History Series / FriendOrFoe

29th Jul '16 1:01:31 PM morenohijazo
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Everyone "looking out for Number One" is a policy that hurts everyone; [[FriendOrIdolDecision in order for at least one in a pair to get any cash, someone has to be at the other's mercy... but choosing "Friend" won't maximize a contestant's payout]]. Assuming a $1,000 Trust Fund, choosing "Friend" means you'll leave with $500 or nothing, while choosing "Foe" means you'll leave with $1,000 or nothing; choosing "Foe" is the best decision personally, but collectively it's the worst decision. This is based on a well-known example of Game Theory called the (iterated) PrisonersDilemma]].

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Everyone "looking out for Number One" is a policy that hurts everyone; [[FriendOrIdolDecision in order for at least one in a pair to get any cash, someone has to be at the other's mercy... but choosing "Friend" won't maximize a contestant's payout]]. Assuming a $1,000 Trust Fund, choosing "Friend" means you'll leave with $500 or nothing, while choosing "Foe" means you'll leave with $1,000 or nothing; choosing "Foe" is the best decision personally, but collectively it's the worst decision. This is based on a well-known example of Game Theory called the (iterated) PrisonersDilemma]].PrisonersDilemma.
29th Jul '16 1:01:06 PM morenohijazo
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Everyone "looking out for Number One" is a policy that hurts everyone; [[FriendOrIdolDecision in order for at least one in a pair to get any cash, someone has to be at the other's mercy... but choosing "Friend" won't maximize a contestant's payout]]. Assuming a $1,000 Trust Fund, choosing "Friend" means you'll leave with $500 or nothing, while choosing "Foe" means you'll leave with $1,000 or nothing; choosing "Foe" is the best decision personally, but collectively it's the worst decision. This is based on a well-known example of Game Theory called the (iterated) [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoners_dilemma Prisoner's dilemma]].

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Everyone "looking out for Number One" is a policy that hurts everyone; [[FriendOrIdolDecision in order for at least one in a pair to get any cash, someone has to be at the other's mercy... but choosing "Friend" won't maximize a contestant's payout]]. Assuming a $1,000 Trust Fund, choosing "Friend" means you'll leave with $500 or nothing, while choosing "Foe" means you'll leave with $1,000 or nothing; choosing "Foe" is the best decision personally, but collectively it's the worst decision. This is based on a well-known example of Game Theory called the (iterated) [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoners_dilemma Prisoner's dilemma]].PrisonersDilemma]].


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* PrisonersDilemma: The show revolves around this trope. After teams of players work together to answer questions to earn money for their trust fund, then go to the trust box to decide how to split the money. If both players choose "Friend," they split the money 50/50. If one chooses "Friend" but the other chooses "Foe," the Foe takes all the money while the Friend leaves with nothing. If both players choose "Foe," they both walk away with nothing.
8th Jul '16 8:42:16 PM KoopaKid17
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* DoomedProtagonist: Regardless of the vote, one contestant won nothing of the opponent voted Foe.

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* DoomedProtagonist: Regardless of the vote, one contestant won nothing of if the opponent teammate voted Foe.
8th Jul '16 8:31:52 PM KoopaKid17
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* DoomedProtagonist: Regardless of the vote, one contestant won nothing of the opponent voted Foe.
12th Feb '16 12:12:47 PM Gimere
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{{GSN}} GameShow described by its host Kennedy[[note]]perhaps best known as a host on [=MTV=] during the 90s, full name Lisa Kennedy Montgomery[[/note]] as "the test of knowledge and trust". Three teams of two had to agree on a correct answer to a multiple-choice question to build up their [[CallAHitPointASmeerp Trust Fund]]. It was mostly seen as GSN's answer to ''TheWeakestLink''.

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{{GSN}} GameShow described by its host Kennedy[[note]]perhaps best known as a host on [=MTV=] during the 90s, full name Lisa Kennedy Montgomery[[/note]] as "the test of knowledge and trust". Three teams of two had to agree on a correct answer to a multiple-choice question to build up their [[CallAHitPointASmeerp Trust Fund]]. It was mostly seen as GSN's answer to ''TheWeakestLink''.
''Series/TheWeakestLink''.
31st Dec '15 1:11:42 PM Gimere
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15th Oct '13 8:47:02 AM SeptimusHeap
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{{GSN}} GameShow described by its host Kennedy[[hottip:*: perhaps best known as a host on [=MTV=] during the 90s, full name Lisa Kennedy Montgomery]] as "the test of knowledge and trust". Three teams of two had to agree on a correct answer to a multiple-choice question to build up their [[CallAHitPointASmeerp Trust Fund]]. It was mostly seen as GSN's answer to ''TheWeakestLink''.

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{{GSN}} GameShow described by its host Kennedy[[hottip:*: perhaps Kennedy[[note]]perhaps best known as a host on [=MTV=] during the 90s, full name Lisa Kennedy Montgomery]] Montgomery[[/note]] as "the test of knowledge and trust". Three teams of two had to agree on a correct answer to a multiple-choice question to build up their [[CallAHitPointASmeerp Trust Fund]]. It was mostly seen as GSN's answer to ''TheWeakestLink''.
5th Aug '13 12:25:31 PM fryhole
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{{GSN}} GameShow described by its host (Lisa) Kennedy (Montgomery) as "the test of knowledge and trust". Three teams of two had to agree on a correct answer to a multiple-choice question to build up their [[CallAHitPointASmeerp Trust Fund]]. It was mostly seen as GSN's answer to ''TheWeakestLink''.

The game is set up in three rounds. After each round, one team must go to the "Trust Box" to determine how the money was given to the two members:

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{{GSN}} GameShow described by its host (Lisa) Kennedy[[hottip:*: perhaps best known as a host on [=MTV=] during the 90s, full name Lisa Kennedy (Montgomery) Montgomery]] as "the test of knowledge and trust". Three teams of two had to agree on a correct answer to a multiple-choice question to build up their [[CallAHitPointASmeerp Trust Fund]]. It was mostly seen as GSN's answer to ''TheWeakestLink''.

The game is set up in three rounds. After each round, one team the lowest scoring team's game ends, and they must go to the "Trust Box" to determine how the money was given to the two members:members. After each member has been given a few seconds to plead his case, they each secretly vote [[TitleDrop Friend or Foe]]:



Everyone "looking out for Number One" is a policy that hurts everyone; [[FriendOrIdolDecision in order for at least one in a pair to get any cash, someone has to be at the other's mercy...but choosing "Friend" won't maximize a contestant's payout]]. This is based on a well-known example of Game Theory called the (iterated) [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoners_dilemma Prisoner's dilemma]].

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Everyone "looking out for Number One" is a policy that hurts everyone; [[FriendOrIdolDecision in order for at least one in a pair to get any cash, someone has to be at the other's mercy... but choosing "Friend" won't maximize a contestant's payout]].payout]]. Assuming a $1,000 Trust Fund, choosing "Friend" means you'll leave with $500 or nothing, while choosing "Foe" means you'll leave with $1,000 or nothing; choosing "Foe" is the best decision personally, but collectively it's the worst decision. This is based on a well-known example of Game Theory called the (iterated) [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoners_dilemma Prisoner's dilemma]].
dilemma]].
20th Jun '12 11:15:47 PM Twentington
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* DuelingShows: Similar to ''TheWeakestLink'', and went out the door at around the same point.


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* UnusualEuphemism: One promo had a pair of guys using "friend" and "foe" in place of F-bombs.
5th Feb '12 3:23:17 PM ANTMuddle
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* DeadpanSnarker: This is ''Kennedy'' we're talking about here, folks!
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