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Which era do you like?

1978-1981, NBC, Jim Perry
13 (41.9%)
1986-1989, CBS, Bob Eubanks & 1986-1987, syndicated, Bill Rafferty
18 (58.1%)

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Author Topic: Card Sharks 1978 vs 1986  (Read 1351 times)

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Offline blozier2006

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Re: Card Sharks 1978 vs 1986
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2018, 02:37:32 AM »
That's not much. Being that Rafferty's CS ran for a full year/season, I would imagine there would be approximately 180 episodes.
AFAIK there's 195 episodes (39 weeks).

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Re: Card Sharks 1978 vs 1986
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2018, 04:48:00 AM »
I prefer the Eubanks/Rafferty versions, it had better rules and set. I prefer Bill Rafferty hosting over Bob Eubanks. Bill was more relaxed and i like the prize cards.

I wish Jim could of hosted the 1986 version instead of Bob, i know Jim was busy with Sale.

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Re: Card Sharks 1978 vs 1986
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2018, 03:27:42 PM »
Perry’s version by far. Better set, better host (never liked Eubanks or Rafferty in anything they did), and no 10 audience members that drag the game to a halt.

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Re: Card Sharks 1978 vs 1986
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2018, 04:41:18 PM »
My personal favorite was the 1986-89 Bob Eubanks version of Card Sharks.  It was the lead-in to The Price is Right so I watched it more than any other version as well. 

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Re: Card Sharks 1978 vs 1986
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2018, 05:49:33 AM »
The DSW sirens were played about twice as fast, yes.

Wasn't the bonus $100 for an audience poll question and $500 for a regular question?

You are correct on both counts. Also, the ten people in the audience poll group would split $100 ($10 for each one of them) if a contestant got a $100 bonus on that question as well.
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Re: Card Sharks 1978 vs 1986
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2018, 10:04:47 PM »
To me, Rafferty did good, but was burned by the syndie marker. Eubanks showed his dedication was with TNG, and CS was a paycheck. The Perry version, even without the car opportunity or push rules, was far better. Finally, the NBC set is far superior to what was cobbled together for CBS.

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Re: Card Sharks 1978 vs 1986
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2018, 01:06:47 PM »
The Eubanks version was a bigger and better take on Perry's original, with specialized questions and car games that were not there in 1978.

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Re: Card Sharks 1978 vs 1986
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2018, 02:11:41 PM »
Finally, the NBC set is far superior to what was cobbled together for CBS.

With one exception: The lighting in the NBC version is atrocious, even by 1970s standards.

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Re: Card Sharks 1978 vs 1986
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2018, 07:18:23 PM »
With one exception: The lighting in the NBC version is atrocious, even by 1970s standards.

True fact about the lighting, Axl. Now, CBS lighting crew and an NBC set...that would be tight.

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Re: Card Sharks 1978 vs 1986
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2018, 04:29:50 PM »
Even though I grew up with the 1986-1989 version, hands down for me it's Perry's version.  Perry was just flawless and with the game flaws Perry helps it flow.