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TLEberle

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Re: What should be the next "classic" revival for prime-time?
« Reply #60 on: October 01, 2019, 04:13:48 PM »
But that was true of Jackpot in the old days—just not on that scale.
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Re: What should be the next "classic" revival for prime-time?
« Reply #61 on: October 01, 2019, 09:18:15 PM »
Not much of a revival per se, because the first thing you would have to do would be to change the title, but 70s Double Dare.  It was somewhat miscast as a daytime show, but definitely has more of a nighttime vibe, and would not lose much if it was slowed down a bit.  Spoilers can be celebrities.
Or champions from other game shows.
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Re: What should be the next "classic" revival for prime-time?
« Reply #62 on: October 02, 2019, 06:37:31 AM »
Or champions from other game shows.

That's a GREAT idea. The names you could get to fill those spots...

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Re: What should be the next "classic" revival for prime-time?
« Reply #63 on: October 02, 2019, 10:44:09 AM »
Not much of a revival per se, because the first thing you would have to do would be to change the title, but 70s Double Dare.  It was somewhat miscast as a daytime show, but definitely has more of a nighttime vibe, and would not lose much if it was slowed down a bit.  Spoilers can be celebrities.
Or champions from other game shows.
With a four-player elimination tournament format the three runners-up could be the Spoilers. More face time for them and another chance to go home with something. But the three head-to-heads and the Spoiler game probably couldn’t fit into an hour.

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Re: What should be the next "classic" revival for prime-time?
« Reply #64 on: October 02, 2019, 11:20:42 AM »
Not much of a revival per se, because the first thing you would have to do would be to change the title, but 70s Double Dare.  It was somewhat miscast as a daytime show, but definitely has more of a nighttime vibe, and would not lose much if it was slowed down a bit.  Spoilers can be celebrities.

I could see this as a revival on GSN.

We had a discussion a while back on possible titles for a revival, and I think the consensus we arrived at was Dare to Win.
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Re: What should be the next "classic" revival for prime-time?
« Reply #65 on: October 02, 2019, 12:35:05 PM »
Not much of a revival per se, because the first thing you would have to do would be to change the title, but 70s Double Dare.  It was somewhat miscast as a daytime show, but definitely has more of a nighttime vibe, and would not lose much if it was slowed down a bit.  Spoilers can be celebrities.

I could see this as a revival on GSN.

It's kind of being done. Best Ever Trivia Show. The format's different, but the idea of contestants trying to best a panel of experts/champions is there.

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Re: What should be the next "classic" revival for prime-time?
« Reply #66 on: October 02, 2019, 01:41:11 PM »
It could be a mix of experts, for that matter. On Double Dare’s pilot, the Spoilers were booed as if they’d tied fair maidens to railroad tracks. That made it a little extra fun. One of DD’s professors was a particularly sniveling dweeb that was amusingly dislikable just sitting there. It shouldn’t be like The Running Man or pro wrestling, but it could use more personality than that GSN show.

They should also hone the Spoilers game. Too often, some clues were so obvious, it was out of the contestant’s hands.

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Re: What should be the next "classic" revival for prime-time?
« Reply #67 on: October 02, 2019, 01:51:28 PM »
I’d argue the mix of clues set up the risk element, the Dare, if you will. But there were several occasions when the contestant blew a pass because an easier clue got past one, if not all three Spoilers.
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Re: What should be the next "classic" revival for prime-time?
« Reply #68 on: October 06, 2019, 10:02:50 PM »
What about Fun House, this time with families of four?

Just like College Mad House, each member would have 30 seconds to grab as many cash (ranging from $1,000 to $5,000) and prize tags as they can, with the Power Prize tag being either a family vacation or a new car!

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Re: What should be the next "classic" revival for prime-time?
« Reply #69 on: October 06, 2019, 11:11:47 PM »
 :'(
What about Fun House, this time with families of four?

Just like College Mad House, each member would have 30 seconds to grab as many cash (ranging from $1,000 to $5,000) and prize tags as they can, with the Power Prize tag being either a family vacation or a new car!
Why? What's the point? Double Dare for Kids basically came and went in relatively the blink of an eye.

/also most of us know how Fun House works.
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