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23rd Nov '13 9:09:32 AM Antwan
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Israeli GameShow imported to America by Creator/{{NBC}} (and apparently the first Israeli format to make it to the States as well) in 2011. A single contestant (the "Hero") tried to beat 10 other individuals (the "Strangers") for a chance to win up to $1,000,000. After picking an opponent, the two alternated answering questions with crossword-style clues ("Website that documents common plot elements in media works: _ _ / _ _ _ P _ S"). Each question had a 20-second time limit: contestants could guess as much as they want, but if they ran out of time, down they went!

If the Hero won the battle, they banked whatever money was hidden on that Stranger's podium (ranging from $1,000-$20,000, with no connection to the Stranger's intelligence; at least one episode used amounts ranging from $1-$50,000, as on the Israeli version). The prize went up to $250,000, $500,000, and $1,000,000 regardless on the final three), and the contestant got dropped through a hole under them, after which the Hero had to decide to continue on or go home.

If a Hero elected to quit, they were allowed to go "through the door" or "through the floor"; unlike what you may expect, several players opted to walk out. If the Hero lost, they went through the hole and the Stranger won $10,000. And the game ended, of course, because [[SarcasmMode that Stranger becoming the new Hero was a bad idea]].[[note]](On the Chinese version, a Stranger who beats the Hero does in fact become the new Hero, and also inherits the previous Hero's prizes.)[[/note]]
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!!GameShowTropes in use:
* AllOrNothing: Players either walked away with money "through the door" or went "through the floor" with nothing.
* BonusRound: After a game concluded, the ''real'' fun began the remaining Strangers played a SuddenDeath SpeedRound where they were asked questions going around the circle with 10-second time limits. Each correct answer increased the pot (some episodes gave $1,000, others $2,000), and last one standing won it all.
* {{Lifelines}}: Two (later three) Passes for the main player, none for the strangers. In the premiere, the RulesSpiel didn't mention this.
* MysteryBox: Beating each Stranger earned the share of money they were guarding.
* Personnel:
** GameShowHost: Ben Bailey, taking some time outside of the ''Series/CashCab'' for once. D. L. Hughley hosted the pilot.
** StudioAudience
* ThinkMusic: Okay, who thought ''epic, loud orchestral music'' would be a good idea for the score of a ''quiz'' show?
* SpeedRound: The whole show (and especially the "bonus" round) could be seen as one.
* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: $1,000,000 top prize, epic music, circular set with lots of lighting effects, etc.
** Even worse, this show also re-uses the "shuffle" format that the syndicated version adopted in 2010; where dollar amounts are hidden behind questions (or, in this case, defeated contestants) and added to a bank, while the final dollar amounts are earned sequentially in traditional money ladder fashion.
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!!This show contains examples of:
* CatchPhrase: "Through the door, or through the floor?" (Contestants who walked away with winnings could choose their exit method. Contestants who lost, however, couldn't. For obvious reasons.)
* ChristmasEpisode: The series debuted as a special holiday "event" for NBC's patented "Holiday WolverinePublicity Run". Problem is, those first shows weren't taped under a holiday spirit, so Christmas-themed bumpers and music were shoehorned in during post-production.
* CommercialBreakCliffhanger: You thought ''Series/MinuteToWinIt'' was bad with this? ''Who's Still Standing?'' took breaks '''mid-question'''! The fact that the music ramped up to indicate that a break's coming killed any tension that they might have generated.
* GameOver: Used when a Hero lost, before the Stranger that beat them got their $10,000 graphic.
* HollywoodDressCode: All Strangers were asked to bring 3-5 different outfits with them to the studio, but rather than actually use them [[http://loogslair.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/the-20-worst-game-shows-of-the-past-10-years-part-4/ the wardrobe department made the Strangers look as stereotypical as possible based on their profession and hobbies]]. Are you a photographer? You're wearing a vest. Are you a female who's done anything involving your figure? You're wearing tight-fitting clothing. Like video games? It's suspenders and coke-bottle glasses for you, nerd.
* MusicalSpoiler: When the music started to ramp up, a commercial break's imminent...unless they just returned from commercial, in which case somebody's going out on the current question.
* ViewersAreGoldfish: After every single elimination, an animated clip reminded the viewers how many people have dropped and how many still need to be eliminated to win the Million. They could've put that on the set somewhere and had Ben do it...
** And every drop got about 20 different instant replays.
* XMeetsY: ''Series/RussianRoulette'' (quiz show on top of trap doors) meets ''Series/{{Jackpot}}!'' (one player against a group of others) and ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''
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Israeli GameShow imported to America by Creator/{{NBC}} (and apparently the first Israeli format to make it to the States as well) in 2011. A single contestant (the "Hero") tried to beat 10 other individuals (the "Strangers") for a chance to win up to $1,000,000. After picking an opponent, the two alternated answering questions with crossword-style clues ("Website that documents common plot elements in media works: _ _ / _ _ _ P _ S"). Each question had a 20-second time limit: contestants could guess as much as they want, but if they ran out of time, down they went!

