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25th Jun '17 11:08:04 PM jameygamer
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* On both ''Press Your Luck'' and the sequel series ''Series/{{Whammy}}'', buzzing in on a question before the full question is read is usually quiz suicide, as at least two contestants on both versions, including superchamp Michael Larson, had to answer right away before the last part of the question made their answers obviously wrong. For Larson, one of his questions was, "You're probably got President Franklin D. Roosevelt in your pocket or purse right now, because his likeness is on the headside--" (Larson buzzes in) *Larson* "$50 dollar bill". (Peter continues) "--on what American coin." *Larson cringes and folds over* [[note]] On top of that, FDR was never on the $50 bill [[/note]] For the latter series, one contestant buzzed in early on a Chuck Barris question, gave his name on an answer, and then heard his name in the question before the question asked what agency he claimed to work for in ''Confessions of a Dangerous Mind'', prompting laughter from the audience when Barris's name (now obviously wrong) showed up as one of the answers for the multiple choices alongside the correct answer, the CIA.

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* On both ''Press Your Luck'' and the sequel series ''Series/{{Whammy}}'', buzzing in on a question before the full question is read is usually quiz suicide, as at least two contestants on both versions, including superchamp Michael Larson, had to answer right away before the last part of the question made their answers obviously wrong. For Larson, one of his questions was, "You're probably got President Franklin D. Roosevelt in your pocket or purse right now, because his likeness is on the headside--" (Larson buzzes in) *Larson* "$50 dollar bill". (Peter continues) "--on what American coin." coin?" *Larson cringes and folds over* [[note]] On top of that, FDR was never on the $50 bill [[/note]] For the latter series, one contestant buzzed in early on a Chuck Barris question, gave his name on an answer, and then heard his name in the question before the question asked what agency he claimed to work for in ''Confessions of a Dangerous Mind'', prompting laughter from the audience when Barris's name (now obviously wrong) showed up as one of the answers for the multiple choices alongside the correct answer, the CIA.
21st Jun '17 8:16:43 AM Hallwings
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** '''Instead''': The team answers with The Boogey Man, resulting in laughter from host Marc Summers. Because of the dare, the other team gets $40.

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** '''Instead''': The team answers with The Boogey Man, resulting in laughter from host Marc Summers. Because of the dare, the other team gets $40.$20.
17th Jun '17 8:09:00 PM TotalDramaRox97
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* In a Best Friends episode, the first stunt involved one partner being locked in a submerged safe and passing handles to their partner who will screw them to to a wheel to open the door. The last team is on pace to beat the fastest time (90 seconds) but the woman outside the box is having trouble screwing the handle in.
** '''You'd Expect''': She'd try to screw the handle in the other way seeing as all they had to do was beat the slowest time, which was nearly 7 and a half minutes, to move on and trying that would take a few seconds
** '''Instead:''' She spends well over 5 minutes screwing the handle the wrong direction and gets her and her best friend eliminated.
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9th Jun '17 3:18:35 PM PeaceAndLove
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* ''WhatAnIdiot/AreYouSmarterThanAFifthGrader''
5th Jun '17 6:07:13 AM Briguy52748
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* Fall 1988: During "True Romance Week," the contestant, Raymond [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EVd9PM6QDY plays the Winner's Big Money Game for $5,000]] [[note]](which begins at around 19:55)[[/note]]:

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* Fall November 1988: During "True Romance Week," the contestant, Raymond [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EVd9PM6QDY plays the Winner's Big Money Game for $5,000]] [[note]](which [[note]](contestants had to correctly answer four six-word puzzles, each of which served as clues to a famous person, place, or thing, within 20 seconds to win the cash bonus)[[/note]]; the bonus round begins at around 19:55)[[/note]]:19:55:



*** '''You'd expect''': The contestant to ring in after third, perhaps the fourth to be sure, word appears to identify the sitcom ''Series/FamilyTies'', a still-prominent part of the NBC prime-time schedule.

