The GAME Series 1 - Episode 3

Darren: Welcome to the third episode of the GAME! I'm Darren, the winner of Sim Brother 2005. I was hired by SimTV to host this brand new show, which sees 4 contestants play a number of rounds to win a cash value between £10 and £150,000. Well done to everyone who played the latest interactive quiz and well done to plasmatical, the current champion. Lets get started with today's show by meeting the contestants.

Darren: Up first is Trisha, who's a 27 year old gardener. She wants to win tonight so she can build an extension.

Darren: Next is Jake, a 23 year old Junior barber. He doesn't have a specfic want for the money, but says he'll make sure he enjoys it.

Darren: In the yellow room is Donna, who wants a new kitchen. She's 25 and works in a fish and chip shop!

Darren: Finally it's Bob. He's 47 years old and is currently unemployed. He needs money to do home improvements so his wife doesn't leave him! Wait a minute.... no, never mind.

Darren: Pretty much all the contestants are looking for money to improve their homes, but who will win and will they win enough? It's now time for our first round called our survey says... I'll ask the contestants a poll question, which we've already asked 100 people. If there answer is in the top four answers for the poll results they will gain between one and four points. At the end of this round one contestant will be eliminated. The first question asked was name a type of book. I now need to hear each of your answers. You won't be able to hear each other. Trisha?
Trisha:
Erm, a storey book?
Darren:
Thanks Trisha, we'll find out soon. Jake?
Jake:
A children's book.
Darren:
Donna?
Donna:
I don't get the question. A dictionary?
Darren:
Thanks Donna. This question could be seen in two different ways, but remember the poll would of seen it in these two ways too. Bob?
Bob:
Well, I've never really read a book before. My wife goes on about one a lot. The bible.
Darren:
Thanks Bob, let's find out how you've all scored.

Darren: Ok. Trisha your answer of storey book cannot be accepted because you needed to be more specific. You get no points. Jake you also get no points. Bob and Betty... sorry Donna. I don't know why I said that. Anyway, they both score, with Bob getting one point and Donna getting two points.

Darren: Ok, our next question was... Bob, are you alright in there? Why are you holding your nose?
Bob:
I've farted.
Darren:
Eww! I wish I never asked. Moving swiftly on, the second question was to name a famous golf course. Trisha?
Trisha:
Golf!? I don't know a thing about golf. Erm, park side or something?
Darren:
Well I've not heard of it, but maybe! Jake?
Jake:
I don't know much about golf, but I've heard of one called The Belfry.
Darren:
Ok. Donna?
Donna:
My boy friend likes to play golf, and I know one called Wentworth.
Darren:
And finally Bob?
Bob:
I might not do much, but I do watch a lot of TV, and I know a famous course called St Andrews.
Darren:
Ok, lets find out what came top in the survey...

Darren: Ok, we have St Andrews, Gleneagles, Wentworth and The Belfry. Jake gets one point for The Belfry, Donna gets two points for Wentworth, and Bob, surprisingly, gets 4 points for St Andrews!

Darren: Which means the scores are as follows: Bob is in the lead with 5 points, and Donna is close behind with four points. Jake only has one point, but poor Trisha has no points! Trisha, your out of the game!

Trisha: Man, I really suck with the survey questions! I would of been could at the catchphrases. Anyway, thanks for a great day. The cafeteria food here was superb, and I also caught a glimpse of the new Sim Brother house!

Darren: She might have been a lousy player, but I agree with her comment about the food here! SimTV studios are great with food! It's now time for our second round, called Catchphrase. The contestants will be shown clues representing well known catchphrases. Whoever buzzes in first with the correct answer gets a point. The player with the least points will be eliminated at the end of this round, which means if Jake doesn't get all three catchphrases right, he's out! Here's the first catchphrase.

Darren: Ok, here we go..
Jake:
(Buzzes)

Jake: Blue without you?
Darren:
Correct. Here's the next one.

Jake: (Buzzes)
Darren:
And it's Jake again...

Jake: I've been practising. Is it a break in the weather?
Darren:
Yes. If you can get the last one we'll have to go to a tie breaker. Here it comes..

Darren: Any takers?
Bob:
(Buzzes)

Darren: What's your answer Bob?
Bob:
Turncoat.
Darren:
That's right!
Bob:
Yes!
Darren:
What happened Jake?
Jake:
It's an old fashioned word mate. I'm not 47 like Bob.
Darren:
That's true. Well, we already know who's going, but lets see the scores..

Darren: Jake, you are out of the game, and Bob and Donna will now go head to head in our final round called Pathway!

Darren: Well done for getting through to the final round. Donna, what happened to you in the last round?

Donna: (Laughs) It was just way too hard for me.
Darren:
(Laughs) How does it feel to get to this stage, Bob?
Bob:
Great! I don't know what room to get redecorated first.
Darren:
Your still a long way from that Bob. You must first beat Donna and win a large amount of cash. How do you feel Donna?
Donna:
I'm excited. I think I can win this.
Darren:
Then lets play pathway. In this game, your aim is to reach the end of your pathway first. Choose either of the two squares of each row when asked to proceed. One square allows you to continue. The other will either make you give up your turn or answer a question correctly in order to keep control of the game. To begin, each step on either of your first squares.

