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Out In Left Field / Re: Buzzr newbie- programming cycle question
« Last post by GSNSmashFan3 on August 13, 2018, 08:41:15 PM »
Did they get up to where the Fame Game changed from picking a number to stopping the lights?

Yes.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Buzzr newbie- programming cycle question
« Last post by blozier2006 on August 13, 2018, 08:16:33 PM »
I think Sale stopped a couple of weeks prior to the shopping format being retired.
Did they get up to where the Fame Game changed from picking a number to stopping the lights?
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Out In Left Field / Re: Press Your Luck Question
« Last post by geniusinmath on August 13, 2018, 03:58:01 PM »
You are not the only one. I feel the same way.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Buzzr newbie- programming cycle question
« Last post by someguy23475 on August 13, 2018, 02:56:06 PM »
I think Sale stopped a couple of weeks prior to the shopping format being retired.
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Out In Left Field / Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Last post by Superballer on August 13, 2018, 12:03:08 PM »
He may have been a bit forgotten after Bret and Owen's careers took off, but the Anvil was just as good at his best (and after DiBiase, nobody had a better laugh in the Golden Age). 
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Out In Left Field / Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Last post by blozier2006 on August 13, 2018, 10:50:19 AM »
Former WWE Superstar Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart has passed away at the age of 63.

https://www.facebook.com/wwe/posts/10156011278926443
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Bidding question
« Last post by GobGlom on August 13, 2018, 09:20:31 AM »
So it looks like they just went from one long speaker for each contestant to two smaller ones in order to accommodate the adjustable mic stand housing?

Not quite. There are 5 speakers for four players in the first image. I see that it was simply a modification made during the redress of the old analog displays. I would guess that those large speakers were intrusive and making contestants stand a bit further back but still accomplished their goal of hearing bids, the host, and announcer.
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Cullen Era / Re: March 12, 1965 (ABC Daytime--Jack Clark guest host)
« Last post by Ccook on August 13, 2018, 07:18:22 AM »
Correction (so what else is new?): on the first bidding game, Mrs. Varise's final bid was 210. I missed putting that down.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Buzzr newbie- programming cycle question
« Last post by pannoni1 on August 13, 2018, 07:14:40 AM »
I just discovered Buzzr was finally available to stream for free about a week ago, so I've finally gotten my first exposure to its regular programming.

Can anyone help me better understand generally how many episodes of a particular show they have in their library? Meaning, like for Family Feud Dawson, Family Feud Combs, all the Black and White shows, Password Color, etc...typically how long before the cycle of shows starts to repeat again?

I know they have around 100 Supermarket Sweep episodes (almost every 1991 episode) of which they're now in their second cycle. Dawson Feud is cycling between 1980 and 1985 episodes, usually about 50 episodes with each lease. I know they have around the first six months of Super Password as well. That said, as time progresses, some shows get new leases added on. For example, Sale of the Century originally had around the first ten weeks or so, but it now includes the next ten, up until the end of the shopping era in November 1985, with a few skipped episodes.

That said, some shows had surprisingly short leases. When '70s Double Dare aired in 2016,  their lease was only around 20 episodes, although this was due to airing just two episodes a week, but that's still quite a short lapse, given that the series lasted around 90 episodes total.
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Cullen Era / March 12, 1965 (ABC Daytime--Jack Clark guest host)
« Last post by Ccook on August 13, 2018, 05:36:50 AM »
Another ABC daytime show, airing on a Friday, appeared on YouTube recently; this has Jack Clark guest host while Bill Cullen (now billed as the show's executive producer) is on vacation. This week's celebrity player is Dorothy Lamour (she would appear again the week of March 22). The other contestants:

* Current champ Ann Varise, who won $1231 on Thursday's show.

* Joseph Williams, from Chicago. He was last week's sweepstakes winner.

* Margaret Gerard, from Cleveland.

Dorothy draws four cards from the hopper with the names of the audience members she will play for. The first card: Mrs. H.L. Jacobs. All contestants get the Price Is Right box game (under the supplementary name "Bid It Right").

First item: the Select-a-Rest adjustable bed, a twin-size bed electronically controlled to adjust for comfort. Price authority: Norman Dyne Sleep Center, New York.

