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The Big Board / Re: Alternate Daytime Emmys
« Last post by aaron sica on April 24, 2024, 03:35:27 PM »
Seems to be the work of one "Long Live Jeopardy!", who also bumped a thread that was only 2 months old (as compared to nearly 20 years old).
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The Big Board / Re: Alternate Daytime Emmys
« Last post by Matt Ottinger on April 24, 2024, 03:00:20 PM »
Roger, when was the last time someone bumped a thread this old?

My thing -- and I'm sure I've said this before -- is how do you even FIND a thread this old?
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The Big Board / Re: Alternate Daytime Emmys
« Last post by chrisholland03 on April 24, 2024, 02:57:48 PM »
Donny as host of Pyramid > John Davidson as host of Pyramid

Fight me
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The Big Board / Re: Alternate Daytime Emmys
« Last post by Kevin Prather on April 24, 2024, 01:41:24 PM »
Perhaps Donny just wasn't to my taste, but I always got the vibe that he was making the show about him too often. I remember Winners Circle wins when he was in the circle yelling before the win even registered. Michael Strahan is much better at what Dick Clark was good at, letting the moment happen.
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The Big Board / Re: Alternate Daytime Emmys
« Last post by BrandonFG on April 24, 2024, 11:43:26 AM »
Donny was a good host stuck in a decent but watered-down revival. I get that modern game shows donít allow for a big money tournament that could potentially run for several weeks (J! is an anomaly, due to last yearís strike), but Iíd rather you just do straight Pyramid instead of half-assing a tourney.

The other rule changes like six words in :20 and the writing/judging never sat well with me either.
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The Big Board / Re: The "budget saver" episode
« Last post by TLEberle on April 24, 2024, 11:26:38 AM »
There were some 1990 Family Double Dare episodes where Inside Out, Toe Jam, and Pick It were in the same obstacle course that day.
Having had this discussion with Jason A. I split things two ways--if you need three "find the MacGuffin" obstacles maybe your grand prize is too big, but I also understand that it becomes rote if teams win the obstacle course more than half the time. That doesn't excuse Sweep hiding the third item like that for a $5,000 win.

Part of the problem with offering a Mustang LX, Thunderbird or minivan as a grand prize is there's no way to back down from that without looking like the show was admitting a mistake (and even at age ten I noticed that a trip that stayed on the North American continent was less awesome than a car.)
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The Big Board / Re: Alternate Daytime Emmys
« Last post by TLEberle on April 24, 2024, 11:22:13 AM »
For my watching I thought Donny was a bright spot, unfortunately he was shackled with a legend property that went off the reservation in too many ways. I don't know if I think that he wins an Emmy (at the very least, I think George Gray on the daily Weakest Link was better) but you have Alex, Pat, Bob, Regis, Meredith and at least a couple of those names need to be pushed out of the box to win.
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The Big Board / Re: Alternate Daytime Emmys
« Last post by Chelsea Thrasher on April 24, 2024, 10:54:56 AM »
The distance from the bump to the OP is just over 19 years 11 months; that same time distance working backwards from the date of OP would have been June 1984. 

Since we're here though: As both OP and Bumpee both noted: Donny Osmond really should get more love for his Pyramid work. That version of the show had a lot of flaws but he was absolutely not one of them and was frequently stellar. Respectful of celebrity legends, gave the appearance of wanting you to care when it was some newer actor people might not know, great with contestants, seemed to balance all the roles required of an emcee very well, and even dealt well with some of the baffling production and judging choices that that reboot had. Obviously, Trebek's a legend (and Strahan's done a fantastic job on contemporary Pyramid the past near-decade) but Donny doesn't get nearly the credit he deserves for that version of the show IMO.
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The Big Board / Re: Alternate Daytime Emmys
« Last post by BrandonFG on April 24, 2024, 10:41:30 AM »
A 20-year bumpÖRoger is that a new record?

/Didnít see Williamís joke
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The Big Board / Re: Alternate Daytime Emmys
« Last post by SuperMatch93 on April 24, 2024, 10:36:36 AM »
Roger, when was the last time someone bumped a thread this old?
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