Last night there was a special two-hour double-episode season finale of the revamped version of The Chase on ABC. While I'm sad to see the season end, it certainly ended on a high note! I gotta give credit to my girl Sara Haines, she finally said the answer to the final question of the Cash Builder round!!!
The first episode was pure domination by Ken "The Professor" Jennings. It was like watching Lebron play Wee Man one-on-one.
The Professor took those contestants to the woodshed, catching everybody with ease; something that had yet to happen this season.
In this event, I was hoping we'd see the Chasers go head-to-head, but shockingly, when all three contestants lose, they still get a chance to have one contestant play for a consolation prize determined by the Chaser. One person competes one on one vs the Chaser with no bonus since they shouldn't even be there in the first place. Ken offered 250K split three ways as the consolation prize. I'll be honest, this rubbed me the wrong way. Yes, I believe the minimum wage in this country is a joke and have some light "socialist" beliefs with the redistribution of wealth, but on game shows I'm a pure Robber Baron capitalist. There's no handouts here, especially when you suck at trivia.
But the second episode of the night, titled I'm Used to Men Chasing Me, featured another former Jeopardy winner, Elliot, and boy, oh boy, did he put on a show. Dude was hilarious and a true showman. He knew exactly what he was doing all night. He's why they used that title, and it is fucking perfect.
Elliot or J. Elliot Yates on Twitter won four games of Jeopardy and got a 1600 on his SATS without a calculator (NBD). This dude was electric from the jump but became a game show icon after he beat The Chaser, Brad Rutter.
I didn't even know he whipped the fan out until I was filming. My roommate and I did our best to hold in our laughter and gasps and absolutely fucking lost it once the camera turned off. What a move!
Thanks to using the proper hashtag, thousands of people saw my tweet, including the man himself.
Host Sara Haines quote-retweeted his quote-retweet of my tweet! The Dozo brand was on her timeline two weeks after joking she belonged in federal prison for giving the audience trivia blue balls (she probably doesn't know that!)
My notifications and mentions were going crazy, and I actually felt connected online; it was awesome. I tweet a lot of decent to good shit; it just slips through the cracks because I have less than 100 followers, and most never interact with my content. Algorithms hate me! But, last night was pure positivity, just sharing this experience with strangers. That's what it's all about. Everybody loved Elliot. Even the dude who beat him on Jeopardy got into the mix.
I had another The Chase contestant and Elliot's teammate, Chris, reply to a completely unrelated tweet.
As I wrote this blog, I noticed he quote-retweeted the video too. I legit had so much going on in my rather baron mentions that I just noticed it now (8:12 PM).
Elliot totally did set them up for success, and again this is where I have a problem. In episode one of the two epi finale, the losing team got a chance to play for $250,000. Meanwhile, Elliot's team that had all three people make it to the final round only banked $290,000 because Chris only earned 50K and Kathryn took the cowards way into the final by taking Brad's one step closer (Linkin Park, 2000) offer of $65,000 when she earned $125,000 in the Cash Builder round. Sure her hand-talking was v cute, but come on, do your part and believe in yourself. To her credit, she answered four questions correctly in the final, but Elliot deserved at least 150K for his trivia and showmanship performance. Absolutely electric game show contestant who I do not think we have seen the last of.
One thing is for certain:
Nights like last night are exactly why I know I am going to make it as a blogger. Sure, my following is microscopic, but it's just because people don't see my stuff. It's a vicious cycle of solid tweets going unnoticed and sinking to the bottom of the internet. Thank you, Elliot, for being so entertaining and helping Dozo get some eyeballs online. I know I've got what it takes; maybe others are finally starting to wisen up. #HireDozo
I am super nervous at the prospect of Elliot reading this blog and noticing every single minute (pronounced: mynute) usage error, and incorrect punctuation mark with his perfect 1600 SAT score having ass. I am getting Grammarly premium this weekend as a treat for a great week of blogging and generally positive thoughts.
Incredibly rare TRIPLE P.S.
I feel bad that I sort of spoiled the episode for my friend Jake who gives me access to the YoutubeTV I watch The Chase and all other live programmings on, assuming he saw my posts before his DVR time. But as one of my few friends whose supportive of me chasing my Barstool dreams, I'm sure he and the Mrs. would trade some spoilers for me to become #HIREDdozo with all these Twitter engagements!