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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #300 on: June 30, 2020, 08:14:36 AM »
Just the fonts on the displays.

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« Reply #301 on: July 14, 2020, 05:16:03 PM »
Hopefully these two qualify as easy questions:

1) When did they start using the "vamp" of the Family Feud theme for car reveals? I'm guessing it started around '77 or '78 and went on it to the early 80s, maybe '83? (Honestly, it's my favorite car theme next to Big Banana.)

2) When did they start showing live shots and shots of previous episodes on the TVs that were prizes? I know that the early projection TVs used a green screen effect to show the contestant's face. Do they even show those shots anymore? I don't watch modern-day Price, and I've only seen them use some variation of the show's logo or the $.

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« Reply #302 on: July 15, 2020, 02:56:58 PM »
When did they stop doing the "and to the winner of this goes a supply of" plug?? And why did they stop? I seem to recall them still doing this into 2009 right?

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« Reply #303 on: July 15, 2020, 03:20:57 PM »
...They still kind of do it, in a limited form? 9 times out of 10 it's just an Eggland's Best award, with the most recent one being 3/27/2020. They've also done an Ancestry DNA kit and Farkle board game in the past few season.
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« Reply #304 on: July 25, 2020, 10:29:10 AM »
Has there been any known playing of Punch-A-Bunch lost by getting no SP right?

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« Reply #305 on: July 25, 2020, 11:22:44 AM »
Not to my knowledge. Tpirstats.com says there were no occurrences of that from S29-47, and I don't recall any in S48. If there was one prior to S29 though, I wouldn't know.

My guess as to why that is, is because Punchy is set up to guarantee one punch, i.e. there's always a gimme SP, one so easy it would be hard not to blow it.
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« Reply #306 on: July 26, 2020, 12:09:47 AM »
Not to my knowledge. Tpirstats.com says there were no occurrences of that from S29-47, and I don't recall any in S48. If there was one prior to S29 though, I wouldn't know.

My guess as to why that is, is because Punchy is set up to guarantee one punch, i.e. there's always a gimme SP, one so easy it would be hard not to blow it.

Has there ever been a near wipeout I wonder? Ie: One where the first 3 prizes get missed, and they have to get the last one to get even one punch? Or is the game generally setup to avoid even that possibility?

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« Reply #307 on: July 26, 2020, 12:37:28 AM »
Has there been any known playing of Punch-A-Bunch lost by getting no SP right?

According to Roger's notepads, it's happened exactly once, all the way back in season seven.
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« Reply #308 on: July 26, 2020, 12:38:42 AM »
Thanks for the info Scott!

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« Reply #309 on: July 26, 2020, 12:42:21 AM »
According to Roger's notepads, it's happened exactly once, all the way back in season seven.

Oh wow. I have to imagine that was on a very early playing since it debuted that season......and before they really established a system to best avoid that happening (perhaps that playing was even the impetus for it).

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« Reply #310 on: July 28, 2020, 05:16:49 AM »
In Magic #, would it be considered a win if the cpntestant set the number at the exact price of one of the two prizes?

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« Reply #311 on: July 28, 2020, 07:55:36 AM »
Yes, it's considered a win. Would be pretty difficult to say otherwise with that skill (or luck)!

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« Reply #312 on: August 22, 2020, 07:15:33 PM »
When did Pass the Buck switch from Velcro strips to the thin slots we have now?
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« Reply #313 on: August 22, 2020, 08:00:06 PM »
When did Pass the Buck switch from Velcro strips to the thin slots we have now?

It was in the fall of Season 37.  On one of the first playings that year (I can't remember which, since shows were both airing and taping out of order), one of the numbers got knocked loose by the Race Game Curtain while the game was being revealed, so they redid the board to have them resting on shelves.
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« Reply #314 on: August 23, 2020, 12:28:56 AM »
It was in the fall of Season 37.  On one of the first playings that year (I can't remember which, since shows were both airing and taping out of order), one of the numbers got knocked loose by the Race Game Curtain while the game was being revealed, so they redid the board to have them resting on shelves.
Did the show stop tape when that happened and reset the board and reshot the reveal or did the playing continue with an amount revealed?