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Josh
The end game was a bit pointless too:
The contestant took the lower money, better knowledge choice and won that money. But "because it's Christmas" they got to take away the original amount anyways for charity, making the entire end game pointless.
It looks like someone's bleached the Minions.
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
I thought the BBC especially had stopped that kind of thing.
Be nicer and more tolerant to each other. Them's the rules.
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Johnr
Josh posted:
The end game was a bit pointless too:
The contestant took the lower money, better knowledge choice and won that money. But "because it's Christmas" they got to take away the original amount anyways for charity, making the entire end game pointless.


Not as bad as US Millionaire guaranteeing a celebrity $32,000 no matter what!

Also I sound like a bit of a scrooge but I really missed them playing the actual 'The Wheel!' theme tune during the wheel spins with a suitable shot to Michael or a celebrity expert miming 'The Wheel!'
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Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
I think they could have easily got a way with and possibly into moved the show by having regular contestants or ‘front line heros’ on The Christmas Wheel, given the celebrity factor is already there. But I suppose it may have allowed them to get people of a slightly higher calibre than what would usually appear on the show, although I don’t think the line ups have been that bad.

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eanok World News
As much as I like the theme music and sound effects of the show, watching contestants constantly go up and down, simply because shutdown was spun in, was really frustrating (Episode 6). Goes to show it may not be the best idea to leave everything to chance.
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Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
eanok posted:
As much as I like the theme music and sound effects of the show, watching contestants constantly go up and down, simply because shutdown was spun in, was really frustrating (Episode 6). Goes to show it may not be the best idea to leave everything to chance.

That’s part of the fun with this format really. It’s a comedy vehicle first, quiz show second. It’s quite amusing seeing the same person fail 3 times in a row and Mcintyre makes the most out of it. It sounds like you want to strip all the comedy out of it.
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Jonwo
Jon posted:

That’s part of the fun with this format really. It’s a comedy vehicle first, quiz show second. It’s quite amusing seeing the same person fail 3 times in a row and Mcintyre makes the most out of it. It sounds like you want to strip all the comedy out of it.


Joel Dommett being the expert on heavy metal and getting both questions wrong was funny as well as Chris Eubank.
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Inspector Sands
Jonwo posted:

Joel Dommett being the expert on heavy metal and getting both questions wrong was funny as well as Chris Eubank.

I did wonder if Joel was a last minute replacement for someone else who's specialist subject was heavy metal and it was too late to get new questions. He didn't seem that together and the subject and his presence seemed to be a bit of an in joke
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Jonwo

I did wonder if Joel was a last minute replacement for someone else who's specialist subject was heavy metal and it was too late to get new questions. He didn't seem that together and the subject and his presence seemed to be a bit of an in joke


I wouldn't be surprised if Ed Gamble or James Acaster were the original comedian booked who dropped out at the last minute as they're into heavy metal.
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eanok World News
Jon posted:
eanok posted:
As much as I like the theme music and sound effects of the show, watching contestants constantly go up and down, simply because shutdown was spun in, was really frustrating (Episode 6). Goes to show it may not be the best idea to leave everything to chance.

That’s part of the fun with this format really. It’s a comedy vehicle first, quiz show second. It’s quite amusing seeing the same person fail 3 times in a row and Mcintyre makes the most out of it. It sounds like you want to strip all the comedy out of it.


No, I don't mind seeing the same person fails 3 times in a row, but it feels like the flow of the show is constantly interrupted by contestants going up and down, which can be tedious by the third time. And the fact that you have to sit through the whole process doesn't help. Other comedy panel shows don't have this kind of problem because they can easily cut the boring bits out.
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steddenm UTV Newsline
For those interested, Paul Farrer explains how the theme to The Wheel came about:



Also, one reference to another BBC theme tune in this one!
"Stop touching Dot's pussy - you don't know where it's been!" (Honey Mitchell, EastEnders)
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AaronLancs Granada North West Today
For those interested, Paul Farrer explains how the theme to The Wheel came about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm9Kn9HqD2U

Also, one reference to another BBC theme tune in this one!

RE: THE BBC THEME TUNE REFERENCE

Very, very very, clever. Kudos to Mr. Farrar.

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