Author Topic: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)  (Read 2079 times)

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Offline Torgo

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A press release recently revealed the plans for all of this week, and Thursday's plans seemed most interesting. Allow me to paraphrase:

The show will recreate an entire lineup from the show from 1983 - prizes and games - while seemingly updating the prizes to more modern equivalents.

A few users have combed through the lists of 1983 lineups from sources such as Jay's and Scorpz's sites, and I figured this would turn into a fun little discussion for a few days.

What lineup will they use?
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So are they going to be using vintage games for #TBT or Throwback Thursday? Or will it be 6 modern games? Or do we not know?

The suspense is killing me.
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Borrow SuperBall from Bob Boden and get a celebrity to play The Phone Home Game.

Picking a safe lineup, looking quickly at lineups, is difficult.  Lots of retired games (Super Ball, Phone Home, Trader Bob, Penny Ante, Poker Game) and timing issues - I saw one lineup where the first two games were Super Ball and 3 Strikes +!!!
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The timing issues problem is a good point. As I look at some random 1983 lineups from Scorpz's calendars, it appears that adapting a 1983 lineup to 2017 standards results in a lineup that's one minute too long. That's not insurmountable, but it does mean that they're going to have to really rush things and/or do some heavy editing, especially if they plan to show clips or still images from the original 1983 episode.
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I would assume they won't repeat games from other lineups this week, which would cut down the possible lineups from 1983.

A lineup like this would be doable from a timing point:

#4855D - - - - - - - 25/3/83
Lucky Seven
Clock Game
Pick a Pair
1 Right Price
Master Key
Range Game

[edit: just noticed that was Master Key's premiere]
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What would it take to bring back a retired game? The Master Key premiere is very well likely going to be the one, as there were a lot of retired games that were around back then.

I'm hoping to be surprised, but expecting nothing too outstanding.

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What would it take to bring back a retired game?

To do it well, a ton of time, money, and labor. To do it half-assed, some slapped together graphics and a big screen.

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Interesting idea, I wonder why 1983 in particular. I would guess they'd use a show with Now or Then as one of the games and have the Then date be when the show was from originally, even though that would likely make it really easy to spot the Then products.

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This would be a fun concept, although I don't see any old games being brought back soon. Granted, the current Time is Money is basically a recycled version of the Season 32 game, but I still think that they should go with what is currently there, like the example cited from 3/25/83.

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To do it half-assed, some slapped together graphics and a big screen.

Would it really be such a bad thing if, say, they used this to play Hurdles?
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I wouldn't even mind Penny Ante on a Double Cross-style touch screen.

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Would it really be such a bad thing if, say, they used this to play Hurdles?

I, for one, would be thrilled!
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Would it really be such a bad thing if, say, they used this to play Hurdles?

To me, that would be the complete opposite of a bad thing! :)

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Here's My Guess: #4992 , 9/13/83
Lucky Seven
Punch a Bunch
Race Game
1 Right Price
Dice Game ( or Deluxe Dice Game as it was originally called )
Now....or Then ( or Now....and Then as it was originally called )

It would be a good game lineup to use.

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How far would they carry the theme of Throwback Thursday?

By picking an episode that originally aired on a Thursday?

Or even the one that aired in 1983 on the same date (4/6 - which was, unfortunately a Wednesday)?  Not sure what that one had for games - doesn't look to be listed in a recapped format, so it's hard to know if it's even possible.