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Out In Left Field / Re: Question about CBS Television City
« Last post by vnisanian2001 on Yesterday at 09:55:13 PM »
The Studio 31 audience area was filled in 1961.

Thanks, and check out this article.

http://eyesofageneration.com/studios-page/cbs-studios-west-coast/
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FPG -- Friday Prediction Game / Re: FPG 2/24/17 - RESULTS
« Last post by whammy007 on Yesterday at 06:33:00 PM »
"Tied" is the key word. Since Any wasn't tied with another game in terms of # of picks, that's the game that gets swapped in. Plus, it was celebrity week; a 3-car show wasn't entirely out of the realm of possibility (though yes, still unlikely).

This is exactly right as far as Hag's picks go. He was the only one not to already have both Any and Freeze in his lineup, so he was the only one that got treated differently in that regard.

How about my situation and how it applies to the following rule?:

'In order for a spoiled PG to be a valid pick, that spoiler must be posted in The New Turntable & Potential FPG Spoilers thread at least 12 hours before the submission deadline of the FPG in question. If a PG has been spoiled and it has not been posted in the Spoilers thread, then any uses of that PG will be stricken and replaced with the PG that has been picked by the most people.'

Bolded the appropriate portion of the rule. Even though you weren't aware of the spoiler, the rule does specify that all appearances of the game in any lineup get swapped out.

I am going to ask if this is the first time ever that a game had to be thrown out because it was not in the spoiler thread 12 hours prior (Probably not). The post on the LARams Twitter went up 11:38 AM - 23 Feb 2017 EST. Theoretically, anyone who followed the Rams could have seen the spoiler, but no one follows the Rams. (Ok, 480K people do, but none play FPG). There was still a 9ish hour gap that the game could have been spoiled.

I feel like there isn't a good way to complain to change the rules. If I could think of one, I would complain that it could be done better, but I don't know one.

Spoilers are always a finicky thing to deal with. I don't recall if this is this first time we've had to chuck out a late spoiler, but if not, it's definitely among the first few. We do generally have an open thread at season's end to discuss what could be done better for future seasons, and the spoilers policy is a perennial talking point.

I will say that this is the first season I've seen where we've had multiple late spoilers via social media (this one and the one from earlier in the season which came down after the deadline). As of right now, the 12-hour window for spoilers closes them off after 9 PM ET/6 PM PT on the night before the game. It's possible we could revisit that window and tweak it down a few hours, but I don't see it going away entirely, because that would give extra advantage to those folks who have time on Friday mornings to do a final spoiler hunt before submitting as opposed to those who send their picks the night before.

At any rate, any rule changes to the spoilers policy will most likely wait till between seasons. This appears to be an isolated incident brought on by the notable name getting to come on down, rather than a sign of a new trend. As host, I reserve the right to revisit that decision if we see a rash of late spoilers going forward, but if not, this will go on the summer to-do list.
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FPG -- Friday Prediction Game / Re: FPG 2/24/17 - RESULTS
« Last post by TPIRfan#9821 on Yesterday at 05:17:19 PM »
I am going to ask if this is the first time ever that a game had to be thrown out because it was not in the spoiler thread 12 hours prior (Probably not). The post on the LARams Twitter went up 11:38 AM - 23 Feb 2017 EST. Theoretically, anyone who followed the Rams could have seen the spoiler, but no one follows the Rams. (Ok, 480K people do, but none play FPG). There was still a 9ish hour gap that the game could have been spoiled.

I feel like there isn't a good way to complain to change the rules. If I could think of one, I would complain that it could be done better, but I don't know one.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Another Shell Game Question
« Last post by JayC on Yesterday at 05:04:22 PM »
Keep in mind that this post is asking about Shell Game in season 28, not in the present time. The bonus for getting all four small prizes correct was only $500 until 2010, not exactly budget breaking. Time constraints and unsponsored small prizes wasn't as much of an issue at this time as they became later on.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Another Shell Game Question
« Last post by PIRfanSince72 on Yesterday at 04:37:36 PM »
Several reasons may have factored into it.

1. Due to extreme time constraints, it's difficult to play a 4 prize SP game.
2. This game could take longer if all four shells are won, since the player then gets to try to win a cash bonus afterward.
3. Budget since the cash bonus has been set equal to the price of the large prize won. 
4. Seems more cash games are played both with grocery items and small prizes rather than merchandise items, since it's become rare if not impossible to get a company to pay the show to plug merchandise.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Question about CBS Television City
« Last post by bluedevil on Yesterday at 04:33:16 PM »
The Studio 31 audience area was filled in 1961.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Split Decision Question
« Last post by PIRfanSince72 on Yesterday at 04:32:23 PM »
JT I love this idea very much!
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Most inherently unfair pricing game?
« Last post by tpir7215 on Yesterday at 04:08:02 PM »
Also, random question, are you allowed to go out of order? Can you ask in PTR if you can place the most expensive item first?

I don't know.  If it were up to me, though, I'd let the contestant go in whatever order they wanted to go in (either going from the top down, the bottom up, or some other order).  Basically, instead of "what do you want to put in the mailbox?" I'd ask something like "where do you want to put what?"
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The TALK Is Right / 1973 Home Viewer Showcase
« Last post by SuperMatch93 on Yesterday at 03:50:20 PM »
According to the timeline, there was a Home Viewer Showcase presented the week of March 26, 1973. Does anyone know if any episodes are available on YT or elsewhere from that week that mention the showcase, and if so, what it entailed?
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Except the piggy bank could very conceivably start with 0...I know in practice it wouldn't (or at least, it hasn't been done for a very long time), but if the contestant is not a regular viewer they wouldn't be aware of that.
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