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The Big Board / Re: The most 60s/70s/80s etc. game show themes
« Last post by Kevin Prather on Today at 01:41:11 PM »
I feel like both Pyramid and Jackpot are good examples of taking a very 70s theme and revamping it to make it very 80s.
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The Big Board / Re: The most 60s/70s/80s etc. game show themes
« Last post by wdm1219inpenna on Today at 12:25:26 PM »
I got all the way to the end of this thread and was excited not to see Hot Potato mentioned, then i saw Joe Mello's post.

I missed it by THAT much.

Wheel of Fortune daytime 1975 theme definitely was a 70s type theme.

Dealer's Choice hosted in syndication by Jack Clark and Don Hastings had a very funkadelic 70's sound to it.

Same for The Savers from The Joker's Wild in 1972 and Gambit's theme song on CBS as well.

Classic Concentration's theme, very 80s (was also the contestant/ticket plug music for Body Language on CBS).



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The Big Board / Re: Plugging the next show....
« Last post by Kevin Prather on Today at 12:19:50 PM »
The latter (as you describe) is done by a continuity/booth announcer on the night of air (or prerecorded and played back by master control) that is NOT baked into the episode.

And I'm guessing this practice became commonplace right around the time the other practice fell off.
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The Big Board / Re: Three On A Match - Impossible Question I realize...
« Last post by Nick on Today at 11:45:03 AM »
I know I've said this many times, but one of my favorite games with my high school students is to show them a 3oaM episode from the middle of the run, when Bill is just plowing through the game as fast as he can, and see how much of the rulebook they can figure out.

So... how did they do?
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I greatly appreciate all of the replies.  As I perhaps mentioned before, Three on a Match debuted in August 1971 when I was 4 years old and went off 3 years later in June 1974 when I was 7 and a half.  Even though we had a black and white TV set I remember watching this show being very intrigued by it, and bored with the Q&A portion back then.  As a child I just wanted them to play the matching board all the time.

I even once owned (and covet again to this day) the Three on a Match home game.  I have fond memories of owning and playing that game.  I had a plethora of game show home games as a child and mercy how I wish I had taken better care of them.

Ditto with my Star Wars action figures from 1977.  Had I ANY idea what they would be worth in 2024 in mint condition and still in the original packaging, I would have purchased oodles of them and kept them pristine in their packaging.  Hindsight is indeed 20/20, but the less said about 2020 the better I suppose :)

Thank you again for all of your replies and sharing memories.  Interesting Matt about how you will show an episode to your students. 
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The Big Board / Re: Plugging the next show....
« Last post by NickintheATL on Today at 01:56:39 AM »
Not quite the same thing, but on primetime Millionaire Regis would often mention the next show in his sign-off.
I've also seen at least one epside from 1999 where the network announcer says "Stay tuned for The Drew Carey Show, next on ABC" over the credits.

Herein lies a fundamental difference in what we are talking about here.

What we are referring to on CBS et al. is the announcer/talent in studio saying it within the actual program.
The latter (as you describe) is done by a continuity/booth announcer on the night of air (or prerecorded and played back by master control) that is NOT baked into the episode.
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The Big Board / Re: Plugging the next show....
« Last post by SuperMatch93 on Today at 01:48:44 AM »
Not quite the same thing, but on primetime Millionaire Regis would often mention the next show in his sign-off.
I've also seen at least one epside from 1999 where the network announcer says "Stay tuned for The Drew Carey Show, next on ABC" over the credits.
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The Big Board / Re: Plugging the next show....
« Last post by thomas_meighan on June 22, 2024, 08:21:36 PM »
Wouldn't the CBS demise be related to 12:00 becoming affiliate time, so there was nothing to announce.

On the circulating TPIR episodes from the fall of 1979, Johnny's announcement is "Stay tuned for 'Search for Tomorrow,' one half-hour from now..." (don't know if it was handled differently in the April-June 1979 timeframe). It makes me wonder if CBS was offering different Y&R feeds even before its expansion to an hour (and switch from noon to 1-2 p.m.) in February 1980.

On YT there's an episode of "Love of Life" from July 1975 and Ken Roberts does plug Y&R "following the news, over most of these CBS stations."
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The Big Board / Re: Plugging the next show....
« Last post by Ian Wallis on June 22, 2024, 03:06:06 PM »
I do remember Allen Ludden personally plugging Split Second at the end of Password

I remember that too, and he especially made a point of it whenever Tom Kennedy was a guest player.  I recall at least one Split Second where Tom said "I just ran over from the other studio..."  As a kid, I believed it (although I didn't notice that it was likely a different suit he was wearing)!
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The Big Board / Re: Alex Trebek: Forever....Stamp!
« Last post by That Don Guy on June 22, 2024, 12:39:45 PM »
In case anyone's wondering: for a long time, an individual had to be dead for 10 years before they could be on a stamp, but now that time is a mere 3 years.

(Aside from U.S. presidents, who have typically gotten stamps within a year of their deaths.)

Is it even three years?

As for Presidents, IIRC, traditionally they appear on a stamp on what would have been their next birthday.


The 10-year requirement hasn't been around in ages. In fact, the Walt Disney postage stamp came out jn 1968 ‐‐ barely TWO years.after his death in late 1966.

I think that was before the "10-year rule" was even established. For all I know, it's more of a policy than a rule.

Oh, and before anybody comments, "Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were on a stamp while they were alive," technically that's not true; while it is an "Apollo 11" stamp and shows two astronauts on the moon, it doesn't show their faces, so "technically" it's not them.
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