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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #285 on: June 15, 2020, 04:23:45 PM »
I always thought the "Breakfast Club" is a reference to the 80s movie of the same name about four kids in weekend detention. I assume Capitano was envisioning the remaining contestants from the opening calldown being sent off to serve punishment for bad bidding.

That crossed my mind too thinking about this. It certainly makes sense.

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« Reply #286 on: June 15, 2020, 04:30:20 PM »
Here's an interesting question, and apologies if it was discussed before, as I feel it maybe it mighta been. Was there ever a thought to keeping the original Season 31 logo and set (which was only used on the premiere, and was a de-facto replacement for the Season 30 one), vs. going to the completely redone one they used from that Season up through Season 34 (albeit if using two different turntable designs in that span of time)? Or was that always the plan to redo everything?

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« Reply #287 on: June 15, 2020, 06:11:18 PM »
That's an interesting question.  The set redo was Syd's idea, not the show's, so I guess the real question is whether they would have kept the anniversary logo, gone back to something like the 25-29 design, or just gone back to the plain doors.
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« Reply #288 on: June 15, 2020, 07:21:02 PM »
That's an interesting question.  The set redo was Syd's idea, not the show's, so I guess the real question is whether they would have kept the anniversary logo, gone back to something like the 25-29 design, or just gone back to the plain doors.

If I had to guess.....given they went to the length they did of having the modified Season 30 logo on the doors for the Premiere, I'd guess they woulda kept that logo. But that could be wrong. I presume the ill-fated Hollywood Turntable was Syd's idea too then? Wonder if he woulda fought the idea of a return to the classic look (albeit with pink and blue colors vs. orange and purple).

Also while we are on this....what woulda been the rationale in keeping the 25th anniversary logo through 29 vs. replacing it after a year? Just made more sense to keep them vs. revert back? It's interesting too, they had done the same thing in 26 they did at start of 31, in terms of replacing the year on them.

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« Reply #289 on: June 20, 2020, 02:45:45 PM »
Before Bob/the show began taping 175 episode seasons in his later years, in the era of summer reruns (aka Season 4 onward), what woulda been the longest season they did? And conversely what woulda been the shortest?

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« Reply #290 on: June 20, 2020, 03:01:57 PM »
Before Bob/the show began taping 175 episode seasons in his later years, in the era of summer reruns (aka Season 4 onward), what woulda been the longest season they did? And conversely what woulda been the shortest?
And to piggyback onto that, when did "175 a year" become the standard?

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« Reply #291 on: June 20, 2020, 08:09:56 PM »
Before Bob/the show began taping 175 episode seasons in his later years, in the era of summer reruns (aka Season 4 onward), what woulda been the longest season they did? And conversely what woulda been the shortest?

Season 6 had 228 episodes, one fewer than Season 2, the shortest half-hour season.

The first season to end at 175 episodes instead of on some seemingly predetermined Friday was 27; it's also the first year they took weeks off in March and April, which I'm guessing isn't a coincidence.  Oddly, neither 28 nor 29 would have that many shows, which is a tale in its own right.  As far as I've been able to make out, 28 was cut to 155 shows because Bob's surgery in 1999 caused several weeks of taping to be cancelled (they did, in fact, have four extra weeks of reruns that winter), but then, for reasons I've never really understood, the first two weeks of shows produced as part of Season 29 were redesignated as the last two weeks of 28, bringing the count to 165.  That would have also cut 29 down to 165, but one of the episodes had to be scrapped and redone because of a production error that nobody caught, which also came out of 29's episode count even though it was considered part of 28.  So Season 28 has 165 shows, and Season 29 has 164.
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« Reply #292 on: June 20, 2020, 08:55:32 PM »
Season 6 had 228 episodes, one fewer than Season 2, the shortest half-hour season.

The first season to end at 175 episodes instead of on some seemingly predetermined Friday was 27; it's also the first year they took weeks off in March and April, which I'm guessing isn't a coincidence.  Oddly, neither 28 nor 29 would have that many shows, which is a tale in its own right.  As far as I've been able to make out, 28 was cut to 155 shows because Bob's surgery in 1999 caused several weeks of taping to be cancelled (they did, in fact, have four extra weeks of reruns that winter), but then, for reasons I've never really understood, the first two weeks of shows produced as part of Season 29 were redesignated as the last two weeks of 28, bringing the count to 165.  That would have also cut 29 down to 165, but one of the episodes had to be scrapped and redone because of a production error that nobody caught, which also came out of 29's episode count even though it was considered part of 28.  So Season 28 has 165 shows, and Season 29 has 164.

