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Old 04-19-01, 07:54 AM
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I like Name That Tune
Old 04-19-01, 08:37 AM
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That's tough. I'm a game show junkie (although the more recent entries, Millionaire and Weakest Link aren't very exciting).

I like Match Game, $ale of the Century, Jeopardy, and Card Sharks, but my favorite is probably The Price is Right.
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Originally posted by cineman

I like Match Game, $ale of the Century, Jeopardy, and Card Sharks, but my favorite is probably The Price is Right.

I love these same exact shows. I think Match Game and Price is Right are the all-time best. I also loved Press Your Luck (c'mon Game Show Network - add it to your lineup)
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http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/harrow/953/pyl.htm


No Whammies....

No Whammies...

STOP!!!!!



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WOW... I just checked out that site I got the Whammy pic from and read this
http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/harrow/953/larsen.htm
about a contestant who memorized all the light patterns and won over $100,000!!!
Old 04-19-01, 10:29 AM
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I like The $25,000 Pyramid.

I think Billy Crystal holds the record for reaching the pyramid top in the fastest amount of time.



"A rope....a shoestring....a ribbon..."

"Things you tie?"

YES!!! YES!!!
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Originally posted by Red Dog
Originally posted by cineman
I like Match Game, $ale of the Century, Jeopardy, and Card Sharks, but my favorite is probably The Price is Right.
I love these same exact shows. I think Match Game and Price is Right are the all-time best. I also loved Press Your Luck (c'mon Game Show Network - add it to your lineup)
Ahhh, the good ole days of Card Sharks and Press Your Luck. I liked their simplicity.


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Originally posted by GuessWho
WOW... I just checked out that site I got the Whammy pic from and read this
http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/harrow/953/larsen.htm
about a contestant who memorized all the light patterns and won over $100,000!!!

I remember that - it took 2 episodes to actually complete it.
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About that famous PRESS YOUR LUCK episode, where the guy memorized the light patterns and won 10,000??

I remember watching that on TV in 1984 and that they had to broadcast the entire episode in TWO parts, not just one.

I remember that as being very odd.
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I always had a fondness for the Squares.
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The Price is Right will always be my favorite. I always wanted to get on the show and play "Plinko".
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Originally posted by annointed1
I always wanted to get on the show and play "Plinko".
Plinko used to be my favorite game when I was a kid.

For my favorite game show, I'd probably say the various incarnations of Nickelodeon's Double Dare (I was a kid when they were on). I also liked Press Your Luck.
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Originally posted by jeffkjoe
About that famous PRESS YOUR LUCK episode, where the guy memorized the light patterns and won 10,000??

I remember watching that on TV in 1984 and that they had to broadcast the entire episode in TWO parts, not just one.

I remember that as being very odd.
Wow, I've watched a decent amount of Press your Luck but never heard of this. I wonder how long the light sequences are anyway. Not sure if I'd call this my favorite game show of all time but it's certainly very near the top
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the price is right!! awww yeah, back in the day when i was "sick" from school, and stayed at home watching teh price is right. nice.
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Remote Control on MTV was really cool too!

The only thing is, that is when MTV started airing programs instead of videos. So it is a semi-sweet memory.
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I used to like Let's Make a Deal. I still catch it every once in a while on the GameShow Network.
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Originally posted by Jamezuva
Originally posted by jeffkjoe
About that famous PRESS YOUR LUCK episode, where the guy memorized the light patterns and won 10,000??

I remember watching that on TV in 1984 and that they had to broadcast the entire episode in TWO parts, not just one.

I remember that as being very odd.
Wow, I've watched a decent amount of Press your Luck but never heard of this. I wonder how long the light sequences are anyway. Not sure if I'd call this my favorite game show of all time but it's certainly very near the top

The guy watched the show, discovered the pattern, and memorized it. After he was on the show, they randomized the sequence (and I think they capped the prize) to prevent it from happening again.
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I like Match Game
Gene Rayburn is God. And if he's not, may I be struck by lightning right in the (BLANK).
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Supermarket Sweep!

