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tjhornikel

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« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2006, 11:46:11 PM »
I suppose "The Joker's Wild is a game of definitions." would not be appropriate. But how about...

"Can  you come back tomorrow"-Jack Barry-TJW

"The bucks or the box"-Geoff Edwards-TNTH

"One of these stars is sitting in the secret square."-Kenny Williams-THS

"Will the real <blank> please stand up?"-TTTT

"Oh Vanna!"-Pat Sajak-WOF
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Robert Hutchinson

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« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2006, 05:58:59 AM »
[quote name=\'tjhornikel\' post=\'133248\' date=\'Oct 2 2006, 11:46 PM\']
"Will the real <blank> please stand up?"-TTTT[/quote]
[quote name=\'JenKennings\' post=\'133096\' date=\'Oct 1 2006, 05:32 PM\']
Will the real ____ please stand up? (TTtT)[/quote]
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« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2006, 12:35:25 PM »
[quote name=\'TLEberle\' post=\'133243\' date=\'Oct 2 2006, 10:01 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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Except that you could also lay claim to "Will the first [next] challenger enter and sign in, please?" too.  "Sign in, please" shortens it to the common element in the line.

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« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2006, 01:54:52 PM »
It's silly semantic arguments like this that is why I stay as far away from these threads as I can.
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wheelloon

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« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2006, 06:21:36 PM »
I'd also consider variations of:

"The actual retail price... (then applied to showcase or contestant's row)," or "______ you're going to PLAY......... PLINKO!!!! for a chance at $_____," or part of Bob's long spiel at the big wheel--TPIR

"I'll take ____ for the block (win)"-- TTD or HS

"Press your luck or pass?" --PYL

"Now entering the studio are today's contestants." --J!

"RSTLNE/3 more consonants and one more vowel" or "Try not to hit Bankrupt, because if you do you'll lose all your cash, but not your merchandise because once you buy a prize it's yours to keep"--WOF

The longer a show's been on, the more familiar the lingo that the hosts use on there becomes to the average viewer. TPIR, J!, and WOF are the obvious examples here...
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« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2006, 10:41:53 PM »
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' post=\'133099\' date=\'Oct 1 2006, 04:41 PM\']
From your own show, "I'll take (insert topic) for $200, Alex."
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I realize we don't hear it as much these days on J!, but the phrase I always associate (in a variety of variant forms) is, "Make sure your response is in the form of a question."  Certainly no better than fostergray82's suggestion, but worth throwing out there...

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« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2006, 12:17:17 AM »
[quote name=\'JenKennings\' post=\'133135\' date=\'Oct 1 2006, 09:57 PM\']
But I might buy the "chosen especially for you thing" for TNG.  What's the definitive phrasing?
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I don't know if you can call this "definitive," since it came from an April 1985 episode of The All New Newlywed Game, but here's the exact phrasing of the two we discussed in this thread:

"Okay, with the wives secluded safely offstage it's time to answer some five point questions."

"Ken and Laura, you're our grand prize winners today!  And now Ken and Laura, as today's winners of The All New Newlywed Game, here's that special prize, chosen just for you, a fabulous second honeymoon to Hawaii!"

Hopefully in the next couple of days I can dig out that 1960s episode I have to see how they're phrased in that one.

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« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2006, 12:22:34 PM »
(Formatting modified by moderator. -DZ)

== JAY SEZ: ==
FAMILY FEUD (Ray Combs):
-- For $(xx),000, what did our survey SAY??!
-- BAM!!
-- YOU... GOT THE CASH!!

FAMILY FEUD (Louie Anderson):
-- (answer here)...up there?
-- Kimmie, Jason -- "Feud"!
-- Go up there and touch that... THERE IT IS!!
-- Be good to your family; come back and see ours! "Feud"!!

SPLIT SECOND:
-- Take a look at the board...

BLOCKBUSTERS:
-- Successful gold-to-gold gets ya $5,000.
-- Get ready for our game of skill and strategy...

LINGO:
-- It's not just letters... it's LINGO!

JEOPARDY!:
-- This... is... JEOPARDY!
-- Remember to respond in the form of a question...
-- WHOOOOA! They teach ya that in law school, hunh?

CRYPTKEEPER'S HAUNTED HOUSE:
-- Hey, Cryptkeeper... don't go away mad... JUST GO AWAY!!!

That's all I can come up with for now... I'll see if I can find more!
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« Reply #38 on: October 09, 2006, 02:09:20 PM »
[quote name=\'JayRockUSA\' post=\'133946\' date=\'Oct 9 2006, 12:22 PM\']
== JAY SEZ: ==
That's all I can come up with for now... I'll see if I can find more!
Love 2 All!! Kelly out!
[/quote]
Come up with more? 95% of the ones you came up with here aren't even catchphrases. (weak exception being Lingo's)

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Robert Hutchinson

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« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2006, 02:49:11 PM »
I'd say that several of those were actually said a whole lot on their respective shows--it's just that they were dumb things to say.

"Go up there and touch that" especially. Possibly the worst "exciting buildup" ever.

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« Reply #40 on: October 09, 2006, 08:01:17 PM »
[quote name=\'JayRockUSA\' post=\'133946\' date=\'Oct 9 2006, 09:22 AM\']
-- WHOOOOA! They teach ya that in law school, hunh?
[/quote]
That deserves a "Wow," a scarecrow, a brick, and anything else that's blunt enough to throw.

You'd think that if he was going to call an obscure quote like that a catch phrase, he'd at least get the quote right...

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« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2006, 09:03:32 PM »
[quote name=\'whoserman\' post=\'133994\' date=\'Oct 9 2006, 05:01 PM\']
That deserves a "Wow," a scarecrow, a brick, and anything else that's blunt enough to throw.

You'd think that if he was going to call an obscure quote like that a catch phrase, he'd at least get the quote right...
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I get the feeling that JayRock didn't pay attention to the standard Usenet / message board adage of "lurk for a while before you post, so you get an idea of the culture and don't look like an idiot."
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« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2006, 09:39:53 PM »
The correct answer, with all due respect, is that he merely got away with it at G-R for 3 years and counting. I can't as easily link to his current account, but his record at the old boards is linkable.

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« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2006, 10:30:28 PM »
[quote name=\'JasonA1\' post=\'134007\' date=\'Oct 9 2006, 09:39 PM\']
The correct answer, with all due respect, is that he merely got away with it at G-R for 3 years and counting. I can't as easily link to his current account, but his record at the old boards is linkable.[/quote]
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« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2006, 10:51:17 PM »
[quote name=\'JasonA1\' post=\'134007\' date=\'Oct 9 2006, 06:39 PM\']
The correct answer, with all due respect, is that he merely got away with it at G-R for 3 years and counting. I can't as easily link to his current account, but his record at the old boards is linkable.
[/quote]

Ho. Lee. Christ.

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