TailGlow's phone-in show (This Week: Next Best Thing)

TailGlowVM

LogicMons Leader
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Due to budget reductions, I've been forced out of the recording studio where I previously did my weekly phone-in game slot and reduced to a thread on Smogon. (Yes, I asked them about calling it a post-in show instead, was told it 'ruins the station's reputation' if one of their most popular slots isn't on air.)

This week's game will be the classic phone-in game 'Beef or Bust?' where I offer the chance to win a lifetime's supply of beef to one lucky contestant. All you have to do to enter is post, offering something you would be prepared to give up in order to receive the eternal beef. Whoever submits the most valuable item will be invited to answer a question. If you get it correct, you win the mammoth helping of mighty meat, but if you are wrong, you lose whatever thing you submitted - it really is beef... or bust!

Deadline for entries is Saturday.
 
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"It's the banker..."

You sweat profusely as Noel picks up the telephone. We have no idea how this man got here, and he's answering the phone calls... that's your job. What will management think?

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"Hello...?

Yeah it's been a horrible round, so what?"


You fear for his sanity as he starts walking around the studio. Onlookers are caught in the drama of the situation. You've just realised you have no idea who the banker even is. Why would a banker be calling about your phone-in show? Has the budget become so bad?

You hear laughing on the other end of the telephone. Noel puts the phone down. He returns to you with a serious look on his face.

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"Now the banker's been very mean here. We've lost the 250,000 and 100,000 posting points this round, and the offer's going to reflect that, but we still have the 75,000 on the board."

He reaches into his pocket.

"The offer is 500 napkins." *beat*

He lays a pile of tissues on the table. You're sure you've seen a loose 2p coin in there somewhere. It's covered in fluff and hair and god knows what could be within the mucus of this man. How did he even manage to fit 500 napkins in his pocket? That feels like too many, surely.

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"Now I know what your answer's going to be, but I have to ask you the question."

You don't know how but he's snuck a neon sign into the studio.

"TailGlowVM. 500 napkins. Deal or no deal?"

The audience stares at you, waiting in suspense. How did they get here? This studio doesn't even accommodate an audience.

 

TailGlowVM

LogicMons Leader
is a Pre-Contributor
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*rrrring rrrring*
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*rrrring rrrring*

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"It's the banker..."

You sweat profusely as Noel picks up the telephone. We have no idea how this man got here, and he's answering the phone calls... that's your job. What will management think?

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"Hello...?

Yeah it's been a horrible round, so what?"


You fear for his sanity as he starts walking around the studio. Onlookers are caught in the drama of the situation. You've just realised you have no idea who the banker even is. Why would a banker be calling about your phone-in show? Has the budget become so bad?

You hear laughing on the other end of the telephone. Noel puts the phone down. He returns to you with a serious look on his face.

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"Now the banker's been very mean here. We've lost the 250,000 and 100,000 posting points this round, and the offer's going to reflect that, but we still have the 75,000 on the board."

He reaches into his pocket.

"The offer is 500 napkins." *beat*

He lays a pile of tissues on the table. You're sure you've seen a loose 2p coin in there somewhere. It's covered in fluff and hair and god knows what could be within the mucus of this man. How did he even manage to fit 500 napkins in his pocket? That feels like too many, surely.

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"Now I know what your answer's going to be, but I have to ask you the question."

You don't know how but he's snuck a neon sign into the studio.

"TailGlowVM. 500 napkins. Deal or no deal?"

The audience stares at you, waiting in suspense. How did they get here? This studio doesn't even accommodate an audience.

OK, I've been told to hurry up a bit with the show, so I present you the chance to win a lifetime's supply of beef... or lose five hundred napkins. It all comes down to whether you can answer the question: *presses question generator button*

What is beef?
 

TailGlowVM

LogicMons Leader
is a Pre-Contributor
Right, so CaffeineBoost gave me their answer to the question. Now I'll reveal whether you got it correct, but please wait precisely 17.6 seconds before opening the hidden box below:

BUST!

Sorry, CaffeineBoost! We will collect your 500 napkins from you during the week. Better luck next time!


This week, the game will be 'Guess the Picture'. All you need to do is post your guess as to what the picture may be of, with the first correct answer winning 500 napkins! One guess only per account. Deadline Sunday.

