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itiparanoid13

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« on: July 07, 2008, 06:22:21 PM »
GSN just sent out the advanced schedules through July 28th.  They picked up the rights to both seasons of Donny Osmond's Pyramid.  It'll air weekdays at 6:00PM replacing Russian Roulette.  They changed up a few other things as well.  Catch 21 will be rerun weekdays at 10:00PM, Pyramid will be shown at 10:30PM, Lingo at 11:00PM, and Whammy! at 11:30PM.
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008, 06:28:48 PM »
And yet, $25,000 Pyramid sits on the shelf.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008, 06:37:12 PM »
[quote name=\'tpirfan28\' post=\'190076\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 03:28 PM\']
And yet, $25,000 Pyramid sits on the shelf.
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Ultimately, any Pyramid is better than no Pyramid.
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008, 06:42:10 PM »
[quote name=\'itiparanoid13\' post=\'190074\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 05:22 PM\']It'll air weekdays at 6:00PM replacing Russian Roulette.[/quote]Didn't Ion air it at this exact same time?  Didn't it flop there as well?
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008, 07:23:10 PM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'190079\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 05:37 PM\']
[quote name=\'tpirfan28\' post=\'190076\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 03:28 PM\']
And yet, $25,000 Pyramid sits on the shelf.
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Ultimately, any Pyramid is better than no Donny Pyramid.
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Fixed that for you. :)

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008, 07:47:55 PM »
[quote name=\'TheInquisitiveOne\' post=\'190091\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 07:23 PM\']
Fixed that for you. :)

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No fail, but I'll admit the show was fairly tolerable. However, it lacked a lot in drama, and tried to make up for it with rave lighting. With a smoother format, consistent judging, and better writing ("What Donny Osmond's Podium Might Say" is a horrible category), it would've worked. Oh yeah, and the tournament was awful.

Wouldn't hurt to get a brighter set and distinct theme song. I still say the show could be back in the next 10 years, but they really need to go back to the drawing board, and watch some Clark episodes.
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2008, 09:10:04 PM »
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' post=\'190096\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 04:47 PM\']No fail, but I'll admit the show was fairly tolerable. [/quote] Oh man, you must have been smoking the potent stuff if Pyramid 2002 was 'tolerable.' ;)

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but they really need to go back to the drawing board, and watch some Clark episodes.
I can see trying to 'modernize' the show, but there are some things that changed for no good reason, and really, violate the rules of Good Game Shows (to wit: have a score display on screen, keep a static shot on the playing team, and have a tournament that builds to a climactic finish instead of "Time's up; the player in the wings just won $100,000!")
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2008, 09:35:27 PM »
[quote name=\'TLEberle\' post=\'190107\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 09:10 PM\']
Oh man, you must have been smoking the potent stuff if Pyramid 2002 was 'tolerable.' ;)
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I thought it was, but from 2002-04, I was still drinking heavily and the program ran in my area at 1:37am.

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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2008, 11:52:34 PM »
I got my first DVD recorder for Christmas 2004, so I view this as a chance to replace second- and third-generation copies with OB's, nothing more.
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2008, 11:57:26 PM »
A sort of semi-off topic question for Alex... do you get the same PDFs that the Perf has been posting on his site?  I'm only asking since his site is going down next month and I find those to be a great resource.  

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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2008, 12:41:44 AM »
[quote name=\'TLEberle\' post=\'190107\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 08:10 PM\']the rules of Good Game Shows (to wit: SNIP have a tournament that builds to a climactic finish instead of "Time's up; the player in the wings just won $100,000!")
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You forgot the bigger rule: When you call it a $100,000 Tournament, someone had damn well better win $100,000!
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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2008, 10:19:14 AM »
[quote name=\'snowpeck\' post=\'190148\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 11:57 PM\']
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Naw...Since your request came in that form and not something like "Pleez keep giving me copies of the GSN schedules becuz I need them to live OMGBBQ!!!!!!!!11111111" I think it looks ok :)

/Not to mention you asked a question I'd been wondering as well
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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2008, 10:51:56 AM »
[quote name=\'snowpeck\' post=\'190148\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 11:57 PM\']
A sort of semi-off topic question for Alex... do you get the same PDFs that the Perf has been posting on his site?  I'm only asking since his site is going down next month and I find those to be a great resource.  

/Trying to not be one of those demanding people...
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I do yes, and I'll be posting them whenever he's done.  It's not demanding at all, I'll seriously take any suggestions for additions.  We just got the July 21st and July 28th PDF schedules.  If he doesn't get those up by the end of this week I'll throw them up somewhere.  We haven't gotten PDFs in ages (except for those most recent ones) because Thursday is a big press event.


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Naw...Since your request came in that form and not something like "Pleez keep giving me copies of the GSN schedules becuz I need them to live OMGBBQ!!!!!!!!11111111" I think it looks ok :)

I have gotten a few of those, too, haha.  Incidentally two of those emails came from the same people who yelled at me for, you know, being out of town and enjoying parties with friends and family on the Fourth.  Some readers really don't like when you have a life apparently.
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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2008, 11:02:05 AM »
[quote name=\'itiparanoid13\' post=\'190193\' date=\'Jul 8 2008, 10:51 AM\']Incidentally two of those emails came from the same people who yelled at me for, you know, being out of town and enjoying parties with friends and family on the Fourth.  Some readers really don't like when you have a life apparently.[/quote]
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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2008, 12:34:46 PM »
[quote name=\'Jay Temple\' post=\'190155\' date=\'Jul 8 2008, 12:41 AM\']
You forgot the bigger rule: When you call it a $100,000 Tournament, someone had damn well better win $100,000!  [/quote]

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Donnymid had its good and bad points. Donny was the best thing about the show, the rules, judging and the "six in twenty seconds" was the worst, IMO.  At least we'll get to see the shows where Betty White and Dick Clark played against each other. They showed the young'uns how it should be done.

Hey, at least they're not putting on John Davidson's version of Pyramid - talk about a version that's unwatchable. The one show where Davidson said "You need seven to tie, and eight to win." They had to yell at him that they could only tie, not win. If you're going to host a show, LEARN THE RULES!!! At least Donny knew the rules. 'Nuff said.
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