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Dbacksfan12

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Match Game - enough already?
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2008, 03:06:23 PM »
[quote name=\'narzo\' post=\'196783\' date=\'Sep 10 2008, 02:49 AM\']1.  Every episode has been repeated several times.  I stopped watching 3 years ago and I've only had GSN since 2001.[/quote]I've had GSN since 1998 and still find 99% of the episodes aired refreshing.  

Besides, what better shows do they have in the vault?  Fantasy?
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« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2008, 03:50:32 PM »
What you don't want to see Leslie Uggams?
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Vahan_Nisanian

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« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2008, 06:08:14 PM »
[quote name=\'Modor\' post=\'197356\' date=\'Sep 16 2008, 02:06 PM\']
[quote name=\'narzo\' post=\'196783\' date=\'Sep 10 2008, 02:49 AM\']1.  Every episode has been repeated several times.  I stopped watching 3 years ago and I've only had GSN since 2001.[/quote]I've had GSN since 1998 and still find 99% of the episodes aired refreshing.  

Besides, what better shows do they have in the vault?  Fantasy?
[/quote]

The following is only my opinion on what shows in GSN's vault I think are better than Match Game:

$10,000/$20,000/$25,000/$100,000 Pyramids
Break the Bank (1976)
Bullseye
Bumper Stumpers
Chain Reaction (1980 and 1986 versions)
Double Talk
Go
The Gong Show
Hollywood Squares (Peter Marshall)
Hot Potato
Jackpot (1985 and 1989 versions)
The Joker's Wild
Pass the Buck
Password (CBS)
Play the Percentages
TattleTales
To Tell the Truth (1969, 1980, and 1991 versions)
Treasure Hunt (1973 and 1981 versions)
Win, Lose or Draw (Bert Convy)

And that's pretty much it.

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« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2008, 07:23:49 PM »
[quote name=\'Modor\' post=\'197356\' date=\'Sep 16 2008, 03:06 PM\']
[quote name=\'narzo\' post=\'196783\' date=\'Sep 10 2008, 02:49 AM\']1.  Every episode has been repeated several times.  I stopped watching 3 years ago and I've only had GSN since 2001.[/quote]I've had GSN since 1998 and still find 99% of the episodes aired refreshing.  

Besides, what better shows do they have in the vault?  Fantasy?
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I would just like to seem them once go through the full cycle of shows they aired during the "Dark Period" that they didn't get all the way through.    One pass through "Break The Bank", "Chain Reaction", "Pass The Buck" and in particular "$20,000 Pyramid" and that would literally bring down the curtain on every last possible thing that could ever excite me about what I could get from GSN.

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« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2008, 09:52:35 PM »
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'197237\' date=\'Sep 14 2008, 06:17 PM\']
[quote name=\'Ian Wallis\' post=\'197231\' date=\'Sep 14 2008, 05:52 PM\']
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But for nostalgia's sake...Wasn't it something back in 1994 when GSN first came on and we got to see all these shows..Nothing but good memories
/Had his old A-V club advisor set the school satellite dish to G7-6 for me when GSN came out
Definately was.  My dish hardly moved from G7-6 for about six years![/quote]
Ah, yes.  There are seven letters in Goodson (G-7), there are six letters in Todman (T-6).  I never found out whether that was deliberate, but it was wonderful.[/quote]
Whether it was deliberate is open to conjecture, but I did send GSN's original morning co-host Steve Day a fax about that discovery and he read it on air (the exact date was December 27, 1994). Dave Hammett may still have it on a piece of tape somewhere, as may Robair. I still have the audio clip of Steve saying "We got a great fax from Dave Mackey".

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« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2008, 11:48:00 PM »
Okay, I'm probably going to sound way out of place here, but here goes.

I first got GSN sometime around 1997 when we decided to switch to the dish. I loved it, but it was short lived love, as we axed the dish after less than a year because it cost too much. I didn't see GSN again until one Sunday morning in 2003. I was hooked right away, because I was seeing stuff I never got to see before. Granted, I probably had seen 1989-era Wheel before, but hell, I was TWO in 1989.

GSN still has its flaws, sure. Mostly subpar originals. Not enough this, too much that, why hasn't this been on the lineup since 1996. But hell, where else can you go if you're in my position? I don't have the resources for tape/DVD trading, and there are only so many clips on YouTube and Google Video once you weed out the 948,000 clips of the "Alligator" incident. GSN gives me at least some of what I was too young to have seen the first time around, and I'll gladly take what I can get.

Too much Match Game? Yes, I think it's a bit of a schedule hog; I'd much rather see . But I still think of it as comfort food. A prime episode of Match Game, to me, has all the campiness, drunkenness, and political incorrectness that almost no modern TV show has, and that alone still draws me to even an episode that I've seen 14 times already.

