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MSTieScott

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Re: Wheel of Fortune season 38 debuts 9/14/2020
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2020, 09:36:31 PM »
I'mma go with something not gameplay related. Like a marriage proposal.

Or maybe it has something to do with the middle picture at the end of the TVLine article. Pat doesn't usually look that engrossed in the middle of a round.

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Re: Wheel of Fortune season 38 debuts 9/14/2020
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2020, 02:54:13 AM »
Worth noting - Sony is now claiming that "Something happens within the first two weeks of shows that has never happened before in the history of the show."

https://www.viacomcbspressexpress.com/cbs-television-distribution/releases/view?id=55898

Any guesses?

Puzzle solved with no letters on the board?

Considering the triple toss-up puzzles have something in common in addition to the category, that the most likely place that could happen.
Can't recall the source, but I've read that the signaling devices aren't activated until the first letter goes on the board, thus "no-lettering" a Toss-Up would be impossible. Soonest they could be solved is on the first letter (which has been done).
Yeah, a Toss-Up doesn't begin until Vanna touches the letter closest to her.

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Re: Wheel of Fortune season 38 debuts 9/14/2020
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2020, 07:52:30 AM »
Pat doesnít phone it in for any part of the show?
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Re: Wheel of Fortune season 38 debuts 9/14/2020
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2020, 02:34:01 PM »
I'mma go with something not gameplay related. Like a marriage proposal.

Seems like that would be a strange thing to do when you don't have a studio audience to hijack.
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Re: Wheel of Fortune season 38 debuts 9/14/2020
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2020, 03:50:13 PM »
I'mma go with something not gameplay related. Like a marriage proposal.

Seems like that would be a strange thing to do when you don't have a studio audience to hijack.

You know, bringing that up...how many times, in the long and storied history of the game show, has a proposal in fact happened?

I can only think of one example and I was in the building when it happened; wondered what happened after.
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Re: Wheel of Fortune season 38 debuts 9/14/2020
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2020, 06:57:36 PM »
I hope the proposee said to ask them in private later, because putting them on the spot in front of a whole bunch of people like that is really bad form.
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MSTieScott

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Re: Wheel of Fortune season 38 debuts 9/14/2020
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2020, 08:16:11 PM »
Seems like that would be a strange thing to do when you don't have a studio audience to hijack.

I'd think the "national television" aspect would be the grander gesture.

Although now it occurs to me to wonder whether Wheel is even letting each contestant bring a supporter onto the restricted set. That's a lot of extra bodies to potentially spread the virus, especially when only one-third of them will be seen on television.

You know, bringing that up...how many times, in the long and storied history of the game show, has a proposal in fact happened?

On Jeopardy!, it's happened on at least three different occasions.

At The Price Is Right, it's already happened more than enough times.

Then on a whim, I searched YouTube for proposals on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and got two results from the U.S. and one from the Philippines.

I'm going to assume there have been others (Let's Make a Deal, I'm looking at you).

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Re: Wheel of Fortune season 38 debuts 9/14/2020
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2020, 09:57:24 PM »
You know, bringing that up...how many times, in the long and storied history of the game show, has a proposal in fact happened?

There were at least one each on the US and UK Deal or No Deals. I remember the former because the camera took a close shot of the Kayģ Jewelers box before it opened.
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Re: Wheel of Fortune season 38 debuts 9/14/2020
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2020, 10:43:02 PM »
I'm aware of two from Family Feud; once on an O'Hurley Big Money Tournament episode, and once on a general Harvey episode.

One first season episode of Winsanity had a really quick one at the end; a contestant went for the $10K and car because he wanted to use the money to get married to his girlfriend. He ended up getting it right, and proposed during the ending celebrations.

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Re: Wheel of Fortune season 38 debuts 9/14/2020
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2020, 10:04:22 PM »
Non-spoiler observation of the first show so far:

They redesign the whole set for social distancing, and the first thing we see is Pat and Vanna walking in arm-in-arm.

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Re: Wheel of Fortune season 38 debuts 9/14/2020
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2020, 10:38:44 PM »
And with a Prize Puzzle of AMAZING LOCATION, they seem to have finally run out of ideas.
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Re: Wheel of Fortune season 38 debuts 9/14/2020
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2020, 10:55:05 PM »
Since I donít wanna quote Scottís post in its entirety, Iíll just simply say thank you and state that apparently I underestimated the frequency of such events.

The one thing I remember about the first Millionaire example you cited was the buildup. We knew what he was gonna do, and we all wished him well. I was just glad he got to tape his episode when he was able to; he wouldíve had to wait a couple days otherwise and I donít know if he woulda been able to pull it off.
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Re: Wheel of Fortune season 38 debuts 9/14/2020
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2020, 11:14:33 PM »
Is it just me not watching for a while or was the category graphic on the very bottom of the screen a new thing?
they seem to have finally run out of ideas.
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Re: Wheel of Fortune season 38 debuts 9/14/2020
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2020, 09:36:55 AM »
Non-spoiler observation of the first show so far:

They redesign the whole set for social distancing, and the first thing we see is Pat and Vanna walking in arm-in-arm.
I mean, the two of them have been working together so long, they're basically seen as America's Platonic Couple. I'm sure they're tested often and both trust each other like members of their immediate families. Meanwhile, I'm not sure (and I doubt given how long results could take) that contestants are tested day of taping, and there's no true way to know if contestants have been responsible between the most recent time they were tested and taping other than trust.
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