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Title: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: NickintheATL on April 20, 2017, 01:38:02 PM
Here is the long list of celebs playing in the new season (copied from ABC's press release (http://www.disneyabcpress.com/abc/shows/100000-pyramid/press-releases/)):

Ken Jeong (ABC’s “Dr. Ken”) vs Dave Foley (ABC’s “Dr. Ken”)
Cam Newton (The Carolina Panthers) vs Brandon Marshall (The New York Giants)
Tom Bergeron (ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”) vs Jennifer Nettles (Grammy®-Award winning singer)
Margaret Cho (stand-up comedian/actress) vs Michael Rapaport (actor)
Wendie Malick (actress) vs Jesse Palmer (ABC’s “Good Morning America”)
Dr. Mehmet Oz (“The Dr. Oz Show”) vs Retta (“Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce”)
Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live”) vs Debi Mazar (“Younger”)
Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live”) vs Sasheer Zamata (“Saturday Night Live”)
David Arquette (actor) vs RuPaul (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”)
Justin Hartley (“This is Us”) vs Chrissy Metz (“This is Us”)
Eric Decker (The New York Jets) vs Apolo Ohno (US Olympic Athlete)
Rachael Ray (“The Rachael Ray Show”) vs Curtis Stone (chef and restaurateur)
Vanessa Williams (singer/actress) vs Gary Cole (actor)
Lance Bass (N’Sync) vs Joey Fatone (N’Sync)
Kyle Busch (professional NASCAR race driver) vs Lara Spencer (ABC’s “Good Morning America”)
Usher (Grammy®-Award winning singer) vs Robin Thicke (singer/songwriter)
Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) vs Erin Andrews (ESPN / ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”)
Ali Wentworth (actress/comedian) vs Kathy Najimy (actress/comedian)
Kathy Najimy (actress/comedian) vs Yvette Nicole Brown (“The Odd Couple”)
Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”) vs LL Cool J (“Lip Sync Battle”)
Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”) vs Willie Garson (“Sex and the City”)
Taye Diggs (actor/model) vs Jenna Fischer (“The Office”)
Cobie Smulders (Marvel’s “The Avengers”) vs Ryan Eggold (“The Blacklist: Redemption”)
Richard Kind (actor) vs Rachel Dratch (ABC’s “Imaginary Mary”)
Kal Penn (ABC’s “Designated Survivor”) vs Abby Elliott (“Odd Mom Out”)
Billy Gardell (“Mike & Molly”) vs Kate Flannery (“The Office”)
Von Miller (The Denver Broncos)
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: Kevin Prather on April 20, 2017, 02:38:24 PM
Glad to see Kathy and Yvette coming back. I don't remember, did Dr. Ken do well last season? Either way, I was hoping to see more names from last season return.
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: BrandonFG on April 20, 2017, 02:58:04 PM
Glad to see Kathy and Yvette coming back. I don't remember, did Dr. Ken do well last season? Either way, I was hoping to see more names from last season return.
I know Tisha Campbell beat him in one match, and won 50K with her partner. However, I wanna say he won the other match.

Some really solid names this season, and I like the common matchups like cast members or football players. Nice way to get a little "sibling rivalry" going. :)

/Dr. Oz vs. Daphne Oz from The Chew would've been a nice touch...
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: WhammyPower on April 20, 2017, 04:49:51 PM
Von Miller (The Denver Broncos)
Pyramid with one celeb?
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: Chief-O on April 20, 2017, 04:53:10 PM
Here is the long list of celebs playing in the new season (copied from ABC's press release (http://www.disneyabcpress.com/abc/shows/100000-pyramid/press-releases/)):
(snip)
Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) vs Erin Andrews (ESPN / ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”)

That's all for me. I'm sure I'll watch all the others, but this will be the biggie for me (for obvious reasons!)
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: The Pyramids on April 20, 2017, 07:18:04 PM
When I saw the headline on the big board I thought someone was just going to rehash the guests on Dick Clark's second 100K season. Glad to see it was better than that.

