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Offline tpir04

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Re: Misconceptions you have had about game shows
« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2019, 09:58:06 PM »
This isn't exactly a misconception, but it still merits mentioning: On the 80s PYL, I always wondered why the players looked down and across so often. It wasn't until much later that I realized that there were scoreboards on the rotating island that allowed everyone to see their scores and spins!
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Re: Misconceptions you have had about game shows
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2019, 12:38:01 PM »
I had always been confused about climbing money ladders.

For example, with Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? I thought if the contestant won the $1 million at the end, that that was $1 million added on to everything until then. Same for smaller amounts, like the $250,000 question would add $250,000 to whatever was won up until then, not replacing what they won until then with $250,000 as is the case.

This isn't helped by the fact that, using the current version as an example, in the Pyramid, a first trip to the winner's circle is for $50,000, then the second is worth an additional $100,000, meaning you can win $150,000 in a night.
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