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Gameshowguy2000 Gameshowguy2000 9 June 2014
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Another so-called game show "scandal" that never really happened....

So far, you've heard me document three Wheel moments that had people shouting "SCANDAL!" all over the Internet: The one-letter solve from Season 28, and the two Million-Dollar missolves from this season (Season 31).

You have also heard me document the game show moment that defined all game show moments: Michael Larson breaking the bank on Press Your Luck and winning $110,237 in cash and prizes by memorizing the patterns on the Big Board...and picking up just one Whammy in the process.

Now, I am about to document one that probably had a handful of people saying that word: Hal Shear, the Joker's Wild contestant whose lucky suit made him a name among game show fans. Some might even think he was the Ken Jennings of The Joker's Wild, because prior to Jeo…

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Gameshowguy2000 Gameshowguy2000 3 June 2014
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Michael Larson, 30 years later: Did he really cheat?

30 years ago, game show history was made on CBS' Press Your Luck, hosted by Peter Tomarken. Having been on the air for quite some time, viewers were testing their knowledge with the questions that could earn players 3 spins for a correct buzz-in answer, or 1 spin for a correct multiple-choice answer. Those spins could then be turned into big bucks on the Big Board, which was loaded with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes; some of which offered additional spins. As with every game show there was the element of risk: the dreaded Whammy, which, in various ways, would come out and take away a player's loot; with 4 of them eliminating them from the game. If a player didn't want to risk losing their money/prizes to a Whammy, they…

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Gameshowguy2000 Gameshowguy2000 20 May 2014
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Should ''Wheel'' try an IBM Challenge?

This is something I've been pondering for a long time. We all saw what happened in February 2011 when IBM's Watson went up against Jeopardy! juggernauts Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter (who faced each other in the 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions and just recently in the Battle of the Decades, in which Brad won both) and won, in the battle of man vs. machine (similar to all the game show video games on the market, past and present; if you have 1 human player, the other 2 spots will be filled by AI players).

Now, I'm thinking that Wheel should try one of its own. They could do a replication of the April Fool's 1997 episode, with Alex and Lesly hosting, and Pat and Vanna playing; however, they will also make use of the third spot and fill it w…

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Gameshowguy2000 Gameshowguy2000 29 April 2014
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Game show personalities--what to look for in a successor

I had thought about writing about this for quite some time, and that time has finally arrived.

Yesterday marked a decade since Rich Fields became announcer of The Price Is Right. After Rod Roddy's death, lots of other candidates auditioned, including game show legends Randy West and Burton Richardson. There were even some unfamiliar names such as Roger Rose (of ABC O&O WLS-TV in Chicago), Daniel Rosen (he did the Live version at the time), Don Bishop, Art Sanders, Jim Thornton (chosen to succeed the late Charlie O'Donnell on Wheel of Fortune), and Fields himself (at the time, he was a TV weatherman, which he has returned to since his departure from Price).

Now, you're asking, what factors are there when you choose a successor after a longtime a…

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Gameshowguy2000 Gameshowguy2000 16 April 2014
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Amy's Baking Company--they'll never change at this rate!

We all saw last week's episode of Dr. Phil as well as the season premiere of Kitchen Nightmares, featuring everyone's most despised restaurant owners--Amy and Samy Bouglazo of Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale, Arizona.

On Dr. Phil, we see that the restaurant catered to his staff and Dr. Phil himself said they actually liked the food (whether that is true or not remains to be seen; given the backlash the couple suffered from Facebookers like myself; yes, I will NOT eat at any restaurant that DOES NOT SERVE FRESH FOOD OR STEALS FROM OTHERS!). Dr. Phil himself also invited a blogger who criticized a restaurant, as well as a PR expert who knows how to deal with this kind of negative publicity and feedback. Even Dr. Phil said the couple had to lea…

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Gameshowguy2000 Gameshowguy2000 5 April 2014
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Gordon Ramsay--He is ''NOT'' a bully and his shows are ''NOT'' staged!

A lot of you who missed last season's Kitchen Nightmares finale featuring Amy's Baking Company from Scottsdale, Arizona; tuned in to see it repeated last night. And this will bring up the point of the title of the post in a minute.

The restaurant, as I pointed out, is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. When Ramsay came in, he noticed that the place was clean and the kitchen was clean...so nothing needed to be changed about that. But the owners, Amy and Samy Bouglazo, treated him like crap. They fought him every step of the way. They didn't like the Yelp criticism, or his criticism, or even the Facebook and Twitter criticism (which continues to this day). The only thing he didn't criticize was the desserts in the dessert case.

At dinner service that n…

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Rmenga4 Rmenga4 5 April 2014
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Users causing trouble the Jeopardy! Logo Styles page.

Hi! This is my first blog post so please bear with me.

The Jeopardy logo styles page has been in peril lately by 2 users that made unnecessary, impossible and ridiculous bumpers. Those users are Greedytoh and Chunwing2003.


The user made 2 very unnecessary Jeopardy bumpers for theme weeks for 2 infomercial products, namely Hair Wavz and InStyler. Thankfully, I removed the 2 files from the Logo styles page. But those files have yet to be deleted. Let's hope those 2 files will be deleted.


OK, This user made 5 unnecessary bumpers with backgrounds like a train, a dog, Charlie Brown, and a couple of Korean girls. This user has got to go too. And thankfully all 7 files are candidates for deletion. They should be deleted in the first place. Thank you…



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Gameshowguy2000 Gameshowguy2000 12 February 2014
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"What you are witnessing is real. The participants are NOT actors."

"They are actual litigants with a case pending in civil court."

