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GSN & Retro Game Shows; Discussion Thread
Topic Started: May 13 2009, 01:44 AM (1,047 Views)
Miss Rhi
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"If Sami can't find happiness with a Martian, then she can't find happiness with anyone."

Thought I'd create a thread to talk about GSN and Retro Game Shows....

Check out GSN's schedule to see if they are airing any of your favorite Game Shows and feel free to discuss any Retro Game Show here....

http://www.gsn.com/cgi/onair/program_schedule.html


This was my favorite version of Hollywood Squares and it's how I learned who Joan Rivers and Jim J Bullock were...... :laugh:







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Miss Rhi
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"If Sami can't find happiness with a Martian, then she can't find happiness with anyone."

Here's another one that's to funny not to share..... ;)

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Rick
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Love the 80's Hollywood squares.




I used to watch this every morning at 6:30 am while getting ready for school

Fun House
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Edited by Rick, May 28 2009, 10:12 AM.
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Miss Rhi
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"If Sami can't find happiness with a Martian, then she can't find happiness with anyone."

I love watching GSN on weekday mornings when I'm up then because they show Match Game, Match Game PM, Family Feud (80's version with Ray Combs), $25,000 Pyramid and then two episodes of Super Password. I quit watching at 11am CT because Y&R comes on then.

Late at night starting at 1am CT they have The $100,000 Pyramid, The $25,000 Pyramid, Family Feud ( 70's version with Richard Dawson) and Password (60's version with Allen Ludden).

I tried to get into Regis's Million Dollar Password when it was on CBS but between the horridly dark set and the people having to stand up for the entire game it became to distracting for me.

If they were to ever bring back Password again they need to make it more like Password Plus and Super Password from the late 70's to late 80's. Super Password is my favorite version to watch right now which is hosted by Burt Convy, he hosted a show I remember watching in the Summertime and on days off of school called Win, Loose or Draw when it was aired on the USA Network. I remember watching $25,000/$100,000 Pyramid when USA ran the old episodes of that show too.

I've read that CBS is going to go with the new Pyramid in place of GL, I'm scared of what the set will be like since it will be produced by Michael Davies who also did Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Power of 10 and some other shows for GSN. I just hate that he seems to be such a fan of the really dark sets with the mood lighting which drive me crazy. I was honestly surprised that he didn't have anything to do with Million Dollar Password that aired on CBS because the set seemed like one he would absolutely love.



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The proposed set for the new Pyramid actually doesn't suck. There have been pictures on some of the game show sites try the buzzer blog http://buzzerblog.flashgameshows.com/ as it was a previous news item. It looks very much like the set that was used when Dick Clark hosted the $25,000 and $100,000 versions in the 1980s.

Win Lose or Draw used to use a good number of soap people especially on the version that aired on NBC daytime, which was first hosted by Bert Convy and then Vicki Lawrence. Unfortunately GSN didn't have access to those episodes and only ran part of the syndicated version.

Password Plus/Super Password are fun. The one thing I wish Super Password would have done that Password Plus did was with Alphabetics. I liked how if a celebrity screwed up and gave a double clue, that the contestant would only be docked $1,000 if they got that and the rest of the answers. So instead of getting $900, which is what would happen in the Super Password show, they would get $4,000 instead of $5,000 on Password Plus if they got them all.

The show I wish GSN would get from the 80s is Wordplay which aired after Super Password for a year or two. That or episodes of the CBS run of Ray Combs Family Feud, where the supremacy of TPIR team is hilarious and how Y&R tends to beat all the other CBS soaps.
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