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Re: Pricing Games by President
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2019, 08:44:57 AM »
I'm sure the number would be a bit higher if Bob hosted longer.

Bias aside, I disagree. We have fewer pricing games because the show has so many that the demand just isn't there like it once was.
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Re: Pricing Games by President
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2019, 07:13:04 PM »
Given that we already know Roger had planned to introduce five games in one week in Season 37, the idea that game production would have slowed down just as much with Bob around seems kind of silly.
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« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2019, 07:38:43 PM »
Given that we already know Roger had planned to introduce five games in one week in Season 37, the idea that game production would have slowed down just as much with Bob around seems kind of silly.
I know we did get Gas Money that week, and I believe you've mentioned that Do the Math was meant to be another of those five games. What were the other three supposed to be?

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« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2019, 08:21:50 PM »
Here's another chart showing the # of active PGs over time:

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« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2019, 09:59:10 PM »
I know we did get Gas Money that week, and I believe you've mentioned that Do the Math was meant to be another of those five games. What were the other three supposed to be?

Roger discussed it in an interview years ago.  I don't think he really described much beyond their names, most of which I can't remember right now.  (I know one was called "Dial It In," but that's pretty meaningless without context.)
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Re: Pricing Games by President
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2019, 12:01:55 AM »
You can definitely see where it "curves" in that graph, and it makes sense since they ought to keep the show fresh, but still they can just keep using older games in newer seasons. Imagine if they only played Any Number, Bonus Game, and Double Prices for the whole season!

"Dial It In" sounds like a way to make Telephone Game a little less lame. And maybe a lot less rotary. And I don't think touchscreen mobile phones were popular enough yet.

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Re: Pricing Games by President
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2019, 01:40:55 PM »
I may be mistaken, but I believe there was a game called “Connect the Dots” as well that was part of that week.

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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2019, 02:04:29 PM »
....and one other.

Could this fifth game had been the return of Give or Keep or was the unretirement of the game not part of the five new pricing games that would have premiered had Roger not been fired.

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« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2019, 03:40:38 PM »
Could this fifth game ha[ve] been the return of Give or Keep[?]

No.
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« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2019, 05:15:10 PM »
The other three games that Roger had hoped to debut at the beginning of season 37 were named Connect the Dots, Dial It In, and Get the Point.

As unlikely as it is that they'll ever make it onto the show now, the concepts are still the property of FremantleMedia, so I'm not in a position to reveal how they were played.
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Re: Pricing Games by President
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2019, 04:05:36 PM »
This thread...



But, in all seriousness, what I initially thought was a very nonsensical topic has turned into something quite interesting.

Definitely a new standard of one game per year now. Is it possible that this might change with the incoming EP? And does anybody see a PG retirement on the horizon? (Gridlock, hopefully, but I think it's a tad too early for it right now.)
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« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2019, 05:02:31 PM »
The other three games that Roger had hoped to debut at the beginning of season 37 were named Connect the Dots, Dial It In, and Get the Point.

Scott, do you remember what order those games were planned to debut in?  I've been wanting to put it in the timeline, and I'd swear Roger had listed the day for each game on Stu's Show at some point, but I can find it for the life of me.
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« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2019, 06:37:09 PM »
Scott, do you remember what order those games were planned to debut in?

I don't, sorry. Because I care only about myself, all I remember is that Do the Math was slated for Tuesday's episode.
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« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2019, 07:06:51 PM »
Because I care only about myself,

Well, at least you can admit it. :)
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Re: Pricing Games by President
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2019, 08:57:21 PM »
A large number of games were retired in season 14