History Series / TheChase

23rd Apr '16 6:53:11 PM Adept
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* TheNarcissist: Discussed. During the introduction of the Chasers, Adrew O'Keefe enjoys pointing out how much Brydon "The Shark" Coverdale is in love with himself.

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* TheNarcissist: {{Narcissist}}: Discussed. During the introduction of for the Chasers, Adrew O'Keefe enjoys pointing out how much Brydon "The Shark" Coverdale is in love with himself.
23rd Apr '16 6:51:47 PM Adept
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* TheNarcissist: Discussed. During the introduction of the Chasers, Adrew O'Keefe enjoys pointing out how much Brydon "The Shark" Coverdale is in love with himself.
23rd Apr '16 6:46:48 PM Adept
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* NightmareRetardant: [[invoked]] Discussed in one of the Australian episodes, where a contestant expresses her fangirl crush on Goliath. The latter is not happy that someone finds his effort to be scary and intimidating as "cute".
15th Apr '16 4:37:18 AM Adept
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* AdvancingBossOfDoom: The Chasers all function as this during the personal and final rounds.

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* %%* AdvancingBossOfDoom: The Chasers all function as this during the personal and final rounds.



* TheCastShowOff: The Chasers like to show off their trivia knowledge, and Mark even more than the others. At the end of every head-to-head round, the Chaser would give details about how and why the answer is correct.

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* TheCastShowOff: The Chasers like to show off their trivia knowledge, and Mark even more than the others. At the end of every the head-to-head round, the Chaser would occasionally give details about how and why the answer is correct.



** '''Bradley''': [[TitleDrop The chase]] is on.



* CelebrityEdition: Every so often.

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* %%* CelebrityEdition: Every so often.



** Often averted on UK screenings of the US version due to British TV having fewer breaks, ie Brooke will say "We'll find out when we come back", and the show will ''immediately'' come back.
* ContinuingIsPainful: If all of the players are caught out by the Chaser, they return for the final chase to play for £1,000/$5,000 each (the value of one Cashbuilder question). However:

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** Often averted on UK screenings of the US version due to British TV having fewer breaks, ie Brooke will say "We'll find out when we come back", and the show will ''immediately'' come back.
* ContinuingIsPainful: If all of the players are caught out by the Chaser, they return for the final chase to play for £1,000/$5,000 each (the the value of one Cashbuilder question).question. However:



* DeadpanSnarker: The Chasers, to an extent. It's Paul's schtick specifically, however.

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* %%* DeadpanSnarker: The Chasers, to an extent. It's Paul's schtick specifically, however.



* DoubleUnlock: You have to win your Personal Chase just to qualify for the Final Chase. Then, you have to win the Final Chase to get the cash.

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* DoubleUnlock: You The players have to win your their Personal Chase just to qualify for the Final Chase. Then, you they have to win the Final Chase to get the cash.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The question writers are fond of this.
* HoldTheLine: The Final Chase is a textbook example; you win as long as the Chaser fails to reach your total within the two minutes.

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* %%* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The question writers are fond of this.
* HoldTheLine: The In the Final Chase is a textbook example; you win as Chase, the exact number of questions the contestants can get right doesn't really matter. As long as they can keep the Chaser fails to reach your Chasers from reaching their total within two minutes, they'll win the two minutes.money.



* IceQueen: Anne's persona, hence her ''other'' nickname.

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* IceQueen: Anne's persona, Anne is famously known for her cold demeanour and DeathGlare, hence her ''other'' nickname.nickname, "Frosty knickers".



* KubrickStare: Shaun generally slips into this during the Final Chase if the team start gaining the upper hand.
* LampshadeHanging: How Paul gets the occasional answer. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjSFwjmLPDM An example.]]
* LargeHam: Mark again. More visually than audibly, he looks visibly pained if he misses an answer he thinks he should have known. He's much more of a ham on the U.S. version, sometimes pounding his desk when he loses.
* LittleKnownFacts: Paul occasionally throws these in when he explains an answer, with the others also doing this on occasion. It works as a rare interesting form of {{padding}} if the show is running fast.

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* InsufferableGenius: Brydon "The Shark" will not hesitate to let the players know how much he's better than them. Andrew describes his range of emotions going from "smug to smug".
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KubrickStare: Shaun generally slips into this during the Final Chase if the team start gaining the upper hand.
* %%* LampshadeHanging: How Paul gets the occasional answer. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjSFwjmLPDM An example.]]
* LargeHam: Mark again. More visually than audibly, he looks visibly pained is the most expressive of the Chasers, and his face contorts to a very obvious display of disappointment if he misses an answer missed a question he thinks he should have known.knows. He's much more of a ham on the U.S. version, sometimes pounding his desk when he loses.
* %%* LittleKnownFacts: Paul occasionally throws these in when he explains an answer, with the others also doing this on occasion. It works as a rare interesting form of {{padding}} if the show is running fast.



* Personnel:
** GameShowHost: Bradley Walsh.
** StudioAudience: Only in the Celebrity versions. A laugh track is added to normal shows.



