Schlag den Star Watchalong 15/6/19

By | June 14, 2019

Saturday, 7:15pm (UK)/8:15pm (Germany)
ProSieben or your naughty alternative of choice.

Join us for another exciting edition of Schlag den Star where once again two celebs will be battling it out over 15 mystery events for €100,000.

If you’ve got a microphone you’ll be welcome to join us and hangout in the Hangout – link will appear here soon after the show starts.

This episode, two WORLD CHAMPIONS take each other on for Elton’s suitcase, Felix Neureuther (skiing) against Christoph Kramer (footballer). And Bryan Adams is one of the musical acts! And German pop singer Sarah Connor, fresh from The Terminator.

This episode features extra jeopardy as the Bother’s Bar Megacomputer has been playing up all week. Anything could happen!

The link to the commentary stream will be live here from 7:15 until end of broadcast.

This stream is commentary only. You will need to have a naughty stream running at the same time for the visuals. We are likely to be about 15-20 seconds behind the visual stream (and about a full minute behind if you’re watching an actual satellite feed), sorry.

The Opera VPN has apparently stopped being useful for SdS. Bother’s Bar recommends shelling out for a proper VPN service. Bother’s Bar uses Tunnelbear, other VPN services are available. Matt Clemson recommends Windscribe as a free alternative. We cannot take responsibility for anything you do to your system, so be careful and use some common sense.

To watch it would be useful to sign up for ProSieben’s catch-up service – it’s pretty simple to work out, don’t click the box if you don’t want e-mail messages. You will need to put in a proper e-mail because it will send you a confirmation. 

If anyone knows of any relatively safe livestreams, do feel free to share.

24 thoughts on “Schlag den Star Watchalong 15/6/19

  1. jon

    Just watched Ep 1 of Awake on Netflix, it’s good.
    If you like the challenges in Schaag Den Star then you’ll like this too (IMO).
    Will watch another ep tonight, but it looks like every ep has diff challenges.

  2. David

    Format rundown for Awake-

    -Seven contestants spend 24 hours awake in a secret room- with a million dollars in quarters.

    -the first task is to spend that time taking and counting as much of the money as they can with no notes over the 24 hours and put the money into individual bins.

    -they then wheel their bins into the studio, and after an interview, the person who counted the least is automatically eliminated.

    -then, before the show they all gave their guesses as to what their individual count was. The person who was the least accurate is also out. They are only told who is eliminated, not how much they were off by.

    -the five remaining contestants play a challenge (some simultaneously, some individual, but set up that no one knows what the others are doing) the winner goes through to the next round.

    -the others are offered $2,500 to quit the game. They have 10 seconds to press a buzzer. If no one takes it, the person who came in last is eliminated.

    -next two rounds are the same with higher offers (5k, 7.5k)

    -Final two players are offered 10k to quit. If no one quits, whoever of the two was most accurate on their count wins and gets all the money in their bin….

    -or they can risk it to try and win all the money the 7 players counted (basically over $100k). They’re told what the total of all 7 bins is, but not what they had.

    -to win that the guess they made for their own bin has to be within $500 (either side) of the actual total.

    -they are shown if they’re within the range, but not their actual total.

    -if they risk it and are right, they can then quit or risk that to try for the million…to win that, their guess has to be within $25 (either side) of the actual total.

    1. stuart

      This description is good, one tiny correction – the contestant’s don’t give their counts at the beginning.

      As an aside, I can tell you we had contestant’s as close as 50 cent off… but I won’t reveal if anyone won the million 🙂

        1. Stuart


          Everyone was worried someone would steal thousands of dollars… but they weigh far to much!

          You can just about carry $1,000 in each hand (in bags of course).

    2. Little Timmy

      It’s like someone drew Shattered, Minute to Win It, Poker Face and Power of 10 out of the Format Tombola but kinda sorta forgot about the first one after a few minutes.

