I thought the show was okay. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't fantastic, either. I can honestly say the celebs didn't bother me -- except Brande. Brande was an annoying idiot.
There were certainly some things that bothered me; surprisingly, Ricki wasn't one of them. There were times when I didn't think she was acting very professional, but it was clear that she was at least trying
to do the show justice.
I thought it was weird that there was no second putt in Hole in One. Now that I know there was
one and it was edited out, I think it's even weirder. Hole in One is one of the show's best-known games; that wasn't something that a casual viewer was going to miss. I'm sure there are a whole lot of heads being scratched over that tonight.
I also thought it was very strange that there was no mention of the Double Showcase rule...I'm seriously wondering whether it wasn't in place or Ricki just forgot about it. And honestly, I've seen it now, and I still
don't completely understand what the heck was going on with the Big Wheel.
I didn't like the overhead shots of the Big Wheel spinning...but God, was it a nice surprise to actually see an arrow graphic! I couldn't believe they did that!
And speaking of the directing, I was extremely
impressed with Contestants' Row. They somehow managed to shoot it during the bidding so that it looked exactly
like it does in Studio 33. Heck, the front of the table even look like the floor in front of the displays at certain points.
It seems like the producers wanted Rich to be majorly over the top for this show...and it seems like they didn't tell him this until after
they taped it, because all the parts where he sounded that way seemed like they were edited in in post-production. Not surprisingly, he sounded way better on the parts that were done live-to-tape.
One thing that really surprised me was that at least one of the clips they showed -- the Camaro from 1972 -- had Janice in it, and another one had Bob talking
to Janice. Does anyone know how those got in there?
And now, my only comment about the gameplay: there is absolutely no way that Race Game should have been lost. Brande played it horribly...I actually watched the daytime show after
I watched this, so seeing Race Game played so well on there was very nice.
I, too, thought it was extremely slow. If they wanted to, they could have fit an entire show in, I felt. They could have used the quick games like Double Prices, Freeze Frame, Bonus Game, and Check Game.
Actually, Check Game and Bonus Game are both fairly long.
Posts like some of theses are exactly why some of us don't post anymore. People take TPIR way too seriously and just look for all the nitcpicking.
It's not going to be perfect guys. It's a celebrity one-off special.
Frankly, I enjoyed it for what it was.
I really don't know what to say to this. I honestly can't understand why this surprises you, considering most of the people here are pretty darn obsessive about the show. If you have a different opinion than everyone else, you're certainly welcome to add it.
And for what it's worth, my grandmother
was disappointed by this thing, saying that it was too different from what she was used to. My grandmother can't even remember on a consistent basis what Five Price Tags is.
(Honestly, I think I enjoyed it more than she did.)
Okay, I'm going to say this. Listen close. I heard a story of someoine living in a "crummy" apartment. I gave them the lashing of their life and said, "You just watch some of those poor peopler on the streets wishing for that apartment you have." Moral is, we got TPIR. Don't complsin so mucj. We as a society, middle class people are so spoiled it amazes me. Think of the other half who can't even WATCH TPiR because they don't have a darn TV!
You know, I would love
to tell you off for making such an asinine post, but I can't really think of anything to say that isn't offensive...and honestly, Alfonzo and Frank have already done it very well themselves.