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SplitSecond

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« Reply #45 on: July 15, 2003, 03:18:52 AM »
You say you're buying the first round, right? ;)

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« Reply #46 on: July 15, 2003, 11:26:54 AM »
[quote name=\'SplitSecond\' date=\'Jul 15 2003, 12:18 AM\'] You say you're buying the first round, right? ;) [/quote]
 Well, I'm beginning to think \"renting\" is the more appropriate term in this case. :)
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« Reply #47 on: July 16, 2003, 07:27:33 AM »
[quote name=\'ilb4ever2000\' date=\'Jul 14 2003, 11:48 PM\'] If GSN would just bring back TJW and leave B&WO alone, I could care less what they did with the rest of their schedule.

To me, it's a shame I'll never get to see some of those rare classics (I got the channel in 2000). A number of you have at least gotten that chance, whether it was through GSN or actually watching when they were on-the-air. But as was said, life goes on. [/quote]
 What do you mean leave it \"alone\"?  At least they give it to you; personally I wouldn't mind seeing it get axed.
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« Reply #48 on: July 17, 2003, 07:12:08 AM »
You know, I don't think this upcoming video game block will be the death of GSN. For me, it'll just mean that I'll be watching it less. If they get 'Price' back, great. If they don't, I can pop in one of the tapes I have full of 'Price' from the \"first run\". I worried about the GT shows not coming back during the dark period, but TPIR was on all the time and my tapes were rolling. I probably did more taping during that time than before it started (TPIR for me and $20 K Pyramid for someone to tape trade with).

I remember all the *two* episodes of \"NYSI\" aired before it was pulled. Oh well, I have a few eps from \"the old days\" as well as eps from the '89 CBS run. I have enough tapes to wax poetic about the way it used to be. Unless a miracle happens and \"Concentration\" shows up sometime, my taping as well as GSN watching will be decreasing. But then, there's my renewed interest in \"Price Is Right\"...

Long live the TiVo!

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« Reply #49 on: July 17, 2003, 08:12:34 AM »
[quote name=\'matchgame\' date=\'Jul 17 2003, 06:12 AM\'] I remember all the *two* episodes of "NYSI" aired before it was pulled. [/quote]
 AHEM!    


They aired *four* eps, lol.

My GSN viewership has been gradually decreasing for a while now anyway.   This just makes it easier to avoid the channel
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« Reply #50 on: July 17, 2003, 08:45:11 AM »
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AHEM! They aired *four* eps, lol.

And I have all four on some tape somewhere...

(needs to figure out what shows are on what tapes soon)

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« Reply #51 on: July 17, 2003, 04:55:16 PM »
Copied and pasted from a post I made at GSN in response to a post about the Cronin interview:

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Originally posted by tattooed


This is why I think many of you have been adversed to Cram and Funny Money, and even reality/game shows: They're all unconventional, and it's driving you up the wall. You like your traditional game show setup, in a traditional studio, with your traditional host (generally male) in a suit and tie.


I rather like Funny Money, FYI. It's enjoyable. Cram is not.

I detect a bit of bitterness over there not being a lot more female emcees in that statement. May I remind everyone that there have been female emcees since 1949 when Arlene Francis hosted Blind Date? Hm....

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\"Game-related programming\" isn't just the upcoming video game block. This also includes documentaries like Big Bucks (which got GSN its highest ratings ever, thank you very much) and stuff like Naturally Stoned (which, let's face it, was an experiment, as the video game block will be).


Okay, I stuck my foot in my mouth in a way. BB: TPYLS and NS were game SHOW related. Simply GAME related can include said game SHOW related programming, but at the same time everything else [Game **** among it]

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I bolded part of that for a reason, as if you couldn't tell.  This is exactly what GSN needs to do, like it or not, to move forward. You may not like what exactly they do, but let's face it; many of those moves are inevitable. He does NOT want to go solely down the video game path; it's just a piece of the big picture. But some of you here don't seem to get that yet.


But look at it again--he says \"Classic game shows,\" followed by 4 examples of original programming. Where's the 50/50 there? And he wraps it up by saying he wants to \"stay true to his genre.\" Bullcrap. If it's called \"Game Show Network,\" is the genre video games? No. I wonder what the Game Show Network's genre is....

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I think those three shows mentioned by name because they're the most popular of the classics on the network. They're on the schedule more often than any of the other classics--and even more often than all of the current originals! I don't think Cronin doesn't care about the other stuff he has; he simply mentioned the ones that are the most popular.


I think exactly the opposite. If Cronin cared about his other stuff, why hasn't any of it been shown since Fleming left and even earlier than that? It would have been nice to dig out some \"Hollywood Connection\" for the Buddy Hackett tribute. No reason whatsoever he couldn't have done that.