Looking forward to the 'This Is Us' pair-up
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: clemon79 on April 20, 2017, 09:35:21 PM
Von Miller (The Denver Broncos)
Pyramid with one celeb?
Who's Von Miller? I'd argue that even with an opponent, that's one celebrity and Von Miller.
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: Otm Shank on April 20, 2017, 10:37:15 PM
Who's Von Miller? I'd argue that even with an opponent, that's one celebrity and Von Miller.

Von Miller was the MVP of Super Bowl 50, and recently was mentioned in the Tom Brady uniform theft, because Miller's helmet was stolen by the same guy. But, you are right, he is not a household name.

If I were to make a guess, the idea was to have Miller and Cam Newton play against each other, as a rematch of Super Bowl 50. By having a Giants (former Jets) player in there, it looks like he was the backup guest for a football themed show, and presumably local.

The audience ticket site is listing some of the guests, but it doesn't solve the discrepancy.
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: BrandonFG on April 20, 2017, 10:43:02 PM
Von's had a few commercial deals too, mainly Old Spice. I think he also had a cameo on SNL after winning the Super Bowl.

I know that ABC wants big names and all in order to get that youth demo, but I do wonder how these guys will be at actually playing the game. I'm only gonna be so psyched about the most popular athletes playing to a 15-12 game of Pyramid. Poor players, no matter how popular, make for bad television.

/There are more parallels between Pyramid and football than I expected
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: TimK2003 on April 20, 2017, 10:44:08 PM
Von Miller (The Denver Broncos)
Pyramid with one celeb?
Who's Von Miller? I'd argue that even with an opponent, that's one celebrity and Von Miller.

I say the same thing about Eric Decker. ;)
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: BillCullen1 on April 21, 2017, 10:46:40 AM
Glad to see Kathy and Yvette coming back. I don't remember, did Dr. Ken do well last season? Either way, I was hoping to see more names from last season return. 

Dr. Ken won $100K for his partner, so yes, he did well. I believe they also have an unaired show with Rosie O'Donnell and Kathy Najimy from last season. BTW, has anyone tried getting tickets? I got notices saying they were all gone for the shows I picked.

I wonder if RuPaul will "dress up" for the occasion.
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: SuperSweeper on April 21, 2017, 11:22:50 AM
I believe they also have an unaired show with Rosie O'Donnell and Kathy Najimy from last season.

It was actually with Peri Gilpin and Ice-T. I'm not sure if the 2nd Rosie/Kathy show intentionally took that slot or if they had already planned to let that episode go unaired.
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: jjman920 on April 21, 2017, 11:32:48 AM
I believe they also have an unaired show with Rosie O'Donnell and Kathy Najimy from last season.

It was actually with Peri Gilpin and Ice-T. I'm not sure if the 2nd Rosie/Kathy show intentionally took that slot or if they had already planned to let that episode go unaired.
The 2nd Rosie/Kathy show was completely unplanned and done because the gameplay between the two was so good. So, I'm sure that, up to that point, they probably did plan on airing Peri Gilpin/Ice-T. Hopefully, it gets tacked on to this season.
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: Fedya on April 21, 2017, 06:41:07 PM
Can the football players be worse than:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zom8BBSEcfE
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: BillCullen1 on April 22, 2017, 09:00:49 AM
I got a ticket for Monday at 12 noon. Celebs will be Apolo Ohno, Eric Decker, Rachel Ray and Curtis Stone. So I'm seeing athletes and chefs facing off, so to speak.
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: BillCullen1 on April 25, 2017, 09:42:08 AM
So I went to the taping yesterday. It was athletes and chefs playing, so I wasn't expecting stellar game play. I will say no more. Stuff I can tell you:

The desks now also display the $100K logo in addition to the answers.

The borders on the category and big boards now have a light around them that can be red or white

And here's the biggie:
The big board now has a digital clock that counts down the 60 seconds. It's on top of the top category and the person giving the clues can see it. It is superimposed since it wasn't there during the rest of the show.

The celebs came out before the taping and sat with the contestants. I thought "Hey, they're doing a Cullen opening." But then they got up and went backstage. I think they came out for publicity shots. So they did a normal opening.

Strahan did talk to the audience at times. Tom Kelly was the warmup guy. Taping went pretty smoothly with only a couple of stopdowns. They started and finished on schedule.