If the Hero won the battle, they banked whatever money was hidden on that Stranger's podium (ranging from $1,000-$20,000, with no connection to the Stranger's intelligence; at least one episode used amounts ranging from $1-$50,000, as on the Israeli version). The prize went up to $250,000, $500,000, and $1,000,000 regardless on the final three), and the contestant got dropped through a hole under them, after which the Hero had to decide to continue on or go home.

If a Hero elected to quit, they were allowed to go "through the door" or "through the floor"; unlike what you may expect, several players opted to walk out. If the Hero lost, they went through the hole and the Stranger won $10,000. And the game ended, of course, because [[SarcasmMode that Stranger becoming the new Hero was a bad idea]].[[note]](On the Chinese version, a Stranger who beats the Hero does in fact become the new Hero, and also inherits the previous Hero's prizes.)[[/note]]
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!!GameShowTropes in use:
* AllOrNothing: Players either walked away with money "through the door" or went "through the floor" with nothing.
* BonusRound: After a game concluded, the ''real'' fun began the remaining Strangers played a SuddenDeath SpeedRound where they were asked questions going around the circle with 10-second time limits. Each correct answer increased the pot (some episodes gave $1,000, others $2,000), and last one standing won it all.
* {{Lifelines}}: Two (later three) Passes for the main player, none for the strangers. In the premiere, the RulesSpiel didn't mention this.
* MysteryBox: Beating each Stranger earned the share of money they were guarding.
* Personnel:
** GameShowHost: Ben Bailey, taking some time outside of the ''Series/CashCab'' for once. D. L. Hughley hosted the pilot.
** StudioAudience
* ThinkMusic: Okay, who thought ''epic, loud orchestral music'' would be a good idea for the score of a ''quiz'' show?
* SpeedRound: The whole show (and especially the "bonus" round) could be seen as one.
* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: $1,000,000 top prize, epic music, circular set with lots of lighting effects, etc.
** Even worse, this show also re-uses the "shuffle" format that the syndicated version adopted in 2010; where dollar amounts are hidden behind questions (or, in this case, defeated contestants) and added to a bank, while the final dollar amounts are earned sequentially in traditional money ladder fashion.
----
!!This show contains examples of:
* CatchPhrase: "Through the door, or through the floor?" (Contestants who walked away with winnings could choose their exit method. Contestants who lost, however, couldn't. For obvious reasons.)
* ChristmasEpisode: The series debuted as a special holiday "event" for NBC's patented "Holiday WolverinePublicity Run". Problem is, those first shows weren't taped under a holiday spirit, so Christmas-themed bumpers and music were shoehorned in during post-production.
* CommercialBreakCliffhanger: You thought ''Series/MinuteToWinIt'' was bad with this? ''Who's Still Standing?'' took breaks '''mid-question'''! The fact that the music ramped up to indicate that a break's coming killed any tension that they might have generated.
* GameOver: Used when a Hero lost, before the Stranger that beat them got their $10,000 graphic.
* HollywoodDressCode: All Strangers were asked to bring 3-5 different outfits with them to the studio, but rather than actually use them [[http://loogslair.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/the-20-worst-game-shows-of-the-past-10-years-part-4/ the wardrobe department made the Strangers look as stereotypical as possible based on their profession and hobbies]]. Are you a photographer? You're wearing a vest. Are you a female who's done anything involving your figure? You're wearing tight-fitting clothing. Like video games? It's suspenders and coke-bottle glasses for you, nerd.
* MusicalSpoiler: When the music started to ramp up, a commercial break's imminent...unless they just returned from commercial, in which case somebody's going out on the current question.
* ViewersAreGoldfish: After every single elimination, an animated clip reminded the viewers how many people have dropped and how many still need to be eliminated to win the Million. They could've put that on the set somewhere and had Ben do it...
** And every drop got about 20 different instant replays.
* XMeetsY: ''Series/RussianRoulette'' (quiz show on top of trap doors) meets ''Series/{{Jackpot}}!'' (one player against a group of others) and ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''
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21st Nov '13 11:06:59 PM Antwan
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* CommercialBreakCliffhanger: You thought ''MinuteToWinIt'' was bad with this? ''Who's Still Standing?'' took breaks '''mid-question'''! The fact that the music ramped up to indicate that a break's coming killed any tension that they might have generated.

