WakeUpCallBoss: The first few levels seem easy enough, but then you hit Level 6 and [[DifficultySpike out of nowhere]] the game starts showing teeth. * WorkingTitle: The show was piloted as "Perfect 10". ---- Failure to return to the TV Tropes home page may/will result in elimination.
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->''"The game begins in 3 ... 2... 1 ..."'' [[note]](Cut to commercial!)[[/note]] In 1950, [[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]] created ''BeatTheClock'', a GameShow where the objective was for couples to perform bizarre stunts within a time limit (hence, beating the Clock) for cash and prizes. The show was at its prime from the 1950s through the mid-1970s, but like many classic games, it has since faded into history (and received [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks a crappy, short-lived revival on PAX]]). Fast forward to early 2010, and a new show hit the airwaves to bring a revival to this concept, called ''Minute to Win It''. Originally aired by Creator/{{NBC}} and hosted by Food Network personality Guy Fieri, a contestant (often a couple or similar tag-team in later episodes, but originally a solo player) tries to complete 10 tasks of increasing difficulty involving various household items. As [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title of the show suggests]], each task has a time limit of 60 seconds; either having to complete the task within that time, or performing a certain task for the complete period. If the task can't be completed (by running out of time/chances/whatever other oddball loss condition they can think of), the player loses one of their three lives, and losing all three ends the game and drops prize money down to the last safe point. That last point [[WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire may seem a little familiar]]. And it was -- a little too much for some people's liking. That, combined with low viewership on its original Sunday night slot, led to its producers making changes and experimenting with new ideas (such as a CelebrityEdition and a "Last Man Standing" format). When a re-tooled ''Minute'' returned for a series of episodes over the summer as a lead-in to the popular ''AmericasGotTalent'', it fared much better for NBC. ''Minute'' returned for a new season in December, beginning with a series of Christmas episodes, followed by more in the new year. And then people started complaining that ''DealOrNoDeal'' rubbed off on it. Well, you can't please everyone. After a hiatus (which also saw ''Minute'''s producers handling NBC's newest import, ''WhosStillStanding'', and seeing it promptly blow up in their face), the NBC version was officially axed in May 2012. Shortly after its cancellation, Creator/{{GSN}} picked up reruns of ''Minute'', and then UnCancelled it in June 2013 with speed skater/''DancingWithTheStars'' winner Apolo Ohno taking the helm, and a top prize of $250,000. ---- !!GameShowTropes in use: * BonusSpace: The "Holiday Bonus" levels on the Christmas 2010 episodes, which awarded a {{Lifeline}} or bonus prize upon their completion. After the Christmas episodes, they became the "Blueprint Bonus" and only gave out lifelines. After inconsistent appearances throughout the Winter 2010-11 run, the Summer 2011 seems to have done away with them. * BonusRound: While not labeled as such under normal circumstances, the fact that they even added a safe point at Level 9 effectively turns Level 10 into one. [[SarcasmMode Good luck!]] ** Meanwhile, episodes using the "Last Man Standing" format use a single attempt at Supercoin as the bonus round for the winner. * HomeGame / AllThereInTheManual: Played straight, as each challenge is ''designed'' to be played with supplies that can easily be acquired by potential contestants, and NBC put out extensive documentation on the games themselves to lure in potential contestants (or so you could roll your own home version). The contestants ''do'' know what 10 games they'll be playing so they can practice, but not the order (this point is hidden in the credits, but several contestants did bring up their need to practice certain games. The GSN version also has ConfesionCam segments showing a ''Minute to Win It Boot Camp'' in the background, which is presumably where this takes place) ** A more traditional home game was also planned speculation over what it will consist of was rampant. ** Toys based off some of the games were in a Wendy's kids meal promotion, too. * {{Lifelines}}: Introduced in the December 2010 episodes for reaching certain levels, these included 1-ups and 10-secoond bonuses (which either