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chargeradiocom

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« Reply #90 on: August 02, 2022, 01:01:25 AM »
ICYMI, the new Jeopardy! and Wheel channels dropped today on Pluto TV—channels 1005 & 1006 respectively.

This article gives a bit more detail on the channels’ contents. TBH, BUZZR doesn’t need to be too worried about these channels muscling into the classic lane.

https://thestreamable.com/news/plutotv-launches-jeopardy-wheel-of-fortune-free-streaming-channels-with-250-alex-trebek-episodes

Many of the eps in the current package are also On Demand. J! is kind of slim pickings pre-2013, but at least the early days have a presence… which is more than can be said for Wheel.

One other item of note: Apparently as part of the deal, Sony is also working on some new game show projects for CBS.

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« Reply #91 on: August 02, 2022, 02:53:02 PM »
Aversion to classics, J! slightly getting it better than Wheel?

That's Sony in a nutshell.
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« Reply #92 on: August 02, 2022, 04:55:07 PM »
Quote from: Sony
“Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are longtime staples of American pop culture and entertainment, and I know Pluto TV audiences will love watching classic episodes of these beloved shows over and over again.”
I know press release quotes are usually something that sounds like it would come from the company rep, but I can't think of a single classic Wheel moment from the last five years*. At least the shopping eps. would invoke a sense of nostalgia for Gen-Z or millennials who stumble across the channel, kinda like Classic Concentration and $ale do on Buzzr.

*/Solving a puzzle with one letter or whatever moment turned into a clickbait article doesn't count
//Besides I'm being rhetorical
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« Reply #93 on: August 02, 2022, 06:43:07 PM »
I can't think of a single classic Wheel moment from the last five years

There was the three weeks Vanna hosted in 2019-2020, but those were not among the On Demand episodes. Never know, maybe the channel will air them.

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« Reply #94 on: August 02, 2022, 09:11:36 PM »
I can't think of a single classic Wheel moment from the last five years*.
*/Solving a puzzle with one letter or whatever moment turned into a clickbait article doesn't count

Rhetoricality aside, I can name precisely three:

* Vanna hosting (with sub-moments for both "Disney characters co-host" and "Pat's daughter co-hosts")
* They gave away an entire house
* Three $100K wins over three consecutive days. (Which the discourse around got annoying, fast, but it WAS a moment)

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« Reply #95 on: August 02, 2022, 10:27:38 PM »
Rhetoricality aside, I can name precisely three:

* Vanna hosting (with sub-moments for both "Disney characters co-host" and "Pat's daughter co-hosts")
* They gave away an entire house
* Three $100K wins over three consecutive days. (Which the discourse around got annoying, fast, but it WAS a moment)
One from this year I fondly remember was the woman who's kids didn't want to be named on TV in case she blew it, and then she did, in fact, blow it.

And then while not your typical game show moment, but still probably noteworthy was that a former voice of Barney was a contestant and IIRC won going away.

/What year was the Hawaii episode that had the couples all guessing horse puzzles in speed-up?
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chargeradiocom

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« Reply #96 on: August 03, 2022, 01:09:56 AM »
At least the shopping eps. would invoke a sense of nostalgia for Gen-Z or millennials who stumble across the channel, kinda like Classic Concentration and $ale do on Buzzr.
You wouldn’t really even have to go all the way back to the Shopping era. Just the trilon board, <|$25,000|> sign, and unlimited Free Spin pancakes would make for some good millennial nostalgia.

There was the three weeks Vanna hosted in 2019-2020, but those were not among the On Demand episodes. Never know, maybe the channel will air them.
* Vanna hosting (with sub-moments for both "Disney characters co-host" and "Pat's daughter co-hosts")
Are the Vanna-hosted episodes really classic, though? I didn’t think they were particularly well-received, though given the situation & lack of prep time, it (rightly) didn’t seem that Vanna got too much flack personally for it.