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The Chase Season 3 Premiere LiveBuzz

The Chase Season 3 Premiere LiveBuzz

Tonight starting at 8 PM EDT, The Chase Season 3 is premiering on GSN. Come join us for a LiveBuzz blogging session!

Cory Anotado July 8, 20144:16 pm

Come back around 7:55 PM EDT to catch us LiveBuzzing the season premier!

Cory Anotado July 8, 20144:27 pm

Hopefully Christian can join my inane blathering here, what with our first-hand experience. Alex is manning Twitter. I think Bob’s probably on MySpace. We’ve got this on lockdown.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20146:53 pm

I heard the words “inane blabbering” and felt I was needed. Hey, guys. I’ll be hanging out with Cory during the season 3 premiere of The Chase. So excited to live-blog what I think is the best game show on TV right now.

Bob Hagh July 8, 20147:21 pm

Am I doing this right?

Christian Carrion July 8, 20147:22 pm

HEYYYYYY BOB

Christian Carrion July 8, 20147:23 pm

NOW IT’S A PARTY. Did you bring the stuff?

Bob Hagh July 8, 20147:24 pm

I have T.G.I. Friday’s Mozzarella Sticks.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20147:33 pm

MY MANNNNN YOU BROUGHT THE STUFF

Cory Anotado July 8, 20147:37 pm

Good Lord, what have we wrought? ANYWAY, my cable box knows me well. Sorry for potato-phone: http://www.buzzerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/IMG_27971-1024×768.jpg

Cory Anotado July 8, 20147:37 pm

So, should we liveblog Family Feud also?

Cory Anotado July 8, 20147:43 pm

Also, I’m eating Outback® Steakhouse. No Rules. Just Right™.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20147:44 pm

Dude, I’m doing oven-fried chicken. All the yummies, none of the mess. Or less of the mess. I spilled a little bit of flour.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20147:45 pm

BREAKING: The Chase USA Season One Contestant Drops Flour

Cory Anotado July 8, 20147:48 pm

I just called the Allstate guy “a discount Denzel.” Sorry, bro.

Bob Hagh July 8, 20147:49 pm

Sounds about right.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20147:50 pm

My fiancée just discovered It Takes a Church and she cracked the hell up. “HAH ANOTHER GOD GAME.”

Christian Carrion July 8, 20147:50 pm

THE GOD GAME

Christian Carrion July 8, 20147:52 pm

Do we know any of the contestants this season?

Cory Anotado July 8, 20147:52 pm

We know Jeremy. He was in that last commercial.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20147:52 pm

THAT’S RIGHT! Oh, man, go Jeremy.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20147:53 pm

So, a bit of formatting and housekeeping. I’ll be doing play-by-play, generally indicating status and what not. So if there’s a rerun of these episodes, you can follow along with us.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20147:54 pm

Bob and Chris will be providing color commentary, with their unique insight and witty banter.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20147:54 pm

I’ll be like the fat Puerto Rican Bob Costas.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20147:55 pm

Bob Criscos, if you will.

Bob Hagh July 8, 20147:56 pm

Cory Anotado July 8, 20147:56 pm

“Real or fictional, name a hair creature.” STEVE HARVEY’S UPPER LIP

Christian Carrion July 8, 20147:58 pm

Cat’s quick rendition of The Beast

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:00 pm

Here’s my battlestations. The proceedings start now!

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:00 pm

GUYS. IT’S STARTING.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:00 pm

OMG I WAS IN THE INTRO. I’M ON THE WALL OF FAME.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:01 pm

“THE LARGEST POT WE’VE EVER PLAYED FOR.” I am so excited for this season!

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:01 pm

Did you RAISE THE WALL?

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:01 pm

#JoshGroban

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:01 pm

Much to Alex’s chagrin, there is still no proper theme music.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:03 pm

Rene is position number one. He’s from Austin, TX.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:03 pm

He’s going to buy a car and a chicken coupe. Because he’s from Texas.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:03 pm

FOR THE CHICKENS

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:05 pm

Flowers For Algernon is a terrific piece of literature.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:05 pm

7 for 11. $35,000 to the table.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:05 pm

The Chase has such a terrific set. Probably the best game show set on TV, aside from Price.

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:05 pm

To Kill A Mockingbird was my jam.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:06 pm

What do you think of Rene’s breadth of knowledge?

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:06 pm

Average

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:06 pm

I’m impressed. I think he has a fair shot.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:06 pm

Rene’s high offer: $80,000.
Rene’s low offer: $15,000.
Thoughts?

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:07 pm

Take the $35k.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:07 pm

Or not.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:07 pm

Rene’s taking the high offer. $80,000. The Chase is on!

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:07 pm

One glaring difference between the UK version and ours: LOTS of people going for the big money.

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:07 pm

Yo, that zoom in shot was epic of The Beast with the $80K on the table.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:07 pm

Rene’s first question is about classic rock and he manages to buzz in first.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:07 pm

He had a couple seconds on the Beast.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:08 pm

Rene’s currently 2 for 2, and needs just 4 more answers to make it back with $80,000.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:09 pm

I still thank Brooke revealing the Beast’s answer looks more fair than him just saying “Ahhh, I said so and so, of course.”

