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Surely Game Time should have been entitled "Hoc Davus loquabitur?" (there should possibly be a -ne on the end of one of those to indicate it's a question, since the Romans didn't have the question mark). Yes, I did Latin too!

ETA: Edited because, if I'm going to Nitpick, I should at least get my cases right!

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Jian Yang has smoked a few times on previous episodes of Silicon Valley. I don't remember specifically which episode, but he and Erlich went to Laurie for funding, but then lost it when Laurie caught Jian Yang having a celebratory cigarette in the hallway.

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Line of dialogue: "It's like I don't even know who you are anymore"

Song: "To Be Real" (usually played at the start of an event, party, or a getting ready to go out scene)

Trope: High school students on teen shows having so much time to hang out and run errands before their first class. What!?

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11 hours ago, April Bloodgate said:

Man, that Game Time was hard. I wish I could have seen the Latin names written down. That would probably have helped a lot. 

That's exactly what I was thinking the whole time! Also, the sound quality of the clue clips was really poor. Often I couldn't identify the consonants being said. Excellent idea for a game, though.

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14 hours ago, Portia said:

Also, the sound quality of the clue clips was really poor.

There was a tech issue with recording the clip track, but we could hear them well.

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11 minutes ago, Tara Ariano said:

There was a tech issue with recording the clip track, but we could hear them well.

That explains why you guys were so amazingly good! Although I suppose your general awesomeness also played a role.)

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Just now, Portia said:

That explains why you guys were so amazingly good! Although I suppose your general awesomeness also played a role.)

(I honestly based my answers on a combination of French fluency and premiere date recall.)

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15 hours ago, Portia said:

That's exactly what I was thinking the whole time! Also, the sound quality of the clue clips was really poor. Often I couldn't identify the consonants being said. Excellent idea for a game, though.

Yep. I'm not fluent, but I know a lot of Spanish, plus I've taken an etymology course which is pretty much just Latin and Greek, so I thought I'd be good at this game. But I couldn't understand the clips very well either. Glad I wasn't alone in that, and, more importantly, glad that it wasn't a problem for the actual contestants.

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The running theme of Blackadder was how the titular character changed over the centuries, so here's a Blackrattler for four time periods:

Blackrattler the Coloniser - When John White leaves the colony of Roanoke, he leaves it in the hands of his "trustworthy" deputy, Edmund Blackrattler. Each week he hatches a new scheme to improve the lot of the colony which all fail because he was too busy seducing the local ladies. Ultimately the entire colony is lost [History!]

Blackrattler the Rebel - Loyalties are divided as the colonies rise in rebellion. Edmund Blackrattler is attache to General Thomas Gage, but when he realises that the woman he's seduced is none other than George Washington's old love, Sally Fairfax, who attempts to persuade him to spy for the Revolution. Can Blackrattler keep his honour in tact? And more importantly, can he get through the Revolution without seeing active service or being shot by either side?

Blackrattler the Bootlegger - Ed Blackrattler is a shipper for the North Side Gang who was trying to cover up the fact that he'd missed collection of a booze shipment in the 1929 when his boss is unexpectedly killed in the St Valentine's Day Massacre. Suddenly, he is sitting on a fortune in alcohol, but no gang. Can he survive Al Capone's ruthless gangsters while making his own fortune?

Blackrattler dot com - In  the fast paced dot com boom, Eddie Blackrattler can see there is a fortune to be made in computers. If only he knew anything about them. Undeterred, he sets up his own web company and sets about convincing investors that there's money to be made in whatever online scheme he can imagine that week. Can Eddie get his money out before the investors catch or and/or the bottom falls out of the market?

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I was shocked at how well I did at Game Time, so now I'm going to give myself even more credit!  That game was an amazing partnership between Dan Casino and Dave. 

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This is who The Punisher on the TV show was based on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punisher And he could probably use a makeover too.

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Game Time was freaky - every time I came up with an answer, Steve then gave it! (He came up with loads of others I didn't know, too).

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Awesome episode, thank you!

Regarding "Skytanic" and the canon, I may be wrong about this, but I believe that "Skytanic" was referenced several times in EHG Mark I, but never actually nominated; the first time it was referenced was in "Episode 12 - Danger Zone" during a discussion about TV favourites of 2010 and that discussion did include 3 clips, so it had a canon-ey quality to it.

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It troubles me that Dave was allowed to use the phrase "Scandinavian red herring" without setting off any kind of tangent about pickled fish and other Nordic delicacies.

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5 hours ago, Sheena said:

Regarding "Skytanic" and the canon, I may be wrong about this, but I believe that "Skytanic" was referenced several times in EHG Mark I, but never actually nominated; the first time it was referenced was in "Episode 12 - Danger Zone" during a discussion about TV favourites of 2010 and that discussion did include 3 clips, so it had a canon-ey quality to it.

OMG thank you for this. It was driving me MAD.

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2 hours ago, David T. Cole said:

OMG thank you for this. It was driving me MAD.

I TOLD YOU THAT. I remember Pam was on that episode. I just didn't know if we had ALSO done a Canon on it.

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On 3/1/2018 at 8:48 AM, Fukui San said:

OK, I'll start with victory song suggestions:

We Are The Champions - Queen
Roar - Katy Perry
The Best - Tina Turner
Be Our Guest - Beauty and the Beast

Hey, one of my guesses was right!

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I was finishing up the episode while driving to work this morning, and "Be Our Guest" began playing as I pulled into my parking space.  What a lovely way to start the work day: with a big dumb grin on my face. Thanks, EHG!

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While not literally true, it feels like at any given moment I either have a previously.tv or a Gimlet Media podcast playing. It was a surreal, worlds colliding moment to have one of the two soundtracks to my life reference the other. Anyway, I'd recommend many of their podcasts, especially the Nod, Start-Up, and Reply All. I have to stick with Alex, Inc in solidarity, as I of course would a TWOP/previously.tv inspired tv show about the hi-jinks of online tv writers.

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Is that Sterling K Brown? Has he been accused of something? Are you using him as the "replacement" option?

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3 hours ago, dusang said:

Is that Sterling K Brown? Has he been accused of something? Are you using him as the "replacement" option?

I bet if you listened you'd find out! :)

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So nice to finally get a mini all about the Nonac "music". Or, as I once heard someone call the actual version of that song and now can't unhear because it seems like such a perfect title for the Nonac version, "Alas, Sprach Zarathustra".

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I don’t think Tara ever had less than 3 or maybe 4 in a season. Come to think of it, has she ever lost in the “first to five wins” era? Joe was the only other season winner, and I don’t remember if he was there when they switched. Game Time Seasons used to last a whole Tv season. 

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Very disappointing that this article called The Young Ones was not about the tv show called The Young Ones.

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I assume we can't pick Quantum Leap itself (still pissed about that finale), so instead Sam will be leaping into The X-Files to stop the revival seasons from being made.

Or Wipeout, just because.

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Assume I'm not the only one who, as soon as the concept was introduced, immediately jumped to...the very FNL plot point that was then cited as an example.

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13 hours ago, SnideAsides said:

I assume we can't pick Quantum Leap itself (still pissed about that finale),

...or Star Trek: Enterprise, so we could have the Finale actually be about the NX-01 and not the Enterprise-D (and save Trip)!

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