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chris319

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Re: Recycled Game-Show Sets
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2024, 02:59:32 PM »
The set for Tattletales II was new construction.

The FF set had warped in places but they used it anyway when it moved to CBS just as Ray Combs was coming in.

steveleb

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Re: Recycled Game-Show Sets
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2024, 08:53:28 PM »
My understanding is the 70s newlywed set was at least in part the same.  Years after it concluded the original backdrop curtain was still visible on a Ktla soundstage when I attended some taping, and one of the studio workers contended it was the original set piece.

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Re: Recycled Game-Show Sets
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2024, 11:09:15 PM »
My understanding is the 70s newlywed set was at least in part the same.  Years after it concluded the original backdrop curtain was still visible on a Ktla soundstage when I attended some taping, and one of the studio workers contended it was the original set piece.

True. You usually briefly saw the Newlywed Game "forest" backdrop at the beginning of most episodes on Dick Clark's version of It Takes Two, when they panned the audience.

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Re: Recycled Game-Show Sets
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2024, 12:39:05 AM »
I thought the old Navy Family Fleece Commercials repurposed  the combs and Dawson return set pieces?

https://youtu.be/l_a9xz6rT9Q?si=qX4EaQdtm2Bww12l


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Re: Recycled Game-Show Sets
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2024, 03:04:20 AM »
I thought the old Navy Family Fleece Commercials repurposed  the combs and Dawson return set pieces?

https://youtu.be/l_a9xz6rT9Q?si=qX4EaQdtm2Bww12l
Definitely not--the faceoff podium can't be the real one (Combs coloring with Dawson light-up, and I can tell you first-hand that the lockout lights from Combs' run have never been replaced in the real one). tthe three-digit bank readout on top gives the gameboard away as being a recreation. The contestant desks are DAMN good if they aren't the real ones, but I strongly suspect that the real desks of that design wound up in the dumpster when the Bullseye format was introduced.

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Re: Recycled Game-Show Sets
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2024, 09:42:58 AM »
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Jack Narz Concentration reused many set pieces and the game board from New York.

It is my understanding that the entire game board and price racks were shipped from New York to Los Angeles. The machinery in each trilon was replaced which is why they rotate faster than in the original series. The original control panel was used but it became unreliable with age which is why the director cuts away from the game board after non-match.
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Re: Recycled Game-Show Sets
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2024, 09:43:45 AM »
IIRC the Feud commercial set was used as a display in the Chicago or NYC Old Navy stores. I was in New York in spring/summer of ‘03 and wanna say I remember seeing the display.
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Re: Recycled Game-Show Sets
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2024, 12:06:17 AM »
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Jack Narz Concentration reused many set pieces and the game board from New York.

It is my understanding that the entire game board and price racks were shipped from New York to Los Angeles. The machinery in each trilon was replaced which is why they rotate faster than in the original series. The original control panel was used but it became unreliable with age which is why the director cuts away from the game board after non-match.

A completely new controller was built per Ev Penn.

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Re: Recycled Game-Show Sets
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2024, 07:24:30 AM »
A couple to add to the mix here:

Food Network had two 1-season game shows.  First "Pressure Cooker."  A year later, a show called "Taste Test" used an updated set.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r01eFPbP9NM&t=5s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfDMR7zo0qo

Sports Geniuses on FOX Sports used the same podiums as Vs. on Comedy Central.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx8WVEg1laU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QFMEdgX2Ec

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Re: Recycled Game-Show Sets
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2024, 09:30:36 AM »
The FF set had warped in places but they used it anyway when it moved to CBS just as Ray Combs was coming in.

Good to know - thanks for the update! I will note that.

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Re: Recycled Game-Show Sets
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2024, 12:21:05 PM »
I’ve always wondered about this…was the set for Davidson Pyramid rebuilt? The trilons and the flashing $100,000 sign look slightly different.
You're right on both accounts. The Davidson version looks like it used a bolded version of the $100,000 sign font.

The big tell for me was the Winner's Circle board. For the '82 revival, they kept the same design language of previous versions- the blue space below the bottom row of trilons is still large enough to house a fourth row. This wasn't the case on the Davidson version.
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Re: Recycled Game-Show Sets
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2024, 12:55:13 PM »
The big tell for me was the Winner's Circle board. For the '82 revival, they kept the same design language of previous versions- the blue space below the bottom row of trilons is still large enough to house a fourth row. This wasn't the case on the Davidson version.

Wow - all these years and I never noticed that. You are correct!

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« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2024, 05:04:48 PM »
Tim, that was exactly when and where that repurposing of the TNG set was pointed out to me.  I sat through several tape days of that effort.  Forgive me if the years eroded my attention to detail...

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Re: Recycled Game-Show Sets
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2024, 03:19:14 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.
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Re: Recycled Game-Show Sets
« Reply #29 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.