History Series / TheChase

14th Jun '16 4:18:38 AM Adept
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''The Chase Australia'' began airing on Australia's Seven Network in September 2015. The Australian version is hosted by Andrew O'Keefe and features Anne Hegerty and local Chasers Matt Parkinson, Issa Schultz, and Brydon Coverdale. Each correct answer in the cash-builder round earns $2,000.

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''The Chase Australia'' began airing on Australia's Seven Network in September 2015. The Australian version is hosted by Andrew O'Keefe and features Anne Hegerty and local Chasers Matt Parkinson, Issa Schultz, and Brydon Coverdale. Mark Labbett joins the lineup in 2016. Each correct answer in the cash-builder round earns $2,000.
14th May '16 11:27:44 AM misawadaichi
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** However, as noted by a couple chasers, sometimes they are better off this way as an earlier, stronger contestant who just had a stroke of bad luck in their personal chases is better than a later contestant who didn't do well in their cash builder and thus would fall apart in the final chase so that the team can go home with something.
9th May '16 4:54:47 AM Adept
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** Season 2 Episode 38, Australian version: Nick marks history as the first Australian player to win with a one-man team. Even more impressive is the fact that he's facing the Governess, whose very page information stated that she's never been defeated by a one-man team before.



* 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.
9th May '16 12:52:17 AM Adept
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* BigEater: Mark, according to Bradley and Brooke's intro gags.

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* BerserkButton: The easiest way to drive the Chaser up the wall, during the Individual Chase rounds, is to get the correct answer after admitting that you have no idea what the answer is. Especially if it happens for all the rounds, and especially still if you're playing for the Top Offer.
* BigEater: Mark, according to Bradley Mark "The Beast" Labbett is a large man, and Brooke's intro gags.as such is subject to jokes about his equally large appetite during the Chasers' introduction.
5th May '16 2:00:44 AM Adept
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* GeekPhysique: "Supernerd" Issa Schulz has a lanky figure that Andrew O'Keefe frequently compares to a pencil, stick insect, etc.
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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