Mrs. Varise opens anywhere with minimums at $10 (*--frozen bid; last bid buzzer follows bid in bold)
- - - - VARISE - - - WILLIAMS - -  GERARD - - LAMOUR - - - -
. . . . . . . . .50 . . . . . . . . 60 . . . . . . . . 70 . . . . . . . . 90
. . . . . . . .125 . . . . . . . .145 . . . . . . .* 70 . . . . . . . 160
. . . . . . . .170 . . . . . .* 185 . . . . . . .* 70 . . . . . . * 200

ARP: $450, with Mrs. varies the winner, and she hit the bonus bell. She also wins an adjustable lamp and a mink cape from Scaparelli Furs.

Second name Dorothy draws: Mrs. Fred Fike. Second item: A dining room set. 10 pieces in hard rock north maple. Includes a breakfront. Price authority: Colonial Cherokee Furniture, Bryson City N Y.

Mr. Williams starts. Minimums are $25:
- - - - VARISE - -  WILLIAMS - -  GERARD - - LAMOUR - - - -
. . . . . . . . . . .   . . . . . . . .350 . . . . . . . .375 . . . . . . . . 425
. . . . . . . . 450  . . . . . . . .600  . . . . . . * 625  . . . . . . * 650
. . . . . . .* 675  . . . . . . .* 750

ARP: $871, with Mr. Williams the winner.

Third name Dorothy plays for: Mrs. Gloria Long. Third item: A palm-size radio. Includes battery and antenna. Price authority: Ross Electronics, Chicago.

Mrs. Gerard starts, and it's a one-bid item:
- - - - VARISE - -  WILLIAMS - -  GERARD - - LAMOUR - - - -
. . . . . . . . . . .   . . . . . . . . . . .   . . . . . . . . * 50  . . . . . . . . . * 45
. . . . . . . .* 65  . . . . . . . . * 60

Jack informs the panel they have all overbid. He has the bids erased and instructs them to bid lower than 45 (the lowest frozen bid):
- - - - VARISE - -  WILLIAMS - -  GERARD - - LAMOUR - - - -
. . . . . . . . . . .   . . . . . . . . . . .   . . . . . . . . * 10  . . . . . . . . . * 20
. . . . . . . .* 29  . . . . . . . . * 30
 
ARP: $17.95 with Mrs. Gerard the winner, and she hit the bonus bell. She receives Chunky candy, a year's supply of RC Cola and a set of sheets and pillow cases.

The winner of the Auto Sweepstakes from three weeks earlier is announced. The total price of the Mercury Comet 404, radio, rug cleaner and carpeting is $2840.83. The five drawn cards and their bids:
1. Jai Sum Kim, Stillwater OK, $2918.12
2. Edward McPherson, Syracuse N Y, $2805.88
3. Monroe Wiggins, Detroit MI, $2378.03
4. Andrew Hancock, McKeesport PA, $3300.87
5. Adela Sanchez, San Antonio TX, $3350.00

The winner is card #2, Edward McPherson. He wins all the prizes and will be flown to New York to be a contestant on the show. The other four will receive a 3-piece set of luggage from American Tourister.

Fourth card Dorothy drew: Mrs. Allen Shook. Final item: a 1965 Mercury Monterrey convertible with a 390-cu. ft. V8 engine, standard transmission, AM/FM radio, air conditioning and more. Price authority: Mercury division, Ford Motor Corporation, Dearborn MI. Bidding on the Monterrey at its FOB delivered price, Detroit MI.

Dorothy opens, with minimums $100:
- - - - VARISE - -  WILLIAMS - -  GERARD - - LAMOUR - - - -
. . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . .   . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . .2000
. . . . . . . . 2100  . . . . . . . 3000  . . . . . . . 3100 . . . . . . . .3300
. . . . . . .* 4100  . . . . . .* 3000  . . . . . . * 4200  . . . . . . .* 3300

ARP: $3383.06, with Dorothy winning for a very happy Mrs. Shook.

Final totals:
- - - - VARISE - - - - WILLIAMS - - - - GERARD - - - -LAMOUR - - - -
. . . . . . . . 1562  . . . . . . . . . 871  . . . . . . . . 360  . . . . . . . . 3383

Dorothy is the big winner, but as per rules, the returning player is Mrs. Varise, whose two-day total is now $2793. She'll return Monday as will Bill from his vacation. Next week's guest player will be Tom Poston.
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