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gamed121683

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Re: BUZZR Lost and Found 2020
« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2020, 10:36:15 PM »
Now that BUZZR's Lost & Found 2020 is officially in the books, I just want to be clear on something...

Call My Bluff, Number Please, Get The Message, & What's Going On? were all random general episodes while Say When!! & Split Personality were both pilots, correct?

Call My Bluff was a test episode prior to the actual premiere.
Say When was the premiere episode.
The UCLA archive shows Get the Message was episode #8.

I'd say Call My Bluff and Say When were the highlights for me.

Wow! Thanks for the corrections, Blanquepage...much appreciated! Dumb question here, but what's the difference b/w a test episode & a pilot?

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Re: BUZZR Lost and Found 2020
« Reply #46 on: September 27, 2020, 10:46:26 PM »
Say When was the premiere episode.
That's actually a test episode too. I doubt having to "say when" before knowing what your grand total will be made it to series, especially since someone lost the game here despite hitting the target amount and Art seemed a bit confused as to how to handle the situation.

Dumb question here, but what's the difference b/w a test episode & a pilot?
It depends - a test episode can be more or less a runthrough done after the pilot sells but before the series proper begins taping, sometimes even labeled as a pilot for the network's budgetary purposes. In other cases, a test show is made mid-run to see how an idea works out in practice before committing to it or not.
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Re: BUZZR Lost and Found 2020
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2020, 12:49:55 AM »
I had seen the eps of "Get the Message" and "What's Going On?" The others were all new to me. The highlights for me were "Call My Bluff" and "Split Personality."  Bluff was the 60s version of "Wordplay" with a slightly different format.

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Re: BUZZR Lost and Found 2020
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2020, 01:26:23 AM »
I wonder if that "Get the Message" episode was actually a rehearsal/pilot rather than an aired program. This issue was brought up here once before:
http://www.gameshowforum.org/index.php/topic,12606.0.html

Yes, there were sponsor messages and commercials, but the 1962 "Match Game" pilot also had them.

Circumstantial evidence pointing toward the rehearsal/pilot theory:
*UCLA's entry for this episode shows a recording date of 3-13-1964, which seems a bit further in advance than most daytime games were taped back then.
*The Bean-Keel-Cass-Newman combination doesn't appear in the celebrity listings posted at the following link (although not all weeks are complete):
http://ctva.biz/US/GameShow/GetTheMessage.htm
*By the time of the 5-8-1964 episode with Hickman-Burrows-Sothern-Dussault, some subtle changes have taken place: Buxton's podium now has the show's logo, and the overlays displaying the phrases are a bit more elaborate. Those changes could've taken place during the week on the air -- but in any case, it also points to the Bean-Keel-Cass-Newman show being produced before the other surviving Buxton episode, as opposed to later in the spring or summer.

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Re: BUZZR Lost and Found 2020
« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2020, 08:44:24 AM »
I wonder if that "Get the Message" episode was actually a rehearsal/pilot rather than an aired program. This issue was brought up here once before:
http://www.gameshowforum.org/index.php/topic,12606.0.html

Perhaps it was. The below link has the listings for the whole series, and the lineup of celebs in this episode doesn't exist.
http://ctva.biz/US/GameShow/GetTheMessage.htm
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Re: BUZZR Lost and Found 2020
« Reply #50 on: September 28, 2020, 04:36:40 PM »
I'm not actually asking any of you to upload these to YouTube.  That would be wrong.  But if you happen to find links to any of them, there are a few that I'd like to see again.
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Re: BUZZR Lost and Found 2020
« Reply #51 on: September 28, 2020, 04:54:55 PM »
I'm not actually asking any of you to upload these to YouTube.  That would be wrong.  But if you happen to find links to any of them, there are a few that I'd like to see again.
Buzzr currently has them all posted on their YouTube page.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgorHfeWgLHG64rW87obggTwWjklJinT8
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Re: BUZZR Lost and Found 2020
« Reply #52 on: September 28, 2020, 08:19:00 PM »
I'm not actually asking any of you to upload these to YouTube.  That would be wrong.  But if you happen to find links to any of them, there are a few that I'd like to see again.
Buzzr currently has them all posted on their YouTube page.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgorHfeWgLHG64rW87obggTwWjklJinT8

Just came here to say that myself. Thanks!
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Re: BUZZR Lost and Found 2020
« Reply #53 on: September 28, 2020, 08:59:34 PM »
Ah, the Get The Message theme. Always reminds me the Village Stompers tune "Washington Square" for some reason.

That's because it's another song by the Village Stompers called "The La-Dee-Da Song."

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Re: BUZZR Lost and Found 2020
« Reply #54 on: September 28, 2020, 09:19:39 PM »
Ah, the Get The Message theme. Always reminds me the Village Stompers tune "Washington Square" for some reason.

That's because it's another song by the Village Stompers called "The La-Dee-Da Song."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA8M5d8Wr4E&ab_channel=TheVillageStompers-Topic

My goodness, fellow. That makes may night because I really digged the theme too. Thanks for this!
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Re: BUZZR Lost and Found 2020
« Reply #55 on: September 28, 2020, 11:02:56 PM »
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Re: BUZZR Lost and Found 2020
« Reply #56 on: September 30, 2020, 03:13:06 AM »
Not to be outdone by my husband earlier in this thread identifying that music from "Get the Message", I have found the "What's Going On?" theme music.

"Road Show" by Bob Haymes

https://open.spotify.com/track/7hwpFWdqZHvZSrYKeMFlSk?si=1ZRPckj_TJWZginWe6oABQ

(Note: you have to have a Spotify subscription to listen to this link)

ETA: found it on the YouTubes as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiYFfV1Qok0
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