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« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2008, 02:39:12 PM »
[quote name=\'gameshowlover87\' post=\'197369\' date=\'Sep 16 2008, 05:08 PM\']
The following is only my opinion on what shows in GSN's vault I think are better than Match Game:

The Gong Show
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I'm as big a GONG fan as anyone (prolly more than most people in this forum), but even I wouldn't go that far.

/That said, love to see them drag it out of the vault.
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« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2008, 09:54:23 PM »
[quote name=\'urbanpreppie05\' post=\'197357\' date=\'Sep 16 2008, 03:50 PM\']
What you don't want to see Leslie Uggams?
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Ah, yes. I'll never forget the night with her and Lola Falana in a Dodge Dart.
I wanted to break that damn alarm clock.
I never get tired of seeing 1973-82 era Match Game.
If it's on and I'm free, I'm watching and still entertained.
And this comes to you from someone who has at least 80% of the CBS Match Game '7x shows in his collection.

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« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2008, 06:04:02 PM »
[quote name=\'gameshowlover87\' post=\'197369\' date=\'Sep 16 2008, 06:08 PM\']
[quote name=\'Modor\' post=\'197356\' date=\'Sep 16 2008, 02:06 PM\']
[quote name=\'narzo\' post=\'196783\' date=\'Sep 10 2008, 02:49 AM\']1.  Every episode has been repeated several times.  I stopped watching 3 years ago and I've only had GSN since 2001.[/quote]I've had GSN since 1998 and still find 99% of the episodes aired refreshing.  

Besides, what better shows do they have in the vault?  Fantasy?
[/quote]

The following is only my opinion on what shows in GSN's vault I think are better than Match Game:

$10,000/$20,000/$25,000/$100,000 Pyramids
Break the Bank (1976)
Bullseye
Bumper Stumpers
Chain Reaction (1980 and 1986 versions)
Double Talk
Go
The Gong Show
Hollywood Squares (Peter Marshall)
Hot Potato
Jackpot (1985 and 1989 versions)
The Joker's Wild
Pass the Buck
Password (CBS)
Play the Percentages
TattleTales
To Tell the Truth (1969, 1980, and 1991 versions)
Treasure Hunt (1973 and 1981 versions)
Win, Lose or Draw (Bert Convy)

And that's pretty much it.
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I don't know if all of those shows are better than Match Game, but many of them are better than some of the shows they currenly air.  I've been hoping for 10 years they could find a spot on the schedule again for a show like Break the Bank; or even bring back Joker's Wild.  In the case of the former, they only aired it once-weeky during, what some people refer to as "the dark period".  I don't know why they couldn't have found a spot on the Mon-Fri schedule - they could have gotten through it twice during that time...instead, we keep hoping GSN will stumble across it in their vault again.

I know we've talked about it before, but even an hour a day for some of the lesser-run shows would be a nice addition.  They added Now You See It, Trivia Trap and Monty's Beat the Clock, but it would be cool to see some other non GT shorter-run shows rotated in.

I'm also surprised they didn't give more play to $20,000 Pyramid.  They have the last 2 years of the run but only aired about 6 or 7 months worth.  The '80s version may have been more polished, but was it THAT much better?
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« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2008, 09:13:53 PM »
The fact that Donnymid is getting shown over both of them is proof positive, I think, that the quality of the program itself no longer has anything whatsoever to do with whether or not it will see the light of day.

Matt Ottinger

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« Reply #40 on: September 19, 2008, 02:57:17 PM »
[quote name=\'Mr. Armadillo\' post=\'197662\' date=\'Sep 18 2008, 09:13 PM\']
The fact that Donnymid is getting shown over both of them is proof positive, I think, that the quality of the program itself no longer has anything whatsoever to do with whether or not it will see the light of day.[/quote]
Hate to break this to you, but the quality of the program itself has never mattered much to GSN.  It's not an overwhelming priority for broadcasters in general.

In the case of Donnymid, the simple fact is that his version of Pyramid looks like a modern show, and the ones with Dick Clark do not.  It's not about which one is better.
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« Reply #41 on: September 19, 2008, 03:09:31 PM »
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'197710\' date=\'Sep 19 2008, 02:57 PM\']
In the case of Donnymid, the simple fact is that his version of Pyramid looks like a modern show, and the ones with Dick Clark do not.  It's not about which one is better.
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Agrees.

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« Reply #42 on: September 22, 2008, 04:33:59 PM »
[quote name=\'SRIV94\' post=\'197457\' date=\'Sep 17 2008, 02:39 PM\']
/That said, love to see them drag it out of the vault.
//Will. Never. Happen.
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As the years turn into decades, it's gonna be harder and harder to clear all that music. As they used to say in the MST3K, "keep circulating the tapes"...
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