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Matt Coates
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Goody bag

Post by Matt Coates » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:04 am

hi everyone, I am going on the show next week and i was just wondering what is in the goody bag i receive after the show, also does anybody know how hot/cool the studios are, im not sure what to wear, a shirt or jumper, cheers everyone

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Re: Goody bag

Post by Charlie Reams » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:09 am

I'm pretty sure most people wear a shirt, it's quite hot under studio lights. Watch the show this week and see what they're wearing.

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Re: Goody bag

Post by Michael Wallace » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:16 am

I wore a t-shirt with an undone shirt over the top, which was fine - if you feel the cold especially then obviously wear a little more, but it's a bit of a personal thing

as for the goody bag, well there are people on the forums who can give you a more up-to-date list (I was on series 55), but I got:

A NODE
The Countdown Board Game
The Countdown DVD Game
A Countdown clock (which never really worked :()
The Language Report (for whichever year - a Susie Dent book)
A Countdown Mug

I *think* that's it - obviously you get a teapot if you don't suck. Be wary of the NODE, though, I was lucky in that my dad came to my recording so he could take it home for me, wouldn't've liked to try and take that home with me on the train!

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Re: Goody bag

Post by David O'Donnell » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:18 am

Hi Matt. Good luck for your appearance on the show, I look forward to seeing it. It's not really hot under the lights but I would agree with Charlie that you should definitely wear something light. Also, think about wearing something to which a mic can easily be attached.


PS The goody bag contains a veritable cacophony of treats from the far reaches of the world, including: 14 Nubian slaves who will attend to your every whim; a magic carpet to cope with those tedious situations when waiting for that mode of public transport is just a drag; a leprechaun (for the Irish contestants) who can pull the perfect pint of stout, that is, correct pouring angle, allowed time to settle and Bishop's collar; as well as a host of other trinkets to make you the bling-iest gangsta on your estate.

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Re: Goody bag

Post by Michael Wallace » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:25 am

David O'Donnell wrote:PS The goody bag contains a veritable cacophony of treats from the far reaches of the world, including: 14 Nubian slaves who will attend to your every whim; a magic carpet to cope with those tedious situations when waiting for that mode of public transport is just a drag; a leprechaun (for the Irish contestants) who can pull the perfect pint of stout, that is, correct pouring angle, allowed time to settle and Bishop's collar; as well as a host of other trinkets to make you the bling-iest gangsta on your estate.
Although I suspect you only get that goody bag if you're an octochamp

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Re: Goody bag

Post by Paul Howe » Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:40 pm

I was absolutely frozen in my CofC match against Jack, although that could easily have been the combined effect of nerves and a hangover (not the ideal preparation I know :) ). In general though, the studio is pretty comfortable so you'd be fine with a shirt/t-shirt.

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Re: Goody bag

Post by Jon Corby » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:25 am

Michael Wallace wrote:as for the goody bag, well there are people on the forums who can give you a more up-to-date list (I was on series 55), but I got:

A NODE
The Countdown Board Game
The Countdown DVD Game
A Countdown clock (which never really worked :()
The Language Report (for whichever year - a Susie Dent book)
A Countdown Mug
Interesting, in 54 we didn't get the DVD game, we got the portable electronic game, but we also got a very nice embroidered Countdown polo shirt. Unfortunately I've worn mine so much that all the material has bobbled - any chance you could send me another one please Damian? :D

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Re: Goody bag

Post by Michael Wallace » Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:27 pm

oh, I completely forgot about the t-shirt - possibly because I've never been sufficiently confident in my own natural coolness to think I can get away with wearing it

(well, that's not entirely true - I wore it when my friends and I had a 'let's watch Raccoon lose at countdown' party, for the sake of irony, only to discover a little too late that I would not be able to dash home to change before we went to the pub)

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Re: Goody bag

Post by M. George Quinn » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:06 pm

I suck so I haven't got a teapot.

The best thing in the goody bag is the countdown sound-maker from the game. Go into shops, ask people awkward questions and set it off while waiting for them to answer (clockesque arm movements optional).

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Re: Goody bag

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:51 pm

Hi, Matt!

Good luck on the show. I'll be watching you in two weeks.

Anyway, I think the goody bag has a lot of things in it. I'm almost positive you will get a book that Susie Dent wrote.

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Re: Goody bag

Post by Matt Coates » Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:24 pm

thanks everyone, going upto leeds tomorrow, really looking forward to it. should be on on april 4th, and hopefully a few more shows after that.

i asked them if you get a dvd or video, but was unable to, so i will have to ask a few mates if they can do it. 8-)

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Re: Goody bag

Post by Ben Wilson » Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:29 pm

Most importantly, enjoy your time at the studios Matt- it really is something you'll never forget no matter how many you win. Say hi to Carol for me! ;)

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Re: Goody bag

Post by Matt Coates » Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:31 pm

will do, although ive got to say hi to her for about 50 people and 36 of them want her phone number

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Re: Goody bag

Post by Jon Corby » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:08 pm

Good luck Matt!!

and remember - NO spoilers on here please mate!

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Re: Goody bag

Post by M. George Quinn » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:49 pm

Too late. I like to guess the names of the contestants before the show starts. This has been totally ruined for me now.

George

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Re: Goody bag

Post by Jon Corby » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:03 pm

M. George Quinn wrote:Too late. I like to guess the names of the contestants before the show starts. This has been totally ruined for me now.

George
You never know - some pricks don't use their proper names on the show, he might be one of them :)

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Re: Goody bag

Post by Jason Larsen » Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:01 am

You're very welcome, Matt!

And Ben, Carol must feel like a very good friend of yours.

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