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The TALK Is Right / Showcase graphics
« Last post by ooboh on Today at 11:34:05 PM »
If you pay close attention during the Showcases, then you’d probably know that, since 1999, anyone whose grand total meets or exceeds $35,000 has their grand prize total displayed on the bottom of the screen.

It seems like $35,000 is rather random, though. Does anybody know why they decided on that number as a “graphics” threshold?
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Out In Left Field / Re: Card Sharks 2001 - Your thoughts
« Last post by SamJ93 on Today at 10:01:33 PM »
My thoughts exactly, and I would feel the same where Tic Tac Dough is concerned-- that Wink Martindale was the expert at it, and Jim Caldwell gave it the old college try, but that the 1990 Wayne version was the same way as CS 2001.

Eh, to be fair, they at least kept the TTD format mostly intact instead of hacking it to pieces like CS2001. If they had found a better host and fixed the flawed bonus round, it wouldn't have been a bad show.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Penny Ante redo idea...
« Last post by whowouldeverhurtawhammy on Today at 08:05:34 PM »
Given the use of modern technology (LCD monitors, touchpanels, etc), it would pretty much be a given that a new "Penny Ante" would integrate it somehow.

my thoughts exactly, though I also hope that it truly is electronic, as the original board was prone to mechanical problems that would otherwise affect the outcome of the game (i.e., a "yes" flap flies open instead of a "no" flap).
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Out In Left Field / Re: Card Sharks 2001 - Your thoughts
« Last post by Alfonzo on Today at 07:11:50 PM »
They also did that abortive Beat the Clock on PAX.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Card Sharks 2001 - Your thoughts
« Last post by blozier2006 on Today at 05:21:58 PM »
I wonder what made them take the second round and make it the meat of the game, along with the broken Money Cards.
I'm not sure any explanation is needed besides "it was a Pearson show." Pardon my language, but they had a p*ss-poor reputation for their attempted Goodson revivals in the late 90s-early 00s (Match Game 98, Louie Anderson's Family Feud, O'Hurley's To Tell The Truth, Card Guppies).
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Out In Left Field / Re: Card Sharks 2001 - Your thoughts
« Last post by goldroadfanatic on Today at 05:11:36 PM »
What's interesting is that the pilot for this show, shot in 2000, planned to incorporate blackjack into the first round, in addition to the high-and-low aspects of the traditional format in rounds two and three. That would have made for a better variety in gameplay. However, it seems the pre-taped dilemmas were the question material for the first two rounds, but the third round hints at traditional survey questions.

Based on my reading of the review, they kept some of the classic format intact, but the second round has the potential to have contestant win by doing nothing because the other player made a mistake on the last card. Also, like the series, the Money Cards remains busted. The contestant's main game winnings are divided amongst the three levels, which means the contestant can bankrupt themselves at the end of the game after working so hard to get there.

There was some potential with this pilot, but I wonder what made them take the second round and make it the meat of the game, along with the broken Money Cards.
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Out In Left Field / Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Last post by Ccook on Today at 03:13:13 PM »
Alan Bean, astronaut aboard Apollo 12, age 86, no immediate cause given.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Card Sharks 2001 - Your thoughts
« Last post by Briguy on Today at 12:58:45 PM »
My opinion: Yeah, they thought it was a good idea and perhaps it played well in test runs.

Maybe if they played a video clip, stopped it for its actual resolution and then asked how many, out of 100 who saw the clip, voted for the actual outcome ... and then added a bonus if the contestant (when given a multiple choice) went with the correct outcome?

But at least keep the survey questions a la the original. That seemed to work best for me.

I might have also gone with this "sudden death tiebreaker play-or-pass" rule: Like late in the CBS run, both contestants are shown their base card and the contestant can opt to pass and force his opponent to change their base card (if it is a good card).

Otherwise, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Brian
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Out In Left Field / Re: Card Sharks 2001 - Your thoughts
« Last post by supersaver87 on Today at 11:47:38 AM »
What I liked: The set was very cool, I liked how the cards dropped down after a round ended. The music was catchy too. And Pat Bullard did the absolute best he could; he's a good host who keeps getting handed bad shows.

What I didn't like: The format was lousy from start to finish, practically undoing all the positives. As mentioned by others, one can win a game by standing there. They also changed the Money Cards rule later on, so a Push was a loss again. (I know at least one person Busted, but I don't recall if any consolation prize was mentioned.) The Clip Chips were a dumb idea as well.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Card Sharks 2001 - Your thoughts
« Last post by geniusinmath on Today at 09:53:16 AM »
And they didn't have any returning champions either. I watched a few episodes on YouTube and I didn't like it.
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