The GAME Series 1 - Episode 4

Darren: Welcome to the fourth episode of the first ever SimTV quiz show! Before we get started I would like to apologise on behalf of the shows researchers for the latest interactive quiz. We asked who directed the film Crash. The answer will were looking for, David Kronenberg, was referring to an old film, rather than the recent, unrelated, film which was directed by Paul Haggis. Rather than changing the answer we were looking for we decided to ignore this answer whether right or wrong. On the subject of the interactive quizzes, congratulations to Stewart who is our current champion! Now lets get on with the show and meet this weeks contestants.

Darren: Donald is our first contestant. He's 25 and is a chef. He's come on the show to get money to buy his girlfriend a ring so he can propose!

Darren: Donald is next up. He's 24 and he wants money to help towards his big wedding day! He's a sales man.

Donald: Marianne wants a new home for her and her boyfriend. She's 28 and works as a checkout girl!

Darren: Our final contestant is Rosemary. She's 27 and is a primary school teacher. She wants money to buy her boyfriend a ring so she can propose to him! Rosemary, you know it's tradition for the man to propose, right?
Rosemary: I'll be waiting for ever if I have to wait for him!
Darren: (Laughs). It sounds like it's all about love tonight. Good luck to all our contestants.

Darren: Our first round is called our survey says... I'll ask you a question, which we've already asked a poll of people. If your answer is one of the polls top four answers you'll gain between 1 and 4 points. After just two of these questions, one contestant will be eliminated. You obviously wont be able to hear each other's answers. Ok, the first question is to name something used by a plumber. Donald?
Donald:
Pipes.
Darren:
Kevin?
Kevin:
A plunger.
Darren:
Marianne?
Marianne:
A wrench.
Darren:
Wow, you know your plumbing. Finally, Rosemary?
Rosemary:
Pipes
Darren:
Ok, lets take a look at the top four answers from the poll.

Darren: Ok, we have wrench first which gains Marianne four points. The second answer is a spanner, which no one got. Third is piping, so both Donald and Rosemary get two points. Last is a blow lamp which no one got. Kevin, your answer of plunger scores nothing.

Darren: The second question was to name a popular hobby. Lets hear your answers. Donald?
Donald:
Fishing.
Darren:
Kevin?
Kevin:
Sport.
Darren:
Marianne?
Marianne:
Gardening.
Darren:
And Rosemary?
Rosemary:
Reading.
Darren:
Lets take a look.

Darren: Fishing gains four points for Donald, and Sport gets Kevin three points. Rosemary get's two points for her answer of reading, and Marianne gets a point for her answer of gardening.

Darren: At the end of that round Donald is leading with six points with Marianne just behind with five points, and Rosemary just behind her with four points. Kevin is only just behind Rosemary, but with the least points, Kevin is out of the game.

Kevin: Oh well. Although a great cake, food and all the trimmings would have been great, I'll be happy on my wedding day as long as I have my partner.
Darren:
That's the spirit. Good luck on the big day and thanks for playing. Good bye!

Darren: It's now time for our second round called catchphrase. The contestants will be shown a clue, which represents a well know catchphrase. The first person to buzz in with the correct answer gets a point, and the two players with the most points will go through to our final round to battle it out head to head. Here's the first catchphrase.

Darren: Any takers?
Rosemary:
(Buzzes) Is it feeling boxed in?
Darren:
That's correct, so you gain a point. Here's the next catchphrase...

Donald: (Buzzes) You are full of it.
Darren:
Excuse me? Oh the answer... yeah, that's right. Here comes our final catchphrase.

Rosemary: (Buzzes) To be at a loose end?
Darren:
Yeah that's right. They were really easy today. Lets take a look at the scores.

Darren: Donald is in the lead with seven points, followed by Rosemary with six. Marianne, you're out of the game. It's now time for Donald and Rosemary to play our final game called pathway!

Darren: Ok, you've both done very well to get this far. How do you feel?
Rosemary:
I'm thrilled. I just really hope I win now so I can propose to my boyfriend.
Donald:
Yeah, I need money to propose too!
Darren:
Well I'm hoping for both of you, and I'm hoping you win enough cash for a good enough ring. In our final game, the first person to the end of their pathway wins. At each level, you must choose either of the two squares. If you choose well you will be able to continue, but if you choose wrongly you'll either give up your go, or have to answer a question correctly in order to proceed. To begin, each choose one of your first squares.

