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Would "real time" taping end with Bob Barker?
« on: May 08, 2006, 12:31:29 AM »
I'll explain briefly:  Right now, the Price is Right tapes as if it were a live show.  Bob basically has to stay sharp for the entire hour, becuase the crew won't stop every time he makes a mistake (which he almost never does).

But will that continue once we get a new guy in for host?  I'm a little worried that no one will be able to maintain the standard of "taping live".  Other games shows I've been to seem to allow for "flubs", and every time a host makes an error, they just stop tape and reset everything.  I'd hate to see that happen to 'Price'.

So the question is twofold: 1. Would they end "live to tape"?  and 2. Do any other studio audience based shows tape without a large number of stop downs (beside commercial breaks)?

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Re: Would "real time" taping end with Bob Barker?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2006, 06:54:23 AM »
The short answer is "no," I'm sure they would still go more or less live-to-tape, just like nearly all traditional game shows do.  It's mostly a money issue... the shorter the taping time, the less it costs to produce.  They would not hire a host incapable of keeping up with the show's format.

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Re: Would "real time" taping end with Bob Barker?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2006, 06:51:52 PM »
I prefer not being live as it makes the contestant a bit too nervous.  Weather it be TPIR or any other game show, it is better to record it ahead of time.

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Re: Would "real time" taping end with Bob Barker?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2006, 07:17:27 PM »
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I prefer not being live as it makes the contestant a bit too nervous...


Take another look... that's not what we were talking about.

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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2006, 02:37:47 AM »
Isn't "live to tape" essentially the same thing as an actual live broadcast, except that the show isn't being broadcast live?

Yes, they have the ability to re-shoot if necessary, as well as to insert relevant overdubs (such as the announcement of the ineligible contestant on 5/8's show), but basically everyone on the show treat it as if it actually were going out live.
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Re: Would "real time" taping end with Bob Barker?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2006, 01:29:36 PM »
I am betting the TPiR Live shows are being done not just to capitalize on the franchise. They are being used as a "training ground" for potential new hosts to take over the CBS show when Bob leaves.  With all the new hosts, they can pick the best one (using their experience with TPiR Live as the audition).

How many years has TPiR Live been going now?  I'm pretty sure some of the hosts that have been doing it since the beginning have the format down pretty well now to do the real show with few mistakes.

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Re: Would "real time" taping end with Bob Barker?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2006, 01:37:59 AM »
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I am betting the TPiR Live shows are being done not just to capitalize on the franchise . . .

Er, that's not exactly what this thread is about, either.
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Re: Would "real time" taping end with Bob Barker?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2006, 09:32:25 PM »
The whole point is that it is possible that with these other hosts on the Live Shows, that one of them could step into the real show with enough experience hosting that they still could do the show in real time.

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Re: Would "real time" taping end with Bob Barker?
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2006, 04:21:12 AM »
In my opinion, it's not so much a host's name or their resume that concerns me, it's the ability to carry the show on successfully, although it should remain live to tape...

I have frequently said that the most vital ingredient to being successful on a show of this type is not how well you know the format, not how well you know the rules to the game(s), but how you interact with the contestants and make that special magic, in turn making us enjoy seeing the contestants and enjoy seeing them win, lose or whatnot.  As long as we have hosts to get us the great, memorable moments that successful hosts have given us, then the tradition of game shows will go on.

Granted, my opinion does not have much to do with live to tape other than a mere mention of it, but it's what was on my mind when I read this thread.

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Re: Would "real time" taping end with Bob Barker?
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2006, 10:45:43 PM »
I thin kthe only change would be taping three episodes per day to save costs.
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Re: Would "real time" taping end with Bob Barker?
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2006, 08:05:54 PM »
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I thin kthe only change would be taping three episodes per day to save costs.


I doubt that.  Remember, it's not just a matter of the host, it's also the crew.  Each show has to be rehearsed before the audience is inside.  That would be six hours of gaming and staging for the crew, and doesn't take into account the overage when they stop-down.  There's also the fact that it takes time to screen, seat, and then remove the audiences.  (And I haven't even mentioned union breaks... okay, I just did.)  That kind of taping schedule would either start early in the morning or last well into the evening.


I can see a lot more two-a-days in a post-Bob era, but three is really pushing it to the limit.