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whewfan

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Current run LMAD question
« on: March 31, 2024, 04:58:51 AM »
I haven't seen much of the current run lately, but I've noticed that the contestants are now given hand mikes, and that disturbs me. Has Wayne Brady gotten too lazy to use his own mike to talk to the contestants? Is it some stupid covid thing? For me, it takes away the legitimacy of the contestants. I suppose by holding a hand mike, it would restrict a very excitable contestant from getting too close to Wayne.

However, there's also a chance of injury to the host, if anyone ever saw that episode of Family Challenge where Ray Combs lets a little girl hold his hand mike. She had to figure out a puzzle, and she got so excited, she threw back the microphone, hitting Ray right in the forehead. Ray shows his bleeding forehead to the cameras, and later quips he should've listened to Bob Barker's advice to NEVER let the contestant have the microphone.

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Re: Current run LMAD question
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2024, 05:33:57 AM »
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Has Wayne Brady gotten too lazy to use his own mike to talk to the contestants?

SMDH.

Why would that be your first thought?

I don't give a rat arse what you think about the current LMAD, "lazy" is a word I would never apply to Wayne Brady.

chrisholland03

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Re: Current run LMAD question
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2024, 09:33:15 AM »
I mean this observation has to be the hotest of hot takes.

and that disturbs me.

Disturbance noted.  I would recommend stepping away from the keyboard and getting some sunshine.


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Re: Current run LMAD question
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2024, 09:36:40 AM »
I mean this entire diatribe has to be the hotest of hot takes.

But how else is he supposed to segue into some arcane trivia about a completely unrelated show?
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chrisholland03

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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2024, 10:24:11 AM »
I mean this entire diatribe has to be the hotest of hot takes.

But how else is he supposed to segue into some arcane trivia about a completely unrelated show?

Full disclosure - I toned down from 'diatribe' as it was unfair to true diatribes

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Re: Current run LMAD question
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2024, 12:08:16 PM »
I haven't seen much of the current run lately, but I've noticed that the contestants are now given hand mikes, and that disturbs me. Has Wayne Brady gotten too lazy to use his own mike to talk to the contestants? Is it some stupid covid thing? For me, it takes away the legitimacy of the contestants.
Why? What is less legitimate about contestants if Wayne uses a clip mike instead of some other kind?


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I suppose by holding a hand mike, it would restrict a very excitable contestant from getting too close to Wayne.
Why? How?

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However, there's also a chance of injury to the host, if anyone ever saw that episode of Family Challenge where Ray Combs lets a little girl hold his hand mike. She had to figure out a puzzle, and she got so excited, she threw back the microphone, hitting Ray right in the forehead. Ray shows his bleeding forehead to the cameras, and later quips he should've listened to Bob Barker's advice to NEVER let the contestant have the microphone.
What does this have to do with anything?

Matt, do you understand that this sort of thing makes you sound unhinged or a complete nimrod? Why a certain host uses a particular microphone might be as easy as "that's what he prefers" or "it is the best one for the task". The fact that you're impugning Wayne as a host puts you in a bad light. (As much as I don't like what the show has become with Wayne at the helm. I can respect the fact that he has had the job that long, and is an accomplished performer elsewhere.)

Is there a voice somewhere inside saying "this might go badly for me?" because you have an innate ability to step after rake after rake around these parts and never take the step back to understand why things play out the same way over and ofver.
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Re: Current run LMAD question
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2024, 12:13:51 PM »
Clearly itís because LMAD is a talk show.
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Re: Current run LMAD question
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2024, 01:47:40 PM »
Just in time for the Elite Eight, I am making a bracket so people can vote for their favorite Matt Kaiser GSF post.

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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2024, 02:26:18 PM »
Just in time for the Elite Eight, I am making a bracket so people can vote for their favorite Matt Kaiser GSF post.
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2024, 02:45:06 PM »
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Re: Current run LMAD question
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2024, 02:55:54 PM »
I know Iím kicking a hornets nest here, but how does a contestant getting their own mic hurt the legitimacy? I will admit the social distancing looks a bit odd in 2024 but maybe the crew decided the average viewer wouldnít notice or care because itís not a big deal (no pun intended).

