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melman1

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« on: July 03, 2006, 10:06:19 AM »
Being up the other night with a sick child, I surfed by "Playmania".  Exactly why is this on the air?  Are they training new equipment operators late at night when they think nobody's watching?  Simply awful.  

And on the Western feed, it's aired tape-delayed.  So the only possible motivation for watching it, the lame call-in-and-play part of it, isn't even there.

I'm sure this is costing them much more to produce than running the usual B&W shows at that hour.  I'm really stumped by this one.
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2006, 10:13:17 AM »
[quote name=\'melman1\' post=\'123167\' date=\'Jul 3 2006, 10:06 AM\']


I'm sure this is costing them much more to produce than running the usual B&W shows at that hour.  I'm really stumped by this one.
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It ain't the B&W shows they used to run then, it was Street Smarts, WBSM, and one of the Poker/Blackjack shows, no?

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2006, 01:42:10 PM »
[quote name=\'melman1\' post=\'123167\' date=\'Jul 3 2006, 09:06 AM\']
I'm sure this is costing them much more to produce than running the usual B&W shows at that hour.  I'm really stumped by this one.
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2006, 07:14:20 AM »
Playmania harkens back to the days when GSN did interactive programming over the phone.

Except those were five minute segments. And personally, they worked better as five minute segments than a whole 2-3 hour show. That and Mel Peachy gets on my bloody nerves. I tried a few times, but then gave up realizing it isn't worth it for fifty damn dollars.
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2006, 10:38:52 AM »
[quote name=\'TonicBH\' post=\'123327\' date=\'Jul 5 2006, 07:14 AM\']
That and Mel Peachy gets on my bloody nerves.
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There are people on the GSN board who think she's the greatest thing since sliced bread and have such names like "MelissaPeacheyFan", etc.....Personally, not only does she get on MY nerves too, but I don't think she's all that great to look at either..

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2006, 11:12:53 AM »
[quote name=\'aaron sica\' post=\'123339\' date=\'Jul 5 2006, 07:38 AM\']
Personally, not only does she get on MY nerves too, but I don't think she's all that great to look at either..
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She's irritating AND she has a face like a horse.

/would still hit it tho
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2006, 01:04:42 PM »
Better question: which Brit do you prefer?  Mel or that temp sub host thing off of Craigslist, Hannah?

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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2006, 02:05:55 PM »
I like Mel. She seems to be quite masterful at filling time.

Shandi's adorable, but she's not quite the ol' pro at Live TV with a producer yelling in her ear and contestants that don't say much more than "hi" and "fine."

Haven't seen the new girl yet. I've actually only caught the show twice.
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2006, 05:28:49 PM »
[quote name=\'FOXSportsFan\' post=\'123349\' date=\'Jul 5 2006, 12:04 PM\']
Better question: which Brit do you prefer?  Mel or that temp sub host thing off of Craigslist, Hannah?
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I'd rather ANY woman who's name is Hannah, whether she's a Brit or not. The name "Mel" is just kinda out there for me.

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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2006, 06:28:34 PM »
[quote name=\'cacLA8383\' post=\'123371\' date=\'Jul 5 2006, 02:28 PM\']
The name "Mel" is just kinda out there for me.
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Visions of Vic Tayback dance through your head? :)
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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2006, 08:29:00 PM »
[quote name=\'cacLA8383\' post=\'123371\' date=\'Jul 5 2006, 05:28 PM\']
[quote name=\'FOXSportsFan\' post=\'123349\' date=\'Jul 5 2006, 12:04 PM\']
Better question: which Brit do you prefer?  Mel or that temp sub host thing off of Craigslist, Hannah?
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I'd rather ANY woman who's name is Hannah, whether she's a Brit or not. The name "Mel" is just kinda out there for me.
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2006, 08:32:56 AM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'123379\' date=\'Jul 5 2006, 06:28 PM\']
[quote name=\'cacLA8383\' post=\'123371\' date=\'Jul 5 2006, 02:28 PM\']
The name "Mel" is just kinda out there for me.
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Visions of Vic Tayback dance through your head? :)
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Thank you, that was only the greatest reference, ever. :)

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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2006, 04:00:34 PM »
My opinions are the exact opposite of Mr. Lambert. I wouldn't say Mel is masterful at filling time, if you believe the word to mean good as using the same exact formula for doing so night in and night out. Count how many times you hear her say "we're PlayMania, we're live in Los Angeles," "get involved, text the word play," etc. I know she has to give the information over and over, but you figure for somebody who's been doing this kind of TV for a few years in the UK she could at least change it up once in a while.

Shandi on the other hand likes to have more fun with the crew, finds herself saying some awkward things to the callers and in response to them, and all in all makes the show more fun to watch for the entire duration.

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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2006, 06:30:36 PM »
Mel Peachey seems like a nice person and everything but something about her demeanor, especially her voice, feels so "Posh", "High class" and "Stereotypical British".

It's as if she felt she had to portray the "joke/parody" of the British so she could "relate" to Americans. I wonder how she is on her show in the UK?

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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2006, 08:51:02 PM »
The few minutes that I watched were without a doubt worse than anything I've seen on public access.  "Bizarre" is too polite a description.  The snippets they show over and over (and over...) as promos may well be highlights.

I can't imagine advertisers buying time on this.  Can anyone that the advertisers care about really be watching?
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