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How Bob Would've Handled Gas Money, Rat Race and Pay the Rent
« on: October 11, 2010, 06:48:53 AM »
After watching the premiere of the newest pricing game, Pay the Rent, a thought came to me: As this is the third game that Bob Barker never had on his show, I'd like to have some thoughts from my fellow LFATs on how well he would've done with it, plus Gas Money and Rat Race. His explanation of the games, his reaction to contestants' answers/wins/losses, etc.

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Re: How Bob Would've Handled Gas Money, Rat Race and Pay the Rent
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2010, 09:07:30 AM »
If memory serves, Gas Money premiered during Bob's last season, correct?
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Re: How Bob Would've Handled Gas Money, Rat Race and Pay the Rent
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2010, 09:08:52 AM »
If memory serves, Gas Money premiered during Bob's last season, correct?

WRONG Gas Money premired in S36, Drew's first season
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Re: How Bob Would've Handled Gas Money, Rat Race and Pay the Rent
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2010, 09:17:14 AM »
WRONG Gas Money premired in S36, Drew's first season

Actually it premiered in the first episode of Season 37.
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Re: How Bob Would've Handled Gas Money, Rat Race and Pay the Rent
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2010, 09:20:10 AM »
And remember, there were no new games for Season 36 because they wanted Drew to learn all the games that were already there.

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Re: How Bob Would've Handled Gas Money, Rat Race and Pay the Rent
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2010, 09:23:15 AM »
Sorry. I had a blonde moment :lol:
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Re: How Bob Would've Handled Gas Money, Rat Race and Pay the Rent
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2010, 09:46:21 AM »
If Bob was around, I doubt Gas Money would have the rule changes. Bob would have made that game super dramatic, which is how it should be. Same with Pay the Rent. As for Rat Race, I can see Bob commentorating during the race.

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Re: How Bob Would've Handled Gas Money, Rat Race and Pay the Rent
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2010, 11:49:54 AM »
If Bob was around, I doubt Gas Money would have the rule changes. Bob would have made that game super dramatic, which is how it should be. Same with Pay the Rent. As for Rat Race, I can see Bob commentorating during the race.

My guess, Rat Race wouldn't exist if Bob was still around.   I would think he is probably against racing animals for sport.   Just a guess though.   
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Re: How Bob Would've Handled Gas Money, Rat Race and Pay the Rent
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2010, 12:03:42 PM »
My guess, Rat Race wouldn't exist if Bob was still around.   I would think he is probably against racing animals for sport.   Just a guess though.   

Yes, the same way that Cliffhangers exploits the actions of foreign mountain climbers.  ::)

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Re: How Bob Would've Handled Gas Money, Rat Race and Pay the Rent
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2010, 01:48:27 PM »
WRONG Gas Money premired in S36, Drew's first season

Sorry, could have sworn I saw him host it, but I was wrong.
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Re: How Bob Would've Handled Gas Money, Rat Race and Pay the Rent
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2010, 01:59:26 PM »
My guess, Rat Race wouldn't exist if Bob was still around.

Considering if Bob was still around, the guy who invented the game would not have been there.  So, yeah...pretty good guess.
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Re: How Bob Would've Handled Gas Money, Rat Race and Pay the Rent
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2010, 03:04:09 PM »
My guess, Rat Race wouldn't exist if Bob was still around.   I would think he is probably against racing animals for sport.   Just a guess though.   

That's true. Forgot about that.

Yes, the same way that Cliffhangers exploits the actions of foreign mountain climbers.  ::)

I think you're missing the point.

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Re: How Bob Would've Handled Gas Money, Rat Race and Pay the Rent
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2010, 03:25:43 PM »
I don't think Bob would have had a problem with Rat Race since it isn't technically actual flesh and blood rats that race, it's wind up toy rats from a store.

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Re: How Bob Would've Handled Gas Money, Rat Race and Pay the Rent
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2010, 03:28:50 PM »
I think Rat Race would have been named something else, like "Race To The Finish" or maybe even bring back the name "Finish Line" if Bob was still around. Also, the rats would be changed to cars or maybe even little track runners similar to Hurdles.

I also have this feeling that Pay the Rent might not even exist if Roger and Bob were still there. I just don't see them having a game with such a huge amount up for grabs but a rediculously hard way to win it. I know the same could be said for Plinko!, but I can't see Pay the Rent ever reaching the popularity that Plinko! has.

What I would be interested in seeing are the 4 other games that Roger had planned to have used for Season 37 premiere week. In a Shokus interview, he stated he originally intended to have a new game for every day of Season 37 premiere week. The only one that made it was Gas Money.

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Re: How Bob Would've Handled Gas Money, Rat Race and Pay the Rent
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2010, 03:37:19 PM »
I think Rat Race would have been named something else, like "Race To The Finish" or maybe even bring back the name "Finish Line" if Bob was still around. Also, the rats would be changed to cars or maybe even little track runners similar to Hurdles.

"The Bob Barker 500" is the name that sticks in my head.  Or maybe "The Bob Barker $25,000" if they decided to make it a cash game instead of a car game.

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I also have this feeling that Pay the Rent might not even exist if Roger and Bob were still there.

My feeling is that Roger's kicking himself for not coming up with it first, but that's just me.  As for Bob, he's probably just complaining that there's a game so hard that nobody short of "those medding Internet kids" can figure it out.
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