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GSRebich

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Double Dare 2018 Question
« on: June 25, 2020, 02:37:41 PM »
On the recent version of Double Dare, how come losing teams don't get keep their money like on the first 2 versions of the show?

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Re: Double Dare 2018 Question
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2020, 02:39:04 PM »
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Re: Double Dare 2018 Question
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2020, 02:48:26 PM »
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I know times have changed since the "old days", but I find that to be a pitiful excuse.  You can't drum up one company to pay for a 10 second plug and charge them $1500 or so to cover contestant winnings?  I also dislike the fact that Family Feud hasn't paid out a <$300 prize to losing families for years now.

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Re: Double Dare 2018 Question
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2020, 08:03:23 PM »
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I know times have changed since the "old days", but I find that to be a pitiful excuse.  You can't drum up one company to pay for a 10 second plug and charge them $1500 or so to cover contestant winnings?  I also dislike the fact that Family Feud hasn't paid out a <$300 prize to losing families for years now.



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Re: Double Dare 2018 Question
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2020, 08:05:41 PM »
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I know times have changed since the "old days", but I find that to be a pitiful excuse.  You can't drum up one company to pay for a 10 second plug and charge them $1500 or so to cover contestant winnings?  I also dislike the fact that Family Feud hasn't paid out a <$300 prize to losing families for years now.
They donít get the GreenDot card anymore?
I stand corrected; I'd forgotten about that since I only watch FF in passing.  Thank you. :)
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Re: Double Dare 2018 Question
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2020, 09:06:45 PM »
While I wouldn't mind seeing a more tangible consolation prize like the Greendot card or the Croton watch, don't a few shows offer a decent hospitality package outside of airfare?
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Re: Double Dare 2018 Question
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2020, 01:38:19 PM »
While I wouldn't mind seeing a more tangible consolation prize like the Greendot card or the Croton watch, don't a few shows offer a decent hospitality package outside of airfare?

Isnít Feud the only one that still does that though? And they basically have to, if you think about it, because of the logistical nightmare booking coast to coast travel can create for five people.
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Re: Double Dare 2018 Question
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2020, 01:04:50 AM »
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I know times have changed since the "old days", but I find that to be a pitiful excuse.  You can't drum up one company to pay for a 10 second plug and charge them $1500 or so to cover contestant winnings?  I also dislike the fact that Family Feud hasn't paid out a <$300 prize to losing families for years now.
I get that Gene is correct but I am on Mark's side here.

Double Dare isn't supposed to be about the money. In the eighties a few hundred bucks two ways doesn't set the world on fire and the bigger prize is getting to run the obstacle course. During the Family run even a grand may cover expenses and taxes on the prizes, so meh. The money is there as a scorekeeping device. DD'19 painted themselves in a corner by increasing the money in exchange for only winners keep the cash when no one would have batted an eye if the kick-off toss-up awarded $25.

This ties into something that was hugely frustrating to me as a youngster. I watched Get the Picture a bunch as a youth--it felt like the show where I would have stood the best chance as a kid to succeed. It was cool to me that the prize money was more than what would be won per person than on Double Dare--then during the second season the game was scored for points and the end game made bloody impossible. Sure, they probably saved fifty grand over the second season but they could have kept the cash prizes intact if the money amounts were lowered in the first place.

And that's to say nothing about Nick Arcade, which was played for points and then awarded $50 per item in the Video Zone. It felt like a total copout to me when the biggest cable network for kids couldn't muster up more than a few hundred dollars for only he team that won.
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Re: Double Dare 2018 Question
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2020, 01:13:59 AM »
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I know times have changed since the "old days", but I find that to be a pitiful excuse.  You can't drum up one company to pay for a 10 second plug and charge them $1500 or so to cover contestant winnings?  I also dislike the fact that Family Feud hasn't paid out a <$300 prize to losing families for years now.
I get that Gene is correct but I am on Mark's side here.

Double Dare isn't supposed to be about the money. In the eighties a few hundred bucks two ways doesn't set the world on fire and the bigger prize is getting to run the obstacle course. During the Family run even a grand may cover expenses and taxes on the prizes, so meh. The money is there as a scorekeeping device. DD'19 painted themselves in a corner by increasing the money in exchange for only winners keep the cash when no one would have batted an eye if the kick-off toss-up awarded $25.

This ties into something that was hugely frustrating to me as a youngster. I watched Get the Picture a bunch as a youth--it felt like the show where I would have stood the best chance as a kid to succeed. It was cool to me that the prize money was more than what would be won per person than on Double Dare--then during the second season the game was scored for points and the end game made bloody impossible. Sure, they probably saved fifty grand over the second season but they could have kept the cash prizes intact if the money amounts were lowered in the first place.

And that's to say nothing about Nick Arcade, which was played for points and then awarded $50 per item in the Video Zone. It felt like a total copout to me when the biggest cable network for kids couldn't muster up more than a few hundred dollars for only he team that won.

You're exactly right that the money on the original 1980s Double Dare wasn't the point of the game. For the winning team, it was intended to help compensate for the taxes on the prizes in the obstacle course. In fact, the value of the Toys R Us gift certificate typically offered during the obstacle course would be raised or lowered depending on how well the team did in the front game.
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