History Series / TheWeakestLink

28th May '17 6:45:50 PM Nicoaln
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* EliminationHoudini:[[invoked]] A non-subjective example. The Weakest Link may be the one constantly advancing. However, StatisticallySpeaking, they may only be the weakest link due to some other circumstances.

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* EliminationHoudini:[[invoked]] A non-subjective example. The Weakest Link may be example, and part of the one constantly advancing. strategy. Usually, the "Weakest link" is sometimes kept as an opponent for the final round(s). However, it is worth noting that sometimes, StatisticallySpeaking, the "Weakest Link" may have a correct answer rate of 100%, but because they may only be the were asked fewer questions is "The weakest link due to some other circumstances.link" that round.



* StatisticallySpeaking: During the voting, the announcer says that StatisticallySpeaking, so and so is the weakest link and so-and-so is the strongest link and asks if the voting will reflect that. It's interesting to note that a few things alter whether or not someone is the strongest or weakest link, such as a round where everyone got their questions right, but the person who banked was the strongest link. Or where the weakest link actually got all their questions correctly but was merely only asked two questions when everyone else was asked three.

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* StatisticallySpeaking: During the voting, the announcer says that StatisticallySpeaking, so and so is the weakest link and so-and-so is the strongest link and asks if the voting will reflect that. It's interesting to note that a few things alter whether or not someone is the strongest or weakest link, such as a round where everyone got their questions right, but the person who banked was the strongest link. Or where the weakest link actually got all their questions correctly but was merely only asked one or two questions when everyone else was asked two or three.
23rd Oct '16 3:30:35 PM jameygamer
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* CuttingTheKnot: Each round has a maximum cap on what can be earned. Technically, contestants could have just banked values just a little before the top of the chain if they felt like it would be too hard to rattle off a consecutive chain of correct answers and simply accumulate the maximum value, automatically ending the round. Too bad this strategy never really saw use, because a ''lot'' of the games ended up being mired down by the contestants' unwillingness to even go past the first few links in the chain without compulsively banking.

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* CuttingTheKnot: Each round has a maximum cap on what can be earned. Technically, contestants could have just banked values just a little before the top of the chain if they felt like it would be too hard to rattle off a consecutive chain of correct answers and simply accumulate the maximum value, automatically ending the round. Too bad this strategy never really saw use, because a ''lot'' of the games ended up being mired down by the contestants' unwillingness to even go past the first few links in the chain without compulsively banking.banking (this by default earns them derision from Anne and George).



** There have also been rounds where ''[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption no money at all was banked]]''. These were the instances when Anne really shined with her pithy commentary.

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** There have also been rounds where ''[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption no money at all was banked]]''. These were the instances when Anne really shined with her pithy commentary. George would become a LargeHam in these scenarios. Generally, on the UK version, if the team banked less than £100 in a round, Anne would mock them (this is less than $10,000 on the U.S. nighttime version and less than $1,000 on the U.S. daytime version).
23rd Oct '16 3:26:32 PM jameygamer
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* AllOrNothing

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* AllOrNothingAllOrNothing: The "kitty" ultimately goes to just one player, and that's the person who survives all the votes and then wins the final head-to-head, at which point the bank is theirs to take home. Everyone who gets voted off and the loser in the final head-to-head leave with nothing.
23rd Oct '16 3:24:24 PM jameygamer
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# If the target value in the chain is reached (£1,000 in the normal version, £5,000 in the celebrity version) and banked, the round immediately ends and is essentially considered a perfect run, though not necessarily flawless. Alternatively, if the target value is accumulated despite not being reached in the chain, it also results in the round being successfully completed. In the final timed round with two contestants left, the banked money in that round is either doubled or tripled (depending on the format, and that's if anything is banked).
# The maximum value that could be won on the UK version show was £10,000 (£50,000 in the celebrity version) if in all rounds the target value is met. As with a large number of game shows, this is never done, as the rules encourage the contestants to not play perfectly, and anyway, the questions become much harder near the end.
# If anyone gets a question wrong, all the team's unbanked money is lost.