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Anne Hegerty, "The Governess", was the only female chaser until 2015.
* SmugSnake: Subverted in one episode, in which a young man named David, fourth on the podium, spent the whole show encouraging the other contestants to take the low offer. Paul Sinha was infuriated by both this and his mocking of the Chaser's banter, but when David was left alone, he gave him the chance to put his money where his mouth was and offered £40k after a mere £3k cash build up. He took it, got it, and came very close to beating Sinha in the final chase, earning himself a standing ovation from a genuinely impressed Chaser.

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* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Mark Labbett is not present in any of the Australian version's promotional images, even though he's one of the chasers. Probably justified as he's not a part of that roster until 2016.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Anne Hegerty, "The Governess", was the only female chaser until 2015.
Jennifer Ryans joined the UK roster in 2015. She's still the sole female chaser in the Australian version.
* SmugSnake: Subverted in In one episode, in which a young man named David, fourth on the podium, spent the whole show encouraging the other contestants to take the low offer. Paul Sinha was infuriated by both this and his mocking of the Chaser's banter, but when David was left alone, he gave him the chance to put his money where his mouth was and offered £40k after a mere £3k cash build up. He took it, got it, and came very close to beating Sinha in the final chase, earning himself a standing ovation from a genuinely impressed Chaser.



** Each contestant starts with the Cashbuilder Round, which lasts for one minute.

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** Each contestant starts with the Cashbuilder Round, which lasts for one minute.where they must answer as many questions as possible in 60 secondes.



* TheStoic: Ostensibly, the Chasers are this. Shaun more than the others.

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* %%* TheStoic: Ostensibly, the Chasers are this. Shaun more than the others.others.
* StudioAudience: Only in the Celebrity versions. A laugh track is added to normal shows.



* TitleDrop: See CatchPhrase.

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* TitleDrop: See CatchPhrase.The GameShowHost typically opens the episode by saying "''The Chase'' is on".
5th Apr '16 5:55:09 PM Adept
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* AllOrNothing: Escape the Final Chase, win the cash. Otherwise, it's another victory for the Chaser.

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* AllOrNothing: Escape the Final Chase, win the cash. Otherwise, it's another a victory for the Chaser.Chaser, and the team earns absolutely nothing.



* BigEntrance: The Chasers get this every time they enter the studio.

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* BigEntrance: The Chasers get this every time they enter Whenever the studio.Chaser enters the studio, an epic music plays, and the entire room turns red.



* TheCastShowOff: The Chasers like to show off their trivia knowledge, and Mark even more than the others.

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* TheCastShowOff: The Chasers like to show off their trivia knowledge, and Mark even more than the others. At the end of every head-to-head round, the Chaser would give details about how and why the answer is correct.



*** Goliath -

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*** Goliath Goliath, Colossus - Matt Parkinson
*** The Shark - Brydon Coverdale
*** Supernerd - Issa Schultz



** Whenever this happens, the Chaser and the remaining contestants generally unite against the one currently playing.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: Happens a lot when the contestants take a guess at a question.
* RulesSpiel

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** Whenever this happens, the Chaser and the remaining contestants generally unite against the one currently playing.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: Happens a lot when the contestants take a guess at a question.
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%%* RulesSpiel
5th Apr '16 5:48:03 PM Adept
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* RedBaron: The Chasers have [[IHaveManyNames several each]].
** The Beast, the Man-Mountain - Mark Labbett
** The Dark Destroyer, the Legal Eagle - Shaun Wallace
** The Governess, Frosty-Knickers - Anne Hegerty
** The Sinnerman, the Smiling Assassin - Paul Sinha
** The Vixen, the Bolton Brainiac - Jenny Ryan

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* RedBaron: The All the Chasers have [[IHaveManyNames several each]].
several]] titles to make them appear more intimidating.
** From the original UK show:
***
The Beast, the Man-Mountain - Mark Labbett
** *** The Dark Destroyer, the Legal Eagle - Shaun Wallace
** *** The Governess, Frosty-Knickers - Anne Hegerty
** *** The Sinnerman, the Smiling Assassin - Paul Sinha
** *** The Vixen, the Bolton Brainiac - Jenny RyanRyan
** From the Australian version:
*** Goliath -
5th Apr '16 5:31:20 PM Adept
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* AffablyEvil: Paul is the most polite of the chasers and often complements the contestants.



* DarkIsEvil: Shaun Wallace, the only black Chaser, has "The Dark Destroyer" as one of his nicknames.



* EvilBrit: The Beast plays this role on the American version, and Anne does this on the Australian version.



* InSeriesNickname: The Chasers have [[IHaveManyNames several each]].
** The Beast, the Man-Mountain - Mark Labbett
** The Dark Destroyer, the Legal Eagle - Shaun Wallace
** The Governess, Frosty-Knickers - Anne Hegerty
** The Sinnerman, the Smiling Assassin - Paul Sinha
** The Vixen, the Bolton Brainiac - Jenny Ryan



* RecurringCharacter: The Chasers are this, given that they appear in about a quarter of the episodes each. ([[CouchGag Couch Gags]] notwithstanding.)

