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The Big Board / Re: Accidentally aired pilots
« Last post by JasonA1 on July 04, 2024, 01:51:05 AM »
GSN, and probably some other places I can't think of now, had a habit of doing that. They'd tape a couple episodes, figure some things out, and change course for the remainder of the run, burying the "test" results late in the airing season. To wit, Idiotest had a different bonus round with 5 questions in 60 seconds, rather than one test both players tackled. The first two taped episodes of Whammy! had the players start on 0, rather than with $1,000.

And I managed to find my old website that detailed some of the other Cram rules. "The Rant" had 10 ideas to match vs. 8 words or phrases, and teams started with 0 points. In one round 2 variant, the player answering Graham's questions had to stand on a question mark to do so. That resulted in a lot of dead air vs. the later way of doing things where they alternated no matter where they were standing. And they had another version where the 10-points-per-question was only scored if the team managed to do 2 things right in the stunt, with a bonus of doubling all the question points if they played the stunt perfectly.

-Jason
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Game Show Channels & Networks / Re: BUZZR on Comcast in Seattle?
« Last post by trainman on July 04, 2024, 01:25:17 AM »
...Buzzr's page doesn't suggest any local affiliates...

Wikipedia claims it's available OTA on 13.4 (believable, since Buzzr does have a carriage agreement with the Fox O&O stations).
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The Big Board / Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Last post by bwood on July 04, 2024, 01:15:31 AM »
Just read that Imagination no longer has licenses for WoF, Jeopardy! And PYL and have been required to remove those games from their app, despite the physical portions of the games still being available online and in store advertising the playalong Gamestar App.

However, I also read they have rebuilt the Supermarket Sweep portion of the Gamestar App for that board game and everything is functional once again.
The Supermarket Sweep game is still for sale on Amazon and it is now around $13. It was closer to $30 upon initial release.

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The Big Board / Re: Accidentally aired pilots
« Last post by gameshowfan2001 on July 04, 2024, 12:53:15 AM »
The first taped Cram wasn't meant to air?
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The Big Board / Re: "Wheel of Fortune" longevity question
« Last post by Kevin Prather on July 03, 2024, 08:54:25 PM »
I wonder how Meredith's episode count would compare--she made it to 1500 with Millionaire and 25 Words or Less is the little game show that could.

25WOL is up to 835 according to Wikipedia. She and Wayne Brady are not far behind Drew, but still light years behind Vanna.
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The Big Board / Re: “Cool a new game show!” but it’s not a game show
« Last post by Jimmy Owen on July 03, 2024, 08:36:23 PM »
There was a show around 1970  called "The Most Deadly Game."
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The Big Board / Re: Recycled Game-Show Sets
« Last post by Adam Nedeff on July 03, 2024, 08:08:01 PM »
Is anyone aware of game show sets that were kept/stored after a show was cancelled on the possibility that the show might go back into production?

I believe the Dawson FF was in storage but CBS couldn't use it for Combs as it had been stored outside and became warped.
The faceoff podium was the same one, believe it or not; they just refurbished the crap out of it with new colors and new lights.
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The Big Board / Re: Accidentally aired pilots
« Last post by JasonA1 on July 03, 2024, 07:38:17 PM »
Cram aired their pilot in the middle of the run.  It had a going-and-coming-back-from commercial that didn't exist in the regular series.

At the risk of sounding pedantic, did this episode have the same set as the series? Because the Cram pilot had an entirely different look, and gameplay elements that didn't make it to air -- namely, no "Rant" to kick off the game.

I do remember seeing at least one episode on GSN that could have been from the "we taped a couple, then retooled" pile, in which Graham himself did the buzzing during "The Rant," among other changes. Perhaps that's what this was?

-Jason
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The Big Board / Re: “Cool a new game show!” but it’s not a game show
« Last post by BrandonFG on July 03, 2024, 06:55:25 PM »
Something came to mind earlier today...in the mid-90s, A&E had a show called Time Machine. Basically a documentary profiling historic events. I remember tuning in and being a little disappointed that John Davidson wasn't asking contestants questions about history.

I know that sounds odd, given how boring the show was but at that age there weren't too many game shows I wouldn't have watched.
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The Big Board / Re: Accidentally aired pilots
« Last post by mmb5 on July 03, 2024, 06:47:02 PM »
Cram aired their pilot in the middle of the run.  It had a going-and-coming-back-from commercial that didn't exist in the regular series.
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