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Pie Pie Eater

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Only Connect
« on: October 12, 2020, 06:29:13 PM »
Here's the old thread, which I considered bumping but the title was out of date and I got the red 'thread is over 90 days old' warning, so here's a new one, which I'm starting only to say that I'm on this tonight, on the Puzzle Hunters team (which is fairly easy to guess if you know anything about me, particularly that I am neither Mitch Benn nor Emma Kennedy, and also I would never be on a team of Beatles fans)

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 08:30:20 PM »
Wow, you guys were excellent! I was routing for you even before I knew who the opposition was.

Were you the one who relished answering "kill"?

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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 08:34:35 PM »
absolutely bodied them. Well done pie

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 08:43:11 PM »
Excellent! I'm wanging on about this in the Matt Forde thread.

Kicked their arses. Nice one.

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 09:07:07 PM »
I am neither Mitch Benn nor Emma Kennedy
There's no need to brag.

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 09:23:40 PM »
Were you the one who relished answering "kill"?

Haha, no, the one that suggested the authors with middle initials R.R. and subsequently realising that it was probably impossible for there to be more than two

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2020, 09:58:19 PM »
GET FUCKIN IN

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2020, 10:16:50 PM »
Woah, hang on... when did they start including teams of (very) minor celebs? Was this an emergency measure brought about by lack of available plebs due to COVIDs? Did they explain?

(and well done, by the way)

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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2020, 10:19:17 PM »
Nah, they just applied via the normal process. Was a bit disconcerting discovering they were going to be our opponents. As soon as it became clear I just thought "oh crap, we really need to win this for CaB and the shitpost left"

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2020, 10:22:18 PM »
I will say though that EK was very nice and I steered the chat towards TMWRNJ. Paul Putner still has the curious orange head, apparently.

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2020, 11:35:36 PM »
Nah, they just applied via the normal process. Was a bit disconcerting discovering they were going to be our opponents. As soon as it became clear I just thought "oh crap, we really need to win this for CaB and the shitpost left"

you done us proud, son

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2020, 12:22:59 AM »
Does the glass/perspex separating teammates have some special property that allows sound to pass through or are you all wired up so you can communicate quietly with each other without the other team hearing?

Possibly a question that was asked and answered in the first episode of this series.

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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2020, 12:59:45 AM »
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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2020, 03:11:03 AM »
Does the glass/perspex separating teammates have some special property that allows sound to pass through or are you all wired up so you can communicate quietly with each other without the other team hearing?

Possibly a question that was asked and answered in the first episode of this series.

Nope and nope, at least in the first 3 episodes I've seen (not seen last week's or tonight's yet).  Indeed, contestants were having visible difficulty in conferring, with more than one "Sorry, what did you say?  Can't hear you!" type moment occurring.

It does seem unfair, as it means that the other team have an even better chance of overhearing deliberations than they already had, but I suppose that works both ways round.

Of course, Pie Pie Eater may be able to shed some light if I'm mistaken.

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2020, 10:05:48 AM »
What a great score, good to see it was one of us in there winning. Coren's show wrap up last night was a bit odd, talk about scraping the barrel.

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2020, 10:12:23 AM »
Haha, no, the one that suggested the authors with middle initials R.R. and subsequently realising that it was probably impossible for there to be more than two

I was a bit disappointed that you didn't say something along the lines of "What about Montmorency R R Clark?" when they revealed the other clues in that.

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2020, 01:27:46 PM »
I will say though that EK was very nice

Well that's ruined my day.

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2020, 05:23:06 PM »
Sorry!

Nope and nope, at least in the first 3 episodes I've seen (not seen last week's or tonight's yet).  Indeed, contestants were having visible difficulty in conferring, with more than one "Sorry, what did you say?  Can't hear you!" type moment occurring.

Of course, Pie Pie Eater may be able to shed some light if I'm mistaken.

No, we did have earpieces with our own team's voices coming through, in theory making it easier to confer, although in practice I think it meant we talked more quietly than we should and thus had a bit of difficulty hearing at times

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2020, 05:27:55 PM »
I was a bit disappointed that you didn't say something along the lines of "What about Montmorency R R Clark?" when they revealed the other clues in that.

Sadly I am not quick-witted enough to make that kind of remark, it would have been funny though

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2020, 06:27:17 PM »
Had a mate who went on OC a few years ago. Got to a proper knockout match, his team was winning, then in the missing vowels round he answered 'PLR BS NM' as 'pluribus unum' when it fact it is of course 'e pluribus unum'. Penalty point cost his team the game. Cruel.

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2020, 08:54:18 PM »
Argh brutal. I was a little wary of answering missing vowels in the next match after getting one wrong in the first one

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2020, 08:57:54 PM »
Is Coren painfully unfunny in real life?

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2020, 09:05:46 PM »
She's funnier than Mitch Benn

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« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2020, 09:10:53 PM »
What is the deal with the facts about the contestants they read out at the beginning? Are they made up? If they aren’t how do they choose them?

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« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2020, 09:19:32 PM »
At the risk of jumping in on our actual contestant, I've always thought there must be a section of your application form where you jot a few down. Or they just ask you for some when you're chosen.

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2020, 09:43:57 PM »
Yeah, a researcher calls you up once you're through the audition and ekes them out of you. Also had to come with a few more on the day of shooting as they seem quite picky about which ones they use. I did end up remembering a few things that I wouldn't have because of being put on the spot actually. Also if you don't have anything interesting then almost anything can be made into an OC intro fact by judicious removal of context.

Victoria also goes through them and gets you to change / reword if she wants to. In one of our games she got someone to think of a completely new fact on set (with some leading questions based on the original rejected fact).

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2020, 01:31:02 AM »
What a great score, good to see it was one of us in there winning. Coren's show wrap up last night was a bit odd, talk about scraping the barrel.

That seems to be her thing. The sign off always seems to be a random weird thing, and deliberately unfunny.

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2020, 01:33:40 AM »
What is the deal with the facts about the contestants they read out at the beginning? Are they made up? If they aren’t how do they choose them?

Apparently they only really take teams with a “thing” that connects them. I had a friend who went on with a few of their friends, who didn’t take part in any particular hobbies together. They made up that they were part of a London Underground themed supper club, and had to style out an interrogation from Victoria on air about what exactly that involved.

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2020, 07:41:27 AM »
They wanted us to try and think of a different team name because there have been too many puzzle-based team names (crossworders etc) but we argued it was the most distinctive connection we had. We met doing maths PhDs but I think there's already been a Mathematicians team. And we thought if people watching Only Connect didn't know what a puzzlehunt entailed their interest might be piqued

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« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2020, 07:45:23 AM »
You should have said that you once made up lies about Jeremy Corbyn in order to pay less tax

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