Originally Posted by AccidenT
You mean a contestant on a game show actually answered the questions instead of pretending to not know so you could do it? How rude!
That's not what I meant at all.
NOBODY, including the contestants, could keep up with the guy. Even he, himself, admitted that his main tactic was to win the buzzer first, and THEN guess the question. And they kept making the questions harder as they went along, to try and stymie him, and just made it progressively harder for eveyone else. It was as if he was just playing against the writers, and not the other contestants themselves. He was basically just playing by himself.
It was just the most utterly protracted, wasted period ever in the shows history. Actually, it was the ONLY one. I know there are occasionally people on who just outright beat the pants off of the others - and that's to be expected. But that just went on way too long, and all the fun and interest was taken out of it. It was boring and monotonous. Most everyone I knew that watched the show regularly couldn't wait for the guy to lose. And what made it worse, was that something about the guy just didn't make him all that likable. Yet it went on, and on, and on, and on,........
It was like a bad dream that you couldn't wait for to end. If you were a real fan of the show (and not just tuning in to see what all the hype was about), it truly sucked. He may have added a bunch of temporary viewers to the ratings, but he probably caused the show to temporarily lose more of it's regular, devoted ones.
(And F.Y.I., I keep up with the questions quite well, thank you. - I actually appreciate it the harder it is. I'm not bragging, but I often can beat the contestants to the question. I like a challenge, but Jennings was just plain ridiculous.)