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Host Your Own! / Re: Teddy's TPIR, Episode 17 - IUFB1
« Last post by ShatterMySoul99 on Today at 09:24:31 AM »
I'll say $999, please.
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I do like the sepia tone used to open and close each episode; gives it that vintage photo album feel. It was never used outside of these pilots.

Something similar was used in 1991-1992: The tone for each family's posing was red.  When Gene said "Ready for Action!"/"On your marks!" the toning faded out and the families came out of their poses to applaud.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Wheel of Fortune Game
« Last post by Swingbatta0 on Today at 09:10:43 AM »
BRIE AND NIKKI BELLA THE BELLA TWINS
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Out In Left Field / Re: Wheel of Fortune Game
« Last post by catfan2002 on Today at 09:02:21 AM »
Brie and ni--i bella t-e bella t-ins
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Out In Left Field / Re: Wheel of Fortune Game
« Last post by Swingbatta0 on Today at 08:46:12 AM »
B G H I
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Future syndicated TPIR's
« Last post by Axl on Today at 08:45:05 AM »
The MDSes showed exactly why it's so hard to set up a million-dollar game show that's only airing occasionally.  The gag isn't much fun if the advertised prize is never one, but it's hard to set up a high-stakes game that will only be won the precise number of times you want it to be.  Ironically, Pay the Rent is arguably the best sort of game for a million-dollar prize because the odds of winning are so easily manipulated.  Of course, that's exactly what makes it not fun for committed observers like us.
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First Run TPiR! / Re: TPiR Recap - 4/22/2014
« Last post by pannoni1 on Today at 07:28:05 AM »
Even though the gameplay results weren't as good as we'd like, this was a solid special that did a good job with the Earth Day theme which along with a Triple Play appearance would turn an otherwise unremarkable show into something halfway decent. Nice lineup with a "Big 4", 1P, 2P, 3P, 4P if you count Line 'Em Up, GP, and SP all in there. Note that all three contestants during the second half had a pale green shirt.

One Bids: A nice reverse blue-to-orange sweep today. A good mix of prizes, with that electric bicycle a decent consolation for the Triple Play contestant.

Triple Play: Nice to see it again after a seven-month break! IMO except for the final prize, it wasn't too bad of a setup. Fusion SE's that aren't hybrids are around $24K, so a few thousand more should provide a reasonable guess here. The biggest thing to remember is that hybrids aren't really cutting edge anymore like they were a decade ago, so some have come down in price, even the Chevy Volt which is just a few years old.

Flip Flop: That wasn' easy since I would have fallen for the Mikestopper of the -39 ending. But Belize is a nice place to see!

Pick-a-Pair: This game is finally reverting back to almost Ferris Wheel-era difficulty, but it wasn't too tough though since the Shampoo would likely match either the Bell Peppers or Miracle Whip. It always helps to try to pick either the cheapest or most expensive prize first since picking a product from the middle pair will usually lead to trouble.

Line 'em Up: Having just 1 right and that being the fourth digit almost always spell trouble. Accents are cheap though, and getting the 5 on the first try would have made things easier.

Bonus Game: I always prefer the game being revealed after the bonus prize since it adds to the excitement about what game could be played until the "It's a Bonus Worth..." is announced. I have no problem with the set like others, though I'd wish the NO/BONUS! graphics had some blue on them. The SPs were pretty easy today, and I think that vending machine is cool; though I'd like to have a mid-sized one that holds around 20-30 cans.

Most Expensive: Too bad, that was setup to be won! Big SmartTVs are trendy currently, and definitely is more expensive than stuff you can get at Macy's.

Showcases: Chile must have been loaded there, and even smallish boats still command a decent $16-$18 or so. Good for Kelly making a great bid here. The other showcase was overbid bait with the Insight since that once cost a lot more years ago.

Show Grade: C+
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Out In Left Field / Re: Wheel of Fortune Game
« Last post by catfan2002 on Today at 07:12:22 AM »
-r-e and n---- -ella t-e -ella t--ns
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Out In Left Field / Re: Wheel of Fortune Game
« Last post by Swingbatta0 on Today at 07:06:18 AM »
C D M A
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Out In Left Field / Re: Ray Combs Family Feud Pilot (August 1987)
« Last post by pannoni1 on Today at 07:02:19 AM »
I do like the sepia tone used to open and close each episode; gives it that vintage photo album feel. It was never used outside of these pilots. There is also the Dawson-style rule of the family shouting out answers to the captain after the other got three strikes prior to the "one family member at a time" rule. This pilot also introduces the "Trivia Trap" Fast Money answer reveal. This "medium speed" reveal was also used during the tail end of the Dawson run. With the 0 on the Fast Money board still as thin as the 0 in the Dawson run, its pretty clear that this board was the same one used in the Dawson era, and since it was only two years since the final Dawson episode, it was possible that the set was just taken out of storage and renovated, except for the carpet. Many MGP logos around this time had various animations and this was unique here.
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