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The Big Board / Re: Accidentally aired pilots
« Last post by chris319 on July 11, 2024, 02:27:25 PM »
In 1978 G-T did a pilot called "Spellbinders" for NBC. It didn't sell and the pilot never aired. Same with "Puzzlers" in 1980. This is how pilots generally worked.

Password Plus, Mindreaders and Blockbusters had already been greenlit when we started to tape the first shows. However, in those cases the first show taped never aired as it was designated the "pilot". This was a little confusing and we figured the network did so for accounting reasons. IIRC in those days the networks budgeted for three game-show pilots per quarter (I could be off on that).
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The Big Board / Re: Accidentally aired pilots
« Last post by Jeremy Nelson on July 11, 2024, 01:57:23 PM »
Kinda technical, but several years back when Netflix had Jeopardy reruns, they uploaded a playlist which contained every season premiere up to that point. However, instead of the Season 1 premiere, they (accidentally?) uploaded the '84 pilot.

Really wish they'd do that again.
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The Big Board / Re: Pat Sajak found something to do during retirement....
« Last post by BillCullen1 on July 11, 2024, 08:31:47 AM »
I was wondering about Celeb WOF when Pat signed off on the syndie version last month. So Pat and Vanna will continue to work together.
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The Big Board / Re: Pat Sajak found something to do during retirement....
« Last post by steveleb on July 11, 2024, 01:31:49 AM »
Sources indicate Pat was already contractually committed to this, and Sony and ABC knew about this when the prime time renewal was announced in the spring.

Somehow someone somewhere felt actually telling anyone this before the big final week wasn't worth the risk of the ratings bump.

Discuss...
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The Big Board / Re: Pat Sajak found something to do during retirement....
« Last post by snowpeck on July 10, 2024, 11:35:10 PM »
Ryan will be busy with American Idol on ABC primetime
Idol is in the spring. CWOF wouldn't interfere at all.
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The Big Board / Re: Pat Sajak found something to do during retirement....
« Last post by Jimmy Owen on July 10, 2024, 09:59:02 PM »
Ryan will be busy with American Idol on ABC primetime
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The Big Board / Re: New at WOF's online shop
« Last post by MSTieScott on July 10, 2024, 04:09:13 PM »
Shouldn't this be printed on a pair of pants or shorts?
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The Big Board / Re: New at WOF's online shop
« Last post by Casey on July 10, 2024, 04:04:54 PM »
I showed this to a friend of mine who isn't "one of us" but had seen the video of when it happened online and absolutely thought this shirt was hilarious.  I'm sure some folks will buy it.
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The Big Board / Re: Recycled Game-Show Sets
« Last post by KrisW73 on July 10, 2024, 03:53:59 PM »
Wow - all these years and I never noticed that. You are correct!

Something never looked quite right about the Davidson set. This must have been it.

I noticed at least one star moving their heads trying to read the $100 trilon as it appeared to line up right with the receiver's head.
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The Big Board / Re: TPiR: Would You Rather…
« Last post by wdm1219inpenna on July 10, 2024, 03:31:12 PM »
I’m surprised the rule is still in place, but I guess there was no going back

Honestly I think it's a good idea and wish more game shows would adopt the practice. They still have discretion on who they pick, after all.
One cool thing about the new PYL is that Tomarken-era contestants have returned for the current version. I love "Where are they now?"-type interviews, so this is always fun IMO.


Joel McHale's Card Sharks did that too I believe at least a couple of times.

As for the original question, I would rather be called down 9th than not at all.

Win or lose, to have the joy and thrill of being on national TV and something that could be shared with family and friends would be awesome.

When opportunity knocks, answer, because it may never come a knockin' again.

And I too would try my best to make a good bid to get up on stage, regardless of the pricing game or prize involved as I'd get to spin the wheel and maybe win some bonus cash and a crack at one or even two showcases of prizes as well.
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