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Take It All - NBC

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by James Long, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Well, NBC tried another game show ... and even though it received the endorsement of host Howie Mandel the lack of a thread here makes me think I'm the only one who watched it. Or perhaps I'm the only one to admit it. :D

    Take It All is a game show with the following format:
    Round One
    Five contestants are introduced one at a time with backstage video clips.
    Each contestant chooses a "box" from the "dream screen".
    The second through fifth contestant can, instead of choosing an unopened box, try to take another contestant's prize. If the contestant with that prize does not want to give it up they can "lock" their prize and the current contestant can go for someone else's prize or a "dream screen" box.
    If a contestant's prize is taken they can take another contestant's price (not the one they just lost) or from the screen.
    If at the end of the round no one has taken the first contestant's prize they have the choice to try to take someone else's prize.
    At the end of the round the contestant with the lowest valued prize goes away with nothing.
    During the reveal Howie gets to torment the contestants as to who is going home.

    BTW: The prizes are represented by objects ... a sailor's cap for a boat, keys for a car, towels for a sauna, hot dogs for a hot dog cart.

    Round Two
    The four remaining contestants do the same as the first round, in order of the value of the prizes from the first round.
    At the end of the round the contestant with the lowest valued prize in that round goes home losing all prizes.

    Round Three
    Did you guess? More of the same to get down to the final two.
    Send a third contestant home with nothing.

    Final Round
    Each contestant has their three prizes and picks a case with an unknown cash amount in it that ranges from $25k to $250k. Then they have to choose:
    To they want to "Keep Mine" or (everyone in the crowd chant) "Take It All".
    If both contestants "Keep Mine" both get the prizes they won plus cash.
    If one contestant says "Take It All" the other contestant gets nothing and they get six prizes plus both cash amounts. If both contestants get greedy and "Take It All" the show ends with no winners.

    The whole thing is nuts ... overacted, people too happy about prizes they will likely lose. And the end game where they stand two people up against each other to try to convince each other to "Keep Mine" while lying about making the same choice gets annoying. Sometimes both keep their word and both get something but to "Take It All" it takes a liar who can convince the other to trust them.

    As a six night special this past week I hope it is done.

    I watched it via DVR ... zipping through most of the show just to see the outcome. I can't see wasting the time to watch it if it becomes regular.
  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    NBC: No Broadcast Content.
  3. renbutler

    renbutler Godfather

    Oct 17, 2008
  4. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    It is 100% copy of Friend or Foe...
    The only change is that there is a mystery/unknown cash prize.

    In general, the show isn't going to last... it isn't all that appealing and the format is too slow...
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Yeah...it does seem to mosey along at a slow pace....
  6. say-what

    say-what Active Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    New Orleans
    I sat through a round and half of one episode and then thought to myself - is there really nothing else on and am I really this bored.

    I turned the TV off.

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