Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Author Topic: Lingo - Week of 5/22-26  (Read 6375 times)

melman1

  • Member
  • Posts: 409
Lingo - Week of 5/22-26
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2006, 10:54:16 PM »
[quote name=\'Don Howard\' post=\'120058\' date=\'Jun 1 2006, 07:34 AM\']
Melman has made the honest mistake that others have made and will make in the future. In due course, he'll understand that his Don is an acquired taste and we'll get along just fine.[/quote]
Ummm... I haven't made any mistake, and I don't see where we're not getting along.  Again, I will say that it seems kinda cheesy to me that Woolery is only introduced as "Chuck" on his own show.  Has a reason for this ever been stated?

All civil and un-profane responses are appreciated.  Check your "wow"'s at the door please.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2006, 10:54:56 PM by melman1 »
melman1, "some sort of God on this message board" - PYLdude, 7/9/06.

clemon79

  • Member
  • Posts: 27220
  • Director of Suck Consolidation
Lingo - Week of 5/22-26
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2006, 11:47:23 PM »
[quote name=\'melman1\' post=\'120366\' date=\'Jun 4 2006, 07:54 PM\']
Again, I will say that it seems kinda cheesy to me that Woolery is only introduced as "Chuck" on his own show.  Has a reason for this ever been stated?
[/quote]
'Cuz it's part of the intro. Everyone else introduces themselves by their first name, so does Chuck. I don't see a problem with it; in fact, I think it kinda contributes to a friendly and inviting atmosphere.
Chris Lemon, King Fool, Director of Suck Consolidation
http://fredsmythe.com
Email: clemon79@outlook.com  |  Skype: FredSmythe

Matt Ottinger

  • Member
  • Posts: 12445
Lingo - Week of 5/22-26
« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2006, 12:09:06 PM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'120372\' date=\'Jun 4 2006, 11:47 PM\']
[quote name=\'melman1\' post=\'120366\' date=\'Jun 4 2006, 07:54 PM\']
Again, I will say that it seems kinda cheesy to me that Woolery is only introduced as "Chuck" on his own show.  Has a reason for this ever been stated?
[/quote]
'Cuz it's part of the intro. Everyone else introduces themselves by their first name, so does Chuck. I don't see a problem with it; in fact, I think it kinda contributes to a friendly and inviting atmosphere.[/quote]
Plus it's just different.  Game show introductions are so standardized that it's nice to see when a little variety is introduced.  My favorite is still ABC Millionaire.  When the show got big, they didn't introduce Regis at all.  Not an announcer, not a graphic, not even Regis saying "Hi, I'm Regis."  That's the sign of a secure host.
This has been another installment of Matt Ottinger's Masters of the Obvious.
Stay tuned for all the obsessive-compulsive fun of Words Have Meanings.

clemon79

  • Member
  • Posts: 27220
  • Director of Suck Consolidation
Lingo - Week of 5/22-26
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2006, 12:31:58 PM »
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'120423\' date=\'Jun 5 2006, 09:09 AM\']
Plus it's just different.  Game show introductions are so standardized that it's nice to see when a little variety is introduced.
[/quote]
I think it's also a clever way to mask the "we're too cheap to hire a real announcer" thing. Back in the day, when Ron Maestri came out to do Quicksilver, it looked really bad. (Of course, a lot of that had to do with the show being really bad, but that's another rant.) With Lingo, you don't care so much, 'cuz you admire how it actually flows pretty well. Almost like they actually put some thought into it, which seems to be kinda rare in television production these days, so I like to encourage it.
Chris Lemon, King Fool, Director of Suck Consolidation
http://fredsmythe.com
Email: clemon79@outlook.com  |  Skype: FredSmythe

uncamark

  • Guest
Lingo - Week of 5/22-26
« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2006, 01:00:05 PM »
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'120423\' date=\'Jun 5 2006, 11:09 AM\']
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'120372\' date=\'Jun 4 2006, 11:47 PM\']
[quote name=\'melman1\' post=\'120366\' date=\'Jun 4 2006, 07:54 PM\']
Again, I will say that it seems kinda cheesy to me that Woolery is only introduced as "Chuck" on his own show.  Has a reason for this ever been stated?
[/quote]
'Cuz it's part of the intro. Everyone else introduces themselves by their first name, so does Chuck. I don't see a problem with it; in fact, I think it kinda contributes to a friendly and inviting atmosphere.[/quote]
Plus it's just different.  Game show introductions are so standardized that it's nice to see when a little variety is introduced.  My favorite is still ABC Millionaire.  When the show got big, they didn't introduce Regis at all.  Not an announcer, not a graphic, not even Regis saying "Hi, I'm Regis."  That's the sign of a secure host.
[/quote]

I don't think they *ever* introduced Regis.  Even on Night One, you knew who he was (at that point, more than you did the show).

clemon79

  • Member
  • Posts: 27220
  • Director of Suck Consolidation
Lingo - Week of 5/22-26
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2006, 01:16:50 PM »
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'120433\' date=\'Jun 5 2006, 10:00 AM\']
I don't think they *ever* introduced Regis.  Even on Night One, you knew who he was (at that point, more than you did the show).
[/quote]
I'm almost positive that on at least the first couple nights, he did the "Hello eveybody, I'm Regis Philbin" thing.
Chris Lemon, King Fool, Director of Suck Consolidation
http://fredsmythe.com
Email: clemon79@outlook.com  |  Skype: FredSmythe

Brandon Brooks

  • Member
  • Posts: 1221
Lingo - Week of 5/22-26
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2006, 09:14:43 PM »
[quote name=\'melman1\' post=\'120366\' date=\'Jun 4 2006, 09:54 PM\']
All civil and un-profane responses are appreciated.  Check your "wow"'s at the door please.
[/quote]
I hadn't commented on this, but I must say that your earlier response to my post was rather curt and uncivil, and I don't believe I was disrespectful.  You get what you give.

At any rate, I echo what Matt said.  It's different cause it can be.  Why shouldn't it be?

Brandon Brooks
Brandon Brooks

melman1

  • Member
  • Posts: 409
Lingo - Week of 5/22-26
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2006, 11:02:19 PM »
[quote name=\'Brandon Brooks\' post=\'120476\' date=\'Jun 5 2006, 06:14 PM\']
I hadn't commented on this, but I must say that your earlier response to my post was rather curt and uncivil, and I don't believe I was disrespectful. [/quote]
Then you did not interpret it in the way I had intended.  I had simply meant to ask "could you clarify what you mean, please?".  That is all.  Really.  Let it end there.  Next time I will be  more direct.

Quote
It's different cause it can be.  Why shouldn't it be?
I can think of several reasons, most of which involve basic tradition.  But it appears that nobody is too concerned about this.  Including "Chuck", or else he would have insisted upon it.  Oh well.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2006, 11:05:24 PM by melman1 »
melman1, "some sort of God on this message board" - PYLdude, 7/9/06.

clemon79

  • Member
  • Posts: 27220
  • Director of Suck Consolidation
Lingo - Week of 5/22-26
« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2006, 11:09:18 PM »
[quote name=\'melman1\' post=\'120481\' date=\'Jun 5 2006, 08:02 PM\']
I can think of several reasons, most of which involve basic tradition.  But it appears that nobody is too concerned about this.
[/quote]
Correct. Because if the only reason you can think of to do something is "well, that's the way it was always done", then that is not a good enough reason.
Chris Lemon, King Fool, Director of Suck Consolidation
http://fredsmythe.com
Email: clemon79@outlook.com  |  Skype: FredSmythe