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Vahan_Nisanian

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Re: $ale on GSN
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2014, 10:58:33 PM »
I've been keeping track of the episodes in this current lease, and in the 15th week of the Syndicated edition, there have been not one, not two, but three, count 'em, three contestants who walked away with the motorbike.

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Re: $ale on GSN
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2014, 11:18:46 PM »
I've been keeping track of the episodes in this current lease, and in the 15th week of the Syndicated edition, there have been not one, not two, but three, count 'em, three contestants who walked away with the motorbike.

I found it amusing that they still drop the balloons for $4,000 winners when they retire.
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Re: $ale on GSN
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2014, 11:26:32 PM »
I've been keeping track of the episodes in this current lease, and in the 15th week of the Syndicated edition, there have been not one, not two, but three, count 'em, three contestants who walked away with the motorbike.

I found it amusing that they still drop the balloons for $4,000 winners when they retire.
The one time I saw someone purchase a lower level prize (I think it was Laura Chambers), I found it oddly amusing too.

Didn't they do it for Winner's Big Money Game wins too, or was that just the higher amounts and the car?
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Re: $ale on GSN
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2014, 11:29:09 PM »
Didn't they do it for Winner's Big Money Game wins too, or was that just the higher amounts and the car?
Early on they would do a drop for any money game victory. (They also did it after retiring a champion who lost their final money game.)
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Re: $ale on GSN
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2014, 08:48:20 AM »
How about... "When GSN decides to air those episodes." Don't be greedy.
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Anyway. That's all I have to say about that.

Question was asked out of sheer curiosity because I know much less these days about air schedules, and leases, and whatnot. I remember watching the old $ale reruns on USA and never getting to see many Winners Board eps, and that's my favorite end game format. Just as excited as everyone else that GSN is airing $ale, it is still a welcome surprise even though it's been on the daytime schedule for some time now.

Thank you, Mr. Benfield, for your helpful response, that's what I was looking for. Also a fedora tip to Brandon and Travis.
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Re: $ale on GSN
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2014, 10:59:53 AM »
The one time I saw someone purchase a lower level prize (I think it was Laura Chambers), I found it oddly amusing too.

Didn't they do it for Winner's Big Money Game wins too, or was that just the higher amounts and the car?

Nah. They gave Laura a send-off sans balloons (although I wonder if they did that later in the daytime shopping run).

As for WBMG, for big wins (and losses), they dropped the balloons too.


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Re: $ale on GSN
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2014, 03:09:58 PM »
I know Tim Holleran ended his run on September 24, 1985 (#S-107) and Alan Sudenik began his on November 19 (#S-147), and based on that the format changed sometime between September 30 and November 18.

Per that, assuming no skips or pre-emptions and that the lease goes this far, we'll see the Winner's Board at some point between November 26 and January 14.
Wiki says the Winner's Board debuted on the nighttime version in November 1985. So I suppose those eps. could pop up sometime around Christmas.

I was actually going to ask another question that this response actually answered for me, as I wasn't sure if the jackpot carried over from the season finale the year before (with the uncertainty about renewal and all). I always thought Tim's win was later, and they changed over right after he hit it. Wrong I was.
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Re: $ale on GSN
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2014, 06:32:04 PM »
Thank you, Mr. Benfield, for your helpful response, that's what I was looking for.
No prob. Glad I was able to help. :)

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Vahan_Nisanian

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Re: $ale on GSN
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2014, 01:31:56 AM »
Daniel, can you please tell me who were the contestants in #S-077? I missed it, and I thought I wrote it down for the episode guide of the Syndicated edition that I am currently compiling, but I didn't.

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Re: $ale on GSN
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2014, 01:36:43 AM »
Daniel, can you please tell me who were the contestants in #S-077? I missed it, and I thought I wrote it down for the episode guide of the Syndicated edition that I am currently compiling, but I didn't.
I'm not Daniel, but I did record the episode (along with every other Sale episode GSN has run so far). The contestants were, from left to right, Frank, Jack and Patricia.
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Re: $ale on GSN
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2014, 05:10:22 AM »
In relation to Vahan's question, I did know the answer but only because of Ryan Rinkerman's collection updates (specifically, to this page) while GSN was airing the first syndicated lease, as the shows from last Tuesday (#S-075) through next Monday (#S-079) have been around the trading circuit for a while.
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