Scott Rogowsky has become a familiar face over the past few months, as the mobile game show HQ Trivia became a cultural phenomenon. Each day he asks hundreds of thousands of contestants random trivia, so we decided to turn the tables on him and make him the contestant. We asked him 12 questions about classic game shows to see how well he knows his stuff. Following is a transcript of the video.
Scott Rogowsky: I’m as ready as I’ll never be.
Q1: What popular game is “Hollywood Squares” based on? a. Hangman b. Tic-Tac-Toe c. Crossword Puzzles
Scott: I’m gonna say Tic-Tac-Toe?
You fool! OK … Loved “Hollywood Squares.” Shout out Gilbert Gottfried.
Q2: What is the name of the AI that competed on Jeopardy in 2011? a.Watson b. Winston c. Siri
Q3: How many years did Bob Barker host the Price is Right? a. 10 years b. 25 years c. 35 years
Scott: 35 years. You’re talking to the bad and boujee Barker right here.
Q4: What was the popular catch phrase from “Press Your Luck?” a. Survey Says b. No Whammies! C. Physical Challenge
Scott: No Whammies! Big Bucks, big bucks! No Whammies!
Q5: How many people are surveyed on “Family Feud”? a. 10 b. 100 c.1000
Scott: 100. Survey says: 100!
Q6: What is the name of the Oscar-nominated film about a game show starring John Turturro? a. The Truman Show b. Magnolia c. Quiz Show
Scott: “Quiz Show!” Ding, ding, ding!
Q7: What is the longest running game show in U.S. history? a. The Price is Right b. Wheel of Fortune c. Jeopardy
What is “Wheel of Fortune?”
“The Price is Right!” I should have guessed Bob Barker!
Q8: What famous game show did Anne Robinson host? a. The Weakest Link b. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire c. Deal or No Deal
Scott: “The Weakest Link.”
You are the weakest link. Goodbye!
Q9: On “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” contestants can “Phone a Friend,” “Ask the Audience” or what? a.50:50 b. Get a Hint c. Skip the Answer
Q10: Who was the first host of “Wheel of Fortune?” a.Pat Sajak b. Chuck Woolery c. Merv Griffin
Scott: Merv Griffin.
Woolery! Oooh …
Q11: What was the very first televised game show? a.Jeopardy b. Spelling Bee c. Let’s Make a Deal
Scott: “Spelling Bee.” That was a guess.
Q12: Who is the current record holder for the highest earning contestant on a US game show? a. Ken Jennings b. Neil DeGrasse Tyson c. Brad Rutter
Scott: Brad Rutter? Who is Brad Rutter?
I don’t know who he is. I just know that he’s got a lot of money.
See, if the questions were all about trivia, or game shows, I’d do pretty well.
I know my steez!
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