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I like when she does her games on her talk show but watching for an hour was a bit boring.

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I used to like Ellen.  But something about her enjoyment of others humiliation bothers me.  

She likes making people look foolish.  On her talk show, she enjoys pranking guests and having them freak out. This show has a similar vibe. I stopped after seeing a woman get sprayed with various liquids. Just not fun to watch.

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I've enjoyed watching Ellen from time to time, but I've never enjoyed the pranks she has pulled on guests.  For one reason, I don't think the guests enjoy the pranks very much, and the other reason is that I sense a meanness in it.  Some of those pranks have been downright nasty.  If that's what her new show is about -- one prank after another -- I won't be watching.  If it's something else, I might give it a try sometime.

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   I just kept thinking I hope there was something EXTREMELY poofy at the bottom where they fell in to. I mean..like a million marshmallows poofy.

  I also thought I would have peed myself if I was unexpectedly catapulted into the sky while doing a puzzle. Wow.

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  OK, just watched the 2nd episode. This was a good thing to watch with my husband, who loves crappy slapstick shows like the 3 stooges.

   Also, English is his second language, so the dumbed down trivia questions were perfect for him. That's all I've got.

They do have a chance to win $100,000 though.

   I'd be humiliated on teevee for that!

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I think it's funny that the first person to win $1000,000 (

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in the second episode)

wasn't even a contestant, but the fiance of one!

Unlike Ellen's show, these contestants have a good idea what they've signed up for, so I don't feel too sorry for them. 

I think that the "chairs" in "Blindfolded Musical Chairs" should be picked at random.  Sometimes it seems like Ellen is favoring a contestant.

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11 hours ago, jhlipton said:

I think it's funny that the first person to win $1000,000 (

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in the second episode)

wasn't even a contestant, but the fiance of one!

Unlike Ellen's show, these contestants have a good idea what they've signed up for, so I don't feel too sorry for them. 

I think that the "chairs" in "Blindfolded Musical Chairs" should be picked at random.  Sometimes it seems like Ellen is favoring a contestant.

I agree! I think Ellen should have to punch the buttons blindfolded or something.

 But maybe they're trying to kind of control where they pop up so they don't punch right up into some guy's junk? Nah..they'd think that was funny. I did think it was funny when they groped the other contestants trying to find a seat. (So sue me, I guess I like 3 Stooges type humor too, sometimes) ;-)

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2 hours ago, ChiCricket said:

But maybe they're trying to kind of control where they pop up so they don't punch right up into some guy's junk?

I think they may want to avoid having one come up on a contestant or directly in front of one.  That would really be unfair.

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1 hour ago, jhlipton said:

I think they may want to avoid having one come up on a contestant or directly in front of one.  That would really be unfair.

I just think the whole show is a lawsuit just waiting to happen.

But I'm sure they sign their lives away to get onto it. It was funny when the one woman held her nose when she was about to be dropped down and Ellen asked her if she thought she was going to be dropped into water. :)

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On 1/5/2018 at 6:27 PM, ChiCricket said:

   I just kept thinking I hope there was something EXTREMELY poofy at the bottom where they fell in to. I mean..like a million marshmallows poofy.

Ever been to a gym that teaches gymnastics classes? They have these pits full of foam cubes. It is extremely likely that's what the show is dropping people into.

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I want to know what drugs they are giving these contestants.  Not even The Price is Right people jump around and scream this much.  It screams fake to me.  And when they lose they're all "hahaha... good job, you! Ah well... I lost."  Say what?

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23 hours ago, theatremouse said:

Ever been to a gym that teaches gymnastics classes? They have these pits full of foam cubes. It is extremely likely that's what the show is dropping people into.

Which you can still get hurt in if you twist your body weird or land funny.

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Which you can still get hurt in if you twist your body weird or land funny.

Well, then, go on Wheel of Fortune and stay away from this show!  

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6 hours ago, LadyArcadia said:

I want to know what drugs they are giving these contestants.

My guess: Some combination of meth and speed, with a dash of cocaine!

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In the musical chairs, the contestants should be wearing helmets.  I've seen two severe head bumps in the last couple of episodes.  I agree with what was said upthread about Ellen enjoying this a little too much.

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1 hour ago, Gemma Violet said:

In the musical chairs, the contestants should be wearing helmets.  I've seen two severe head bumps in the last couple of episodes.  

Maybe not full modern football helmets, but more like the olden time soft leather ones should be enough for that game. They're crawling around, not up and running :)

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I don't like that Ellen goes in a certain order to ask the contestants questions. If they each get their question wrong,  the last person in the line-up wins by default. Unfair! It should be spelling bee style, in which the last remaining contestant must get the next answer correct in order to win.

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On ‎1‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 9:23 PM, Blissfool said:

I don't like that Ellen goes in a certain order to ask the contestants questions.

And some of the answers are fairly arbitrary... Twinkies are not a dessert?  I think that could be contested.

