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wdm1219inpenna

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Tic Tac Dough 1990 question
« on: April 15, 2023, 04:41:01 PM »
At the start, the first line of the opening was "In a moment...the game that intrigued a nation."

Was that used because of the amazing run Thom McKee had on Wink's version?  I always have wondered about this and didn't know if anybody had any inside information about this possibly.

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Re: Tic Tac Dough 1990 question
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2023, 11:41:12 PM »
Was that used because of the amazing run Thom McKee had on Wink's version?

No, it was because the nation was baffled at the comedy stylings of Jim Caldwell.
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Re: Tic Tac Dough 1990 question
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2023, 11:47:12 PM »
No, Rose, it's because nobody gave a rat's about Jeopardy! yet.

wdm1219inpenna

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Re: Tic Tac Dough 1990 question
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2023, 06:46:04 PM »
Jim Caldwell is to comedy what toothaches and earaches are to immense pleasure.

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Re: Tic Tac Dough 1990 question
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2023, 01:52:13 PM »
Tic Tac Dough 1950s question: It was part of the scandal that intrigued a nation. How popular was the prime-time version? Was it up there with Twenty-One, the $64,000s and Dotto?

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Re: Tic Tac Dough 1990 question
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2023, 04:13:19 PM »
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Re: Tic Tac Dough 1990 question
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2023, 05:27:21 PM »
So he's literally asking the same question he asked 11 years ago.  When you think you've seen everything.

/putting a small fortune on this question from the same person around 2034

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Re: Tic Tac Dough 1990 question
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2023, 10:40:27 AM »
At the start, the first line of the opening was "In a moment...the game that intrigued a nation."

Was that used because of the amazing run Thom McKee had on Wink's version?  I always have wondered about this and didn't know if anybody had any inside information about this possibly.
who could possibly know that for sure, and is around to tell tales? Mark Maxwell-Smith was on staff at various points with B&E but would he write announce copy?
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Re: Tic Tac Dough 1990 question
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2023, 12:36:52 PM »
I don't think the guy who wrote the introduction to a game show was ever worried about people fact-checking it.

When Rod Roddy said "Press Your Luck" would be the most exciting game of the contestants' lives, that's a bit presumptuous, isn't it? Who knows what games they've played before?

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Re: Tic Tac Dough 1990 question
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2023, 12:47:23 PM »
I don't think the guy who wrote the introduction to a game show was ever worried about people fact-checking it.

When Rod Roddy said "Press Your Luck" would be the most exciting game of the contestants' lives, that's a bit presumptuous, isn't it? Who knows what games they've played before?
I think this is it, no more no less. As I said in that thread 11 years ago, it gained popularity due to Thom McKee, but the intro was simply trying to create a little drama like any other game show used to do.
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Re: Tic Tac Dough 1990 question
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2023, 01:04:38 PM »
I don't think the guy who wrote the introduction to a game show was ever worried about people fact-checking it.

When Rod Roddy said "Press Your Luck" would be the most exciting game of the contestants' lives, that's a bit presumptuous, isn't it? Who knows what games they've played before?

Thanks to this comment, I have decided to begin a class-action lawsuit against Fremantle, since TPiR was definitely not "television's most exciting hour of fantastic prizes" that I've ever seen--it was definitely topped by the season finale of America's Funniest Home Videos in 1992. Anyone who wants to join me in the suit, PM me.
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Re: Tic Tac Dough 1990 question
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2023, 06:45:58 PM »
It wasn't so much the game that intrigued us as the tao of Patrick Wayne.

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Re: Tic Tac Dough 1990 question
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2023, 02:17:01 PM »
Would you like to know more?



Oh my!  I forgot that I asked this way back in 2012.  How shameful.

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Re: Tic Tac Dough 1990 question
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2023, 10:02:04 PM »
Would you like to know more?



Oh my!  I forgot that I asked this way back in 2012.  How shameful.

Out of curiosity...what made you bring this up again?

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Re: Tic Tac Dough 1990 question
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2023, 08:29:10 PM »
Dan enright wrote that line.  Dan was in the midst of his existential apology phase of end life when this was produced.  This was his way of acknowledging the show was captivating but tainted.  The McKee win streak was ancient history to the masses at this point.  And not even Dan thought Caldwell was a great choice in hindsight.  He once said to me “ he looked like a host but he was not experienced enough to actually be one”.  How he thought that of Patrick I’ll never know.  Maybe it was the hope that his dna would eventually help