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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #90 on: December 31, 2018, 05:13:58 PM »
When did the models stop wearing bikinis?
As a follow-up, when did they start? I don't remember the models wearing them in the early days of TPIR.
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« Reply #91 on: January 08, 2019, 08:20:47 PM »
Regarding Spelling Bee: has there ever been an instance of a contestant picking both CAR cards in addition to spelling 'CAR'?
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #92 on: January 08, 2019, 08:24:46 PM »
Regarding Spelling Bee: has there ever been an instance of a contestant picking both CAR cards in addition to spelling 'CAR'?
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #93 on: January 08, 2019, 10:31:24 PM »
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Then that makes at least twice it happened, since I seem to recall a male contestant doing the same thing (somewhere around 1994 or 1995). I don't think any video of it is on YouTube, though.

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #94 on: January 14, 2019, 02:57:16 PM »
Regarding Range Game, has there ever been a time that the ARP was in the top $50 or bottom $50 of the range? Is there anything that prohibits the producers from setting it up that way?
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« Reply #95 on: January 15, 2019, 12:39:49 AM »
I know it's been in the top quarter on very rare occasions.  I have no way to prove it, but I feel safe saying it's never been in the area the rangefinder starts in for the simple reason that that'd look really stupid.
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« Reply #96 on: January 15, 2019, 07:40:19 AM »
Not the bottom $50, but in the S40 premiere you could have won without the rangefinder moving.
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #97 on: January 21, 2019, 12:13:44 PM »
I thought of this the other day... when was the last time that Easy as 1-2-3 was played? I personally haven't seen it in a very long time, but I can't always watch the show every day.
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #98 on: January 21, 2019, 12:38:28 PM »
I thought of this the other day... when was the last time that Easy as 1-2-3 was played? I personally haven't seen it in a very long time, but I can't always watch the show every day.
January 3, in the fourth slot, per the TPIR pricing games calendar:

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #99 on: January 28, 2019, 11:27:18 AM »
Why does 3 Strikes use the foghorn-style buzzer (aka the Showcase overbid buzzer) for drawing strikes instead of the standard "wrong guess" buzzer?

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« Reply #100 on: January 28, 2019, 11:41:27 AM »
To differentiate between a wrong number guess and a strike.
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« Reply #101 on: January 28, 2019, 12:57:16 PM »
That makes sense...although it is kind of odd, since all other uses of the foghorn buzzer are for absolute final losses like going over in the SCSD or Showcase. Using it for strikes one and two when the contestant still has a chance to win strikes me (no pun intended) as overly harsh.

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« Reply #102 on: February 11, 2019, 02:08:03 PM »
Regarding Range Game, has there ever been a time that the ARP was in the top $50 or bottom $50 of the range? Is there anything that prohibits the producers from setting it up that way?
According to Scorpz's TPIR stats site, since Season 32, the price closest from the bottom of the scale was $150 from the bottom on September 19, 2011.  The price furthest from the bottom of the scale was $498 from the bottom and it happened three times: October 30, 2009, December 2, 2009, and March 4, 2010.

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #103 on: February 20, 2019, 01:48:21 PM »
I don't watch the show regularly any more so this may have changed a while back. When did the CBS Pages stop standing at or near contestant's row during taping? Are there any pages in studio at all now?
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #104 on: March 26, 2019, 02:33:37 PM »
Magic #: Suppose the contestant is trying to set the magic number at $2200, but the machine is too sensitive and goes from $2197 to $2204, etc. Now I've heard Drew say in the past something like, "That's good enough." If the contestant ultimately sets the number to $2198, when he wanted $2200, and if the ARP of the low prize is $2199, what would happen? Should said contestant be awarded the prize?
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