At the end of each show, the celebs stand in front of the Winner's Circle with Strahan for a photo. Apolo Ohno is shorter that I thought and Eric Stone is taller than Strahan by a couple of inches.

I had to sign a release form. It says not to release info on the outcome, including the celebs. But they have the celebs names on the ticket website. Go figure.
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: Jay Temple on April 25, 2017, 10:14:45 AM
Vanessa Williams (singer/actress) vs Gary Cole (actor)
Not quite 35 years after Carol Brady had five big wins in a five-day taping, we'll see (the movie version of) Mike Brady.
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: Kevin Prather on April 25, 2017, 04:07:07 PM

And here's the biggie:
The big board now has a digital clock that counts down the 60 seconds. It's on top of the top category and the person giving the clues can see it. It is superimposed since it wasn't there during the rest of the show.

So wait... Is the clock on the Pyramid, or is it superimposed?
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: Fedya on April 25, 2017, 04:47:27 PM
Did the contestants have last names this time?
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: BillCullen1 on April 25, 2017, 11:31:48 PM

And here's the biggie:
The big board now has a digital clock that counts down the 60 seconds. It's on top of the top category and the person giving the clues can see it. It is superimposed since it wasn't there during the rest of the show.

So wait... Is the clock on the Pyramid, or is it superimposed?

It's superimposed. It appears on the big pyramid during the WC rounds. Hope that clears the confusion.
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: knagl on April 26, 2017, 01:12:44 AM
It's superimposed. It appears on the big pyramid during the WC rounds. Hope that clears the confusion.

I'm guessing that you're trying to say that there isn't a physical clock readout in the wall, but that it appears on the wall above the top category box during the bonus round?

If memory serves, the blue area of the wall where the category boxes are is all video, so it would be a fairly simple task to add a video clock in the video feed.

(http://i67.tinypic.com/14tbggj.jpg)



It was actually with Peri Gilpin and Ice-T.

I would presume that if this episode never airs then the contestants don't get the prize money they won on the show?  That'd be a major bummer for them.


Unrelated, I'm really surprised and disappointed to not see Rosie O'Donnell on the returning guest list.  I know folks have varied opinions about her, but I thought she was an excellent, competitive game player -- something that makes for good TV.
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: Mr. Armadillo on April 26, 2017, 01:23:52 AM
Von's had a few commercial deals too, mainly Old Spice. I think he also had a cameo on SNL after winning the Super Bowl.

I know that ABC wants big names and all in order to get that youth demo, but I do wonder how these guys will be at actually playing the game. I'm only gonna be so psyched about the most popular athletes playing to a 15-12 game of Pyramid. Poor players, no matter how popular, make for bad television.

/There are more parallels between Pyramid and football than I expected

I think Von Miller'll be alright.  I seem to recall people mentioning he's a fairly bright guy, and he's apparently a self-professed nerd, as proclaimed in this article entitled, well, "Nerd".

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/von-miller-broncos-super-bowl-mvp-nerd/

Here's a quote from one of his best friends:

Quote
To this day! We’re all sitting at Von’s house the night before the AFC championship game. This dude turns on a show about the 10 most exotic extinct animals. Biggest game of this dude’s life coming up, and he’s talking about the Dodo Bird. Then he put on a documentary about coral reefs. He was so adamant about it.
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: chad1m on April 26, 2017, 07:27:14 AM
In the press release, there are 27 matchups listed, including Von Miller vs. TBA, enough for 13½ hour-long episodes. Unless they do another on-the-spot rematch like Kathy vs. Rosie last year, they could slide in Ice T/Peri Gilpin for to make it a full 14.
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: Clay Zambo on April 26, 2017, 10:21:41 AM
I'm guessing that you're trying to say that there isn't a physical clock readout in the wall, but that it appears on the wall above the top category box during the bonus round?
If memory serves, the blue area of the wall where the category boxes are is all video, so it would be a fairly simple task to add a video clock in the video feed.

That's exactly how it's done. (And the LED panels that form that back wall have been upgraded; there are some really lovely textural effects displayed there.)

And the host has a new lectern, with a logo that no longer looks like a cardboard cutout stuck on an ill-fitting trapezoid.

The real thing that's been upgraded, though, is Strahan's smoothness. I thought he was pretty strong in the first season, but he's *really* good now.

