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DoorNumberFour

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What's the most fanboy-ish game show fact you know?
« on: November 18, 2007, 08:49:53 AM »
Something that, if uttered in public, would completely expose you as a game show nerd.

Mine would have to be the Tic Tac Dough 1978 board being controlled by 9 Apple II computers and an Altair 8800 system.
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beatlefreak84

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What's the most fanboy-ish game show fact you know?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007, 10:04:15 AM »
Probably that Thom McKee won $312,700 on TTD or that Michael Larson won $110,237 on PYL.

Oh, and there was a host of WOF before Pat Sajak...;)

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Steve Gavazzi

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What's the most fanboy-ish game show fact you know?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2007, 01:50:06 PM »
Cripe, where to begin?

wheelloon

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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007, 02:33:37 PM »
Either:

The puzzle that Ms. Horowitz (sp?) won the tournament of champs with on the original Concentration was "DAMASCUS, SYRIA"

OR:

The only dollar values that have been on EVERY Wheel layout since the show premiered in 1975 are $300 and $500 (yes, including that *ahem* Goen version).
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What's the most fanboy-ish game show fact you know?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2007, 02:39:42 PM »
There are so many here.  I hope you don't mind a few examples.

Tex Crenshaw was the first to win a car on TJW.

Allen Ludden hosted a pilot for TJW before the show made it to the air.

Wink Martindale hosted a handful of shows before he became famous for TTD.

There were two more daytime Wheel hosts because Pat left that version.

There even was a daytime Wheel.

Wow.  A (bleep)load.
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MikeK

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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2007, 02:43:21 PM »
[quote name=\'Johnissoevil\' post=\'169828\' date=\'Nov 18 2007, 02:39 PM\']Wink Martindale hosted a handful of shows before he became famous for TTD.

There even was a daytime Wheel.[/quote]
These are fanboi-ish?

Kevin Prather

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What's the most fanboy-ish game show fact you know?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2007, 02:53:43 PM »
2-12-1-9-4

2-11-17-7-4

2-9-17-8

2-8-18-16-13-3-5-11-7-4

Those are the 4 patterns Larson used to win his money. He didn't bother to use the 5th one: 2-4-12-17-8.

tpirfan28

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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2007, 03:01:48 PM »
[quote name=\'whoserman\' post=\'169831\' date=\'Nov 18 2007, 02:53 PM\']
2-12-1-9-4
2-11-17-7-4
2-9-17-8
2-8-18-16-13-3-5-11-7-4
2-4-12-17-8.
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Gotta agree with those...don't think you can get any nerdier than that.

/I mean that in a good way
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2007, 03:13:52 PM »
Here's another one:

All of the lights on the set of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (Regis' version) used a combined total of 1,896 amps of electricity.
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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2007, 03:22:02 PM »
[quote name=\'MikeK\' post=\'169829\' date=\'Nov 18 2007, 03:43 PM\']
[quote name=\'Johnissoevil\' post=\'169828\' date=\'Nov 18 2007, 02:39 PM\']Wink Martindale hosted a handful of shows before he became famous for TTD.

There even was a daytime Wheel.[/quote]
These are fanboi-ish?
[/quote]

They are in our age group, anyway.
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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2007, 03:27:06 PM »
Name a game show, and I can [likely] tell you what kind of microphones and/or cameras were used.

Wait, that's more "techie" than "fanboy"....

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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2007, 03:30:25 PM »
The premiere dates to most of the more popular shows, in various incarnations. Off the top of my head...

The Price is Right
September 4, 1972
September 12, 1994 (Davidson)

Wheel
January 6, 1975
September 5, 12, or 19, 1983 (nighttime)

Feud
July 12, 1976
July 4, 1988 (Combs)
September 20, 1999 (current)

Pyramid
March 26, 1973
January 19, 1976 ($20,000 version)
September 20, 1982 (CBS)

Card Sharks
April 24, 1978
January 6, 1986 (CBS)
September 17, 2001 (Bullard)

And even a few short-lived shows.

Dream House
April 4, 1983

Whew!
April 23, 1979

Break the Bank
April 12, 1976 (Kennedy)

I could rattle off a few more, but I'm scaring myself here. :-P
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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2007, 03:41:55 PM »
"Sale of the Century" is the only game show known where a husband and wife pair were both undefeated champions and/or won the top prize. (IIRC, Richard and Rani White; Richard during the Winner's Board format, Rani during the Winner's Big Money Game format.) (Can I say I remember seeing this in a library book at university?)

The only time Hollywood Squares did not play a Secret Square game was during the "You Fool!" incident during Season 2. Not good enough? OK, the Mr. X involved in that incident also was a contestant on "It Takes Two" and, much earlier, "Wheel of Fortune."

Speaking of "It Takes Two," isn't that the last series Dick Clark hosted? (I think the blooper shows had run their course with Dick as host, and the NYE shows aren't in the same vein. Corrections welcome.)

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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2007, 03:45:37 PM »
[quote name=\'GameShowFan\' post=\'169841\' date=\'Nov 18 2007, 03:41 PM\']
Speaking of "It Takes Two," isn't that the last series Dick Clark hosted? (I think the blooper shows had run their course with Dick as host, and the NYE shows aren't in the same vein. Corrections welcome.)
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IIRC, he still hosted the occasional Blooper special up until the early-2000s. I think they still air from time to time, but Dick stopped hosting before his stroke.

Failing that, he hosted "Winning Lines" from early-2000...
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« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2007, 05:03:32 PM »
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