Right now astonishment is rumbling around the traditionalist game show Interwebs that TPiR has apparently taped an all-Plinko episode to run in September. Naturally, there's a lot of this-sucks-Drew-sucks-Mike-Richards-sucks-you-suck-I-suck-we-all-suck in response to the news. Check Golden-Road.net or what's left of what used to be Matt Ottinger's board if you don't believe me.
But very surprisingly, there's a counterpoint on the boards of, hey, this might be fun, let's see what they do with it. Tough to believe that the hardcore game show boards would give a chance to such a radical departure from the show's usual format. But at least a few posters would like to see how the idea pans out.
Showrunner Mike Richards says: "There’s so much history with this game [Plinko]. It’s almost becoming baseball-like." I don't know about that, Mike. Baseball requires a bit more athletic skill than Plinko. But it's such an offbeat notion to do all Plinko all the time, that I kind of like it.