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Well they're paying the rights for the 1984 Jeopardy! theme anyways. It's glad that we're even getting to see those, and I'm certainly be going to watch those. Hopefully viewers will be able to decipher better a lot of pop cultural and current events questions that may not be as well known today, which is another reason why I like watching old quizzers.

I myself personally found quite a few episodes from mostly the first decade last summer from a Craigslist find, including about 20 from 1987 that included the end of the inaugural Teen Tournament and most of the first ever Seniors Tournament, and even an early Season 4 episode where WJLA aired out of order by a few days instead of airing a certain episode that went missing in DC. I do hope they show the original consolation plugs at the end instead of editing those out, since some stations (WJLA in particular) edited those out in exchange for a couple more commercials in its place when first run. Season 1 interests me the most due to the unique set used that season as well as some of the audience chatter and of course the strategy of ringing in as soon as the clue is uncovered. Remember the canned groans for an incorrect response that season?

Seasons 4-7 would also be really nice since those never aired in GSN and also bring about some of my earliest childhood memories. I remember being afraid of the Merv Griffin Enterprises "blinking griffin" logo as a kid, but hopefully it won't be plastered over by CBS/Sony, but that's likely what will happen since Sony tends to do a good job at plastering. I even have an episode from early Season 8 in my collection that originally used the Blinking Griffin, but a rerun from the following year on a weekend rerun plastered it over with the short-lived "90s Grifffin" that is modeled after the Columbia logo at the time.

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Technical Support / Re: Post Count Ranks Question
« Last post by PayingTheRent on July 07, 2020, 10:00:00 AM »
I’m pretty sure it’s 10,000 posts for LFaT status.

At my current post rate, I’ll be there in 32 years! 🥴
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Time Is Money -2
Squeeze Play -2
Grocery Game -2

*Money Game -- 38
*3 Strikes -- 36
*Five Price Tags -- 30
*Golden Road -- 28
*Dice Game -- 20
*Pathfinder -- 18
*Make Your Move -- 16
*Any Number -- 14
*Cliffhangers -- 14
*Hi-Lo -- 14
*Shell Game -- 14
*Spelling Bee -- 14
*Ten Chances -- 14
*Do the Math -- 14
*Balance Game -- 12
*Bonus Game -- 12
*Card Game -- 12
*Check Game -- 12
*Check-Out -- 12
*Clock Game -- 12
*Cover Up -- 12
*Danger Price -- 12
*Eazy as 1-2-3 -- 12
*Grand Game -- 12
*Hole in One or Two -- 12
*It's in the Bag -- 12
*Let 'em Roll -- 12
*Master Key -- 12
*Most Expensive -- 12
*One Away -- 12
*Pocket Change -- 12
*Race Game -- 12
*Rat Race -- 12
*Safe Crackers -- 12
*Switcheroo -- 12
*Temptation -- 12
*Vend-o-Price -- 12
*Gas Money -- 11
*Freeze Frame -- 10
*Grocery Game -- 10
*Lucky Seven -- 10
*Magic # -- 10
*Now or Then -- 10
*Pick-a-Pair -- 10
*Plinko -- 10
*Punch-a-Bunch -- 10
*Push Over -- 10
*Shopping Spree -- 10
*Take Two -- 10
*Time I$ Money -- 10
*Bonkers -- 8
*Bullseye '76 -- 8
*Hot Seat -- 8
*Line 'em Up --8
*Squeeze Play -- 8
*Swap Meet -- 8
*Triple Play -- 6
*1/2 Off -- 5
*Bargain Game -- 4


The Coronavirus Graveyard:
77. Pass the Buck
76. Pick-a-Number
75. Coming or Going
74. Pay the Rent
73. Stack the Deck
72. That's Too Much
71. Secret X
70. Range Game
69. More Or Less
68. One Wrong Price
67. Switch?
66. One Right Price
65. Gridlock!
64. 2 for the Price of 1
63. Double Prices
T60. Double Cross
T60. Flip Flop
T60. Side by Side
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Six-year-old me was obsessed with Greed and Winning Lines in 2000, despite their being short-lived.
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Acknowledging PatrickRox80's multiple knockout...

Should have done it that way since I did vote them all off at the same time. Back to business...

-2 from Dice Game for being way too reliant on luck. Taking it down a peg.
-2 from 1/2 Off because its most recent update looks like somebody sneezed on it.
-2 from Bargain Game because that game's newest set looks like it was put together fifteen minutes before airtime.

