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Neumms

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« Reply #90 on: October 11, 2010, 01:38:56 PM »
[quote name=\'Joe Mello\' post=\'248945\' date=\'Oct 9 2010, 09:03 PM\']FGN was good, even though there was plenty of stuff I found iffy (eg the crowd shots, low cash card amounts vis-a-vis very large top dollar) and Guesstures looked slow as all get out.  It's really interesting to how badly a game of charades needs a floor.[/quote]

It struck me as crazy that the "get lowered behind the wall" gimmick had nothing whatsoever to do with game play. Seems to me if you pass a family member, he or she should be out for the round (which means you can only pass twice, which seems reasonable). Or start them down below, so when you pass, there's a time penalty with the next one rising up.

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« Reply #91 on: October 11, 2010, 01:58:27 PM »
[quote name=\'Neumms\' post=\'249017\' date=\'Oct 11 2010, 01:38 PM\']It struck me as crazy that the "get lowered behind the wall" gimmick had nothing whatsoever to do with game play.[/quote]
But it has everything to do with the game.  (For those unfamiliar with the board game, the clues are set on a prop clapboard and a timer drops the clues at regular intervals)

I agree that the implementation of the gimmick could've been better (maybe give each family member has 45 seconds to convey as many clues as possible before they drop), but I still think the major hindrances to the game are the lack of perceived urgency, and the harness system.
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« Reply #92 on: October 13, 2010, 05:38:20 PM »
[quote name=\'golden-road\' post=\'248443\' date=\'Sep 28 2010, 07:38 PM\']Where I live, Pictureka! airs at 2PM, against LMAD and a Feud double run. Anyone live in an area where Pictureka! competes?[/quote]


I know that Pictureka!  competes against Feud in the Montgomery, AL TV market on WNCF 32 at 3:00 Central Time.

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« Reply #93 on: November 01, 2010, 06:42:11 PM »
A quick note: Two episodes of FGN and and one episode of Pictureka are available to watch at hubworld.com, the network's website.

I was afraid it would get stale quickly, but I like Pictureka- very Finders Keepers like, and the bonus round was like a cross between Keepers and the Mega Memory round from Get The Picture. Do the stunts change every episode? I saw a ball pit stunt in the promo, and I'm guessing that there may be a couple others. I'm not too keen on the improv guitarist though; it seems a little out of place.

Family Game Night was definitely worth waiting for. I like everything about the show with the exception of the Cash Card amounts. I wish there was a little less parity between the top dollar and the lower amounts, because although in one episode we do see a $5000 Cash Card , it seems that one team can dominate the whole show, yet still lose because the other family got lucky with their one pick at the start of the game.

All in all, a great job by both crews- if I had Hub, I'd probably have FGN recorded on my DVR every week, and I'd probably catch Pictureka a couple times each week. Hopefully they do well enough to convince Nick dust off Double Dare and give it another try.
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« Reply #94 on: November 01, 2010, 06:52:38 PM »
[quote name=\'Jeremy Nelson\' post=\'250028\' date=\'Nov 1 2010, 06:42 PM\']I was afraid it would get stale quickly, but I like Pictureka- very Finders Keepers like, and the bonus round was like a cross between Keepers and the Mega Memory round from Get The Picture. Do the stunts change every episode? I saw a ball pit stunt in the promo, and I'm guessing that there may be a couple others. I'm not too keen on the improv guitarist though; it seems a little out of place.[/quote]
The games don't rotate each episode.  It appears there are two or three different games for each the third and fourth (final two) rounds.  The guitarist annoys me a smidge, but (presumably) live music is a nice touch.

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« Reply #95 on: November 03, 2010, 11:15:51 PM »
I'm glad I'm not the only who gets vibes of Double Dare and Finders Keepers when watching these two shows. I entered both shows with moderately low expectations and am very pleasantly surprised by the presentations.

I won't go into details because I'm likely to repeat what has been said in this thread, but anyone who has the time to kick back and enjoy some family friendly television should watch these shows. It feels old school, yet very fresh at the same time.

And to think, I watched Hub primarily for the last hour of the "Huboom!" block - classic Transformers and G.I. Joe - HISTK the TV Show, The Wonder Years, and other classics, but the new material is just as engaging to me. Kudos to the Hub. Well done.

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« Reply #96 on: November 03, 2010, 11:28:42 PM »
[quote name=\'TheInquisitiveOne\' post=\'250221\' date=\'Nov 3 2010, 10:15 PM\']HISTK[/quote]

Not familiar with this acronym.

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« Reply #97 on: November 03, 2010, 11:31:38 PM »
HISTK = Honey I Shrunk The Kids
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TheInquisitiveOne

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« Reply #98 on: November 04, 2010, 12:21:25 AM »
[quote name=\'jmenjes\' post=\'250223\' date=\'Nov 3 2010, 10:31 PM\']HISTK = Honey I Shrunk The Kids[/quote]

Thanks. I should have been more clear.

That show has one of the most overlooked TV moms in terms of hotness. No kidding. :)

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« Reply #99 on: November 04, 2010, 06:57:13 AM »
Just curious - are these episodes only available in the US?  ISTR that I was able to watch the sneak preview of Pictureka before.  Only wondering if I'm doing something wrong.

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« Reply #100 on: November 04, 2010, 09:17:08 AM »
I just discovered the Hub.  But it looks neat.  Mainly because it is the only network that airs the classic 60's Batman series right now...ah memories.  Now all they need is to get The Real Ghostbusters and Jem & the Holograms and we're in bidness.

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« Reply #101 on: November 23, 2010, 07:48:16 PM »
[quote name=\'TheInquisitiveOne\' post=\'250227\' date=\'Nov 3 2010, 10:21 PM\'][quote name=\'jmenjes\' post=\'250223\' date=\'Nov 3 2010, 10:31 PM\']HISTK = Honey I Shrunk The Kids[/quote]

Thanks. I should have been more clear.

That show has one of the most overlooked TV moms in terms of hotness. No kidding. :)

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Considering that Barbara Alyn Woods also starred in some pay-cable softcore porn shows in the 80s (of which the titles I've forgotten)...

She worked in Chicago in the 80s before moving out to LA and did some plays (including the Marilyn Monroe role in "The Seven Year Itch").  Yes, she looked just as hot in person as on TV.

ObGameShow:  What I've seen of "FGN," I've liked.  "PicturEka," not as much, but I can understand the appeal.

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« Reply #102 on: November 24, 2010, 01:17:58 PM »
Speaking of "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," I came across a somewhat tenuous game show connection, concerning a lawsuit over one of the movies:

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Disney would later find itself the subject of a lawsuit as a result of the film, brought on by a game show announcer who had also done screenplays and came up with the idea of an oversized toddler after babysitting his granddaughter and watching her topple over building blocks. His screenplay had been reviewed but never made into a movie, and it was titled "Now, That's a Baby!". Disney eventually settled out of court.

The citation is "Disney, the Mouse Betrayed" by Peter and Rochelle Schweitzer. Every discussion on the book I've seen so far has been chock-full of fundamentalist catchphrases like "gay agenda" and "satanic music," so I'm taking it with about a pound-and-a-half of salt, but would anyone have more info on this one?
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« Reply #103 on: November 24, 2010, 05:20:14 PM »
Not announcer -- producer -- Paul Alter.  At least according to Variety in 1993.  He won $300K from Disney.
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« Reply #104 on: November 24, 2010, 05:49:48 PM »
Here's the original article on Alter's courtroom victory, from the LA Times:

Jury Tells Disney to Pay $300K in 'Honey' Case Movies

Chuck Donegan (The Illustrious "Chuckie Baby")