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MikeK

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #495 on: April 15, 2022, 06:52:20 PM »
Our long national nightmare is over

Will this be one of the rerun episodes on Sunday?
No, but some fine chap uploaded the segment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCJJGmVuk-k

TimK2003

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #496 on: April 15, 2022, 07:11:39 PM »
STEPHEN'S ON!

Had a feeling since yesterday ended with a Gauntlet win.  Then the final segment kept the retired champ with the two celebrities being interviewed.

Well, after nearly 42 years (damn, I'm old), I finally get to see Stephen's return again.  So my memory was indeed a bit fuzzy (I thought his return was later in an episode, not in the first segment), but I did remember the "Pomp and Circumstance" that Uncle Jay assembled for his return.

I won't spoil anything else for those who have yet to see it, but it definitely was a keeper of an episode.

BrandonFG

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #497 on: April 15, 2022, 07:21:15 PM »
(I don't think MLK weekend was recognized yet back then)???
Not until '86, although by coincidence January 21, 1980 was the third Monday in January that year.
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Dan88

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #498 on: April 15, 2022, 08:56:14 PM »
I appreciate that they had Stephen run the Gauntlet solo, and from his funny comments to that close victory (has anyone else picked Tom up after a Gauntlet win?) it's a gem of a segment.

Heck, I'd say it's further proof that adding celebs to the game wasn't a great idea.
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JMFabiano

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #499 on: April 15, 2022, 09:22:01 PM »
Our long national nightmare is over

Will this be one of the rerun episodes on Sunday?
No, but some fine chap uploaded the segment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCJJGmVuk-k

To Brandon: Shall I pass out the aspirin to everyone?

To Mike: by any chance are you Whew Blooper A Day on Twitter?

Another observation: dunno if it's the audio on the YT capture, but this is pretty much the clearest I've heard the Gauntlet music.  Very little talk/audience applause in the mix, and seems like the music's volume is turned up.
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TimK2003

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #500 on: April 15, 2022, 11:37:36 PM »
(I don't think MLK weekend was recognized yet back then)???
Not until '86, although by coincidence January 21, 1980 was the third Monday in January that year.

And I was probably home from school due to an Teacher In-service day. That seemed to be around the time we had our first day off since Christmas/New Years vacation.

Bryce L.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #501 on: April 20, 2022, 04:52:30 PM »
New record set: $1,410 won in the match -> 74 seconds on the Gauntlet... not surprisingly, the guy left with $26,410.

KrisW73

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #502 on: April 22, 2022, 01:02:26 PM »
New record set: $1,410 won in the match -> 74 seconds on the Gauntlet... not surprisingly, the guy left with $26,410.

Did the contestant blitz up the right hand side of the board? or was it heavily blocked there?

Bryce L.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #503 on: April 22, 2022, 01:39:31 PM »
New record set: $1,410 won in the match -> 74 seconds on the Gauntlet... not surprisingly, the guy left with $26,410.

Did the contestant blitz up the right hand side of the board? or was it heavily blocked there?

Game 1, which he charged and won, he got $330 [$50 + $20 + $30 + $20 + $10 + $200]
Game 2, which he blocked and lost on, he got $500 [single block hit on Level 6]
Game 3, which he blocked and won on, he got $580 [$30 + $50 + $500]

$330 + $500 = $830 + $580 = $1,410

clemon79

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #504 on: April 22, 2022, 02:27:41 PM »
Game 2, which he blocked and lost on, he got $500 [single block hit on Level 6]

Imma have to go back and watch this one a wee bit more closely when I process the recording...this happened, and he STILL lost?

I should think you can count the number of times a player is credited with three Level Six dollar amounts in a single game over the run of the show on one hand, if not one finger.
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Bryce L.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #505 on: April 22, 2022, 02:34:54 PM »
Game 2, which he blocked and lost on, he got $500 [single block hit on Level 6]

Imma have to go back and watch this one a wee bit more closely when I process the recording...this happened, and he STILL lost?

I should think you can count the number of times a player is credited with three Level Six dollar amounts in a single game over the run of the show on one hand, if not one finger.
Charging player had enough time for two shots at Level 6, and won on the second one.

catnap1972

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #506 on: May 04, 2022, 05:02:36 PM »
You could see Stephanie was absolutely thrilled with the rule of the game (can't jump the question)

That Don Guy

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #507 on: May 04, 2022, 08:06:58 PM »
Something that seemed to stick out on the 5/4 episode: they had two new contestants, but the male contestant was paired with the female celebrity. Maybe I was just imagining things, but when they have two new contestants, isn't it usually men against women?

gridlockjoe

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #508 on: May 04, 2022, 09:43:49 PM »
Schedule for 5/16-22 is out, and Whew! is jumping back to #134 on the 16th.

Bryce L.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #509 on: May 04, 2022, 09:47:56 PM »
Schedule for 5/16-22 is out, and Whew! is jumping back to #134 on the 16th.
The way I see it, all good things have to come to an end at some point. That and I'm figuring they need to save something "strong" for the fall, and Whew! would seem to fit the bill. There's a little over 13 weeks left to get to the finale, plus everything between #7 and #78, so they should be able to get at least two more batches out of it before the whole series is exhausted.