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jimlangefan

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Harry Friedman leaving Wheel & Jeopardy!
« on: August 01, 2019, 01:58:08 PM »
Harry Friedman has decided to leave both shows after the end of his current contract.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/jeopardy-wheel-producer-harry-friedman-stepping-down-25-years-1228533
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weaklink75

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Re: Harry Friedman leaving Wheel & Jeopardy!
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2019, 02:02:22 PM »
They should announce Mike Richards as the new Wheel exec producer like yesterday....thatís the show needing help.

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Re: Harry Friedman leaving Wheel & Jeopardy!
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2019, 02:25:49 PM »
They should announce Mike Richards as the new Wheel exec producer like yesterday....that’s the show needing help.

The first thing he's going to want to do is add more gimmicks.

How you could you possibly add any more gimmicks to this show?
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Re: Harry Friedman leaving Wheel & Jeopardy!
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2019, 05:27:30 PM »

They should announce Mike Richards as the new Wheel exec producer like yesterday....thatís the show needing help.

The first thing he's going to want to do is add more gimmicks.

How you could you possibly add any more gimmicks to this show?

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Re: Harry Friedman leaving Wheel & Jeopardy!
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2019, 07:46:10 PM »
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How you could you possibly add any more gimmicks to this show?

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Re: Harry Friedman leaving Wheel & Jeopardy!
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2019, 08:15:15 PM »
   If I became the new WOF EP, I would:

   - Get rid of the Prize Puzzle (most people would say good riddance) or have more non-trip prizes
   - Put Express Round in Round 1
   - Have a season-end "TOP PLAYERS" (or "SOME OF THE GREATS") week
   - I've said this before - either have fifteen seconds or a fourth consonant in the BR

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Re: Harry Friedman leaving Wheel & Jeopardy!
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2019, 08:19:42 PM »
   - I've said this before - either have fifteen seconds or a fourth consonant in the BR

Yep, we ignored you then too.
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Re: Harry Friedman leaving Wheel & Jeopardy!
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2019, 09:55:56 PM »
How you could you possibly add any more gimmicks to this show?
Bringing back the ones Harry's dropped for no public reason like celeb WoF or puzzles that reference mildly current events/trends/songs. Seems like the only current events that get referenced now are sporting championships.

Will be interesting to see what direction the show takes after his departure, just like it will be with Price and LMAD following Mike's.
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Re: Harry Friedman leaving Wheel & Jeopardy!
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2019, 10:27:00 PM »
   If I became the new WOF EP, I would:

{snip}

   - I've said this before - either have fifteen seconds or a fourth consonant in the BR
So I re-read your post about the lack of winners towards the end of the season. That's called meeting your budget. Contestants already get nearly half the alphabet with a Wild Card; they don't need any additional help. And honestly, your idea would probably add more wins throughout the season, and result in the same streak of bonus round losses to close out the season.

For some reason, I don't see this show taking on a radical change of pace with a new EP. Sony seems to be more hands-off with its game shows.
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aaron sica

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Re: Harry Friedman leaving Wheel & Jeopardy!
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2019, 08:25:27 AM »
    - Get rid of the Prize Puzzle (most people would say good riddance) or have more non-trip prizes

While I don't agree with the "most people would say good riddance" comment, getting rid of the Prize Puzzle *does* make a bit of sense. Seems like more often than not, the winner of the Prize Puzzle puts the game out of reach for everyone else.



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Re: Harry Friedman leaving Wheel & Jeopardy!
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2019, 10:41:39 AM »
Maybe they'll bring back "Megaword" - remember that one? :)

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Re: Harry Friedman leaving Wheel & Jeopardy!
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2019, 12:42:45 PM »
Personally, I'm hoping for "Really Long Title."

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Re: Harry Friedman leaving Wheel & Jeopardy!
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2019, 05:16:39 PM »
They should announce Mike Richards as the new Wheel exec producer like yesterday....thatís the show needing help.

The first thing he's going to want to do is add more gimmicks.

How you could you possibly add any more gimmicks to this show?

Outside of theme days/weeks, what "gimmicks? have they really added to Price?

Mike updated the set, brought in more desirable prizes, found ways to help the show suit its host, and introduced some new pricing games, most of which have been pretty well received. Those aren't gimmicks.
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Re: Harry Friedman leaving Wheel & Jeopardy!
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2019, 06:30:30 PM »
Personally, I'm hoping for "Really Long Title."

Added twist..."Really Long Title...Continued On Next Puzzle Board"...

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Re: Harry Friedman leaving Wheel & Jeopardy!
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2019, 06:32:59 PM »
They should announce Mike Richards as the new Wheel exec producer like yesterday....thatís the show needing help.

The first thing he's going to want to do is add more gimmicks.

How you could you possibly add any more gimmicks to this show?

Outside of theme days/weeks, what "gimmicks? have they really added to Price?

Mike updated the set, brought in more desirable prizes, found ways to help the show suit its host, and introduced some new pricing games, most of which have been pretty well received. Those aren't gimmicks.

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