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Offline MrPlinko

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If Someone Gets Tickets For The Show?
« on: February 28, 2020, 03:43:11 AM »
Guys,

If someone gets tickets to the show and they are called to "Come on Down!"

1.) When can they contractually break their silence about when their episode airs?
2.) If they can't say anything, does that mean they got picked? Or does the same rule apply if you never get out of the audience?

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Re: If Someone Gets Tickets For The Show?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2020, 07:05:59 AM »
Ok, as someone who was lucky enough to hear those magical words, here's where I'm at:

You find certain ways to tell people that you attended the show and what date they can watch for you in the crowd. When people asked me questions I told them point blank "that I had a great time in the audience" which by no means was a lie - I just had a different experience than most!

I had fun keeping the secret.  I ended up having watch parties with three different groups of people - who were oblivious to my "come on down".  In fact I was able to get twenty friends to get off social media for 24 hours so they would be able to watch unspoiled the night of the airing.  Half the fun of being on the show ended up being the post-show ramp up to airing - I was especially proud of managing to get my parents to watch without knowing something of course.

In any case it was a wild ride!

Ryan.

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Re: If Someone Gets Tickets For The Show?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2020, 11:34:50 AM »
Guys,

If someone gets tickets to the show and they are called to "Come on Down!"

1.) When can they contractually break their silence about when their episode airs?

Officially, not until the episode actually airs, and this is something they hammer home during the post-show contestant briefing. That said, if you're a big winner, CBS will contact you and ask if they can talk to the press about your appearance about a week before your show airs. In my case, I agreed, and my friends saw the first newspaper article a couple of days before the show aired. The first article was just "he attended the show", then the second article, which came out the day after the show aired, gave the details.

2.) If they can't say anything, does that mean they got picked? Or does the same rule apply if you never get out of the audience?

Not necessarily, as technically, the paperwork you sign when you arrive says that no matter what, you're not supposed to share anything about the show until it airs, including whether you were called down or not. That said, most people don't read the paperwork so they don't know that, plus, what can CBS/Fremantle do if you say you weren't called to come on down? They can't take away prizes you didn't win.

In my case, I saw my family the week after the taping I was called, and when I didn't give any details about what happened, they got suspicious; my brother in law theorized I would just say it if I hadn't been called and my sister directly asked, "So, when you got on stage, did Drew shake your hand?" My uncle told me he needed a new car just in case I won one and didn't know what to do with it. Of course, I stayed silent the whole time until the show aired  :-D.