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ChuckNet

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« Reply #135 on: August 22, 2007, 07:07:54 AM »
Thanks to all who replied to my earlier post...found a source for the marathon, but I appreciate the offers.

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« Reply #136 on: August 22, 2007, 09:53:56 AM »
[quote name=\'mmb5\' post=\'161561\' date=\'Aug 21 2007, 11:04 PM\']
Feb 24 1988 - first announcement of Sajak's CBS show
May 1988 - Pat still taping daytime shows (from an article about a contestant)
Jul 27 1988 - Jack Clark dies
Nov 11 1988 - article mentions Tim Brando as a possibility
Nov 20 1988 - Goddess of Love airs
Dec 13 1988 - first announcement of Benirschke
Dec 14 1988 - first taping of Benirschke
Jan 9 1989 - first airing of Benirschke
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Nice work, first of all.

Interesting. They had 10 months to find a host, and waited until Dec. Furthermore, the immediate next day after the announcement, he was taping . Now, I'm not saying they didn't know it would be Rolf until Dec 13, but it does beg the curiousity : Did they have trouble filling the spot? Certainly by Dec, they were running out of time.

And Roger Twibell? Of ABC Sports? Geez.
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« Reply #137 on: August 22, 2007, 10:03:45 AM »
[quote name=\'mmb5\' post=\'161561\' date=\'Aug 21 2007, 10:04 PM\']
June 30 1989 - last airing of Benirschke, one article mentions new host possibilities include Pat Finn, John Davidson, Chuck Henry and Bob Eubanks
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(other selections would have been good.)
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« Reply #138 on: August 22, 2007, 10:08:56 AM »
[quote name=\'tvwxman\' post=\'161591\' date=\'Aug 22 2007, 08:53 AM\']
Interesting. They had 10 months to find a host, and waited until Dec. Furthermore, the immediate next day after the announcement, he was taping . Now, I'm not saying they didn't know it would be Rolf until Dec 13, but it does beg the curiousity : Did they have trouble filling the spot? Certainly by Dec, they were running out of time.
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Wasn't Jimmy Connors up for it, and supposedly nailed the audition, but commentating commitments stood in the way?

Or is that just rampant speculation?
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« Reply #139 on: August 22, 2007, 11:39:47 AM »
[quote name=\'Modor\' post=\'161583\' date=\'Aug 22 2007, 02:24 AM\']
While Rolf was nothing special, that's for sure, I don't think he was nearly as bad as people make him out to be.  
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Of course you don't.

The difference is that when Convy screwed up, he handled it with a fair amount of aplomb. Benirshke was a deer in the headlights from start to finish. He was EVERY bit as bad as people make him out to be.
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« Reply #140 on: August 22, 2007, 11:49:07 AM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'161597\' date=\'Aug 22 2007, 11:39 AM\']
[quote name=\'Modor\' post=\'161583\' date=\'Aug 22 2007, 02:24 AM\']
While Rolf was nothing special, that's for sure, I don't think he was nearly as bad as people make him out to be.  
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Of course you don't.

The difference is that when Convy screwed up, he handled it with a fair amount of aplomb. Benirshke was a deer in the headlights from start to finish. He was EVERY bit as bad as people make him out to be.
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I actually liked watching Rolf Benirschke and still do, though I'm obviously biased due to his other work.  That said, hasn't Rolf himself readily admitted -- pretty much every time the subject has come up -- that he wasn't a good fit for the job?
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« Reply #141 on: August 22, 2007, 11:54:41 AM »
[quote name=\'dzinkin\' post=\'161599\' date=\'Aug 22 2007, 08:49 AM\']
I actually liked watching Rolf Benirschke and still do, though I'm obviously biased due to his other work.  
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You can like him fine, just don't go suggesting that he was a remotely good host. :)
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« Reply #142 on: August 22, 2007, 11:55:17 AM »
[quote name=\'dzinkin\' post=\'161599\' date=\'Aug 22 2007, 11:49 AM\']
I actually liked watching Rolf Benirschke and still do, though I'm obviously biased due to his other work.  That said, hasn't Rolf himself readily admitted -- pretty much every time the subject has come up -- that he wasn't a good fit for the job?
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Yeah he said it on the E! True Hollywood Story that "He was not the right fit for the show". He can sing that in ragtime.
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« Reply #143 on: August 22, 2007, 12:48:52 PM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'161597\' date=\'Aug 22 2007, 08:39 AM\']The difference is that when Convy screwed up, he handled it with a fair amount of aplomb.[/quote]
Well, he was quite experienced in that area....

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« Reply #144 on: August 22, 2007, 04:35:56 PM »
[quote name=\'tpirfan28\' post=\'161592\' date=\'Aug 22 2007, 10:03 AM\']
[quote name=\'mmb5\' post=\'161561\' date=\'Aug 21 2007, 10:04 PM\']
June 30 1989 - last airing of Benirschke, one article mentions new host possibilities include Pat Finn, John Davidson, Chuck Henry and Bob Eubanks
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My kingdom for anyone who can figure out how Wheel of Fortune could have become a game of definitions.

(other selections would have been good.)
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« Reply #145 on: August 26, 2007, 12:51:09 AM »
Sorry if this has been posted before, but I haven't found it.  Does anyone have the original air date of the 10th anniversary WOF and the date of the first of the new puzzleboard?  Thanks

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« Reply #146 on: August 26, 2007, 01:11:07 AM »
[quote name=\'splinkynip\' post=\'161954\' date=\'Aug 26 2007, 12:51 AM\']
Does anyone have the original air date of the 10th anniversary WOF and the date of the first of the new puzzleboard?  Thanks
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The new board debuted late-February 1997, I wanna say the 24th.
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« Reply #147 on: August 26, 2007, 01:11:54 AM »
According to Wikipedia, the debut of the new puzzleboard debuted on 2/24/97 and the episode from the 10th Anniversary debut week that was just shown was originally aired on 9/10/92. A contestant named Denise was actually the first champion of the 10th Anniversary season as far as I can think of.
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« Reply #148 on: August 26, 2007, 04:27:06 AM »
An unsubstantiated reply followed by two tidbits nobody asked for. LOVE IT.
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