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Title: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: Torgo on April 04, 2017, 03:36:51 PM
A press release recently revealed the plans for all of this week, and Thursday's plans seemed most interesting. Allow me to paraphrase:

The show will recreate an entire lineup from the show from 1983 - prizes and games - while seemingly updating the prizes to more modern equivalents.

A few users have combed through the lists of 1983 lineups from sources such as Jay's and Scorpz's sites, and I figured this would turn into a fun little discussion for a few days.

What lineup will they use?
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: TPIRfan#9821 on April 04, 2017, 04:53:31 PM
So are they going to be using vintage games for #TBT or Throwback Thursday? Or will it be 6 modern games? Or do we not know?

The suspense is killing me.
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: tpirfan28 on April 04, 2017, 05:13:23 PM
Borrow SuperBall from Bob Boden and get a celebrity to play The Phone Home Game.

Picking a safe lineup, looking quickly at lineups, is difficult.  Lots of retired games (Super Ball, Phone Home, Trader Bob, Penny Ante, Poker Game) and timing issues - I saw one lineup where the first two games were Super Ball and 3 Strikes +!!!
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: MSTieScott on April 04, 2017, 05:30:31 PM
The timing issues problem is a good point. As I look at some random 1983 lineups from Scorpz's calendars, it appears that adapting a 1983 lineup to 2017 standards results in a lineup that's one minute too long. That's not insurmountable, but it does mean that they're going to have to really rush things and/or do some heavy editing, especially if they plan to show clips or still images from the original 1983 episode.
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: brosa0 on April 04, 2017, 05:47:25 PM
I would assume they won't repeat games from other lineups this week, which would cut down the possible lineups from 1983.

A lineup like this would be doable from a timing point:

#4855D - - - - - - - 25/3/83
Lucky Seven
Clock Game
Pick a Pair
1 Right Price
Master Key
Range Game

[edit: just noticed that was Master Key's premiere]
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: Trivia Trap on April 04, 2017, 06:43:52 PM
What would it take to bring back a retired game? The Master Key premiere is very well likely going to be the one, as there were a lot of retired games that were around back then.

I'm hoping to be surprised, but expecting nothing too outstanding.
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: CJBojangles on April 04, 2017, 06:49:20 PM
What would it take to bring back a retired game?

To do it well, a ton of time, money, and labor. To do it half-assed, some slapped together graphics and a big screen.
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: JayC on April 04, 2017, 09:55:00 PM
Interesting idea, I wonder why 1983 in particular. I would guess they'd use a show with Now or Then as one of the games and have the Then date be when the show was from originally, even though that would likely make it really easy to spot the Then products.
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: Teddy on April 04, 2017, 10:34:28 PM
This would be a fun concept, although I don't see any old games being brought back soon. Granted, the current Time is Money is basically a recycled version of the Season 32 game, but I still think that they should go with what is currently there, like the example cited from 3/25/83.
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: SteveGavazzi on April 05, 2017, 01:07:00 AM
To do it half-assed, some slapped together graphics and a big screen.

Would it really be such a bad thing if, say, they used this to play Hurdles?
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: brosa0 on April 05, 2017, 01:09:54 AM
I wouldn't even mind Penny Ante on a Double Cross-style touch screen.
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: Alfonzo on April 05, 2017, 08:54:43 AM
Would it really be such a bad thing if, say, they used this to play Hurdles?

I, for one, would be thrilled!
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: supersaver87 on April 05, 2017, 09:16:21 AM
Would it really be such a bad thing if, say, they used this to play Hurdles?

To me, that would be the complete opposite of a bad thing! :)
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: TinoStar11 on April 05, 2017, 12:56:10 PM
Here's My Guess: #4992 , 9/13/83
Lucky Seven
Punch a Bunch
Race Game
1 Right Price
Dice Game ( or Deluxe Dice Game as it was originally called )
Now....or Then ( or Now....and Then as it was originally called )

It would be a good game lineup to use.
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: BillyGr on April 05, 2017, 02:08:17 PM
How far would they carry the theme of Throwback Thursday?

