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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #405 on: January 09, 2021, 08:40:11 PM »
What happened to the original cliffhangers mountain climber

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« Reply #406 on: January 12, 2021, 12:07:28 PM »
^ He fell off the mountain too many times and died.  :pint: :hammer:
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« Reply #407 on: January 14, 2021, 12:39:03 AM »
^ He fell off the mountain too many times and died.  :pint: :hammer:

Footage of the fatal climb attempt exists...

https://youtu.be/BwURD8IHuwk
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« Reply #408 on: January 14, 2021, 07:54:12 PM »
Here is a question that I have. My apologies if this has been asked already.

At a TPIR taping (pre-covid), when the contestant coordinators have chosen their nine contestants for the taping (assuming they don't change their minds at the last minute), is there a specific way as to how they determine the order in which the group of nine will be called (first four called, fifth called, sixth called, etc.)?

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« Reply #409 on: January 14, 2021, 07:58:46 PM »
Here is a question that I have. My apologies if this has been asked already.

At a TPIR taping (pre-covid), when the contestant coordinators have chosen their nine contestants for the taping (assuming they don't change their minds at the last minute), is there a specific way as to how they determine the order in which the group of nine will be called (first four called, fifth called, sixth called, etc.)?

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I could be wrong, but I feel I've heard somewhere before the first four at least are determined pretty quickly after interviews (remember they were put on cue cards due to the noise in studio at the open, it was quieter for other 5), while the others are treated a little more randomly, but this is just me talking I might be wrong on this.

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« Reply #410 on: January 14, 2021, 09:52:36 PM »
I believe Roger once said the contestants that were thought to be the most likely to interact well with Bon were placed 5th - this way, Bob could interact with them after their come on down.

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« Reply #411 on: January 15, 2021, 02:48:51 AM »
I believe Roger once said the contestants that were thought to be the most likely to interact well with Bon were placed 5th - this way, Bob could interact with them after their come on down.

Whose Bon?  :lol:

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« Reply #412 on: January 15, 2021, 03:09:18 AM »
Maybe it's just a typo of "Bob"...

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« Reply #413 on: January 15, 2021, 03:31:26 AM »
Maybe it's just a typo of "Bob"...

I know lol, just felt like being a wise guy is all.

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« Reply #414 on: January 16, 2021, 09:39:18 PM »
Has anyone ever won the maximum amount they could based on the number of Plinko chips they won?

Basically, has anyone ever bombed the pricing and hit the center slot with the freebie or earned 1 chip and hit the center twice?

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« Reply #415 on: January 16, 2021, 10:00:56 PM »
Closest I can think of off the top of my head was from 1993: $6,000 was won with two Plinko chips but I'd have to actually dig through almost 40yrs of recaps to find something closer.

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« Reply #416 on: January 16, 2021, 10:43:07 PM »
A quick search for all the playings of Plinko with only one chip won reveals the last time someone won only one chip, it hit the center.
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« Reply #417 on: January 19, 2021, 01:08:56 PM »
What counts as a win for Super Ball? Did they have to win all three prizes or was just the prize for Ball 3 enough to count it as a win, since it was the highest value and sometimes a car?

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« Reply #418 on: January 19, 2021, 02:03:55 PM »
I don’t know that prize 3 necessarily was always the highest valued prize. It definitely was if it was a car. But especially for the first few years, I’d say the three prizes were roughly equal. It should only count as a win of all three prizes were won.
(In later years, prizes 1 and sometimes 2 were downgraded to around IUFB-level or Switch-level prizes.)
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« Reply #419 on: January 19, 2021, 02:35:32 PM »
Going by the official definition of wins the show uses, I would think that all three prizes needed to be won to be considered a win.