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Title: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: tpir04 on February 10, 2019, 10:03:13 AM
With Buzzr's recent acquision of the MG-HS series, I'll ask you: IF Buzzr had access to any existing game show, what would you like to see? Although an unrealistic request because of the many banned episodes, I'd like to see 1970s and 1980s episodes of TPIR. Also on my list would be what's left of the 10K Pyramid, Cullen 25K Pyramid and the 1972 TJW.

Thoughts? Comments?
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: Superballer on February 10, 2019, 10:37:32 AM
-any version of High Rollers; Wink's version would be most likely given it is completely intact as far as I know, but if they could pull out as many of the surviving tapes of either Trebek version, that would be great 

-Scrabble, to compliment Sale 

-Davidson Squares, given it's been a while since we've seen it 

-Wipeout 

-Whew! 

-James' Catch Phrase 
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: Alfonzo on February 10, 2019, 11:36:22 AM
The 1989 Now You See It.It was THAT bad, was it?
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: goldroadfanatic on February 10, 2019, 12:27:15 PM
The 1989 Now You See It.It was THAT bad, was it?

I've always found the 1989 version's format superior to the 1974-75 version's.  From what I've understood over the years, Chuck Henry felt his performance was poor or it would damage his reputation as a news anchor.  Still, from what has gone on YouTube over the years, I find the game quite the intellectual exercise, on par with Jeopardy!.

I, too, would also love to see Scrabble on the network.  I really love playing along with it and figuring out what the words are based on the clues given.

I'd also like to see the 1990-91 era of Match Game.  I've enjoyed what I've seen on YouTube over the years and even though Match-Up takes away from the humor aspect of the show, and it really determines the outcome of the game compared to the two main rounds, the half hour is still very enjoyable to watch.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: Hag on February 10, 2019, 02:27:43 PM
I know it didn't last very long, but as a fan of video games I wouldn't mind seeing Starcade.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: geniusinmath on February 10, 2019, 02:30:37 PM
Bullseye with the late Jim Lange.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: GRWHAMMY the 2nd on February 10, 2019, 06:48:03 PM
I know it didn't last very long, but as a fan of video games I wouldn't mind seeing Starcade.

i know this isn't Buzzr, but http://www.shoutfactorytv.com/series/starcade there's plenty of Starcade here (by the current digital rights owners)
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: Hag on February 10, 2019, 07:49:10 PM
Oh, wow...I didn't even know about that. Thanks for the heads up. :)
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: tpiradam on February 10, 2019, 08:23:56 PM
Definitely classic TPIR episodes. But before any of that can we please get Buzzr in Canada?
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: JayC on February 10, 2019, 10:58:31 PM
Since Fremantle produces the current version of Double Dare for Nickelodeon, I wonder if they would be able to air reruns of the original versions on Buzzr.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: someguy23475 on February 11, 2019, 08:43:57 AM
Definitely classic TPIR episodes. But before any of that can we please get Buzzr in Canada?

With the CRTCís strict rules on cable channels, plus a Canadian game show channel being available, it is unlikely. The only real way to get Buzzr (other than perhaps online) is to move to a city near the range of a US station and pick it up over the air. Windsor, ON or perhaps Niagara Falls are really the only places.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: tpir04 on February 11, 2019, 10:22:09 AM
I'd try Sarnia. I live east of Detroit, Michigan near Port Huron and Sarnia is just across the water from there. There's a Buzzr substation on WJBK, channel 2.3 out of Detroit and we pick it up quite well.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: someguy23475 on February 11, 2019, 11:49:22 AM
I am familiar with Sarnia. With digital signals not being as good as analog, I am not sure if the signal is reliable, unless you have a tall antenna. The coverage maps show Port Huron and Sarnia on the edge of reception.

Not sure if the chemical plants on the south end affect reception.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: PatrickRox80 on February 11, 2019, 12:55:37 PM
The 1969-1974 run of Beat the Clock or the Narz version of Concentration if they can get the rights to either.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: Chief-O on February 11, 2019, 05:50:48 PM
The 1969-1974 run of Beat the Clock or the Narz version of Concentration if they can get the rights to either.

