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SuperMatch93

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Re: "The little things" you miss on shows
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2022, 02:15:35 PM »
That one Family Dollar-sponsored show from a few years back (Save to Win, I think it was called?) used eggcrate scoring for the contestant readouts.
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Steve Gavazzi

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Re: "The little things" you miss on shows
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2022, 02:24:56 PM »
I'm surprised not too many shows haven't tried to replicate the look of eggcrates or vanes, but using the monitors. Outside of Contestants Row...

For what it's worth, this is also the case with Any Number.  The 1s give it away -- they're centered instead of right-justified.

TimK2003

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« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2022, 04:20:23 PM »
Weekday syndicated shows with celebrities that remained on the show for the entire week!

Not sure if Donnymid was the first to start this change of course, or if it went as far back as David Sparks' Cross Wits.

Chelsea Thrasher

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« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2022, 08:57:32 PM »
Not sure if Donnymid was the first to start this change of course, or if it went as far back as David Sparks' Cross Wits.

Something I caught when GSN reran the show in the late 2000s (and an episode guide absolutely refreshed my memory): A LOT of "weeks" are only three shows long. I'm guessing like Wheel they were taping six shows a day in a 3/3 split with a celeb refresh during the break (and between shows during theme weeks or sometimes just because). Even the Dick Clark "week" only had three, with a different partner each show, same for the tournaments being fixed to a three day stunt.  This is true for almost every taping with very few exceptions (an early week with Kathy Najimy/Ed Begley Jr did 4 shows)

SuperSweeper

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Re: "The little things" you miss on shows
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2022, 11:26:15 AM »
Forgot one…I miss seeing shows airing in order, and the host welcoming you to a new show or telling you to tune in tomorrow/Monday for the next exciting episode. You get to see the kinks ironed out in real time. With the exception of the season premiere, most shows air in whatever order so that we see a big win first.

I agree on that one too.  Problem is that - outside of Jeopardy - I can't think of another show that has returning champions, which makes it easy not to air them in taping order.  Sometimes I can't figure out how they decide which order to run them in.  If there are big wins, they can "strategically" place them, but what about typical generic show x vs show y where nothing special happens - sometimes we've seen by episode numbers that those run out of order too, which doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Another thing I miss are the eggcrate scoreboards that so many shows used.  There's just a certain charm about them.

Family Feud and Master Minds also have returning champions, though they are rare on the latter.

aaron sica

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Re: "The little things" you miss on shows
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2022, 03:00:29 PM »
I feel like I mentioned it somewhere around here already, but the shot on Wheel of Fortune at the end, zooming out with the host and hostess in the center of the wheel waving/saying goodbye.

Jeremy Nelson

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Re: "The little things" you miss on shows
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2022, 04:18:45 PM »
I miss Wheel of Fortune having a looser wheel. A little more give heightens the anticipation of a game changing space approaching arrow. Now it feels like no spin lasts longer than three seconds. I don’t need it to spin forever like Australia’s wheel, but let the wheel be a wheel for a reason.

Moving set pieces revealing the bonus round.