Oooh, we like this

Like any traditional quiz show, \”Le jeu de la mort\” (The Game of Death) has a lively audience, a glamorous hostess, and a list of trivia questions for contestants.

However, unlike typical game shows, punishment for wrong answers is a 460-volt electric shock.

To chants of \”punishment\” from the studio audience, contestants zap their victims who scream in agony…

Torturing Froggies! What fun!

Eh?

A team of psychologists recruited 80 volunteers, telling them they were taking part in a pilot for a new television show.

They were instructed to pose questions to another \”player\”, and punish him with up to 460 volts of electricity when he got answers wrong.

Not knowing that the screaming victim was really an actor, the apparently reluctant contestants yielded to the orders of the presenter and audience, who also believed the game was real.

Actors?

You mean this is just a rerun of the Milgram Experiments?

Booooring. Real flesh and blood, that\’s what we want. With a French twist of course: teenage girl burnt at the stake perhaps?

3 thoughts on “Oooh, we like this”

  1. And the best thing is, the BBC journalist reporting it didn’t even realise it was just a rerun of Milgram. No, I haven’t the faintest where they dig them up from, either. Does the BBC have a course in ‘Idiocy for journalists’?

  2. Perhaps, since there’s a finite number of different stories, the media has to re-run thinly disguised variations.

    But wasn’t Joan of Arc burnt at the stake by the English (although sold to them by the perfidious French)? Or was it another teenage girl you had in mind?

    Tim adds: Thinking rather that we had so much fun last time that perhaps the show should be put on for us again?

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