*Money Game -- 38
*3 Strikes -- 36
*Five Price Tags -- 30
*Golden Road -- 28
*Dice Game -- 20
*Pathfinder -- 18
*Make Your Move -- 16
*Any Number -- 14
*Cliffhangers -- 14
*Hi-Lo -- 14
*Shell Game -- 14
*Spelling Bee -- 14
*Ten Chances -- 14
*Do the Math -- 14
*Balance Game -- 12
*Bonus Game -- 12
*Card Game -- 12
*Check Game -- 12
*Check-Out -- 12
*Clock Game -- 12
*Cover Up -- 12
*Danger Price -- 12
*Eazy as 1-2-3 -- 12
*Grand Game -- 12
*Grocery Game -- 12
*Hole in One or Two -- 12
*It's in the Bag -- 12
*Let 'em Roll -- 12
*Master Key -- 12
*Most Expensive -- 12
*One Away -- 12
*Pocket Change -- 12
*Race Game -- 12
*Rat Race -- 12
*Safe Crackers -- 12
*Switcheroo -- 12
*Temptation -- 12
*Time I$ Money -- 12
*Vend-o-Price -- 12
*Gas Money -- 11
*Freeze Frame -- 10
*Lucky Seven -- 10
*Magic # -- 10
*Now or Then -- 10
*Pick-a-Pair -- 10
*Plinko -- 10
*Punch-a-Bunch -- 10
*Push Over -- 10
*Shopping Spree -- 10
*Squeeze Play -- 10
*Take Two -- 10
*Bonkers -- 8
*Bullseye '76 -- 8
*Hot Seat -- 8
*Line 'em Up --8
*Swap Meet -- 8
*Triple Play -- 6
*1/2 Off -- 5
*Bargain Game -- 4


The Coronavirus Graveyard:
77. Pass the Buck
76. Pick-a-Number
75. Coming or Going
74. Pay the Rent
73. Stack the Deck
72. That's Too Much
71. Secret X
70. Range Game
69. More Or Less
68. One Wrong Price
67. Switch?
66. One Right Price
65. Gridlock!
64. 2 for the Price of 1
63. Double Prices
T60. Double Cross
T60. Flip Flop
T60. Side by Side
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Technical Support / Re: Post Count Ranks Question
« Last post by tpir04 on July 07, 2020, 08:12:00 AM »
Coming in a bit late here, but there's actually a seventh, fairly obscure rank that was added much later -- I forget whether it comes in at 5,000 or 10,000 posts, but if you get there, you probably are a "Loyal Friend and True."

Well I've seen a few members with upwards of 5,000 posts and they are still Double Showcase Winners. Which brings me to the question, is there any non-mod who has 10,000+ posts? I might've seen one in my two year tenure here, couldn't tell you who it was though.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Worst playings of pricing games
« Last post by MrPlinko on July 07, 2020, 07:49:03 AM »
This doesn't qualify as a bad pricing game, but a lady named Beatrice in 1983 who was shown two cars in her showcase, and had no expression or emotion at all when presented.  Bob even prompted her, "Are you alright? We just showed you two cars and you seem like, "Who Cares?"

How she got chosen to "Come on Down" is mind-boggling!

Joe
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Out In Left Field / Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Last post by wpghi5 on July 07, 2020, 01:52:07 AM »
Broadway actor Nick Cordero, known for his roles in “Rock of Ages”, “Waitress”, “Bullets Over Broadway”, and “A Bronx Tale: The Musical,” passed away today, from complications from COVID-19 for several months at the age of 41.

RIP Nick Cordero.  :cry:
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Mr. Yuck was purely just an idea, similar to what would be used in the Danger Round of Taboo in 2003. Unfortunately, unlike Supermarket Sweep, who realized it was a silly idea and discontinued it, Taboo never really got past the idea that the danger round was pointless.
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I see the "Mr. Yuck" ones as the show still finding itself. And in what ways? Let's see... the 2000 season (the one currently on Buzzr) feels like David was leaning on the cue cards more heavily than he had been in 1993 or 1994, like they didn't want teams to have as long in the supermarket (fewer questions in the main game), and they seemingly got a bit tougher with the clues in the Bonus Sweep (probably didn't have as big a budget as they did in the Lifetime era, so probably couldn't afford as many $5,000 wins).

Coulda had less time by 2000 too no? Maybe that explains Sweep time lessening? And given too that David hadn't done Sweep in several years by 2000.....maybe he needed to remember how again a bit at least then? I could possibly see that.
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