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catnap1972

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« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2008, 12:50:44 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!
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Since I didn't watch religiously when it was originally on, what in the hell was the story with that?

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« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2008, 01:48:54 PM »
[quote name=\'catnap1972\' post=\'190212\' date=\'Jul 8 2008, 09:50 AM\']
[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!
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Since I didn't watch religiously when it was originally on, what in the hell was the story with that?
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The $100,000 tournament, in one of it's several different formats, only allowed for the contestant's total lifetime earnings to exceed $100,000. It consisted of a $25,000 semifinal and a $50,000 final. That plus your initial $25,000 win gives you $100,000. Note that there's no guarantee the semifinal and final WCs will be won...

Jay Temple

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« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2008, 01:58:36 PM »
They actually only had two formats, twice each.

Six players:
Each pair of players plays two games. You play for $25,000 for one win, $75,000 for the second. If no one won that way, the best time for $25K was the winner. Both times, it was decided in that manner. However, if two players had each won the $100K in the former manner, they'd both be winners.

Four players:
Each pair of players plays two games, and each trip is worth $25K. The top winners from those two days face each other on day three, and each trip is worth $50K. No one won $100K either of the times they did this, but conceivably one could have won more.
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« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2008, 02:40:16 PM »
Ugh. Couldn't they have just aired the same damn $100K season they ran into the ground instead? At least I could watch good Pyramid as opposed to the horrible-ness of Donnymid.
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« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2008, 03:39:30 PM »
[quote name=\'BillCullen1\' post=\'190209\' date=\'Jul 8 2008, 12:34 PM\']
the "six in twenty seconds" was the worst[/quote]
For me, 6 in 20 was actually an improvement, seeing how often 7 in 30 was nailed on The (New) $25,000/$100,000 Pyramid.

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« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2008, 09:47:04 PM »
[quote name=\'Jay Temple\' post=\'190227\' date=\'Jul 8 2008, 01:58 PM\']
They actually only had two formats, twice each.

Six players:
Each pair of players plays two games. You play for $25,000 for one win, $75,000 for the second. If no one won that way, the best time for $25K was the winner. Both times, it was decided in that manner. However, if two players had each won the $100K in the former manner, they'd both be winners.[/quote]

Which was pretty anticlimactic, especially b/c of the aforementioned outcome both times this format was used.

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Four players:
Each pair of players plays two games, and each trip is worth $25K. The top winners from those two days face each other on day three, and each trip is worth $50K. No one won $100K either of the times they did this, but conceivably one could have won more.

Not to mention the 3rd tournament didn't even have a $50K win in the finals (kinda like Trump Card's season-ending $100K tourney, where the grand prize could only be claimed by winning the bonus round in the finals, which didn't happen).

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« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2008, 10:00:50 PM »
[quote name=\'Kevin Prather\' post=\'190223\' date=\'Jul 8 2008, 10:48 AM\']The $100,000 tournament, in one of it's several different formats, only allowed for the contestant's total lifetime earnings to exceed $100,000. It consisted of a $25,000 semifinal and a $50,000 final. That plus your initial $25,000 win gives you $100,000. Note that there's no guarantee the semifinal and final WCs will be won...[/quote]No, but a contestant who won all six Winner's Circle rounds would have won $175,000, since the $25,000 semi-final and $50,000 championship prizes were up for grabs in each half of the show.
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« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2008, 07:48:06 PM »
I think it's funny that GSN is leaving in the references to "pyramidgameshow.com" when typing that in now takes you to the ION TV website.

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« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2008, 08:47:17 PM »
Eh.... it's definitely not the classic that, say, $20,000 Pyramid (my personal favorite) was, but I enjoy Donnymid enough on its own. It's something other than another airing of Family Feud or Dog Eat Dog.

I always did like their slick graphic package, if nothing else.

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« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2008, 07:26:20 PM »
[quote name=\'TroubadourNando\' post=\'192296\' date=\'Jul 27 2008, 07:47 PM\']
Eh.... it's definitely not the classic that, say, $20,000 Pyramid (my personal favorite) was, but I enjoy Donnymid enough on its own. It's something other than another airing of Family Feud or Dog Eat Dog.

I always did like their slick graphic package, if nothing else.
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The entire production was way better looking then say Karn 'Feud' which it ran concurrently with. Then and now I like this remake.

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« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2008, 07:20:14 PM »
We'll get at least a couple hours of Clark one of those upcoming marathons. Looks like the skeds on Buzzer are showing 1983. What the heck?

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« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2008, 01:33:17 PM »
[quote name=\'PaulD\' post=\'192497\' date=\'Jul 28 2008, 06:26 PM\']
[quote name=\'TroubadourNando\' post=\'192296\' date=\'Jul 27 2008, 07:47 PM\']
Eh.... it's definitely not the classic that, say, $20,000 Pyramid (my personal favorite) was, but I enjoy Donnymid enough on its own. It's something other than another airing of Family Feud or Dog Eat Dog.

I always did like their slick graphic package, if nothing else.
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The entire production was way better looking then say Karn 'Feud' which it ran concurrently with. Then and now I like this remake.
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If the worst version of a show is only this bad, the show's had a pretty damn good history.
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rwalker

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« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2008, 06:18:56 PM »
Was the Dick Clark challenge in 2002 or 2003? I would like to catch it again, just for the heck of it.

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« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2008, 09:05:30 AM »
November 2002
It's one of the events I'm waiting to see on the .pdf's.
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« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2008, 02:57:44 PM »
[quote name=\'Jay Temple\' post=\'194809\' date=\'Aug 22 2008, 09:05 AM\']
November 2002
It's one of the events I'm waiting to see on the .pdf's.
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And IIRC, it happened the week of Thanksgiving, and was a three-day event.

/Or was the tournament during Thanksgiving week?
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