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gameboy2000

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$1M Chance of a lifetime question
« on: June 11, 2020, 05:36:34 AM »
Was the star ever the stinger?
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ChrisLambert!

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Re: $1M Chance of a lifetime question
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2020, 09:55:57 AM »
I kept an eye on that for the shows entire run, and Im fairly sure it never was.
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whewfan

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Re: $1M Chance of a lifetime question
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2020, 07:08:34 PM »
Nope, it never was... in fact, the contestants were told by producers that if the star was in play, it was NEVER a stinger, so it would be a good idea to choose it.

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Re: $1M Chance of a lifetime question
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2020, 08:34:16 PM »
[citation needed].
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Re: $1M Chance of a lifetime question
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2020, 09:31:28 PM »
The star was there to indicate punctuation marks. It could not possibly have been a stinger.
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Re: $1M Chance of a lifetime question
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2020, 10:15:52 PM »
[citation needed].

It was from a contestant interview, possibly Cheryl Gilmore... unfortunately I can't find it right now.

WilliamPorygon

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Re: $1M Chance of a lifetime question
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2020, 12:23:07 AM »
The star was there to indicate punctuation marks. It could not possibly have been a stinger.
Yeah, it represented all punctuation marks, but if there hadn't been a never-explicitly-stated-to-the-home-audience rule specifically saying the star is never used as the stinger, there's no logistical reason that it couldn't have been.

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Re: $1M Chance of a lifetime question
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2020, 12:41:20 AM »
My thinking is that they can differentiate from Wheel of Fortune by having punctuation unrevealed, but if the star key is always in the puzzle when lit you're basically giving a freebie to the first team to solve a toss-up clue. (Perhaps it isn't super useful at that point, but it does mean that the solver stands an excellent chance of getting to guess.)
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