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aaron sica

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Game show false memories
« on: February 25, 2021, 08:39:33 AM »
If not for reference books and the internet to debunk your claim, what would you still insist you remember?

I honestly thought that Match Game '7X made it into 1980 and could still imagine seeing the "Match Game 80" sign in my mind, but I know it never happened.

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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2021, 08:50:59 AM »
One of my earliest memories of watching game shows as a kid was "Hit Man", probably cause of the video game aspect. I also was sure that it was hosted by Chuck Woolery until the early 90's and EOTVGS.

daveromanjr

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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2021, 09:13:02 AM »
I could've sworn I remembered the set to Password Plus on my grandmother's TV set in her apartment as a young child.

I was born in 1983.  So no.

Brian44

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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2021, 09:26:55 AM »
Until I saw TPIR reruns on GSN during the Dark Period, I always thought the Give or Keep board was set at center stage instead of to the left of the turntable.

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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2021, 09:28:59 AM »
Because Vanna used to wait until the letters lit up before turning them, I thought that the actual letter didn't appear until the box was lit, even if she arrived at the correct position early.

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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2021, 11:03:47 AM »
Until I saw TPIR reruns on GSN during the Dark Period, I always thought the Give or Keep board was set at center stage instead of to the left of the turntable.

And speaking of, I was sure Give or Keep was always played as the first stage game.
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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2021, 01:14:40 PM »
I thought that if a player hit zero on $ale of the Century, they were out of the game.
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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2021, 01:29:21 PM »
Not a false memory as much as me being a stupid kid. My grandma got GSN as soon as it came out. I was 8. I remember watching the shows, not understanding the concept of reruns, and thought all the episodes were new... I would get so confused when Bobís hair would be darker on TPIR.
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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2021, 01:44:10 PM »
Donít know if this really counts, but as a child, I thought all game shows were recorded live, and wondered how they managed to get clips for promos that aired in advance.

I also remember an incident on PYL where Peter walked over to the board and asked who was in there, and they tossed out a piece of clothing. I wanna say I thought the Whammy was a real creature who lived behind the board.

For years, on the 80s Pyramid, I thought if a contestant won both Winnerís Circles, that they went home with $35,000, and not an augmented $25K.
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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2021, 01:51:08 PM »
For years, on the 80s Pyramid, I thought if a contestant won both Winnerís Circles, that they went home with $35,000, and not an augmented $25K.

I thought that too, until I saw on Donnymid that they flashed both a $15,000 and $25,000 graphic and was able to put it together.
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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2021, 02:23:55 PM »
For years, on the 80s Pyramid, I thought if a contestant won both Winnerís Circles, that they went home with $35,000, and not an augmented $25K.

I thought that too, until I saw on Donnymid that they flashed both a $15,000 and $25,000 graphic and was able to put it together.
I remember that causing a little excitement on ATGS when the show premiered. Apparently a lotta people were confused. :)
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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2021, 02:27:50 PM »
John Davidson generally gets a bad rap for his Pyramid hosting abilities, but he always made it clear that the contestant played for a total of $25K if they made a second trip to the WC.

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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2021, 02:32:36 PM »
I thought that if a player hit zero on $ale of the Century, they were out of the game.

Until very recently, I was sure I had seen a contestant go a few bucks negative.
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aaron sica

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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2021, 02:39:54 PM »
For years, on the 80s Pyramid, I thought if a contestant won both Winnerís Circles, that they went home with $35,000, and not an augmented $25K.

Speaking of Pyramid? Another false memory was that ABC had primetime Pyramid specials much like Feud did, that aired at 8. I remembered the kids getting the 35 seconds instead of 30. Thanks to being able to reference, I know now that there was only one ABC primetime "Pyramid" special (and from seeing some kids eps, they *did* get 35 seconds).

Another false one for me... Tic Tac Dough having a kids week, and when they went to face the dragon, prizes listed behind the squares, not money amounts.

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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2021, 03:17:25 PM »
Up until I joined the hobby more than 20 years ago, I "remembered:"

- The huge Tic Tac Dough floor sign returned when Jim Caldwell took over
- Bob Goen was hosting WoF before Changing Keys was remixed
- Watching one week some random guy named Blake "Evans" appear as USA Chain Reaction host

On that last one, that's how I'm positive that if Blake's episodes were skipped over when airing in regular sequence, at least a few were definitely rerun at some point.
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