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Set and Host Makeover – LET’S ASK AMERICA Season 2 Preview!

Posted on September 01 2013 by Hollywood Junket

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Set and Host Makeover – LET’S ASK AMERICA Season 2 Preview!

Pictured: Another change made is the “Let’s Ask America” logo (right).

The return of the game show that contestants can play from their home or office “Let’s Ask America’ is asking more questions from more select groups, and coming back in a big way with a sleek new game show set and a fully converted host Kevin Pereira into a legit game show host which requires him to wear full-on suits for each episode.

The set is fully lit with patriotic red, white and blue game show lights. A screen that is much bigger than last season displays the four players. Each of their individual blocks are also displayed larger, and when combined, take-up almost the full screen. The new set resembles a miniature version of Jeopardy game show. The first season of “Let’s Ask America” had a set that was casual and more like the one host Kevin Pereira came from – “Attack of the Show.”

Pictured (top) host Kevin Pereira on “Attack of the Show” set, (bottom) “Let’s Ask America” season one set.

The host was very talkative about Mily Cyrus’ eyebrow raising antics on the stage of the MTV Video Music Awards. Pereira was fascinated by all the twerking going-on during the awards. The audience encouraged him to twerk. As he was about to do it to have some fun, one of the producers of the show stepped-in to put a stop to it. Sorry fans, there will be no twerking done in front of the “Let’s Ask America” camera by Pereira.

Most of the questions throughout much of the game are asked about a particular group of people. For example: maids, teachers, waiters, parents, etc. Some sample questions are: What celebrity did maids say were the worst guests? The possible answers were: Lindsay Lohan, Charile Sheen, or Amanda Bynes. Another question was Which type of student did teachers say are their lease favorite: class clown, the know it all, or the jock. For another questions, waiters were asked what they commonly tell their customers: That’s my favorite dish, the soup is homemade.

Host Pereira announces what percent of those surveyed answered which questions. It was unclear of how many people the producers of the show surveyed in each group.

In round one, there are two multiple choice answers the contestant must choose from, from the question asked.. Each question is worth $100 more than the next. The first answer is worth $100, the second one is worth $200, then $300, and $400. In the second round, there are three possible correct answers to choose from. The first one is worth $500, the second is worth $1000, and the last one, $1500. In the last round, there are four multiple choice answers. The first one is worth $2000, and the last $4000. A perfect game earns a contestant $10,000. If the winner of the game chooses to “Go All In” during the final round, then that means they play for their total amount multiplied by five times. So, if they played a perfect game, they can choose to play for a grand total of $50,000 which is the most a contestant can win on “Lets’ Ask America.”

When contestant’s tie at the end of a round and end-up with the same amount of money the tie-breaker is that they each have to answer a question by the host that is a multiple choice two-answer question. For example, one tie-breaker question that was asked was what is the more popular condiment that American’s prefer for their hotdogs- mustard or ketchup. The two contestants had to answer by running-off and fetching the one that they thought was the correct answer. Another tie-breaker question was what do wives say their husbands hurt themselves with more? – knife or hammer. The third round tie-breaker is still called “Dash for Cash,” and it requires contestants to grab a requested item and sometimes doing something with the items. One “Dash for Cash” asked the two players to grab enough toilet paper to come back and make a neck tie out of it. Another one asked the players to grab a cooking pot big enough to place over their heads.

The above photo displays the new “Let’s Ask America” set. Pereira stands at a new podium that is diagonally in front of the large screen that displays the contestants. Smaller screens are set up around and behind him. There are still four contestants that play against each other. The lowest scorer of round one is eliminated at the end of the round and one more in each round after until only one person is left by the end of round three. MORE Photos:

New “Let’s Ask America” set is much like that of Jeopardy’s (above).

An audience member asked Pereira before the start of the show that when a contestant is eliminated if they get to keep the money that they earned in the game. Pereira said “no,” and that the show does mail them a consultation gift. Typically a gift bag. He said that the show also sends them “Let’s Ask America” T-shirts. When the Warn-Up Host heard Pereira mention the T-Shirts, he asked if he could have one to give out to an audience member as a prize. We’re not sure what happened, but after he was told that someone would find out for him, a T-Shirt was never produced.

“Let’s Ask America” returns with it’s Skype game show contestants on Monday, September 9th. Visit for local listings.


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