      Physical Poker Face has a lot more potential than Quiz Poker Face in so much as the competitors have a lot more info to go on, but sadly no improvement on the 10 second countdown mechanic, which I remember we brought up on Twitter only a few weeks ago (as being not much more than a test of who can hit the buzzer on 9.999s).

      The Power of 10 bit was genuinely quite gripping, but it does lead me to wonder why you wouldn’t just painstakingly try to accumulate the second-fewest number of coins at the start, minimising your margin of error and simultaneously reducing your mental workload in the run-up to the show proper. It obviously explains why they BOAWJed the smallest total at the start of the show, but that doesn’t really shut that particular loophole.

      I thought for sure they’d play for the jackpot with the try-not-to-fall-asleep-with-the-lights-off challenge.

  3. Chris M. Dickson

    During the quizzes that must inherently be lost in translation, I wonder if there’s a way for us to watch the commentators play You Don’t Know Jack UK via against each other?

    There’s an obvious crude line to be said here that the less couth of us are surely all thinking, but let it go – let it float away in the wind.

    1. Brig Bother Post author

      This has actually been knocking about for a while so not quite sure why it’s everywhere now.

      I might have to screenshare someone else doing it as I’m not sure my computer will be fully set-up. But I’m up for it in theory.

    2. Brandon

      The crude joke has already been done when we did the Jack-Off a little while ago.

    1. Des Elmes

      Well, I won’t reveal whether or not he won, for the benefit of those who haven’t watched it yet – but there was a brief tribute at the end, that much isn’t a spoiler.

      With this final, of course, came the end of 16 years of production of the show in the Manchester area by the Beeb themselves. Next month sees the recording of the first Hat Trick/Hindsight episodes in Belfast – and as I said back at the start of April, I’m hoping that these companies undo some of the changes of the last few years. Obviously they’ll make *some* changes, being the first indies to produce the show and having stated that they plan to return it to its roots – but will they drop the “blue line of death” around the contestant’s score, and reinstate the original version of “Approaching Menace”?

      John Humphrys is staying on as host, having recently joined a fairly exclusive club – not many people have hosted game shows on TV or radio on a permanent basis after their 75th birthday (he’ll be 76 in August). Obviously, Brucie hosted Strictly well into his 80s, and Nicholas Parsons could well live to 100 and *still* be hosting Just A Minute. Humphrey Lyttleton chaired ISIHAC right up until his death at 86, while Des O’Connor was 76 when he left Countdown, and Nick Hewer turned 75 this February. Bob Monkhouse didn’t *quite* join this club, however – the last new episodes of daytime Wipeout went out a few weeks *before* his 75th.

      Anyone else? Remember, *permanent* basis, so guest-hosting HIGNFY doesn’t count.

      1. Des Elmes

        Darn, how could I forget Robert Robinson? 80 when he hosted Brain of Britain for the last time.

          1. Des Elmes

            73, so he too didn’t quite join the club.

          2. Des Elmes

            Ned just about made it – his final series of Counterpoint was broadcast between 6 March and 29 May 2006, just after his 75th on 18 February; he also chaired the 20th anniversary special on 5 June.

            (Isn’t BBC Genome brilliant?)

      2. Matthew Clemson

        If Quiz The Nation comes back – and if he’s still delivering the questions – Gordon Burns would fit the bill… but there’s a lot of ‘ifs’ there!

      3. Matt Clemson

        Got one! Brian Johnston hosted Trivia Test Match right up to his death; when he died, he was 81.

  4. Chris M. Dickson

    Tremendous fun! Thanks very much, gang.

    (Scott, I assume that you had a Malcolm question in the hopper for Unsold Alex Trebek Pilots, right? Perhaps you used it after our connection cut out…)

    1. Scott Rux

      The two unused questions in that category were:

      1) In 1983, Trebek hosted this quiz show with three human contestants, and one animated puppet
      2) In 1984, Trebek recorded a version of “Love Me, Love Me Not”. The ITV version was hosted by these two.


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