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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #255 on: May 20, 2020, 08:03:52 PM »
Just to update, per the FAQ, the episode in question featuring the pregnant woman (named Michelle) is the December 20, 1984 episode for anyone wanting to go back and watch it themselves too.

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #256 on: May 20, 2020, 10:11:29 PM »
Question about the models - what's the most amount of models they've ever had signed on at once? Not on a specific episode but in general.

Is it true that they had 10 models signed on the show at once? That seems like alot.

Rachel, gwen, lanisha, tamiko, phire, brandy, gabby, Shane, amber, manuela. I've seen them all in episodes in late 2008. 10 models at once being on rotation seems way too much.

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #257 on: May 21, 2020, 01:37:20 PM »
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« Reply #258 on: May 21, 2020, 02:06:32 PM »
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #259 on: May 24, 2020, 05:32:29 AM »
Has there been any instance (on half-hour shows) that all three players tied in winnings? If so, how will they determine the top winner and runner-up for the showcase?
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #260 on: May 24, 2020, 11:42:21 AM »
I don't know if it has ever happened, but I would assume they would just do a coin flip?  That is already what they do to determine who spins the wheel first between contestants who have won the same amount.

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #261 on: May 24, 2020, 12:01:00 PM »
I don't know if it has ever happened, but I would assume they would just do a coin flip?  That is already what they do to determine who spins the wheel first between contestants who have won the same amount.
A coin has two sides and there's three people. That doesn't make sense.
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #262 on: May 24, 2020, 12:04:12 PM »
With the difference in prize values I doubt there was ever a tie between all three contestants. Even if none won a pricing game the Item Up for Bids prizes all had difference values. Ties between two contestants happen once a season if even that frequently.

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #263 on: May 24, 2020, 12:12:02 PM »
A coin has two sides and there's three people. That doesn't make sense.

Easy, just flip twice

Heads then Heads: Player A
Heads then Tails: Player B
Tails then Heads: Player C
Tails then Tails: Flip two more times

But I would be ridiculously surprised if that ever happened (and if it did, whoever set up the prizes so a three-way tie was possible ought to get in big trouble)

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #264 on: May 24, 2020, 11:47:47 PM »
The answer to how they would break a three-way tie is of course "randomly," although the event is so unlikely, I'm sure the specific randomization method has never been decided upon. If it had happened while I was there, I would have proposed using the 1, 2, and 3 chips from Three Strikes.
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #265 on: May 25, 2020, 01:49:30 AM »
I’ve wondered why they wouldn’t just switch the methods used between the Showdown and the showcases - they draw numbers out of a hat during the showcases, why not do that for the Showdown where you might have 3, and leave the coin flip for the showcases where there are only two.

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« Reply #266 on: May 25, 2020, 03:19:39 AM »
Now I’m imagining some poor intern mixing them up and getting yelled at backstage

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #267 on: May 26, 2020, 12:31:32 AM »
The answer to how they would break a three-way tie is of course "randomly," although the event is so unlikely, I'm sure the specific randomization method has never been decided upon. If it had happened while I was there, I would have proposed using the 1, 2, and 3 chips from Three Strikes.

I was thinking, they'd go by who won their games, in cases where 2 people did anyway. That'd make more sense to me. If only 1, or 0 did (if all 3 did they'd not have a tie I'd surmise).....then would need to go to another method though.

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« Reply #268 on: May 27, 2020, 01:04:15 AM »
a. In It's Optional, is it true that there are a maximum of 3 choices for 8 options, 4 choices for 9 options, and 5 choices for 10 options?

b. What car model did they use for the 2 cars on the scale on the boards?

Merged into the general questions thread. Not everything needs a new topic. Slightly reworded the question with the relocation of the post so it makes sense.
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #269 on: May 28, 2020, 11:16:51 PM »
Has Roger ever stated why Pick-a-Number was played so infrequently during season 27-35? I've always wondered why it was a rarity during these years, especially since it's a very common game nowadays.
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