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Anyone know if/when it will rerun?
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The TALK Is Right / Re: What games are next to get the LCD treatment?
« Last post by GobGlom on Today at 09:45:08 AM »
I expect when other games get a refresh, then LCD video might be integrated. They've done a tremendous job of hiding new tech in old set pieces. "3 Strikes" would be an easy mark for an LCD/Plasma update.

Of course, some games require too much physical interaction to make digitizing the game worth the effort.

However, the cost of all this technology is expensive. Not just the monitors used but the computer programming involved (that would adhere to S&P regulations). At the same time, the older tech (eggcrates and their associated gear) are getting more expensive to maintain.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: 8393K moved to August 21, 2018
« Last post by Superballer on Today at 09:10:44 AM »
If so, do you suppose they're going to have George redub the prize description to remove any mention of her name in the interests of respect? 
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The TALK Is Right / Re: What games are next to get the LCD treatment?
« Last post by imhomerjay on Today at 08:53:04 AM »
I do find the notion of more screens in lieu of physical props opening the door to malfeasance to be quite a stretch with no evidentiary support. Just because itís physically possible doesnít mean itís going to happen.

Aesthetically, this is the world todayís audience lives in when it comes to TV.  The world continues to move to a more screen-based one, and TV shows need to be mindful of that.
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 6/18/2018
« Last post by Brian44 on Today at 04:33:20 AM »
Has there been an episode where all of the first four contestants called are male, the first IUFB is something designed for a man, and the first major prize offered is a collection of clothing &/or shoes for men? I demand equal treatment! :)

I thought I read here that they have been offering such prize packages to increase viewership among the highly coveted 25-34 female demographic. I believe that is also the reason why we have James as a model.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: 8393K moved to August 21, 2018
« Last post by Wayoshi on Today at 12:53:06 AM »
No, it's probably Kate Spade.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: 8393K moved to August 21, 2018
« Last post by SamJ93 on Yesterday at 11:30:52 PM »
If precedent is any guide, I'm guessing the moved episode offered a trip to the recently earthquake-struck Japan.
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 6/18/2018
« Last post by TPIRfan#9821 on Yesterday at 11:25:44 PM »
$11K worth of shoes?  I would almost ask if I could return to Bidder's Row and try again.
Look on the bright side, she avoided a tax headache over a rather wasteful prize.

The best part is that they always call down four women when they pull a stunt like that.

Anyways, this should have been at least 2/6 show, with Bonus and Switch? being won. Instead, we got a 2/6 show... with both car games won. It's great when both of those are mentioned on the TPIR Twitter.
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The TALK Is Right / 8393K moved to August 21, 2018
« Last post by Roadgeek Adam on Yesterday at 11:11:38 PM »
Late hour calendar update. Wednesday's show is NOW A RERUN. 8393K has been booted to August 21, 2018. We don't know why.
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Did anybody else get a chance to catch this? Although I didn't particularly learn anything new, I thought it was an inoffensive way to spend an hour.

Some random notes in no particular order:
  • Quite a bit revolved around the setup and taping for 8381K, which was taped in late March but only aired last Monday so this was interesting timing. They had to make sure the episode aired before this show and there's always preemptions to mess things up.
  • The two contestants who made it to the Showcase during that episode - Joan and Brooklyn - were prominently featured. When Joan made it up on stage the show claimed that Brooklyn was still in the audience, but that wasn't true. I'm not sure why it made sense to switch everything around.
  • There were no "Showcase Showdown" term misuses - which is one of the main things I look for to see if I should take something seriously. It seemed at one point like Joan was going to say it, but they cut her off at "Showcase"!
  • The show claimed that the $2,500 earned during Plinko during the episode was "the contestant scoring a win".
  • There was also some directors booth footage of Hot Seat - presumably from 8382K.
  • When Stan reviews his casting choices with the producers, they are looking at pictures of the potential contestants. At the meeting for this taping, he came in with 9 contestants and 4 backups.
  • Mike studied the show for 2 months to prepare for his host audition and had 60 pages of notes, so when he was hired as the producer he already had the playbook for the first year or two.
  • George rides a motorcycle into work and Drew has a very colorful Mini Cooper. Here's a picture of it.
  • When Drew talked about how he got the hosting job, he did not mention Power of 10 or that he demanded that he not audition.
  • The show boasted that TPIR buys most of their prizes to allow producers to pick the "coolest and most unique items on the market".
  • Eric Mills, supervising prize producer, claims that Millennials want experiences more than "stuff".
  • There was footage of the prize warehouse, but that's not where they store the pricing games so there wasn't anything all that interesting that I could see.
  • Bob appeared in still images but there were no clips of him.
  • Roger and his contributions to the success of the show were not mentioned.
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