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Author Topic: How did nighttime shows differ from daytime shows back in the day?  (Read 1515 times)

Bryce L.

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Re: How did nighttime shows differ from daytime shows back in the day?
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2019, 11:29:29 AM »
Sounds like 70s. I don’t remember any significant differences in Perry’s versions.
Only difference I can recall in Perry's era came with the shopping format, once you got close to the Lot. In daytime, the next step after the car was the cash jackpot, as a standalone prize. In the syndicated series, following the car was all six prizes, minus the jackpot (in both cases, the next step after these was everything on stage plus the cash).

IMHO the nighttime show got it right, since it actually gave you an incentive to go all the way, rather than just pulling the rip cord with $70-odd-grand despite being within spitting distance of the whole shebang.

TLEberle

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Re: How did nighttime shows differ from daytime shows back in the day?
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2019, 12:35:54 PM »
I'm sure the contestants who came away with spendable cash instead of several prizes they may not desire felt differently.
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