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YMMV: Temptation 2007

  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: One of the several spoofs done by The Benny Hill Show of the original UK Sale Of The Century (itself pretty chintzy due to laws at the time) was a female-oriented version which used only male models and was cheap as hell or in other words, Benny Hill predicted the American Temptation.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The pitchfilm sent to interested stations used clips from the two pilots, which had been taped on the Australian set. Not only did the set mislead, but none of the minigames used in both the pilots and series were seen in the pitch (although they were seen in series-debut promos) while one of the clips shown of the Australian version featured the real Fame Game. The pitch also concentrated on the shopping aspect, barely mentioning that there was even a game involved. In short, it was deceitful.
  • Lowest Common Denominator: The subject matter, usually in Knock-Off, Fame Game, and the "either/or" Speed Round. The Treasure Hunt-esque "mostly women as contestants" route seemed nonsensical, and the fact that the Idiot Ball hit considerably more often than it really should've was another sign that they were looking for dense contestants.
  • Moment Of Awesome: Mark Coyle, probably the only good thing to come from this series (and called a "Shopping Ninja" by Morrealle). On his last day, Mark buzzed in first on all 11 questions in the "either/or" Speedround to get T$55...then spent his lead for Instant Cash, getting the $100 consolation.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Compared to its predecessors.
  • What an Idiot: About 95% of the players. A contestant on April 1, 2008 was probably the worst, as she spent her lead of T$45 for a chance at the Instant Cash minimum of $500...and got $100. Not only did she lose the game, but she lost to the non-tied contestant who won with T$35.

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