Saturday, May 22, 2010

YouTube on fire with "Minute to Win It" vids

Since we first heard about Guy Fieri's new game show, Minute to Win It, it was clear to me that people would love the games. Love The Games! So I did a little search on YouTube to see what was going on there. I had no idea ... check this out - YouTube search for "Minute to Win It".

On the day I did this search, I found quite a number of YouTube channels solely dedicated to users' practicing and showing off their Minute to Win It game skills. Here are a few of my favorites:


And that's just a few! invites Minute to Win It fans to upload their game videos. Click here to upload your own, or check out the user-submitted videos here.

Ok, now this is where it gets really interesting: I found a radio station using a Minute to Win It game format as a contest promotion with their morning show. WSTO Hot 96 FM, based in Evansville, IL, is offering five finalist contestants up to $50,000 if they win all five, randomly chosen, Minute to Win It games! Click here for more.

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Moreover, regional fairs and festivals are adding Minute to Win It-like games at their events! Really, there are too many to publish and link from here, but here are two for the purpose of example:
TERRE HAUTE — The Wabash Valley Fair Association ... will feature a new event from the TV show “Minute To Win It.” ... with attendees getting a chance to win thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. ... The show will have audience participation as guests will complete challenges straight from the new hit TV show “Minute To Win It” at 7 p.m. July 13 in the Grandstand.
Augusta, Kan. —"A Minute to Win It" games have been added to the June 4 Grasshopper Festival this year. The games based on the popular NBC show will be for anyone over 18 years of age. There will be prizes for different completion levels, including a weekend in Branson, Mo., for the grand prize winner.

Guy Fieri was in Los Angeles last week, taping new episodes of Minute to Win It at their studio in Burbank, CA.

ChefGuyFieri - On the set of @minutetowinit, new crazy challenges, wild contestants, and a kewl audience! Yeah

I have long tried to find out how to get Minute to Win It studio audience tickets, but I can't find ANYthing about it on nor on After a bit of research, I'm beginning to think the audience is cast?

breezy421 - I'm stuck at home today because @ordinaryheroes got a gig as an extra on Minute To Win It and took the car...
OrdinaryHeroes - ok, I'm off to bed early, because I am going to be in the audience for Minute to Win It tomorrow. HA! :D

EmmieJae - Studio City to be in the Audience on Minute to Win It.
EmmieJae - Heading home from the game show. We had so much fun, I am booked for tomorrow.
EmmieJae - At the bus stop. Heading to Studio City for Minute to Win It for my third day in a row.

Craigmackk - I did on-screen, extra background work for the NBC game show "Minute to Win It." Good times. Nice supplemental side cash, too!

edspangler - is off to do more audience work. Hope the contestants on Minute to Win It keep things exciting & throw more heavy projectiles at us today.

Ah! Yes. Audience is cast too. Craigslist. You can also check to apply for Minute to Win It audience tickets.

The Australian version of Minute to Win It is looking for audience members; Former MTV presenter Darren McMullen will host. Live in Australia? Check out for more information or follow minutetowinitoz on Twitter.

I'll leave you with this fun video, "Our small group decided to have a Minute to Win It Game Night. We split up into teams and chose 20 games to play against each other. Needless to say, it was a hilarious and challenging evening!"

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LoudmouthLee said...

Hey there, LoudmouthLee here! Thanks for the shoutout!

I must admit, I DVR triple D and think that Guy's a hell of a host. Thank goodness he took down the Next Food Network Star!

I appreciate the love, though. I'm just way too competitive! :)

Dora said...

Haha! Love what you're doing, LmL. I really had fun watching your videos and so many of the others. Honestly, watching the home vid's is just about as much fun as watching the show!
:) ~D

LoudmouthLee said...

My students love it as well. I run an after school program called "Minute Games" where the kids play and learn the science behind some of the games. I have one student who races me every afternoon in "Caddy Stack." It saddens me to say that he's currently much better at the game than I am. :)

Dora said...

LmL, that's fascinating! And admirable of you to run an after school program. :)

I didn't mention it in this blog post, but I did stumble across a post (somewhere?), a student asking for help on the principles of physics used in the games. Apparently it was a school assignment?

Anyway, someone replied to the post with explanations that included pendulum motion, momentum, centers of axes, etc.

Heady stuff! And interesting to read some of the science behind the games.