The Game Show Forum

The Game Show Forum => GSN® and BUZZR TV® => Topic started by: zachhoran on March 22, 2006, 09:00:42 AM

Title: GSN semi-spoiling new Lingo season?
Post by: zachhoran on March 22, 2006, 09:00:42 AM
The new Lingo season begins airing weeknights at 7:30PM EST starting on 4/3. Those that see one of the commercials for it will get a semi-spoiler about how high the progressive jackpot for a first-ball Lingo in the bonus round will go(starts at $10K and goes up $1K a day until won), so be warned
Title: GSN semi-spoiling new Lingo season?
Post by: daveromanjr on March 22, 2006, 09:40:54 AM
Oh no!!!  Now we know that the jackpot actually does get bigger!  That just ruins the entire new season for me!

Jeez come on, do you not want them to promote the new Jackpot?  If you would even consider it a spoiler, that is the smallest spoiler ever.  Nitpick much?
Title: GSN semi-spoiling new Lingo season?
Post by: zachhoran on March 22, 2006, 09:49:32 AM
[quote name=\'daveromanjr\' date=\'Mar 22 2006, 09:40 AM\']Oh no!!!  Now we know that the jackpot actually does get bigger!  That just ruins the entire new season for me!

Jeez come on, do you not want them to promote the new Jackpot?  If you would even consider it a spoiler, that is the smallest spoiler ever.  Nitpick much?
[snapback]113791[/snapback]
[/quote]

Networks doing minor and major spoilers before game shows air is a pet peeve some have here is all. They could have promoted the jackpot without showing clips of Chuck announcing an amount over $10K, but they didn't.
Title: GSN semi-spoiling new Lingo season?
Post by: BrandonFG on March 22, 2006, 09:58:49 AM
[quote name=\'zachhoran\' date=\'Mar 22 2006, 09:49 AM\'][quote name=\'daveromanjr\' date=\'Mar 22 2006, 09:40 AM\']Oh no!!!  Now we know that the jackpot actually does get bigger!  That just ruins the entire new season for me!

Jeez come on, do you not want them to promote the new Jackpot?  If you would even consider it a spoiler, that is the smallest spoiler ever.  Nitpick much?
[snapback]113791[/snapback]
[/quote]

Networks doing minor and major spoilers before game shows air is a pet peeve some have here is all. They could have promoted the jackpot without showing clips of Chuck announcing an amount over $10K, but they didn't.
[snapback]113792[/snapback]
[/quote]
It would be one thing if GSN said someone would win $XX,000 on April Xnd. So what, they showed a big dollar amount? How do we know that that will be the jackpot that's won? It could get much higher than that, which makes more sense to me--get the viewers' hopes up about a nice jackpot, only to find that it's not won. Therefore, viewers keep tuning in to see when the jackpot WILL be won. Like Dave said, we already know there's a progressive jackpot involved. Showing how high it'll potentially get is hardly an issue.

I think GSN knows what they're doing, so let them do their job, instead of telling them how to do it.
Title: GSN semi-spoiling new Lingo season?
Post by: Don Howard on March 22, 2006, 10:51:03 AM
I love progressive jackpot shows. Love them to pieces. Guess that's what drew me in to Bowling For Dollars, Dialing For Dollars, Money Movie 7 and the United Artists Prize Movie as a youth.
Even though the shows were local and the cash awards not so high, there was always the allure of "how high will it get?". And those programs were LIVE! so they couldn't be spoiled.
Title: GSN semi-spoiling new Lingo season?
Post by: FOXSportsFan on March 22, 2006, 02:15:22 PM
I'm with you, Don...the growing jackpot is a positive.
Title: GSN semi-spoiling new Lingo season?
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on March 22, 2006, 02:30:16 PM
Unless I'm missing something...Don was being sarcastic.

And for the record, I think progressive jackpots suck.
Title: GSN semi-spoiling new Lingo season?
Post by: Don Howard on March 22, 2006, 02:52:07 PM
[quote name=\'Modor\' date=\'Mar 22 2006, 02:30 PM\']Unless I'm missing something...Don was being sarcastic.
[snapback]113812[/snapback]
[/quote]
Usually, Mark, you read me very well. But today you're mistaken. No sarcasm this time. So we have a tie. The Sports Fan votes yea. The Odor Man votes nay. Dick Cheney will now break the deadlock.
There is no right or wrong opinion on this. To each their own.
Title: GSN semi-spoiling new Lingo season?
Post by: davemackey on March 22, 2006, 04:15:50 PM
[quote name=\'Don Howard\' date=\'Mar 22 2006, 02:52 PM\']Dick Cheney will now break the deadlock.
[snapback]113815[/snapback]
[/quote]
I sure feel for the loser in that transaction!
Title: GSN semi-spoiling new Lingo season?
Post by: BrandonFG on March 22, 2006, 08:09:20 PM
[quote name=\'Modor\' date=\'Mar 22 2006, 02:30 PM\']And for the record, I think progressive jackpots suck.
[snapback]113812[/snapback]
[/quote]
I'm not trying to be snide here, but I'm really curious...what DO you like? :-P
Title: GSN semi-spoiling new Lingo season?
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on March 22, 2006, 08:28:55 PM
Umm...non-progressive jackpots? :)

Seriously...I don't see anything in them besides the "more money" factor.  I don't like the fact that Cindy gets stuck with a crappy celeb, after winning the first two games.  Joe Blow, who isn't very good gets lucky, and his celeb. partner bails him out on both his puzzle solutions.

