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Sodboy13

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Re: BUZZR "Prime Time Party" beg. February 6th
« Reply #225 on: May 01, 2019, 12:50:39 AM »
One thing I'm noticing with these new CS episodes: As the Perry version progressed, the game got tighter and faster. As the Eubanks version went through the years, it got sloppier and slower. We're getting one full game per show with the Money Cards at the top because the contestants are giving dissertations and Bob is pulling teeth to get a story out of the in-person survey group.
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Re: BUZZR "Prime Time Party" beg. February 6th
« Reply #226 on: May 01, 2019, 04:31:44 PM »
One thing I'm noticing with these new CS episodes: As the Perry version progressed, the game got tighter and faster. As the Eubanks version went through the years, it got sloppier and slower. We're getting one full game per show with the Money Cards at the top because the contestants are giving dissertations and Bob is pulling teeth to get a story out of the in-person survey group.

Seems to me that after the first few months of playing it straight, the show struggled against $OTC ratings wise. Then Mimi O'Brien basically restructured the show around Eubanks's Newlywed Game skills which involved mining humor/smart ass commentary out of everyone and thing. Eventually the actual card game became an afterthought and they could go a whole show without playing the Money Cards.

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Re: BUZZR "Prime Time Party" beg. February 6th
« Reply #227 on: May 01, 2019, 09:40:43 PM »
The big problem I had was contestants not freezing in obvious freezing situations, and going when there’s no impetus to do so (the $500 bonus the Perry version offered for a 5-card run was nonexistent, but people would go anyway and inevitably be wrong).
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Re: BUZZR "Prime Time Party" beg. February 6th
« Reply #228 on: May 01, 2019, 09:54:38 PM »
FTR, Perry’s version back tonight.
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Re: BUZZR "Prime Time Party" beg. February 6th
« Reply #229 on: May 06, 2019, 12:32:26 AM »
Re: Perry’s Version


Were there rushed endings to the end plugs for these episodes (if you could remember the original broadcasts)? Or was this craftily edited?
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Re: BUZZR "Prime Time Party" beg. February 6th
« Reply #230 on: May 16, 2019, 01:33:58 PM »
It has come to my attention that apparently, starting this week, Supermarket Sweep has gone back to airing two new-to-Buzzr episodes a night with the episode numbers now running consecutive from 8:30-9:30. Thanks to the minor acceleration in episodes, they've finally exited months of Manager's Special, to usher in the Super Supermarket Sweep era and the $200 Super Sandwich.
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Re: BUZZR "Prime Time Party" beg. February 6th
« Reply #231 on: May 16, 2019, 04:05:15 PM »
Re: Perry’s Version


Were there rushed endings to the end plugs for these episodes (if you could remember the original broadcasts)? Or was this craftily edited?

They were definitely rushed original air, and my gut says they started it when it moved to noon.  I think it was driven by the different commercial break timing vs the 10am slot.

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Re: BUZZR "Prime Time Party" beg. February 6th
« Reply #232 on: May 16, 2019, 09:37:42 PM »
Re: Perry’s Version


Were there rushed endings to the end plugs for these episodes (if you could remember the original broadcasts)? Or was this craftily edited?

They were definitely rushed original air, and my gut says they started it when it moved to noon.  I think it was driven by the different commercial break timing vs the 10am slot.

If the eps Buzzr is currently airing has them, they predated the 12N move.
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Re: BUZZR "Prime Time Party" beg. February 6th
« Reply #233 on: May 16, 2019, 10:26:29 PM »
If the eps Buzzr is currently airing has them, they predated the 12N move.

The 12N move happened on August 4, 1980 along with a bunch of other changes which included David Letterman's talk show and "Another World" both being scaled back to an hour from 90 minutes. Buzzr's CS eps are in February 1980, no?

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Re: BUZZR "Prime Time Party" beg. February 6th
« Reply #234 on: May 16, 2019, 10:39:45 PM »
Yep. According to Buzzr's web schedule, the upcoming 12:30 am episode aired February 25.
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Re: BUZZR "Prime Time Party" beg. February 6th
« Reply #235 on: May 16, 2019, 10:56:13 PM »
If the eps Buzzr is currently airing has them, they predated the 12N move.

The 12N move happened on August 4, 1980 along with a bunch of other changes which included David Letterman's talk show and "Another World" both being scaled back to an hour from 90 minutes. Buzzr's CS eps are in February 1980, no?
Actually, CS moved to 12 noon on June 23, 1980. August 4 saw the debut of "Texas" and Password Plus moved to another time slot that day, and Betty White and Bill Cullen were still guests on the time slot change day.

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Re: BUZZR "Prime Time Party" beg. February 6th
« Reply #236 on: May 17, 2019, 07:06:01 AM »
Actually, CS moved to 12 noon on June 23, 1980. August 4 saw the debut of "Texas" and Password Plus moved to another time slot that day, and Betty White and Bill Cullen were still guests on the time slot change day.

Yes! Thanks for pointing that out. CS moved to noon when "Chain Reaction" was cancelled.

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Re: BUZZR "Prime Time Party" beg. February 6th
« Reply #237 on: May 17, 2019, 12:03:59 PM »
That won't be the last time my gut is incorrect :D


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Re: BUZZR "Prime Time Party" beg. February 6th
« Reply #238 on: May 17, 2019, 02:08:17 PM »
One thing I'm noticing with these new CS episodes: As the Perry version progressed, the game got tighter and faster. As the Eubanks version went through the years, it got sloppier and slower. We're getting one full game per show with the Money Cards at the top because the contestants are giving dissertations and Bob is pulling teeth to get a story out of the in-person survey group.
Perhaps it's a small thing, but one of my favorite parts of later episodes of Perry CS is his skill at turning the cards fast and with panache. Definitely made it more exciting.

I have a soft spot for Eubanks CS because it's one of the shows I remember watching when I was younger, but yes, it is a snail's pace.
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Re: BUZZR "Prime Time Party" beg. February 6th
« Reply #239 on: May 17, 2019, 05:54:49 PM »
It has come to my attention that apparently, starting this week, Supermarket Sweep has gone back to airing two new-to-Buzzr episodes a night with the episode numbers now running consecutive from 8:30-9:30. Thanks to the minor acceleration in episodes, they've finally exited months of Manager's Special, to usher in the Super Supermarket Sweep era and the $200 Super Sandwich.

I've meant to ask this, but how is it that BUZZR is able to crank out the Supermarket Sweep reruns like there's no tomorrow yet they're a tad slower in converting their Goodson inventory?