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* CommercialBreakCliffhanger: You thought ''MinuteToWinIt'' ''Series/MinuteToWinIt'' was bad with this? ''Who's Still Standing?'' took breaks '''mid-question'''! The fact that the music ramped up to indicate that a break's coming killed any tension that they might have generated.
2nd Oct '13 4:33:12 PM Lirodon
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* HollywoodDressCode: All Strangers were asked to bring 3-5 different outfits with them to the studio, but rather than actually use them the wardrobe department made the Strangers look as stereotypical as possible based on their profession and hobbies. Are you a photographer? You're wearing a vest. Are you a female who's done anything involving your figure? You're wearing tight-fitting clothing. Like video games? It's suspenders and coke-bottle glasses for you, nerd.

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* HollywoodDressCode: All Strangers were asked to bring 3-5 different outfits with them to the studio, but rather than actually use them [[http://loogslair.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/the-20-worst-game-shows-of-the-past-10-years-part-4/ the wardrobe department made the Strangers look as stereotypical as possible based on their profession and hobbies.hobbies]]. Are you a photographer? You're wearing a vest. Are you a female who's done anything involving your figure? You're wearing tight-fitting clothing. Like video games? It's suspenders and coke-bottle glasses for you, nerd.
9th Sep '13 11:11:19 PM Lirodon
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* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: $1,000,000 top prize, epic music, circular set with lots of lighting effects, etc. They even took stabs at the "shuffle" format the syndicated run adopted in 2010 (i.e., all but the last few dollar amounts are put in a bank at random rather than earned sequentially).

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* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: $1,000,000 top prize, epic music, circular set with lots of lighting effects, etc. They even took stabs at
** Even worse, this show also re-uses
the "shuffle" format that the syndicated run version adopted in 2010 (i.e., all but the last few 2010; where dollar amounts are put hidden behind questions (or, in this case, defeated contestants) and added to a bank at random rather than bank, while the final dollar amounts are earned sequentially).sequentially in traditional money ladder fashion.
9th Sep '13 11:09:02 PM Lirodon
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* XMeetsY: ''Series/RussianRoulette'' (quiz show on top of trap doors) meets ''Series/{{Jackpot}}!'' (single contestant goes up against others to try and solve their assigned riddles), with a little bit of ''TheMagnificentMarbleMachine'' (clues with crossword-style blanks) and a ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' "Super Mix" aftertaste.

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* XMeetsY: ''Series/RussianRoulette'' (quiz show on top of trap doors) meets ''Series/{{Jackpot}}!'' (single contestant goes up (one player against others to try a group of others) and solve their assigned riddles), with a little bit of ''TheMagnificentMarbleMachine'' (clues with crossword-style blanks) and a ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' "Super Mix" aftertaste.''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''
25th Jun '13 10:52:53 PM Lirodon
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** GameShowHost: Ben Bailey, taking some time outside of the ''Series/CashCab'' for once.

