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Offline johnnymatch

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #540 on: March 31, 2022, 02:33:30 PM »
Reinventing the wheel:

Who is the person who designed the Big Wheel, converting from the standard upright casino/carnival structure to what we’ve known for 45+ years?

Who reinvented the wheel?
John, Rod, Rich... What is the next name on your list?

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #541 on: May 15, 2022, 07:23:35 PM »
Does the platform in front of Door 4 have a name?
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #542 on: June 02, 2022, 10:41:38 AM »
Does the platform in front of Door 4 have a name?


The FAQ has it listed as the Plinko Perch, from its original purpose of holding the sign at the back of the house.
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #543 on: June 02, 2022, 01:41:47 PM »
The FAQ has it listed as the Plinko Perch

It does? :confused:
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #544 on: June 02, 2022, 02:30:16 PM »
I'll be damned, I suppose not. I could have sworn...


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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #545 on: June 15, 2022, 10:09:45 PM »
When the Price is Right switched directors throughout the years, what exactly changed on the show with the new director? I know small bits and pieces of what they did.

I know when Paul Alter became director in 1986, he changed the money win graphics twice: from Marc Breslow's Grand Game style to a generic one that lasted from 1987-1992, then he changed it to the star-shaped ones in late 1992 that remained until Bob retired in 2007. Bart Eskander simplified the camera transitions when he became director and wasn't too popular with fans. I don't know much about the other directors.

It's really interesting what styles the directors have done on the show over the past 50 seasons.

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #546 on: Today at 12:14:25 AM »
We've seen contestants get injured after celebrating a pricing game win; in fact, we just had one this season.

My question is: has any contestant gotten injured DURING a pricing game (such as Time Is Money, Race Game, etc.), and if so, how was it handled on air?

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #547 on: Today at 01:02:41 AM »
The closest incident I can recall was a woman who was playing Race Game. On her way to the jukebox she slipped on the floor and slid right into the jukebox. Took her a couple seconds to get back up but when she did she pulled the lever and had all 4 right. I feel like if it were anything major or serious they'd stop tape, make sure the contestant was alright and then reset.