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So will many of us here.


TPiR is the only thing I agree with in his long chain of crap. God knows he'll find a way to screw it up anyway........

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I hope, in regards to Lingo, that the format doesn't really change all that much. I think the main qualm was always with the dollar amounts awarded to the winners, and the fact that the runners-up get no cash whatsoever. I can tolerate that for other shows, but not in the case of Lingo.


Extra cash means nothing to the MTV kids he wants to grab. I said this to someone in a PM and I'll say it here: I'll bet they're gonna have Icey holding the balls next season. Anyone remember Winnie from the old days? Icey is the new Winnie: all over the network, but not serving any purpose.

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I do understand (somewhat) what was meant in regards to the 1980s version of the game. It lasted six years, sure (and from what I've read, it came back briefly in 1993--same format and all); but if it didn't do well, it didn't do well. It couldn't exactly be helped. (I'd still love to see that version, though. I only vaguely remember seeing it when I was younger.)


If it didn't do well, it wouldn't have lasted six years.

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« Reply #52 on: July 17, 2003, 04:56:09 PM »
Part two of above post.

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Memo to Cronin: I'm sure there are some girls who are into video games out there, too, you know.


He probably figures he can get more ratings by slapping Icey all over the place and not wasting time developing a way to get girls to watch.


This whole thing is bull. When GSN can be called anything *but* GSN, call me. It's gonna be soon.

I leave you with a quote by Jm J Bullock from the finale of The New Hollywood Squares that applies very well here:


\"Welcome to game show hell everybody!\"


And I know EXACTLY what he means when he says \"GSN apocolypse (sp)\" GSN will end and a completely different beast will rise from its ashes. One that airs nothing but video games, people watching other people gamble in casinos, and reality shows of the piss-poor kind. Enjoy your G42.

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« Reply #53 on: July 17, 2003, 05:13:51 PM »
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But look at it again--he says \"Classic game shows,\" followed by 4 examples of original programming. Where's the 50/50 there? And he wraps it up by saying he wants to \"stay true to his genre.\" Bullcrap. If it's called \"Game Show Network,\" is the genre video games? No. I wonder what the Game Show Network's genre is....

Which is why they're gradually calling it GSN. And that 50/50 crap was thrown out the window a long time ago.

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I think exactly the opposite. If Cronin cared about his other stuff, why hasn't any of it been shown since Fleming left and even earlier than that? It would have been nice to dig out some \"Hollywood Connection\" for the Buddy Hackett tribute. No reason whatsoever he couldn't have done that.

Do you honestly think they would show that?

I say in less than 5 years, we're going to see a totally different network. They feel they have to make these changes, so let them. I don't watch much GSN anymore anyways.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2003, 05:18:52 PM by ilb4ever2000 »

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« Reply #54 on: July 17, 2003, 06:39:10 PM »
[quote name=\'PeterMarshallFan\' date=\'Jul 17 2003, 01:55 PM\'] It would have been nice to dig out some "Hollywood Connection" for the Buddy Hackett tribute. No reason whatsoever he couldn't have done that.
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 Maybe he cares about his viewers? Not to put too fine a point on it, but Hollywood Connection sucked. A lot.
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« Reply #55 on: July 18, 2003, 07:01:00 PM »
No offence, but the October 1997-April 1998 dark period didn't affect me. I don't mind it a bit.

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« Reply #56 on: July 18, 2003, 07:08:07 PM »
[quote name=\'PeterMarshallFan\' date=\'Jul 17 2003, 03:56 PM\'] "Welcome to game show hell everybody!"
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 All we need now is for Winnie, the Green Ball, and other symbols of the days gone by to start singing \"Happy Trails to You\"
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« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2003, 07:36:43 PM »
Yeah...I miss the green ball. Personally, I liked the first guy who played it more.

A sign of how lame some of this is: anyone notice their selection of video for this week's Celebrity Cram promo? Watch the part where Icey goes \"What you talking about, Graham?\" and keep an eye on her arms. Ah-ha. I wonder why they chose that clip........

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« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2003, 08:07:58 PM »
[quote name=\'PeterMarshallFan\' date=\'Jul 18 2003, 06:36 PM\'] A sign of how lame some of this is: anyone notice their selection of video for this week's Celebrity Cram promo? Watch the part where Icey goes "What you talking about, Graham?" and keep an eye on her arms. Ah-ha. I wonder why they chose that clip........ [/quote]
 Happy Trails to you
Till we meet again

Happy trails to you
Until we meet again
Happy trails to you
Keep smilin' until then


Sing it with me now!
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« Reply #59 on: July 18, 2003, 08:19:55 PM »
Happy Trails to you
Till we meet again

Happy trails to you
Until we meet again
Happy trails to you
Keep smilin' until then





GONG!