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Title: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: snowpeck on February 24, 2019, 05:39:17 PM
It's not on Buzzr's website yet, so take this with a rather large grain of salt, but TitanTV is showing a fairly radically different schedule for Friday, March 8, that includes a B&W block in primetime: The Price is Right (Cullen) at 8PM, IGAS at 8:40PM and WML? at 9:10PM.

Not sure if this link will work, but: https://titantv.com/programming/daily.aspx/callsign/WAGA-DT3/channel/234/major/0/minor/0/cid/2009727/sid/2005589/network/BUZZR/pt/4/hd/1/lid/0bda280b-6401-4f1c-bd06-869318046baf/date/201903082000/
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: tpirfan28 on February 24, 2019, 05:52:02 PM
Here's the zap2it show page? (https://tvlistings.zap2it.com/overview.html?programSeriesId=SH03169996&tmsId=EP031699960001&aid=gapzap)

Definitely there on 3/8 at 8 and 11, 3/10 at 8 and 11.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: Allstar87 on February 24, 2019, 07:52:52 PM
TVPassport has it too.

https://www.tvpassport.com/tv-listings/stations/buzzr-tv/15543/2019-03-08
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: snowpeck on February 25, 2019, 12:02:34 AM
If Zap2It is to believed, they're starting with the 2/1/61 episode, which had Arlene Francis as a guest host.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: Scrabbleship on February 25, 2019, 09:44:16 AM
The entire schedule for 3/8 seems to be jiggled around to heck from 10:00 on:

10:00/10:30 AM: Body Language
11:00 AM: Match Game PM
11:30 PM: Match Game
12:00 PM: To Tell The Truth
12:30 PM: What's My Line?
1:00/1:30 PM: Body Language
2:00/2:30 PM: Password Plus
3:00/3:30 PM: Super Password
4:00 PM: To Tell The Truth
4:30 PM: What's My Line?
5:00/5:30/6:00/6:30 PM: Family Feud
7:00/7:30 PM: Password Plus
[8:00-10:00: Said B&W block]
10:00/10:30 PM: Supermarket Sweep
[Repeat 8-11 from 11-2:00 AM]
2:00/2:30/3:00/3:30 AM: Match Game
[Regular B&W block]

Also, on 3/10 it looks like the Sunday afternoon block of Supermarket Sweep has been replaced by Body Language.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: tvwxman on February 25, 2019, 12:01:54 PM
No Concentration ??

The entire schedule for 3/8 seems to be jiggled around to heck from 10:00 on:

10:00/10:30 AM: Body Language
11:00 AM: Match Game PM
11:30 PM: Match Game
12:00 PM: To Tell The Truth
12:30 PM: What's My Line?
1:00/1:30 PM: Body Language
2:00/2:30 PM: Password Plus
3:00/3:30 PM: Super Password
4:00 PM: To Tell The Truth
4:30 PM: What's My Line?
5:00/5:30/6:00/6:30 PM: Family Feud
7:00/7:30 PM: Password Plus
[8:00-10:00: Said B&W block]
10:00/10:30 PM: Supermarket Sweep
[Repeat 8-11 from 11-2:00 AM]
2:00/2:30/3:00/3:30 AM: Match Game
[Regular B&W block]

Also, on 3/10 it looks like the Sunday afternoon block of Supermarket Sweep has been replaced by Body Language.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: Scrabbleship on February 25, 2019, 12:09:22 PM
No Concentration ??

The 3/9 schedule is unchanged with the 4:00-8:00 PM Saturday block intact.

Tomorrow the schedule for 3/11 hits the listing services and it'll be interesting to see if this is a Friday-only measure.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: chargeradiocom on February 25, 2019, 12:16:43 PM
At the moment, it looks like the TV Passport (https://www.tvpassport.com/tv-listings/stations/buzzr-tv/15543/2019-03-11) schedule for Monday, 3/11 is filling in with the normal lineup. So I’m guessing the 3/8 & 3/10 changes are a one-off. (Maybe a tribute weekend of some sort? I suppose we’ll get a promo soon enough.)

Perhaps there’s a bigger picture issue going on here, though: Could this be a sign that BUZZR is on the verge of clearing up the issues that have kept TPIR reruns off TV all these years?

