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Out In Left Field / Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Last post by Trevor Tuominen on September 17, 2020, 01:24:38 PM »
About the font, itís been used since the beginning. Thatís like if Jeopardy! updated its clue font from Korrina. Agree with the rest though.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Last post by imhomerjay on September 17, 2020, 01:17:44 PM »
The wheel grippers are the least of the issues. They are a far more reasonable approach than gloves for reasons stated, or editing out someone sanitizing the wheel after each spin.

I understand budgets are real, but if I had a magic endless bank account, Iíd begin with updating the wheelís look. The font is so incredibly stale at this point.

And yeah, within reason sprinkle some more money into the values. Those long stretches where the only suspense is whether the player will land on 5, 6 or 7 hundred are boring as heck.

And the set. Blech. The video wall showing some image of whatever the theme is for the week comes across like a half-aóed, cheap newscast backdrop. And it ties into the long past the point of being interesting set of the week. This many years in, itís got all the freshness of spoiled milk. But it points to the bigger issue: itís a fairly simplistic word game, and throwing random cóp on the set is one of the few ways to cover that weakness.

The puzzles are either wildly outdated, not remotely commonly used or stretching the category to the limit. Maybe all of the above on a bad day.

I have great respect for Mike Richards and how he updated Price and Deal. With Jeopardy, I suspect he is smart enough to continue the path theyíve been on with regard to gradual, periodic tweaks. But Jeopardy at its core remains solid. Wheel doesnít have that advantage, nor the greater space to work with like Price and Deal. He has his work cut out for him.

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Out In Left Field / Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Last post by TPIRfan#9821 on September 17, 2020, 12:57:49 PM »
First and foremost, you really do not need to come at me the way you did.
But the show's puzzles for the last few years have tended to stay away from most references in the last decade or so. There's almost no reference to current events,

Come on; the annual [INSERT FOOTBALL TEAM HERE] ARE SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS and space news like MOON LANDING FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY in Headline, the category for current events, isn't enough for you?   :P

I'll continue to jokingly advocate for bringing back the $175 as a pseudo-penalty space and a retro callback if it allows us to bring back the $1,000. But I'm not in the director's seat, so there isn't anything I can do. I echo urbanpreppie0004's sentiments.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Last post by RatRace10 on September 17, 2020, 12:46:47 PM »
Now that I agree with. Why are they still offering trips? It was said somewhere that Wheel switch to trips only because that's what Harry Friedman wanted. They do occasionally offer shopping sprees, but only as the Prize Wedge and never the Prize Puzzle.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Family Feud: Season 22 (and the show in general)
« Last post by TPIRFan1995 on September 17, 2020, 12:09:17 PM »
October 5th will be the start of the new season and Steve's 10th year as host.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Last post by urbanpreppie0004 on September 17, 2020, 12:07:16 PM »
Thinking about it, Iím less interested in how Wheel presents their changes, which seem fine, as the fact that the show is just tired.

I'm hoping that Mike Richards does SOMETHING. It needs a refresh- from the puzzles, to the lopsided wheel amounts, and the prize offerings.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Last post by urbanpreppie0004 on September 17, 2020, 12:03:42 PM »
First of all...I really want you to stop and think long and hard about gloves and why that is the absolute most ridiculous and stupid thing to use. Period. Seriously. Just think about it. If you can't figure out why, you have some serious problems. *cough* common sense *cough* They're doing the best they can to make sure that they produce shows safely. It's not like any of us thought last year and said we'd be going through all of this in 2020. It's a different time for all of us and we have to make the best with what we can.

Furthermore, Wheel (and J!) are an escape for people from the harsh realities of the world. We are bombarded with COVID this and COVID that on every side - the news, social media, when we go out and about. You're pissed because you think they (Wheel) have not changed enough for COVID and they don't talk about it on end. What do you want Pat to do? Take up a whole round's worth of time to talk about COVID and what they've done and what you can do? Why can't we have a time where we just relax and have fun and let the problems around us just pause? What you're saying is you want them to produce the show all around COVID and make that the center point of the whole show. What do you want the puzzles to be?

"DON'T FORGET TO WEAR YOU MASK"
"DID YOU WASH YOUR HANDS?"
"STAY SIX FEET APART"
"CORONAVIRUS"
"DON'T TOUCH YOUR FACE"
"DR. ANTHONY FAUCI"

No. Just no. Pat described what they did very succinctly and to the point so as not to take away from valuable show time. Getting a set upgrade/refresh would be nice, but regardless they're doing their part to comply with social distancing meaures in order to produce shows that will potientally make people very rich and give people at home 1/2 hour of fun and enjoyment.

First and foremost, you really do not need to come at me the way you did.
Second- the white thing (as Pat as said) look ridiculous. They could have done so many other things- gloves or hand sanitizer (and easily edited them using it out) and decided not to. Other sources have even commented on how they look: https://www.vulture.com/2020/09/wheel-of-fortune-season-38-covid-19-changes.html
Third- When i meant the puzzles and addressing current events- i wasn't talking about COVID, not at all. But the show's puzzles for the last few years have tended to stay away from most references in the last decade or so. There's almost no reference to current events, modern pop culture, and the prize puzzle is something you can see from a mile away.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Last post by imhomerjay on September 17, 2020, 12:00:16 PM »
Thinking about it, Iím less interested in how Wheel presents their changes, which seem fine, as the fact that the show is just tired. I get there arenít opportunities like a new clue presenter a la Ken Jennings. And Sajak is who he is. Heís not going to tweak his style.

I do believe shows have a shelf life, and perhaps Wheel has simply reached the point where itís just surviving on inertia. Itís just the nature of the beast.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Family Feud: Season 22 (and the show in general)
« Last post by Reloaden on September 17, 2020, 11:46:39 AM »
I thought Feud was going to try the virtual audience? It's going to be interesting Steve works well with an audience.



Feud has been stale for years its the same old song and dance.
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Out In Left Field / Rare local only Family Feud from 1991-92 season
« Last post by pricefan18 on September 17, 2020, 11:28:14 AM »
Came across this last night and found it really interesting. It's a Combs era Feud that was done strictly for the Seattle area (confirmed by the uploader who was part of it) involving two local news and radio networks there. I didn't know this type of thing was done before. Makes me wonder how much other stuff like this exists and has just not been seen. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eFZZ_dhilQ&lc=Ugx1NhJK3ewzwurLm0t4AaABAg.9Dh5gFNOLZ69Dhhp8g0nMB&ab_channel=TimHunter
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