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Loogaroo

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Re: Whac-a-Mole coming to television
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2021, 02:45:22 PM »
TPiR used Super Ball for several years. Maybe a version of Whack-a-mole would fit? You have thirty seconds to whack. You win money for each mole and you have to earn enough to buy the prize on stage.

Yes, but TPIR has other games interspersed with Superball that give the show variety. Which is why TPIR is closing in on its 50th season and Whac-a-Mole is likely not going to approach that level.

Producers really need to watch that all-Plinko episode from several years ago to understand why this is a bad idea.
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Re: Whac-a-Mole coming to television
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2021, 12:34:54 AM »
Producers really need to watch that all-Plinko episode from several years ago to understand why this is a bad idea.

Or they could watch The Wall.

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Re: Whac-a-Mole coming to television
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2021, 12:37:00 AM »
https://www.thewrap.com/slip-n-slide-competition-series-in-the-works-at-critical-content/

I hope they don't forget about Silly String.

Some form of Frisbee competition has probably been on ESPN at one time or another.

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Re: Whac-a-Mole coming to television
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2021, 12:52:13 AM »
There was lots of ďthat was a thing?Ē Stuff on the air in the weeks after lockdown began.
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Re: Whac-a-Mole coming to television
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2021, 01:11:05 AM »
I just had a strange thought.

Take a look at the British Bullseye. Darts is a significant part of the game, because it controls so much of what goes on.

Donít get me wrong; I still think Whac-A-Mole is an idea that rivals qualifying for the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions through Wheel of Fortune or giving away lavish game show prizes to ten year olds. But if they managed to do it just so, you could probably do something with skeeball as a mechanic in a game show.

Not really saying you could have a hit on your hands, but itís not totally implausible.
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TLEberle

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Re: Whac-a-Mole coming to television
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2021, 01:31:59 AM »
You could also use the Whack a Mole skin for a game like Wipeout.
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Mr. Armadillo

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Re: Whac-a-Mole coming to television
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2021, 10:08:07 AM »
I was thinking Holey Moley, since it's already in the name.

Yes, but TPIR has other games interspersed with Superball that give the show variety. Which is why TPIR is closing in on its 50th season and Whac-a-Mole is likely not going to approach that level.

They also dropped Super Ball 23 years ago, and the show seems to be fine without it.

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Re: Whac-a-Mole coming to television
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2021, 09:17:40 PM »
Producers really need to watch that all-Plinko episode from several years ago to understand why this is a bad idea.

Or they could watch The Wall.
Or maybe they did. In the wake of the show's debut, a slew of international versions popped up, some of which are still on the air with at least one on the way.
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