Granted, it may be a bit optimistic to infer this from a Cullen-era TPIR one-off. And I’m certainly not "all in" on a prediction that it's happening just yet. Then again, BUZZR getting Classic Concentration and MGHSH reruns looked like a fantasy this time a year ago.

On a side note, nice to see Body Language returning briefly. I don't believe it's aired since BUZZR started streaming.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: jage on February 25, 2019, 01:57:40 PM
Wouldn't eps from '61 be in the public domain at this point?
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: chrisholland03 on February 25, 2019, 02:54:55 PM
Assuming so -- we have a local, low power independent digital sub-station who has been airing Cullen TPiR randomly, sporadically for over a year now.   They've aired about 30 eps in total.  They're the same ones seen on GSN.  Said station is almost 100% public domain content, and program against :08 and :38 of each hour. 

Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: snowpeck on February 25, 2019, 03:43:56 PM
Perhaps thereís a bigger picture issue going on here, though: Could this be a sign that BUZZR is on the verge of clearing up the issues that have kept TPIR reruns off TV all these years?
Would any of the issues that have been keeping 1972-present TPIR off the schedule have any effect on the Cullen version though? Personally, I would think not.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: snowpeck on February 25, 2019, 04:07:54 PM
So Buzzr shared Buzzerblog's Facebook post and said it's part of a celebration of International Women's Day. (As pointed out earlier, Arlene Francis guest hosts the episode they're airing.)
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: chargeradiocom on February 25, 2019, 04:21:21 PM
Would any of the issues that have been keeping 1972-present TPIR off the schedule have any effect on the Cullen version though? Personally, I would think not.
The only possible thing I can think of is if there's some issue between Fremantle and CBS (and anyone else who might have an ownership claim) involving the naming rights, similar to what appears to be the issue with Hasbro over Scrabble.

Otherwise I think I agree with you. That's part of the reason I don't really buy into the online fan theories that the entire series is being kept off the air because of furs, Barker's perceived beef with certain models, CBS supposedly fearing ratings erosion, or whatever--None of those issues should have any bearing on the Cullen version whatsoever. (Those theories all have other flaws, too, though not the least of which is the lack of relevancy to Cullen's version.)

Considering Cullen TPIR left GSN about the same time Barker did and never returned to national TV until now, I've figured it probably boiled down to some naming rights issue. I'm not a copyright attorney, though, and there's a lot behind the scenes that we're not privy to, so I'll gladly admit that's speculation on my part.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: BrandonFG on February 25, 2019, 04:44:19 PM
Otherwise I think I agree with you. That's part of the reason I don't really buy into the online fan theories that the entire series is being kept off the air because of furs, Barker's perceived beef with certain models, CBS supposedly fearing ratings erosion, or whatever--None of those issues should have any bearing on the Cullen version whatsoever. (Those theories all have other flaws, too, though not the least of which is the lack of relevancy to Cullen's version.)
Random, but do the "rules" surrounding Barker's version not airing in reruns apply to Drew's? It's been 12 years, so I'm a little surprised BUZZR hasn't aired episodes from say, 2007-10?
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: tvmitch on February 25, 2019, 05:41:50 PM
I do remember back in the GSN dark period, they did air TPiR (and FF94), something about how those rights were negotiated separately. I believe Cullen TPiR was part of that package, and that they aired it during the dark period too. Could be wrong there.

I don't know if that is still the case with the rights. Simply presented as a data point for the discussion. Regardless, this March 8 showing may be a one-time negotiation.

Relevant: fun 1997 thread (http://"https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/alt.tv.game-shows/t1G22s2n6Mc/jO48M_eeHl0J") from a.t.g-s with the first dark period schedule. Dating/Newlywed Game 4x a day! Pass The Buck! Ruckus! Comments posted from a WebTV email address!
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: Scrabbleship on February 25, 2019, 06:14:39 PM
I don't know if that is still the case with the rights. Simply presented as a data point for the discussion. Regardless, this March 8 showing may be a one-time negotiation.

Given the International Women's Day angle and Arlene Francis subbing, I'm starting to wonder if a lot of these episodes airing beforehand fit that theme. I guess we'll see when the full schedule comes out.

/ I'm getting that at least one of those MG's has Betty or Brett hosting a question and that two of those TTTT episodes are when Kitty and Peggy each hosted half a show because they knew a subject.

