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BrandonFG

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Re: New Buzzr lineup effective 9/30
« Reply #165 on: October 15, 2019, 03:20:28 PM »
Watching that intro kinda makes me wonder if anyone had any issues navigating to the tiers, considering it was dark and the only lighting came from the spotlight. It looks like George had a little trouble finding his spot at center stage.
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Re: New Buzzr lineup effective 9/30
« Reply #166 on: October 15, 2019, 04:58:20 PM »
Well, audibly, by Bill's week of episodes, they began using the time's up schoolbell that sounded similar to Child's Play, another former Goodson/Todman culture hit that Bill himself calls it. Now, MG-HS Hour wasn't the first NBC show to establish a 5-episode limit, Hitman had a 10-episode limit, Just Men had women players shown the exit after winning 5 episodes if the car didn't start or if her key selection started the car. Looking over with the episode guide, surprised that Martha Smith appeared on this show but not her older sister Shelley, who starred on her own series "For Love and Honor".

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« Reply #167 on: October 15, 2019, 06:41:25 PM »
And now, you know the rest of the something.
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« Reply #168 on: October 15, 2019, 09:24:33 PM »
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Re: New Buzzr lineup effective 9/30
« Reply #169 on: October 17, 2019, 05:26:53 PM »
I'm going to throw in my two cents of "Why Not This?":

At the end of each program, the credits run against a static shot of the marquee board.  I'll admit this was pretty cool for 1983 (and I'm sure nobody was thinking about how it would look 36 years later), but it seems a shame that it never occurred to anyone, "Why don't we have a mill around like we did on What's My Line? and To Tell the Truth?"  Of the 11 people who were on camera during a good portion of the program, you only get to see five or six during the closing credits.  Maybe that wasn't the case when there was a long crawl (I haven't seen one of those yet), or maybe it was changed later in the run, but it seems like they missed an opportunity.

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« Reply #170 on: October 17, 2019, 06:02:37 PM »
They changed to a mill around later in the run. (Skip to 44:20 in the video below)

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Re: New Buzzr lineup effective 9/30
« Reply #171 on: October 17, 2019, 07:48:53 PM »
At the end of each program, the credits run against a static shot of the marquee board.

That seems to be somewhat standard for Goodson-Todman shows of that period. On Perry Card Sharks, Cullen Blockbusters, and Password Plus, all of the disclaimers would run over a wide shot of the set. Only if there was a long crawl (or maybe a few extra seconds after the copyright card) would the director then start taking closeups of the host and contestants talking.

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Re: New Buzzr lineup effective 9/30
« Reply #172 on: Today at 01:04:30 AM »
Tonight on MG-HS:

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Re: New Buzzr lineup effective 9/30
« Reply #173 on: Today at 06:00:38 AM »
Watching that intro kinda makes me wonder if anyone had any issues navigating to the tiers, considering it was dark and the only lighting came from the spotlight. It looks like George had a little trouble finding his spot at center stage.

So wait...the marquee board doesn't give off any light? Kinda surprising.
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Re: New Buzzr lineup effective 9/30
« Reply #174 on: Today at 09:38:26 AM »
They changed to a mill around later in the run. (Skip to 44:20 in the video below)

I like this better than the early episodes they're airing now, but I hope somebody said something to Gene and Jon after this.  Ted Knight says something to the contestant at the start of the mill around - and then walks away, leaving her alone (she's on the left of the screen; virtually everybody else is on the right).  Fortunately, Arsenio Hall noticed this and ran down to hug her and talk.

It's tough enough being a contestant on television; the hosts are supposed to be there for them.
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