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The Big Board / Re: Three On A Match - Impossible Question I realize...
« Last post by Matt Ottinger on June 20, 2024, 02:36:38 PM »
Even fifty some years later it's a great example of how a game show can be more than the sum of its parts, and complexity, well aimed, isn't the worst thing in the world.
3oaM is one of those shows where I have to be reminded of the rules every time I watch, because it sounds so complicated on paper. But it's such a fun show that I don't mind being slightly confused.

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.
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The Big Board / Re: Three On A Match - Impossible Question I realize...
« Last post by BrandonFG on June 20, 2024, 12:31:24 PM »
Even fifty some years later it's a great example of how a game show can be more than the sum of its parts, and complexity, well aimed, isn't the worst thing in the world.
3oaM is one of those shows where I have to be reminded of the rules every time I watch, because it sounds so complicated on paper. But it's such a fun show that I don't mind being slightly confused.
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The Big Board / Re: Three On A Match - Impossible Question I realize...
« Last post by TLEberle on June 20, 2024, 12:15:00 PM »
No, you weren't reading me wrong, I had the rules messed up. I assumed that there would be a memory element instead of having everything shuffle around after an unsuccessful try.

Even fifty some years later it's a great example of how a game show can be more than the sum of its parts, and complexity, well aimed, isn't the worst thing in the world.
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The Big Board / Re: Three On A Match - Impossible Question I realize...
« Last post by Matt Ottinger on June 20, 2024, 11:27:21 AM »
Of course.I can see thinking that 100 is an awkward amount to go shopping unless you’ve seen all three of a flavor already or have some free ones waiting.

Not sure if I'm reading you right nor not, but the board would be reshuffled after every unsuccessful play, so it wouldn't help to remember where the stuff had been earlier.  Therefore you typically wouldn't go to the board with $100.  As a general rule of thumb, it seemed $150 was the lowest amount where you'd see people take their shots.  That would get you one $40, and then two each in the other columns.
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The Big Board / Re: Three On A Match - Impossible Question I realize...
« Last post by TLEberle on June 19, 2024, 10:47:02 PM »
Of course.I can see thinking that 100 is an awkward amount to go shopping unless you’ve seen all three of a flavor already or have some free ones waiting.
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The Big Board / Re: How soon are unused questions recycled back into gameplay?
« Last post by TimK2003 on June 19, 2024, 10:35:37 PM »
A deck of cards could be buzzable, since you can eliminate.the preposition by saying "A (Fresh) Card Deck".

Are you seriously saying that the literal judge of 80s Pyramid is wrong? Like, the person who actually did it for all those years? You think you know more than she does? Is that what you're saying right now?

I didn't say it was 100% illegal, I was stating that it COULD have been buzzed, depending on the demeanor of the judge and perhaps where on the WC it was.  I seem to recall other similar prepositioned descriptions that were buzzed, and Dick Clark saying explaining could have got around the potential trap if they phrased it differently (ie. A gun-toting man vs. A man with a gun for Things In A Bank Robbery)


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The Big Board / Re: Donated to the Strong Museum
« Last post by Nick on June 19, 2024, 09:25:42 PM »
But did you suspect?

Yes, I did. I wasn't going to get into the part where I dug up some screencaps before making that post, but I couldn't find the same angle in both sets, so I prefaced with, "If memory serves..." going on what I remembered reading years ago, but in this case, it did not serve.
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The Big Board / Re: Three On A Match - Impossible Question I realize...
« Last post by Matt Ottinger on June 19, 2024, 09:23:02 PM »
Was the rule still in place that you were allowed to pass the first time you surpassed $90 but after that had to try?

I personally do not remember that ever being a rule. My understanding was that it was always optional to go to the board.  Of course, since you couldn't win unless you played, most anybody with even a remotely decent bank would want to play.
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A deck of cards could be buzzable, since you can eliminate.the preposition by saying "A (Fresh) Card Deck".

Are you seriously saying that the literal judge of 80s Pyramid is wrong? Like, the person who actually did it for all those years? You think you know more than she does? Is that what you're saying right now?
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The Big Board / Re: How soon are unused questions recycled back into gameplay?
« Last post by TimK2003 on June 19, 2024, 06:51:54 PM »
I would think that every preposition in a proper noun or title.was fair game (i.e. "Gone WITH The Wind", "United States OF America,...)

A deck of cards could be buzzable, since you can eliminate.the preposition by saying "A (Fresh) Card Deck".

But if the category was "WINK MARTINDALE SONGS"...
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