History Series / TheWeakestLink

10th Mar '16 5:05:35 PM HowlingSnail
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* JokeCharacter: K9 in the Doctor Who special.
3rd Feb '16 11:21:49 AM Gimere
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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

to:

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



* DeadpanSnarker: Anne and George alike.

to:

* 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.]]

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


!!GameShow Tropes in use:

to:

!!GameShow Tropes !!GameShowTropes in use:
6th Dec '15 2:20:10 PM bravo104
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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.

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** 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.
3rd Dec '15 4:46:37 AM HowlingSnail
Is there an issue? Send a Message


# If the target value in the chain is reached ($1,000 up to $125,000 in the hour-long original version, $100 up to $12,500 in the downsized 30-minute syndicated 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.
# The maximum value that could be won on the show is $1,000,000 ($100,000 in the syndicated version) if in all rounds the target value is met. As with a large number of million-dollar primetime game shows, this never happened due the rules purposely being stacked against the contestants' favor, contestants being pitted against each other rather than working as teams (save for a few charity episodes where they really do willingly work together) and plenty of game mechanics that incite self-defeat.

to:

# If the target value in the chain is reached ($1,000 up to $125,000 (£1,000 in the hour-long original normal version, $100 up to $12,500 £5,000 in the downsized 30-minute syndicated 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.
# The maximum value that could be won on the UK version show is $1,000,000 ($100,000 was £10,000 (£50,000 in the syndicated celebrity version) if in all rounds the target value is met. As with a large number of million-dollar primetime game shows, this is never happened due done, as the rules purposely being stacked against encourage the contestants' favor, contestants being pitted against each other rather than working as teams (save for a few charity episodes where they really do willingly work together) to not play perfectly, and plenty of game mechanics that incite self-defeat.anyway, the questions become much harder near the end.
3rd Dec '15 4:42:54 AM HowlingSnail
Is there an issue? Send a Message


# At any time a contestant may "bank" the money they've earned so far to add it to the team's collective chitty (the pot then returns to zero).

to:

# At any time a contestant may "bank" the money they've earned so far to add it to the team's collective chitty pot (the pot then returns to zero).
13th Aug '15 11:02:36 PM Adept
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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 [[IonTelevision Pax]] afterwards.

to:

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 [[IonTelevision Pax]] Creator/{{PAX}} afterwards.
13th Jul '15 8:18:55 AM MoPete
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* EliminationCatchphrase: "You are the weakest link... goodbye!"
24th May '15 10:34:16 PM KingClark
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The show ended in 2012 as Anne Robinson decided to step down and was not replaced; the final new episodes were quietly demoted to an early afternoon slot on Creator/{{BBC}}2, with ''{{Pointless}}'' taking over the prime teatime [=BBC1=] slot.

to:

The show ended in 2012 as Anne Robinson decided to step down and was not replaced; the final new episodes were quietly demoted to an early afternoon slot on Creator/{{BBC}}2, with ''{{Pointless}}'' ''Series/{{Pointless}}'' taking over the prime teatime [=BBC1=] slot.
This list shows the last 10 events of 46. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Series.TheWeakestLink