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Lineup Observation from Season 22
« on: July 27, 2021, 07:31:25 PM »
I was looking at the pricing game lineups from Season 22 earlier today and noticed that Golden Road was played on April 14, 1994, and again on April 20th, 1994.

Is this the fewest shows between playings of this game?

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Re: Lineup Observation from Season 22
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2021, 07:54:47 PM »
If you go by airdate, no. 7975D aired on 3/29/91, and 7872D ultimately aired on 4/1/91. However, its production number seems to correspond with 1/15/91, so some shuffling happened.

If you go by the calendar, yes, that is the shortest between production weeks.
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Re: Lineup Observation from Season 22
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2021, 08:57:18 PM »
If you go by airdate, no. 7975D aired on 3/29/91, and 7872D ultimately aired on 4/1/91. However, its production number seems to correspond with 1/15/91, so some shuffling happened.

If you go by the calendar, yes, that is the shortest between production weeks.

What woulda been the reason for this I wonder? Was it planned as such? Or did another game not work or something forcing a shift? Anybody know?

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Re: Lineup Observation from Season 22
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2021, 06:02:29 AM »
What woulda been the reason for this I wonder? Was it planned as such? Or did another game not work or something forcing a shift? Anybody know?

Wild guess: 3 Strikes was getting that new dollar sign screen put on at the time?
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Re: Lineup Observation from Season 22
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2021, 07:37:00 PM »
The game scheduling sheets do have Golden Road originally scheduled on both shows with no apparent substitutions.

However, the planning sheets are completely out of order for 7 weeks of tapings.  My suspicion is that this had something to do with "Barker's Beauties Month," where different models were rotated.

After 9105D, the next taping week scheduled is 9151D; the following week is 9161D, then the weeks go in order of 9111D, 9121D, 9171D, 9131D, 9141D, and 9081D is missing.  Things get back to normal at 9182D and stay in order from there.

If you go by airdate, no. 7975D aired on 3/29/91, and 7872D ultimately aired on 4/1/91. However, its production number seems to correspond with 1/15/91, so some shuffling happened.

I can confirm that 7872D was intended to air on 1/15/91.  4/1/91 is marked with no show; with "Pre-empted shows" listed for 4/1/91 and 4/2/91.

Steve may be able to decipher better than I (or have a better answer!).
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Re: Lineup Observation from Season 22
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2021, 12:31:23 AM »
Steve may be able to decipher better than I (or have a better answer!).

I'm pretty sure I can.  I seem to remember puzzling this out years and years ago, so let me see if I can work my way through it again.

A new taping week started with 9104D.  Barker's Beauties Month started with 9111D, and they planned to skip over it, so they did 9104D and 9105D and then jumped ahead all the way to 9151D through 9154D.  Evidently, they'd planned to tape 9155D through 9165D at the following session, but for reasons that I'm assuming are related to the Northridge Earthquake, that got cancelled, and those shows ended up not taping until after all the other ones we're discussing.

Anyway, when they did get back in the studio, they started Barker's Beauties Month.  Each session, they'd tape the five shows for one of the four weeks, and the sixth taping would be an episode for week 917xD (Monday through Thursday).  At least some of the sixth tapings had staffers acting as Barker's Beauties -- I'm not sure what they did on Monday and Tuesday, but they had Sharon Freim on Wednesday and Fingers on Thursday.

After all that was done, they jumped back to the cancelled tapings.  The session after that, they started with 9175D and 9182D and went forward from there.

Finally, there is no 9181D.  As far as I can tell, it was scrapped to make room for 9041D, which I assume was pre-empted by coverage of the earthquake.

Oh, and for all that confusion, they ended up not hiring any of those models, anyway.
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