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Jeremy Nelson

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Actual game shows that seem like fake ones
« on: August 21, 2019, 10:44:16 PM »
I’d never seen an episode of Set For Life until a friend shared one with me last week. My first thought was “this feels like a fake game show a sitcom created as a plot device.”

Are there other game shows you’ve seen that feel the same way to you?
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BrandonFG

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Re: Actual game shows that seem like fake ones
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 11:08:09 PM »
I forget who I was discussing this with, but ever since they told me America Says feels like a game show on a sitcom that couldn't afford to use Family Feud, it's stuck with me.
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Re: Actual game shows that seem like fake ones
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 11:23:06 PM »
The current Press Your Luck rotating the board mid-segment gave me a better appreciation for the Numberwang gag.
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Re: Actual game shows that seem like fake ones
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 11:50:00 PM »
I forget who I was discussing this with, but ever since they told me America Says feels like a game show on a sitcom that couldn't afford to use Family Feud, it's stuck with me.
John Michael Higgins was the game show host for the (magnificent and fantastic) "Mr. Monk and the Game Show" episode, which 1) you should watch if you have Amazon Prime and 2) is on my personal medal podium of "fictional meta- game shows."
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Re: Actual game shows that seem like fake ones
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2019, 07:28:35 AM »
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Re: Actual game shows that seem like fake ones
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2019, 10:06:45 AM »
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Jeremy Nelson

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Re: Actual game shows that seem like fake ones
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2019, 11:11:34 AM »
I forget who I was discussing this with, but ever since they told me America Says feels like a game show on a sitcom that couldn't afford to use Family Feud, it's stuck with me.
It doesn’t help that John Michael Higgins is in that category of “guy you don’t really know, but you’ve seen him play parts on a dozen different shows”.
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Re: Actual game shows that seem like fake ones
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2019, 01:00:13 PM »
Face the Music and Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak come to mind.
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Re: Actual game shows that seem like fake ones
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2019, 03:29:12 PM »
I tried watching an episode of The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour when that first resurfaced earlier this year, but my mind absolutely could not process it.  Largely because of all the time I've associated that theme with The Price is Right, but also because I just couldn't believe that set was designed less than two years after the previous Match Game was finally taken off the air.  Obviously that time frame means nothing to me now - it was all before I was born, and only know the 70's Match Game from the endless reruns - but it just seems so incongruent to me now.

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Re: Actual game shows that seem like fake ones
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2019, 05:07:39 PM »
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BrandonFG

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Re: Actual game shows that seem like fake ones
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2019, 10:18:44 PM »
I forget who I was discussing this with, but ever since they told me America Says feels like a game show on a sitcom that couldn't afford to use Family Feud, it's stuck with me.
It doesn’t help that John Michael Higgins is in that category of “guy you don’t really know, but you’ve seen him play parts on a dozen different shows”.
Case in point: I don't think I ever processed that he played David Letterman in The Late Shift.
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Re: Actual game shows that seem like fake ones
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2019, 11:01:50 PM »
I’d never seen an episode of Set For Life until a friend shared one with me last week. My first thought was “this feels like a fake game show a sitcom created as a plot device.”

Are there other game shows you’ve seen that feel the same way to you?

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Re: Actual game shows that seem like fake ones
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2019, 11:10:53 PM »
Debt always seemed like one to me, but they were trying to make it purposely kitschy so that's probably why.
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Re: Actual game shows that seem like fake ones
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2019, 11:43:49 PM »
The Great Getaway Game.  Complete with a cheesy host!
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Re: Actual game shows that seem like fake ones
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2019, 03:03:49 AM »
USA Network's "Quicksilver" and "Free 4 All." Maybe the latter more than the former.
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