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Chelsea Thrasher

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Re: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV 12/1/20 (Confirmed)
« Reply #135 on: December 13, 2020, 10:49:20 AM »
In the last few playings of Hurdles I'd seen from old GSN reruns, I'd noticed that they dropped the whole "contestant fires the starter pistol" gimmick in favor of Bob just firing it off himself quickly. 

The Pluto run seems to point to when and why this change happened.  In the playing on the 10/19/82 ep, the contestant is goofing off with it, waving it around aimlessly - and at one point even has it pointed directly at Bob!


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Re: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV 12/1/20 (Confirmed)
« Reply #136 on: December 13, 2020, 11:01:20 AM »
Going through more episodes....January 13, 1983.  Johnny reads the prize copy for a Ford Escort.  Just one teeny tiny problem.

The car onstage the entire game is the Mercury Lynx. And it's never mentioned on-air and the contestant loses the game by 1 on the last digit.  Might as well be the same car, but it's not.


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« Reply #137 on: December 13, 2020, 02:19:43 PM »
1982 is clearly the year of the tight perm

Does anyone have the title of the music used in the Time Capsule showcases, when they open the capsules?  It's quite catchy.


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« Reply #138 on: December 13, 2020, 03:28:45 PM »
1982 is clearly the year of the tight perm

Does anyone have the title of the music used in the Time Capsule showcases, when they open the capsules?  It's quite catchy.

I believe you are referring to the John Williams take of the theme to Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: 

https://youtu.be/aE5gPDdJEvU

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« Reply #139 on: December 13, 2020, 04:18:33 PM »
In the playing on the 10/19/82 ep, the contestant is goofing off with it, waving it around aimlessly - and at one point even has it pointed directly at Bob!



I've been sending that screenshot to some of my friends without any context. "OK, OK! You can have the car!"

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« Reply #140 on: December 13, 2020, 05:07:44 PM »
Going through more episodes....January 13, 1983.  Johnny reads the prize copy for a Ford Escort.  Just one teeny tiny problem.

The car onstage the entire game is the Mercury Lynx. And it's never mentioned on-air and the contestant loses the game by 1 on the last digit.  Might as well be the same car, but it's not.


Maybe not the same thing but plenty of times the car on stage has a stick and yet it's "automatic transmission", and at least once it had "power windows" yet you could clearly see the crank windows on the car.

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Re: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV 12/1/20 (Confirmed)
« Reply #141 on: December 13, 2020, 05:20:07 PM »
Going through more episodes....January 13, 1983.  Johnny reads the prize copy for a Ford Escort.  Just one teeny tiny problem.

The car onstage the entire game is the Mercury Lynx. And it's never mentioned on-air and the contestant loses the game by 1 on the last digit.  Might as well be the same car, but it's not.


Maybe not the same thing but plenty of times the car on stage has a stick and yet it's "automatic transmission", and at least once it had "power windows" yet you could clearly see the crank windows on the car.

Now I don't think that is as much of an issue. The price of the car is determined by what is in the copy as far as options or option packages. It would be logistically impossible to always display the car every time with all of the options given in the copy.

Now having the complete wrong car make/model on stage - that's something else entirely.
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Re: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV 12/1/20 (Confirmed)
« Reply #142 on: December 13, 2020, 05:28:22 PM »
NADA says an 83 Escort 2-door went for $6,384, while a Lynx was a thousand dollars more. Id argue that contestant wouldve had a damn good case.

https://www.nadaguides.com/Cars/1983/Ford/Escort-GL/2-Door-Hatchback/Values

https://www.nadaguides.com/Cars/1983/Mercury/Lynx/RS-3-Door-Hatchback/Values
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Re: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV 12/1/20 (Confirmed)
« Reply #143 on: December 13, 2020, 09:03:40 PM »
Coming out of a break on the episode airing right now: "Here on the Price is Right, we're male chauvinist pigs."  Little bit too on-brand, Bob.
(in response to "Support the ERA" on a small prize writing tablet.)
(He said it was all a joke, but....)

There was another episode where the contestant was personal trailer which caused Bob to remark that "There are some big old fat girls that work on the Price is Right, I bet you could help them, couldn't you?"  Yeesh, different times I know, but I'm surprised at how often Bob is condescending and misogynistic on these old episodes.

I've been sending that screenshot to some of my friends without any context. "OK, OK! You can have the car!"

Yeah, what a fantastic screenshot, perfect for memes.
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Re: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV 12/1/20 (Confirmed)
« Reply #144 on: December 14, 2020, 02:58:46 PM »
Now I don't think that is as much of an issue. The price of the car is determined by what is in the copy as far as options or option packages. It would be logistically impossible to always display the car every time with all of the options given in the copy.
Especially given that It's Optional was in the rotation at this point.

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« Reply #145 on: December 14, 2020, 06:00:57 PM »
Happened upon a Barker faux pas over the weekend: 

During a Showcase Showdown, there were two $1.00 winners heading into a spinoff.  First player spins another $1.00 for the $10k bonus.  Barker never "reset" the wheel back to the .05 for the second player. Technically a no harm/no foul as the person spun somewhere on the back side of the wheel. 

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Re: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV 12/1/20 (Confirmed)
« Reply #146 on: December 16, 2020, 02:35:16 PM »
So, a certain blogger is making critiquing Bob's "inappropriate" comments and Rod rumors synonymous with us not enjoying the reruns.
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« Reply #147 on: December 16, 2020, 02:39:52 PM »
Which blogger?
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« Reply #148 on: December 16, 2020, 03:26:53 PM »
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Re: Barker TPIR coming to Pluto TV 12/1/20 (Confirmed)
« Reply #149 on: December 16, 2020, 03:45:45 PM »
Really not sure how he drew that conclusion. Sure, a board full of game show geeks (I use the term inclusively & affectionately) like this is going to discuss and/or poke fun at nearly every aspect of the show, the extracurriculars included. But for the most part, I thought the group here was enjoying watching it.