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The Big Board / Re: TPIR: New studio details
« Last post by Jeremy Nelson on Today at 01:29:06 PM »
A quick check of the website as I write this shows plenty of tickets available for upcoming tapings in 2.5 weeks and beyond, so if you're not getting even 170 people clamouring for tickets each day anymore, then it's a sad reality that people have lost interest in attending the show in person (a trend that started before they reduced the audience size).  I suppose you could surmise various reasons reasons for that (I'd like to know how much of it is the compressed taping schedule where they're trying to fit in three shows a day and the simple fact there are fewer calendar days now on which you can attend a taping).
Bob Barker was a legend and I surmise that turnout to the show would be low no matter who had taken over the show, either in the host role or the producer role. You also have to take into account that a pandemic just happened and while there is certainly interest in getting back out there, Iíd guess it would still take time to see numbers return to pre-pandemic levels. And having just moved, they donít have time to wait for that to happen. Speaking of moving, unfortunately they had to move from their iconic location located at bustling intersection. Any place theyíd move to would be a downgrade, but where they are is definitely a significant departure from where they were and could be a turnoff. They certainly wonít be getting many people walking in off the street. Thereís just so many stacked up factors that the days of waiting on the street for two days wonít be coming back. It is a little sad, but Iím happy that thereís the energy of a crowd of people sitting side by side back, even if itís not 300 people.
There are a few other elements too:

1. Being on TV doesn't have the same kind of hold it used to.
2. Fittingly, prices of everyday items have gone up. Many people just don't have the disposable income to take a trip like this like they once did.
3. I'd argue that without the Happy Gilmore role, Price has a different energy by 2005.
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The Big Board / Re: TPIR: New studio details
« Last post by BrandonFG on Today at 12:10:36 PM »
Should they retain it, or maybe use a more modern day register
So the contestant would have to operate it?
The show would never have a budget issue again.
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The Big Board / Re: TPIR: New studio details
« Last post by Matt Ottinger on Today at 11:56:15 AM »
Should they retain it, or maybe use a more modern day register
So the contestant would have to operate it?

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The Big Board / Re: TPIR: New studio details
« Last post by Dbacksfan12 on Today at 11:52:14 AM »
Should they retain it, or maybe use a more modern day register
So the contestant would have to operate it?
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The Big Board / Re: TPIR: New studio details
« Last post by Mr. Brown on Today at 11:41:25 AM »
I have mixed feelings about the old-fashioned rotary NCR brand cash register, still being used after 50+ years.  Should they retain it, or maybe use a more modern day register, maybe even just have a video screen simulating the look of current day registers?

I can't see the show replacing it anytime soon unless it just becomes impossible to repair. Numerous staffers on the show, including Roger, had a superstition that the show would be cancelled if they got rid of the damn thing. I would imagine that belief probably still rings true among people that are still with the show.
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The Big Board / Re: TPIR: New studio details
« Last post by Bob Zager on Today at 11:39:36 AM »
While talking about the new studio and new season, I wanted to ask fellows opinions about the Grocery Game.

I have mixed feelings about the old-fashioned rotary NCR brand cash register, still being used after 50+ years.  Should they retain it, or maybe use a more modern day register, maybe even just have a video screen simulating the look of current day registers?
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The Big Board / Re: Casey Abell Sayonara
« Last post by BillCullen1 on Today at 10:35:37 AM »
Agreed. Life is too short.
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Game Show Channels & Networks / Re: E Banks PYL on GSN?
« Last post by BillCullen1 on Today at 07:58:37 AM »
I checked my Cox Cable on-screen guide and it does have Banks' PYL at 8:00pm. They also have Person, Place Or Thing on GSN at 9:00am.

I did not see either one coming. What's next? Joel McHale's Card Sharks???

Cordially,
Tammy

Don't give them any ideas. While I like PYL, it pushes Hey Yahoo off prime time. That now only has one showing a day at 3 pm ET. Doesn't look good for that show. 
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Game Show Channels & Networks / Re: E Banks PYL on GSN?
« Last post by Winkfan on October 01, 2023, 09:49:41 PM »
I checked my Cox Cable on-screen guide and it does have Banks' PYL at 8:00pm. They also have Person, Place Or Thing on GSN at 9:00am.

I did not see either one coming. What's next? Joel McHale's Card Sharks???

Cordially,
Tammy

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The Big Board / Casey Abell Sayonara
« Last post by steveleb on October 01, 2023, 08:43:48 PM »
Risking snark, I publicly admit I regularly visited Game Show Follies after visiting this site.  I just discovered that Mr. Abell is discontinuing it.

I know he is seen by many as a joke.  I do also he has had some health issues

Iím merely asking as a fellow human is he physically ok?  Assuming anyone actually knows the man personally.

If he is ill, heís in my prayers.  For what that is worth.   I hope youíll join me should that be true
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