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Out In Left Field / Re: How about opening moments on game shows?
« Last post by b_masters8 on September 19, 2018, 08:23:14 AM »
On 1972-76 CBS game Gambit w/Wink Martindale (announcer Kenny Williams): Camera starts on close-up of Jack image on giant Jack of Hearts, then backs away until a giant Ace of Spades playing card comes into view to the left of the Jack (replicating a two-card Blackjack); chase lights surround those cards. Gambit title then pops in in a small form in the middle of the Club under the A letter, then comes forward from the left, becoming bigger as it appears and disappears; it continues to appear/disappear even after it reaches the middle of the screen (just before Kenny bills Wink Martindale, at which point it reappears and becomes static). After Kenny bills Wink, the camera fades to Wink at his podium.

Kenny Williams: "You have the know the odds...all the rest is in the cards...on Gambit...a game of skill, fate and fortune. And now from Television City in Hollywood, your host: Wink Martindale!"

Here's that opening, and some gameplay:
Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 9/17/2018 (TPiR Season 47 Premiere)
« Last post by wink87 on September 19, 2018, 05:57:49 AM »
It's bad enough playing Double Prices on a season premiere, but to play it first?   :roll:
Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 9/17/2018 (TPiR Season 47 Premiere)
« Last post by MrPlinko on September 18, 2018, 10:49:55 PM »
I thought this was a big letdown for a season premiere.  A season premiere is supposed to be special.  The fact that it's a season premiere should be enough to stand on its own.  But then they stuck in the Daytime Emmy celebration.  I feel like the fact that it's the first show of the 47th season got shoved aside to celebrate the Emmy.  The Emmy celebration could have and should have been a separate show.

Then the lineup wasn't as good as it could have been.  Double Prices is a weak way to start off any show, let alone a special theme show.  I don't care for a practically forced win in Pay the Rent, but if they were going to do it they should have made it the opening pricing game.

I usually look forward to the season premieres, but I feel like I got cheated this year.

I agree!

I don't watch the show that much anymore unless there's a new game or something big and signifficant or controversal  I tried real hard to get used to the Drew era.  Some shows were great, some were average, and others, yuck.  For me, especially in this episode everything is overdone.  George's enthusiasm sounds like something from the WWE.  Contestants are overly hyper.  And this episode was trying to stack in too much at once.  Price has had AMAZING SEASON PREMIRES in both Bob and Drew era.  But they didn't need the whole Emmy Thing and the tuxedos, and the "Swag gift boxes" for everyone who gets on stage.

This was a birthday party, Christmas, New Years Eve and Mardi Gras, at once, and it just turned into an overly combustible mess.  There was nothing special about it.  And you never start a show with Double Prices, that's just wrong,  Mike and crew should know that by now. 

I long for what Price used to be, rewarding smart shoppers with exciting prizes.  Too many gimmicks here.

The Front Office / Re: Updates and Maintenance 6/1/2018
« Last post by SteveGavazzi on September 18, 2018, 09:56:46 PM »
Thanks, Chelsea!  The FAQ is back and in working order.  The link on the upper panel probably won't get updated tonight (it still goes to the old, broken version), but the new version is here if you want to look at it.
The TALK Is Right / Re: Attending a show? Here's what to expect.
« Last post by garffreak on September 18, 2018, 08:34:44 PM »
The producers know who will be picked and who is a backup before you remove you number from your nametag.  The only way they can identify you is by the number--once that is removed they only know your first name. 

And usually the decisions are made prior to contestants entering the studio.  They are watching people in the audience (again) to look at the number--this lets them know where their contestants are sitting so the camera crew knows where to be pointing one of the cameras when that person is called. When I was there in person, I always knew I was *not* being picked as there was never a camera pointed in my direction coming out of commercial--but there was one pointed towards the lucky person that jumped up.
The Front Office / Re: Updates and Maintenance 6/1/2018
« Last post by Chelsea on September 18, 2018, 08:33:37 PM »
The issue with the FAQ is being resolved tonight and I have a solution.  I expect to update within 24-48 hours max.

Sorry to Steve for the downtime and a little extra work tonight, but the fix also solved another problem I'd been meaning to resolve (MediaWiki was nine years out of date)
Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 9/18/2018
« Last post by Josh444 on September 18, 2018, 08:30:31 PM »
So was Plinko refitted? Re-painted? The prop looked different somehow, like it was a brand new set, almost.

The flashing lights and the monitor weren’t turned on when the curtain was raised. 
Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 9/18/2018
« Last post by SteveGavazzi on September 18, 2018, 08:21:44 PM »
Plinko was pretty damn exciting.

For what it's worth, I'd have won 1 Wrøng Price.

It was nice to see Triple Play, especially one day after Pay the Rent, but man, I wish they'd set up the second car to be a bit easier.

The highlight of the show was definitely Kenneth.  Having a WWII vet in 2018 go on TPIR and win a really doesn't get much more incredible than that.

(Speaking of Kenneth, it's scary how timely Drew's "Thanks for beating the Nazis" seems.)
CSS -- Chatroom Showcase Showoff / Re: CSS Results for 09/18/2018 (Game 2)
« Last post by silverice878 on September 18, 2018, 07:10:53 PM »
Now I know how Ross Chastain felt Saturday in Vegas  :oldlol:

Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 9/18/2018
« Last post by TinoStar11 on September 18, 2018, 06:19:33 PM »
I noticed that the car cue skipped ( at the beginning for a split second ) when they revealed the car during the 1st showcase.
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