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Offline Reloaden

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Snoop Dogg to host "Joker's Wild" reboot
« on: May 17, 2017, 03:20:52 PM »
I thought April fools came early this year. I wonder if Snoop will be sober or high

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/snoop-dogg-jokers-wild-1202429961/amp/

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Re: Snoop Dogg to host "Joker's Wild" reboot
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 03:33:25 PM »
I thought April fools came early this year. I wonder if Snoop will be sober or high

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/snoop-dogg-jokers-wild-1202429961/amp/
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Re: Snoop Dogg to host "Joker's Wild" reboot
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 05:44:15 PM »
I know I saw a post about it on FB, and it should prove to be interesting, imho. Wonder what the execs feel and have to say about this. I'd like to see Al Roker host it. He did a great job hosting the celebrity edition of Family Feud.

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Re: Snoop Dogg to host "Joker's Wild" reboot
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 06:21:17 PM »
You know Burton Richardson would be the perfect announcer for the reboot

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Re: Snoop Dogg to host "Joker's Wild" reboot
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 07:04:57 PM »
How can April Fools come early if it's May?

My reaction exactly but Snoop Dogg is the least of my concerns. What do "giant dice, playing cards, streetwise questions and problem solving" have to do with this show?

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Re: Snoop Dogg to host "Joker's Wild" reboot
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 09:16:58 PM »
My reaction exactly but Snoop Dogg is the least of my concerns. What do "giant dice, playing cards, streetwise questions and problem solving" have to do with this show?
What did definitions have to do with it in 1990? :P

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Re: Snoop Dogg to host "Joker's Wild" reboot
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 09:31:12 PM »
What did definitions have to do with it in 1990? :P

Ha, touche. This revival won't do it justice either.

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Re: Snoop Dogg to host "Joker's Wild" reboot
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 06:32:32 PM »
Ha, touche. This revival won't do it justice either.

     My sentiments exactly.  I can just start to hear Jack Barry spinning in his grave...   :-?

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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 06:46:23 PM »
I do love how open minded of a group we have here...

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Re: Snoop Dogg to host "Joker's Wild" reboot
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 06:54:59 PM »
I do love how open minded of a group we have here...

Unsurprising given the average IQ of "potato".
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Re: Snoop Dogg to host "Joker's Wild" reboot
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 04:55:23 AM »
What did definitions have to do with it in 1990? :P

Very true. But I will give them credit that, even as "a game of definitions," it was still a knowledge-based trivia game. Facing the Jeopardy juggernaut wasn't going to be an easy slog, and attempting to differentiate in the approach was worth an effort. It didn't work, and probably wasn't going to work no matter what they did. Compared to Tic Tac Dough's revival, and all other potential shortcomings of both shows set aside, the pace of Joker felt much better compared to Tic Tac Dough. By 1990, in just those few years, the pace of a traditional Barry & Enright quizzer felt so much slower after a few years of Jeopardy.

Veering off into "problem solving" and whatever else it is they have in mind for this version is the part that leaves me feeling, well, "meh" about the whole thing. I'll try to keep an open mind. I happily admit I changed my pre-judgement about To Tell the Truth. They took a staid concept, great for its time, and sticking to the core game, made it fun and engaging overall (and most of the things I didn't particularly like about it weren't deal-breakers, they were just, also, "meh" type things).

Maybe the new elements will be great. Maybe the show will be a hoot. I agree you couldn't bring back the original as is--it's too slow in this today's world. And Snoop? Not my cup of tea, but in a hosting role, custom designed around him, maybe it will work out well. I hope it does. I'd love to be able to have a show I loved from back in the day thrive again, like Pyramid, Truth and Match Game.

More power to them.

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Re: Snoop Dogg to host "Joker's Wild" reboot
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 07:27:14 PM »
This could actually be pretty good.  Snoop is a big game show fan and has shown he "gets it."  If he can carry his interest and ability as celebrity contestant into the role of host, he's going to knock it out of the park.
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