Getting rights to BTC wouldn't be an issue. As for Narz "Concentration"....I can't see why that would be a problem at this time. If "Classic Concentration" is any proof, Fremantle apparently was able to secure whatever rights (format only?) they needed from NBC. I'd have to think the only real issue at this time would be in getting the 2" tapes digitized.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: someguy23475 on February 11, 2019, 08:04:32 PM
How much of the Narz/Wood BTC still exists? Thatís the main issue.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: blozier2006 on February 11, 2019, 08:15:28 PM
How much of the Narz/Wood BTC still exists? Thatís the main issue.
AFAIK the 1969-1970 season is probably gone, but 1970-1974 is intact, and has been on GSN before.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: ooboh on February 12, 2019, 12:03:24 AM
Iíd like to see the 1986 episodes of Press Your Luck. You know, the ones that havenít been aired since Ö 1986
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: vnisanian2001 on February 12, 2019, 01:24:06 AM
Iíd like to see the 1986 episodes of Press Your Luck. You know, the ones that havenít been aired since Ö 1986

GSN didn't show the final three months and they skipped a whopping six episodes, three from April, and three from May.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: blozier2006 on February 12, 2019, 04:48:25 AM
they skipped a whopping six episodes
And I'm sure some people are still mourning that oh-so-tragic loss.

/priorities
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: Superballer on February 12, 2019, 11:10:58 AM
If they still exist, 70s Crosswits and Dealer's Choice would be nice to see.  And more recently, returning The Challengers, Top Card, Trump Card, Caesars Challenge, and Scattergories for at least brief runs--especially since I'm sure neither's been seen since their original airings (or, in CC's case, since its USA run ended). 
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: tpir04 on February 12, 2019, 11:46:06 AM
AFAIK Dealer's Choice was completely wiped by 1976 except for one or two episodes. Our good friend Wikipedia says that the 1975 version of Crosswits is fully intact. I'm guessing that the 90s series you mentioned are available because wiping was gone by then.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: jlgarfield on February 12, 2019, 12:38:24 PM
Bit of a longshot, but the short-lived 1985 John Davidson show Time Machine.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: someguy23475 on February 12, 2019, 10:54:36 PM
Bit of a longshot, but the short-lived 1985 John Davidson show Time Machine.

That may no longer exist.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: dmaingame on February 13, 2019, 12:21:24 AM
With the CRTCís strict rules on cable channels, plus a Canadian game show channel being available, it is unlikely. The only real way to get Buzzr (other than perhaps online) is to move to a city near the range of a US station and pick it up over the air. Windsor, ON or perhaps Niagara Falls are really the only places.

Belleville and Trenton on the north Shore of Lake Ontario are well within range of television from Rochester, New York. 
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: styleguy on February 13, 2019, 07:29:47 PM
I've seen some episodes of Time Machine on Youtube.  I would like to see Scattergories and Caesar's Challenge on Buzzr.

Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: thatvhstapeguy on February 13, 2019, 09:46:59 PM
AFAIK Dealer's Choice was completely wiped by 1976 except for one or two episodes. Our good friend Wikipedia says that the 1975 version of Crosswits is fully intact. I'm guessing that the 90s series you mentioned are available because wiping was gone by then.

I'm fairly certain that Dealer's Choice is wiped, unfortunately. That show had a hell of a great theme, though.

I'm also fairly certain that the '70s Crosswits is in fact intact. On the Ralph Edwards Productions webpage, there is a montage of clips from the show, and they are all master quality and aren't taken from any of the circulating episodes.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: ooboh on February 13, 2019, 10:10:41 PM
GSN didn't show the final three months and they skipped a whopping six episodes, three from April, and three from May.


Yes, those are the ones Iím talking about. The ones that aired from about June to September 26, 1986. Some of the episodes are on YouTube, but theyíre not in the best quality.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: supersaver87 on February 13, 2019, 11:35:40 PM
Bit of a longshot, but the short-lived 1985 John Davidson show Time Machine.

Precisely the one I'm hoping for too!

Realistically, I'd love to see Match Game '90, Narz Concentration, or Beat The Clock '02. Less realistically, Scrabble, Scattergories, Give-N-Take, or Catch Phrase.

(Dealer's Choice would be amazing too, if it exists.)
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: Alfonzo on February 13, 2019, 11:53:19 PM
I'm fairly certain that Dealer's Choice is wiped, unfortunately. That show had a hell of a great theme, though.

I'm also fairly certain that the '70s Crosswits is in fact intact. On the Ralph Edwards Productions webpage, there is a montage of clips from the show, and they are all master quality and aren't taken from any of the circulating episodes.

