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"Welcome to YOU BET YOUR ASS! Please welcome our host STEWART FRANCIS!"
You Bet Your Ass was a Canadian gambling/pop culture quiz game show.
Three contestants competed in a points-based contest. The game itself followed a blackjack and casino motif.
The game was played in four rounds.
Round 1: Piece of AssEdit
In this round, the contestants were shown a category. Francis said the show's tagline "Hit me" to reveal a category and the contestant had to answer a question for 100 points. The contestant in the left podium began the round. After seeing the category, a contestant had the option of "doubling down", to receive two questions in the category, for 200 points (although both questions had to be answered correctly in order to score). However, if the contestant answered a question incorrectly, not only did he/she lose points corresponding to how much it was worth (100 normally, 200 for a double-down), but the other players had a chance to steal the question. Players were given 1,000 points to begin the game. Also, one player could get a wild card instead of a category, and he/she had to choose an opponent from whom to take 500 points if he/she could answer a single question correctly.
Round 2: Dirty DozenEdit
This was much like the typical "lightning round" on many game shows. Twelve questions were asked (four per contestant), with a spotlight randomly falling on a contestant who had to then answer directly. The correct answer to each question served to segue to the next question. Questions were worth 500 points apiece (100 in Season 1), and no points were lost on incorrect responses. In Season 1, the contestant who answered was determined before Stewart read the question; however, in Season 2, Stewart would read the question and then the contestant would be chosen.
Round 3: Up Your AssEdit
This took the same form as Round 1, only with 200 or 400 points at stake, and 1,000 points were again given to all players.
Round 4: Ass on the LineEdit
This was the final round. It presented the players with four categories. The player with the lowest score got first choice and could wager any amount up to their total on each of three successive questions in the chosen category, with a minimum bet of 500 points (100 in Season 1). Contestants couldn't bet uneven amounts; 2550, for example, would only be 2500 or 2600. The round was over for players who fell below the minimum. The player who began the round in second place chose from the three remaining categories and the same structure applied, followed by the same routine for the player that was leading to begin the round.
The contestant with the most points at the end of the final round won the game, $500, and played the bonus round.
The winner got to see one final category, and could choose to answer one question for a further $1,000, or to answer two questions for a further $2,000. Regardless of the choice, it was an all-or-nothing bonus: if, for example, the player opted to answer two questions, but answered the first one correctly and missed the second, they would only win the $500 for winning the game.
In Season 1, the winner could choose to take $500 or "double down" and attempt to answer one final question correctly for $1,000, but a wrong answer meant he/she got nothing. If a game ended in a tie, the double down question was not offered and the tied contestants split the $1,000 prize automatically.
Sitara wore a different shirt every episode, each one featuring a different motto or creed, such as "Brunettes have more fun" and "My ass is always on the line."
When a round ended, the sound of a donkey would be heard. Occasionally, Stewart would say, "That's my wife, gotta go".
Michael Geddes and Christopher Geddes
You Bet Your Ass also aired on Action TV in the United States of America in 2009.
A full episode of the show