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:09 pm

Rene’s third question is about the flag of Nepal and he nails it. He’s currently on fire. Mark can’t do anything until Rene falters.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:10 pm

Am I super-smart or is this question set a bit easier than expected?

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:11 pm

Rene needs one more right answer to bank $80,000. Can he do it?

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:11 pm

This does seem a bit easier compared to last season.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:11 pm

The Beast shrugs on the last question about Spider-Man’s hyphen. (Not his colon.)

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:12 pm

Standing O…a little much?

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:12 pm

A perfect Chase for Rene and there’s $80,000 in the bank. Also, a fancy new animation for putting money in the bank, I think?

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:13 pm

So, contestant number one down. What do we think so far?

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:14 pm

That GSN promo. TOMORROW WATCH FEUD BEFORE YOU WATCH FEUD BUT SAVE ROOM FOR FEUD THAT’S TOMORROW ON THE STEVE HARVEY NETWORK

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:14 pm

Yep, new animation it is.

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:14 pm

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:14 pm
Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:15 pm

Erik looks familiar. I think I’ve seen him somewhere before. I could be totally wrong, though.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:17 pm

WHATEVER HE AIN’T NOTHIN

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:17 pm

Erik is from Elmhurst, NY. He’s also shit talking.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:18 pm

Wheels are falling off…

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:19 pm

6 for 10 or 11. I lost count. $30,000. DALI WAS BORN IN THE USA? GO HOME.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:19 pm

Started out strong, then got visibly nervous. Also, can we talk about how much better Brooke gets at reading fast with every episode?

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:19 pm

THIS GUY

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:19 pm

She is. I love it.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:19 pm

Erik’s low offer: $10,000. Erik’s median offer: $25,000. Erik’s high offer: $90,000. Big bucks throwing around.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:19 pm

He doesn’t deserve to go for $90k.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:19 pm

I love this Price is Right audience screaming.

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:21 pm

One plus with the US set over the UK set: The live audience.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:21 pm

Because the honey badger don’t give a shit, son.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:21 pm

First question right. AWESOME RAINBOW OUTSIDE. BRB.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:24 pm

Double rainbow! WHAT DOES IT MEAN

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:24 pm

TAKE A LOOK

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:24 pm

IT’S IN A BOOK

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:25 pm

OK, Erik is back. He got the question right. These questions are ridiculously easy in this episode.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:27 pm

The difficulty of the questions has dropped dramatically from the first taped episodes of Season 1 until now. Like, dramatically so. It can’t be just me.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:28 pm

Well, maybe it’s just me. Erik’s dropped two in a row at the finish line.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:28 pm

OK, this is the make or break moment for Erik. He’s got no room for error.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:29 pm

Definitely easier questions, holy crap. That salt one…really?

(Sorry, temporarily lost wifi. I should mention we’re under tornado warning here.)

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:29 pm

And he’s in with $30,000. $110,000 in the pot for the Final Chase. My confidence in them during the Final Chase is low, however.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:30 pm

Not a very good player, to be honest. I’m not sure he’ll be much of an asset in the final.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:30 pm

As an aside: totally looking forward to Skin Wars.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:31 pm

Cat’s watching next to me, and she absolutely dislike’s Brooke’s use of the nickname “Beastie.”

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:31 pm

Cat is Christian’s girlfriend, for those who don’t know because we forget we’re not in a personal Facebook chat group sometimes.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:32 pm

So, we have two players in, and they both have average knowledge on the buzzer. They’re decent at deducing answers. What are their chances in the Final Chase so far?

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:32 pm

It’s also her birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAT.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:32 pm

Oh, where are my manners.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:32 pm

Personally, if the questions are even slightly harder during the Final Chase, they’re done.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:33 pm

These players are squeaking by on some easy material. No particularly strong playing so far.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:33 pm

HEY I WRITE FOR GEEKS WHO DRINK

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:33 pm

Lindsay’s also from Texas and she’s a host for Geeks Who Drinks. Christian writes for Geeks Who Drink. +1 Cribs.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:35 pm

7 for 10 on an incredibly easy set. Terrible brain farts early on. This team is succeeding in spite of themselves.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:35 pm

Her knowledge is alright, but I’m not impressed with her speed. You gotta come with the quickness in this game.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:36 pm

Lindsay’s lower offer: $5,000. Lindsay’s median offer: $25,000. Lindsay’s high offer: $100,000. That breaks mine, Heather and Jonathan’s $180,000. Clearly, high offer.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:36 pm

Absolutely unnecessarily large high offer. Did we just watch a $100,000 performance?

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:36 pm
Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:36 pm

She stays with the $35,000. Our record is safe.

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:36 pm

Can’t blame her for the $35K.

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:37 pm

I’m still waiting for a negative offer this season.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:37 pm
Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:38 pm

Again: RIDICULOUSLY easy. Only one of the choices in the last question was an actual disease, no?

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:39 pm

These are layups. These are $4,000 Millionaire questions.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:39 pm

Everyone in Cincinnati just tuned out.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:39 pm

I think I’ve only missed one question tonight and it was about the Phantom of the Opera.

