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Offline geniusinmath

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Re: Press Your Luck thoughts (about the original)
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2019, 03:13:27 PM »
I enjoy the Spin Battle between Cathy and Lori.

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Re: Press Your Luck thoughts (about the original)
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2019, 03:31:21 PM »
According to an on-line calculator, the $31,408 Cathy lost in that spin battle was equivalent to almost $76,000 in 2018. In other words, OUCH.

(Source: http://www.in2013dollars.com/1984-dollars-in-2018?amount=31408)

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Re: Press Your Luck thoughts (about the original)
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2019, 10:42:48 PM »
According to an on-line calculator, the $31,408 Cathy lost in that spin battle was equivalent to almost $76,000 in 2018. In other words, OUCH.

(Source: http://www.in2013dollars.com/1984-dollars-in-2018?amount=31408)

Dang! Lot of money either way.

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Re: Press Your Luck thoughts (about the original)
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2019, 12:53:27 PM »
As far as I know, they never did any episodes in Studio 31. They were usually in 41, but occasionally 33. Itís easy to tell which studio an episode is in by looking at the audience. Their silhouettes are prominent in 41. But in 33, you can barely see the audience at all.

They actually used 43 in addition to 33, not 41. They started taping in Studio 43 in January 1984, and from then until January 1985, would intermittently film at either 33 or 43. After that point (and right up to the end), they taped at 43 oly.

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Re: Press Your Luck thoughts (about the original)
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2019, 09:15:25 PM »
They actually used 43 in addition to 33, not 41. They started taping in Studio 43 in January 1984, and from then until January 1985, would intermittently film at either 33 or 43. After that point (and right up to the end), they taped at 43 oly.

You're right, I got those two switched in my head.  Although the records indicate that they apparently did do one taping session in Studio 41 in April 1984.

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Re: Press Your Luck thoughts (about the original)
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2019, 11:11:54 PM »
Man, I bet it took a lot of time & manpower for CBS to produce this show. I mean, other shows were being taped on the days that PYL was being taped, and I did see the pictures mentioned earlier. I think it's neat that well before every taping they had the displays in front of the players being tested.

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Re: Press Your Luck thoughts (about the original)
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2019, 11:25:05 PM »
I think it's neat that well before every taping they had the displays in front of the players being tested.

I thought testing of props and electronics was standard practice before taping of any show, game or otherwise?

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Re: Press Your Luck thoughts (about the original)
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2019, 12:34:16 AM »
Every professional TV production is preceded by a "facilities check," where every single camera, microphone, graphic, music cut, sound effect, and lighting cue is checked to make sure it's working as expected.  It's even more rigorous in game shows because there can't be an appearance of unfairness.  At game show tapings I have attended where contestants had to buzz in, each buzzer was rechecked at every commercial break just to be safe, and it's probably safe to assume the same practice was done at PYL.