History Series / BeatTheGeeks

2nd Jan '16 3:14:26 PM Gimere
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* BerserkButton: If a question about [[Music/{{Eagles}} the Eagles]] was asked to the Music Geek (Andy Zax), he would make a quick remark that he ''hates'' the Eagles, and then just surrender his medal.
* BigWinSirens: Subverted; the stock sirens heard on several 1980's NBC game shows were sounded ''if the Geek beat '''you''''' in the Geek-to-Geek Showdown.

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* BerserkButton: If a question about [[Music/{{Eagles}} the Eagles]] Music/{{Eagles}} was asked to the Music Geek (Andy Zax), he would make a quick remark that he ''hates'' the Eagles, and then just surrender his medal.
* BigWinSirens: Subverted; the stock sirens heard on several 1980's NBC game shows were sounded ''if the Geek beat '''you''''' you'' in the Geek-to-Geek Showdown.



*** A long list of Special Guest Geeks (including but not limited to: WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Geek, the Michael Jackson Geek, the Star Trek Geek.)

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*** A long list of Special Guest Geeks (including but not limited to: WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Geek, the Michael Jackson Music/MichaelJackson Geek, the Star Trek Franchise/StarTrek Geek.)
29th May '15 4:59:58 PM Cally
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*** A long list of Special Guest Geeks (including but not limited to: WesternAnimation/''TheSimpsons'' Geek, the Michael Jackson Geek, the Star Trek Geek.)

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*** A long list of Special Guest Geeks (including but not limited to: WesternAnimation/''TheSimpsons'' WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Geek, the Michael Jackson Geek, the Star Trek Geek.)
29th May '15 4:59:29 PM Cally
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*** A long list of Special Guest Geeks (including but not limited to: WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Geek, the Michael Jackson Geek, the Star Trek Geek.)

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*** A long list of Special Guest Geeks (including but not limited to: WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons WesternAnimation/''TheSimpsons'' Geek, the Michael Jackson Geek, the Star Trek Geek.)
29th May '15 4:58:54 PM Cally
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*** A long list of Special Guest Geeks

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*** A long list of Special Guest GeeksGeeks (including but not limited to: WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Geek, the Michael Jackson Geek, the Star Trek Geek.)
7th Jul '14 1:22:25 PM IncoG5nito
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* BigWinSirens: Subverted; the stock sirens heard on several 1980's NBC game shows were sounded ''if the Geek beat '''you''''' in the Geek-to-Geek Showdown.
20th Jun '14 11:14:26 AM jmparker78
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* YMMV: The ever-changing Music Geeks. Andy Zax was clearly more knowledgeable, but the producers apparently liked Farmer as Farmer made a number of original compositions that could be played as commercial bumpers. However, on several occasions the contestants proved themselves more knowledgeable than Farmer.
15th Mar '14 2:24:00 AM Cally
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* BerserkButton: If a question about [[Music/{{Eagles}} the Eagles]] was asked to the Music Geek (Andy Zax), he would make a quick remark that he ''hates'' the Eagles, and then just surrender his medal.
26th Feb '14 6:01:28 AM DrSlide
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The two remaining contestants would then start competing against the Geeks themselves in this round. Each player had one opportunity to challenge a Geek to try and take his/her medal. In the first half, the player in the lead would challenge first, and winning the challenge was worth twenty points. (There was also a ten-point bonus for the Special Guest Geek.) To level the playing field, the contestants received relatively easy questions, while the Geeks received "impossibly difficult" ones. If the contestant got an answer wrong, his opponent could "steal" it for 10 points. For every question a contestant correctly answered, the Geek would have to defend his/her medal by answering a harder, "Geek level" question. If the Geek got it wrong, s/he would surrender his/her medal, and the contestant could wear it for the rest of the game.

