Another Quiz, No Cheating Allowed

For those of you who like to play our quizzes (see here and here and here and here), here’s a new one. But there are a couple of caveats/rule changes. First I’ll give the quiz, and then I’ll explain the rules.

The quiz: I will soon be appearing on a TV show that, if you think about it, fits pretty nicely with Freakonomics. Guess the show and you can win an autographed copy of the book. Hints: the show is in prime time and it’s taped, not live.

The rules:

1. Unfortunately, it is possible to figure out the answer to this quiz by some simple Googling. So if you want to play the quiz, please don’t cheat by trying to look it up. Just make your best guess. You all know how good Levitt is at finding cheaters; don’t make me sic him on you.

2. Some of you have written to say that our quizzes are biased against people in certain time zones because we give the prize to the first person with the correct answer. So this time we’ll give away two books: one to the person with the first correct answer and, if others later guess correctly, we’ll select one of those people randomly to receive another book.

Good luck, and Happy New Year.


Bongopondit

Deal or no deal....

prithwishpal

My guess is: MythBusters

johnnyd

My guess - Numb3rs

m g

John Stossel's show.

mgroves

Is it that new show that Penn from Penn & Teller hosts?

cosmo

60 Minutes?

gt1329a

Dateline

egretman

You are being spoofed by South Park? That's a real honor.

tasinquefield

Jeopardy

cakeeating

My guess is Beauty and the Geek. Isn't that starting soon? And Geek rhymes with Freak, right?

Taed

Numbers!

agrainofNaCl

Oh! Taed beat me too it. Numb3rs is great guess...

SpaceDog

Argh, all my ideas are gone. Of course this is still slightly US biased as I'm not sure what's on primetime over there at the moment.

But, presuming you're appearing as yourself (and not as a cameo in a drama) then it's probably Deal or No Deal.

(Although I would have said Beauty and the Geek if it would have meant I was first to say it, but it thinks it's less likely then DoND. Mythbusteres is a good guess too).

MikeDL

1 vs. 100

Orphie

20/20?

oddTodd

Identity.

kentavos

CSI New York. I would guess it's being filmed in New York if it's Dubner.

saulweiner

Feels like Mythbusters.

keysley1

I think Identity makes the most sense

greenbirds

Freak Show, maybe? I doubt it, but nobody guessed it yet.