Joe Blow also gets lucky and gets all 10, winning $50,000.  Joe Blow gets smeared in his next game.

Contestant David Smith comes in, and wins 5 straight games; and 5 straight Super Password rounds, and yet only wins $25,000.
Title: GSN semi-spoiling new Lingo season?
Post by: zachhoran on March 22, 2006, 08:52:04 PM
[quote name=\'Modor\' date=\'Mar 22 2006, 08:28 PM\']Umm...non-progressive jackpots? :)

Seriously...I don't see anything in them besides the "more money" factor.  I don't like the fact that Cindy gets stuck with a crappy celeb, after winning the first two games.  Joe Blow, who isn't very good gets lucky, and his celeb. partner bails him out on both his puzzle solutions.

Joe Blow also gets lucky and gets all 10, winning $50,000.  Joe Blow gets smeared in his next game.

Contestant David Smith comes in, and wins 5 straight games; and 5 straight Super Password rounds, and yet only wins $25,000.
[snapback]113850[/snapback]
[/quote]

Progressive jackpots on a show without returning champions is no more fair. I wonder if GSN really WILL run the shows in order, despite the progressive jackpots dictating them to do so. Feud has returning champions(no progressive jackpots) but doesn't run the shows in the order of taping, so we see a different champion from the show beforehand sometimes.
Title: GSN semi-spoiling new Lingo season?
Post by: Robert Hutchinson on March 22, 2006, 09:34:28 PM
I dislike progressive jackpots for the same reason as Mark, and for another reason--it's lazy budgeting. :)
Title: GSN semi-spoiling new Lingo season?
Post by: Don Howard on March 23, 2006, 08:18:16 AM
[quote name=\'Modor\' date=\'Mar 22 2006, 08:28 PM\']Contestant David Smith comes in, and wins 5 straight games; and 5 straight Super Password rounds, and yet only wins $25,000.
[snapback]113850[/snapback]
[/quote]
OK. I take your point. But do you agree with the way $ale of the Century handled it during the Winners' (or is it Winner's?) Big Money Game period where the cash award increased per win by an individual contestant ($5000 first time, $6000 second time and so on then back to $5000 when a new champ took over)? This way a winner wasn't disadvantaged by their timing.
Title: GSN semi-spoiling new Lingo season?
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on March 23, 2006, 11:50:03 AM
[quote name=\'Don Howard\' date=\'Mar 23 2006, 08:18 AM\'][quote name=\'Modor\' date=\'Mar 22 2006, 08:28 PM\']Contestant David Smith comes in, and wins 5 straight games; and 5 straight Super Password rounds, and yet only wins $25,000.
[snapback]113850[/snapback]
[/quote]
OK. I take your point. But do you agree with the way $ale of the Century handled it during the Winners' (or is it Winner's?) Big Money Game period where the cash award increased per win by an individual contestant ($5000 first time, $6000 second time and so on then back to $5000 when a new champ took over)? This way a winner wasn't disadvantaged by their timing.
[snapback]113883[/snapback]
[/quote]
Indeed.  I actually make an exception when it comes to $ale--I enjoy all 3 of the bonus formats the show used.
Title: GSN semi-spoiling new Lingo season?
Post by: TLEberle on March 23, 2006, 12:43:09 PM
"Sale of the Century" did it best, I think, because to even get a shot at the bigger prizes, you had to win enough games to get there. (I liked this about the 1978 version of "Jeopardy!" as well.) On "Hot Potato" or "Blockbusters 87" and so on, you could at least keep coming back to win the money, and you had the doubled tension of 1) are the champions going to win again and 2) are they finally going to knock off the bonus.

I'm less irked by the building cash jackpot that "Sale" had while shopping, after all, you're still taking home at least $56,000, and probably more. With Super Password, it could vary from $5,000 on up. Would that stop me from trying out for "Lingo," given the chance? Hells no. Will I watch the new season when I get a chance. Absolutely. The bonus round is merely an add-on, the pulling of the balls is a glue for the game so it's not just solving five-letter words for a point each.
Title: GSN semi-spoiling new Lingo season?
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on March 28, 2006, 11:46:37 AM
I think that Blockbusters 87 had a useless jackpot system, too. Although every champion built up their own jackpot, that just meant that you could mess up your first nine gold runs, and then get paid for them all by winning the tenth.
Title: GSN semi-spoiling new Lingo season?
Post by: Don Howard on March 28, 2006, 01:20:44 PM
[quote name=\'rollercoaster87\' post=\'114446\' date=\'Mar 28 2006, 11:46 AM\']
I think that Blockbusters 87 had a useless jackpot system, too. Although every champion built up their own jackpot, that just meant that you could mess up your first nine gold runs, and then get paid for them all by winning the tenth.
[/quote]
Plus $100 for every answer you got right in those nine failed attempts across the board.
You're making more money for not nailing them all than if you'd won them all.