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Old 12-25-2018, 03:23 AM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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I was on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” last year. I’m in my 50s. I guess that counts as older.
It was definitely not “rigged”. They were very strict with the contestants. We were kept in an isolated area during taping, and couldn’t even go to the restroom without an escort.
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Old 12-25-2018, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Mexico City (at the moment)
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I was selected to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune (via letter) in 1995, filmed on an aircraft carrier in Norfolk.
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Old 12-27-2018, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Cleverly concealed
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One of my co-workers, who is about 50, will be on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in February (recorded the episode last summer). Another acquaintance who is in her 50s was on The Price is Right two years ago. Price is Right doesn't really care about your age, as long as you act like a maniac on camera. She won her "showcase" at the end.
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Old 12-29-2018, 07:12 AM
 
Location: The South
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I watch every Jeporady that comes on, however I’m in my eighty’s and I know my limits. It seems my reaction time is generally about 10 seconds longer than the contestants.
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Old 12-29-2018, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I watch every Jeporady that comes on, however I’m in my eighty’s and I know my limits. It seems my reaction time is generally about 10 seconds longer than the contestants.

A friend says they should have a "stoner Jeopardy" version where it displays the category on screen and inserts an automatic 5-10 second pause after Alex finishes reading the question! I said that would be good for me too, as I often seem to forget the category and do need an extra few seconds to come up with the answer.
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Old 12-31-2018, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Texas of course
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I knew a couple that was on The Newlywed Game, WAY back in the day and they won but back then the prizes weren't great.
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Game show no. Dick Clark dance show , yes. Was interesting.
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Old 01-01-2019, 06:18 AM
 
Location: The Outer Limits
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As a youngster I was in the Peanut Gallery of the “ Howdy Doodie Show”.
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Texas of course
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Game show no. Dick Clark dance show , yes. Was interesting.
As a teen I always wished I could be on American Bandstand. I learned all the dances watching that show.
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:41 PM
 
Location: In the land beyond Ohare!
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Way back when, I was in the audience of the Chicago version of Bozos Circus. Almost got picked for the Grand Prize Game................
missed it by > < that much!

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