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cool245

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« on: August 14, 2007, 12:45:18 PM »
From the Buzzer Blog:

On August 18 from 10am to 3pm, GSN will air Wheel of Fortune including a Woolery episode. On August 19 from 10am to 3pm, Jeopardy! will air. In the August 19th overnight slot, Play Your Hunch and a To Tell The Truth episode that Griffin hosted will air.

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007, 01:01:53 PM »
Congratulations GSN...this actually seems like a good tribute.  I wonder if an Art Fleming J! will also be a part of this.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007, 01:06:32 PM »
They have shown the finale from the revival in the late 70s with Fleming before so it would be nice to see since I didn't have GSN at that time

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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2007, 01:39:09 PM »
Holy crap...a Woolery Wheel episode?!?

Wow.

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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2007, 02:08:47 PM »
That sound you hear is everyone mashing the buttons on their DVR/TiVo remotes.

Seems like there definitely was some thought put into this.  I'm impressed.
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2007, 02:13:31 PM »
Stunts like this make me wish they aired vault stuff more often. A daily hour of whatever they feel like, tying it into some news of the day.

It could be done. It should be done. Damn shame we have to wait for people to die to see it done.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2007, 03:33:01 PM »
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It could be done. It should be done. Damn shame we have to wait for people to die to see it done.
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I'm more surprised they're actually showing when people are awake.

Would be nice to see them actually honor the man without having to promote their other shows via crunches, but you know how that goes.
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2007, 03:39:12 PM »
[quote name=\'Joe Mello\' post=\'160571\' date=\'Aug 14 2007, 02:08 PM\']
That sound you hear is everyone mashing the buttons on their DVR/TiVo remotes.

Seems like there definitely was some thought put into this.  I'm impressed.
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Actually, I was mashing buttons on my phone to see if a relative can record it for me. :)

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Stunts like this make me wish they aired vault stuff more often. A daily hour of whatever they feel like, tying it into some news of the day. [/quote]Headline Chasers, damnit. :)
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It could be done. It should be done. Damn shame we have to wait for people to die to see it done.
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2007, 03:44:37 PM »
Hopefully someone can unconfuse me.

IIRC, we were always led to believe that any Woolery eps (as well as Vanna's first ep) were the property of NBC, and that was the reason GSN couldn't show any of them (that is, when GSN was running WoF on a regular basis).  Does that mean that we've debunked another urban legend?

I don't want to be a party pooper here, and not that I don't trust Alex's info, but I'd kinda like to see something with GSN's contact info before I completely buy into at least two previously-only-seen-on-NBC eps showing up on the network when NBC eps had never been on before.  Forgive me if I seem skeptical (hey, if I'm wrong, I'll happily take it).
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2007, 04:06:37 PM »
Seconded on the skepticism...I'll have the TV on for the tribute, but that's really a longshot about the Woolery ep.
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2007, 04:06:44 PM »
[quote name=\'SRIV94\' post=\'160587\' date=\'Aug 14 2007, 02:44 PM\']
Hopefully someone can unconfuse me.

IIRC, we were always led to believe that any Woolery eps (as well as Vanna's first ep) were the property of NBC, and that was the reason GSN couldn't show any of them (that is, when GSN was running WoF on a regular basis).  Does that mean that we've debunked another urban legend?

I don't want to be a party pooper here, and not that I don't trust Alex's info, but I'd kinda like to see something with GSN's contact info before I completely buy into at least two previously-only-seen-on-NBC eps showing up on the network when NBC eps had never been on before.  Forgive me if I seem skeptical (hey, if I'm wrong, I'll happily take it).
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Is this proof enough?

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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2007, 04:10:43 PM »
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Is this proof enough?

GSN Press Release
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That will do.

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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2007, 04:12:44 PM »
[quote name=\'Pyramid80\' post=\'160592\' date=\'Aug 14 2007, 04:06 PM\']
Is this proof enough?

GSN Press Release
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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2007, 04:52:54 PM »
OK GSN - what else do you have that you've been holding out on us?

An early Woolery ep - I wonder how early.  During E's Wheel of Fortune tribute a few years back, they aired a few clips from the premiere - you don't suppose it could be that, do you?  And Vanna's debut...I agree with this statement

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Stunts like this make me wish they aired vault stuff more often. A daily hour of whatever they feel like, tying it into some news of the day.

It could be done. It should be done. Damn shame we have to wait for people to die to see it done.

I've always thought they should air the vault shows every so often, or else what's the point of it just sitting there?

Since I'm GSN-less right now, hopefully one of you good folks out there will record it for me :)
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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2007, 05:17:39 PM »
I'm most definitely going to rig up the VCR to tape it, and I'm excited to see what's going to air, but I can't help being realistic about this a little bit. Sorry to rain on anyone's parade or dash hopes, but upon reading the press release, here's what I got out of it:

Saturday's Griffin tribute will feature an early Woolery "Wheel of Fortune" appearance, White's debut in 1982 and the show's first road trip to New York City.

It doesn't come out and say it has episodes with Chuck Woolery and Vanna White's appearance...The show's first road trip to NYC was in the 1988-1989 season, which we know GSN has.

I would LOVE to be proven wrong...And will gladly eat my serving of crow...But what I see airing in Wheel's Marathon are some minor clips of Woolery and White's early appearance, along with full episodes from the 1988-1989 season.
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