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* RecurringCharacter: RedBaron: The Chasers are this, given that they appear in about a quarter of have [[IHaveManyNames several each]].
** The Beast,
the episodes each. ([[CouchGag Couch Gags]] notwithstanding.)Man-Mountain - Mark Labbett
** The Dark Destroyer, the Legal Eagle - Shaun Wallace
** The Governess, Frosty-Knickers - Anne Hegerty
** The Sinnerman, the Smiling Assassin - Paul Sinha
** The Vixen, the Bolton Brainiac - Jenny Ryan



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Anne Hegerty, "The Governess", was this when she joined the Chaser roster in 2010, but the trope no longer applies with Jenny "The Vixen" Ryan joining the show in 2015.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Anne Hegerty, "The Governess", was this when she joined the Chaser roster in 2010, but the trope no longer applies with Jenny "The Vixen" Ryan joining the show in only female chaser until 2015.
5th Apr '16 11:08:48 AM Gimere
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The original two Chasers were Mark Labbett ("The Beast") and Shaun Wallace ("The Dark Destroyer"), with Anne Hegerty ("The Governess") joining in 2010, followed by Paul Sinha ("The Sinnerman") in 2011 and Jenny Ryan ("The Vixen") in 2015. All five are renowned quizzers of a similar calibre to ''Eggheads'', including a ''Series/{{Mastermind}} winner in the form of Wallace.[[note]](In fact, all five have competed on ''Are You an Egghead?'', with Wallace reaching the Series 1 final and Hegerty reaching the Series 2 semi-finals; Labbett and Ryan even faced each other in Series 1 (Ryan won), as did Hegerty and Ryan in Series 2 (Hegerty won).)[[/note]]

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The original two Chasers were Mark Labbett ("The Beast") and Shaun Wallace ("The Dark Destroyer"), with Anne Hegerty ("The Governess") joining in 2010, followed by Paul Sinha ("The Sinnerman") in 2011 and Jenny Ryan ("The Vixen") in 2015. All five are renowned quizzers of a similar calibre to ''Eggheads'', including a ''Series/{{Mastermind}} ''Series/{{Mastermind}}'' winner in the form of Wallace.[[note]](In fact, all five have competed on ''Are You an Egghead?'', with Wallace reaching the Series 1 final and Hegerty reaching the Series 2 semi-finals; Labbett and Ryan even faced each other in Series 1 (Ryan won), as did Hegerty and Ryan in Series 2 (Hegerty won).)[[/note]]



* TheComicallySerious: Shaun, whose studious Dark Destroyer persona is often played off against the ridiculous things going on at Bradley's end of the set. Taken to new levels in one of the Christmas specials, where he comes out dressed as a Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, glowing nose and all, and maintains his usual persona.

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* TheComicallySerious: Shaun, whose studious Dark Destroyer persona is often played off against the ridiculous things going on at Bradley's end of the set. Taken to new levels in one of the Christmas specials, where he comes out dressed as a Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, glowing nose and all, and maintains still maintaining his usual persona.



* EvilBrit: The Beast plays this role on the American version.
** Likewise, Anne does this on the Australian version.

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* EvilBrit: The Beast plays this role on the American version.
** Likewise,
version, and Anne does this on the Australian version.



--> '''Anne''' ''[on the [[ItMakesSenseInContext the image of her as a poledancer]]]'': Terrifying image, isn't it?

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--> '''Anne''' ''[on the [[ItMakesSenseInContext the image of her as a poledancer]]]'': Terrifying image, isn't it?
31st Mar '16 11:56:12 AM SilentHunterUK
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The original two Chasers were Mark Labbett ("The Beast") and Shaun Wallace ("The Dark Destroyer"), with Anne Hegerty ("The Governess") joining in 2010, followed by Paul Sinha ("The Sinnerman") in 2011 and Jenny Ryan ("The Vixen") in 2015. All five are renowned quizzers of a similar calibre to ''Eggheads''.[[note]](In fact, all five have competed on ''Are You an Egghead?'', with Wallace reaching the Series 1 final and Hegerty reaching the Series 2 semi-finals; Labbett and Ryan even faced each other in Series 1 (Ryan won), as did Hegerty and Ryan in Series 2 (Hegerty won).)[[/note]]

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The original two Chasers were Mark Labbett ("The Beast") and Shaun Wallace ("The Dark Destroyer"), with Anne Hegerty ("The Governess") joining in 2010, followed by Paul Sinha ("The Sinnerman") in 2011 and Jenny Ryan ("The Vixen") in 2015. All five are renowned quizzers of a similar calibre to ''Eggheads''.''Eggheads'', including a ''Series/{{Mastermind}} winner in the form of Wallace.[[note]](In fact, all five have competed on ''Are You an Egghead?'', with Wallace reaching the Series 1 final and Hegerty reaching the Series 2 semi-finals; Labbett and Ryan even faced each other in Series 1 (Ryan won), as did Hegerty and Ryan in Series 2 (Hegerty won).)[[/note]]
15th Mar '16 9:48:55 PM tvtropeseditor
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* AffablyEvil: Paul is the most polite of the chasers and often complements the contestants.
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