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adamjk

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« on: June 15, 2004, 04:19:49 PM »
Why were there breaks after each and every question during the 200 dollars era on Dawson Feud. Were the shows that long on time?
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uncamark

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2004, 04:28:32 PM »
[quote name=\'adamjk\' date=\'Jun 15 2004, 03:19 PM\']Why were there breaks after each and every question during the 200 dollars era on Dawson Feud. Were the shows that long on time?[/quote]
No more breaks than at any other time during the ABC run--they just had it set up that way and there was frankly less time devoted to game and more to Dawson back then.

aaron sica

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Dawson Feud 76-79
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2004, 04:29:06 PM »
[quote name=\'adamjk\' date=\'Jun 15 2004, 04:19 PM\'] Why were there breaks after each and every question during the 200 dollars era on Dawson Feud. Were the shows that long on time? [/quote]
 I'm guessing it was to drag out the show....I mean, when it takes 200 points to win, you figure you have to take probably about three questions (rarely, if ever, that I can remember, would a family take all 100 points to the question, if it DID add up to 100) to win the game.

If they did 2 questions before taking a commercial break, and 1 after, and the same family won all three questions, they could most likely win the game if they got at least 66/67 points a question, leaving a lot of extra time.

Of course, with Dawson chatting as much with the families as he did in the beginning, that sucked up time too.