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Buffy, The Einstein Factor and me

Good grief Charlie Brown!  Last year a good friend persuaded me (heckled me, nagged me) to put in an application to appear on a quiz show, The Einstein Factor (it's on our national public broadcasting TV station, The ABC, no money prize, just the kudos - the ABC can't afford anything else).  You nominate your special knowledge category, and there are also general knowledge questions.  H, my friend, reckoned I had enough Buffy knowledge, so that's what I put down, with Angel as my second choice.  Another Buffy 'specialist' got in before me, and on the show she went - but she missed one question (I got it!!), and she was terrible on general knowledge, so she ended up losing her round.  So, that was my brief foray into the quiz world, or so I thought.  Yesterday I received an e-mail inviting me to attend the auditions for the new season of The Einstein Factor next week.  So now I'm in a quandary.  Although under no allusion that I would succeed, I'm slightly curious about seeing the audition process, but then my thundering insecurities surface, and it's all, oh no what if I do get on the show, people will see me in all my overweight glory, and do I want to reveal my fannish geekness to the world (well the 8 or 10 people who watch the ABC at 6:30pm on Sunday evenings).  Words of encouragement, flames, warnings, advice anyone, anyone, Bueller, Bueller ...

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YES! Yes yes yes! You would be fantastic. Please do it. I know it would be nerve-wracking but I am so thrilled on your behalf. You're so smart and knowledgeable about the show and you're smart with the general knowledge too. And you could practise with us -- we could fire obscure questions at you to test you! Drag out your nicest clothes and you'll be fine!
I don't know about fantastic ;-), but I am leaning towards attending the audition, just for the experience, thanks for the words of encouragemen. I love the idea of you throwing obscure questions at me - that would be a great help. Do you think it's possible to watch 7 seasons of Buffy in a week?
No, I don't think it's possible to do it in a week! You would collapse. You could watch excerpts!

Do, do go to the audition!

So here's a few questions off the top of my head....
1) What rank was Riley in the Initiative?
2) What was Joyce's full name?
3) What was the name of Buffy's LA high school and why did she get thrown out?
4) What was the relationship between the Master and Spike?
5) What was the name of the demon that Giles and his friends conjured up in Ripper days and in what episode did it come back to haunt them?
4)
The problem with rewatching is that I generally just start skipping to the Spike bits - maybe I should've put Spike as my special interest!!

Here's my attempt at your questions, which by the way, off the top of your head, pretty damn good ones.

1) What rank was Riley in the Initiative? Not sure on this one, can only remember him being referred to as Special Agent, I tend to blank out Riley at the best of times - may need to review him a bit - erk.
2) What was Joyce's full name? Got me there - ?? Joyce Anne Summers ??? - maybe you should try out.
3) What was the name of Buffy's LA high school and why did she get thrown out? Hemery High - burnt down the auditorium/gym
4) What was the relationship between the Master and Spike? The Master was head of the Aurelius line, of which Spike is a member.
5) What was the name of the demon that Giles and his friends conjured up in Ripper days and in what episode did it come back to haunt them? Eyghon, The Dark Age
To tell the truth, I don't know the answers to 1 and 2 either. I just thought you probably would! I wonder if Joyce's full name is mentioned at the funeral-- that would be in Forever, wouldn't it.

4) You could also say the Master was Spike's great great grandsire, since the order of siring went The Master, Darla, Angel, Drusilla, Spike.
I wonder what the audition process will be like? Do they just ask you lots of difficult questions? ;-)

You should go! It'll be fun, plus, who will be better at Buffy than us? :P
According to the info sheet there "will be a short general knowledge test, followed by a brief interview to discuss your nominated special subjects." I may just go!
Sounds like fun

It does, doesn't it - I may just do it. I've about 75/25 per cent persuaded myself, so we'll see how I feel tomorrow.