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The two remaining contestants would then start competing against the Geeks themselves in this round. Each player had one opportunity to challenge a Geek to try and take his/her medal. In the first half, the player in the lead would challenge first, and winning the challenge was worth twenty 20 points. (There was also a ten-point bonus for the Special Guest Geek.) To level the playing field, the contestants received relatively easy questions, while the Geeks received "impossibly difficult" ones. If the contestant got an answer wrong, his opponent could "steal" it for 10 points. For every question a contestant correctly answered, the Geek would have to defend his/her medal by answering a harder, "Geek level" question. If the Geek got it wrong, s/he would surrender his/her medal, and the contestant could wear it for the rest of the game.



In Season 2, the Geek must correctly answer a question the contestant misses to win the challenge, and vice versa. There were no "steals". If both the Geek and the contestant miss the same question, or four questions are answered correctly, it goes to the Geek-Off.

The Second Half is played the same way as the first, except for [[DoubleTheDollars Double the Points,]] and the trailing player goes first.

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In Season 2, the Geek must correctly answer a question the contestant misses to win the challenge, and vice versa. There were no "steals". If both the Geek and the contestant miss the same question, or four questions are answered correctly, it goes to the Geek-Off.

Geek-Off. The Second Half bonus for defeating the Guest Geek is 20 points instead of 10.

The second half
is played the same way as the first, except for [[DoubleTheDollars Double the Points,]] and the trailing player goes first.
first. The Guest Geek bonus is not affected.



After the Challenge Round, the game is decided by the ''Geek-Qualizer''. The Trailing Player would go first, and the host would start naming titles, people, places, and things, to which the contestant must respond if each one is best associated with movies, TV, or music. A correct answer is worth ten points. Answering incorrectly or not answering for more than two seconds would end the ''Geek-Qualizer'' for that contestant. After the ''Geek-Qualizer,'' the player with the lowest score is eliminated (ties are handled the same way they are in Round 1), with the remaining player going on to...

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After the Challenge Round, the game is decided by the ''Geek-Qualizer''. The Trailing Player would go trailing player goes first, and the host would start naming names a series of titles, people, places, and things, to which the contestant must respond if each one is best associated with movies, TV, or music. A correct answer is worth ten points. Answering incorrectly or not answering for more than two seconds would end ends the ''Geek-Qualizer'' for that contestant. After the ''Geek-Qualizer,'' the player with the lowest lower score is eliminated (ties are handled the same way they are in Round 1), with the remaining player going on to...



In the final round, the winning contestant can choose any of the Four Geeks to challenge in the ''Geek-to-Geek Showdown.'' The contestant and the Geek would take turns answering questions. The Contestant had the choice of a 1 (easy), 2 (harder), or 3 (hardest) point question, and the Geek could not choose a question of lower value than the contestant. The winner was the first to 7 points.

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In the final round, the winning contestant can choose any of the Four four Geeks to challenge in the ''Geek-to-Geek Showdown.'' The contestant and the Geek would take turns answering questions. questions in the Geek's field, with the contestant going first. The Contestant had the choice of contestant can choose to play a 1 (easy), 2 (harder), or 3 (hardest) point question, and the Geek could may not choose a question of lower value than the contestant. The winner was is the first to 7 points.
points; if the contestant wins, he/she receives a $5,000 prize package and gets to wear a giant light-up medal as all four Geeks bow down to him/her.
26th Feb '14 5:54:57 AM DrSlide
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* GoldenSnitch: The ''Geek-Qualizer'', which can be worth up to 150 Points. [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in that each question is only worth 10 points each.

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* GoldenSnitch: The ''Geek-Qualizer'', which can be is potentially worth up to 150 Points. as many points as a single player can earn in the first two rounds (150 in Season 1, 160 in Season 2). [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in that each question is the questions are only worth 10 points each.
23rd Sep '13 10:52:41 AM case
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* GoldenSnitch: The ''Geek-Qualizer'', which can be worth up to 150 Points.

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* GoldenSnitch: The ''Geek-Qualizer'', which can be worth up to 150 Points. [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in that each question is only worth 10 points each.
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