Has anyone else been absolutely pissing Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

They’ve dumbed it down i reckon. Been getting to £32k or £64k regularly without needing lifelines.

(Sphincter says they’ve not been watching).

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They definitely make the questions harder depending on how much theyve given away.

They always give the car questions after they’ve used the host

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No Tarrant, no party.

It’s odd though as I remember its UK premiere (around 31 August 1998 and my dad was saying "I don’t want to watch ANY Diana stuff (!) ) and all my family thought it was dreadful, the format seemed clunky and tedious, really lacking zip and zest for a primetime gameshow, the fastest finger first seemed to take about 7 minutes. The questions also seemed far too easy, though IIRC one contestant had to phone a friend with the question “Who won the Premier League title in… 1998.”

Now it’s defined 21st century pop culture in everything from Slumdog Millionaire to RATM. Like much by that band, I’m undecided whether this is revolutionary satire or heavy-handed “makesuthink”

Do the mugs on it still talk through their thinking, narrow it down to two possible answers then act shocked when they use 50/50 and it leaves them with the two they can’t choose between?

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Honestly I’m no Clarkson fan but I actually think he’s quite good at it. Am I tory now?

@bugduv no I think you’ll find that WE are getting cleverer

and then ask the audience. Schoolboy error

Watched the Coughing Major thing a few weeks back. Was pretty good actually

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My ex used to phone up the number to try and enter me when it was on back in the noughties, because I seemed to do alright when we were watching it. Didn’t ever get through though.

Yeah I enjoyed it. Thought the case was absolutely cut and dried beforehand. Now I’ve watched it I’m not so sure.

I’ve settled on a position of “I’m absolutely convinced they are guilty of cheating but a) I can’t be sure how and b) their guilty sentences were an absolute miscarriage of justice given the evidence”

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I’d assumed they were guilty until I saw them being played by more attractive people now I’m not so sure.

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I didn’t know about the original pager-on-each-limb plan!

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Went through all the Judith Keppel questions the other week and was shocked at how straightforward most of them were (obviously would be in a different boat in a studio situation, I probably wouldn’t have gambled, but treating it like a pub quiz I wasn’t really phased).

Haven’t seen much of the new ones, but a lot of the questions I have seen have been a bit bollocks - last one I remember was asking about which director and actor had worked together the most, which even for a film buff is going to be mostly a guess.

Also I keep catching it where Clarkson is giving his advice and he’s always shit.

The pace of the show is a lot better.
Not 10 minutes per question with tense music, contestant telling their life story and Tarrant making a hhhmmmmmm face for about 5 minutes before going to ad break then revealing the answer.

Should be fine to cheat on a gameshow imo