Applying for ‘Ellen’s Game of Games’? Don’t! Here’s why
We’ve all watched a game show or two at some point and thought, “I could definitely handle this.” Some of you may have even gone through and applied to be on one, whether it be getting tickets to The Price is Right, or taking the Jeopardy quiz.
You may even be considering applying for the next season of Ellen’s Game of Games. Who wouldn’t want to make a fool of themselves on TV for the chance at $100,000 and to meet Ellen DeGeneres? Granted, that second part doesn’t mean much anymore thanks to the claims she’s mean.
But if you’re seriously considering applying for Ellen’s Game of Games, we’d like to have you rethink that decision. We know you’re already aware of some of the ridiculous things you’d have to do as a contestant on the show. But Ellen’s Game of Games is a completely different kind of beast when it comes to game shows.
Sure, shows like Wipeout, American Ninja Warrior, and the recent Ultimate Tag all rely on physical humor as well. But the thing with those shows is that it’s usually people in great shape trying to complete intense obstacle courses. When the person falls or gets knocked off by something, it’s funny, but it’s also easy for them to come back from it.
Ellen’s Game of Games however doesn’t care about being fair. What the show cares about is how close to bodily harm the games can get. For example, one of the older games “Scary-Go-Round” has contestants trying to push three balls around a moving platform. But at the same time, they’re getting balls shot at them by their opponents.
There’s also “Mt. Saint Ellen”, which involves climbing a moving wall that will shake and disconnect the ropes from time to time, leaving contestants to fall off. It’s not just some casual game show with trivia. Competing on Ellen’s Game of Games means you’re going to be physically abused by the preliminary games.
Playing to your fears
Look, if you’re applying to compete on Ellen’s Game of Games with a fear of heights, we don’t know what to tell you. Granted, the giant drop contestants take when playing “Know or Go” is actually only about 10 feet. But there’s plenty of other games where you fear of heights will be activated. Except, Ellen will just use it to torment you while asking you trivia questions.
On top of that, there’s plenty of games that leave contestants screaming and running. “Mazed & Confused” has contestants trying to find their colored orb, but not without traps and scares to freak them out. Plus, there’s numerous games where you have water and other things dumped on you, and don’t even get us started on the giant boot in “Knockin’ Boots”.
Game show alternatives
If you want to hang out with a blonde lesbian while getting abused, at least get some free alcohol out of it and have fun with NBC TV celebrities on the Jane Lynch-hosted Hollywood Game Night. You can also get abused while staring at Adam Scott’s dreamy eyes on ABC’s Don’t.
But let’s be real: If you want to compete on a game show, pick a show where you don’t have to get things thrown at you or get dropped from ridiculous heights, or made fun of for being scared of those things. Test your knowledge on the Nick reboot of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, or see how well you know the Billboard Top 100 on Beat Shazam.
You can still make thousands of dollars without abusing yourself. Besides, WarnerMedia is still investigating The Ellen DeGeneres Show for workplace misconduct, and since the producers who are being accused on that show are also producers on Ellen’s Game of Games, the future of this show is just as murky.