History Series / TheChair

10th Mar '16 4:31:59 AM Gimere
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* FollowTheLeader: Creator/{{FOX}} made a more sadistic variant called ''Series/TheChamber'', which lasted a mere ''six'' episodes (of which only three aired).
19th Feb '16 6:56:08 PM Gimere
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* {{Lifeline}}: The Stabilizer, earned after the third question, allowed the player to set their own cash checkpoint in case they answered a question wrong. However if they redlined their bank below this checkpoint, said checkpoint would ''also'' go down.

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* {{Lifeline}}: {{Lifeline}}:
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The Stabilizer, earned after the third question, allowed the player to set their own cash checkpoint in case they answered a question wrong. However if they redlined their bank below this checkpoint, said checkpoint would ''also'' go down.



* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: Aired by the same network as ''Millionaire'' and had a considerably lower cash prize, but still has a money ladder, lifelines, a scary and glitzy set, and debuted during the renaissance period. This said, unlike ''[[Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire Millionaire]]'', ''The Chair'' used a variety of different question styles instead of just multiple-choice, including observation, lists, timelines, etc.

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* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: Aired by the same network as ''Millionaire'' and had a considerably lower cash prize, but still has a money ladder, lifelines, a scary and glitzy set, and debuted during the renaissance period. This said, unlike ''[[Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire Millionaire]]'', Unlike ''Millionaire'', however, ''The Chair'' used a variety of different question styles instead of just multiple-choice, including observation, lists, timelines, etc.lists and timelines.



* {{Catchphrase}}: "You may (not) answer this question."

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* {{Catchphrase}}: CatchPhrase: "You may (not) answer this question."
2nd Jan '16 3:49:43 PM Gimere
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!!GameShow Tropes in use:

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2nd Jan '16 3:49:26 PM Gimere
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What do you get when you take a person, a chair, a pit that probably represents Hell, and someone who's practically TheDevil himself (well, in the world of {{tennis}} anyway)? You get this short-lived Creator/{{ABC}} GameShow hosted by tennis analyst and former player John [=McEnroe=] (who was best known for several infamous on-court confrontations during major tournaments). Yes, we cannot be serious ''this actually happened''.

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What do you get when you take a person, a chair, a pit that probably represents Hell, and someone who's practically TheDevil himself (well, in the world of {{tennis}} UsefulNotes/{{tennis}} anyway)? You get this short-lived Creator/{{ABC}} GameShow hosted by tennis analyst and former player John [=McEnroe=] (who was best known for several infamous on-court confrontations during major tournaments). Yes, we cannot be serious ''this actually happened''.



* TransatlanticEquivalent: A very faithful British adaptation ran on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC One]] from 31 August to 9 November 2002, with a top prize of £50,000. [=McEnroe=] also hosted the British version; surely anyone who's played Wimbledon would be well known to British sports fans, right? (Paul Hendy did the unaired {{Pilot}}).

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* TransatlanticEquivalent: A very faithful British adaptation ran on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC One]] from 31 August to 9 November 2002, with a top prize of £50,000. [=McEnroe=] also hosted the British version; surely anyone who's played Wimbledon UsefulNotes/{{Wimbledon}} would be well known to British sports fans, right? (Paul Hendy did the unaired {{Pilot}}).
5th Jan '15 10:05:16 AM TheUnsquished
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* TransatlanticEquivalent: A very faithful British adaptation ran on [[TheBBC BBC One]] from 31 August to 9 November 2002, with a top prize of £50,000. [=McEnroe=] also hosted the British version; surely anyone who's played Wimbledon would be well known to British sports fans, right? (Paul Hendy did the unaired {{Pilot}}).

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* TransatlanticEquivalent: A very faithful British adaptation ran on [[TheBBC [[Creator/TheBBC BBC One]] from 31 August to 9 November 2002, with a top prize of £50,000. [=McEnroe=] also hosted the British version; surely anyone who's played Wimbledon would be well known to British sports fans, right? (Paul Hendy did the unaired {{Pilot}}).
15th Sep '14 12:20:30 PM DrSlide
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* EpicFail: Happened at both ends of the game. One player made it through six questions with a bank of nearly $125,000, then redlined is all away on the last question. Another redlined as soon as [=McEnroe=] finished asking the first question, never got their heart rate down, and went broke in 50 seconds.

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* EpicFail: Happened at both ends of the game. One player made it through six questions with a bank of nearly $125,000, then redlined is it all away on the last question. Another redlined as soon as [=McEnroe=] finished asking the first question, never got their heart rate down, and went broke in 50 seconds.
15th Sep '14 12:19:49 PM DrSlide
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* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: Aired by the same network as ''Millionaire'' and had a considerably lower cash prize, but still has a money ladder, '''a''' lifeline (which lets you set your own checkpoint on said money ladder), a scary and glitzy set, and debuted during the renaissance period. This said, unlike ''[[Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire Millionaire]]'', ''The Chair'' used a variety of different question styles instead of just multiple-choice, including observation, lists, timelines, etc.

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* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: Aired by the same network as ''Millionaire'' and had a considerably lower cash prize, but still has a money ladder, '''a''' lifeline (which lets you set your own checkpoint on said money ladder), lifelines, a scary and glitzy set, and debuted during the renaissance period. This said, unlike ''[[Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire Millionaire]]'', ''The Chair'' used a variety of different question styles instead of just multiple-choice, including observation, lists, timelines, etc.
15th Sep '14 12:15:00 PM DrSlide
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* EpicFail: Happened at both ends of the game. One player made it through six questions with a bank of nearly $125,000, then redlined is all away on the last question. Another redlined as soon as [=McEnroe=] finished asking the first question, never got their heart rate down, and went broke in 50 seconds.
15th Sep '14 12:12:24 PM DrSlide
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** After the fourth question, a player could give back the $25,000 they earned on it and keep their redline heart rate unchanged for the next question. Very rarely (if ever) used.
1st Jun '14 1:28:16 AM pisacrap
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* TheStoic: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by the show's very premise, which forced the contestants to stay as calm as possible.
** NotSoStoic: Also invoked, as contestants could drop the calm act as soon as their game ended. At least one contestant managed to win the top prize, and immediately went from stoic to ecstatic.
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