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Offline ooboh

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Questions about 1 vs. 100
« on: November 13, 2019, 01:14:19 PM »
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Iíve been watching episodes of NBCís mid-2000s game show 1 vs. 100 on YouTube, and I pondered some questions that never occurred to me when I watched the show originally.

1) What would happen if a contestant chose to Trust the Mob (in which they are automatically locked into the most popular answer selected by the mob), but it turned out that there was a tie among the two (or three) most popular answers?

2) Was the background music played in-studio or added in post-production? Based on the timing of the music, Iím leaning towards the latter?

3) What would happen if all of the remaining Mob members got a question wrong, and the contestant decided to use the Ask the Mob help (which would reject one person to have the right answer and another person to have a wrong answer)? Iím assuming that the contestant would just be told that no one chose the right answer.

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Re: Questions about 1 vs. 100
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2019, 03:18:21 PM »
1) What would happen if a contestant chose to Trust the Mob (in which they are automatically locked into the most popular answer selected by the mob), but it turned out that there was a tie among the two (or three) most popular answers?

They would be told that there was a tie between two (or three) answers, and the contestant would have to choose between the tied answers.

2) Was the background music played in-studio or added in post-production? Based on the timing of the music, Iím leaning towards the latter?

Not sure, but there are a quite a few stories on the web about tapings running hours longer than they ought to (here's one from Ken Jennings), so I'd heavily, heavily lean towards the latter as well.

3) What would happen if all of the remaining Mob members got a question wrong, and the contestant decided to use the Ask the Mob help (which would reject one person to have the right answer and another person to have a wrong answer)? Iím assuming that the contestant would just be told that no one chose the right answer.

Ask the Mob would only select one Mob member instead of two. The contestant would be able to ask them what they picked and why they picked their answer. After they were done, the contestant would be told that the Mob member's answer was incorrect.

1 and 3 are answered in the official rules--the web archive site is down right now, but I'm 99% sure they're correct.
Try looking up http://www.nbc.com/Casting/Applications/1v100_rules.pdf in the Internet Archive later if  you wnat confirmation.
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