Quote
Relevant: fun 1997 thread from a.t.g-s with the first dark period schedule. Dating/Newlywed Game 4x a day! Pass The Buck! Ruckus! Comments posted from a WebTV email address!

Somehow, parsing links from the Google carcass that once was DejaNews just doesn't work here. The address is below, if that doesn't work just copy and paste.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/alt.tv.game-shows/t1G22s2n6Mc/jO48M_eeHl0J (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/alt.tv.game-shows/t1G22s2n6Mc/jO48M_eeHl0J)

Reading through that only makes me not miss 1997 by any means.

/ That lineup, save TPiR and Feud, would make a great Sony-owned reaction to Buzzr.
// Yes, Ruckus included.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: TimK2003 on February 25, 2019, 10:01:22 PM
I don't know if that is still the case with the rights. Simply presented as a data point for the discussion. Regardless, this March 8 showing may be a one-time negotiation.

Given the International Women's Day angle and Arlene Francis subbing, I'm starting to wonder if a lot of these episodes airing beforehand fit that theme. I guess we'll see when the full schedule comes out.

/ I'm getting that at least one of those MG's has Betty or Brett hosting a question and that two of those TTTT episodes are when Kitty and Peggy each hosted half a show because they knew a subject.


Since it's been confirmed by Buzzr that most of the episodes that day are related to Int'l Women's Day,  I will play a hunch and say one (Dawson) episode will likely be the episode where Richard was a bit laryngitical and had producer Cathy Hughart host about half the show.  IIRC, she did a decent job as she did some of the runthroughs before taping.  I wouldn't be surprised if a few Celebrity Feuds from the Dawson and Combs years show up with the Men v. Women teams playing.

Betty White.hosted a week of Password in the 70's, (however those eps are, sadly, long gone) did she host any of the other incarnations for a day or week?
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: SRIV94 on February 25, 2019, 10:18:21 PM
Shows are released.

The 9AM TTTT and 9:30 WML are continuations of their current run (IOW, nothing new). 

The 10AM and 10:30 BL's are the 12/27-28/84 eps with Lucy, Isabel Sanford, Robert Morse and Richard Simmons.  The other two BL's (1PM and 1:30) are Lucy and Charles Nelson Reilly (9/10 and 9/13/84).

The 11AM MGPM is actually a rerun from two nights earlier.  The 11:30 MG is labeled as from 1980, but the guide says ep 352 (which actually was the second show of the 1981-82 season).

The 12N TTTT is from the current run but had been skipped (ep 1572--second show of the 1973-74 season).  The 12:30 WML was taped in 1970 (ep 733).

The P+ eps are all from the week with Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Joanna Gleason and McLean Stevenson (in character and as themselves)--week of 3/10-14/80.  The Thursday and Friday eps are airing first, the Monday and Tuesday eps later.

The SP eps are from 11/10-11/88 (Lucy, Carol Channing, Betty White and Dick Martin).

The 4PM TTTT is a 1980 ep (number 19).  The 4:30 WML is from 1970-71 (ep 922).

The FF eps are all from 1994 (half hour versions--104 is first, then 96, 97 and 98).

As confirmed earlier, the TPIR is from 1961 with Arlene subbing for Uncle Bill.  IGAS is from 1960.  WML from 1953 (Eleanor Roosevelt).

And that should do it.

In unrelated news to this, CC continues to at least the week before Xmas 1987 (151 on 3/15, OAD supposedly 12/18/87).  TATTLETALES goes back in time from 252 to 202 on 3/12.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: Sodboy13 on February 25, 2019, 11:08:42 PM
Perhaps Buzzr was tipping its hand a little on this lineup of shows with its tweet from a few days ago.

https://twitter.com/BUZZRtv/status/1098643717076979717?s=19
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: aaron sica on February 26, 2019, 07:00:29 AM
Relevant: fun 1997 thread (http://"https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/alt.tv.game-shows/t1G22s2n6Mc/jO48M_eeHl0J") from a.t.g-s with the first dark period schedule. Dating/Newlywed Game 4x a day! Pass The Buck! Ruckus! Comments posted from a WebTV email address!

Hey, that was me that posted that! :) I incorrectly stated that the new schedule would begin on Monday the 13th - proved to be wrong, as at the stroke of midnight, when October 10 turned into 11, most of the G-T shows hibernated for a long winter's nap.

Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: Jimmy Owen on February 26, 2019, 09:27:25 AM
So it's not Cullen TPIR after all.;
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: snowpeck on February 26, 2019, 07:19:10 PM
The FF eps are all from 1994 (half hour versions--104 is first, then 96, 97 and 98).

Anybody have any idea what could be special about these episodes? Judging by the high episode numbers and the fact that they're 30 minutes, I'd guess that they're from Ray Combs' last season and not the season with Dawson's return.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: chrisholland03 on February 26, 2019, 08:16:04 PM
My first guess was the divorced couples week, but in digging, that was 1993 and not 1994.  I'm still going to put my chip behind a special week of some sort based upon the frequency those occurred by 1994, and the fact that the other episodes in the marathon fit a theme.

Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: SRIV94 on February 26, 2019, 08:25:39 PM
My first guess was the divorced couples week, but in digging, that was 1993 and not 1994.  I'm still going to put my chip behind a special week of some sort based upon the frequency those occurred by 1994, and the fact that the other episodes in the marathon fit a theme.

I would think it's either "TPIR vs Y&R" or "American Gladiators Battle of the Sexes".  Maybe 3 of one and 1 of the other.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: BrandonFG on February 26, 2019, 08:30:59 PM
I don't remember the contestants, but there was a Battle of the Sexes week, although I don't remember it being American Gladiators. I know it aired in October or November 1994 in my market (single run).

Bold and the Beautiful also had a team.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: chad1m on February 26, 2019, 10:30:39 PM
Anybody have any idea what could be special about these episodes?
Thereís a week(?) of the second half of Dawson comeback Feud where Carol Burnett faces Betty White. Given the highlighting of another pioneering comedienne like Lucille Ball, that stands out to me as a contender.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: SRIV94 on February 26, 2019, 11:32:28 PM
Evidently the 1980 ep is the one with Rosa Parks as a central character (saw a promo video on Twitter earlier this evening).
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: SRIV94 on February 26, 2019, 11:33:44 PM
I don't remember the contestants, but there was a Battle of the Sexes week, although I don't remember it being American Gladiators. I know it aired in October or November 1994 in my market (single run).

Bold and the Beautiful also had a team.

The "Gladiators" week was in Combs' last season.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: chargeradiocom on February 26, 2019, 11:45:07 PM
Random, but do the "rules" surrounding Barker's version not airing in reruns apply to Drew's? It's been 12 years, so I'm a little surprised BUZZR hasn't aired episodes from say, 2007-10?
Just my take... I have to think that whatever the real reason is that Barker’s version doesn’t air in reruns applies to Drew’s as well. Otherwise, I agree that we’d likely have seen some of it by now.

I don’t think models or furs are the real issue. As you alluded to, neither of those should affect Drew’s run. Heck, Bob’s run still had 6 or so more years after the last of the models with whom he felt he had a beef were gone. (And does Bob really have any legal authority to block those episodes in the first place?) As far as the furs, I could see all parties agreeing to hold back those episodes in the name of philanthropy. But there were few enough of those episodes, even during the fur years, that I’d think it would hardly make a dent in the amount of content available to air.

So I’m thinking whatever the real issue is likely applies to both Bob’s and Drew’s versions—be it a naming rights conflict, some other negotiating hangup, or maybe that the price simply isn’t right (;D). (I still think it’s probably been a factor in the absence of Cullen’s version over the years as well, though that’s apparently no longer the case.)

But that’s just my speculative take. If there are any copyright or intellectual property attorneys on the board, it would be fascinating to hear from them.

I do remember back in the GSN dark period, they did air TPiR (and FF94), something about how those rights were negotiated separately. I believe Cullen TPiR was part of that package, and that they aired it during the dark period too. Could be wrong there.

I don't know if that is still the case with the rights. Simply presented as a data point for the discussion. Regardless, this March 8 showing may be a one-time negotiation.

