I don’t watch a lot of game shows so when this question came up I had to think about it for a bit. I used to watch them a lot, back when my oldest two were little. I used to love Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. I used to love answering the questions and shaking my head at the contestants who missed the simplest questions. I remember one person had to call a friend to find the answer to “How many donuts will you get if you recieve a baker’s dozen?” I was so frustrated with that person. I couldn’t believe that they didn’t know the answer. It was the first question asked. But I’m sure they just got a bit flustered, it has to be hard to have that kind of pressure on you. Answering question in front of a live studio audience and knowing that it could change your life had to rattle a person.
The only show I can remember being a constant is Wheel of Fortune. I remember watching that show with my mom when I was young. I watched it when my teens were young and I was in my late teens and early twenties. I still watch it. It isn’t something that is on every night. But when we do get a chance to sit down and watch it the entire family joins in. We like racing to see who can solve the puzzle first.
I would love to be on that show. However I don’t do well speaking in front of people anymore. I used to be more outgoing, I was in drama and loved doing speeches back when I was in school. The last time I spoke in front of people was at church when we a friend attended the first time and I had to introduce them in front of everyone. My heart raced and my face turned red. That was in front of people that had been to my house for my kids’ birthday parties and who I had spent time with outside of that setting. Maybe if I could get over that terror of speaking in front of people I might be able to do well. Walk away with a decent prize. But that is a huge if. I’m certain it would be a Wheel of Misfortune for me, I would probably forget how to spell or talk. I’d get a bracelet caught on the wheel. I’m sure I would embarrass myself. So while I can do really well when watching it, I’m not sure I could do so well with cameras rolling and people watching. Unless I could get on one of the pairs episodes.
do you think you would do well on a show like Wheel of Fortune?