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Offline johnnymatch

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #540 on: March 31, 2022, 02:33:30 PM »
Reinventing the wheel:

Who is the person who designed the Big Wheel, converting from the standard upright casino/carnival structure to what we’ve known for 45+ years?

Who reinvented the wheel?
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #541 on: May 15, 2022, 07:23:35 PM »
Does the platform in front of Door 4 have a name?
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #542 on: June 02, 2022, 10:41:38 AM »
Does the platform in front of Door 4 have a name?


The FAQ has it listed as the Plinko Perch, from its original purpose of holding the sign at the back of the house.
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #543 on: June 02, 2022, 01:41:47 PM »
The FAQ has it listed as the Plinko Perch

It does? :confused:
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #544 on: June 02, 2022, 02:30:16 PM »
I'll be damned, I suppose not. I could have sworn...


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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #545 on: June 15, 2022, 10:09:45 PM »
When the Price is Right switched directors throughout the years, what exactly changed on the show with the new director? I know small bits and pieces of what they did.

I know when Paul Alter became director in 1986, he changed the money win graphics twice: from Marc Breslow's Grand Game style to a generic one that lasted from 1987-1992, then he changed it to the star-shaped ones in late 1992 that remained until Bob retired in 2007. Bart Eskander simplified the camera transitions when he became director and wasn't too popular with fans. I don't know much about the other directors.

It's really interesting what styles the directors have done on the show over the past 50 seasons.

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #546 on: Today at 12:14:25 AM »
We've seen contestants get injured after celebrating a pricing game win; in fact, we just had one this season.

My question is: has any contestant gotten injured DURING a pricing game (such as Time Is Money, Race Game, etc.), and if so, how was it handled on air?

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #547 on: Today at 01:02:41 AM »
The closest incident I can recall was a woman who was playing Race Game. On her way to the jukebox she slipped on the floor and slid right into the jukebox. Took her a couple seconds to get back up but when she did she pulled the lever and had all 4 right. I feel like if it were anything major or serious they'd stop tape, make sure the contestant was alright and then reset.

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #548 on: Today at 09:16:58 AM »
My question is: has any contestant gotten injured DURING a pricing game (such as Time Is Money, Race Game, etc.), and if so, how was it handled on air?

This site's FAQ Timeline has a few incidents mentioned, although technically none during the gameplay portion of a pricing game:

February 16, 1998: "Monday show features Scott, the well-known contestant who injured his knee before a playing of Dice Game; in the wake of his injury, Bob spins the Big Wheel for him."

January 14, 2014: "Judy, the winner of the second Showcase Showdown, hurts her ankle during a wheelie and requires crutches (and eventually a chair) for the rest of the show; to accommodate her, the Showcase is conducted in front of the Turntable. Drew assures the audience that she will be sent to the hospital as soon as the taping ends."

May 20, 2021: "On Thursday, while celebrating winning Grocery Game, contestant David trips over the left side of the Turntable's "doorframe," breaks several of its lights, and ends up stumbling down the stairs behind it; fortunately, he is not badly injured, although his right hand is noticeably bandaged for the rest of the show."