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* OlderThanTheyThink: The idea of a cold, uncharismatic game show host who would often belittle poorly-performing contestants was previously used on the Creator/GameShowNetwork original ''Series/Inquizition'' in 1998.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: The idea of a cold, uncharismatic game show host who would often belittle poorly-performing contestants was previously used on the Creator/GameShowNetwork original ''Series/Inquizition'' ''Series/{{Inquizition}}'' in 1998.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: The idea of a cold, uncharismatic game show host who would often belittle poorly-performing contestants was previously used on the Creator/GameShowNetwork original ''Series/Inquizition'' in 1998.


** Add on [[https://twitter.com/buzzerblog/status/1316013105076293636 an alleged attack on critics of the show from ''its own producers'']] a mere two weeks in, and it's easy to see why some think America shouldn't do ''The Weakest Link'' anymore.

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** Add on [[https://twitter.com/buzzerblog/status/1316013105076293636 an alleged attack on critics of the show show]] from ''its own producers'']] ''the producers'' a mere two weeks in, and it's easy to see why some think America shouldn't do ''The Weakest Link'' anymore.


* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The 2020 version. ''Oy''. Though the aesthetics of the show makes it feel like a worthy successor to the original (Jane Lynch has proven herself to be a worthy successor to the likes of Anne and George, even if [[LighterAndSofter her insults may be less scathing]], original series composer Paul Farrer's return breathes new life to the original soundtrack, and the new set screams SceneryPorn at times), the new rules have earned derision from many people:
** Instead of the static money chain of the original that capped at $125,000, the revival employs a progressively increasing money chain, starting with a $25,000 cap and ending with a $500,000 cap. Though it sounds good on paper, the jumps on the chain get insanely jarring in execution, especially in the last few rounds (for example, the money chain of the last round goes as follows: $2,500, $5,000, $10,000, $25,000, $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, $500,000), not just leaving no reason, but at times leaving no ''choice'' but to bank after every correct answer or two.
** The revival does away with the Double Round of the original, leaving no reason to keep the Strongest Link around before the final Showdown round, amplifying TallPoppySyndrome to the max.
Add on [[https://twitter.com/buzzerblog/status/1316013105076293636 an alleged attack on critics of the show from ''its own producers'']] a mere two weeks in, and it's easy to see why some think America shouldn't do ''The Weakest Link'' anymore.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The 2020 version. ''Oy''.
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Though the aesthetics of the show makes it feel like a worthy successor to the original (Jane Lynch has proven herself to be a worthy successor to the likes of Anne and George, even if [[LighterAndSofter her insults may be less scathing]], original series composer Paul Farrer's return breathes new life to the original soundtrack, and the new set screams SceneryPorn at times), the new rules have earned derision from many people:
** *** Instead of the static money chain of the original that capped at $125,000, the revival employs a progressively increasing money chain, starting with a $25,000 cap and ending with a $500,000 cap. Though it sounds good on paper, the jumps on the chain get insanely jarring in execution, especially in the last few rounds (for example, the money chain of the last round goes as follows: $2,500, $5,000, $10,000, $25,000, $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, $500,000), not just leaving no reason, but at times leaving no ''choice'' but to bank after every correct answer or two.
** *** The revival does away with the Double Round of the original, leaving no reason to keep the Strongest Link around before the final Showdown round, amplifying TallPoppySyndrome to the max.
** Add on [[https://twitter.com/buzzerblog/status/1316013105076293636 an alleged attack on critics of the show from ''its own producers'']] a mere two weeks in, and it's easy to see why some think America shouldn't do ''The Weakest Link'' anymore.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The 2020 version. ''Oy''. Though the aesthetics of the show makes it feel like a worthy successor to the original (Jane Lynch has proven herself to be a worthy successor to the likes of Anne and George, even if [[LighterAndSofter her insults may be less scathing]], original series composer Paul Farrer's return breathes new life to the original soundtrack, and the new set screams SceneryPorn at times), the new rules have earned derision from many people:
** Instead of the static money chain of the original that capped at $125,000, the revival employs a progressively increasing money chain, starting with a $25,000 cap and ending with a $500,000 cap. Though it sounds good on paper, the jumps on the chain get insanely jarring in execution, especially in the last few rounds (for example, the money chain of the last round goes as follows: $2,500, $5,000, $10,000, $25,000, $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, $500,000), not just leaving no reason, but at times leaving no ''choice'' but to bank after every correct answer or two.
** The revival does away with the Double Round of the original, leaving no reason to keep the Strongest Link around before the final Showdown round, amplifying TallPoppySyndrome to the max.
Add on [[https://twitter.com/buzzerblog/status/1316013105076293636 an alleged attack on critics of the show from ''its own producers'']] a mere two weeks in, and it's easy to see why some think America shouldn't do ''The Weakest Link'' anymore.

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** In the revival, a contestant who had been the weakest link several rounds in a row, decided to take the contestant who got every single question right. Amazingly he tied with her in the final round resulting in sudden death, but predictably, he still lost.


** Wrestling/BookerT in the Wrestling/{{WWE}} episode, who did so badly that being an idiot became his gimmick in WWE for a while afterwards. Also Kurt Angle, who did statistically better, but took too long to answer some of the questions, including one point where he spends over ''half a minute'' saying "uhhh" before giving up, ultimately costing the team a lot of potential money. Big Show also managed to not come up with an answer for "What television show theme has the phrase [[Series/MisterEd "A horse is a horse, of course, of course"]].