Relevant: fun 1997 thread (http://"https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/alt.tv.game-shows/t1G22s2n6Mc/jO48M_eeHl0J") from a.t.g-s with the first dark period schedule. Dating/Newlywed Game 4x a day! Pass The Buck! Ruckus! Comments posted from a WebTV email address!
I didn’t actually have GSN at home until a few years after the dark period, only catching it occasionally when I’d stay certain places before then. I’ve read quite a bit about the DP and seen bits of it online, though. Sounds like some trippy fun.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: NicholasM79 on February 27, 2019, 12:53:44 AM
Buzzr has posted a promo on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BUZZRtv/videos/154393232136758/). Lots of interesting stuff in this promo!
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: cmjb13 on February 27, 2019, 11:10:28 AM
Apparently Game TV in Canada re-ran some Drew episodes a few years ago.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: SRIV94 on March 01, 2019, 10:40:13 PM
In unrelated news to this, CC continues to at least the week before Xmas 1987 (151 on 3/15, OAD supposedly 12/18/87).  TATTLETALES goes back in time from 252 to 202 on 3/12.

We'll get into 1988 on 3/22.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: tvmitch on March 02, 2019, 10:25:56 AM
In unrelated news to this, CC continues to at least the week before Xmas 1987 (151 on 3/15, OAD supposedly 12/18/87).  TATTLETALES goes back in time from 252 to 202 on 3/12.
We'll get into 1988 on 3/22.
Anyone have any knowledge about when the TAKE cards make their first appearance? It should be soon, right?
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: chrisholland03 on March 02, 2019, 10:30:55 AM
Episode 120 on Nov 4th 87

I think Bzzr aired it last week.




Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: Scrabbleship on March 02, 2019, 06:10:15 PM
In unrelated news to this, CC continues to at least the week before Xmas 1987 (151 on 3/15, OAD supposedly 12/18/87).  TATTLETALES goes back in time from 252 to 202 on 3/12.
We'll get into 1988 on 3/22.
Anyone have any knowledge about when the TAKE cards make their first appearance? It should be soon, right?

According to this episode guide (http://"https://markgoodson.fandom.com/wiki/Classic_Concentration/Episode_Guide/Fall_1987#cite_ref-25"), the Green TAKE made its debut on 11/4/1987 and Buzzr reran that episode back on 2/22. The Children's Week episodes that made much of this week's Buzzr episodes already had them in play.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: tvmitch on March 03, 2019, 07:16:57 PM
According to this episode guide (http://"https://markgoodson.fandom.com/wiki/Classic_Concentration/Episode_Guide/Fall_1987#cite_ref-25"), the Green TAKE made its debut on 11/4/1987 and Buzzr reran that episode back on 2/22. The Children's Week episodes that made much of this week's Buzzr episodes already had them in play.
Thanks. I am a couple weeks behind, probably should have asked that AFTER I watched those!
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: vtown7 on March 03, 2019, 10:43:57 PM
Curiosity question about Classic Concentration: at what point in the run did they let the contestants start explaining the puzzles?
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: joshg on March 04, 2019, 12:15:22 AM
Curiosity question about Classic Concentration: at what point in the run did they let the contestants start explaining the puzzles?
1989? I have shows I recorded in late 1988 when casual Alex is hosting and he still explains the puzzles.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: snowpeck on March 04, 2019, 10:27:45 AM
Curiosity question about Classic Concentration: at what point in the run did they let the contestants start explaining the puzzles?
The latest show I could find on YouTube from 1988 still has Alex explaining the puzzles, but by January 1989, the contestants were.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: snowpeck on March 07, 2019, 10:53:21 AM
The FF eps are all from 1994 (half hour versions--104 is first, then 96, 97 and 98).

Anybody have any idea what could be special about these episodes? Judging by the high episode numbers and the fact that they're 30 minutes, I'd guess that they're from Ray Combs' last season and not the season with Dawson's return.

I got a press release from Buzzr that includes a few video clips, one of which is of the Burnett/White matchup from the 94-95 season with Dawson, so that answers that.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: aaron sica on March 07, 2019, 11:06:27 AM
Now they are at the point on CC where they are displaying the puzzle solution on the screen after the contestant solves it.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: Allstar87 on March 07, 2019, 12:20:01 PM
Now they are at the point on CC where they are displaying the puzzle solution on the screen after the contestant solves it.

