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A Game Show Thread

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A note to those playing "Wheel of Fortune"...

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With apologies to Jesse Jackson, this is not the right time to call for an "N". But the contestant did - and got an awkward silence for it.

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This screams fake to me.

Also, Match Game is awesome.

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Verrry original... I'm pretty sure South Park has already covered the Wheel of Fourtune N-word puzzle. :P

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This screams fake to me.

Also, Match Game is awesome.

Might be fake, no idea, but heres a video.

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I've always enjoyed Family Feud, Jeopardy!, and Wheel of Fortune. I also LOVED those dramatic trivia game shows from the late 90's/early 2000's. Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Greed, 21, Weakest Link.

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I loved watching GSN until Cablevision pulled it off digital basic and onto the sports package. One of the many reasons I hate James Dolan and root against the Knicks and Rangers.

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I've always enjoyed Family Feud, Jeopardy!, and Wheel of Fortune. I also LOVED those dramatic trivia game shows from the late 90's/early 2000's. Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Greed, 21, Weakest Link.

I enjoyed those too - I feel like that fad will be all over "I Love the 2000s" when that comes around. I don't watch TV much, I like "Deal or No Deal" but essentially it's just a game of chance mixed with some negotiating.

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I've always been a big Price is Right fan, and thanks to GSN's reruns, I just about grew up watching Match Game and Family Feud (both 70's versions). I also find myself watching Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? often.

Also, anyone remember Win Ben Stein's Money? That was a great show, too.

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I liked the old game shows where the hosts were drunk and hitting on the wives, and everybody was smoking.

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This was awesome...

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That was almost as bad as the day when someone cheated in "Shell Game". Barker chewed that lady out pretty good.

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That was almost as bad as the day when someone cheated in "Shell Game". Barker chewed that lady out pretty good.

You mean this one?

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Grew up watching the $25,000/$100,000 Pyramid on USA. I consider myself a better person for it.

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Is there any game show Family Guy hasn't spoofed yet? ^_^

http://youtu.be/fuhTtIYm2OI

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I've watched enough Wheel to know that most people spin it fairly consistently. I think if you paid attention, you could get into a pretty good rhythm and avoid Lose a Turn and Bankrupt pretty easily.

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When I was in England, I watched one episode of "The Cube"

http://www.itv.com/entertainment/thecube/

I also came across "The Million Pound Drop" and "Are you Smarter Than a 10 Year Old?" ^_^

Love love LOVE "The Cube". It's everything Guy Fieri's Douchebag Dare isn't: Compelling, well-presented, well-paced, and fun. (Though the Australian version of "Minute To Win It" did the format quite well.)

And the Winner's Circle bonus round on "The $XX,000 Pyramid" has to be the all-time best.

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I actually saw this when it aired.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=los4ndpEqYs

Her quick analysis of the puzzle was impressive.

The first word had to be either "I've" or "I'll". No other word in English fits the pattern of an apostrophe after the first letter. Guessing "L", then, gave her the first word. The second word then was most likely either "had" or "got". The third word then was most likely "a", since "I've had I" and "I've got I" make no sense. The rest, helped out by the placement of the "L" she'd guessed, and knowing there was no "R", was good intuition -- pun intended.

For the most part, Wheel of Fortune grinds my gears. Buying vowels is beyond stupid, and the contestants never fail to leave a lot of money on the board -- which makes the conspiracy theorist in me insist that Pat actually signals them to stop spinning and solve. It's usually a very leading-sounding "What would you like to do now?" type of question -- you can almost see him winking at them or giving them a hand signal that it's time to be done. Drives me nuts.

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When I was in England, I watched one episode of "The Cube"

http://www.itv.com/entertainment/thecube/

I also came across "The Million Pound Drop" and "Are you Smarter Than a 10 Year Old?" ^_^

Love love LOVE "The Cube". It's everything Guy Fieri's Douchebag Dare isn't: Compelling, well-presented, well-paced, and fun. (Though the Australian version of "Minute To Win It" did the format quite well.)

And the Winner's Circle bonus round on "The $XX,000 Pyramid" has to be the all-time best.

Especially during tournament week on the Dick Clark versions.

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For the most part, Wheel of Fortune grinds my gears. Buying vowels is beyond stupid, and the contestants never fail to leave a lot of money on the board -- which makes the conspiracy theorist in me insist that Pat actually signals them to stop spinning and solve. It's usually a very leading-sounding "What would you like to do now?" type of question -- you can almost see him winking at them or giving them a hand signal that it's time to be done. Drives me nuts.

I see your point, but I doubt there is any conspiracy to it. Most of the contestants are not the type to go in with any kind of strategy other than solve the puzzle (and if it's a Prize Puzzle, solve it quick). The people who watch are causal fans who get used to having it on at the same time every night, not the kind who would pull the infamous "Press Your Luck" style win.

I did see one guy who was very savvy of the game. After he did his spin for the bonus round, he asked Pat if he was going to hold his hand to lead him to the spot (like he does with the women). When he called out his bonus letters, his last one was 4. It was funny, but you could tell it was antics that the crew almost never deals with.

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