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Re: Pricing game flops
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2019, 12:16:26 PM »
Don't you mean Balance Game 84 and NOT Bullseye 84?

I meant Balance 84. Pardon my brain.
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Re: Pricing game flops
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2019, 12:52:11 PM »
Don't you mean Balance Game 84 and NOT Bullseye 84?

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Re: Pricing game flops
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2019, 09:31:57 PM »
On the Spot was pretty lousy - horrible colors, bad presentation, difficult to watch contestants try to play it.
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Re: Pricing game flops
« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2019, 05:35:44 AM »
When I remember ďon the spotĒ Iím always reminded of the time they played it and the contestant asked what was the brand of the coffee maker and Rod let out a pretty annoyed sigh which I guess was edited out in the summer rerun.

Why would it seem to have bothered Rod to clarify what brand of coffee maker was in that playing?

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Re: Pricing game flops
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2019, 07:42:31 AM »
What was the final pricing game to be retired during barkers tenure as host

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Re: Pricing game flops
« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2019, 07:46:10 AM »
If I'm not mistaken, it was Poker Game, on May 10, 2007. Before that was Joker, on March 5.
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Re: Pricing game flops
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2019, 08:24:52 AM »
I think it was Hit Me. Yes joker and poker game were last played during season 35 but unlike Hit Me it wasnt removed from the rotation until after drew carey became host

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Re: Pricing game flops
« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2019, 09:52:33 AM »
But how do we know when a pricing game has officially been retired? In most cases, we just stop seeing it, and then we assume it has been axed. When I first joined G-R.net, I asked the very same question. One of the responses was that if you go through a whole season without seeing the game, you can then assume it's gone. (Unless it returns years later with a new set, as did Bargain Game, et al.)
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Re: Pricing game flops
« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2019, 12:52:33 PM »
Why would it seem to have bothered Rod to clarify what brand of coffee maker was in that playing?

Having to go through several pages of copy to find the answer

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Re: Pricing game flops
« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2019, 01:55:28 PM »
Having to go through several pages of copy to find the answer

It was also one of Rod's final episodes IIRC, so between his chemo treatments and the animosity between him, Bob and possibly the rest of the staff, he was understandably exhausted.

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Re: Pricing game flops
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2019, 04:04:35 PM »
How about Add'em Up as a flop. It was really difficult to play and understand, and it never really caught on. Although the one good thing about it, is the price display is now the display for Pathfinder.
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Re: Pricing game flops
« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2019, 04:13:09 PM »
I think it was Hit Me. Yes joker and poker game were last played during season 35 but unlike Hit Me it wasnt removed from the rotation until after drew carey became host
Hit Me is the correct answer.  Drew rehearsed both Poker and Joker and were sacked after that point.  I believe Joker was retired because Drew didn't like a contestant pricing everything correctly and still losing.
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Re: Pricing game flops
« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2019, 05:11:16 PM »
I'm not sure Drew actually learned Poker Game, but it definitely wasn't retired until after he took over.

Joker, on the other hand, was actually scheduled before Roger decided to retire it.  It ended up being subbed out for Bonus Game.
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Re: Pricing game flops
« Reply #43 on: March 04, 2019, 05:12:01 PM »
On the Spot was pretty lousy - horrible colors, bad presentation, difficult to watch contestants try to play it.

One thing I did like about that game was how -- similar to Three Strikes -- the odds of getting your next choice right were constantly increasing.  It was strange to have a game with good analytical design, but awful game play.  They eventually managed to fix Time Is Money (which I thought started out as a much worse game than On the Spot)... maybe one day they'll figure out how to fix OtS, too.

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Re: Pricing game flops
« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2019, 05:26:37 PM »
Hit Me is the correct answer.  Drew rehearsed both Poker and Joker and were sacked after that point.  I believe Joker was retired because Drew didn't like a contestant pricing everything correctly and still losing.

Well, then, I canít imagine Carey likes Half Off either.