Rule number one? Have fun. “We will, in fact, deduct points for anti-fun,” Gamerl quipped.
Players also must allow host Costa to finish reading questions before buzzing in, he said. Signals between coaches or team members, whether furtive or explicit, are expressly forbidden. And, finally, only first answers are accepted.
With the ground rules laid, the first teams filed into the studio as a divided and boisterous crowd shouted support, waving signs with big block letters proclaiming: “WHS!” and “Go Chelmsford!”
And, well, that’s as far as we can go, folks.
Want to know who taxed their brains the most? Tune in.
The first show airs Sunday, Feb. 10, at 6:30. Get everything else you need or want to know about the teams here: www.wgbh.org/quizshow/index.cfm.
Taryn Plumb can be reached at tarynplumb1@Gmail.com.