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:40 pm

She could’ve done the 100K

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:40 pm

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:41 pm

The contestants’ personalities are really not coming through. I can only assume this was hacked to bits in the editing room.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:41 pm

Lindsay makes it back and they have a full house for the Final Chase. Will they make it? Thoughts, gentlemen?

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:42 pm

Yes

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:42 pm

We will have a win.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:42 pm

Unless the final questions are as easy as the rest of them have been, I wouldn’t bet on it.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:42 pm

I think Lindsay’s personality came through well.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:42 pm

None of the players are particularly fast.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:43 pm

They were nothing but average during their Cash Builders.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:44 pm

Only a couple of minutes away from the best final round on TV.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:44 pm

Chopped Dessert Round?

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:45 pm

Second-best*

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:45 pm

$145,000. Each of them gets $48,333.33. I vote that Lindsay gets the extra penny.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:46 pm

No buzz-in sound? At all? Really?

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:46 pm

Aw, I still miss the names being announced.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:46 pm

I really miss the name voiceovers when a player buzzes in.

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:48 pm

I like how Brooke got excited on that last answer.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:48 pm

Excellent final. I stand corrected.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:48 pm

Erik: 10 buzzes, 7 right. (70%)
Lindsay: 3 buzzes, 2 right. (66%)
Rene: 7 buzzes, 5 right. (72%)
14 correct, 17 steps to beat the Beast.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:48 pm

Brooke has become such an excellent speed reader, holy crap. Can’t get over it.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:50 pm

Is 17 enough to beat the Beast? They’ll need pushbacks, especially if questions are that easy.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:50 pm

Couple of pushbacks should do it. It’s going to be a CLOSE one.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:51 pm

They could have gotten 3 more if they stopped thinking and started passing.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:52 pm

A rule they don’t mention on TV: if Brooke stumbles over a question during the Beast’s section of the final, she re-reads it, and the Beast either gets it wrong on purpose or passes.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:52 pm
Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:53 pm

That should happen less and less as time goes on. She’s pretty great.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:53 pm

17 steps to catch the team. The Final Chase is on.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:53 pm

She sure is. Super impressed.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:54 pm

First opportunity for a pushback and the team falters. 1:44, 15 to catch.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:55 pm

Second chance for a pushback… and the team gets it! They push the Beast back from 6 to 5. 1:23, 12 to catch.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:55 pm

I don’t know…Beast is KILLING it.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:55 pm

More than half in less than a minute. Always a good sign for the Beast.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:55 pm

Even with another pushback, this isn’t looking too great for the team.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:56 pm

5 to catch, 45 seconds on the clock.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:56 pm

32 seconds, 4 to catch. It’s down to the wire.

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:57 pm

Wow

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:57 pm

Uh oh, here’s another pushback. 2 in a row. The Beast is on the ropes. 5 seconds per question.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:57 pm

Can the team make it three pushbacks in a row?

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:57 pm

Oh man. This is scary.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:58 pm

At this very moment, I smell a victory shepherd’s pie being prepared at the Labbett household.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:58 pm

3…

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:58 pm

2…

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:58 pm

1…

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:58 pm

CAUGHT

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:58 pm

BAM.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:58 pm

WITH TWO SECONDS TO GO.

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:58 pm

Wow again

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:59 pm

It’s easy questions. If the team succeeds that well and don’t blow him away, The Beast will catch them.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:59 pm

$145k down the drain. Fun game tonight.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20148:59 pm

Guys, I’m so glad this show is back.

Bob Hagh July 8, 20148:59 pm

Best Final Chase so far.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20148:59 pm

AHEM

Cory Anotado July 8, 20149:00 pm

What an incredible Final Chase. Definitely.

Christian Carrion July 8, 20149:01 pm

This was fun! Thanks for joining us, friends.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20149:02 pm

If this episode is any indication, they’re gunning for easier questions to get more moments like this. Which is frustrating but completely exciting.

Cory Anotado July 8, 20149:03 pm

Any final thoughts?

Cory Anotado July 8, 20149:03 pm

Before I start liveblogging MTV Catfish.

Bob Hagh July 8, 20149:03 pm

Good season opener.

Bob Hagh July 8, 20149:03 pm

GOD NO

Cory Anotado July 8, 20149:05 pm

Alright, this was fun. Leave your comments below, or check out reruns and follow along with us somehow. You figure that bit out. Thanks for joining us!

  • ooboh

    I still think the UK version is superior to the US version.

  • pacdude

    That’s up for debate, but it’s not a complete bomb and it creates exciting moments like tonight’s Final Chase.

  • Rev. Lindsay

    They did cut out a lot of personality stuff, and I got out-buzzed by the fellas a lot! But these things happen. If I had taken the 100k and we still lost, they wouldn’t have been able to air the show from the subsequent bloodbath.

  • ooboh

    I must agree with that.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    Did GSN move the time slot up to 8pm on a permanent basis or will it air @ 9 next week?

  • antonspivack

    Still, I think the US version could fit in a fourth player if they just cut down the commentary and the long intro.