add 10 seconds, or removes 10 seconds for challenges that require doing a certain task for the entire time). They seemed to have been scrapped later on. * Personnel: ** TheAnnouncer: Whoever announces the intro, and the woman who provides the voiceovers on the blueprints(also sub hosts on some occassions). ** GameShowHost: Guy Fieri. ** LovelyAssistant: The "game agents", female assistants with an allegedly elaborate entrance sequence (complete with fog machines!). However, their appearances were trimmed down and eventually dropped entirely as a result of the style shift the show began to implement. * WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: Played straight with early episodes, which were tense, padded, had sob stories, a dark set, a complete theater-in-the-round audience, and had [[LovelyAssistant Lovely Assistants]] introduced with fog machines (apparently, according to a screener copy that the writer of Buzzerblog was given). It turns out the producers may have actually realized the errors in their ways; the game agents were all but demoted to the cutting room floor in post-production, and further improvements (including a tweaked set, faster format, etc.) were made throughout the season (these changes were most apparent by the summer run of the season) ** By Season 2, ''DealOrNoDeal'' began rubbing off on ''Minute'' too; most episodes were heavily padded by overdramatic contestants and storylines. ---- !!This show provides examples of: * AdaptationDistillation: The US version spun off international adaptations in Australia and the Netherlands, which are basically the same show with much better pacing by removing most of the {{Padding}}, {{Filler}}, and cliche {{Commercial Break Cliffhanger}}s, and by averting ViewersAreGoldfish. ** The British version, ''[[ProductPlacement Cadbury Spots vs. Stripes]] Minute to Win It'', does away with quite a bit of the original format, which significantly averts being anywhere similar to ''Millionaire'', or even the [[InNameOnly original]] for that matter. Two teams of 6 (with one celebrity captain each) play 6 games to score points. Each team member can only play once. Whichever team scores the most after 6 games wins, and gets to play a two-part BonusRound; a game is played to determine the prize money (every point is worth 1,000, on top of a base 5,000), followed by one more game to claim the prize. * ButThouMust: In team play, an individual player's limited to three consecutive attempts at solo games (including do-overs). After that, the other player has to play. And, no, an intervening team game doesn't reset the count. * CatchPhrase: Quite a few, ranging from how many different ways a TitleDrop can be shoved into a statement, "Failure to complete this task in 60 seconds may/will result in elimination", and the countdown before a task. ** "Did you see that?!" * CelebrityEdition: Nick Jonas was the first celebrity to step into the ring, and Season 2 brought several more celebrity editions; including NFL players and past Miss America contestants (as tie-ins for NFL Kickoff game and the Miss Universe pageant respectively. [[ProductPlacement You can just guess which network both of these air on]]). * {{Christmas Episode}}s: Yes, more than one. With a decorated set, bonus prizes, Christmas-themed reskins of existing games (and some new ones too), and two additional levels (playing on the Twelve Days of Christmas) with a possibility of winning up to $3,000,000! Only God knows what they had in store for Level 10+; would 10 still have been Supercoin, or would it be the TrueFinalBoss at 12? * CommercialBreakCliffhanger: What were you expecting from an NBC reality and/or game show? The producers seem to have found over 100 different places to shove commercial breaks in on this show, with ''and'' without warning! * DifficultySpike: Level 6 usually sees the first spike, then Level 8 may have another, and if you make it to Level 10 then Supercoin is nigh UnwinnableByDesign. * DuelingShows: Primarily with ''Series/TheCube'', a British-produced stunt-based game show which uses CameraTricks and the added complexity of performing the tasks inside an enclosed space (i.e. the titular Cube, four meters in length on all sides) as its main gimmick. At the time, the show was being shopped around to FOX and CBS (the latter with Neil Patrick Harris hosting). It was even speculated by some that ''Minute'' was intended to be a frugal variant of ''The Cube'' in the first place, but started to evolve into something closer to ''BeatTheClock'' meets ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' later in development. ** Ironically, ITV2, a