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Offline CJBojangles

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« Reply #855 on: March 22, 2021, 01:07:37 PM »
Or final game playings perhaps/focuses on retired games?

USA has put together themed Law & Order marathons from less content every week for YEARS now. The possibilities with Price are endless.

/"Tune in next week for the 'Dian looks disinterested' Barker Era marathon!"

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« Reply #856 on: March 22, 2021, 01:16:43 PM »
Other good ideas for these specials are marathons featuring a single game (Plinko, Golden Road, and Super Ball! come to mind in particular), bloopers, episodes featuring a chat from Barker's Beauties, and way down the road, premieres of new games.
I love all of these.  You could add "Showcases with dialogue" to this, as in, actually talking in the showcase.

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« Reply #857 on: March 22, 2021, 01:40:27 PM »
I love all of these.  You could add "Showcases with dialogue" to this, as in, actually talking in the showcase.

Weren't there a lot of these - the Barker's Cheerleaders showcases come to mind?

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« Reply #858 on: March 22, 2021, 02:36:22 PM »
TPIR News and Obi Wan Kniblik as well. I'm sure there are others

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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #859 on: March 22, 2021, 02:45:54 PM »
Other good ideas for these specials are marathons featuring a single game (Plinko, Golden Road, and Super Ball! come to mind in particular), bloopers, episodes featuring a chat from Barker's Beauties, and way down the road, premieres of new games.


Great idea.  You could add the Check Game into that mix.  With the 40th anniversary of Blank Check coming up, it would serve as a great opportunity for them to have that marathon.  Of course, I imagine they'll actually do that with Plinko in early 2023

Speaking of Plinko, and with the addition of new episodes with the Phone Home Game, I didn't mention the obvious: Big Money wins in cash games.  Probably $5000+ in Plinko & Punch a Bunch, $10,000 (or $5000) in PHG, and an outright victory in Grand Game
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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #860 on: March 22, 2021, 03:42:19 PM »
Great idea.  You could add the Check Game into that mix.  With the 40th anniversary of Blank Check coming up, it would serve as a great opportunity for them to have that marathon.  Of course, I imagine they'll actually do that with Plinko in early 2023

Considering how they've promoted episodes that feature it......that would seem to make total sense to me. Of all the ideas being floated, I'd say that one may be most likely to come to pass sooner than later.

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« Reply #861 on: March 22, 2021, 04:33:12 PM »
Considering how they've promoted episodes that feature it......that would seem to make total sense to me. Of all the ideas being floated, I'd say that one may be most likely to come to pass sooner than later.

Yeah, you're probably right.  Not need to wait that long.  Of course they could have one soon and still do one with episodes added after the first marathon
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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #862 on: March 30, 2021, 12:58:46 PM »
The Barker Era channel has won PlutoTV's annual "Battle of the Fandoms" social media tournament. It triumphed over "Deal or No Deal," "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" and "The Love Boat" en route to a crushing defeat (in more ways than one, being a Trekker as I am) of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" in the final.

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« Reply #863 on: March 31, 2021, 08:25:36 PM »
I sure hope this will motivate them to pump out more episodes!

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« Reply #864 on: March 31, 2021, 09:35:06 PM »
I sure hope this will motivate them to pump out more episodes!

If they need a "March Madness" victory or the PlutoTV version of it to pump out more episodes, then we won't finish airing the final 25 years of the Barker Era until the year 2100.

Someone mentioned elsewhere that Pluto might start at 4994 tomorrow, and then go back to 4581 after that.  I had to laugh; that would be cruel but man, sometimes a cruel April Fool's joke is worth it (so as long as no one gets hurt or worse).  Another joke would be to continue through 5005 and then reset.  It would get PHG's first 5 appearances in but then crush but then crush several hearts when it's made official that they aren't adding anymore episodes to the rotation right now
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« Reply #865 on: April 01, 2021, 04:06:49 PM »
Has 4/1/83 aired at all today? I thought if there was any time to break it out, now would be it.

(Then again, they've aired the Christmas episodes long after Christmas ended...)

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« Reply #866 on: April 01, 2021, 04:49:57 PM »
I haven't checked.  If they were, it probably wouldn't air until 11 PM Eastern.  AFAIK, they haven't (I would've known about it if they did).


I'm guessing it's a definite NO for Pluto airing it.  Sure they aired the Christmas episodes post-Christmas (and before the holiday).  Likewise, they aired the New Year's episode on 12/31 AND the Valentine's Day episode on 02/14.  The difference is that those were part of the cycle.  April Fools 1983 was skipped outright
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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #867 on: April 03, 2021, 06:17:06 PM »
Has 4/1/83 aired at all today? I thought if there was any time to break it out, now would be it.

(Then again, they've aired the Christmas episodes long after Christmas ended...)

Is that the one that I remember, where a contestant named Beatrice, with seemingly no personality at all, is shown two cars in the Showcase, and she just looks at them stone-faced. Bob even says, "Are you all right? We just showed you two cares, and you were like, "Who Cares?"

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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #868 on: April 06, 2021, 02:29:39 PM »
It bothered me 40 years ago, bothers me even now. 
The turntable, particularly, the quilted flats that replaced the stucco.
I didnít realize it happened so soon after their debut, but they began to sag and pucker.
As an 18 year old college student in 1983 I would watch at 3pm on WBBM Chicago in my dorm, after a full day of Radio-TV-Film classes.  I would fume.  How did they roll tape on a show where the prime piece of the set was unpresentable.
Then I would eventually go home on spring or winter break and watch WBZ Eyewitness News.  And what would I see?  The carpeting on the front of the riser on which the anchor desk rested was untacked and peeling back?  A full 36 inches. 
I would later get into  the local news business where my fastidious set fetish found an avenue of expression.
Point is, to all aspiring directors, check the set prior to air time to make sure there are no blatant blemishes that might drive the viewer to write a blog entry forty years after the fact.
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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #869 on: April 10, 2021, 05:50:58 PM »
Not on the Tweeter yet but promos running today for a "Casino Sunday" 4/18 featuring Poker Game and Hit Me.
I would imagine there will be some Card Game sprinkled into those Poker/Hit Me selected shows too.
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