A shame if Dealer's Choice was wiped. That same production company gave us The Diamond Head Game and that mess unfortunately survived.

Would love to see the 70s Cross-Wits. Jack Clark was one of the few people I though was equally good as a host AND and an announcer. Some were better at announcing (Gene Wood, Jack Narz, Johnny Gilbert) while some were too good as hosts to be announcing (Wink Martindale, Regis Philbin, Marc Summers).

EDIT: I actually like Marc Summers in his current role as announcer/co-host of the new Double Dare. I was referring to when he was strictly an announcer his talents were being wasted.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: someguy23475 on February 14, 2019, 08:38:25 PM
Ed Fishman is still around. It is possible he has the Dealerís Choice tapes stored somewhere, but with them never airing on GSN, itís a long shot.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: plinko2000 on February 15, 2019, 05:55:18 AM
I'd like to see the $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: jerseyfla on February 17, 2019, 07:50:32 PM
I'm going to be more realistic since Buzzr has rights to Goodson-Todman, Reg Grundy, Al Howard, and parts of Kline and Friends and probably no one else. I'd like to see the following.


-Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak- Good Format and a British legend in Bruce Forsyth. "It's nice to see you, to see you....NICE!"

-Scrabble- Obviously to compliment Sale of The Century and it was a great game show all around.

-Match Game 90-91-The second best version behind the legendary 73-82 version.

-Kind of a catch all for their current material but they should digitize a week from each year a show was televised. Otherwise it will be a few years before we see Big Winner's Money Game era Sale, Kennedy Password Plus, Palm Tree set Classic Concentration, Turnabout Bonus Round Child's Play, split screen end game Super Password, etc.. They should definitely do this whenever they show TPIR this way we see the different ways TPIR evolved from the 70s to now.

-They should dedicate a week where they play the first and last each of game show and their replacements (if Buzzr can get it). Like an hour consisting of the final episode of Child's Play then leading into the pilot episode of Press Your Luck, Final episode of 80s Tattletales leading into first episode of Body Language.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: pricefan18 on February 17, 2019, 08:10:39 PM
They should definitely do this whenever they show TPIR this way we see the different ways TPIR evolved from the 70s to now.

About this, I actually have a theory.....considering Classic Concentration came back after 25 years last year, and Match Game/Hollywood Squares hour has after 35 this year. Could it be Price will as well next year after 20 years off in reruns? I could see it, if they can pull it off.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: tpir04 on February 18, 2019, 11:40:38 AM
About this, I actually have a theory.....considering Classic Concentration came back after 25 years last year, and Match Game/Hollywood Squares hour has after 35 this year. Could it be Price will as well next year after 20 years off in reruns? I could see it, if they can pull it off.

If anything, it should be done to kick off Season 50 of TPIR.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: Superballer on February 20, 2019, 09:59:29 PM
One thing I also wonder:  is there a danger musical rights could hold up any rebroadcasts of the Kennedy and Lange Name That Tunes should Buzzr or another network choose to pursue them?  The fact USA and the then Family Channel were able to do so without difficulty back in the day seems encouraging, but who knows if copyright laws would cover all the songs on the show these days? 
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: Teddy on February 21, 2019, 01:33:15 PM
The O'Hurley and Harvey editions of Family Feud

Wayne Brady's Let's Make a Deal

Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck

Scrabble

...and, of course, TPIR!
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: supersaver87 on February 21, 2019, 02:41:47 PM
One thing I also wonder:  is there a danger musical rights could hold up any rebroadcasts of the Kennedy and Lange Name That Tunes should Buzzr or another network choose to pursue them?  The fact USA and the then Family Channel were able to do so without difficulty back in the day seems encouraging, but who knows if copyright laws would cover all the songs on the show these days?

I recall reading that the copyright laws got a lot stricter in the mid 90s, which would certainly be a factor in keeping Name That Tune off the air for over two decades.

Face The Music reran on Fam in 1995, and even then, a LARGE number of episodes were skipped. (The debut appears to have rerun on USA in 1989, but NOT on Fam in '95.) Not sure if it was due to copyright issues, tape damage, or both.
Title: Re: Game shows you'd like to see on Buzzr in the near future
Post by: dagdoggnh on February 21, 2019, 07:27:05 PM
I agree with tpir04 regarding "Whew!".  Fremantle would have to buy the tapes and broadcast rights from Bert Sugarman first.