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*** '''You'd expect''': The contestant to ring in after third, perhaps the fourth to be sure, word appears to identify the sitcom ''Series/FamilyTies'', a still-prominent still-highly rated and prominent part of the NBC prime-time schedule.



*** '''Instead''': Raymond again is late in stopping the clock, and then blurts out "Quayle" (as in then-vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle); the audience simply murmurs on the incorrect answer, and Perry -- keeping it classy, perhaps knowing the end result -- moves on to the final question, where time runs out without an attempt to answer.

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*** '''Instead''': Raymond again is late in stopping the clock, and then blurts out "Quayle" (as in then-vice presidential candidate (at the time of taping) Dan Quayle); the audience simply murmurs on the incorrect answer, and Perry -- keeping it classy, perhaps knowing the end result to come -- moves on to the final question, where question. With only 5 seconds left, time runs out without an attempt to answer.answer a question leading to the identity of Amy Irving's director husband (Steven Spielburg).
4th Jun '17 2:37:08 PM Gimere
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* 1981: In Series 2 of ''The Adventure Game'', the teams were told they had to rescue Series 1 contestant Lesley Judd, who had been imprisoned by the Argonds (the SufficientlyAdvancedAlien race who set the puzzles in each episode) after her team's failure; unbeknownst to them, she had gone native and become [[TheMole a mole]] for the Argonds. In the first episode of the series, the contestants were ''Series/TheGoodies'' star Graeme Garden, ''Play School'' presenter Carol Chell, and British Rubik's Cube champion Nicholas Hammond; Garden, a Cambridge graduate in medicine, proved almost scarily capable at solving the episode's puzzles, and quickly cottoned on to Judd's treachery. Thirty minutes into the episode, the team and Judd were gathered to unmask the mole.

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* 1981: In Series 2 of ''The Adventure Game'', ''Series/TheAdventureGame'', the teams were told they had to rescue Series 1 contestant Lesley Judd, who had been imprisoned by the Argonds (the SufficientlyAdvancedAlien race who set the puzzles in each episode) after her team's failure; unbeknownst to them, she had gone native and become [[TheMole a mole]] for the Argonds. In the first episode of the series, the contestants were ''Series/TheGoodies'' star Graeme Garden, ''Play School'' presenter Carol Chell, and British Rubik's Cube champion Nicholas Hammond; Garden, a Cambridge graduate in medicine, proved almost scarily capable at solving the episode's puzzles, and quickly cottoned on to Judd's treachery. Thirty minutes into the episode, the team and Judd were gathered to unmask the mole.
4th Jun '17 2:02:12 PM Briguy52748
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** '''Question''': Sitcom features Jennifer, Mallory, Alex Keaton."

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** '''Question''': Sitcom "Sitcom features Jennifer, Mallory, Alex Keaton."
4th Jun '17 2:01:45 PM Briguy52748
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* Fall 1988: During "True Romance Week," the contestant, Raymond [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EVd9PM6QDY plays the Winner's Big Money Game for $5,000]] [[note]](which begins at around 19:55)[[/note]]:
** '''Question''': Sitcom features Jennifer, Mallory, Alex Keaton."
*** '''You'd expect''': The contestant to ring in after third, perhaps the fourth to be sure, word appears to identify the sitcom ''Series/FamilyTies'', a still-prominent part of the NBC prime-time schedule.
*** '''Instead''': Raymond has to be prompted to hit the plunger, then draws a blank and says "pass." Perry suspects that the Raymond had never watched the show and comments as such.
** '''Next question''': "Future president Stephen Douglas debated with."
*** '''You'd expect''': A ring-in after no more than the fourth word to easily identify Abraham Lincoln.
*** '''Instead''': Raymond again is late in stopping the clock, and then blurts out "Quayle" (as in then-vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle); the audience simply murmurs on the incorrect answer, and Perry -- keeping it classy, perhaps knowing the end result -- moves on to the final question, where time runs out without an attempt to answer.
1st Jun '17 9:35:10 AM KoopaKid17
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* "What was the magical item that brought Frosty the Snowman to life?" "Corncob pipe."
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