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Offline Davidnumber

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Pass the buck
« on: January 15, 2019, 05:56:15 PM »
Iím just curious as to why the pass the buck grocery podium is pushed out of the way as they walk towards the main board 🤔

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Re: Pass the buck
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 03:45:52 AM »
Iím just curious as to why the pass the buck grocery podium is pushed out of the way as they walk towards the main board 🤔

Because they're done with that portion of the game, IIRC.

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Re: Pass the buck
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 11:33:43 PM »
Iím most likely in the minority but I feel that the eggcrate display should be updated because contestantsí incorrect (grocery) choices arenít easily as apparent in the reveals as they could be. Isnít this the last eggcrate display left on the show? Sentimental value aside, an update would add an overdue visual pop to Pass the Suckís presentation.

Offline GameShowFan9001

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Re: Pass the buck
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 11:59:54 PM »
Isnít this the last eggcrate display left on the show?

No.  Spelling Bee, Line 'em Up, Switcheroo, Take Two, Check Out, Race Game, and Magic # all utilize eggcrate displays as well.

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Re: Pass the buck
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2019, 03:50:25 AM »
Sentimental value aside, an update would add an overdue visual pop to Pass the Suckís presentation.

What about having the price turn green if it's a correct price, and red if it's incorrect?


Offline Ted

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Re: Pass the buck
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2019, 09:05:06 AM »
What about having the price turn green if it's a correct price, and red if it's incorrect?

Like in the program I wrote to help me memorize the prices? If they do that, can I sue them? ;-)

Offline thatvhstapeguy

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Re: Pass the buck
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2019, 12:15:49 PM »
What about having the price turn green if it's a correct price, and red if it's incorrect?
They'd have to change the display for that, because the eggcrate bulbs are only one-color incandescents. If they wanted to add something like a tri-color bulb to the eggcrate, they'd have to completely redo the display, which would inevitably lead to replacing it with an LCD.

I personally love the old eggcrates, but they do look a bit dated.
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Re: Pass the buck
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2019, 07:56:59 PM »
What about having the price turn green if it's a correct price, and red if it's incorrect?

Thatís what I was thinking. Of all the games that still use eggcrate displays, Pass the Buckís use of it leaves a lot to be desired.

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Re: Pass the buck
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2019, 08:13:37 PM »
Of all the games that still use eggcrate displays, Pass the Buckís use of it leaves a lot to be desired.

I always thought the sliding "buck" looked pretty cheesy, even in the analog days.  Replace the eggcrates with an LED display that runs the length of the counter, and you could make an animated graphic out of it.