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Re: What on a game show scared you as a child?
« Reply #45 on: November 09, 2011, 02:42:36 PM »
We had a horrible buzzer in my school that used to scare me to death. If a fire drill was announced in the morning, I'd be able to think of nothing else until it was over.
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Re: What on a game show scared you as a child?
« Reply #46 on: November 20, 2011, 09:12:45 AM »
I can't say this scared me as a kid, because I wasn't around when it was originally broadcast, but there was a version of the 1950s Beat The Clock that had, as part of its opening credits, an eerie montage of people laughing.  I presume it was supposed to represent people enjoying the show, but the way it was filmed kinda creeped me out, even though I didn't see it for the first time until I was an adult.  See for yourself:


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Re: What on a game show scared you as a child?
« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2012, 08:29:28 AM »
Speaking of which, I was absolutely SCARED when on Nickelodeon's Make The Grade, the Fire Drill sound effect came on! Then, to make matters worse, whenever I thought that music was about to reach its end that a fire would start. It also made me afraid of fire drills in school for awhile.

I was also scared by the Scrabble Stoppers, Grand Game "Ten Thousand Dollars", and Jeopardy "Round Over" effects. While I was also scared of the Pathfinder effect, I had a dream of that game that a cartoon villain (like a dragon) attacked the player for a mistake! It scared me for another several years.
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Re: What on a game show scared you as a child?
« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2012, 08:35:53 AM »
Gotta call it. Topic Bump.

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Re: What on a game show scared you as a child?
« Reply #49 on: April 26, 2012, 08:18:28 PM »
Before this gets locked, I want to say that the thing that scared me as a child was the MRRRRP whenever someone went over. Back in preschool, I would cover my ears in fear whenever someone went over in the Showcase Showdown. Ahh, memories.

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Re: What on a game show scared you as a child?
« Reply #50 on: April 26, 2012, 08:45:37 PM »
When the fireworks shot off on $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime. I though someone was going to get hurt or something was going to catch on fire.
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Re: What on a game show scared you as a child?
« Reply #51 on: April 26, 2012, 10:16:17 PM »
Gotta call it. Topic Bump.

Eh, I'll allow this one.  It's not hurting anyone, and nothing in this thread's topical.
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Re: What on a game show scared you as a child?
« Reply #52 on: April 26, 2012, 11:50:41 PM »
I was scared of those Scrabble stoppers. SCARED. And even the sound effect of the letter trying to fit in the word was scary for me too because of the tension.. that letter could be a stopper! I still watched the show because everything else was just awesome... and I couldn't wait for the Scrabble Sprint to come on because we all know there were no stoppers there. :) And, to a lesser extent, the strike buzzer from Family Feud, early in the CBS run.

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Re: What on a game show scared you as a child?
« Reply #53 on: April 27, 2012, 12:04:24 AM »
Quite a few sound effects---

-The "Classic Concentration" losing horn
-The Scrabble Sprint win sirens
-The TPIR bells and sirens, to an extent
-The time-up signal from "Legends"' Steps of Knowledge

Now I'm glad at least 2 of them have wound up [in pretty fair quality] on TVPMM.

/hopes they post the NBC sound library soon, if they have it
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Re: What on a game show scared you as a child?
« Reply #54 on: May 02, 2012, 12:34:46 AM »
Aren't we forgetting the Lightning on Bullseye?

Or better yet...anything from Japanese game shows???

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Re: What on a game show scared you as a child?
« Reply #55 on: May 02, 2012, 01:16:05 AM »
Aren't we forgetting the Lightning on Bullseye?

Or better yet...anything from Japanese game shows???

I have to agree. The Bullseye Lightning Bolt scared me as well.

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Re: What on a game show scared you as a child?
« Reply #56 on: May 02, 2012, 10:21:43 AM »
Patrick Wayne saying "YOU WIN!!!!" scared me a lot when I was only 4.

not just patrick wayne's "you win", but his hosting is scary.
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Re: What on a game show scared you as a child?
« Reply #57 on: May 02, 2012, 04:44:18 PM »
"TPIR" Losing Horns

"Legends of the Hidden Temple" Temple Guards

"Press Your Luck" Whammy sound effect and animation

"Jeopardy!" Daily Double Sound

"Wheel of Fortune" Bankrupt Sound

Fog Horn Sound Effect (a popular "time's up!" cue for a good number of 90's Game Shows)

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Re: What on a game show scared you as a child?
« Reply #58 on: May 02, 2012, 08:26:36 PM »
The show, Think Fast where the players did the locker room. Some of the characters were scary.

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Re: What on a game show scared you as a child?
« Reply #59 on: May 05, 2012, 03:57:33 PM »
We had a horrible buzzer in my school that used to scare me to death. If a fire drill was announced in the morning, I'd be able to think of nothing else until it was over.

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And to think, I had a few classmates who used to taunt me every time that a fire drill was announced, and all I'd be able to do is hide my ears until the alarm was pulled and we did our drill.

One or two of these yokels also thought it might be cool to try to pull the fire alarm, thinking they'd be able to make me cry because the harsh buzzer would sound. (Yes, the teacher stopped them before they pulled the lever.)

Which gets me to wonder ... ever hear of a school arson just so the janitor would be forced to pull the alarm and the arsonist would get to revel in making his frightened classmate cry and s*** his pants? Yeah, he certainly would have succeeded in making someone cry, but he'd also succeed in disrupting the school day, putting lives in danger and earning a trip to juvenile hall (via the Juvenile Choo-Choo).

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