sister channel of the British channel which airs ''The Cube'' in the first place, actually ended up producing a British version of ''Minute''. However, they did significant changes to the gameplay (which among other things, changed it to use a team format), so much so that some actually thought it was ''better'' than the original! (see AdaptationDistillation above) * FanService: Most female contestants have been young and beautiful, often with low-cut tops. * {{Filler}} / {{Padding}}: A game show with a minimum of 9-13 minutes of actual gameplay per episode and lots of added fluff to stretch it into an hour? [[SarcasmMode Amazing!]] While some of the padding did get toned down by the mid-point of Season 1 (and games did straddle between episodes), it was cranked UpToEleven in episodes which later followed. ** The February 2, 2011 episode took this to extremes. It took two hours to get through '''one''' game with less than 13 minutes of actual gameplay. While it did have a suitably historic moment at the end ([[spoiler:first team to get to the $1,000,000 level ''and'' elect to play on; they didn't win, but still got $500,000]]), it's mind-boggling that they managed to make a slow game even ''slower''. * HoldTheLine: Defying Gravity (keep three balloons up in the air), Keep it Up (keep two feathers in the air with breath), and Uphill Battle (keep three marbles on an inclined table hitting them with a spoon). * HurricaneOfPuns: Almost [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Minute_to_Win_It_challenges every game]] has some sort of pun in its title. Special mention goes to the ones with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar racy names]], like for instance, "Don't Blow The Joker" * KickTheDog: One Christmas 2010 episode was particularly cruel to one unfortunate couple, sticking them with [[ThatOneLevel Extreme]] (Christmas) [[NintendoHard Nutstacker]] a game previously played on Level 9 and ''barely'' passed on '''Level 7'''. * MinigameGame: If anything could be called ''Million Dollar VideoGame/MarioParty'', this would probably be it. * MundaneMadeAwesome: Intense music with OminousLatinChanting...during a game that involves ping-pong balls, eggs, or spoons. * MusicalSpoiler: Slow, boring music usually indicates the game will be lost, while beginning to climax means it'll be won. * NintendoHard: Arguably, the games past Level 6. The most notorious include Extreme Nutstacker, Double Trouble, Hang Nail, and Don't Blow The Joker. The last one is so infamously difficult, NBC actually has hints on how to beat it on the show's website. * NumericalHard: The same game may be featured on different levels with the difficulty adjusted by changing the number of objects involved or the quota required to win. * ProductPlacement: Somewhat averted in comparison to other NBC shows, as BrandX products with the show's logo on them were often used for props in challenges...except in Breakfast Scramble (assemble a square-pieced puzzle made from a cereal box), which used an actual cereal box cover (no word on if this was just incidental or not), and of course the NFL Kickoff and Miss Universe cross-promotions mentioned earlier. * ShootTheShaggyDog: One episode had a team of five kids playing. They [[MomentOfAwesome bested the whole competition]], losing only a single life (and then earning it back via a Blueprint Bonus, along with a 10 second bonus they kept till the very end). All that work, all that awesomeness, only to fall in the end to that damn Supercoin. Needless to say, this basically proves it's {{Unwinnable}} if you're these kids and you can't beat it in ''190 seconds'', you're not beating it '''ever'''. * ThatCameOutWrong: "These two just rocked the house with $125,000, and you know what? I just [[DoubleEntendre rocked the house]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ62j7RdDmA with your mom!]]" Exactly ''how'' did nobody catch this?! * ThemeNaming: The Christmas episodes featured festive versions of classic games, including "Jingle In The Trunk" (Junk In The Trunk, but with jingle bells), Face The Gingerbread Man, Extreme ''Christmas'' Nutstacker, Hung With Care (Hang Nail with mini candy canes), etc. * TimedMission: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the title suggests]], every game has a time limit of exactly 60 seconds. * TitleDrop: "You've got a minute to win it!" and variations. * UnwinnableByDesign: Supercoin takes this to the extreme. While it's possible to bounce a quarter off a table from the specified distance into a water jug in a controlled environment with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSKR2zzwNbs