Questions tagged [game-show]

Used for any questions relating to TV game shows (i.e. shows where contestants compete for prizes).

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How are Reality Game Show commenting done? [duplicate]

in Reality Game Shows like Face Off, The Biggest Looser and Master Chef sometimes the contestants are commenting on what they are doing, something it's just a voice over and sometimes it's a cut away ...
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How is “Ellen's Game of Games” legal?

It is actually federal law that game shows cannot have pre-determined outcomes, and my research suggests that it also bans the host from influencing the outcome. How then is "Ellen's Game of Games" on ...
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On “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” what's the largest margin by which the audience has been incorrect? [closed]

When using the "ask the audience" lifeline, what's they largest margin by which the audience has been incorrect? For example, if the correct answer is C, and the answer the majority of the audience ...
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Did anyone ever confirm the canonical Monty Hall problem results by analyzing actual TV shows?

One of the most vexing paradoxes in probability theory is the Monty Hall problem, which is from a 1960s TV show called "Let's Make a Deal", hosted by Monty Hall. The standard setup is that the player ...
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Fort Boyard - why using a solved game?

In early seasons during the Time Hunt stage they played a game of 20 sticks - a participant played with Maître de jeu and has always been the one to make a first move. I found out they played a ...
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Blockbusters - Why 2 v 1?

The quiz show, Blockbusters was unusual in the way it had uneven teams: The blue team had 2 players who would compete against white's 1, though the blues had to make a link across the board at least 5 ...
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Are homonym answers allowed on The $100,000 Pyramid?

For example, let's say the word is "wrapper". Are the contestants allowed to list a bunch of rappers (Eminem, LL Cool J, etc) which might lead the contestant to say (and mean) "rapper"? Since it is ...