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Matt Ottinger

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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2006, 08:49:35 PM »
[quote name=\'JenKennings\' post=\'133096\' date=\'Oct 1 2006, 05:32 PM\']
No, five-point penalty. (GECB)[/quote]
You know more about the world of quiz bowl than I do (actually, it's been specifically proven that you know more about a great deal of stuff than I do...) but the phrase I always associate with College Bowl is "You're playing for a 25 point bonus question, here's your tossup."  Or, if you needed something shorter, just "Here's your toss-up."  Frankly, though, that's going to be a pretty obscure one no matter what you use.
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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2006, 09:00:26 PM »
And where is...

"Would YOU like to be QUEEN for a DAY?"
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« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2006, 09:20:04 PM »
Here's a couple I thought of.

"Next time you're at a checkout counter and you hear the beep [beep beep] think of the fun you could have on Supermarket Sweep!"

And if you want to stretch the term game show by a bit, you could use "The tribe has spoken" from Survivor. It certainly has entered the world of pop culture.
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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2006, 10:15:45 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2006, 10:42:10 PM »
[quote name=\'DrBear\' post=\'133122\' date=\'Oct 1 2006, 08:00 PM\']
And where is...

"Would YOU like to be QUEEN for a DAY?"
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Right here.

[quote name=\'JenKennings\' post=\'133096\' date=\'Oct 1 2006, 04:32 PM\']Do you feel the need for greed? (G)
Would you like to be queen for a day? (QfaD)
Bachelor Number One? (TDG)[/quote]

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« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2006, 10:57:14 PM »
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'133121\' date=\'Oct 1 2006, 08:49 PM\']
[quote name=\'JenKennings\' post=\'133096\' date=\'Oct 1 2006, 05:32 PM\']
No, five-point penalty. (GECB)[/quote]
You know more about the world of quiz bowl than I do (actually, it's been specifically proven that you know more about a great deal of stuff than I do...) but the phrase I always associate with College Bowl is "You're playing for a 25 point bonus question, here's your tossup."  Or, if you needed something shorter, just "Here's your toss-up."  Frankly, though, that's going to be a pretty obscure one no matter what you use.
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I'd tend to take your word on this, since I've only seen tapes of that show a handful of times, and it was a while ago.  Other takes on most familiar GE College Bowl host-speak?

Dumb Dora: lost out to "match the stars."  Also, not a catchphrase so much as a template.
"Whoopee": again, not really a catchphrase.  (As I have self-defined it.) :)
But I might buy the "chosen especially for you thing" for TNG.  What's the definitive phrasing?

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« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2006, 05:41:42 AM »
Here are more...

"I've got it!"- Face the Music
"Door #1, Door #2, or Door #3?"- LMAD
"Pack your bags"- Davidson HS
"As they look at it, we want you to see it at home"- Password
"And heeeerrrre they arrrrrre!"- The Dating Game
"It cannot be changed"- Dream House

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« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2006, 06:22:48 AM »
[quote name=\'whewfan\' post=\'133161\' date=\'Oct 2 2006, 05:41 AM\']
Here are more...

"I've got it!"- Face the Music
"Door #1, Door #2, or Door #3?"- LMAD
"Pack your bags"- Davidson HS
"As they look at it, we want you to see it at home"- Password
"And heeeerrrre they arrrrrre!"- The Dating Game
"It cannot be changed"- Dream House
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Okay, I think we're getting a little desperate here....do we honestly think the american public remembers "Face the Music" or "Dream House"? And squares had better more recognizable catch phrases than some hack delivering "Pack your bags" every day because he couldn't ad-lib anything else.

To me, a good catch phrase incorporates the essence of the show, if not, the title of the show. To wit:

"The password is....."
"I can Name That Tune in _ Notes"
"Would you like to be queen for a day?"

and for my favorite, see my signature.....
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« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2006, 10:01:06 AM »
Maybe it's just me, but I have fun with, "That's one down and 9 to go. Bennett?" Might the "down/to go" work?

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« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2006, 12:02:25 PM »
[quote name='tvwxman' date='Oct 2 2006, 05:22 AM' post='133162']
[quote name='whewfan' post='133161' date='Oct 2 2006, 05:41 AM']
To me, a good catch phrase incorporates the essence of the show, if not, the title of the show. To wit:

"The password is....."
"I can Name That Tune in _ Notes"
"Would you like to be queen for a day?"

and for my favorite, see my signature.....
[/quote]

The even more appropriate "T or C" catch phrase, since it encompasses the entire life of the series (Barker only used the "may all your consequences..." signoff:

"You didn't tell the truth, so you must pay the consequences."

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« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2006, 01:01:12 PM »
[quote name=\'tvwxman\' post=\'133162\' date=\'Oct 2 2006, 05:22 AM\']
And squares had better more recognizable catch phrases than some hack delivering "Pack your bags" every day because he couldn't ad-lib anything else.
[/quote]

"The object for our players is to get three stars in a row, either across, up or down or diagonally..."
"Circle gets the square!" (already mentioned)
"X gets the square!"
"And that's the Secret Square!"
"Charley Weaver to block..."  (or Paul Lynde or George  Gobel)
"The rest of us play a game called the Hollywood Squares." (closing, after a number of plugs for TV shows, club appearances, etc.)

Many one-time lines get quoted alot, like Paul's "Hell's Angels" and "dual-purpose cattle" zingers.  I consider those Seinfeld lines because they were used exactly once and still get a lot of play.

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« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2006, 01:06:51 PM »
[quote name=\'cweaver\' post=\'133179\' date=\'Oct 2 2006, 12:01 PM\']
Many one-time lines get quoted alot, like Paul's "Hell's Angels" and "dual-purpose cattle" zingers.  I consider those Seinfeld lines because they were used exactly once and still get a lot of play.
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Off-topic, but on Dixon's site I came across a George Gobel zinger I hadn't seen before and I'm still laughing about it a week later.

PM: George, according to weather records, what is the wettest place on earth?
GG: The parking lot at Busch Gardens.

Ha! Thanks, Dixon, for your continued fine work!
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« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2006, 01:18:58 PM »
[quote name=\'cweaver\' post=\'133102\' date=\'Oct 1 2006, 05:08 PM\']
"Mystery guest, will you enter and sign in, please?"
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This is the first one I thought of; though I would streamline it to "Enter and sign in, please".
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« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2006, 07:44:30 PM »
[quote name=\'Neumms\' post=\'133180\' date=\'Oct 2 2006, 12:06 PM\']
Off-topic, but on Dixon's site I came across a George Gobel zinger I hadn't seen before and I'm still laughing about it a week later.

PM: George, according to weather records, what is the wettest place on earth?
GG: The parking lot at Busch Gardens.

Ha! Thanks, Dixon, for your continued fine work!
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Thanks for the kind words, and I had forgotten all about that one being on my site!  You're right, it's a gem.

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« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2006, 11:01:10 PM »
[quote name=\'Modor\' post=\'133181\' date=\'Oct 2 2006, 10:18 AM\'][quote name=\'cweaver\' post=\'133102\' date=\'Oct 1 2006, 05:08 PM\']"Mystery guest, will you enter and sign in, please?"[/quote]This is the first one I thought of; though I would streamline it to "Enter and sign in, please".[/quote]Which then gets the list-maker into the same sort of situation as saying "Play it again, Sam" was the most memorable line from Casablanca.  The line is "Mystery guest, will you enter and sign in, please." If you're going to go with that at all.
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