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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #150 on: April 17, 2013, 06:36:56 PM »
1. Jeopardy
2. Beat the Geeks
3. The Price is Right
4. Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?
5. You Bet Your Life
6. Iron Chef
7. Win Ben Stein's Money
8. Who Wants To Be a Millionaire
9. Family Feud

10. Doug Loves Movies  - Another podcast panel show, though one that tends to get messy when guests don't know when to shut up (still funny, but frustrating if you actually want to hear the games)
11. Whose Line Is It Anyway
12. Wheel of Fortune

13. Distraction - not my favourite, but you've got to admire a game show where the only way you can activate a buzzer for one round is with your pee.
14. The Liar's Club
15. Funhouse - This and The Real Ghostbusters where my childhood in grade 1 and 2.
16. Bumper Stumpers
17. Win, Lose or Draw

18. Reach for the Top - Was at the reach for the top club for my first year of High School.
19. Just Like Mom *
20. Interceptor - This and the Crystal Maze were essential viewing in Thailand whenever I was stuck in a hotel room for the night.
21. Face Off - It's like Iron Chef but with movie make-up
22. Supermarket Sweep
23. The Crystal Maze
24. Video & Arcade Top 10 - Awful, but a beloved part of my childhood
25. Cluedo - Interesting idea, but I don't remember much beyond that

* Just like mom was a kids cooking show where the kids must try to make blueberry muffins and stuff.  Almost invariably, one dumb kid would use the ketchup.
Oh, and I sure as hell didn't notice this watching it as a kid.  Warning: WTF!?!
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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #151 on: April 17, 2013, 07:18:42 PM »
Awesome job with the list!

Here's mine:

1. Press Your Luck
2. Price is Right
3. Nick Arcade
4. Liar's Club
5. Remote Control
6. Wheel of Fortune
7. Family Feud
8. Jeopardy
9. Concentration
10. Double Dare
11. Who Wants to be a Millionare?
12. Hollywood Squares
13. The Joker's Wild (US Version)
14. $10,000 Pyramid
15. Legends of the Hidden Temple
16. Tic-Tac-Dough
17. Let's Make a Deal
18. Monopoly
19. Bumper Stumpers
20. Scrabble
21. Password
22. To Tell the Truth
23. Make Me Laugh
24. Win, Lose or Draw
25. Jackpot


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #152 on: April 18, 2013, 06:18:18 AM »
Good stuff C. :)

Here's mine:

1.   Blockbusters
2.   The Crystal Maze
3.   Knightmare
4.   The Adventure Game
5.   The Krypton Factor
6.   Mastermind
7.   University Challenge
8.   Countdown
9.   QI
10.   I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
11.   Just A Minute
12.   Have I Got News For You
13.   Nevermind the Buzzcocks
14.   Shooting Stars
15.   Screentest
16.   Cluedo
17.   Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK version personally)
18.   Cheggers Plays Pop
19.   Call My Bluff
20.   Play Your Cards Right
21.   Bullseye
22.   It’s a Knockout
23.   Through The Keyhole
24.   Family Fortunes
25.   Catchphrase.

Used to play Whose Line during lunch at school as improve exercises go the games are pretty solid. Never actually seen the US version though that I can recall.


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #153 on: April 18, 2013, 06:51:04 AM »
20. Interceptor - This and the Crystal Maze were essential viewing in Thailand whenever I was stuck in a hotel room for the night.

Ooh completely forgot about this but that's a good one, I should have had that.


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #154 on: April 18, 2013, 07:54:24 AM »
Jeopardy would have been on my list too, if I'd been around soon enough to make one.  Roger Craig is one of the best Jeopardy champions out there.  He currently holds the record for highest single day winnings in regular play ($77,000, beating Ken Jennings' previous record of $75,000), and won the 2011 Tournament of Champions.  It helped in the first of the two Final games when he made this amazing play.

Roger Craig lives in my hometown of Newark, Delaware, approximately 4 miles away from me.  I wish I had the guts to walk up to his home, knock on his door, and shake his hand.

The only thing I don't like is the little conversations with the contestants.  To quote Krusty the Klown "Talk to the audience?! Ugh, this is always Death." 