Donald got two continues in a row, and has just been met with a question symbol. Rosemarys first square prevented her from moving until Donald is forced to pass the game back over.
Darren: Ok, in order to keep control of the game you must get this question right. In a dictionary, what is the first animal that will be listed?
Donald: Erm... Ape?
Darren: The correct answer was Aardvark, which means Rosemary finally get's to move!

Rosemary got two continues in a row, taking her one square ahead of Donald. She must answer a question correctly in order to keep control of the game.
Darren:
Who was the second wife of Henry VIII?
Rosemary:
I can only think of Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. Erm... I think I'll go with Anne Boleyn.
Darren:
You made the right choice! Keep moving!

After one more continue Rosemary was forced to pass the game back over to Donald. Donald must still answer a question correctly.
Darren: Ok, which bank note did the Bank of England introduce in 1752 and withdraw in 1947?
Donald: I haven't got a clue. £100?
Darren: The correct answer was £1,000. Rosemary, it's your turn again!

Rosemary has reached the final row, but has been met by a question symbol. She must answer Darren's question correctly in order to win.
Darren: Ok, no pressure... In the nursery rhyme, how many blackbirds were backed in a pie?
Rosemary: Let me think.. (hums).. 24.
Darren: That is correct, meaning you're our winner! Donald, I'm sorry. You got stumped out with a question there.
Donald: Thanks for letting me play anyway. It's been a good experience.
Darren: Good bye. Rosemary, follow me as we go to play for your prize!

Darren: You've won, but it isn't time to celebrate yet, because you must first find out which prize is yours. In front of us are ten windows, each hiding a cash value ranging form £10 to £150,000. You need to first claim one window as your prize. After that you will open the windows in sets of threes to determine what isn't behind your window. After each three you will be made an offer to trade for whatever is behind your window.
Rosemary:
Ok. Because I'm 27, I'll claim seven has my window, and then I'll open number two.
Darren:
Nice to see you're not just making the numbers up. Lets open window two.

Darren: £50,000.
Rosemary:
No!
Darren:
Don't panic yet. You've still got three larger values.
Rosemary:
I suppose. I'll open number one now.
Darren:
Ok, lets hope it's yellow.

Darren: £1,000.
Rosemary:
That's fine. Nothing to worry about.
Darren:
Ok, choose one more.
Rosemary:
Six.

Darren: £75,000
Rosemary:
Oh...
Darren:
Careful.
Rosemary:
...balls!
Darren:
It's just a little set back. You could still have £100,000 or £150,000 behind your window.

Darren: Ok, the first offer is... £20,000. That's not bad considering what you've knocked out.
Rosemary:
No, that's reasonable. I'm grateful for that.
Darren:
It can get your boy friend a pretty decent ring too.
Rosemary:
Yeah. I'm tempted to just take the money right now.
Darren:
It's totally up up to you.
Rosemary:
I really don't know. I don't want to take a big risk.
Darren:
Take as much time as you need.
Rosemary:
Thanks, but I've decided to go for one more round.
Darren:
Are you sure?
Rosemary:
Not really, but lets do it anyway.
Darren:
(Laughs). Ok, which window?
Rosemary:
Ten.

Darren: £100. A great start to the second round.
Rosemary:
Yeah. I want to find that £10 now.
Darren:
Then where to?
Rosemary:
Nine.

Darren: £100,000.
Rosemary:
(Laughs) Can I scream?
Darren:
Go ahead.
Rosemary:
(Screams) Right, that's better. Ok, number Eight.
Darren:
Ok, fingers crossed for £10.

Darren: Wow, crossing your fingers really works.
Rosemary:
(Laughs) I wish you'd done it earlier.

Darren: Ok, you took out a big red that time, but you also took out the two lowest yellow values which balances things out slightly. Because it's your second offer too, I'm expecting this to be higher than the first.
Rosemary:
I hope so.
Darren:
£23,000. They're trying to tempt you to play on.
Rosemary:
Yeah... but I'm not going to. I want to take the money.
Darren:
Are you sure?
Rosemary:
Yeah. Then lets see how wise that move was.

Darren: The £500 was behind number three, with £5,000 next door in number four and £25,000 next to that in number five. I can't believe I'm going to have to say this, but that means...

Darren: ... you had the big one. The £150,000 was behind your window.
Rosemary:
(Tuts) Typical, but what can I say? You win some and you lose some, and I'm happy with what I've got.
Darren:
And I'm happy for you. Good luck with the proposal. He'd be mad to say no!

Darren: That's the end of our show. Thanks for tuning in. We'll be back in two weeks, after a week off, with the first of two specials to end our first series. Our first special is based on Sim Brother! Don't forget to take part in the fourth interactive quiz which is now available to play. You have two weeks to play this time. Good night!