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SNL skit

Post by JackGlerum » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:31 pm

For those who missed it.

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Re: SNL skit

Post by cchiego » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:18 am

I watched it when it was on and thought it did nothing more than prove that, minus Sarah Palin, SNL is dead. Implying that all home schoolers are Bible nuts and public schoolers idiots is pretty much the opposite of what actual quizbowl's proven. Brilliant job.
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Re: SNL skit

Post by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:38 am

Yeah, the spoof of religious home schooled kids wasn't really well done. I mean, gremlins? Come on.

Anyway, any representation of quizbowl on a TV show isn't ever going to be accurate. That episode of Boy Meets World comes to mind.

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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:48 am

rienzi0711 wrote:Anyway, any representation of quizbowl on a TV show isn't ever going to be accurate. That episode of Boy Meets World comes to mind.

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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:58 am

Eh, it was funny. Making fun of religion is pretty much always hilarious.
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Re: SNL skit

Post by David Riley » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:06 am

Also, you "younguns" may not be aware that in the not too distant past, homeschooling was virtually the domain of religious fundamentalists, and the occasional Mensa-types who didn't want their children public schooled for opposite reasons.

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Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:43 am

The show in the skit itself makes speed quizbowl look like it's made for geniuses. Not SNL's best.
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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:53 am

SNL's best was back like in the early 80s.
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Re: SNL skit

Post by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:00 am

David Riley wrote:Also, you "younguns" may not be aware that in the not too distant past, homeschooling was virtually the domain of religious fundamentalists, and the occasional Mensa-types who didn't want their children public schooled for opposite reasons.

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Eh? I thought this was still the stereotype.
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Haha, I was really referring to the format of the game itself, at least before Cory et al took over.

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Post by Deviant Insider » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:08 am

If somebody gave me two minutes to write a quizbowl skit, that's about what I would come up with.
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Post by quizbowllee » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:46 am

I thought it was surprisingly accurate...
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Re: SNL skit

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Post by cvdwightw » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:25 pm

Surely this rule would be waived in special cases so that last season's Bible Bowl champions could get a free pass to the final four.
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Re: SNL skit

Post by at your pleasure » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:18 pm

Well, that's certainly an accurate depiction of local formats, and that's all most people have ever heard of. Also, it could be that the kid who negged with gremins had just misheard hemoglobin as that when he learned about the topic.
Not to mention that some of the questions were debatable, paticuarly the WWI one and the war on US soil one. Both answers given on those would have been negs, but there are several plausible correct answers to both.
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Re: SNL skit

Post by cvdwightw » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:29 pm

Anti-Climacus wrote:Not to mention that some of the questions were debatable, paticuarly the WWI one and the war on US soil one. Both answers given on those would have been negs, but there are several plausible correct answers to both.
We love questions starting with "why":

World War I started. Why?
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Re: SNL skit

Post by lasercats » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:45 pm

and she would have been rudely told that she had lost her privileges to protest at the right time.

I got really excited when the sketch started, but by the end of the player introductions I was repelled.
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Re: SNL skit

Post by theattachment » Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:52 pm

uga_chris wrote:I watched it when it was on and thought it did nothing more than prove that, minus Sarah Palin, SNL is dead. Implying that all home schoolers are Bible nuts and public schoolers idiots is pretty much the opposite of what actual quizbowl's proven. Brilliant job.
Actually, after playing the Greater Sioux Falls Home School Association for a couple years, that assessment is pretty close.
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Re: SNL skit

Post by Joe Romersa » Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:44 am

only neg 80? wow...

btw, has anyone seen the wizards of waverly place "quiz bowl" episode?

the girl uses MAGIC and any qb-er coulda beaten her xD
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Re: SNL skit

Post by warpoet » Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:06 am

Dude, that sketch was terrible. Who really cares about spelling anyway? Well, they can't all be gems...
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Re: SNL skit

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:27 am

Homeschool kids.
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Re: SNL skit

Post by Louis XIV and Twenty Million Henchmen » Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:38 pm

al3xWal3x wrote:btw, has anyone seen the wizards of waverly place "quiz bowl" episode?

the girl uses MAGIC and any qb-er coulda beaten her xD
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