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clemon79

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #315 on: October 25, 2021, 08:43:24 PM »
As far as Pacific listings, I would suggest using this link, but not sure if it would help much...

https://buzzrtv.com/schedule/schedule_by_date/21-10-25/America/Los_Angeles

Just change dates as necessary.

Much appreciated, but the point is that NextDVR needs a JSON feed so I can make a streaming channel source simulate a regular TV channel for the purpose of adding it to the program grid, so that I can recording it like any other DVR recording. That's where Schedules Direct comes in. (So basically where my cable system doesn't have a channel 686, I stuck the BUZZR feed there.)
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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #316 on: October 26, 2021, 02:00:55 PM »
Rod cracked up doing announcements a lot.
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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #317 on: October 26, 2021, 03:44:32 PM »
Rod cracked up doing announcements a lot.

On a similar note, can anybody who's worked on the production side of the house on a show such as this explain why Rod literally shouted every line of copy he had?  I'm assuming he was stationed in the usual spot at stage left for announcers in Studio 33.  Was the crowd really that wild that he couldn't hear himself through his headset, or is there another plausible explanation aside from, "It's Rod Roddy"?  I know Rod's game show repertoire through the '80s is typified by his overly-enthusiastic delivery, but he's just so over the top on Whew! that it's grating on the ears.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #318 on: October 26, 2021, 04:08:15 PM »
On a similar note, can anybody who's worked on the production side of the house on a show such as this explain why Rod literally shouted every line of copy he had?  I'm assuming he was stationed in the usual spot at stage left for announcers in Studio 33.  Was the crowd really that wild that he couldn't hear himself through his headset, or is there another plausible explanation aside from, "It's Rod Roddy"?  I know Rod's game show repertoire through the '80s is typified by his overly-enthusiastic delivery, but he's just so over the top on Whew! that it's grating on the ears.

Relative inexperience, maybe, given that "Whew!" was his first game show gig?
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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #319 on: October 26, 2021, 04:19:03 PM »
On a similar note, can anybody who's worked on the production side of the house on a show such as this explain why Rod literally shouted every line of copy he had?  I'm assuming he was stationed in the usual spot at stage left for announcers in Studio 33.  Was the crowd really that wild that he couldn't hear himself through his headset, or is there another plausible explanation aside from, "It's Rod Roddy"?  I know Rod's game show repertoire through the '80s is typified by his overly-enthusiastic delivery, but he's just so over the top on Whew! that it's grating on the ears.

Relative inexperience, maybe, given that "Whew!" was his first game show gig?
I'll also add that he was doing Soap at the same time, which required a more subdued delivery. I imagine he was still finding the balance between the two. He toned it down by the time So You Think You Got Troubles or Hit Man premiered.
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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #320 on: October 26, 2021, 05:26:16 PM »
On a similar note, can anybody who's worked on the production side of the house on a show such as this explain why Rod literally shouted every line of copy he had?  I'm assuming he was stationed in the usual spot at stage left for announcers in Studio 33.  Was the crowd really that wild that he couldn't hear himself through his headset, or is there another plausible explanation aside from, "It's Rod Roddy"?  I know Rod's game show repertoire through the '80s is typified by his overly-enthusiastic delivery, but he's just so over the top on Whew! that it's grating on the ears.

It might just be a Jay Wolpert thing. He's just as over-the-top on the Pandemonium pilot.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #321 on: October 26, 2021, 06:16:07 PM »
Relative inexperience, maybe, given that "Whew!" was his first game show gig?

Except he was still way over-the-top at the end of the '80s until heath issues forced him to be more subdued.  Not to speak ill of Rod as I have many fond memories of him in my years watching Price, but in retrospect, I really don't understand how he was left so unrestrained in his delivery and especially on Whew!.  You'd think he would have been told to tone it down.

It might just be a Jay Wolpert thing. He's just as over-the-top on the Pandemonium pilot.

Maybe, but I'd argue everyone and everything was over-the-top about that pilot (except for Steve Edwards).

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #322 on: October 26, 2021, 07:32:37 PM »
It might just be a Jay Wolpert thing. He's just as over-the-top on the Pandemonium pilot.

I'll have to check, but I swear he was more "professional" sounding on "Hit Man".
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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #323 on: October 27, 2021, 07:18:50 AM »
In case nobody has noticed, the Gauntlet has a current losing streak at 20.  That's one way to make up for the week with 4 Gauntlet wins.

(Spoilered in case nobody has seen the episode that aired Friday afternoon.)
I was hoping that I wasn't the only one who noticed. And IMO, an overcorrection. I'm sure it didn't help against its competition.

Spoilered in case someone hasn't watched yesterday's episode

The dry streak continues - with some really tough (imo) bloopers but easier ones shuffled in

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #324 on: October 27, 2021, 08:10:06 AM »
It might just be a Jay Wolpert thing. He's just as over-the-top on the Pandemonium pilot.

I'll have to check, but I swear he was more "professional" sounding on "Hit Man".
Bill Carruthers had Rod record all of his fee plug reads in advance on PYL and he was much more subdued, likely because he had worked with him before on Whew!.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #325 on: October 27, 2021, 02:41:27 PM »
Perhaps the direction given to Rod was to not be subdued, owing to the fact that the shows were titled Whew! and Pandemonium.

Maybe it was something with the reverb that strident worked better than mellifluous.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #326 on: October 27, 2021, 04:45:52 PM »
In case nobody has noticed, the Gauntlet has a current losing streak at 20.  That's one way to make up for the week with 4 Gauntlet wins.

(Spoilered in case nobody has seen the episode that aired Friday afternoon.)
I was hoping that I wasn't the only one who noticed. And IMO, an overcorrection. I'm sure it didn't help against its competition.

Spoilered in case someone hasn't watched yesterday's episode

The dry streak continues - with some really tough (imo) bloopers but easier ones shuffled in
And we can add another notch in Jeremy Swash's belt today.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #327 on: October 27, 2021, 04:56:14 PM »
It might just be a Jay Wolpert thing. He's just as over-the-top on the Pandemonium pilot.

I'll have to check, but I swear he was more "professional" sounding on "Hit Man".

Hit Man had "both" of the Rod Roddys - the "calm" one narrated the two "movies," while the more over-the-top one did the opening and closing credits.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #328 on: October 27, 2021, 04:57:04 PM »
It might just be a Jay Wolpert thing. He's just as over-the-top on the Pandemonium pilot.

I'll have to check, but I swear he was more "professional" sounding on "Hit Man".

Hit Man had "both" of the Rod Roddys - the "calm" one narrated the two "movies," while the more over-the-top one did the opening and closing credits.
I thought Peter narrated the "movies".

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #329 on: October 27, 2021, 07:38:01 PM »
It might just be a Jay Wolpert thing. He's just as over-the-top on the Pandemonium pilot.

I'll have to check, but I swear he was more "professional" sounding on "Hit Man".

Hit Man had "both" of the Rod Roddys - the "calm" one narrated the two "movies," while the more over-the-top one did the opening and closing credits.
I thought Peter narrated the "movies".

I always thought it was Rod in his "Soap" voice. Guess I'll have to add that to the list of "wrong game show memories..."