I hate that too.  I DVR Jeopardy every day and when I watch it later, I skip over that part.


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #155 on: April 18, 2013, 08:02:02 AM »
The only thing I don't like is the little conversations with the contestants.  To quote Krusty the Klown "Talk to the audience?! Ugh, this is always Death." 

I hate that too.  I DVR Jeopardy every day and when I watch it later, I skip over that part.

I DVR it too, but I usually watch while I'm cleaning up from dinner.  The interview is when I actually get stuff done.


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #156 on: April 18, 2013, 10:31:36 AM »
Here is my list. Let me remind everyone that I'm still accepting nominations for the next LoC. I now have four, but I'd really like to have at least 5.

BTW I fixed the "worst showcase bid" link so it links to the right video. Just in case anyone wants to see it.

1 Junkyard Wars
2 Press Your Luck
3 Starcade
4 Whose Line is it anyway?
5 Jeapordy
6 Family Fued
7 Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
8 Cash Cab
9 The Price is Right

10 Beat the Clock
11 Tic-Tac-Dough
12 Pyramid
13 The Newlyweds Game
14 Bumper Stumpers
15 QI
16 Scrabble

17 To Tell the Truth
18 Password
19 Iron Chef
20 Beat the Geeks

21 1 vs 100
22 Supermarket Sweep
23 The Crystal Maze

24 Hot Potato
25 Dancing with the Stars


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #157 on: April 18, 2013, 05:09:45 PM »
Good list! Here's mine:

1.   Cash Cab
2.   Estate of Panic
3.   Legends of the Hidden Temple
4.   Survivor
5.   Double Dare
6.   Jeopardy!

7.   Pirate Master
8.   Supermarket Sweep
9.   Family Feud
10.   American Gladiators
11.   Remote Control
12.   Wheel of Fortune
13.   Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
14.   The Price is Right
15.   Nick Arcade
16.   Tic-Tac-Dough
17.   Card Sharks
18.   The Amazing Race
19.   Win Ben Stein’s Money

20.   Singled Out
21.   $25,000 Pyramid
22.   Beat the Geeks
23.   Win, Lose or Draw

24.   Guts!
25.   On The Cover

I included On The Cover because both my wife and I were contestants on it -- my episode never aired (I won, but lost the bonus round -- if your episode doesn't air, you don't win anything even if you won. So I didn't get my $500 Lobstergram. Serioulsly.). Her episode did air, and she won and we got a week long Caribbean cruise out of it!
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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #158 on: April 18, 2013, 05:45:55 PM »
I find it a little odd that no one voted for Video Power.  It's basically what you'd get if you fused Nick Arcade with Supermarket Sweep.


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #159 on: April 18, 2013, 06:47:48 PM »
Or GamesMaster, which is superior to Nick Arcade and Video and Arcade Top 10.  Of course, the latter is awful and at least Nick Arcade tried to make things interesting for the last half.  But I feel that GamesMaster had an occasionally cheeky sense of humour and some occasionally interesting events (2 professional arm wrestlers facing off to see who could be better at an arm wrestling arcade game.  For whatever reason, I had more nostalgia for the other two.  Thinking now, I really should have added it.

And I've never heard of video Power.


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #160 on: April 18, 2013, 07:43:53 PM »
It was like a combination of Nick Arcade and Supermarket Sweep.  There would be game rounds and quiz rounds like Nick Arcade, but the episodes would each focus on a specific game.  At the end, the ultimate winner would go through a maze and collect as many games as they could attach to their helmet and vest (via velcro strips on the uniform and the game boxes) before crossing the finish line.  There were a few items that had to be carried like the Neo Geo system or a skateboard.


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #161 on: April 21, 2013, 01:29:49 PM »
I only have 4 nominations so far for the next LoC. I suppose that could work well enough, but I'd prefer five. I'd nominate musicals, but I don't think I could handle doing two of these back to back. Maybe next time. Deadline for next LoC nominations is midnight today.


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #162 on: April 21, 2013, 05:09:24 PM »
Had fun watching the clips of old shows.  Especially Supermarket Sweep, lawdy that host was cheesy.  Gonna see if I can find others
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