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tpirfan28

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Re: More Concentration!
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2020, 05:18:25 PM »
Not the ad, but....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgzdL_JjvBU

EDIT:  Clipped from the B episode of Classic Concentration today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rTeaNxlSgQ
« Last Edit: March 06, 2020, 05:30:41 PM by tpirfan28 »
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BillCullen1

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Re: More Concentration!
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2020, 02:10:50 PM »
They ran that promo on Monty's SS and Rayburn's MG today. Looking forward to seeing Jack Narz back on Buzzr again. Of the shows mentioned, I'd like to see Celebrity Sweepstakes and Scrabble. I'm also still holding out hope for Barker's TPIR making it to Buzzr eventually.

Eric Paddon

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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2020, 03:30:51 PM »
Of long-running G-T shows of the 70s, "Concentration" and ABC Password were always the two "lost" titles, albeit for different reasons.    Nice to see the one where the tapes still existed finally taken care of!    I haven't "live recorded" off GSN/BUZZR in years but this will be one time where I'll be resuming.

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Re: More Concentration!
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2020, 04:57:42 PM »
The way the promo department cut the promo and managed to line up the board creaks and claps with Jack's actions (clapping, stomping his foot at one point) is excellent.
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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2020, 05:11:33 PM »
The only "meh" thing is it comes at LMaD' expense. It's my fav on BUZZR right now. I'll enjoy it while it lasts.

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« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2020, 05:56:31 PM »
The way the promo department cut the promo and managed to line up the board creaks and claps with Jack's actions (clapping, stomping his foot at one point) is excellent.
Hard co-sign. Having the board hydraulics(?) serve as a field drum is an inspired choice.
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JacksonBrowne1980

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Re: More Concentration!
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2020, 01:06:25 PM »
:O

Maybe that poll was legit ?

Right?! Now I wish I had a copy of that survey to remind us what shows were on there. I recall this, BZZZ!, Scrabble, Scattergories, and 25 Words or Less for sure. I want to say Barkerís Price as well.

Still, a game show that hasnít been reran in...what, 42 years? Just when you think this channel will stop amazing you, they prove you wrong.

Wow! Weeknights at 7:30 they said on Facebook.

Awesome time slot, indeed! Guess this means LMAD is going out to pasture again?

Here was the question; the follow up question had you select one out of all the below options selected as the one you'd like to see most.
 
Would you like to see any of the following shows added to the Buzzr schedule?

Remote Control
Concentration
Whew!
The Price is Right (Barker)
Shop Til You Drop
Hot Streak
Wheel of Fortune
Jeopardy!
Celebrity Sweepstakes
Liar's Club
25 Words or Less
High Rollers
Win Ben Stein's Money
Scattergories
Scrabble
None of These

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I too could have sworn Bzzz! was on there too, but it's not in any of the screengrabs I pulled up. It was SOMEWHERE, right?

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catnap1972

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Re: More Concentration!
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2020, 03:47:35 PM »
Question for the NY/NJ folks...where and when was it originally run and was it ever repeated beyond its 1978 cancellation?

Eric Paddon

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« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2020, 05:21:09 PM »
It was on WNBC for most of its run and then WOR for its last season.    It did not air beyond its cancellation so it was never "behind" apparently when it came to bicycling the show.   ("To Tell The Truth" by contrast aired it's final year of episodes in New York one year after production ended on WPIX).

chargeradiocom

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« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2020, 06:04:41 PM »
First, Iím digging this promo.

From the standpoint of attracting casual viewers, I am a bit puzzled about the 7:30 timeslot. Iíd think theyíd want to put the more familiar Trebek-hosted version in a prime viewing slot. (Iím a bit surprised they havenít put Trebek CC somewhere between 7:00 & 11:00 Eastern alreadyóthough I understand if they canít/donít want to run it against new episodes of Trebekís far more familiar show, which would be happening in some markets almost anywhere in that timeframe.) It concerns me a bit that casual viewers will see 70ís Concentration as a downgrade from Trebek CC and walk. Although, being a lesser known, less well-regarded version in its franchise(s) hasnít seemed to hurt this Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour run. (And to the extent that social media is an indicator, the response to the Concentration announcement seems to be much more positive so far.)

As for LMaD, likely there will be some other schedule shifting, and I doubt it will get shafted too much. I mean, we donít know yet what theyíll do with it, but barring some unforeseen issue, Iíd think itís unlikely that it will go from new episodes in the prime time lead-in slot, to nearly non-existent. Heck, it might even get a timeslot upgrade if BUZZR decides to give the oft-repeated episodes of Password Plus or Supermarket Sweep a rest. We should see soon enough.

Last thought... hearing Johnny O. give semi-detailed 70s prize descriptions in quick succession over Showcase music beds... theyíre enjoying teasing us, arenít they?

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Re: More Concentration!
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2020, 11:04:40 PM »
The show is 40 years old. It's a low-rated network that exists because it has extremely low production costs.

Why in the hell are they making a 4-week lead-in time for this? I can understand one week or so, but four?

jage

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« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2020, 11:26:15 PM »
For exactly the reasons you give. It's a low-rated network. Might as well try to get as much mileage out of something new as possible.

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Re: More Concentration!
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2020, 01:28:08 AM »
The show is 40 years old. It's a low-rated network that exists because it has extremely low production costs.

Why in the hell are they making a 4-week lead-in time for this? I can understand one week or so, but four?

Maybe the schedules for the intervening weeks are already set in stone? Their strategy might not make sense to you or me but it's what they are going with.

chrisholland03

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Re: More Concentration!
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2020, 08:36:19 AM »
And I'm enjoying and appreciate the build-up.

It feels like some of you are quite salty about a 40 year old show on a low-rated network that exists because it has extremely low production costs.

Bryce L.

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Re: More Concentration!
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2020, 11:26:52 AM »
Maybe the schedules for the intervening weeks are already set in stone?
They may well be, considering everything up through 6 am on the 30th has already been published on the website.