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bradhig

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Wheel of fortune mechanical puzzleboard?
« on: May 28, 2012, 10:14:09 AM »
On the Wheel of fortune wiki under the second pilot it state "While the puzzle board is designed to be mechanical, this element is not completed by the time of taping. Susan Stafford is hired to turn the letters"

Did they ever complete the mechanical element only to have it turn out to be too problematic?   Sounds like if it worked Susan / Vanna would have only demoed prizes then.

Wheel of Fortune changes too much.  My favorite theme is the "Big Wheels" from 1975-1983 and I miss the two bankrupts on the wheel ,current winnings displays behind the players, host and hostess on the center of the wheel at the end of the show , the wheel visible to the right when the puzzle board is shown , and the shots looking down at the wheel at the beginning and end of the shows.

Dbacksfan12

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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 10:46:42 AM »
Wheel of Fortune changes too much.
For a show that's been on the air for 37 years, you can't seriously expect them to stay the same?

Or can you?
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BrandonFG

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Wheel of fortune mechanical puzzleboard?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 12:20:17 PM »
Wheel of Fortune changes too much.  My favorite theme is the "Big Wheels" from 1975-1983 and I miss the two bankrupts on the wheel ,current winnings displays behind the players, host and hostess on the center of the wheel at the end of the show , the wheel visible to the right when the puzzle board is shown , and the shots looking down at the wheel at the beginning and end of the shows.
The fact that the show doesn't do any of that doesn't mean the show changes too much. You still have three contestants spinning a large wheel and calling out letters. The show may have new elements that I don't like as much, but it's still the same show.
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dazztardly

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Wheel of fortune mechanical puzzleboard?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 12:44:52 PM »
On the Wheel of fortune wiki under the second pilot it state "While the puzzle board is designed to be mechanical, this element is not completed by the time of taping. Susan Stafford is hired to turn the letters"

Did they ever complete the mechanical element only to have it turn out to be too problematic?   Sounds like if it worked Susan / Vanna would have only demoed prizes then.


No, they scrapped it entirely. By the time Ed Flesh realized there wasn't going to be enough time to motorize the entire board, he had the finished trilons gutted out for them to turn freely.

Having a co-hostess to turn the letters, brought in a male demographic to the show.

geno57

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Wheel of fortune mechanical puzzleboard?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012, 01:09:38 PM »
Wow!  Imagine that ... We could've ended up with a board that sounded a lot like the original Concentration board!

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Wheel of fortune mechanical puzzleboard?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2012, 01:22:13 PM »
Wheel of Fortune changes too much.
Oh goddamn, it burns. IT BURNS.

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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2012, 01:42:43 PM »

/Byrnes
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Mr. Matté

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Wheel of fortune mechanical puzzleboard?
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2012, 02:19:06 PM »
Why do people have to start these pun threads? Have you ever thought about goen outside once in a while?

SuperMatch93

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Wheel of fortune mechanical puzzleboard?
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2012, 02:25:57 PM »
Why do people have to start these pun threads? Have you ever thought about goen outside once in a while?

Now, now, no need to Sajak this thread.
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Twentington

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Wheel of fortune mechanical puzzleboard?
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2012, 02:27:02 PM »
Why do people have to start these pun threads? Have you ever thought about goen outside once in a while?

I just can't master the art of a good pun. Seems like you guys have it down Pat though.
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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2012, 02:38:11 PM »
Why do people have to start these pun threads? Have you ever thought about goen outside once in a while?

You're right. This whole thread should be Chuck'd out the window..

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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2012, 03:45:48 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2012, 04:01:08 PM »
Benirschke.
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2012, 04:01:27 PM »
Wheel of Fortune changes too much.
But you sure haven't.
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Twentington

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Wheel of fortune mechanical puzzleboard?
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2012, 04:41:34 PM »
Benirschke.
I Benirschke'd your mother last night.

/Wait, what?

Does that mean you looked right at her and admitted you didn't know what to do?
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