At yesterday's third taping, I saw some terrific gameplay.
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: snowpeck on April 26, 2017, 01:43:50 PM
In the press release, there are 27 matchups listed, including Von Miller vs. TBA, enough for 13½ hour-long episodes. Unless they do another on-the-spot rematch like Kathy vs. Rosie last year, they could slide in Ice T/Peri Gilpin for to make it a full 14.
Has ABC said how many episodes they ordered this time around?
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: clemon79 on April 26, 2017, 07:31:19 PM
It's superimposed. It appears on the big pyramid during the WC rounds. Hope that clears the confusion.

The only confusion cleared is that we are now certain you have no idea what "superimposed" means.

Kevin, the big pyramid is a huge video screen (with the boxes inset into said huge pyramid-shaped screen). It appears on the huge video screen above the top box. It is not keyed from the control room and invisible to the studio audience. Make sense now?
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: isucgv on April 26, 2017, 08:41:10 PM
It's superimposed. It appears on the big pyramid during the WC rounds. Hope that clears the confusion.

The only confusion cleared is that we are now certain you have no idea what "superimposed" means.

Kevin, the big pyramid is a huge video screen (with the boxes inset into said huge pyramid-shaped screen). It appears on the huge video screen above the top box. It is not keyed from the control room and invisible to the studio audience. Make sense now?

This helped me immensely, because for the life of me, I couldn't understand how something could be superimposed above the pyramid, but also visible to the person giving the clues.  Thanks!
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: Kevin Prather on April 27, 2017, 12:57:17 AM
It's superimposed. It appears on the big pyramid during the WC rounds. Hope that clears the confusion.

The only confusion cleared is that we are now certain you have no idea what "superimposed" means.

Kevin, the big pyramid is a huge video screen (with the boxes inset into said huge pyramid-shaped screen). It appears on the huge video screen above the top box. It is not keyed from the control room and invisible to the studio audience. Make sense now?

Thanks, Chris. It's no longer Schrödinger's clock.
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: chad1m on April 27, 2017, 07:27:27 AM
In the press release, there are 27 matchups listed, including Von Miller vs. TBA, enough for 13½ hour-long episodes. Unless they do another on-the-spot rematch like Kathy vs. Rosie last year, they could slide in Ice T/Peri Gilpin for to make it a full 14.
Has ABC said how many episodes they ordered this time around?
I don't believe so, but Match Game had a 14-episode order this season.
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: BrandonFG on May 11, 2017, 08:14:49 PM
The Hollywood Reporter just announced that ABC canceled Dr. Ken. Wonder how much confusion that causes viewers during the Ken Jeong/Dave Foley episode?
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: TLEberle on May 11, 2017, 08:48:19 PM
That said I'll be interested to see what Dave Foley's line will be.

/and that's why reading is fundamental. D'oh!
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: Matt Ottinger on May 11, 2017, 09:55:27 PM
The Hollywood Reporter just announced that ABC canceled Dr. Ken. Wonder how much confusion that causes viewers during the Ken Jeong/Dave Foley episode?

If they had a programmer with a sense of humor, he'd schedule that episode to fill a hole left by the cancelled sitcom.  Just plug it in where the sitcom used to air, mess with folks' minds a bit.
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: jjman920 on May 15, 2017, 06:24:49 PM
The Hollywood Reporter just announced that ABC canceled Dr. Ken. Wonder how much confusion that causes viewers during the Ken Jeong/Dave Foley episode?
After seeing The Gong Show promo last night, I also wonder how the same will apply when Ken appears on that program too.

"Well, Ken, your show has now been gonged, so be prepared to take it out on these lovely contestants!"
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: BrandonFG on June 11, 2017, 11:36:17 PM
No spoilers, but tonight's Pyramid started with a nice throwback to the Clark era: the intro opens with a past Winner's Circle victory. Carry on.
Title: Re: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Guest List
Post by: Jay Temple on June 12, 2017, 09:15:59 AM
I was looking to say that. We haven't seen a clip on a new show since July, 1988. We haven't seen a new clip since 1987. I don't have my resources with me, but I believe there was a new one in the last two months of the run before it was cancelled the first time.