Stereotyping those with less money as being dumber... nice.
The contestants are much, much better and there are no dull sob stories.
Not sure that's a valid interpretation of what RDJ said. Stereotyping those with more money as being less interesting to a production team because they have no sob story is nearer the mark, I'd say.
Correct. Suggesting they were dumber was not where I was going at all.
If they're playing for money for something that means a lot to them, then that will connect the audience to them more.
The problem with the format of Fastest Finger First is that the contestants not necessarily playing for money and rather to test themselves will be more likely to be intensively practising at home answering questions at speed and therefore most likely to get through to play.
Sorry I thought you meant Fast Finger First eliminated poorer, therefore stupid people.
And even then I’m not sure I agree. People enjoy the drama of the game, not continual sob stories, and I would argue people who are desperate for the money are much more likely to walk away sooner.
And yet it runs as a cheap daily syndie filler show in the States. Can't be that expensive, surely?
The US syndication deal is worth millions of dollars in advertising and sponsorship, something which is not possible here in the UK. The syndication rights, sponsorship and advertising ensure the US version makes a good profit.
The US version now though is a complete mess. I have no idea why Valleycrest Productions went down the route they did just before Meredith Vieira left the show in changing it all.
I thought the various productions company and/or TV Companies weren't to deviate from the original outline of the show?
I thought it was now back to a traditional millionaire format, having got rid of the weird shuffle version?