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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2012, 11:08:27 PM »
Was NBC that bad off around 1982 or something??

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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2012, 11:12:04 PM »
Was NBC that bad off around 1982 or something??

I would say so, considering their daytime ratings were in the toilet for a couple years prior (it seemed only Wheel was pulling its weight at the time) and their primetime lineup was just pitiful- a dying Little House and CHiPs?
Still crazy after all these years...but that's okay.

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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2012, 11:22:15 PM »
Was NBC that bad off around 1982 or something??

I would say so, considering their daytime ratings were in the toilet for a couple years prior (it seemed only Wheel was pulling its weight at the time) and their primetime lineup was just pitiful- a dying Little House and CHiPs?
They had a couple of successful sitcoms with Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life. But other than that, NBC was in a position similar to where they are now.

Interesting to note that NBC didn't have a single Top 20 show in the 1981-82 season.
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« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2012, 11:23:29 PM »
I would say so, considering their daytime ratings were in the toilet for a couple years prior (it seemed only Wheel was pulling its weight at the time) and their primetime lineup was just pitiful- a dying Little House and CHiPs?
When BATTLESTARS and BLOCKBUSTERS were cancelled (P+ had been canned a month earlier), essentially it was CHiPs reruns that replaced them (WoF took BB's slot and TEXAS moved from 3PM ET to 11AM ET).  FANTASY ended up replacing the CHiPs reruns.
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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2012, 04:34:10 AM »
Unless you can cite a source who worked there before I was hired, I can neither vouch for the Carol Burnett story nor the theory that Steve Ryan created the format. To the best of my knowledge Bobby Sherman created the format which was inspired by The Cross-Wits. The only office run-through I'm aware of was videotaped and featured Linda Kaye Henning and Richard Paul. What I can vouch for is that there was a record store called Music Plus on Vine street which was plainly visible from the P+ offices and which had a large plus sign on the storefront, just like the large plus sign used on the show. You don't suppose that's more than mere coincidence, do you?

The show continued for about a year and a half after Allen passed away, which blows the theory that his passing was a contributing factor to its cancellation.

To answer a question from another thread, the reason the chairs on the set were placed on tracks is that originally Ted Cooper intended to use motorized chairs and contestants would enter and exit through openings in the rear set wall on these motorized chairs. This bit of cruft is 100% untrue -- it is a story I just made up -- but I want to see how long it takes before some obsessed Ritalin-deprived fanb0i posts it somewhere as a true fact.
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« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2012, 01:57:09 PM »
To answer a question from another thread, the reason the chairs on the set were placed on tracks is that originally Ted Cooper intended to use motorized chairs and contestants would enter and exit through openings in the rear set wall on these motorized chairs. This bit of cruft is 100% untrue -- it is a story I just made up -- but I want to see how long it takes before some obsessed Ritalin-deprived fanb0i posts it somewhere as a true fact.
That would actually be awesome in its WTF-cheesiness. :)

/including the disclaimer to see if some yahoo *still* posts it as fact
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« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2012, 03:21:10 PM »
/including the disclaimer to see if some yahoo *still* posts it as fact
Or some smartass who does it to see if someone will come back in 6 months quoting it from Wiki...

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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2012, 01:02:37 AM »
/including the disclaimer to see if some yahoo *still* posts it as fact

My good friend Mitt Dawson verified it for me that it is true. ;)

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« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2012, 01:16:56 AM »
My good friend Mitt Dawson verified it for me that it is true. ;)
Fun fact: "Mitt Dawson" is German for "with Dawson."
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« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2012, 01:38:28 AM »
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« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2012, 10:04:28 AM »
/including the disclaimer to see if some yahoo *still* posts it as fact
Or some smartass who does it to see if someone will come back in 6 months quoting it from Wiki...

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« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2012, 12:52:47 PM »
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I never believe anything on the internet unless it is verified by two sources: Yahoo and Wiki.
Well there's no shortage of Yahoos. We all know that if it's in Wikipedia it must be true.