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# If the target value in the chain is reached (£1,000 in the normal version, £5,000 in the celebrity version, $125,000 on the nighttime American version, and $12,500 then $25,000 on the daytime version) and banked, the round immediately ends and is essentially considered a perfect run, though not necessarily flawless. Alternatively, if the target value is accumulated despite not being reached in the chain, it also results in the round being successfully completed. In the final timed round with two contestants left, the banked money in that round is either doubled or tripled (depending on the format, and that's if anything is banked).
banked; one half-hour nighttime American version episode would quadruple the final banked total of this round).
# The maximum value that could be won on the UK version show was £10,000 (£50,000 in the celebrity version) if in all rounds the target value is met. On the nighttime American version, the max value was $1,000,000, and the daytime version cut this down to $75,000 and then $100,000. As with a large number of game shows, this is never done, as the rules encourage the contestants to not play perfectly, and anyway, the questions become much harder near the end.
# If anyone gets a question wrong, all the team's unbanked money on that chain is lost.lost and they are reset at the start of the chain.



Made Anne Robinson very famous and gave her a [[TheMeanBrit reputation for nastiness]] as she took her tough, no-nonsense style (previously seen on consumer-affairs show ''Watchdog'') to [[DeadpanSnarker new levels]]. Her popularity made it so that she ended up hosting the American version as well (which, however, lasted only a year). George Gray later helmed a syndicated version in the U.S. with its top prize and run time cut in half and the contestant pool reduced, but it didn't last more than a season either and wound up in reruns on low-rated Creator/{{PAX}} afterwards.

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Made Anne Robinson very famous and gave her a [[TheMeanBrit reputation for nastiness]] as she took her tough, no-nonsense style (previously seen on consumer-affairs show ''Watchdog'') to [[DeadpanSnarker new levels]]. Her popularity made it so that she ended up hosting the American version as well (which, however, lasted only a year). George Gray later helmed a syndicated version in the U.S. with its top prize and run time cut in half and the contestant pool reduced, but it didn't last more than a season either and wound up in reruns on low-rated Creator/{{PAX}} afterwards.
23rd Oct '16 3:20:20 PM jameygamer
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# If the target value in the chain is reached (£1,000 in the normal version, £5,000 in the celebrity version) and banked, the round immediately ends and is essentially considered a perfect run, though not necessarily flawless. Alternatively, if the target value is accumulated despite not being reached in the chain, it also results in the round being successfully completed. In the final timed round with two contestants left, the money increments are doubled.

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# If the target value in the chain is reached (£1,000 in the normal version, £5,000 in the celebrity version) and banked, the round immediately ends and is essentially considered a perfect run, though not necessarily flawless. Alternatively, if the target value is accumulated despite not being reached in the chain, it also results in the round being successfully completed. In the final timed round with two contestants left, the banked money increments are doubled.in that round is either doubled or tripled (depending on the format, and that's if anything is banked).
10th Mar '16 5:05:35 PM HowlingSnail
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* JokeCharacter: K9 in the Doctor Who special.
3rd Feb '16 11:21:49 AM Gimere
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* CatchPhrase[=/=]TitleDrop: "You ''are'' the weakest link. Goodbye!"

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* CatchPhrase[=/=]TitleDrop: CatchPhrase: "You ''are'' [[TitleDrop the weakest link.link]]. Goodbye!"



* DeadpanSnarker: Anne and George alike.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Both Anne and George alike.had their moments.



* RunningGag: [[{{Troll}} People seem to like trying to make Anne Robinson laugh by cracking jokes or doing something weird.]]

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* RunningGag: [[{{Troll}} People seem to like trying to [[{{Corpsing}} make Anne Robinson laugh laugh]] by cracking jokes or doing something weird.]]
30th Dec '15 8:11:55 PM Gimere
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!!GameShow Tropes in use:

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6th Dec '15 2:20:10 PM bravo104
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** One memorable first round featured a contested who spend a good twenty seconds figuring out [[WhatAnIdiot which days of the week began with the letter T.]] As he went first, he ended up being the only contestant who answered two questions correctly and was technically the strongest link. It didn't stop him being voted off.

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** One memorable first round featured a contested contestent who spend spent a good twenty seconds figuring out [[WhatAnIdiot which days of the week began with the letter T.]] As he went first, he ended up being the only contestant who answered two questions correctly and was technically the strongest link. It didn't stop him being voted off.
6th Dec '15 10:00:10 AM bravo104
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** One memorable first round featured a contested who spend a good twenty seconds figuring out [[WhatAnIdiot which days of the week began with the letter T.]] As he went first, he ended up being the only contestant who answered two questions correctly and was technically the strongest link. It didn't stop him being voted off.
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