a lot more time on your hands]] (this clip actually ''did'' get featured on the show), the odds of doing it on-stage in 60 seconds are...quite slim. ** At the same time, it almost seems like the producers ''knew'' that Supercoin was utterly impossible. Free attempts at Supercoin were practically given out like candy during the later half of season 1 (as a BonusRound for Last Man Standing, audience games) with no risk to them, and one last safe point was added at $500,000 downright proved that Supercoin was now just a BonusBoss rather than the final showdown it claims to be. Only two teams have ever made it past Level 9 the first skipped out on the game, and the others (post-$500,000 checkpoint) went on and lost. * ViewersAreGoldfish: In later episodes (especially those that put commercial break cliffhangers right as a game begins), Guy feels the need to re-explain the challenge as a secondary narrator, ''even right after the blueprint is shown!'' Just in case, they've also recently been listing out game materials on graphics before games begin too. * UnCancelled: By GSN in 2013. * WakeUpCallBoss: The first few levels seem easy enough, but then you hit Level 6 and [[DifficultySpike out of nowhere]] the game starts showing teeth. * WorkingTitle: The show was piloted as "Perfect 10". ---- Failure to return to the TV Tropes home page may/will result in elimination.[[redirect:Series/MinuteToWinIt]]
19th Oct '13 6:39:14 PM Lirodon
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* HomeGame / AllThereInTheManual: Played straight, as each challenge is ''designed'' to be played with supplies that can easily be acquired by potential contestants, and NBC put out extensive documentation on the games themselves to lure in potential contestants. The contestants ''do'' know what 10 games they'll be playing so they can practice, but not the order (this point is hidden in the credits, but several contestants did bring up their need to practice certain games)
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* HomeGame / AllThereInTheManual: Played straight, as each challenge is ''designed'' to be played with supplies that can easily be acquired by potential contestants, and NBC put out extensive documentation on the games themselves to lure in potential contestants. contestants (or so you could roll your own home version). The contestants ''do'' know what 10 games they'll be playing so they can practice, but not the order (this point is hidden in the credits, but several contestants did bring up their need to practice certain games)games. The GSN version also has ConfesionCam segments showing a ''Minute to Win It Boot Camp'' in the background, which is presumably where this takes place)
28th Sep '13 9:01:04 PM Lirodon
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After a hiatus (which also saw ''Minute'''s producers handling NBC's newest import, ''WhosStillStanding'', and seeing it promptly blow up in their face), the NBC version was officially axed in May 2012. Shortly after its cancellation, Creator/{{GSN}} picked up reruns of ''Minute'', and then announced in 2013 that it would [[UnCancelled un-cancel]] it too! The new version, premiering in June 2013, is hosted by speed skater/''DancingWithTheStars'' winner Apolo Ohno, and played for a top prize of $250,000.
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After a hiatus (which also saw ''Minute'''s producers handling NBC's newest import, ''WhosStillStanding'', and seeing it promptly blow up in their face), the NBC version was officially axed in May 2012. Shortly after its cancellation, Creator/{{GSN}} picked up reruns of ''Minute'', and then announced in 2013 that UnCancelled it would [[UnCancelled un-cancel]] it too! The new version, premiering in June 2013, is hosted by 2013 with speed skater/''DancingWithTheStars'' winner Apolo Ohno, Ohno taking the helm, and played for a top prize of $250,000.
29th Aug '13 4:00:11 PM DriftingSkies
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hottip cleanup / removal
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29th Jun '13 8:54:01 PM Lirodon
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* HomeGame / AllThereInTheManual: Played straight, as each challenge is ''designed'' to be played with supplies that can easily be acquired by potential contestants, and NBC put out extensive documentation on the games themselves to lure in potential contestants. The contestants ''do'' know what 10 games they'll be playing so they can practice, but not the order (this point's hidden in the credits, though several contestants ''have'' made reference to practicing games).
