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carlisle96

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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2013, 02:26:54 PM »

The Maxine Fabe game show book lists the 1940s radio series \"Two on a Clue\" as a game. It\'s not. It\'s a soap opera about husband and wife detectives.



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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2013, 02:53:37 PM »

I remember looking through a reference book about daytime television and coming across the title Hidden Faces only to find out it was a short-lived soap opera.


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PYLdude

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« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2013, 07:42:40 PM »
For years as a kid I thought \"Crossfire\" was a game show. Why I don\'t know.

 


Probably because of Milton Bradley.


I said I didn\'t know, not that I wanted it theorized for me. Sorry for the callout but still.

Still crazy after all these years...but that's okay.

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rjaguar3

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« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2013, 08:26:32 PM »

There was one time in France that I was watching something that appeared to be a game show but instead was not (I was told this by my father, with whom I was traveling).  It was in the late evening, and unfortunately I don\'t remember any other details or a title.


 


On the reverse (and lighter) side, I thought Talk to Molly Hale was not a game show, but the trailer indicates it is.


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BrandonFG

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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2013, 08:56:37 PM »
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aaron sica

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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2013, 09:17:06 PM »
Turned out to be a giant circus.

 


Like you\'re life.


 


Yeah that\'s right, let\'s play this game.


You have absolutely no room to call out *anyone* on this board at this point....Go back to your silly little high school-type blog with your multiple personalities.


 


Oh, and if you\'re going to start a fight with someone,


 


1) Try doing it IN THE ACTUAL THREAD and


2) Spell YOUR words right (see what I did there?)


 


Congratulations....You\'ve officially dropped from village imbecile to village idiot.


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J.R.

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« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2013, 10:59:36 PM »
Turned out to be a giant circus.

 

Like your life.

 

Yeah that\'s right, let\'s play this game.

Oh snap. Wow, you really got me there. I\'m so wounded.


 


/This made my evening.


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PYLdude

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« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2013, 11:02:37 PM »
Turned out to be a giant circus.

 

Like your life.

 

Yeah that\'s right, let\'s play this game.

 


Will someone PLEASE do something about this halfwit identity thief? I\'m tired of reading his crap.


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narzo

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« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2013, 11:10:46 PM »

HGTV, or one of it\'s similar networks, had \"Dream House\" which made me do a double take for years when I would stumble upon it, while scrolling through the EPG.  



That Don Guy

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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2013, 06:11:32 PM »
For years as a kid I thought \"Crossfire\" was a game show. Why I don\'t know.



Maybe you associated it with the Crossfire round from Cross-Wits?


The only time I thought a non-game show was a game show was when somebody in Northern California aired a show called Salty; I had seen the title in a TV Guide Fall Preview and thought it was Richard Dawson\'s new game show (which turned out to be Masquerade Party - and which, IIRC, never aired in the San Francisco area).


aaron sica

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« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2013, 06:27:20 PM »

Another one I saw listed in the TVG, but I was too young to stay up that late to check.......WCBS-2 in NYC used to run \"The Name of the Game\".....


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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2013, 01:47:20 AM »

The first time I saw \"post-game show\" after a football broadcast as a 5-year old made me sad.



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« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2013, 08:32:02 AM »
Another late night TVG listing I would see is from Channel 2 in Detroit.  Circa 1974 they would show WML after their late movie on Thursday and Friday.  On Saturdays they would show a program called \"Dollar Decision\" and on Sunday it would be a show called \"Capture.\"  No details beyond that.  I was out of range of the station, so I never determined what these shows were.
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aaron sica

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« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2013, 11:21:58 AM »

Jimmy, off topic a bit, but was Channel 2 in Detroit one of those \"late night only\" listings in your TVG? IIRC, the Pittsburgh edition showed WCBS-2 in NY\'s late night listings for the movies..


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« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2013, 07:39:04 PM »
I thought the movie Double Jeopardy was going to be a documentary about Jeopardy! and I couldn\'t for the life of me (those eight years of life) understand why it was rated R.

 


Maybe it was the episode where Alex does this? 


 


(Ignore the title of the video please, don\'t want to start That Urban Legend again...)


 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU2w72KAkQQ


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