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Re: TPiR Recap - 10/2/2019
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2019, 11:54:39 AM »
Yep, no stopdown. The rats crossed the line and the results were displayed on the monitor, it was just as seamless as it appears on TV.
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Re: TPiR Recap - 10/2/2019
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2019, 02:30:11 PM »
Yes, there are sensors at the finish line that identify the order in which the rats finish.
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Re: TPiR Recap - 10/2/2019
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2019, 02:43:25 PM »
I enjoyed watching Yvette's response to being repeatedly outbid by a dollar.  Quite the character!  And then to let her model in the showcase was perfect.  Today's episode had a fun vibe that hearkened back to the Barker days.  :biggrin:

Have not seen episode,

But why was she allowed to model in the Showcase?  That sounds cool!

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Re: TPiR Recap - 10/2/2019
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2019, 06:29:54 PM »
Why was the contestant allowed to bid cents on all three prizes in Rat Race? Was there any stopdown or questions there?

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Re: TPiR Recap - 10/2/2019
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2019, 07:03:54 PM »
No stopdown. She made a bid on the garage door keypad that the audience booed, that IIRC also ended in 99 cents, and she changed to $49.99. But to my knowledge she was never told “bid in dollars, cause we rounded the last two prices”.

No idea what would have happened had the ARP been $60 instead of $40. My guess is a stopdown and she would have been told the ARP was rounded since it would be a bad look for the show for her to lose by a penny, but apparently the rules don’t specify bids have to be rounded off to the nearest dollar.
Quote from: Mark Goodson
"It's the greatest challenge in the world to invent a new game. For every one you see, every concept that is ultimately refined and developed, a dozen are worked on and not worked on, or almost worked on, or dropped because they don't read any more. We test and hammer and test and hammer...

When you finally get it down so that it looks very very simple, that one has had the most complicated amount of work."

Quote from: Bill Todman
"The sign of a good game, is when you don't have to explain it every day. The key is not simplicity, but apparent simplicity. Password looks like any idiot could have made it up, but we have 14 of our people working on that show. There is a great complexity behind the screen. It requires great work to keep it simple."