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* HomeGame / AllThereInTheManual: Played straight, as each challenge is ''designed'' to be played with supplies that can easily be acquired by potential contestants, and NBC put out extensive documentation on the games themselves to lure in potential contestants. The contestants ''do'' know what 10 games they'll be playing so they can practice, but not the order (this point's point is hidden in the credits, though but several contestants ''have'' made reference did bring up their need to practicing games).practice certain games)
29th Jun '13 8:45:01 PM Lirodon
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In May 2012, the NBC version was axed; though later that year, GSN picked up re-runs. Meanwhile, the production company responsible for ''Minute'' decided to handle NBC's newest import, ''WhosStillStanding'', in December 2011. It was just as bad. GSN later UnCancelled ''Minute'' in 2013; the new version, premiering on June 25, 2013. The GSN version is played for $250,000, and hosted by speed skater/''DancingWithTheStars'' winner Apolo Ohno. The new Spanish-language network [=MundoFox=] has also been producing a Spanish-American version.
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In May 2012, the NBC version was axed; though later that year, GSN picked up re-runs. Meanwhile, the production company responsible for ''Minute'' decided to handle After a hiatus (which also saw ''Minute'''s producers handling NBC's newest import, ''WhosStillStanding'', and seeing it promptly blow up in December 2011. It their face), the NBC version was just as bad. GSN later UnCancelled ''Minute'' officially axed in 2013; the May 2012. Shortly after its cancellation, Creator/{{GSN}} picked up reruns of ''Minute'', and then announced in 2013 that it would [[UnCancelled un-cancel]] it too! The new version, premiering on in June 25, 2013. The GSN version 2013, is played for $250,000, and hosted by speed skater/''DancingWithTheStars'' winner Apolo Ohno. The new Spanish-language network [=MundoFox=] has also been producing Ohno, and played for a Spanish-American version. top prize of $250,000.

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In May 2012, the NBC version was axed; though later that year, * UnCancelled: By GSN picked up re-runs. Meanwhile, the production company responsible for ''Minute'' decided to handle NBC's newest import, ''WhosStillStanding'', in December 2011. It was just as bad. GSN later UnCancelled ''Minute'' in 2013; the new version, premiering on June 25, 2013. The GSN version is played for $250,000, and hosted by speed skater/''DancingWithTheStars'' winner Apolo Ohno. The new Spanish-language network [=MundoFox=] has also been producing a Spanish-American version. 2013.
25th Jun '13 10:46:12 PM Lirodon
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* CelebrityEdition: Nick Jonas was the first celebrity to step into the ring, and Season 2 brought several more celebrity editions; including NFL players and past Miss America contestants (as tie-ins for NFL Kickoff game and the Miss Universe pageant respectively...[[ProductPlacement which both air on NBC]]).
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* CelebrityEdition: Nick Jonas was the first celebrity to step into the ring, and Season 2 brought several more celebrity editions; including NFL players and past Miss America contestants (as tie-ins for NFL Kickoff game and the Miss Universe pageant respectively...respectively. [[ProductPlacement You can just guess which network both of these air on NBC]]).on]]).
25th Jun '13 10:44:17 PM Lirodon
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* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: Played straight with early episodes, which were tense, padded, had sob stories, a dark set, a complete theater-in-the-round audience, and had [[LovelyAssistant Lovely Assistants]] introduced with fog machines (apparently, according to a screener copy that the writer of Buzzerblog was given). Turns out the producers may have actually realized the errors in their ways. The game agents were all but demoted to the cutting room floor in post-production, and later in Season 1 the show began to feel a little more fast-paced, the set was modified to be brighter and have grandstand seating, and it just overall felt ''better''. ** But then, by season 2, it ended up feeling more like ''DealOrNoDeal''; with most episodes heavily padded by overdramatic contestants and storylines.
