Behind the Scenes at PSNtv
Last night I competed on Penn State’s premier game show, What’s That Fact? The show pits representatives from two student clubs against each other in a low-budget version of Jeopardy. The competition last night was Eco-Action vs. The Finance Club.
8:08… Board the Red Link to Innovation Park with my teammate Brian
8:18… Arrive at Innovation Park, which apparently exists
8:21… In the building, but can’t find the correct suite
8:22… Use the restroom in frustration
8:26… Find the suite; the crew is writing our questions
8:27… A techie escorts us to a waiting room
8:35… Still waiting
8:41… Still waiting
8:48… Some friendly girls get us miked up
8:50… The opposing team enters to get miked as well; it’s the Finance Club!
8:51… I admire the style of their Livestrong bracelets
9:00… On the set!
9:10… We pull an early lead
9:20… The money men run away with the “Car Facts” category and snatch the lead
9:23… They’re buzzing in so fast! Perhaps they play Gamecube
9:29… We’re back in the lead; just in time for low-budget Final Jeopardy
9:36… “Name three non-extinct flightless birds.”
- Eco-Action: penguin, ostrich, emu
- Finance Club: penguin, flamingo, baby birds
9:37… They wagered all their money and lost; talk about poor economic decisions
9:38… And it’s an Eco-Action victory! Final score: 3,799 to 0
9:43… The crew thank and de-mike us
9:44… Brian and I collect our prizes (Penn State foam fingers) and leave the studio
9:52… Waiting for the bus…
10:20… The bus! A great night
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