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BrandonFG

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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #195 on: August 16, 2022, 06:02:06 PM »
The most Iíve ever seen is this brief promo from 1981.

https://youtu.be/adKh5XkOuQw
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tvwxman

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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #196 on: August 17, 2022, 07:42:38 AM »
The most Iíve ever seen is this brief promo from 1981.

https://youtu.be/adKh5XkOuQw

Sadly all clips from Japan, no? And no Rowan/Martin. :(
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Mr. Armadillo

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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #197 on: August 19, 2022, 12:28:25 AM »
On a semi-related note, there is an episode currently in rotation on the Pluto channel, I believe from S12, where the ARP of one of the Showcases was exactly $8000. It's hard to believe that the production staff weren't intentionally trying to set up a perfect bid with that...(Sadly, the contestant bid $8200.)

I can believe it, especially because one of the prizes was a trip, so the show was at the mercy of whatever airfare happened to be at that time.

Assuming showcase prizes are always selected without regard to how their total will end, the odds say that the total will end in ,000 approximately every 1,000 showcases. Which is about every 500 episodes, or roughly once every three years.
Of course, they're not, and they haven't been pretty much since the perfect bid incident, if ever.  I think it's been over a decade since they stopped ending *any* showcases between -000 and -250, to cut down on Double Showcase wins.

Kniwt

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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #198 on: August 19, 2022, 01:40:33 PM »
I think it's been over a decade since they stopped ending *any* showcases between -000 and -250, to cut down on Double Showcase wins.

(citation needed) :) :) Really? I'd never heard this before, not that I paid overly much attention to it, so it wouldn't surprise me. Or perhaps it's just a piece of The Knowledge that I somehow never acquired.

WilliamPorygon

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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #199 on: August 19, 2022, 02:35:29 PM »
I think it's been over a decade since they stopped ending *any* showcases between -000 and -250, to cut down on Double Showcase wins.

(citation needed) :) :) Really? I'd never heard this before, not that I paid overly much attention to it, so it wouldn't surprise me. Or perhaps it's just a piece of The Knowledge that I somehow never acquired.
It's definitely been a thing for a long time now.  And there seems to have been several other "unwritten rules" that have been implemented in the last few years.  I think the one that annoys me the most is that flipping and flopping in Flip Flop hasn't been the correct choice since season 46.  My understanding is that a) contestants rarely take that option and b) by the very nature of the game the "flop" and "flip flop" choices are never going to be more than $81 apart from each other, so maybe it's intended to increase the win rate, but I feel like if they're dead set on having it never be right anymore they may as well just remove the option to do that entirely.

That Don Guy

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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #200 on: August 19, 2022, 07:55:13 PM »
The most Iíve ever seen is this brief promo from 1981.

https://youtu.be/adKh5XkOuQw

Sadly all clips from Japan, no? And no Rowan/Martin. :(

Those looked like the NBC version to me. What was the main difference between the two, other than the final round in the Japanese version was a buzz-in round at the Empire State Building, whereas the NBC version was alternating multiple-choice questions somewhere in/near Los Angeles?

I did notice contestant "Mark" apperared to have patches for London, Paris, Rome, and Athens, so maybe there was a Paris round after all.

Kevin Prather

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Re: Game show false memories
« Reply #201 on: January 27, 2023, 08:33:45 PM »
Watching old episodes of "Super Millionaire" today, I'm reminded of another false memory. I could have sworn that at some point in the run, Regis instructed the computer to "Activate the Double Dip." Must have been a fever dream or something.