Here is your picture:













I apologise for the quality of this photo, I was sent it by the producers and asked them to correct it, but was told the rest of this week's budget went on setting up a memorable phoneline you can use to play.

Just remember, call 9964372864013965753923408 (calls cost £13.72 a minute, and we reserve the right to pass on your number to those call centres that do the scam calls claiming to be from your Internet supplier or that you need to order some COVID tests.) You can also try contacting us by post - it won't work, as the studio is located in a secret underground bunker to avoid press, police and rotten fruit throwers. Oh, wait...
 
Right, so CaffeineBoost gave me their answer to the question. Now I'll reveal whether you got it correct, but please wait precisely 17.6 seconds before opening the hidden box below:

BUST!

Sorry, CaffeineBoost! We will collect your 500 napkins from you during the week. Better luck next time!


This week, the game will be 'Guess the Picture'. All you need to do is post your guess as to what the picture may be of, with the first correct answer winning 500 napkins! One guess only per account. Deadline Sunday.

Here is your picture:













I apologise for the quality of this photo, I was sent it by the producers and asked them to correct it, but was told the rest of this week's budget went on setting up a memorable phoneline you can use to play.

Just remember, call 9964372864013965753923408 (calls cost £13.72 a minute, and we reserve the right to pass on your number to those call centres that do the scam calls claiming to be from your Internet supplier or that you need to order some COVID tests.) You can also try contacting us by post - it won't work, as the studio is located in a secret underground bunker to avoid press, police and rotten fruit throwers. Oh, wait...
human rights
 
Right, so CaffeineBoost gave me their answer to the question. Now I'll reveal whether you got it correct, but please wait precisely 17.6 seconds before opening the hidden box below:

BUST!

Sorry, CaffeineBoost! We will collect your 500 napkins from you during the week. Better luck next time!


This week, the game will be 'Guess the Picture'. All you need to do is post your guess as to what the picture may be of, with the first correct answer winning 500 napkins! One guess only per account. Deadline Sunday.

Here is your picture:













I apologise for the quality of this photo, I was sent it by the producers and asked them to correct it, but was told the rest of this week's budget went on setting up a memorable phoneline you can use to play.

Just remember, call 9964372864013965753923408 (calls cost £13.72 a minute, and we reserve the right to pass on your number to those call centres that do the scam calls claiming to be from your Internet supplier or that you need to order some COVID tests.) You can also try contacting us by post - it won't work, as the studio is located in a secret underground bunker to avoid press, police and rotten fruit throwers. Oh, wait...
The productivity of Brokenmons Unchained
 

TailGlowVM

LogicMons Leader
is a Pre-Contributor
In addition to the entries here, I received 23 phone entries to the competition, 17 of which are disqualified due to being the same person calling over and over again with an amusing variety of options. The others I shall list here:
  • A bedsheet.
  • A doorknob.
  • An albino woolly mammoth.
  • A plate of cream cheese.
  • Some reeds.
  • Pale-Faced Paul (and no, I have no idea who he is either.)
Unfortunately everyone was wrong - the answer was a polar bear in a blizzard. For our next game, I am proud to announce we have a new sponsor of the show, Farmers' Finest, who will be providing us with prizes.

The next game will be 'Next Best Thing'. You already know what this is from whatever tier you play, but here we will take it into the real world: I will nominate an item, and you need to come up with the next best thing you can do with the item, besides the conventional use. This time, the item will be a wooden spoon. The only banned use is anything to do with stirring food - what else will you do with it?

Note: this round is audience participation - react to any submissions you like, as the number of likes determines the winner.
 

Ullar

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unrelated to the thread but i wanted the world to know that i saw this thread had updated while browsing smogon on my phone. so i click it, right? it takes me to an ad. a bit mire intrusive than what i'm used to, but ads aren't immoral, so that's fine. i believe ads are an inherently good concept, but that's another story. anyway, this ad was different: it prompted me to press play before i could wait out the five seconds until i could skip it. i listened to five seconds of a way-too-loud Reese's ad, and was mashing the skip button the whole time. after i made it through that obtuse, tedious process, I saw there wasa new post. And what am I greeted by?
Eating food
not a jab against you as a poster taken as a whole, friend, but this uninspired post ledt me feeling frustrated and disappointed after everything i went through to see it.

just wanted to share. gday all!
 

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