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Does your badge mean that you are going to be on Jeopardy?

Because I would watch the sh!t out of that.

I'll take Geeks With 'Fros for $200, Alex.
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I think he means that Eggie is going to juggle chainsaws on that date.
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Aw man! I was about to ask the same thing!

Good luck Erak, and bet wisely on the doubles!
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Hey Erak, don't go negative money and miss out on final Jeopardy!

//Nightmare scenario #546
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IIRC, it's the October 3rd broadcast.
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I was wondering the same thing. If it is the October 3 broadcast, has it already actually happened?

I hope it didn't/doesn't go like this:



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LennyS wrote:
I was wondering the same thing. If it is the October 3 broadcast, has it already actually happened?

I hope it didn't/doesn't go like this:



I wonder if we could convince Erak to grow a stash, wear glasses and a polyester suit...

That would be epic.
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MWChapel wrote:
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I was wondering the same thing. If it is the October 3 broadcast, has it already actually happened?

I hope it didn't/doesn't go like this:



I wonder if we could convince Erak to grow a stash, wear glasses and a polyester suit...

That would be epic.
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Yup! Taping was held over the summer, but contestants and audience members alike are forbidden to discuss results.

MWChapel wrote:
Hey Erak, don't go negative money and miss out on final Jeopardy!

//Nightmare scenario #546


Totally agree. That would be 10 years of trying to get on the show wasted just like that. Though I can't spoil the results, I will at least say this didn't happen or else I would hope it would air without anyone noticing.

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MWChapel wrote:
LennyS wrote:
I was wondering the same thing. If it is the October 3 broadcast, has it already actually happened?

I hope it didn't/doesn't go like this:



I wonder if we could convince Erak to grow a stash, wear glasses and a polyester suit...

That would be epic.


Would that I could, but my upper lip just can't produce.

However, Trebek himself did note during a commercial break that he used to have my hair:

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erak wrote:
Yup! Taping was held over the summer, but contestants and audience members alike are forbidden to discuss results.

Nice! Good luck (retroactively). I'll be watching.
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I probably won't be able to catch this unless the episodes are aired on the Internet, but I have to ask: Did you put your self-portrait on the screen with your name?
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erak wrote:
However, Trebek himself did note during a commercial break that he used to have my hair:

YOU "got yours" FROM him then? Was this a 'scalp'-transplant or just a 'wig' to adorn one's self with too? At least we now KNOW of whom 'transmitted' your present 'hairpiece' 'affliction' unto yourself! "ON" your HEAD, even! robot
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I probably won't be able to catch this unless the episodes are aired on the Internet, but I have to ask: Did you put your self-portrait on the screen with your name?


God, I wish I thought of that.
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erak wrote:
That would be 10 years of trying to get on the show wasted just like that.

Wow, you spent 10 years trying to get on the show? Can you say a little about what the audition process is like? I've never tried but I've heard it's brutal.
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That would be 10 years of trying to get on the show wasted just like that.

Wow, you spent 10 years trying to get on the show? Can you say a little about what the audition process is like? I've never tried but I've heard it's brutal.


It's not brutal at all.

First you have to pass the online test (get 35 or 40 right). Of those that do, about 2,000-3,000 are randomly selected across the country. This was my first audition. I may have passed the test before and just not get randomly selected.

You show up at a hotel conference room with about 20 other potential candidates. The contestant coordinators (henceforth known as producers) are very nice and very upbeat. Part of their job is to get everyone energized and enjoy themselves.

First they start you off with another 50 question quiz similar to the online one (15 seconds per question, only this time you can't speed Google). Once again, you need at least 35 to pass, but you will never know your score.

Next up is a practice game. It doesn't matter how well you do here. Instead, they're checking to see how well you understand the game, how much fun you appear to be having (I was told I was taking it too seriously at first), and how fast you can play (ex: not taking too much time selecting a category).

After that is the hardest and most stressful part: the contestant interview. Earlier in the day you fill out an application that includes fun things about yourself. In the audition, the producers use that to feed you questions to see how you tell the story. Everyone agreed at the audition this was the most intimidating part.

While the producers told us the test is the most important part, I definitely saw people at the audition blow their chance to be on the show by being too shy and/or too mumbly during the practice rounds and interviews.

Out of the 2,000-3,000 people they interview, only 400 get selected for that season. You're in the pool for 18 months. I've heard of people getting the call after the full 18, but most get it in 3-5 months. I got mine exactly a week after the audition, but I think that's because my episode was so early in the season.
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erak wrote:
Leezer wrote:
erak wrote:
That would be 10 years of trying to get on the show wasted just like that.

Wow, you spent 10 years trying to get on the show? Can you say a little about what the audition process is like? I've never tried but I've heard it's brutal.


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And don't even get him started on the swimsuit competition.
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CONGRATULATIONSblankERAK

My favorite moment: Erik correctly answering with the response "What is Bacon".

You made you fellow Chit-Chatters proud.

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Spielfreak wrote:
CONGRATULATIONSblankERAK

My favorite moment: Erik correctly answering with the response "What is Bacon".

You made you fellow Chit-Chatters proud.

meeple



Are we sure this wasn't rigged???

That was so much fun to watch! Congrats Erak!!!!
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Spielfreak wrote:
CONGRATULATIONSblankERAK

My favorite moment: Erik correctly answering with the response "What is Bacon".

You made you fellow Chit-Chatters proud.

meeple



Oh!! Please tell me what the "answer" was and the category?
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Dammit! Jeopardy isn't on for another 3½ hours here and you spoiled the bacon answer for me already! THIS IS BIGGER THAN LOST, KEEP THE SPOILERS DOWN FOR A FEW MORE HOURS!
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EgorjLileli wrote:
Spielfreak wrote:
CONGRATULATIONSblankERAK

My favorite moment: Erik correctly answering with the response "What is Bacon".

You made you fellow Chit-Chatters proud.

meeple



Oh!! Please tell me what the "answer" was and the category?


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erak wrote:
EgorjLileli wrote:
Spielfreak wrote:
CONGRATULATIONSblankERAK

My favorite moment: Erik correctly answering with the response "What is Bacon".

You made you fellow Chit-Chatters proud.

meeple



Oh!! Please tell me what the "answer" was and the category?




I'm assuming you have a tape then. Any chance we could see it somehow?!
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