My guess on that is that they wanted to even out the counts for those 2 seasons. That's likely the reason I suspect, or just to make up for some of the shows lost due to Bob's surgery. Either way it woulda had the same effect.

And interesting, they were doing 200+ shows a year still even after summer reruns started? I wouldn't have thought that. When would that have stopped? Also, in regards to shortest seasons pre 175, I was referring to post-rerun era onward, I imagine it'd be somewhere in at least the mid to late 90's, aka just before that became a thing, if not earlier. Could imagine many might would tie for least actually in fact. It woulda eventually become 195 as a standard much as it is now, wouldn't it?

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« Reply #293 on: June 21, 2020, 03:56:10 AM »
Also, in regards to shortest seasons pre 175, I was referring to post-rerun era onward

Sorry -- I completely missed that question earlier.  Seasons 18 and 21 both lasted 177 episodes.

It woulda eventually become 195 as a standard much as it is now, wouldn't it?

The current standard is actually 190.
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« Reply #294 on: June 28, 2020, 12:05:11 AM »
Does anyone have a date where the show introduced the higher pitched theme, from its' lower counterpart, or a general timeframe? I am thinking it was somewhere before Season 12, but hard to say with clarity even watching back a few openings from near the end of Season 11.

Also....on # of shows per year.....when would 190 a year have become the general standard, pre-175? I'd assume it woulda been somewhere early into the reruns era, but....that could be wrong.

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« Reply #295 on: June 28, 2020, 03:07:52 AM »
when would 190 a year have become the general standard, pre-175?

Never.  Before Season 27, they just seemed to do as many shows as possible up to a seemingly random Friday in June.  In fact, there are no Barker seasons that have exactly 190 episodes.
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« Reply #296 on: June 28, 2020, 01:16:35 PM »
Never.  Before Season 27, they just seemed to do as many shows as possible up to a seemingly random Friday in June.  In fact, there are no Barker seasons that have exactly 190 episodes.

Interesting..did many top 200 or get near it up to then? I know you said Season 6 had 228.

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« Reply #297 on: June 28, 2020, 06:33:58 PM »
I might as well just post the whole list:

Season 1:    254 254
Season 2:    229 483
Season 3:    253 736
Season 4:    214 950
Season 5:    213 1,163
Season 6:    228 1,391
Season 7:    209 1,600
Season 8:    191 1,791
Season 9:    205 1,996
Season 10:  196 2,192
Season 11:  208 2,400
Season 12:  197 2,597
Season 13:  195 2,792
Season 14:  186 2,978
Season 15:  191 3,169
Season 16:  186 3,355
Season 17:  184 3,539
Season 18:  177 3,716
Season 19:  186 3,902
Season 20:  178 4,080
Season 21:  177 4,257
Season 22:  185 4,442
Season 23:  183 4,625
Season 24:  183 4,808
Season 25:  185 4,993
Season 26:  184 5,177
Season 27:  175 5,352
Season 28:  165 5,517
Season 29:  164 5,681
Season 30:  175 5,856
Season 31:  175 6,031
Season 32:  175 6,206
Season 33:  175 6,381
Season 34:  175 6,556
Season 35:  175 6,731
Season 36:  190 6,921
Season 37:  191 7,112
Season 38:  190 7,302
Season 39:  190 7,492
Season 40:  191 7,683
Season 41:  189 7,872
Season 42:  190 8,062
Season 43:  190 8,252
Season 44:  190 8,442
Season 45:  190 8,632
Season 46:  190 8,822
Season 47:  190 9,012
Season 48:  164 9,176
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #298 on: June 30, 2020, 04:04:29 AM »
I guess it's around the first quarter of 2012, but when did the show changed their trip displays from the various font styles to the current standard trip display like this?


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« Reply #299 on: June 30, 2020, 04:58:58 AM »
I guess it's around the first quarter of 2012, but when did the show changed their trip displays from the various font styles to the current standard trip display like this?



Are you meaning the screens in general, or just the fonts?

I think it was even before that if the former......they had in Season 38 or Drew's second season, green screens for Trips, and either that season eventually or the one after when they brought the new set in that had many more electronic elements to it than the ones before it, they brought those in. It wasn't long after the green screens that I know.