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* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: Played straight with early episodes, which were tense, padded, had sob stories, a dark set, a complete theater-in-the-round audience, and had [[LovelyAssistant Lovely Assistants]] introduced with fog machines (apparently, according to a screener copy that the writer of Buzzerblog was given). Turns It turns out the producers may have actually realized the errors in their ways. The ways; the game agents were all but demoted to the cutting room floor in post-production, and later in further improvements (including a tweaked set, faster format, etc.) were made throughout the season (these changes were most apparent by the summer run of the season) ** By Season 1 the show 2, ''DealOrNoDeal'' began to feel a little more fast-paced, the set was modified to be brighter and have grandstand seating, and it just overall felt ''better''. ** But then, by season 2, it ended up feeling more like ''DealOrNoDeal''; with rubbing off on ''Minute'' too; most episodes were heavily padded by overdramatic contestants and storylines.
25th Jun '13 10:40:02 PM Lirodon
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NBC primetime GameShow hosted by Food Network personality Guy Fieri, where a contestant (often a couple or similar tag-team in later episodes, but originally a solo player) tries to complete 10 tasks of increasing difficulty involving various household items. As [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title of the show suggests]], each task has a time limit of 60 seconds; either having to complete the task within that time, or performing a certain task for the complete period. If the task can't be completed (by running out of time/chances/whatever other oddball loss condition they can think of), the player loses one of their three lives, and losing all three ends the game and drops prize money down to the last safe point.
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NBC primetime GameShow Originally aired by Creator/{{NBC}} and hosted by Food Network personality Guy Fieri, where a contestant (often a couple or similar tag-team in later episodes, but originally a solo player) tries to complete 10 tasks of increasing difficulty involving various household items. As [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title of the show suggests]], each task has a time limit of 60 seconds; either having to complete the task within that time, or performing a certain task for the complete period. If the task can't be completed (by running out of time/chances/whatever other oddball loss condition they can think of), the player loses one of their three lives, and losing all three ends the game and drops prize money down to the last safe point.

In May 2012, the NBC version was axed; though later that year, GSN picked up re-runs, and soon announced that it would be [[{{UnCancelled}} UnCancelling]] it. The GSN version will be played for $250,000, and be hosted by speed skater (and ''DancingWithTheStars'' winner) Apolo Ohno. The new Spanish-language network [=MundoFox=] has also producing a Spanish-American version. Meanwhile, the production company responsible for ''Minute'' decided to handle NBC's newest import, ''WhosStillStanding'', in December 2011. It was just as bad.
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In May 2012, the NBC version was axed; though later that year, GSN picked up re-runs, and soon announced that it would be [[{{UnCancelled}} UnCancelling]] it. The GSN version will be played for $250,000, and be hosted by speed skater (and ''DancingWithTheStars'' winner) Apolo Ohno. The new Spanish-language network [=MundoFox=] has also producing a Spanish-American version.re-runs. Meanwhile, the production company responsible for ''Minute'' decided to handle NBC's newest import, ''WhosStillStanding'', in December 2011. It was just as bad. bad. GSN later UnCancelled ''Minute'' in 2013; the new version, premiering on June 25, 2013. The GSN version is played for $250,000, and hosted by speed skater/''DancingWithTheStars'' winner Apolo Ohno. The new Spanish-language network [=MundoFox=] has also been producing a Spanish-American version.
25th May '13 5:49:34 PM Lirodon
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* MinigameGame: If anything could be called "Million-Dollar ''VideoGame/MarioParty''", this would probably be it.
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* MinigameGame: If anything could be called "Million-Dollar ''VideoGame/MarioParty''", ''Million Dollar VideoGame/MarioParty'', this would probably be it.
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