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** GameShowHost: Ben Bailey, taking some time outside of the ''Series/CashCab'' for once. D. L. Hughley hosted the pilot.
12th Jan '13 12:26:33 PM WarioBarker
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Israeli GameShow recently imported to America by Creator/{{NBC}} (and apparently the first Israeli format to make it to the States as well). A single contestant (the "Hero") tries to beat 10 other individuals (the "Strangers") for a chance to win up to $1,000,000. After picking an opponent, the two alternate answering questions with crossword-style clues ("Website that documents common plot elements in media works: _ _ / _ _ _ P _ S"). Each question has a 20-second time limit: contestants may guess as much as they want, but if they run out of time, down they go!

If the Hero wins the battle, they bank whatever money is hidden on that Stranger's podium (ranging from $1,000-$20,000, with no connection to the Stranger's intelligence; at least one episode used amounts ranging from $1-$50,000, as on the Israeli version). The prize goes up to $250,000, $500,000, and $1,000,000 regardless on the final three), and the contestant gets dropped through a hole under them, after which they must decide to continue on or go home.

If a Hero elects to quit, they're allowed to go "through the door" or "through the floor"; unlike what you may expect, several players have opted to walk out. If the Hero loses, they go through the hole and the Stranger wins $10,000. And the game ends, of course, because [[SarcasmMode that Stranger becoming the new Hero is a bad idea]].[[note]]On the Chinese version, a Stranger who beats the Hero does in fact become the new Hero, and also inherits the previous Hero's prizes.[[/note]]

to:

Israeli GameShow recently imported to America by Creator/{{NBC}} (and apparently the first Israeli format to make it to the States as well). well) in 2011. A single contestant (the "Hero") tries tried to beat 10 other individuals (the "Strangers") for a chance to win up to $1,000,000. After picking an opponent, the two alternate alternated answering questions with crossword-style clues ("Website that documents common plot elements in media works: _ _ / _ _ _ P _ S"). Each question has had a 20-second time limit: contestants may could guess as much as they want, but if they run ran out of time, down they go!

went!

If the Hero wins won the battle, they bank banked whatever money is was hidden on that Stranger's podium (ranging from $1,000-$20,000, with no connection to the Stranger's intelligence; at least one episode used amounts ranging from $1-$50,000, as on the Israeli version). The prize goes went up to $250,000, $500,000, and $1,000,000 regardless on the final three), and the contestant gets got dropped through a hole under them, after which they must the Hero had to decide to continue on or go home.

If a Hero elects elected to quit, they're they were allowed to go "through the door" or "through the floor"; unlike what you may expect, several players have opted to walk out. If the Hero loses, lost, they go went through the hole and the Stranger wins won $10,000. And the game ends, ended, of course, because [[SarcasmMode that Stranger becoming the new Hero is was a bad idea]].[[note]]On [[note]](On the Chinese version, a Stranger who beats the Hero does in fact become the new Hero, and also inherits the previous Hero's prizes.[[/note]]
)[[/note]]



!!GameShow Tropes in use:
* AllOrNothing: Players either walk away with money "through the door" or go "through the floor" with nothing.
* BonusRound: After a game concludes, the ''real'' fun begins the remaining Strangers play a SuddenDeath SpeedRound where they're asked questions going around the circle with 10-second time limits. Each correct answer increases the pot (some episodes gave $1,000, others $2,000), and last one standing wins it all.
* {{Lifelines}}: Two (later three) Passes for the main player, none for the strangers. In the premiere, the RulesSpiel did not mention this, however.
* MysteryBox: Beating each Stranger earns the share of money they're guarding.

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!!GameShow Tropes !!GameShowTropes in use:
* AllOrNothing: Players either walk walked away with money "through the door" or go went "through the floor" with nothing.
* BonusRound: After a game concludes, concluded, the ''real'' fun begins began the remaining Strangers play played a SuddenDeath SpeedRound where they're they were asked questions going around the circle with 10-second time limits. Each correct answer increases increased the pot (some episodes gave $1,000, others $2,000), and last one standing wins won it all.
* {{Lifelines}}: Two (later three) Passes for the main player, none for the strangers. In the premiere, the RulesSpiel did not didn't mention this, however.
this.
* MysteryBox: Beating each Stranger earns earned the share of money they're they were guarding.



* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: $1,000,000 top prize, epic music, circular set with lots of lighting effects, etc. They're even taking stabs at the "shuffle" format the syndicated run adopted in 2010 (i.e. all but the last few dollar amounts are put in a bank at random rather than earned sequentially)

to:

* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: $1,000,000 top prize, epic music, circular set with lots of lighting effects, etc. They're They even taking took stabs at the "shuffle" format the syndicated run adopted in 2010 (i.e. , all but the last few dollar amounts are put in a bank at random rather than earned sequentially)sequentially).



* CatchPhrase: "Through the door, or through the floor?" (Contestants who walk away with winnings can choose their exit method. Contestants who lose, however, cannot. For obvious reasons.)

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* CatchPhrase: "Through the door, or through the floor?" (Contestants who walk walked away with winnings can could choose their exit method. Contestants who lose, lost, however, cannot.couldn't. For obvious reasons.)



* CommercialBreakCliffhanger: You thought ''MinuteToWinIt'' was bad with this? ''Who's Still Standing?'' takes breaks '''mid-question'''! The fact that the music ramps up to indicate that a break's coming kills any tension that they might have generated.
* GameOver: Used when a Hero loses, before the Stranger that beat them gets their $10,000 graphic.

to:

* CommercialBreakCliffhanger: You thought ''MinuteToWinIt'' was bad with this? ''Who's Still Standing?'' takes took breaks '''mid-question'''! The fact that the music ramps ramped up to indicate that a break's coming kills killed any tension that they might have generated.
* GameOver: Used when a Hero loses, lost, before the Stranger that beat them gets got their $10,000 graphic.



* MusicalSpoiler: When the music starts to ramp up, a commercial break's imminent...unless they just returned from commercial, in which case somebody's going out on the current question.
* ViewersAreGoldfish: After every single elimination, an animated clip reminds the viewers how many people have dropped and how many still need to be eliminated to win the Million. They could have at least put that on the set somewhere and had the host do it...
** And every drop gets about 20 different instant replays too

to:

* MusicalSpoiler: When the music starts started to ramp up, a commercial break's imminent...unless they just returned from commercial, in which case somebody's going out on the current question.
* ViewersAreGoldfish: After every single elimination, an animated clip reminds reminded the viewers how many people have dropped and how many still need to be eliminated to win the Million. They could have at least could've put that on the set somewhere and had the host Ben do it...
** And every drop gets got about 20 different instant replays tooreplays.
17th Dec '12 11:03:02 PM Sheora
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** GameShowHost: Ben Bailey, taking some time outside of the ''CashCab'' for once.

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** GameShowHost: Ben Bailey, taking some time outside of the ''CashCab'' ''Series/CashCab'' for once.
12th Dec '12 4:39:48 PM darkrage6
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Unfortunately, what could've been a good show was plagued by terrible editing and other problems in execution. As a result, this mess of a show faded into history rather quickly. However, a few international versions are still going strong, their success no doubt helped greatly by the fact that they don't cut to commercial without explanation in the mid-question nor use incredibly loud {{Musical Spoiler}}s that drown out the action.
22nd Nov '12 11:31:27 PM PoochyEXE
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If a Hero elects to quit, they're allowed to go "through the door" or "through the floor"; unlike what you may expect, several players have opted to walk out. If the Hero loses, they go through the hole and the Stranger wins $10,000. And the game ends, of course, because [[SarcasmMode that Stranger becoming the new Hero is a bad idea]].

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If a Hero elects to quit, they're allowed to go "through the door" or "through the floor"; unlike what you may expect, several players have opted to walk out. If the Hero loses, they go through the hole and the Stranger wins $10,000. And the game ends, of course, because [[SarcasmMode that Stranger becoming the new Hero is a bad idea]].
idea]].[[note]]On the Chinese version, a Stranger who beats the Hero does in fact become the new Hero, and also inherits the previous Hero's prizes.[[/note]]
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