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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2013, 07:32:21 PM »
I just realized that I completely forgot to include a certain cooking show....
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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2013, 07:35:07 PM »
I forgot to submit completely... or procrastinated.


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2013, 07:37:01 PM »
"I believe Eskimos have at some point made pie out of Penguin. Oh wait, I just realized they're on opposite sides of the world."  :P


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2013, 07:44:46 PM »
Knightmare really was very cool, but wouldn't have been anywhere near as cool without Treguard. The rest of the cast were good too but he was fantastic.

When the dungeoneer died, which they almost always did, you got to hear him say "oooh, nasty" and that was always awesome. :D


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2013, 08:25:32 PM »
#45 (Tie) The Newlywed Game - 24 Points

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Highest Ranking #13 CJones

The Newlywed Game has been on and off the air in various incarnations from 1966 on ABC to it's present version on GSN. And although there have been several hosts over that time, Bob Eubanks was the first and by far most well known.

The show involves 4 recently married couples. First the women have to predict how their husbands will answer a certain question, then vice versa. Every time their answers match, that couple scores points. As the game frequently involved material that some would consider risque (especially in 1966), Eubanks used the euphemism "make woopie" to get around not being allowed to explicitly ask about sex. The term became such a hallmark of the show, that is was continued to be used long after the ban on sex-talk was lifted.

And yes, this show has allegedly led to a fair number of divorces

The show is also responsible for creating one of the most infamous moments in game show history:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/4XM5hbS7GlU" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/4XM5hbS7GlU</a>


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2013, 06:30:22 AM »
That Knightmare episode was amazing!  If I watched enough of that, it would have easily made my list.  So cool!


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2013, 06:55:21 PM »
I apologize for not posting any today. If I can claim this excuse a second time, my health problems have caught up with me again.

I promise though, I will be back tomorrow, and with more ties than you can shake a stick at. Seriously, there's two more #45's, followed by three #41's. On the plus side, we'll finally be getting into the realm of games that more than one person voted for.


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2013, 04:31:56 PM »
#45 (Tie) Estate of Panic - 24 points

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/HQYFIJgjw9o" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/HQYFIJgjw9o</a>  <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/XUe7xwUOfS0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/XUe7xwUOfS0</a>

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Highest Ranking #2 ColeStratton

Sorry but I couldn't find any full episodes on Youtube.

Estate of Panic was a six episode reality mini-series on the Sci Fi (now SyFy) channel in the US. It's been described as a combination of Fear Factor (which had the same producer) and The Crystal Maze. Seven contestants are tasked with finding as much money as they can, hidden in a series of rooms that are supposedly part of a huge mansion. However the rooms are, shall we say, inhospitable, and become more so over time. The last person left in a room is eliminated, as is the person who found the least money. After 3 rooms, 6 of the 7 contestants will have been eliminated. The last contestant left then gets to visit the final room, The Vault. Inside the Vault they'll be bound in some way. They have a set amount of time to free themselves, find as much money as they can, and get out before time runs out and the Vault door closes.

The actual mansion was in Argentina, but some of the rooms were sets. They didn't want to wreck an actual mansion after all. Brazil and Ukraine also produced their own versions of the show.


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2013, 05:02:30 PM »
#45 (Tie) Big Brother - 24 Points

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Highest Ranking #2 Monty

Big Brother is much like Survivor, minus the surviving aspect. 12-16 people have to live together in one big house for up to three months. During that time, cameras and microphones stationed around the house record everything they do. At regular intervals, the housemates are asked to privately nominate another housemate for eviction. Then, depending on which version of the show you're watching, either the housemates vote on who to kick out, or the audience calls in their own votes.

The show originated in The Netherlands in 1999. It has since spread to 51 countries and regions. Monty specified the UK version, so I chose an episode from that. The UK has two different Big Brother shows: the regular version, and a celebrity version.


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2013, 05:31:24 PM »
#41 (Tie) Win, Lose or Draw - 25 Points

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Highest Ranking #17 Johnny Unusual

Win Lose or Draw was created in 1987 by Burt Reynolds and Bert Convy. Convy also hosted the show's first 2 seasons, and the set for the show was modeled after Reynolds actual living room. The show ran for 3 seasons.

The show involved two teams of three people each. Two of the people on each team were celebrities, with the third person being the actual contestant. They would take turns attempting to convey to their teammates some well known person, place, thing or phrase using only drawings. And they couldn't speak or use any letters or numbers. If they failed to do so, the other team got to take a guess to steal the points.

An unusual aspect of this show is that there were separate daytime and evening versions. The daytime version was hosted by Viki Lawrence instead of Bert Convy. Also, while the evening version was syndicated, the daytime version was owned by NBC. 



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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2013, 05:42:30 PM »
Jimmy Fallon plays win lose or draw on his show often.  My favorite episodes are when he plays game shows  with Betty White.

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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2013, 05:59:10 PM »
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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
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Highest Ranking #17 Johnny Unusual

The show that no one really loved, but was acknowledged to have existed.


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2013, 07:19:21 PM »
#41 (Tie) Just a Minute - 25 Points

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Highest Ranking #11 Tripe H Redux

Just a Minute is a BBC4 Radio and TV show that's been on the air since 1967. Making it one of the longest running game shows in history that's still on the air. What's even more amazing is that Nicholas Parsons, who is currently 89 years old, has been the show's one and only host for it's entire run.

The concept for the show is quite simple, which many attribute it's longevity to. There are four panelists. Each in turn is given a subject about which they must talk, without "repetition, hesitation or deviation" for one minute. If they stop talking, repeat a word other than the subject, or get off topic, one of the other panelists can buzz in and challenge them. The host acts as judge, determining whether the challenge is justifiable or not. If it is, the challenger gets a point, and takes over the subject. Whoever's talking when the minute is up gets a point.


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Re: LoC 69: Top 51 Gameshows Countdown!
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2013, 07:21:48 PM »
Yes simple yet tricky and just an exercise in eloquence. :)