These are the words that you hear at the top of every episode of The People's Court, whether your favorite judge is Joseph Wapner, the late great NYC Mayor Ed Koch, Judy's equally tough-talking hubby Jerry Sheindlin, or even the first female (and longest serving since this version began) Marilyn Milian.

Somehow it irritates me that some people will go so far as to say that the show is fake, just because it's not a real court. Sorry to break it to those critics..you're half-right, half-wrong. It is not a real court, but it is still RUN like a real court.

2 examples of this:

1. There was one clip on YouTube in particular of a defendant who DANCED his way into the courtroom and was ri…

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Gameshowguy2000 Gameshowguy2000 30 January 2014
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Seems like game shows *do* have scripts!

As I was chatting with a fellow game show fan (won't say who) on IM regarding whether game shows can indeed be scripted, he reminded me scripted doesn't always mean rigged.

So, in essence, that means Pat's puzzle cards are "scripts", Alex's clue sheets are "scripts", Bob's/Drew's price tags are "scripts" (and for that matter, so is the pricing game line-up), etc. (I decided not to include those "million-dollar" game show question stacks, since we've had so many of those shows and players over the past decade)

Here's the problem...if game shows are indeed scripted, how come they're not like other genres, where we see the clapboard, and we hear the "Take 1" (click) and "Action!" from the director? And if it is scripted; are the hosts, hostesse…

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BillyM82094 BillyM82094 13 January 2014
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Wheel Of Fortune Bonus Round Graphics $25K-$1M

i was hoping if somebody can post all of the wheel of fortune bonus round graphics from $25,000-$1,000,000?

thank you

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Gameshowguy2000 Gameshowguy2000 8 January 2014
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The worst game show moment of 2013

A lot of us game show fans have our own favorite game show moments...from when John Carpenter became the first US Millionaire winner, to Nancy Christy becoming the first female US Millionaire winner, to Dan Avila's heart-breaking $2.2 million loss on Greed, to, of course, Ken Jennings' amazing 74 victories and $2.5 million + on Jeopardy!. At the same time, we've all seen the worst moments, from the Stempel-Van Doren scandal on Twenty One to Terri's heart-breaking $62,400 Wheel loss.

But the moment I am about to refer to not only fits the latter category, but has also been the most-talked about on social media. Yes, I am referring to the fiasco that is Thomas Hurley from Newtown, Connecticut (yes, the same place as the shootings). He was on Jeopardy! K…

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Gameshowguy2000 Gameshowguy2000 11 December 2013
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To believe or not to believe....that IS the question!

As of this post...we are now 2, count 'em, TWO weeks away from the Big Day. And I've found on YouTube a lot of videos posted by users who claim the Big Guy is nothing but a big fat lie...and that angers me to no end. I am 30 years old, and I *still* believe in him. You can call me crazy, or nuts, or cuckoo (not for Cocoa Puffs); but don't call me stupid or dumb just because of my Santa beliefs.

Heck, there are people OLDER than me who still believe in him. You don't even have to be younger than me, or the same age as me, or even older than me; you just have to BELIEVE.

Let me tell you--if Santa were a lie, then so is the original New York Sun editorial, which you can read here. That spawned an animated CBS special that launched in 2009, that…

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Gameshowguy2000 Gameshowguy2000 15 November 2013
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Domestic violence--it's a growing problem that even MEN have to combat!

OK, many of us who have had Game Show Network remember a domestic violence PSA where a man repeatedly hits his wife just because she prepared pizza for dinner...I mean, seriously; hitting a woman over preparing PIZZA for dinner?! THAT IS JUST WRONG! And even worse, the kid sitting on the stairs had to listen to all of this.

You can view the video here and here. (Note: Due to the graphic nature of this PSA, viewer discretion is advised)

Earlier this year in my neck of the woods, there was an anti-domestic violence rally; and the message was perfectly clear: You want to be called a man? Then you need to stop your abusive ways, AND YOU NEED TO STOP THEM NOW!

The message that the rally sent out was clear--you can call a guy many things, but when…

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NinjaTurtleDude NinjaTurtleDude 11 August 2013
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ATTENTION MILLIONAIRE FANS

Hi everyone. I just want to say that if you like Millionaire and like to play Millionaire, I have links for Millionaire forums from Proboards. I'm not trying to lure you away from here. You don't have to go if you don't want to. I just want to inform you about it.

Millionaire Fans: regisfan.proboards.com

Millionaire RPG: millionairerpg.freeforums.net

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PSUAvatar14 PSUAvatar14 7 August 2013
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The Chase on GSN

Copy/pasting a comment I made on BuzzerBlog:


I was worried about how GSN would pull this off – but by God, they did it. Brooke is so much better than she was on Dog Eat Dog and Hole in the Wall – her question reading is multiple times improved than the former. She’s got solid chemistry with contestants and The Beast. The show was exciting when it needed to be for the most part – the chase seemed a bit slow-paced at points, but the Final was very well done and right on par with its UK father.

The Beast himself is just like he is on the UK version – smacking the other contestants at points, and being rather laid-back at others. Also saw his vulnerability on the second episode; reminded me more of his pre-Beast days when he won 32,000 pounds on UK M…

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TMBLover TMBLover 31 July 2013
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What I think of Game Shows Wiki!

I think Game Shows Wiki RULES!

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Gamerman1990 Gamerman1990 25 May 2013
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My Game Shows Blog

There are lots of game shows that premiered before my time that I like to watch. I've watched The Price is Right, Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, Millionaire, Card Sharks, Family Feud, Super Password, That's The Question, etc. There are some game shows I watched even though I shouldn't have liked "Beat the Geeks" & "Sex Wars". I like playing along as I watch game shows and game shows is what I enjoy best for my own adulthood.

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Butterfly123 Butterfly123 19 October 2012
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Wheel of Fortune


-Hayley-

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