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hotsauce

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« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2005, 12:48:44 AM »
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Has anyone won the $10K bonus for Lingo yet?
Yes, a couple of weeks ago.
EDIT: August 3rd, 7 PM episode.
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Who won it? I want to see what happens when they win.

zachhoran

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« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2005, 07:43:17 AM »
[quote name=\'hotsauce\' date=\'Aug 23 2005, 11:48 PM\']Who won it? I want to see what happens when they win.
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A $10K win on Lingo isn't greeted with much more fanfare than a $5K win. Just CHuck getting a smidge more excited and a little more canned applause is heard(Lingo currently has no studio audience)
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« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2005, 09:00:46 AM »
[quote name=\'hotsauce\' date=\'Aug 23 2005, 11:48 PM\'][quote name=\'fostergray82\' date=\'Aug 23 2005, 08:19 PM\']
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Has anyone won the $10K bonus for Lingo yet?
Yes, a couple of weeks ago.
EDIT: August 3rd, 7 PM episode.
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Who won it? I want to see what happens when they win.
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Sara and Ryan...keep your eyes peeled. It was the fifth ep. of the season, if GSN is even using an airing order.

BTW, I notice you're new, but news about Lingo and other shows will be on the Show Summaries board, just in case another $10,000 win. :-)
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« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2005, 12:41:03 PM »
BTW, it's happened twice this season.

And BTW, is it just me, or have I been seeing more invalid word guesses now and then?

hotsauce

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« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2005, 06:42:59 PM »
Who won the 2nd $10K and which episode was that? Thanks.

zachhoran

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« Reply #35 on: August 26, 2005, 08:02:20 PM »
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Who won the $10K on Bonus Lingo? I want to see what happens when they win.
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Lai and Aileen won the $10K on last Friday's 7PM EST airing.

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« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2005, 10:23:19 PM »
Just wondering ... what's the number needed in Bonus Lingo to guarantee a $5,000 win -- or does it depend on the arrangement of the 12 covered numbers?

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« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2005, 10:27:26 PM »
[quote name=\'SteveRep\' date=\'Aug 31 2005, 09:23 PM\']Just wondering ... what's the number needed in Bonus Lingo to guarantee a $5,000 win -- or does it depend on the arrangement of the 12 covered numbers?
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If at least one space on the two long diagonals is covered, which it always is, there'd be a guaranteed win by the eighth ball picked. It does in general depend on the arrangement of the 12 covered numbers. I've never seen a team lose after having earned more than five balls.

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« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2005, 11:14:04 PM »
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If at least one space on the two long diagonals is covered, which it always is, there'd be a guaranteed win by the eighth ball picked. It does in general depend on the arrangement of the 12 covered numbers. I've never seen a team lose after having earned more than five balls.
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And this is why the bonus game, IMHO, is flawed. It's too easy. I say, drop it to 75 seconds and up the prize ante. Less wins, but bigger drama, and close to same payout at the end of the season.
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« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2005, 11:37:34 PM »
[quote name=\'tvwxman\' date=\'Aug 31 2005, 10:14 PM\']And this is why the bonus game, IMHO, is flawed. It's too easy. I say, drop it to 75 seconds and up the prize ante. Less wins, but bigger drama, and close to same payout at the end of the season.
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Why not drop it to 60 seconds?  In a nod to the original show, make the top payout $16,000 (yes, I do know it was actually $64,000 when they actually got paid), and use $8,000 for the split.  Or you can go $20000/$10000....same damn thing.

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« Reply #40 on: September 01, 2005, 12:36:56 AM »
[quote name=\'tvwxman\' date=\'Aug 31 2005, 08:14 PM\']And this is why the bonus game, IMHO, is flawed. It's too easy. I say, drop it to 75 seconds and up the prize ante. Less wins, but bigger drama, and close to same payout at the end of the season.
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I would prefer to see the board from the first 20 shows used, where a team would need a minimum of two balls to connect a row.  I wonder what kind of prize budget they're working with if they can only give away $5,000 and $10,000.
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« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2005, 12:58:58 AM »
[quote name=\'TLEberle\' date=\'Aug 31 2005, 11:36 PM\']I would prefer to see the board from the first 20 shows used, where a team would need a minimum of two balls to connect a row.  I wonder what kind of prize budget they're working with if they can only give away $5,000 and $10,000.
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I've only seen 2 or 3 new eps., but does Croton or Borders still offer their consolation prizes ("Lingo" watch, gift card)?
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« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2005, 07:27:40 AM »
[quote name=\'sshuffield70\' date=\'Aug 31 2005, 10:37 PM\']In a nod to the original show, make the top payout $16,000 (yes, I do know it was actually $64,000 when they actually got paid), and use $8,000 for the split.
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They actually got PAID?!?!?  I didn't know that....

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« Reply #43 on: September 01, 2005, 07:28:57 AM »
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' date=\'Aug 31 2005, 11:58 PM\'][quote name=\'TLEberle\' date=\'Aug 31 2005, 11:36 PM\']I would prefer to see the board from the first 20 shows used, where a team would need a minimum of two balls to connect a row.  I wonder what kind of prize budget they're working with if they can only give away $5,000 and $10,000.
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THere are no fee plugs on this year's shows. Last season's shows had no prize plugs other than Harrah's(first ball Lingo vacation) or Suzuki(provided TofC car). It would save further on the prize budget if they used the board from the first 20 shows. They could offer the $10K for a two ball Lingo.

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« Reply #44 on: September 01, 2005, 01:25:09 PM »
I got a suggestion for the Bonus Lingo board: Add a red ball. Just one. For those who complain how the bonus gets anticlimatic after a team gets five (or more) words in the first half, this adds tension. You could be a shoe-in for a win, then draw that pesky Red Ball.

Or you could make the words in the first half harder. Over at PYLP (sorry for the plug, if there was one), they use six-letter words as opposed to five, similar to that GSN Lingo contest they're plugging. Makes for less anticlimatic games as six-letter words are harder to come up with than five.

...or you could do both, but that should be only if the budget is low and we're taping from Chuck Woolery's garage.
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