The first episode with that aired on Tuesday, so it should rerun this weekend if you want to catch it. :) Alex acknowledged the change after the first puzzle that day, saying it was in response to the letters from hard-of-hearing viewers.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: aaron sica on March 07, 2019, 12:21:17 PM
The first episode with that aired on Tuesday, so it should rerun this weekend if you want to catch it. :) Alex acknowledged the change after the first puzzle that day, saying it was in response to the letters from hard-of-hearing viewers.

Yep, and thanks for the clarification on which day it was! I watched it but didn't remember.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: BrandonFG on March 07, 2019, 12:53:09 PM
Now they are at the point on CC where they are displaying the puzzle solution on the screen after the contestant solves it.
For some reason, I thought that came a couple years later. Maybe Iím thinking of when they started displaying the solution during Geneís intro?
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: Pyramid80 on March 07, 2019, 01:32:38 PM
The FF eps are all from 1994 (half hour versions--104 is first, then 96, 97 and 98).

Anybody have any idea what could be special about these episodes? Judging by the high episode numbers and the fact that they're 30 minutes, I'd guess that they're from Ray Combs' last season and not the season with Dawson's return.

I got a press release from Buzzr that includes a few video clips, one of which is of the Burnett/White matchup from the 94-95 season with Dawson, so that answers that.
Awesome, these will be new to me!
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: aaron sica on March 07, 2019, 02:00:58 PM
For some reason, I thought that came a couple years later. Maybe Iím thinking of when they started displaying the solution during Geneís intro?

Are you thinking of the contestant showing the solution instead of Alex? I know that was a couple more years down the road...
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: SRIV94 on March 08, 2019, 03:47:27 PM
In unrelated news to this, CC continues to at least the week before Xmas 1987 (151 on 3/15, OAD supposedly 12/18/87).  TATTLETALES goes back in time from 252 to 202 on 3/12.

We'll get into 1988 on 3/22.

And only get as far as 1/6/88 on 3/25.  3/26 we go back to ep 1.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: BrandonFG on March 08, 2019, 04:12:54 PM
For some reason, I thought that came a couple years later. Maybe Iím thinking of when they started displaying the solution during Geneís intro?

Are you thinking of the contestant showing the solution instead of Alex? I know that was a couple more years down the road...
No, no. At some point, during the intro, Gene would explain the puzzle, and they would superimpose the solution there too, then wipe to the cars.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: snowpeck on March 08, 2019, 05:00:59 PM
According to a promo that started airing today, the Card Sharks celebrity tournament from 1980 starts airing on April 1st.

"He changed a queen and he won?!?!?"
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: chargeradiocom on March 09, 2019, 02:10:21 PM
This was an enjoyable little marathon. Quite a few things I hadnít seen in a long time if ever. (Iím not sure Iíd ever seen anything from the To Tell the Truth Ď80 run.)

Glad they kept the WML color panel intros for these episodes. While Iím not a huge stickler about minor edits here & there, the panel intros are really not something that should be edited out. Hopefully theyíll keep the intros in new-to-network WML eps going forward.

And about TPIR, I had a somewhat amusing thought, wondering how many casual game show fans stumbled across it in their channel guides or Pluto/STIRR/etc. app, turned it on expecting Barker era, and were lost as to what was going on.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: Sodboy13 on March 09, 2019, 03:18:32 PM
I've only seen a few episodes of Primetime Cullen TPIR, but what I have seen has always been just wonderfully bonkers. I also enjoyed that this episode gave a little hint of what the show would eventually become, with the winning bidder playing a game for more prizes, instead of just being given an automatic bonus.

I also find myself liking Feud '94 more than 16-year-old me did when it came out.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: JMFabiano on March 10, 2019, 03:51:48 PM
This was an enjoyable little marathon. Quite a few things I hadnít seen in a long time if ever. (Iím not sure Iíd ever seen anything from the To Tell the Truth Ď80 run.)

