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Out In Left Field / Re: officially turning 40 today...
« Last post by dmaingame on Today at 09:45:04 AM »
The game show block ending on USA network almost coincided with the launch of Game Show Network in 1995 (when USA live debuted which was a fancy label for repeats of The People's Court with interactive segments going in and out of the commercials (seemingly this was a test to see how "The People's Corner" feature with Harvey Levin would work on future versions of People's Court.  IIRC USA Network didn't drop all the gameshows at once.  They started paring back their game show lineup after the 1992-93 season.  At that point, CBN/The Family Channel began airing a limited block of gameshows including a Wink Martindale hosted Trivial Pursuit. 
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 9/22/2017
« Last post by SteveGavazzi on Today at 03:28:18 AM »
Well, this was one for the ages, wasn't it?  A perfect show with one horn in One Away and a perfect Race Game plus one of the craziest Showcase Showdowns I've ever seen (and on a week where such an outcome gives away $27,000 more than usual, to boot).  You really can't plan for this sort of thing -- sometimes, the show just winds up being nuts.

Incidentally, the timing on this episode was also insane.  Usually, when the second Showcase Showdown starts, there's somewhere around 7-9 of program time left.  Today, they had 13 minutes.  If I hadn't already known going in that something was going to be happening, I'd have darn well known something was going to be happening.

So...they redid Double Prices.  That's...um...that is one busy-looking podium.  I can't really complain too much about it, though, because outside of the Danger Price board (and, as Bojangles pointed out, the Any Number piggy bank), I think it's the first time they've used a Super Ball!! dollar sign since they painted the Big Wheel.  The Pricedown logo is pretty cool, too.

The new Design for Double Prices is Alright , nothing really stood out.

That may be the least accurate assessment of that prop possible.
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 9/21/2017
« Last post by SteveGavazzi on Today at 02:40:08 AM »
The show seems to consider it new, but I'd say that's at best a dubious claim -- it's clearly a reworking of the original format as opposed to a new concept with a reused name.  If anything, it's a bit of both -- I tend to regard it as a mk2 or a 2.0.

Oh, and bidding $95 on Rat Race's third item is a really good way to make me root against you in the Showcase Showdown.
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 9/22/2017
« Last post by blozier2006 on Today at 12:47:40 AM »
Might the same thing eventually come to 1 Right Price?
Perish the thought!
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Out In Left Field / Re: officially turning 40 today...
« Last post by Teddy on Today at 12:05:07 AM »
It's probably fair to say the decline began when the game show block was removed...
...and GSN began its rise to prominence. USA was a truly great channel with something for everyone!
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 9/22/2017
« Last post by Teddy on Today at 12:03:03 AM »
A perfect show, and $80,000 in one SCSD...oh, what a day! :mrgreen:

Although WTH was up with the new Double Prices prop?! Might the same thing eventually come to 1 Right Price?
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 9/22/2017
« Last post by Ilovepennyante on Yesterday at 08:58:46 PM »
The One Away prop didn't look right to me, wasn't there lights on it?

The lights weren't flashing when the game was won, which is unusual.
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 9/22/2017
« Last post by rick420buzz on Yesterday at 06:02:11 PM »
The One Away prop didn't look right to me, wasn't there lights on it?
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 9/22/2017
« Last post by Kev347 on Yesterday at 05:20:43 PM »
Eh, this show will affect the budget a little, but I doubt we're removing 3 Strikes from the rotation yet. After all, no dollars were hit the entire rest of the week, which is a bit unusual. I'm sure they were planning on setting aside at least 40k or so for this, and this just added a couple of cars to that. Then, we had a perfect show, but with normal budget prizes and with relatively generous setups on the whole show. Nothing they can't handle. Call me back when someone wins 220k on Cliff Hangers again...

But seriously, this show happened. And a lot had to go right despite the easier setups. One Away and Any Number weren't especially EASY, they just weren't hard but more middle-of-the-road random setups that we happened to get lucky on. We had to have a competent Race Game player - that game is never a guarantee. And then of course the Wheel craziness. Just an incredible collection of circumstances coming together.
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 9/20/2017
« Last post by SteveGavazzi on Yesterday at 04:24:12 PM »
Actually, now that you mention it, maybe they did set the game up deliberately to narrow down to #7 and #15. I hadn't thought that originally since #15 looked like the most obvious reference to Drew's first show, because it was, ya know, the 15th.

I was thinking it might have been a reference to this being 1/2 Off's 15th season in the rotation.

Of course, we were both wrong -- they just wanted the game won and stuck in on 7.  And then it didn't work.
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