Thursday, November 26, 2015

Those were the days

Checked the board formerly known as Matt Ottinger's for their reaction to Jim Perry's death.

Well, I should have known better. There is a thread about Perry, but it's hidden from the prying eyes of humble outsiders like moi. You need the secret decoder ring before you're let into the SOOPER SEKRET playhouse. But another thread, which somehow is visible to the mere hoi polloi, quotes this comment from the hidden Perry thread...

These very qualities are, sadly, lacking in practically all the current crop of hosts (at least those who started their gigs this century, with few exceptions). It's one of the big reasons why today's game shows, rather than being something I look forward to watching and consider an enhancement to life, are just "there", easily ignored/ignorable, and practically irrelevant to me.

As the 77 bazillionth expression of older-is-better on the oldies board to end all oldies boards, the comment is hardly worth noticing. You were expecting something different from Game Show Forum? Interestingly, though, a few posters reply that some of today's game show hosts might not be full blown terrible. The posters toss around names like Mark Walberg, Todd Newton and Tom Bergeron.

Frankly, I think that Walberg is better than all but a very few of the hallowed names from the past, and Newton and Bergeron are "competitive," as they say in sports punditry. One of the odder comments from the thread: "There's not that many game shows on anymore." Oh, really? There's this cable network that runs nothing but game shows, and other cable networks that try game shows now and then, and plenty of other outlets - like streaming services and this newfangled Internet thing - where our little genre lives on.

But when you fixate on the past of three broadcast networks and nothing else, I guess it's easy to miss all those other places.

13 comments:

  1. Game SHow Forum is no longer taking new members as of I think two years ago when they left INvision for their current host.

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    1. Maybe Casey was right about the Game Show Forum being a "Secret Club" . I've seen sime of the concersations there, and it's not a club you would want to be part of.

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    2. Maybe Casey was right about the Game Show Forum being a "Secret Club" . I've seen sime of the concersations there, and it's not a club you would want to be part of.

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  2. It's because of trolls like you, Horseass!

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    1. I'm tempted to delete this comment, but I don't want to give HD the satisfaction. Just watch the language.

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  3. I'll never be a liked person in the internet game show community, I've lost my chances to ever be liked in the internet game show community as of early September. So people are going to make negative comments about me even if I post something game show related

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    1. I'm glad you finally realize that. Of course they are..You've spent the last 20+ years proving that you use your autism as a crutch and that you COULD change, you just choose not to.

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    2. Please take this personal dispute elsewhere.

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  4. Casey can delete my posts and the others if he wants.

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    1. I'm not going to delete your posts because they don't violate any of the guidelines I've posted at the bottom of the blog. I do wish you would take any personal disputes elsewhere. This is a game show site, not a forum for arguments about personality traits or other non-game show subjects.

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  5. Game SHow Forum is a game show site and occasionally such "arguments" turn up there and sometimes they're told to shut up and sometimes they're not(at least on the two forums non-members can read). Golden-road.net the same thing.

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  6. The sad part is, there are several toolbags complaining about ZH on that board, when they exhibit behavior very similar to what they are bitching about. I'm sure Mr. Lemon and his puppet TLEBerle (Statler and Waldorf) are bouncing in their chairs upon reading this LOL

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  7. That comment about game show hosts today is one of the dumbest (hey, it's gsf though, what do you expect) things I've ever heard. Today's game shows are the best they have ever been, and the hosts are fantastic!

    Game shows have been great for the past 15 years+, and continue to do so.

    Ignore the haters.

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