Trivia / The Chase

TV series

  • Actor Allusion: One question was about Bradley's stint as host of the British version of Wheel of Fortune.
  • Adored by the Network: Challenge TV absolutely loves this show. It's the most common show to appear in their line-up, for example, in 2017, Sunday would have four episodes back-to-back, and a lot of holiday related marathons on the channel end up being The Chase non-stop.
  • Enforced Method Acting: Not necessarily "acting", but the writers were fully aware of Bradley Walsh's juvenile sense of humor and never lost an opportunity to try and make him crack up with Double Entendre-laced questions.
  • One of Us: Anne and Jenny.
  • Screwed by the Network: Despite strong ratings, the American version was cancelled by GSN in early 2016 with no explanation given.
  • What Could Have Been: Jeopardy! champion Brad Rutter was featured as a Chaser in the first pilot episode of the US version, but was removed after Fox rejected the pilot and GSN took it up. British host Bradley Walsh hosted that pilot, and Dan Patrick from ESPN and NBC Sports fame was considered before Brooke Burns was hired.


  • Dueling Movies: This was released the same year as Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers, although the two releases were more than five months apart (The Chase came first). Both films have as their protagonists a fugitive from the law and the "good girl" he romances, and both look very askance at the American news media (although, of course, Natural Born Killers is much, much darker).
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Somewhere in the mid-to-late-'90s, the car cigarette lighter fell out of favor for most cars, with manufacturers converting them to special 12-volt outlets until the rise of USB. Thus, Natalie's attack with a car cig lighter would probably not be possible today.