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Re: Wink Martindale's Awesome Non-Price Clips and Episodes: The Ongoing Thread
« Reply #330 on: January 19, 2021, 05:06:55 PM »
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Re: Wink Martindale's Awesome Non-Price Clips and Episodes: The Ongoing Thread
« Reply #331 on: January 19, 2021, 07:21:28 PM »
Rare pilot of Puzzle Roulette, with Jim Lange, from 1987. Enjoy!

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Re: Wink Martindale's Awesome Non-Price Clips and Episodes: The Ongoing Thread
« Reply #332 on: January 19, 2021, 08:00:58 PM »
What the heck was that

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« Reply #333 on: January 19, 2021, 08:06:04 PM »
What the heck was that

Catchphrase but even lamer.
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« Reply #334 on: January 19, 2021, 08:19:24 PM »
Painful

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Re: Wink Martindale's Awesome Non-Price Clips and Episodes: The Ongoing Thread
« Reply #335 on: January 19, 2021, 08:29:29 PM »
Here's another treat coming soon. It looks like we'll finally see the full 1990 Scrabble pilot with Steve Edwards. Wink posted a highlight reel of the first Crossword game and Bonus Sprint several years ago, so it's going to be cool to see how the full game was played.



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Re: Wink Martindale's Awesome Non-Price Clips and Episodes: The Ongoing Thread
« Reply #336 on: January 19, 2021, 08:41:55 PM »
I'm looking forward to seeing the 1990 Scrabble pilot in full.

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Re: Wink Martindale's Awesome Non-Price Clips and Episodes: The Ongoing Thread
« Reply #337 on: January 20, 2021, 08:48:36 PM »
Here's the full 1990 Scrabble pilot, complete with a special introduction from Steve Edwards, the host.


This was pitched for syndication, and it's not a bad follow-up to the NBC series. Perhaps the Bonus Sprint payouts could have been higher (such as $10,000 to start with $1,000 added to the prize for each loss), and the chyron tiles could have been visible throughout the game for a better play-along factor, in absence of the physical tiles. Finally, perhaps with enough time, Steve would have been more comfortable as a host and improved.

As an aside, I wish the payouts in the pilot carried over to the eventual revival in 1993 (notably, the handling of the bonus squares money and starting the Bonus Sprint jackpot at a much higher amount, either $5,000 or $10,000).
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Re: Wink Martindale's Awesome Non-Price Clips and Episodes: The Ongoing Thread
« Reply #338 on: January 20, 2021, 09:18:04 PM »
Rare pilot of Puzzle Roulette, with Jim Lange, from 1987. Enjoy!



The format was just Wheel of Fortune dressed as a casino-themed Catch Phrase. Jim was as usual a great emcee, but for 1987 standards it seems to be outdated even at that time.

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« Reply #339 on: January 30, 2021, 01:18:21 PM »
Surprised this wasn’t mentioned. Wink is teasing about posting the Deal or No Deal pilot that was supposed to be aired on ABC in 2004.

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Re: Wink Martindale's Awesome Non-Price Clips and Episodes: The Ongoing Thread
« Reply #340 on: January 31, 2021, 05:54:18 PM »
Here's a gem. From 2008, it's a pilot that was filmed in Paris, France, American Know-it-All. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, this was another attempt to bring a 1980s format, Run for the Money (which airs as Questions Pour un Champion in France, and previously as Going for Gold in the UK), to the United States. Overall, I liked this a lot, and it's a shame it didn't sell, as it had great play-along factor, NPH was a great host, and the show could be tailored to be an hour-long, as was the case with this pilot, or cut down to 30 minutes for daily syndication.

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Re: Wink Martindale's Awesome Non-Price Clips and Episodes: The Ongoing Thread
« Reply #341 on: February 02, 2021, 12:39:15 AM »
it's a pilot that was filmed in Paris, France

Why was it filmed in Paris?
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Re: Wink Martindale's Awesome Non-Price Clips and Episodes: The Ongoing Thread
« Reply #342 on: February 02, 2021, 12:43:58 AM »
Why was it filmed in Paris?

My guess? It was filmed on the France set, since they had a version going already. Woulda been akin to GSN's Lingo doing its' first season in the Netherlands on their set, before moving stateside.

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Re: Wink Martindale's Awesome Non-Price Clips and Episodes: The Ongoing Thread
« Reply #343 on: February 02, 2021, 02:56:21 AM »
My guess? It was filmed on the France set, since they had a version going already. Woulda been akin to GSN's Lingo doing its' first season in the Netherlands on their set, before moving stateside.
The first season of That's The Question was also held in Holland, before moving to Los Angeles for its second season, we never got to find out the production codes for the first season of TTQ as it was taken out of the airing rotation before the PDF schedules were first published. Same applies with the first season of Lingo.