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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #585 on: August 21, 2022, 03:57:01 PM »
Heh, I noted those two exact episodes without ever seeing that bumper in my old drinking game.

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #586 on: August 22, 2022, 07:20:49 AM »
No disrespect intended to your hard work on the meme above, but I never realized how difficult the TPiR logo font is to read in large chunks of text until now...

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« Reply #587 on: August 22, 2022, 09:06:29 AM »
No disrespect intended to your hard work on the meme above, but I never realized how difficult the TPiR logo font is to read in large chunks of text until now...
Probably why they changed the closing credits from the logo font to Handel Gothic before the end of September 1972.

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #588 on: September 13, 2022, 12:16:52 AM »
Is there a specific reason why Magic # is always played with a blue carpet in front of the game board?
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« Reply #589 on: September 13, 2022, 07:29:51 PM »
I believe it has something to do with the reflectivity of the angled clear acrylic cover (which I think is angled for reasons of the magic floating effect). If there were just a naked floor in the front of the game, the clear acrylic (I don't know whether it's actually Plexiglas®) would reflect white, which would sort of wash out the image inside of the box. The blue carpet is darker, which allows the viewers to see the floating red ring more clearly.

You can see what happens when someone stands in front of the cover in this video that the show tweeted (jump to about 2:12).

Magic Number is a more impressive build than it first seems. The floating ring is positioned perfectly so the mirror surrounding the price not only reflects the blue at the top of the box, but if the camera is at enough of an angle, it looks like the seams at the back of the box are visible through the ring (see attached photo). But in practice, the cameras are never positioned in such a way to show off that effect.
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #590 on: September 13, 2022, 09:39:11 PM »
Thank you, Scott! That is awesome! I really hope they don't retire Magic #; and if they update, I hope they keep the floating effect intact. I've always loved the game based on the set alone.
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #591 on: September 22, 2022, 09:10:17 AM »
Not sure if this falls in the category of a "simple" question...but...

Did Kyle Aletter end her relationship with Price on a sour note? I feel as if I read somewhere a long time ago that she was mad she didn't get chosen to be a permanent model and had been always relegated to being a sub only. As much as I liked Gina and Chantel, Kyle would have been a fine choice. She was a great model.
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« Reply #592 on: September 22, 2022, 09:53:48 AM »
Kyle was definitely a great model.  While it was great that they added a 4th spot which was clinched by Kathleen, I sorta wished that they had done that in the 1980s.

I can't recall that as being confirmed.  Maybe speculation.

I actually brought this up not to long ago.  Can't remember if I did so on Discord or elsewhere on the boards; I can't blame her for being upset, but I don't think that would've led to a bad breakup.  It's more probable than not that the show is going to go younger over a 35-year old, and even though she wasn't there for long, Chantel, IMO, was the best available & correct hire.  Nikki would follow pretty much immediately to fill the vacancy.  Eventually they trended toward "younger" and from there, it just wasn't happening.  Sure there were issues with Bob and the models, and I don't think Aletter was part of that.  However, as mentioned when I brought this up, she did work with all the past models that did exit on not so good terms.  I guess it was best not to have her on around the beginning of the millennium as part of an audition to fill the void left from Janice & Kathleen.  Not that it's right, but Bob & Roger and whomever else weren't motivated to bringing in someone that was 40 at the time.

At the time, I was thinking they likely weren't going to part with Day One Janice and Kathleen.  It was just a tough break for Kyle that they went back to 3 models.  This after the classic trio stuck together from the late 70s all the way to the early 90s for the most part.

I'm still saddened that she didn't get the job.  Who knows where that would've led to.  I think she definitely would not be on the show today had it worked out, but it would've been awesome to see her as a true permanent Barker Beauty
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #593 on: September 22, 2022, 11:02:52 AM »
Did Kyle Aletter end her relationship with Price on a sour note? I feel as if I read somewhere a long time ago that she was mad she didn't get chosen to be a permanent model and had been always relegated to being a sub only. As much as I liked Gina and Chantel, Kyle would have been a fine choice. She was a great model.
Kathleen confirms this as true in her book. Apparently on her final run of shows in 1996, Kyle told the staff "if you're not going to make me permanent now, don't call me again when my current deal runs out." (or something to that effect)

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #594 on: September 22, 2022, 11:19:52 AM »
Thank you!! I knew I had read it somewhere; it was indeed Kathleen's book. Which, by the way, is an excellent read if you haven't read it yet.
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« Reply #595 on: September 22, 2022, 11:29:21 AM »
Thank you!! I knew I had read it somewhere; it was indeed Kathleen's book. Which, by the way, is an excellent read if you haven't read it yet.

I obviously haven't.  I'm typically not a big fan of autobiographies, but I've heard a ton of great things from Bradley's book.  Too bad about Kyle's run coming to an end due on bad terms but good on her for taking a stand
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