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Offline db59

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Anyone else think TPIR is in a rut?
« on: July 06, 2018, 11:06:20 AM »
I watch TPIR almost every day and each show seems like a rerun o fthe the previous one.  They play Lucky Seven way to much, I am sick of hearing George Gray telling me in the prize descriptions, such and such is included, almost every showcase has 2 cars.  In my opinion, LMAD is a much more interesting show than TPIR.

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Re: Anyone else think TPIR is in a rut?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 11:09:04 AM »
Isn't today a rerun?

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Re: Anyone else think TPIR is in a rut?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 11:30:07 AM »
I watch TPIR almost every day and each show seems like a rerun o fthe the previous one.  They play Lucky Seven way to much, I am sick of hearing George Gray telling me in the prize descriptions, such and such is included, almost every showcase has 2 cars.  In my opinion, LMAD is a much more interesting show than TPIR.

I prefer The Price is Right over Letís Make a Deal because you need actual skill to win on Price, as opposed to Deal, which is mostly luck. By the way, the stuff youíve been describing has been going on since 1972, and itís still on air.

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Re: Anyone else think TPIR is in a rut?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 11:59:54 AM »
I doubt they are in a rut. They might just be making the end-of-season shows big prize-wise.

Besides, aren't they heading into (if not already in) summer reruns anyway?

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Re: Anyone else think TPIR is in a rut?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 03:09:16 PM »
No, I think the show is doing quite well. For a few years I quit watching, mainly around seasons 37 to 40. The show feels more stable to me the last few years than it has in a while. Drew is on his game almost every day and I watch the show at least a few times a week if able. I may even try to see a taping or two in December, since I'll be out west for the NFR. Who knows? Maybe I'll even get called to come on down and even play some Plinko!  :-)

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Re: Anyone else think TPIR is in a rut?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 03:45:47 PM »
No, I think the show is doing quite well. For a few years I quit watching, mainly around seasons 37 to 40. The show feels more stable to me the last few years than it has in a while. Drew is on his game almost every day and I watch the show at least a few times a week if able. I may even try to see a taping or two in December, since I'll be out west for the NFR. Who knows? Maybe I'll even get called to come on down and even play some Plinko!  :-)
What do you mean by the NFR?
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Re: Anyone else think TPIR is in a rut?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 03:50:00 PM »
What do you mean by the NFR?

I did a Google search. Knowing Plinkoman is a big rodeo fan, I assume he means the National Finals Rodeo, Dec 6-15 in Las Vegas.
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Re: Anyone else think TPIR is in a rut?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 04:00:29 PM »
Nah, I don't think the show's in a rut. I do think there's often a sameness to unremarkable episodes at times, that's just the nature of putting out this munch content in a season. (Incidentally, one of Bob Barker's strengths was using his personality to help leaven this.) But overall I don't see any sort of rut as much as the show's working as designed.

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Re: Anyone else think TPIR is in a rut?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2018, 05:23:12 PM »
Yes, National Finals Rodeo. Sorry about that!

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Re: Anyone else think TPIR is in a rut?
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2018, 11:02:07 PM »
I don't think that the show is in a rut. On the contrary (but maybe it doesn't sound like such) the show has really found its groove in the past few years. We don't have anymore asinine showcases like in the early Carey years, Drew has really refined his own style of hosting, etc. I think it's going very well. Yes, I can see that some pricing games are played way too often and some aren't really seen at all, but overall I think that the show is doing just fine.
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Re: Anyone else think TPIR is in a rut?
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2018, 07:37:02 PM »
I watch TPIR almost every day and each show seems like a rerun o fthe the previous one.  They play Lucky Seven way to much, I am sick of hearing George Gray telling me in the prize descriptions, such and such is included, almost every showcase has 2 cars.  In my opinion, LMAD is a much more interesting show than TPIR.

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Re: Anyone else think TPIR is in a rut?
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2018, 06:27:17 AM »
I think Wheel is much more in a rut if you ask me. Many of the same theme weeks over there are recycled season after season, with the same general all-inclusive resorts offered during the Prize Puzzle that fixes the game toward one player, a wheel dominated by $500-$700 spaces, not to mention Pat starting to phone it in more similar to Bob's later years, and similar bonus round puzzles (multiple words, with more often than not, a J, K, Q, U, V, W, X, or Z in them). I enjoyed that Price Squad rerun from this past Halloween last Friday, which proves that if the show is enjoyable in reruns, it's going to succeed. And generally speaking, you'll see the good shows and not the skunks and 1 for 6ers during the summer anyways. A new game each season and potentially retiring a less popular one will keep the show fresh, along with of course the variety of showcases, new prizes, contestants, and various specials.
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Re: Anyone else think TPIR is in a rut?
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2018, 10:47:02 AM »
Many of the same theme weeks over there are recycled season after season, with the same general all-inclusive resorts offered during the Prize Puzzle that fixes the game toward one player

Isnít fixing the game towards the contestant virtually EVERY prize puzzle, regardless of the theme week?

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Re: Anyone else think TPIR is in a rut?
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2018, 11:16:14 AM »
I agree with some of the previous posters--if there is a game show that's in a rut, it's Wheel.

Price has constantly re-invented itself as of late, with set revamps, new pricing games, various themes, the list goes on and on. The Powers That Be are doing a good job of keeping things fresh. Not to mention, Drew has hit his stride as host.

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Re: Anyone else think TPIR is in a rut?
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2018, 02:03:46 PM »
Isnít fixing the game towards the contestant virtually EVERY prize puzzle, regardless of the theme week?
Essentially, yes, particularly during team weeks where the trips have reached values as high as $15,000 with nothing else (minus the house minimum) altered to compensate.
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