Author Topic: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV  (Read 130084 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline plinkostick1

  • In the Audience
  • **
  • Posts: 35
Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #1170 on: October 05, 2021, 01:13:18 PM »
I have to say, I'm impressed with what Fremantle/ViacomCBS were able to accomplish with this channel. Based on the fact that they "converted" 400 hour-long episodes in a year when other Pluto channels have nowhere near that and Buzzr's only converted 400 hours of Match Game and maybe Supermarket Sweep - around 300 half hour episodes of most the other shows (after 6 years). Hopefully it's been lucrative for the powers that be. And if so, a lesson to other content owners (ahem, Sony) that it can be a viable option to monetize their library.

Offline wheelfan1991

  • Walking the Golden Road
  • ****
  • Posts: 444
  • "If you overbid ONE MORE TIME!!!"
    • Buy a Vowel Boards
Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #1171 on: October 08, 2021, 09:46:17 AM »
I caught an episode last night before bed. I know that we are back to the beginning of the cycle again so it's 1982. One of the showcases had a trip to London and Jan molded it from the turntable by the contestants. Was it common for small trip skins to be on the turntable and how long was that a practice? Honestly, the only other time I remember seeing one on a turntable was the first IUFB on the 25th Anniversary Special, a trip to Hawaii modeled by Jan.
“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” —Og Mandino

Offline actual_retail_tice

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 1401
  • Go get that Daytime Emmy, Anitra!
Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #1172 on: October 08, 2021, 10:01:29 AM »
That was done frequently in the showcases through the early 80s but I couldn’t tell you when exactly it stopped.

Offline C8

  • In Contestant's Row
  • ***
  • Posts: 159
Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #1173 on: October 16, 2021, 09:35:23 PM »
Now that we’re back in the Holly hiatus I have to say its incredible, if not laughable, the lengths they went to make the substitute models look like Holly. Some of the wigs worn by these models are….questionable.

Offline pricefan1991

  • Taking a Bonus Spin
  • *****
  • Posts: 737
Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #1174 on: October 18, 2021, 08:05:19 AM »
A couple of changes that got missed during the first watch-through, as per panonni1 on the discord:

Range Game got it's lighter green revamp on 5235D
Five Price Tags lost the shelves from Most Expensive on 5241D

Offline plinkowin2010

  • In Contestant's Row
  • ***
  • Posts: 151
Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #1175 on: October 18, 2021, 11:21:49 PM »
which substitute model wore wigs to look like Holly and which ones didn't? I wonder if Stan Blitz can offer any information on the Substitute model's filling in during Holly's Temporary leave and how well they worked with Janice and Dian. Kyle did an excellent job.

Online pannoni1

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 1036
Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #1176 on: October 20, 2021, 12:38:46 PM »
I do know that off all the models, the next-to-last one (not Gina) had the most Holly-like appearance to the point that I confused it for her when I saw that Bullseye playing from 5241D pre-Pluto.

3 AM Eastern/Midnight Pacific on Bob's Birthday (December 12th) will be three complete cycles after the next one begins late tomorrow night, so I wouldn't be surprised if the next drop happens then, considering its about 3 1/2 months after the 300s dropped, similar to the length between Pluto #101, Pluto #201, and Pluto #301 in terms of its first airing. Like what they did last time, air about 25-35 episodes, and then after cycling back again, do a special Christmas marathon on 12/24 and/or 12/25 and air, in addition to Christmas Week 1984, air the 1982 and 1983 Christmas weeks, perhaps a total of three times before picking up again and then airing the next episodes to air around New Year's, including the first 1985 episodes.
Now open for tape trading! Please PM me for an offer with a list included.

The list: http://pannoni1.angelfire.com/