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Re: POLL: Most heartbreaking losses?
« Reply #120 on: January 09, 2024, 07:33:26 PM »
Here's a heartbreaking bonus round loss from Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? (starts at the 23:25 mark):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x7aGrp2dWA

TLEberle

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Re: POLL: Most heartbreaking losses?
« Reply #121 on: January 10, 2024, 12:42:36 AM »
Oof, couple of costly errors, though I think that demonstrates how merciless that end game was when compared to others of the era.

For the life of me I donít remember anything about the episode other than a boy trying to make the final identification and he managed to separate the spinning light from the rest of the pedestal.
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Re: POLL: Most heartbreaking losses?
« Reply #122 on: January 10, 2024, 12:44:27 AM »
A more recent heartbreaking loss came in the current Elizabeth Banks version of Press Your Luck in 2021 where a contestant won $0 in the main game and $0 in the bonus round:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQA5Va1jyyY
Glutton for punishment that I am I want to see how the tiebreaker spin-off was carried out.
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Re: POLL: Most heartbreaking losses?
« Reply #123 on: January 10, 2024, 04:18:47 AM »
If I remember correctly, the other 2 contestants in the front game whammied out, so it was technically a solo $0 win.

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Re: POLL: Most heartbreaking losses?
« Reply #124 on: January 10, 2024, 02:58:57 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0hx-JA5bZM - Another close loss. Starts @ 21:28.

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Re: POLL: Most heartbreaking losses?
« Reply #125 on: January 21, 2024, 11:43:20 AM »
It may have been mentioned, but I seem to recall once on Wheel a woman had like $60,000 in her bank, the puzzle was THE THRILL OF VICTORY AND THE AGONY OF DEFEAT, and she either called a wrong letter or hit a Bankrupt or something, and the next player solved it for like a piddly $200.

Many heartbreaking losses on Grocery Game where players went over by 1 lousy cent too!  UGH.

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Re: POLL: Most heartbreaking losses?
« Reply #126 on: January 22, 2024, 01:25:41 AM »
It may have been mentioned, but I seem to recall once on Wheel a woman had like $60,000 in her bank, the puzzle was THE THRILL OF VICTORY AND THE AGONY OF DEFEAT, and she either called a wrong letter or hit a Bankrupt or something, and the next player solved it for like a piddly $200.

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Re: POLL: Most heartbreaking losses?
« Reply #127 on: February 10, 2024, 10:02:27 AM »
Here's another Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? heartbreaker:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRxy6hnWZXU

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Re: POLL: Most heartbreaking losses?
« Reply #128 on: February 15, 2024, 06:55:56 PM »
Here's a heartbreaking bonus round loss from Supermarket Sweep (starts at the 26:15 mark):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czc6exnfsrc

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Re: POLL: Most heartbreaking losses?
« Reply #129 on: February 16, 2024, 11:47:07 AM »
On the UK side of things, a contestant on UK's version of Deal or No Deal got to the end with just the 1p and £250,000 boxes remaining. She was an older lady who got on the show and wanted to win enough money to buy a particular model of Bentley that had sentimental value to her, and only the £250K would have given her enough money to be able to buy it. The banker offered her £88,000, she said No Deal... and the subject of this thread is "Most heartbreaking losses" so you can fill in the rest.
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Re: POLL: Most heartbreaking losses?
« Reply #130 on: February 16, 2024, 01:14:43 PM »
As far as UK DoND goes, my vote goes to Trevor. He knocked out the £250k one box before the final offer, after never getting an offer over £10,000. He ended up with 1p.