Giving each contestant a lav mic would be time consuming because of all the stopdowns necessary. Micíg them in advance kills any spontaneity, so just do what theyíre doing now.

I mean this with all sincerity, Matt. Where do you get these ideas? Something like this would cross my mind for about three seconds and then I move on with my life.
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Re: Current run LMAD question
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2024, 04:54:12 PM »
I know Iím kicking a hornets nest here, but how does a contestant getting their own mic hurt the legitimacy? I will admit the social distancing looks a bit odd in 2024 but maybe the crew decided the average viewer wouldnít notice or care because itís not a big deal (no pun intended).
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whewfan

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Re: Current run LMAD question
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2024, 05:30:55 PM »
Okay, let me try to explain things... apparently some on here are misinterpreting what I am trying to say...

There was NOTHING wrong with Wayne using his mike to talk to the contestants. Why change that?! Is Wayne more afraid of being hurt? Is it a covid thing? The hand mike is a shield. As long as the contestant's hands are on the mike, they cannot be waving around or acting crazy if they feel they need to, and they cannot hurt Wayne. (Unless they accidentally throw the mike out of their hands in excitement, which was my poorly stated point recalling what happened to Ray Combs on Family Challenge.) 

To me, it looks like the contestants act more like performers with the hand mikes. That's what I meant by legitimacy. Call me old fashioned... (everyone in this group says in unison "You're OLD FASHIONED!") but I want contestants that are real people, and not ones that look too comfortable holding a hand mike.

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Re: Current run LMAD question
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2024, 05:57:13 PM »
Okay, let me try to explain things... apparently some on here are misinterpreting what I am trying to say...

I'll be charitable and take one on the chin here.   The best thing you could do to excise yourself from this position is...

and that disturbs me.

Explain why you feel this way

Has Wayne Brady gotten too lazy to use his own mike to talk to the contestants? Is it some stupid covid thing? For me, it takes away the legitimacy of the contestants.

Explain why you feel this way


If you go through this exercise, I hope you'll see why you're getting the reaction to your posts that you're getting.  Or maybe help us understand where you're coming from and build some support for your positioning.  Blaming your readers for being frustrated with unsupported and quite inflamatory statements is not helping your cause.

BTW - the response you gave was semi-rational, but it didn't address either of the two statements above that folks are reacting to

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Re: Current run LMAD question
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2024, 06:40:36 PM »
Okay, let me try to explain things... apparently some on here are misinterpreting what I am trying to say...

There was NOTHING wrong with Wayne using his mike to talk to the contestants. Why change that?! Is Wayne more afraid of being hurt? Is it a covid thing? The hand mike is a shield. As long as the contestant's hands are on the mike, they cannot be waving around or acting crazy if they feel they need to, and they cannot hurt Wayne. (Unless they accidentally throw the mike out of their hands in excitement, which was my poorly stated point recalling what happened to Ray Combs on Family Challenge.) 

To me, it looks like the contestants act more like performers with the hand mikes. That's what I meant by legitimacy. Call me old fashioned... (everyone in this group says in unison "You're OLD FASHIONED!") but I want contestants that are real people, and not ones that look too comfortable holding a hand mike.
I went through a couple clips earlier to see how much interaction happens. I was kinda surprised that no one hugged or dapped up Wayne after winning, but I figured itís just ingrained in our heads to have minimal contact. The new normal. Me personally, my brain still does a quick hesitation when I decide whether to shake someoneís hand or fist bump. I donít think contestants look artificial or anything, and in all fairness you have to have a little personality to be on these shows so that might explain why they look so comfortable. I wouldnít lose much sleep over it.

Iíll admit it threw me for a loop to see J! contestants hug and/or shake hands after recent matches.
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