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SuperMatch93

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If you could attend any show, past or present...
« on: July 21, 2021, 07:48:32 AM »
If you could attend a taping of any game show, past or present, which would you pick?

For me it's a toss-up between Cullen Price (particularly when they were at the 1,000+ seat Colonial Theater) and 70s Pyramid because the audiences seemed so energetic in episodes I've seen. Or What's My Line to experience a Johnny Olson warm-up.
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Card Shark

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Re: If you could attend any show, past or present...
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 03:00:18 PM »
It would be Dawson Feud and Perry Card Sharks.
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Re: If you could attend any show, past or present...
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2021, 03:14:37 PM »
It would absolutely be Garry Moores Ive Got a Secret. It just seemed like everyone had a blast. The panel was hilarious. Garry was hilarious.
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Re: If you could attend any show, past or present...
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2021, 03:16:33 PM »
I'da loved to have been in the audience for Stempel/Van Doren.

Actually, now that I think of it, I'm surprised there haven't been at least a couple first-person accounts like "I Saw Charles Van Doren 'Defeat' Herb Stempel, And I Knew Something Wasn't Right" in Salon or Vox or Buzzfeed or something. (Or if there have been such stories, I'd love to see them.)

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Re: If you could attend any show, past or present...
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2021, 03:22:35 PM »
The original Press Your Luck (but I could go for the current revival as well), $ale of the Century, or Jeopardy!. :D

Being at a PYL taping feels electric, like a big football or baseball game, IMO.

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Re: If you could attend any show, past or present...
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2021, 03:28:41 PM »
I guess TPIR is the obvious answer to me, since you could in normal circumstances end up on stage. Aside from that, I really wanted to see Jeopardy when I was in the LA area in March 2020 but we know how that went. For something further back, the energy of Name that Tune, Treasure Hunt, or PYL would have been a lot of fun,

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Re: If you could attend any show, past or present...
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2021, 03:59:06 PM »
I'da loved to have been in the audience for Stempel/Van Doren.

If we're allowed to choose specific episodes, I've always wondered what the energy in the room was like during Michael Larson's Press Your Luck run. Not only as his total kept growing larger, but also during the stopdown when they had to change the tape as well as after the episode ended and it was time for everybody to leave.

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Re: If you could attend any show, past or present...
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2021, 04:18:48 PM »
I'd pick 3 - a couple from left field I'd guess.  Fandango, Face the Music, and Dawson's Family Feud.

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Re: If you could attend any show, past or present...
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2021, 04:20:52 PM »
I'd definitely hit up the more now-obscure games of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. I'd also love to stop in on CBS Television Quiz, if only for the novelty.

For specific episodes, two big ones for me would be the New Price Is Right pilot (August 15, 1972) and the first Wheel of Fortune.
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Re: If you could attend any show, past or present...
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2021, 06:47:46 PM »
I'da loved to have been in the audience for Stempel/Van Doren.

If we're allowed to choose specific episodes, I've always wondered what the energy in the room was like during Michael Larson's Press Your Luck run. Not only as his total kept growing larger, but also during the stopdown when they had to change the tape as well as after the episode ended and it was time for everybody to leave.
Believe it or not, they actually taped another episode shortly after Larson! But yeah, I think I would've been exhausted just being in the audience for that taping, much less being part of the production crew.

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Re: If you could attend any show, past or present...
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2021, 10:21:41 PM »
Having been witness to five different tapings between 1984 and 2006. I'll just go by the decades prior to.....

1950's: Music Bingo
1960's: either Video Village or What's This Song
1970's: either Gambit or The Big Showdown

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Re: If you could attend any show, past or present...
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2021, 10:29:38 PM »
I'm not too picky, but any 70's Bill Cullen-hosted show that had Don Pardo announcing -- so likely a show at 30 Rockefeller Center to see two of the best.


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Re: If you could attend any show, past or present...
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2021, 11:21:51 PM »
70s Pyramid. That NYC audience was electrified.
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Re: If you could attend any show, past or present...
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2021, 12:57:25 AM »
It would have to be Perry's Card Sharks and the current PYL w/ Elizabeth Banks.

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Re: If you could attend any show, past or present...
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2021, 01:41:58 AM »
For me, classic PYL (either the Larson game, or the Randy/Lori/Cathy episode, just to see how much of that one hit the cutting room floor).