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weaklink75

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GSN starts a “Tug of Words”
« on: July 27, 2021, 10:44:30 AM »

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Re: GSN starts a “Tug of Words”
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2021, 11:06:47 AM »
Two teams playing a word game for a potential modest grand prize? Knock me over.
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Re: GSN starts a “Tug of Words”
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2021, 11:24:02 AM »
Feels like tug-of-war meets Chain Letters.

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Re: GSN starts a “Tug of Words”
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2021, 11:31:49 AM »
Whatever my feelings regarding the current generation of GSN originals (happy they occasionally keep friends employed, not particularly satisfied as a viewer), I'm honestly delighted to see Ahmad Rashad get another crack at hosting.  Caesar's Challenge was an underrated gem of a show (IMO), and he was a fairly big part of that.

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Re: GSN starts a “Tug of Words”
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2021, 12:25:24 PM »
Caesar's Challenge was an underrated gem of a show (IMO), and he was a fairly big part of that.
As I've said numerous times, CC was either 5 years too early or too late. IMO, in 1988 it runs for a few years on NBC; in 1998 it gets a few seasons on basic cable. It was a fun game that deserved a longer run, and I'm surprised it didn't get revived at some point in the late-90s. And yes, Ahmad was just as great a host here as he was with NBC Sports and Inside the NBA.

As for GSN's originals, they're a little undercooked but digestible. It seems the producers want Youtube and promotional content as opposed to a solid format. I guess that's just the era we live in now. That said, America Says has grown on me a lot, and Chain Reaction actually has me yelling at the TV for reasons other than the contestants being clueless. :P
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Re: GSN starts a “Tug of Words”
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2021, 12:44:51 PM »
Ahmad Rashad will host

Dan "Test-ti-kles" Doherty as sidekick or GTFO.
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Re: GSN starts a “Tug of Words”
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2021, 04:50:23 PM »
Ahmad Rashad will host

Dan "Test-ti-kles" Doherty as sidekick or GTFO.

I thought he went by his Latin name, "Mentula Magna".

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Re: GSN starts a “Tug of Words”
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2021, 10:33:48 PM »
Former Minnesota Vikings are always preferable to Green Bay Packers as hosts.

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Re: GSN starts a “Tug of Words”
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2021, 11:26:11 PM »
Former Minnesota Vikings are always preferable to Green Bay Packers as hosts.

Well, Aaron probably won't get J! at this point in time.

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Re: GSN starts a “Tug of Words”
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2021, 12:56:02 PM »
Caesar's Challenge was an underrated gem of a show (IMO), and he was a fairly big part of that.
As I've said numerous times, CC was either 5 years too early or too late. IMO, in 1988 it runs for a few years on NBC; in 1998 it gets a few seasons on basic cable. It was a fun game that deserved a longer run, and I'm surprised it didn't get revived at some point in the late-90s. And yes, Ahmad was just as great a host here as he was with NBC Sports and Inside the NBA.

Ahmad Rashad hosts a three round game show where players solve words by moving letters into place, with each round incresing the number of letters and difficulty. Hm, sounds familiar.

REALLY happy to see Ahmad get another game show. I think he's one of those guys who could/should have gotten more game show work.

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Re: GSN starts a “Tug of Words”
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2021, 09:37:38 PM »
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Caesar's Challenge was an underrated gem of a show (IMO), and he was a fairly big part of that.
The problem with the game was that was a perfect information game. The entire answer was infront of the players all they had to unscramble it. One player managed to solve all the puzzles all he had to do was buzz in first. And the both attempts at a bonus game were terrible.
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Re: GSN starts a “Tug of Words”
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2021, 09:54:40 PM »
That’s certainly a take.

If you’re crap at anagrams don’t go on a show where that is the focal point.
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Re: GSN starts a “Tug of Words”
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2021, 12:17:33 PM »
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Caesar's Challenge was an underrated gem of a show (IMO), and he was a fairly big part of that.
The problem with the game was that was a perfect information game. The entire answer was infront of the players all they had to unscramble it. One player managed to solve all the puzzles all he had to do was buzz in first. And the both attempts at a bonus game were terrible.
You do realize they had to answer questions as well, correct?  Granted, they weren't exactly brain-busters, but it was more than just "buzzing in first".
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