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BrandonFG

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #135 on: September 10, 2021, 04:59:35 PM »
On the subject of Debbie's episode, Tom mentions this being the 100th gauntlet run. I imagine this puts us to about July of '79?
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Bryce L.

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« Reply #136 on: September 10, 2021, 05:02:19 PM »
On the subject of Debbie's episode, Tom mentions this being the 100th gauntlet run. I imagine this puts us to about July of '79?
Unless I'm much mistaken, today was August 20, 1979.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #137 on: September 10, 2021, 05:04:25 PM »
Thank you. If they don't skip further, we should see Randy Amasia's episodes in the next week or so.
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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #138 on: September 10, 2021, 05:07:06 PM »
Thank you. If they don't skip further, we should see Randy Amasia's episodes in the next week or so.
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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #139 on: September 10, 2021, 05:28:50 PM »
Thank you. If they don't skip further, we should see Randy Amasia's episodes in the next week or so.
The math says next Friday. And I've already checked: Buzzr is not skipping any between now and then.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #140 on: September 10, 2021, 05:31:51 PM »
In the second game today, Debbie was on the fifth level with time nearly expired. The answer on the blooper was "film" and as the clock hit zero, she yelled "FILM-LONGSHOT!" They let her play the longshot since she said it as the buzzer went, but since she gave and was credited for the correct answer (it turned to an arrow) wouldn't she have been on the sixth level and thus unable to call a longshot?
Perhaps the rule only applies if the contest says the words "LEVEL 6"? Technically, the contestant could choose a second box on Level 5 (by mistake).
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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #141 on: September 10, 2021, 05:33:00 PM »
In the second game today, Debbie was on the fifth level with time nearly expired. The answer on the blooper was "film" and as the clock hit zero, she yelled "FILM-LONGSHOT!" They let her play the longshot since she said it as the buzzer went, but since she gave and was credited for the correct answer (it turned to an arrow) wouldn't she have been on the sixth level and thus unable to call a longshot?
Perhaps the rule only applies if the contest says the words "LEVEL 6"? Technically, the contestant could choose a second box on Level 5 (by mistake).

In fact, that happened on an episode already aired by BUZZR, I think during the marathon!!
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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #142 on: September 10, 2021, 05:42:21 PM »
Listening to today's rerun with a pair of headphones, I hate to disappoint the nostalgia lovers out there, but BUZZR indeed cut out Rod's "Stay tuned for 'The Price Is Right'..." plug at the end.

I understand why Buzzr has to cut out addresses and phone numbers, but this extra expense still baffles me. Are there Buzzr viewers who get upset when they don't receive the episode of Tattletales that Johnny Olson from 1976 promised them? Is there some issue with the phrase "these CBS stations," even though there are plenty of references within assorted shows to being on CBS or NBC? I don't understand why they're expending the effort to make these edits.

Maybe since Buzzr is officially a broadcast network, there's some legalese behind that (but no word on why the plugs from the first 5 Whew episodes or the other shows' plugs weren't cut).

Seems they're lax about this sort of thing when they have a mini-marathon of the premiere week of new shows.  MG/HS's first week of episodes = the only ones to keep the entire fee plugs mid-show and end-show. 

/And that threw off the timing of show/ad break whenever they aired. 
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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #143 on: September 10, 2021, 05:52:55 PM »
Perhaps the rule only applies if the contest says the words "LEVEL 6"? Technically, the contestant could choose a second box on Level 5 (by mistake).

This. See rule 11.

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« Reply #144 on: September 10, 2021, 05:53:39 PM »
Perhaps the rule only applies if the contest says the words "LEVEL 6"? Technically, the contestant could choose a second box on Level 5 (by mistake).

This. See rule 11.

Got it. Thanks!
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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #145 on: September 10, 2021, 08:28:38 PM »
In the second game today, Debbie was on the fifth level with time nearly expired. The answer on the blooper was "film" and as the clock hit zero, she yelled "FILM-LONGSHOT!" They let her play the longshot since she said it as the buzzer went, but since she gave and was credited for the correct answer (it turned to an arrow) wouldn't she have been on the sixth level and thus unable to call a longshot?


Since she did not utter "Level 6...", it sounds like an action that is similar what we discussed earlier -- you can stay on a level after correctly solving a blooper.  So once you call the next level, you cannot go back.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #146 on: September 13, 2021, 04:20:40 AM »
Noticed something on the first game of the second episode. I played it several times, and I'm pretty sure the charger, Annie, answers a blooper on the top level with "wedding ring" just starting her answer before the buzz-buzz for time. The correct answer was "rings." Did they bring her back? Or are my old ears mishearing this?
When they came back from commercial, Tom said that she had indeed answered the blooper but not within the two second time limit.

He does indeed say that, but assuming the buzzer is at the two second time limit, she absolutely beat the buzzer as seen at 5:21 in this video:

https://youtu.be/JURWcWWyCJw?t=321

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« Reply #147 on: September 13, 2021, 02:14:09 PM »
And of course, Sunday's airing started with last Monday and Tuesday's I believe.  Despite my cable info calling the eps 1.7 and 1.8. 
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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #148 on: September 13, 2021, 04:15:01 PM »
Noticed something on the first game of the second episode. I played it several times, and I'm pretty sure the charger, Annie, answers a blooper on the top level with "wedding ring" just starting her answer before the buzz-buzz for time. The correct answer was "rings." Did they bring her back? Or are my old ears mishearing this?
When they came back from commercial, Tom said that she had indeed answered the blooper but not within the two second time limit.

He does indeed say that, but assuming the buzzer is at the two second time limit, she absolutely beat the buzzer as seen at 5:21 in this video:

https://youtu.be/JURWcWWyCJw?t=321

I remember a number of episodes where Tom says the buzzer is 1/2 second after the time expires.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #149 on: September 14, 2021, 12:26:16 AM »
I remember a number of episodes where Tom says the buzzer is 1/2 second after the time expires.
Good to know. That's probably the case, however that's not how a buzzer is supposed to work