By picking an episode that originally aired on a Thursday?

Or even the one that aired in 1983 on the same date (4/6 - which was, unfortunately a Wednesday)?  Not sure what that one had for games - doesn't look to be listed in a recapped format, so it's hard to know if it's even possible.
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: Timotheus on April 05, 2017, 02:21:35 PM
How far would they carry the theme of Throwback Thursday?

By picking an episode that originally aired on a Thursday?

Or even the one that aired in 1983 on the same date (4/6 - which was, unfortunately a Wednesday)?  Not sure what that one had for games - doesn't look to be listed in a recapped format, so it's hard to know if it's even possible.

Well, if they played April 6, 1983's show, it'd include the retired It's Optional (an unlikely one to bring back) and the since-renamed Barker's Bargain Bar.

You can view the daily schedules for season 11 (1982-83) on Scorpz's site, previously alluded to, here: http://tpirstats.com/Calendars/Season_11_games.html
And season 12 (1983-84) here: http://tpirstats.com/Calendars/Season_12_games.html
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: TinoStar11 on April 05, 2017, 02:32:30 PM
How far would they carry the theme of Throwback Thursday?

By picking an episode that originally aired on a Thursday?

Or even the one that aired in 1983 on the same date (4/6 - which was, unfortunately a Wednesday)?  Not sure what that one had for games - doesn't look to be listed in a recapped format, so it's hard to know if it's even possible.

Drew Mentioned during Cover-Up it would be the same 6 Pricing Games that were played on the 1983 Episode.
Another site mentioned they going to use Updated Versions of all the Prizes Awarded during that episode.
What we don't know , if they will be using Classic Cues or Graphics
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: Ted on April 05, 2017, 02:32:58 PM
Wouldn't the prizes offered on the episode also matter? Or would they break down and actually offer a prize like a grandfather clock if one was offered on the episode they chose?
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: MSTieScott on April 05, 2017, 02:52:25 PM
A lineup like this would be doable from a timing point:

#4855D - - - - - - - 25/3/83
Lucky Seven
Clock Game
Pick a Pair
1 Right Price
Master Key
Range Game

Ooh, that is a strong candidate -- that lineup actually times out short by today's standards! (I guess that could be attributed to ferris wheel Pick-a-Pair taking longer than current Pick-a-Pair, along with the uncertainty of knowing how long it would take to play Master Key at its premiere?) Plus, they can make note of the radically different set for Pick-a-Pair along with the different sets for Lucky Seven and Clock Game... and then have a little fun with the fact that Master Key looks the same.


Wouldn't the prizes offered on the episode also matter? Or would they break down and actually offer a prize like a grandfather clock if one was offered on the episode they chose?

Updated grandfather clock = smartwatch.
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: TPIRFan2000 on April 05, 2017, 02:58:04 PM
As far as guessing the lineup goes, this lineup still looks pretty realistic, but its exact slotting isn't known (so I'm just going off the probable slotting listed on the calendar):

#4823D - 03/02/83
Safe Crackers
Range Game
Five Price Tags
Take Two
Dice Game
Now....and Then
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: Torgo on April 05, 2017, 03:40:46 PM
After browsing over every single 1983 lineup, several of us came up with only 20 or so potential lineups they could really use. We took some factors into consideration:

- Getting rid of lineups with games we have already seen this week becomes much easier given Temptation and Plinko appeared often
- As much of a treat it would be to see them bring back a retired pricing game, they will certainly not bring back The Phone Home Game (incompatible with today's format, and we would have heard of a Skype equivalent by now), Super Ball!! (too long), Poker Game (too cheap, although it'd be interesting to see this on a monitor), Trader Bob (too hard/long with seven SPs) or Hit Me (too confusing).

Thanks to QWIZX, we can also rule out some of the episodes because - let's face it - the show isn't giving away four sets of season tickets anymore. (Someone won them in Take Two back in 1983, by the way!)

