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Offline rodroddyfan

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Illusions you had watching price.
« on: June 07, 2013, 09:51:52 PM »
What illusions did you have watching price? For me, I always thought the turntable was center stage right behind bob. I always thought 5 price tags was behind door 1. I also always thought that in Hole in One (before it became hole in one or two), when a player missed the putt and it hit the back of the green, it would automatically trigger the losing horns.

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Re: Illusions you had watching price.
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 11:36:37 PM »
I think most will agree with this one: I always thought the stage was much larger than it actually is.  Especially when Golden Road was played because of how they set up the stage and the camera shots.

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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2013, 11:51:39 PM »
It was a long time before I realized that only one turntable panel actually spun around, and that there were only two pentagonal panels, for that matter.  I think Give or Keep is at least partly responsible for that confusion, in spite of obviously never actually seeing Give or Keep coming around the turntable.  I guess my young mind figured it must've spun around regardless, and wasn't able to figure out why we didn't actually get to see it come around.

I thought Pick a Pair was a new game in 1990.  While I remembered a game with a ferris wheel that had (as far as I knew) been retired, I didn't actually remember that game being Pick a Pair, so it just seemed like a brand new game to me!

I thought Squeeze Play was just like Double Prices in changing stage positions sometimes.  Young me didn't consider reruns.

And of course, the dials in Safe Crackers being magic.  Even as I got older, I still couldn't figure out how simple the color-changing illusion actually was.  Not until I was an adult did I figure that one out.

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Re: Illusions you had watching price.
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2013, 12:13:34 AM »
When I was a kid, I thought the one bid and showcase displays had a voice recognition system. Whatever price contestants would say it would magically appear on the display. When I think about it, everything worked electronically, and when I grew older I realized there were many people working behind the props.

I thought there were more than 3 doors.

I thought the area behind Bob was a different area than home base (turntable). I also thought that the showcase round was played in a totally different place than the turntable area too. Staging and camera angles, I guess. :) I was also scared that everytime someone, wheter be the contestant or Bob, would step on the turntable itself (inside the circled area), the turntable would spin accidentally.


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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2013, 12:38:45 AM »
I thought Tags and Safe were behind Door #1 as well.
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Re: Illusions you had watching price.
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2013, 04:58:36 PM »
I thought contestants were chosen at random.

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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2013, 07:14:54 PM »
For some reason, I thought contestants bid in the order they came in, not the new person then going right.

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Re: Illusions you had watching price.
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2013, 07:21:54 PM »
I thought Tags and Safe were behind Door #1 as well.
I thought so, too. I also thought that 2 for the price of 1 was played behind Door #1 (I thought I saw Bob & the contestants stand in between Door #1 & Door #2 with their backs towards the audience the first several playings of that PG back then).     

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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2013, 07:33:26 PM »
I think most will agree with this one: I always thought the stage was much larger than it actually is.  Especially when Golden Road was played because of how they set up the stage and the camera shots.

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Re: Illusions you had watching price.
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2013, 07:57:50 PM »
Are there any games that have been played behind Door #1 (aside from games that use all three doors to show their prizes, like Super Ball or Triple Play)

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Re: Illusions you had watching price.
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2013, 09:41:29 AM »
I used to think the show had a live band to perform cues.
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Re: Illusions you had watching price.
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2013, 12:03:00 PM »
Somehow I never realized that the showcase round was held on the turntable.  Also, I remember watching a showcase with Rod in it with him announcing it at the same time, so I was convinced that there were two Rods.  :oldlol:

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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2013, 12:23:16 PM »
I was actually convinced that Janice and Dian were sisters considering their last names were a bit similar. At least that's what I think. Pennington, Parkinson. I think they're (last names) pretty close. I was a kid then.

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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2013, 02:29:27 PM »
I remember thinking that the Top Winner and Runner-Up were placed according to their Showcase Showdown score (the Big Wheel amounts, not any bonus cash).
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Re: Illusions you had watching price.
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2013, 08:03:07 PM »
I too thought that Safe Crackers and 5 Price Tags were behind Door #1.  As a kid I thought there was a live band playing in the studio.  I also wondered what happened if someone's named was called and he/she wasn't there.