|To: GuinnessGuy who wrote (131448)||3/30/2012 8:52:55 AM|
|From: Knighty Tin||Respond to of 132041|
|Craig, the Austin audition was in the early 90s. My parents lived there then. It was an interesting experience. You and about 100 people take a 50 question test, then, the 6 who passed it had interviews and a mock game. In the mock game, we held little bells in our hands and rang them when we knew the answer. Talk about high tech! <G> |
I do not know the guy you are talking about. I did see a woman on Millionaire who'd also been on Jeopardy. The trouble with Millionaire is that you have to go to NYC to take the test, then come home, then go again for an interview, then come in and hope you are selected before taping ends that season (all shows have this problem. They have to have more possible players than they need or a sudden illness or something could leave the show short) and then maybe play the game.
What I took Tuesday night was actually a pre-audition written test. That is better than last time, where they just picked postcards out of a barrel. Some of the people there would have trouble understanding tic, tac, toe, much less Jeopardy questions. <g> That won't be true of anyone who passes this online test, though there is opportunity for cheating on the online tests.
The only game shows that are worth the trouble are Jeopardy, Millionaire and Wheel. Wheel is mostly luck, with some knowledge. But if you do not get good spins, it doesn't matter how much you know. With Jeopardy, the main lucky part is hitting the buzzer first. Though there are episodes where doctors get an anatomy category and English Lit profs get a Shakespeare category. Millionaire is mostly skill, but the big money questions are really tough.
Family Feud doesn't pay enough, even if you win all that you can win. Lets Make a Deal and Price is Right are both goofy shows with mostly stuff you dont' want as prizes. I am partial to cash. <G>
I didn't know about any club. I don't see how they can help each other, but I might check it out.