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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #495 on: January 25, 2022, 11:41:42 AM »
Has any contestant in Punch-a-Bunch ever punched 4 holes consecutively in a single row or column?

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« Reply #496 on: January 25, 2022, 01:27:25 PM »
IIRC Ted Slauson did in the Perfect Bid documentary.
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #497 on: January 28, 2022, 12:54:31 PM »
Going back and watching it again, he actually punched in a pattern of every other hole on the second row. Eh...close enough.  ;-)

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« Reply #498 on: January 28, 2022, 10:53:50 PM »
Is the complete Ted Slauson episode available online?  Or are we going to have to wait until it airs on Pluto?
Fun fact: Evelyn Wong, the 5th person to be called on the first show (9/4/72), was actually the very first contestant to directly be called to come on down!  The original first four (Sandy Flornor, Paul Levine, Connie Donnel, Myra Carter) were individually told to stand up, and then, as a group, were invited to come on down.

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #499 on: January 28, 2022, 11:53:55 PM »
Yes, it is on YouTube.  Just search "Perfect Bid" and it should come up.

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« Reply #500 on: January 30, 2022, 03:27:38 AM »
Is the complete Ted Slauson episode available online?  Or are we going to have to wait until it airs on Pluto?
Yes, it is on YouTube.  Just search "Perfect Bid" and it should come up.

That's the Terry Kneiss episode (2008).  I was asking about the one where Ted Slauson was finally called down to Contestants' Row (1992).  There were clips of his appearance in the "Perfect Bid" movie but I'd like to see the complete show.
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #501 on: January 30, 2022, 12:17:36 PM »
That's the Terry Kneiss episode (2008).  I was asking about the one where Ted Slauson was finally called down to Contestants' Row (1992).  There were clips of his appearance in the "Perfect Bid" movie but I'd like to see the complete show.

Whoops, my mistake!  Misunderstood your question.  I have not seen his episode anywhere, so guessing we will have to wait.

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #502 on: February 21, 2022, 10:46:10 AM »
Was there a rule in Hit Me that a contestant had to pick at least two items?

I ask because in a recent playing on Pluto, the house had 14 and drew a 10 to bust--meaning the contestant could have picked any two items/cards and still won (and didn't keep drawing eventually busting themselves). But would they have been allowed to stop with just one card or even not picked at all?

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« Reply #503 on: February 21, 2022, 12:21:45 PM »
Mathematically, it's impossible to bust with two cards. I'm sure the answer is there's no rule against it, but it'd be really dumb if you did.

There's no way Bob would have allowed a contestant to "stay" with a 0.
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #504 on: February 21, 2022, 12:58:54 PM »
Has a zero ever been part of the fake price on One Away? If so, would the possible choices be “up to a 1” and “down to a 9?”

To that point, has a nine ever been part of the fake price on One Away, which would give choices of “up to a 0” and “down to an 8?”

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #505 on: February 21, 2022, 01:12:25 PM »
Has a zero ever been part of the fake price on One Away? If so, would the possible choices be “up to a 1” and “down to a 9?”

To that point, has a nine ever been part of the fake price on One Away, which would give choices of “up to a 0” and “down to an 8?”

According to the relevant FAQ section at http://www.golden-road.net/gr_faq/index.php?title=The_Pricing_Games#One_Away -
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For the purposes of this game, 0 and 9 are considered to be “one away” from each other. Those two digits are generally not used in the wrong price, but it has happened on occasion.

The Timeline doesn't appear to identify any particular playings, however.

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #506 on: February 21, 2022, 02:44:06 PM »
Was there a rule in Hit Me that a contestant had to pick at least two items?

I ask because in a recent playing on Pluto, the house had 14 and drew a 10 to bust--meaning the contestant could have picked any two items/cards and still won (and didn't keep drawing eventually busting themselves). But would they have been allowed to stop with just one card or even not picked at all?

As mentioned by 9821, someone settling with zero ain't happening.  While I don't know whether there's an actual rule for or against it, I'd bet that there is.  In the game of Blackjack, guests at a casino typically don't decline a second card.  while it's possible to have a total of 2, you need two cards for a valid hand.  Therefore, in Hit Me, people draw two cards; regardless of the total, they're not ever going to be over 21
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #507 on: February 21, 2022, 02:44:23 PM »
Was there a rule in Hit Me that a contestant had to pick at least two items?

I ask because in a recent playing on Pluto, the house had 14 and drew a 10 to bust--meaning the contestant could have picked any two items/cards and still won (and didn't keep drawing eventually busting themselves). But would they have been allowed to stop with just one card or even not picked at all?

The contestant plays first, so they have no idea what the house's hidden card is, much less whether they will bust or not. So there's no reason for the contestant to draw fewer than two cards.

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #508 on: February 22, 2022, 02:54:43 AM »
It's been a long time since I've seen Hit Me's official rule sheet, but I would guess that there's no hard rule that the contestant has to draw any cards, partly because that's true in Card Game and partly because Hit Me's rules are such a mess that the official rules for some situations involving aces were literally "Whatever Bob decides to do today."
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« Reply #509 on: February 22, 2022, 12:53:02 PM »
And yet the game still somehow lasted over 25 years? Wow.

The more I hear about Hit Me, the more I'm glad it's gone.