What other gameshow gives you a play by play?

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HERE'S A FEW I LIKE:

(Gene Rayburn, Ross Shafer, & Michael Burger)
Card Sharks (Bob Eubanks & Jim Perry)
$ale of the Century (Jim Perry)
(Bob Eubanks)
Letís Make a Deal (Monty Hall)
Bullseye (Jim Lange)
(Jack Barry & Bill Cullen ones)
Hollywood Showdown (Todd Newton)
Classic Concentration (Alex Trebek)

PIRH (Bob Barker, Bill Cullen, Doug Davidson from Y&R, & Tom Kennedy)
Family Feud (Ray Combs & Richard Dawson ones)
Wheel of Fortune (Pat Sajak)
Who Wants to Be Millionaire (Regis Philbin)
MTV's Remote Control (Ken Ober, Colin Quinn, Kari Wuhrer)
MTV's Singled Out (Chris Hardwick, Jenny McCarthy, & Carmen Electra)
(Peter Marshall & John Davidson ones)
VH1's Rock & Roll Jeopardy (Jeff Probst)
Pyramid (Dick Clark & Bill Cullen)
Win Ben Stein's Money (Ferris Buller's boring teacher)
Twenty One (Jack Barry & Maury Povich)
Hot Potato/Celebrity Hot Potato & Blockbusters (Bill Cullen)
(Peter Tomarken)
Win, Lose or Draw (Bert Convy, Vicki Lawrence-Schultz, Robb Weller)
High Rollers (Alex Trebek & Wink Martindale)
Scrabble & Greed: The Series (Chuck Woolery)
(Bert Convy)
Tic Tac Dough & Debt (Wink Martindale)
Jackpot!, Treasure Hunt & Starcade (Geoff Edwards)
The Weakest Link (Anne Robinson)
All New 3's a Crowd (Alan Thicke)
Name That Tune (Jim Lange, Tom Kennedy, & Bill Cullen)
Bobcat's Big Ass Show (Bobcat Goldthwait)
Nick's Double Dare/Family Double Dare & Couch Potatoes (Marc Summers)
Bumper Stumpers
TNN's Fandango ("Whispering" Bill Anderson & Blake Pickett)<small>

[Edited by bigjim25 on 04-21-01 at 10:37 PM]
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Originally posted by bodai
I used to like Let's Make a Deal. I still catch it every once in a while on the GameShow Network.
Since when is that on Game Show Network? It never used to be.
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Here's a good reference on that Press Your Luck guy:

http://www.snopes2.com/radiotv/tv/whammy.htm
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Originally posted by scott27
Originally posted by bodai
I used to like Let's Make a Deal. I still catch it every once in a while on the GameShow Network.
Since when is that on Game Show Network? It never used to be.
I was going to say the same thing, I don't think Let's Make a Deal has ever been on GSN. I remember Monty Hall complaining about the amount of money offered him for episodes, it was supposed to be a ridiculously low amount. He passed. Also, I've heard that most old episodes were in terrible shape, almost unwatchable.

Anyone catch the Treasure Hunt marathon that GSN showed last weekend? Funny stuff. I wouldn't mind if GSN added most of bigjims list to their rotation. My favs:

Card Sharks
Family Fued (Richard Dawson rules)
Supermarket Sweep
Super Password
High Rollers
Match Game (stuff is still funny after all these years)
Sale of the Century
Price is Right
Newleywed Game

Stuff they need to take OFF GSN:
New 3's a Crowd
DJ Games
Body Language
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Originally posted by spoon81
Stuff they need to take OFF GSN:
New 3's a Crowd
Stuff they need to take OFF GSN and burn all the tapes of them that exist, and then throw the ashes off of the side of the earth so that they are never seen again:
New 3's a Crowd

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Originally posted by spoon81
Anyone catch the Treasure Hunt marathon that GSN showed last weekend? Funny stuff.

Is it me or does not Treasure Hunt totally rip off Let's Make a Deal. I have to think that they were made by the same people because I would think that the producers of LMAD would sue the Treasure Hunt producers.

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