Used to seeing it back in the day on GSN...think it was a weekend only airing by the time I got the network.  What I DIDN'T expect was to see the old Viacom ident at the end (yes, here we go with closing logos again...)  But really, GSN took care to eliminate that from its prints as well as other syndicators' logos, so that came out of nowhere. 
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: BrandonFG on March 10, 2019, 04:24:53 PM
Is Buzzr rerunning any of these, or is anyone putting them on Youtube?
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: Sodboy13 on March 10, 2019, 06:42:37 PM
They're rerunning a good chunk of them today, I think.
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Post by: NicholasM79 on March 12, 2019, 05:38:37 AM
One question that I hope someone can shed some light on is the closing music that Price used in this era (between approx. 1959 and 1961.) It's certainly stock music... but I wonder if someone possibly knows what it might be? I have video pasted below, cued up to the closing.

https://youtu.be/2doj6jJhnX0?t=1503
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: JakeT on March 12, 2019, 07:03:25 PM
One question that I hope someone can shed some light on is the closing music that Price used in this era (between approx. 1959 and 1961.) It's certainly stock music... but I wonder if someone possibly knows what it might be? I have video pasted below, cued up to the closing.

https://youtu.be/2doj6jJhnX0?t=1503

I've often wondered about that music as well...hope some answers will come...it is a bright and bouncy tune!

JakeT
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: Bryce L. on September 04, 2019, 10:31:39 AM
Apologies for the bump, but per Buzzr's Instagram, starting in October, we'll be getting Cullen TPIR every Sunday at 4:00pm.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1_hSXHn-d_/
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Post by: BillCullen1 on September 05, 2019, 12:12:05 AM
So we finally get to hear the dulcet tones of Don Pardo on Buzzr, on a regular basis.
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Post by: That Don Guy on October 14, 2019, 07:44:45 PM
One of the things I remembered about the Cullen episodes when GSN aired them was, when they announced the home showcase winners, they left the names and addresses in. They have aired three home showcase results episodes so far (at least, that's how many my DVR picked up), and now, the names and addresses are censored, and whited out on the screen (although they did let one name slip through, and either they forgot to remove the last names when the host congratulated them, or decided it wasn't necessary).

What still surprises me is, multiple people - wasn't it over 60 for one of them - got the price of the complete set on the nose, to the penny, but they did not get their prices by knowing the prices of all of the individual items separately.
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Post by: BillCullen1 on October 14, 2019, 08:56:09 PM
The one show (the third one) I saw on 10/13 had Merv Griffin hosting for vacationing Uncle Bill. Contestants were bidding $1 higher than a previous bid even back then.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on October 14, 2019, 10:49:46 PM
Contestants were bidding $1 higher than a previous bid even back then.
I thought there were minimum bid increments on this version.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: Bryce L. on October 14, 2019, 11:32:12 PM
Contestants were bidding $1 higher than a previous bid even back then.
I thought there were minimum bid increments on this version.
Sometimes there were, sometimes there weren't, depended on the item.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: Adam Nedeff on October 15, 2019, 10:43:58 PM
What still surprises me is, multiple people - wasn't it over 60 for one of them - got the price of the complete set on the nose, to the penny, but they did not get their prices by knowing the prices of all of the individual items separately.
Those were "blind items," a little trick that Bob Stewart employed to make it a little bit challenging. One or two items in each Showcase were custom-made items, so viewers couldn't research them. In the event of a tie, the blind items were the ones used for the tiebreakers. The large number of exact bids is just a fluke of good research and math. Viewers found the exact prices for the other items, estimated on the blind items, and the estimates on the blind items, while individually wrong, worked out to the right number.
Title: Re: Cullen TPIR on Buzzr?
Post by: SuperMatch93 on October 16, 2019, 07:30:56 AM
I'd imagine another contributor to the large amount of close/perfect bids was statistics; when a home viewer game gets 20 million postcards per week or whatever Price got at its peak, there's going to be a lot of similar bids.

Not surprised they eventually brought in the Sweepstakes, especially after that one showcase where they had to break a 62-way tie.
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Post by: tvmitch on October 16, 2019, 08:48:50 AM
Those were "blind items," a little trick that Bob Stewart employed to make it a little bit challenging. One or two items in each Showcase were custom-made items, so viewers couldn't research them. In the event of a tie, the blind items were the ones used for the tiebreakers. The large number of exact bids is just a fluke of good research and math. Viewers found the exact prices for the other items, estimated on the blind items, and the estimates on the blind items, while individually wrong, worked out to the right number.
Also, don't underestimate the number of people who set aside time to send 1,000 postcards or more. When I worked at a local TV station, we had an ongoing postcard contest where one person a day would win a coffee mug or an umbrella, and the amount of postcards we received for those sub-$20 prizes was staggering. People would buy those pre-stamped postcards from the post office in bulk and fill them all out.