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Season 31 Premiere Doors (September 23, 2002)
« on: September 12, 2023, 05:09:07 AM »
Was there ever a reason given why they waited to debut the new Starburst Doors and Hollywood Mural Turntable on the second episode (September 24, 2002) of the 31st season as opposed to the premiere one day earlier? Why repaint the doors to reflect "31 Years" only to use those doors for one episode? For the record, I loved the starburst doors (2002-2006) and the rainbow "35 Years" doors (2006-2007). Both were really beautiful designs.



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Re: Season 31 Premiere Doors (September 23, 2002)
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2023, 05:00:46 PM »
I am unsure how accurate what I'm about to say is, but I recall reading many years ago that the Season 31 premiere taped not too long after the season 30 finale.
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Re: Season 31 Premiere Doors (September 23, 2002)
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2023, 06:30:24 PM »
That'd make sense. If they shot the season 31 premiere just after wrapping up season 30, they wouldn't have had the new doors and turntable designed (or probably even conceived) by then.
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Re: Season 31 Premiere Doors (September 23, 2002)
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2023, 09:46:31 PM »
I am unsure how accurate what I'm about to say is, but I recall reading many years ago that the Season 31 premiere taped not too long after the season 30 finale.
Correct.  Link here from previous discussion.

Iím surprised that it was only a 4 day turnaround on the doors (for some reason, I always thought it was longer).  They mustíve had a spare set of panels, as I canít see a full set paint job being done over a weekend.
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Re: Season 31 Premiere Doors (September 23, 2002)
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2023, 11:01:35 PM »
Correct.  Link here from previous discussion.

Iím surprised that it was only a 4 day turnaround on the doors (for some reason, I always thought it was longer).  They mustíve had a spare set of panels, as I canít see a full set paint job being done over a weekend.

Plus the turntable. I'm amazed they got all of that done in four days. Maybe it was easier than we think?

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Re: Season 31 Premiere Doors (September 23, 2002)
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2023, 06:53:17 AM »
Plus the turntable. I'm amazed they got all of that done in four days. Maybe it was easier than we think?

If I'm not mistaken, the Hollywood mural was a set of panels that were placed over the Turntable walls.  They were probably ready well in advance.
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Re: Season 31 Premiere Doors (September 23, 2002)
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2023, 11:21:39 AM »
If I'm not mistaken, the Hollywood mural was a set of panels that were placed over the Turntable walls.  They were probably ready well in advance.

This tracks. Remember they had the night version of those for primetime specials, all they would have done is change the panels out.

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Re: Season 31 Premiere Doors (September 23, 2002)
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2023, 05:23:14 PM »
Gosh I had forgotten about how eye searingly awful the Hollywood mural was. Glad it was short lived.

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Re: Season 31 Premiere Doors (September 23, 2002)
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2023, 05:43:01 PM »
I found the nighttime Hollywood mural much better than the daytime mural.
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Re: Season 31 Premiere Doors (September 23, 2002)
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2023, 07:07:11 PM »
I found the nighttime Hollywood mural much better than the daytime mural.

Pretty much everybody did.
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Re: Season 31 Premiere Doors (September 23, 2002)
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2023, 07:16:52 PM »
Just proves that the mural's design wasn't that bad, but the tacky daytime color scheme completely ruined it. It would've been better off for a wall that went up to reveal a game anyway.

The doors' designs were pretty good though. A nice change of pace given the doors had been white since the beginning, as well as adding more color to the set.
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Re: Season 31 Premiere Doors (September 23, 2002)
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2023, 07:26:28 PM »
If I'm not mistaken, the Hollywood mural was a set of panels that were placed over the Turntable walls.  They were probably ready well in advance.
This tracks. Remember they had the night version of those for primetime specials, all they would have done is change the panels out.
Adding to both of these points is during the 2002 military specials there was an American themed mural on home base, predating the Hollywood ones.  Also later was the MDS dollar signed version as well.  I would assume Careyís hypocycloids were painted and the squares were another panel set?
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Re: Season 31 Premiere Doors (September 23, 2002)
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2023, 04:11:42 AM »
Gosh I had forgotten about how eye searingly awful the Hollywood mural was. Glad it was short lived.

Wasnít the Hollywood mural done at the behest of Syd Vinnedge? I remember that a lot of people in 33 thought it was gaudy or too distracting and that when it was changed to the classic design in shades of glittery pink, purple, and blue in March 2003, Syd was none too happy. I think Roger Dobkowitz told that story.

And yes, the prime time Hollywood mural was much more pleasing to the eyes.

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Re: Season 31 Premiere Doors (September 23, 2002)
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2023, 07:12:11 PM »
Just proves that the mural's design wasn't that bad, but the tacky daytime color scheme completely ruined it. It would've been better off for a wall that went up to reveal a game anyway.

Oh it was horrible, regardless of color scheme. The nighttime design was tolerable but still wasn't great.

The daytime design made it look like Barker was dropped in as a live-action character into an episode of "The Flintstones."
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Re: Season 31 Premiere Doors (September 23, 2002)
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2023, 07:16:14 PM »
Either way, nothing beats the classic turntable wall pattern. The pink/purple/blue turntable with the blue carpet went much better with the doors anyway.
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