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The TALK Is Right / Has the gap between PIR diehards and newbies closed?
« Last post by silverice878 on July 13, 2018, 12:43:46 PM »
My $0.02:

In some aspects, it has, but in many more, it hasn't. I think the product has slowly, but definitely gotten better (it's most certainly better than it was 7-10 years ago,) but I think some saw the direction the show was heading once Dobkowitz left and Fingers and Richards took over and never came back. Mike and Fingers dug a pretty deep hole in those first few seasons, but I believe the show is right on the cusp of getting out of that hole, if it hasn't already.

Do you believe the gap between Price fans has closed up, or do you think it's grown wider? And why do you think the gap has shrunk or grown?
I love Roger to death, but he needs to just let it go. It's ten years passed, for Christ's sake. What's done is done. Roger makes valid points most times, but it's stuff like this that just makes me shake my head.
Welcome one and all to another installment of the Weekly Pricing Game! As always, thanks to those who submitted forms! This was another good turnout this week! Without you, this wouldn't be possible! On to the results!

Showcase #1 (Splendido!)
Broyhill Attic Heirlooms dining room & Noritake Odessa Gold dinnerware/Crestwood stemware ($5,087)
U-Line wine refrigerator ($1,650)
Hurricane 6-person spa ($11,299)
ARP: $18,036

Showcase #2 (All-American!)
Giant American flag ($542)
Trip to Washington, D.C. (6n) ($3,786)
3 2018 Chevy Cruze sedans! ($18,080 a piece)
ARP: $58,568










Y'all went from one extreme to another on these showcases....Guess that's what they'll do to you sometimes.

On to this week's game....It's Grocery Game! For those uninitiated, the game works like this: You must spend between $20-$22 in grocery Items in order to win. You can make as many purchases as you wish. You have until Friday, July 20 to submit a form. Good luck and all the best, eager shoppers! Link posted below:
The TALK Is Right / Re: Question about the Bob Barker studio
« Last post by Axl on July 13, 2018, 11:13:15 AM »
...and if they are removable, why would they strike the entire set, and leave those behind?

Because Real Time covers up the white floor with black tiling, so it’s not necessary to remove the G-T marks. If a different show used the white floor, they would pull up the marks.

The less they get moved, the less likely they will be damaged during a strike.

I would seriously doubt that there's any regularly-used sound stage in the country that would have a polished concrete floor. It would be way too costly to repair from the usual wear and tear plus any accidental damage that might occur.

Most studios where I have worked do have a concrete floor, although they sometimes add a special sealant on top of the concrete. You’re right, though... they are susceptible to damage and cracking and generally need to be filled and resealed every few years.
The TALK Is Right / Re: "I've waited my whole life to see Bob-- er, I mean, Drew"
« Last post by Axl on July 13, 2018, 11:04:44 AM »
Many people in life are let go from positions, many after a long time. Been there, done that. It stings. But there's also a time to let things go, and value to taking the high road.

My respect for Roger takes a hit every time he allows himself to be baited by Facebook followers (and Stu Shostak, for that matter). I can’t believe he really thinks this could have been a setup by the show’s producers. They have shown on multiple occasions the respect they have for Bob.
1) Roger has every right to his feelings (and to speak his mind on his own Facebook page). I have to wonder why you follow him and keep up with what he has to say if you feel this way about him. On the other hand, you have every right to your feelings and to speak your mind where that's permitted. (You know, just like the way you called him "slimy" -- which isn't exactly taking the high road yourself.)
2) Yes, the entertainment landscape has changed. That doesn't mean that everyone prefers the "new" of doing things. I don't know what the CURRENT ratings are for GSN, but you might recall that as of a few years ago, it was reruns of the 70s "Match Game" that were the highest-rated show on the network, despite plenty of newer shows. Not everything that is "new" happens to be better.

1) I don't follow Roger on Facebook--I just know of these things from threads like this and visiting his profile once in the past.

2) That's right, he has a right to speak his mind...but when he's in the wrong, he deserves to be called out on it. If the show was being run as poorly as he claims it is, then it wouldn't still be on (or #1 in the ratings) 10+ years after he was canned. Making statements like he does makes him seem like a bitter old fool.

3) I would agree with the fact that 70s Match Game was a huge draw for GSN (at least for a while), but I feel like that's an apples-to-oranges comparison. I would be willing to wager that those who were watching it were probably more in your demographic, who have a strong fondness for classic game shows. And while there's nothing wrong with that on the surface, it's an aging demographic, and one that's not going to pay dividends for Price if it wants to remain relevant in the future.

4) You're right, not everybody cares for the "new way" of doing things. But that doesn't mean that he has to disparage the current regime to get that point across. He could just simply say something along the lines of "That's not how I would have done it, but it's a different time and a different staff, and what they're doing is working well for them", and leave it at that. Same thing, but a lot more tactful and doesn't feed into the "haters" on the other side.

I grew up with Bob and Roger watching the show through the 90s/early 2000s, and have respect for what they did for the show, so don't get me wrong. But at some point, he has to come to terms with the fact that "his way" is not the "de-facto" way to run the show anymore.
The TALK Is Right / Re: Question about the Bob Barker studio
« Last post by Off_trak on July 13, 2018, 12:04:20 AM »
The asterisks on the floor are removable. Or they can be covered up with different colored tiles

Those two statements contradict each other.

...and if they are removable, why would they strike the entire set, and leave those behind?
The TALK Is Right / Re: Question about the Bob Barker studio
« Last post by nickdreyer10820 on July 12, 2018, 09:39:54 PM »
Well, this photo answers a question I've wondered about for years. The daisies are apparently a permanent fixture on the floor.

The asterisks on the floor are removable. Or they can be covered up with different colored tiles
Yes, Gina Edwards Nyman is still there. Is she the one who is seen sitting in the front row during the openings in the early 80s?

Is Karen Rusik still there too or did she leave after fingers did?

Karen Russak left the show a couple seasons back.
Unless something's changed recently (which is possible -- I'm still in late April), Sue MacIntyre is also still there.
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