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Series / Trust Me, I'm A Game Show Host

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Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host is a Game Show that airs on TBS. It is hosted by D. L. Hughley and Michael Ian Black. The premise of the game show is for contestants to play a variant of the Knights and Knaves Puzzle. In each round, both hosts will give a statement that's unique, odd, or seemingly implausible. However, one of the given statements is 100% certifiably true, and it is up to the contestant to choose which one of the hosts is telling the truth. A correct pick earns the contestant money.


Game Show Tropes in Use:

  • Bonus Round: If you can pick the one true statement out of five, you win a bonus $20,000. You can improve your odds by spending money earned in the front game to remove up to three lies from the board.
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  • Unexpectedly Obscure Answer: The entire point of this game is figuring out which of the obscure answers is true.
  • Who Wants to Be "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?": With the Money Tree, at least. Also contestants can have an answer removed in the end game much like the 50/50 lifeline.


Trust me, these are this Game Show's Other Tropes

  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Green = Correct Host: You Win; Red = Wrong Host: You Lose.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: When contestants pick the wrong host, that host will generally say a variation of, "Hey, I didn't want to do it; they made me lie to you!"
  • Luck-Based Mission: The facts tend to be very obscure, and the hosts are really good at presenting cases for their answers, so it really is more or less luck on whether you can pick which one is telling the truth.
  • Knights and Knaves: One statement is true, and the other is false. Can you guess which statement is true?
    • Unlike other Knights and Knaves puzzles, each question is treated as an individual puzzle, so just because one host lied about one answer doesn't necessarily mean he'll lie about the next. (Although the hosts tend to say things along the lines of, "Look, he lied to you twice! Why don't you trust me?")


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