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Kevin Prather

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Commercial break before any playing?
« on: May 20, 2022, 06:11:08 PM »
In a similar vein to the "cold open" thread, how many game shows were there that threw to a commercial break before ANY game play happened.

Match Game '7x is the only one I can think of.

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Re: Commercial break before any playing?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2022, 06:57:34 PM »
Off the top of my head:

- 3 For the Money
- The Dating Game
- The Newlywed Game
- Tattletales in the early part of the run
- Break the Bank

TJW & TTD tended to do so during tournaments.





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Re: Commercial break before any playing?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2022, 07:00:26 PM »
Scrabble (pre-contained episodes, either in pre-sprint or some other consequence)

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Re: Commercial break before any playing?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2022, 07:27:33 PM »
Hollywood Squares (H-Q version)
Let's Make a Deal was the first show to air on Buzzr. 6/1/15 8PM.

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Re: Commercial break before any playing?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2022, 07:31:19 PM »
Scrabble (pre-contained episodes, either in pre-sprint or some other consequence)
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When the score at the top of the show was 1 to 0, they took a break before starting the game for that day.

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Re: Commercial break before any playing?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2022, 07:32:35 PM »
Hit Man.
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Re: Commercial break before any playing?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2022, 07:49:51 PM »
Password (Daytime original run)
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Re: Commercial break before any playing?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2022, 08:11:23 PM »
Password (Daytime original run)
I'm guessing this commercial is in the middle of the jump cut from Lee Vines saying "Yes! It's Password!" to him saying "Now here's your host on Password, Allen Ludden!" in the GSN/BUZZR airings?

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Re: Commercial break before any playing?
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2022, 08:16:36 PM »
All of the TNN game shows (Fandango, Top Card, 10 Seconds) did this as well.

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Re: Commercial break before any playing?
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2022, 08:19:19 PM »
3's a Crowd

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Re: Commercial break before any playing?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2022, 09:17:03 PM »
TJW did this through the November 10, 1972 episode and Family Feud did it on 80-226 where 2 Fast Moneys were played due to the birthday celebration, also on some of their special anniversary episodes(all in the ABC daytime counterpart).

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Re: Commercial break before any playing?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2022, 09:18:37 PM »
I have another one:
Sports Challenge prior to 1979.

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Re: Commercial break before any playing?
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2022, 08:52:42 AM »
Didn’t BATTLESTARS do that too?
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Re: Commercial break before any playing?
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2022, 09:37:54 AM »
Password (Daytime original run)
I'm guessing this commercial is in the middle of the jump cut from Lee Vines saying "Yes! It's Password!" to him saying "Now here's your host on Password, Allen Ludden!" in the GSN/BUZZR airings?
Not on the daytime airings. They would always have a simple billboard for whatever product was in the first spot, and then they would do intros, the first minute of ads, then start gameplay. Buzzr has edited these shows so seamlessly that the casual viewer would never suspect otherwise.

Often on the nighttime show, they would do the first commercial before Allen was introduced, then intros and start gameplay.
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Re: Commercial break before any playing?
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2022, 12:14:40 PM »
Early episodes of the original Sale of the Century would cut to commercial after Bill introduced the contestants and Jack asked the champ what they were saving for.
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