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Fedya

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2020, 08:03:20 AM »
I learned the (possibly apocryphal) story of the naming of the Queen Mary from an episode of Hit Man.

From PYL I learned what flokati is.
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mrchips

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2020, 09:53:25 AM »
How to measure time in the absence of a watch or clock.

colonial

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2020, 10:20:38 AM »
Thanks to "Pyramid," I learned how to spell and pronounce "hors d'oeuvres," as well as an introduction to three-digit addition (even at a very young age, I wanted to be quicker than Dick Clark adding up the boxes in the Winner's Circle).

WOF taught me multiplication, and I got a crash course in counting by hundreds the "Jack Barry way" on TJW.

SOTC was good when it came to subtraction, particularly with Instant Bargains.

When she was 4-5, my daughter started getting comfortable with the concept of taking letters and putting them into words after showing her a few episodes of "Countdown" on YT (she was in what my family called her "British stage," where she watched UK kids shows on YT and spoke in British colloquialisms -- "Ready, steady, go let's take the lift, etc.".)



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Chuck Sutton

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2020, 10:32:45 AM »
I learned from Battlestars,.  Sex is actually good treatment for a headache.

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« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2020, 10:58:29 PM »
A random thing I do just came to me...I learned it from Davidson's Hollywood Squares.

Supposedly pulling your upper eyelid over the lower one, then blowing through the nose is a good way to get a speck out of your eye. Nearly 30 years later, I still use that trick.
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BillCullen1

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2020, 11:26:08 AM »
On today's repeat of TPIR (6/23), I learned the contestant boards can hold bids of five numbers. One guy bid $12,995 on a motorcycle. I don't remember ever seeing that before.

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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2020, 11:38:33 AM »
On today's repeat of TPIR (6/23), I learned the contestant boards can hold bids of five numbers. One guy bid $12,995 on a motorcycle. I don't remember ever seeing that before.
During 2017's Dream Car Week, they offered a new car as an item up for bids for the first time, so everyone's display held five digits.

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2020, 12:13:31 PM »
A random thing I do just came to me...I learned it from Davidson's Hollywood Squares.

Supposedly pulling your upper eyelid over the lower one, then blowing through the nose is a good way to get a speck out of your eye. Nearly 30 years later, I still use that trick.
From Bergeron's Squares I learned slowly pulling your tongue out allows you to stop hiccups.
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Steve Gavazzi

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« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2020, 11:13:52 PM »
On today's repeat of TPIR (6/23), I learned the contestant boards can hold bids of five numbers. One guy bid $12,995 on a motorcycle. I don't remember ever seeing that before.

They installed LCD displays in Contestants' Row back at the start of Season 38.  Obviously, though, they're programmed to look just like the old sportstype displays unless there's a reason for them not to.

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2020, 09:37:25 AM »
It taught me to add to $750.
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Brian44

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2020, 09:44:34 AM »
Pyramid taught me the definitions of "Maitre D'" and "metronome." 😁

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« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2020, 10:27:23 AM »
They installed LCD displays in Contestants' Row back at the start of Season 38.  Obviously, though, they're programmed to look just like the old sportstype displays unless there's a reason for them not to.

Such as "Decades Week" when they took on the look of the displays from 1972.


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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2020, 08:42:12 PM »
The Dating Game introduced me to the term "Bachelorette."  ;) And from To Tell The Truth, the term, "Imposter."

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2020, 10:57:46 PM »
They installed LCD displays in Contestants' Row back at the start of Season 38.  Obviously, though, they're programmed to look just like the old sportstype displays unless there's a reason for them not to.

Such as "Decades Week" when they took on the look of the displays from 1972.

Decades Week in general was great, but they really went all-out for that '70s episode.

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2020, 01:06:29 AM »
it's a tricky balance between "make it possible to win" it and "make them earn it."

there's only so much chrome that can distract from a weak format.

and specific to family feud: sometimes it doesn't have to be factually correct, make sense, or even be relevant to the question -- it just has to be popular.