Bob gets off to a good start is allowed to continue forward, where he is presented with another continue symbol. Meanwhile Dona must wait.
Darren:
Choose another Bob.

Darren: Ok, this means you have to get a question right in order to keep control of the game.
Bob:
Alright.
Darren:
This week the questions will ask you to complete titles of popular books. This title comes from one of the books in Lemony Snickets, A Series of Unfortunate Events. The miserable what?
Bob:
Sod.
Darren:
(Laughs) No, that's wrong. The answer was the miserable mill, and there children's books! I don't think it would be called the miserable sod.
Bob:
Sorry, it just came out. It's what my wife calls me.
Darren:
Well, Donna now finally gets to move.

Donna gets two continues in a row, taking her one place in front of Bob. She has just been presented with the question symbol.
Darren:
Ok, your title to complete is 'A curious incident of the dog in the what?
Donna:
Night time.
Darren:
That's right. A great book by Mark Haddon. Keep on moving girl!

Donna gets one more continue before having to pass the game back over to Bob. Bob must still answer a question correctly in order to move again.
Darren:
Ok, another book form A Series of Unfortunate events. Please get this right so I don't have to go through all thirteen!
Bob:
I'll try.
Darren:
Ok, the title is the slippery what?
Bob:
Scumbag.
Darren:
Are you having a laugh?
Bob:
Sorry, it came out again. My wife calls me that too.
Darren:
The answer was slope! Let's get back over to Donna.

Donna moves forward and sees another red face. The game passes back to Bob.
Darren:
Right, lets get you moving again. This book is the first in the series. Bear in mind that the author also uses iteration in all his titles.
Bob:
Uses what now?
Darren:
(Sighs) Ok the title is the bad what?
Bob:
Egg.
Darren:
Egg!? Egg!? What are you on!?
Bob:
It's what my wife calls my biggest, smelliest fart.
Darren:
I'm not being paid enough for this. Come on Donna, step forward and finish this game!

Donna gets a final continue symbol and completes the game.
Bob:
Arghh!
Darren:
Well done Donna, you win!
Donna:
Yes!
Bob:
Do you know how many train vouchers I had to use to get here!?
Darren:
Bob, don't be such a sore loser. Just go back to 7 Sim Lane... where am I coming up with these things!? Come on Donna, lets just get through to the prize studio!

Darren: Ok, your guaranteed a prize, but it could be any amount between £10 and £150,000. 10 values are behind the 10 windows around the room. To start with you need to choose one window, and then open windows the other windows to reveal the value you haven't got.
Donna:
I understand.
Darren:
Then which window would you like to claim?
Donna:
I'll go with number four.
Darren:
And which would you like to open first?
Donna:
Number one.

Darren: £100. A great start. Now where?
Donna:
Number three.

Darren: £50,000
Donna:
Oh no!
Darren:
Yeah, it's bad, but it could be worse.
Donna:
True.
Darren:
Just pick another, and lets hope it's a yellow one.
Donna:
Yeah. I'll go with five.

Darren: £1,000.
Donna:
That's much better!
Darren:
You've taken out two small values, so your offer shouldn't suffer too much by loosing the £50,000.

Darren: Ok, the first offer is £7,000.
Donna:
Not bad.
Darren:
Yeah, not bad at all. What do you want to do?
Donna:
I'm going to play on.
Darren:
Ok, which window would you like to open next?
Donna:
Number eight.

Darren: £10!
Donna:
Yes!
Darren:
You won't be going away with the lowest price on offer. In fact, the lowest you could leave with is £500. You could still win a lot more though, so where next?
Donna:
Number ten.

Darren: £5,000.
Donna:
That's not great.
Darren:
It's not too bad, when you've still got four out of five of the big one's left. One more left before the next offer.
Donna:
Lets go to number six.

Darren: Oh no Donna, what have you done!? It's £150,000.
Donna:
(Sighs) Oh well.
Darren:
Are you ok?
Donna:
I didn't want that much money anyway. All I want is a new kitchen after all.
Darren:
Well I think your next offer will probably cover a new kitchen.

Darren: The offer is £33,000.
Donna:
I'm taking it.
Darren:
Really? You've got two higher values.
Donna:
Yeah, but I could easily take them out. I don't want to risk it.
Darren:
Wise move. Congratulations Donna, £33,00.

Darren: The £500 was there behind number 8 and £100,000 was behind number six.

Darren: £75,000 was behind window two, meaning behind your window, number four, was...

Darren: Bob!?
Donna:
Oh my god!
Bob:
Hello!
Darren:
How on earth did he get in there? Someone's having a good joke here! Oh well, he's hiding £25,000 with his load of flab.
Bob:
Oi!
Darren:
So you've got more than you could of done. Well done.
Donna:
Thanks.

Darren: That concludes our show. Head over to the interactive page to take part in our third interactive quiz, and join me next week for the final normal episode of the series, before we start with our specials! Good night.