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Offline tpir04

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45 years ago today
« on: June 28, 2019, 09:28:56 AM »
On June 28, 1974, The Wizard of Odds, Alex Trebek's first U.S game show, aired its final episode on NBC. Although the show only lasted one season, Trebek would later become the host of High Rollers, Battlestars, and Jeopardy!, among other shows.
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Re: 45 years ago today
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2019, 10:19:45 AM »
High Rollers premiered the following Monday, July 1st.

I always thoughts that, alongside Tom Kennedy and Geoff Edwards, Alex Trebek was the best all-around game show host in history because those three gentlemen were so adept at hosting ANY style of game show. I would love to see a full episode of The Wizard of Oz so we could see Alex doing an audience participation type game show.
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Re: 45 years ago today
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2019, 10:58:56 AM »
High Rollers premiered the following Monday, July 1st.

I always thoughts that, alongside Tom Kennedy and Geoff Edwards, Alex Trebek was the best all-around game show host in history because those three gentlemen were so adept at hosting ANY style of game show. I would love to see a full episode of The Wizard of Oz so we could see Alex doing an audience participation type game show.

*ahem*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny7s6_gFV40

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Re: 45 years ago today
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2019, 12:52:30 PM »
In the summer that The Wizard Of Odds premiered, Alex was Grand Marshal at the WSB-TV (Atlanta) Fourth of July parade. WSB was an NBC station back then (they've been ABC since 1980), and they gave Alex a Southern hospitality welcome.
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Re: 45 years ago today
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2019, 02:23:16 PM »
"Audience, if you're scared buy a dog!"

Bryan, the Punchboard player who gave up $5,000 for a chance at $10,000 and won ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPQ_RRwCfhY )

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Re: 45 years ago today
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2019, 12:09:14 AM »
High Rollers premiered the following Monday, July 1st.

I always thoughts that, alongside Tom Kennedy and Geoff Edwards, Alex Trebek was the best all-around game show host in history because those three gentlemen were so adept at hosting ANY style of game show. I would love to see a full episode of The Wizard of Oz so we could see Alex doing an audience participation type game show.

No love for Bill Cullen here? He had a TON of different types of shows he hosted, the most of any if I am not mistaken, although could argue his stint on the Joker's Wild wasn't the best. I know some claim that anyway.
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Re: 45 years ago today
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2019, 07:39:48 AM »
Bill was described as being able to make watching paint dry (1974's Winning Streak) entertaining.
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