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** Wrestling/BookerT in the Wrestling/{{WWE}} episode, who did so badly that being an idiot became his gimmick in WWE for a while afterwards. Also Kurt Angle, who did statistically better, but took too long to answer some of the questions, including one point where he spends over ''half a minute'' saying "uhhh" before giving up, ultimately costing the team a lot of potential money. Big Show also managed to not come up with an answer for "What television show theme has the phrase [[Series/MisterEd "A horse is a horse, of course, of course"]]. Trish Stratus also whiffed on a question about Richard Nixon and Watergate, but had a ready-made excuse afterwards: She's Canadian.


* CultClassic: Despite its short life in America, the show has a noticeable cult following.

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* CultClassic: Despite its short life in America, the show has initial run had a noticeable cult following.following, enough for NBC to revive it in 2020[[note]]due in part to [=COVID-19=] delaying production on scripted programming, necessitating easier-to-produce filler[[/note]], when it premiered to strong ratings.


* BizarroEpisode: The "Puppet Special" episode, where all the contestants were various puppets from childrens' TV (such as Zippy and George from ''Rainbow'').

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* BizarroEpisode: The "Puppet Special" episode, where all the contestants were various puppets from childrens' TV (such as Zippy and George from ''Rainbow'').''Series/{{Rainbow}}'').

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* BizarroEpisode: The "Puppet Special" episode, where all the contestants were various puppets from childrens' TV (such as Zippy and George from ''Rainbow'').


** Courtesy of Andy Roddick: in the 2010 "Sporting Heroes" edition, the collected group of sporting heroes managed to get a chain of ''seventeen'' correct answers, and yet nobody thought to bank the huge amount of money they had earned (even though they weren't earning anything extra after the tenth correct answer). Eventually, they lost it all when Alex "Hurricane" Higgins confidently answered "What day comes after Tuesday" with "Sunday!"
** "What letter is the name for a female sheep?" "Baa?" "...EWE." What makes this worse is the look of inquisitive confusion he gives Anne right after she gives the answer, indicating [[WhosOnFirst he thought she said "you" and was addressing him.]]

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** Courtesy of Andy Roddick: in In the 2010 "Sporting Heroes" edition, the collected group of sporting heroes managed to get a chain of ''seventeen'' correct answers, and yet nobody thought to bank the huge amount of money they had earned (even though they weren't earning anything extra after the tenth correct answer). Eventually, they lost it all when Alex "Hurricane" Higgins confidently answered "What day comes after Tuesday" with "Sunday!"
** Courtesy of Andy Roddick: "What letter is the name for a female sheep?" "Baa?" "...EWE." What makes this worse is the look of inquisitive confusion he gives Anne right after she gives the answer, indicating [[WhosOnFirst he thought she said "you" and was addressing him.]]


** In the 2010 "Sporting Heroes" edition, the collected group of sporting heroes managed to get a chain of ''seventeen'' correct answers, and yet nobody thought to bank the huge amount of money they had earned (even though they weren't earning anything extra after the tenth correct answer). Eventually, they lost it all when Alex "Hurricane" Higgins confidently answered "What day comes after Tuesday" with "Sunday!"

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** In Courtesy of Andy Roddick: in the 2010 "Sporting Heroes" edition, the collected group of sporting heroes managed to get a chain of ''seventeen'' correct answers, and yet nobody thought to bank the huge amount of money they had earned (even though they weren't earning anything extra after the tenth correct answer). Eventually, they lost it all when Alex "Hurricane" Higgins confidently answered "What day comes after Tuesday" with "Sunday!"



** One contestant confused the motto of Boy Scouts with Alcoholics Anonymous. (Although considering the existence of a few really [[PaedoHunt unscrupulous Scoutmasters]], some former, shall we say, traumatized Boy Scouts, may have ended up ''[[DrowningMySorrows in]]'' Alcoholics Anonymous. Or former Boy Scouts may have had a good Scouting experience, then been dealt a bad hand in adulthood and taken up the bottle. Yet the Boy Scouts themselves are still a highly virtuous, goal-driven organization, mind you.)

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** One contestant confused the motto of Boy Scouts with Alcoholics Anonymous. (Although considering the existence of a few really [[PaedoHunt unscrupulous Scoutmasters]], some former, shall we say, traumatized Boy Scouts, may have ended up ''[[DrowningMySorrows in]]'' Alcoholics Anonymous. Or former Boy Scouts may have had a good Scouting experience, then been dealt a bad hand in adulthood and taken up the bottle. Yet the Boy Scouts themselves are still a highly virtuous, goal-driven organization, mind you.)


* MemeticMutation: "You are the weakest link, goodbye!"

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* MemeticMutation: "You are the weakest link, goodbye!"link. Goodbye!"


** "What 'Z' is used to describe a human who has returned from the dead?" "Unicorn."

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** "What 'Z' is used to describe a human who has returned from the dead?" "Unicorn.""[[note]]Answer: Zombie[[/note]].


** BookerT in the Wrestling/{{WWE}} episode, who did so badly that being an idiot became his gimmick in WWE for a while afterwards. Also Kurt Angle, who did statistically better, but took too long to answer some of the questions, including one point where he spends over ''half a minute'' saying "uhhh" before giving up, ultimately costing the team a lot of potential money. Big Show also managed to not come up with an answer for "What television show theme has the phrase [[Series/MisterEd "A horse is a horse, of course, of course"]].

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** BookerT Wrestling/BookerT in the Wrestling/{{WWE}} episode, who did so badly that being an idiot became his gimmick in WWE for a while afterwards. Also Kurt Angle, who did statistically better, but took too long to answer some of the questions, including one point where he spends over ''half a minute'' saying "uhhh" before giving up, ultimately costing the team a lot of potential money. Big Show also managed to not come up with an answer for "What television show theme has the phrase [[Series/MisterEd "A horse is a horse, of course, of course"]].

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