I was just channel flipping, and had one of those ohmighod moments when TVO started showing an episode of Reach For The Top, which is a Canadian high school quiz show which has been on the air, like, forever.
How forever? Well I was on it when I was in grade 9. And I was a major dork. Guess what, nothing has changed in 30 years, they still have a kid from grade 9 and he’s still a dork (actually, all of them are).
Though they’ve tried to make it more like a reality show, it is still two teams of high school kids trying to answer, for ten points, a whole bunch of questions. What most people watching don’t know is the teams get a whole pile of questions and answers up front to memorize as drills, but I totally smoked their asses on the free bonus questions. Stupid kids.
What amazes me are the prizes, Palm Pilots and whatnot. All I got was a BTO LP, and a half hour on regional teevee.