Most likely candidate seems to be the lineup from January 21st, 1983. (http://www.qwizx.com/tpirepguide/?p=9514#.WOVUrDsrKMo) All of its prizes can easily be updated/translated into 2017 equivalents.

Information paraphrased from QWIZX. Ideas for modern equivalents in parentheses.

IUFB1: Samsonite Body Glove Outdoor Furniture (outdoor seating group)
PG1: LUCKY SEVEN for a Ford Mustang

IUFB2: Sierra Hot Stove (double-oven range)
PG2: PUNCH-A-BUNCH (they can mention the change in top dollar values)
SPs: leaf blower, silver-plated carafe, speed setter (?), rotisserie

IUFB3: White-Westinghouse Washer & Dryer
PG3: 1 RIGHT PRICE for a bar set and a 52" projection TV (kitchen island and Sunbrite Outdoor TV, mostly to keep the game from being too easy)

IUFB4: Assortment of Lamps
PG4: CLOCK GAME for a sailboat and a Honda motorcycle (make these the bonus prize and make the two three-digit prizes ... whatever)

IUFB5: In-Sink-Erator Dishwasher with Supply of Jet Dry (modern brand dishwasher)
PG5: CARD GAME for a Mazda GLC Hatchback (goldroadfanatic says the Mazda 3 Sport - which we have seen several times this season - is essentially the same car)

IUFB6: "Man with Pole" lithograph (okay, this one's a stretch, but maybe have the computer here with a 3-D printer? "Make your own lithographs!")
PG6: PICK-A-PAIR for a bedroom group and sleep set
GPs: honey, mouthwash, mixed bean salad, Nature Valley granola, fancy Chinese vegetables, blackberry jam

SHOWCASE 1: living room, vacuum cleaner (iRobot Roomba), camping trailer (Little Guy)
SHOWCASE 2: perfume, ladies' watch, jukebox, Mediterranean cruise

...it could happen.
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: CJBojangles on April 05, 2017, 04:56:11 PM
Would it really be such a bad thing if, say, they used this to play Hurdles?

Depends on the game. Not a terrible thing at all for a one-off playing of Hurdles. Part of Hurdles' appeal to me, though, was how massive the prop was. You'd need a BIG screen to make it look decent, and unless they run out to Door #4, I don't know that they have a screen big enough.
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: tpirfan28 on April 05, 2017, 07:17:43 PM
Thanks to QWIZX, we can also rule out some of the episodes because - let's face it - the show isn't giving away four sets of season tickets anymore. (Someone won them in Take Two back in 1983, by the way!)
I can totally see the show offering tickets to the NBA Finals, Super Bowl, World Series, and MLS Cup as replacements.

Is 1/21/83 the official guess?
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: david1964 on April 05, 2017, 10:32:08 PM
What would be complete for me would be  if Janice, Dian, and Holly could come back for the day.  Now that would be the ultimate Throwback Thursday episode.  But unfortunately that will never happen.  If things were different, maybe.   But it would still be awesome. 
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: REDHEADVICKI on April 06, 2017, 09:44:17 AM
Good morning all.  Here is a strong possibility for today...  (from 9/13/1983)
--I don't think that any of these games has been played this week.

#4992D - - - - - - - 13

Lucky Seven
Punch a Bunch
Race Game
1 Right Price
Dice Game
Now....and Then
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: Torgo on April 06, 2017, 11:02:32 AM
Well, they decided on 04/27/83.
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: TinoStar11 on April 06, 2017, 11:34:35 AM
Well, they decided on 04/27/83.

I Give them Credit for picking a Good Lineup.
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: Teddy on April 06, 2017, 11:45:27 AM
Someone put the episode up on YouTube, and it's now in the Video Collection (http://www.golden-road.net/index.php/topic,27222.0.html).
Title: Re: Socially Awesome Week - Guess This Thursday's (04/06/17) Lineup! (Not FPG)
Post by: TinoStar11 on April 06, 2017, 02:43:27 PM
If they do this Again Next Year, They should have a U-Decide as to Which Year ( For Example 1978 , 1988 or 1998 ) to Make a Episode from.