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JakeT

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Re: Yahtzee production details?
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2019, 06:38:33 PM »
In Dallas, it aired at 10AM on KXAS, channel 5, unexpectedly taking over the timeslot from the Wink "High Rollers", which preempted "Wheel Of Fortune"...I seem to recall "High Rollers" returning once "Yahtzee" was yanked...

Did a little research here too.......Your memory would be correct, except it looks like they aired WoF at 11:30 a.m. instead...Guess they weren't Scrabble fans there!

And "High Rollers" did indeed return once Yahtzee was yanked...

Ahhhhhhhh, yes...a bit clearer now...

KXAS was notorious for not clearing many NBC game shows over the years...

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Re: Yahtzee production details?
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2019, 07:23:44 PM »
Add WTHR in Indianapolis, at 7:30 p.m. to the list.

The theme music kind of smacks of Crosswits86.

The Yahtzee theme, I think, was bouncier than the Crosswits 86 theme, and catchier. In fact I always thought the theme music was the best part of the show. Crosswits 86's theme sounds more generic.


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Re: Yahtzee production details?
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2019, 08:44:05 PM »
Some first-hand knowledge on one of the YT comments of the one episode floating around:

Thanks for posting this! This was just before I took over as the announcer for this show. Larry Hovis had left, and I was doing a morning radio show in Atlantic City at the time. We did the show at the Showboat, and in the middle of the night without a live audience. We only did a few shows, and then it was over. A great memory of my days in AC!

Guy's name is Mark Reynolds.
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Re: Yahtzee production details?
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2019, 05:28:10 PM »
Some first-hand knowledge on one of the YT comments of the one episode floating around:

Thanks for posting this! This was just before I took over as the announcer for this show. Larry Hovis had left, and I was doing a morning radio show in Atlantic City at the time. We did the show at the Showboat, and in the middle of the night without a live audience. We only did a few shows, and then it was over. A great memory of my days in AC!

Guy's name is Mark Reynolds.

Hmm...so wait, had he just left as announcer before the whole arrest kerfuffle?
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Re: Yahtzee production details?
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2019, 08:12:16 PM »
Some first-hand knowledge on one of the YT comments of the one episode floating around:

Thanks for posting this! This was just before I took over as the announcer for this show. Larry Hovis had left, and I was doing a morning radio show in Atlantic City at the time. We did the show at the Showboat, and in the middle of the night without a live audience. We only did a few shows, and then it was over. A great memory of my days in AC!

Guy's name is Mark Reynolds.

This does fit with recollections that there were episodes announced by someone other than Hovis

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Re: Yahtzee production details?
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2019, 06:44:40 AM »
Some first-hand knowledge on one of the YT comments of the one episode floating around:

Thanks for posting this! This was just before I took over as the announcer for this show. Larry Hovis had left, and I was doing a morning radio show in Atlantic City at the time. We did the show at the Showboat, and in the middle of the night without a live audience. We only did a few shows, and then it was over. A great memory of my days in AC!

Guy's name is Mark Reynolds.
This all sounds so shady. If no one else, wouldn't Peter Marshall's spidey-senses have sensed something was sideways here?
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Re: Yahtzee production details?
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2019, 09:19:05 AM »
From the stories around MGHSH and Reel To Reel, it would seem that Pete’s business acumen wasn’t his strongest suit.
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Re: Yahtzee production details?
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2019, 02:01:13 PM »
From the stories around MGHSH and Reel To Reel, it would seem that Pete’s business acumen wasn’t his strongest suit.

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Re: Yahtzee production details?
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2019, 07:55:03 PM »
That said, Pete did get a better salary than Gene Rayburn.