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wdm1219inpenna

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Joker's Wild Jack Barry version question
« on: March 10, 2023, 10:44:04 AM »
I came across an episode from 1977 where the Mystery category was in play.  Jack had 7 numbered cards in front of him for that category.  My question is a two parter.  First, was there ever a time when all 7 questions were used up before the game ended?  If so, what did they do if the Mystery category came up on the wheels after the question bank was already exhausted?

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Re: Joker's Wild Jack Barry version question
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2023, 11:09:48 AM »
FWIW, I watched Joker's Wild regularly back then and I never saw more than a few Mystery Category questions used in one game - I think about 4 at the most.
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Re: Joker's Wild Jack Barry version question
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2023, 11:18:22 AM »
I don't recall this situation ever coming up on TJW with either Jack Barry, Jim Peck or Bill Cullen as host.

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Re: Joker's Wild Jack Barry version question
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2023, 03:19:41 PM »
I'll back what the previous replies said and take a stab at the exhausting the available questions part. I would guess they would have more Mystery questions offstage as I remember reading (here maybe?) when Jim Peck was filling in for Bill Cullen they'd have stop downs as Jim was a much faster paced host and questions would run out, so they would have to refresh what was behind his podium.

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Re: Joker's Wild Jack Barry version question
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2023, 09:46:45 PM »
Not a Mystery category, but it didn't take long to burn through 7 questions in this game, thanks in part to a gimpy Jack Barry and the studio lighting washing out the visual-category projection screen.

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Re: Joker's Wild Jack Barry version question
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2023, 02:11:55 PM »
I think that if the show ran into an issue where (some number) proved to be insufficient that they would increase the number. I know that when we ran it on on Discord we had between eight and ten questions for standard topics, a pile for Mystery Meat and How Low Would You Go and Fast Forward became call-and-response instead of trivia questions, but we never got to the point where we had to say “Totally 80s is now a Joker.”
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Re: Joker's Wild Jack Barry version question
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2023, 02:04:45 PM »
Another question I wondered about just now, while watching an old episode:

Let’s say you’ve got a champion who needs three jokers to win the game and nothing else. While he doesn’t spin them, he still manages to get a natural triple. Even though he can’t win the game with that, would he have gotten the prize(s) for spinning it?
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Re: Joker's Wild Jack Barry version question
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2023, 02:08:50 PM »
I would assume so. It’s a legal spin according to the rules of the game.
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Re: Joker's Wild Jack Barry version question
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2023, 11:00:52 PM »
I saw that happen once.    The contestant spun a natural triple on her losing spin and still won the jackpot.    I distinctly remember the category was "Proverbs and Sayings".

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Re: Joker's Wild Jack Barry version question
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2023, 02:23:43 AM »
Another question I wondered about just now, while watching an old episode:

Let’s say you’ve got a champion who needs three jokers to win the game and nothing else. While he doesn’t spin them, he still manages to get a natural triple. Even though he can’t win the game with that, would he have gotten the prize(s) for spinning it?
Exactly this situation happens in episode #498 of the CBS version (not rerun by GSN). Contestant lost the game but DID receive a prize for spinning the natural triple in "Famous Houses" on her losing spin.