But these contestants' brains freeze up quick, don't they (Meth, speed and cocaine will do that!).  How hard is it to say "It" for Steven King movies?  And for beers, don't name one that's neither American nor top! 

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On 1/11/2018 at 3:37 PM, jhlipton said:

And for beers, don't name one that's neither American nor top! 

Another brilliant answer was Honda for American cars too. 

The girl who didn't know the three branches of government. You deserve to lose. 

On 1/10/2018 at 0:23 AM, Blissfool said:

I don't like that Ellen goes in a certain order to ask the contestants questions. If they each get their question wrong,  the last person in the line-up wins by default. Unfair! It should be spelling bee style, in which the last remaining contestant must get the next answer correct in order to win.

That would probably lead to no one winning then in some cases. 

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So... in this last episode, they wanted the Latin name for bones, but didn't stop the contestant until half her time was up.  As soon as she said "thigh", they should have stopped, explained what they wanted and reset the clock.  That was horribly unfair.

On 1/16/2018 at 7:25 PM, DrScottie said:

Another brilliant answer was Honda for American cars too. 

The girl who didn't know the three branches of government. You deserve to lose.

Honda makes more cars in America than some "American" car companies. 

I bet Bill would have known the three branches of government.  (Tonight was the first time I would have had a chance with the "fake" category.  Bring on Quantum Mechanics!!!)

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I was hoping the winner of the Dizzy Dash was going to win it all.  She was so much fun!

I haven't played the app -- considering how many people are winning the $100,000, it really does seem to help.

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16 hours ago, jhlipton said:

I was hoping the winner of the Dizzy Dash was going to win it all.  She was so much fun!

I haven't played the app -- considering how many people are winning the $100,000, it really does seem to help.

I can't find the app. Is it on iTunes?

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On 1/8/2018 at 11:33 AM, LadyArcadia said:

I want to know what drugs they are giving these contestants.  Not even The Price is Right people jump around and scream this much.  It screams fake to me.  And when they lose they're all "hahaha... good job, you! Ah well... I lost."  Say what?

YES!  The screaming on any show is annoying and it is much worse on this one. 

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I'm a bit surprised that Standards and Practices approved this.

1) Some contestants are supposed to guess what Ellen knows and what she doesn't.  Dance moves, for example.

2) Repeating the question is sometimes OK, and sometimes is ruled as an answer

3) Nicki Minaj did not write or sing "Baby Got Back", Sir Mix-A-Lot did.  That could easily have thrown the contestant off.

I'll still watch, but Hollywood Game Night is much better.

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On 1/4/2018 at 10:10 PM, backformore said:

I used to like Ellen.  But something about her enjoyment of others humiliation bothers me.  

She likes making people look foolish.  On her talk show, she enjoys pranking guests and having them freak out. This show has a similar vibe. I stopped after seeing a woman get sprayed with various liquids. Just not fun to watch.

Agreed. I watched because Hulu kept throwing up the, "You might also like..." banner with this show. 

Nope. I do not like. And she cackles in a really evil way. Launching people, dropping them into pie, dropping through a trap door, or whatever else happens, is not funny. You have the person in power (Ellen) making people humiliate themselves for $100,000? Or, as Ellen calls it, "2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m." Perhaps she should get a monocle and a top hat. 

It's been renewed? NBC, you mystify me.

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Some of the answers tonight were just absurd. Name a person with 50 million Twitter followers: "Facebook" What state is Flo Rida from? "Georgia" 

And to echo the sentiment here, she seems awfully mean to people here. 

In Make it Rain, the lady answers correctly and gets the money on the first guess, then she's required to test one of the other umbrellas?! Why? She won.  Make the other one do it. 

On 2/8/2018 at 2:05 PM, jhlipton said:

I'm a bit surprised that Standards and Practices approved this.

1) Some contestants are supposed to guess what Ellen knows and what she doesn't.  Dance moves, for example.

Also, her subjective assessment of whether or not a Twinkie would qualify as a dessert. I say it can. 

That blindfold musical chairs looked biased to me. She controls the location of the chairs that pop up. It certainly seemed like she wanted to help the girl who was doing the chicken dance to win by raising a chair up as she's moving in that direction.  

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Oh, I like playing computer games, I was great fan of them in my teenage years and I still play them time till time, however now that happens not too often because adult life is much busier  :p 
My the most favourite one is Half Life 2, in my opinion it's the best games which had been ever made. I played it so many times and I dream about releasing third episode some day. They should end that amazing plot!  :) 
I also like GTA, Hitman and Alien VS Predator series, the last one from them was really good. BloodRayne is my favourite too, in my opinion it's one of the best ones in case of main female character. Chaser, Thief and Prey are good ones too. 
I like some mmorgs too, especially Cabal, Shaiya and World of Warcraft. But I don't play them often because I don't like much that donating thing for such types of games.
And I adore virtual gambling, especially here and card games, it's a great fun for me too but I've never spent too much money on such games.

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