Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A radio show notes TV game shows

A radio show on WGN talks about anything and everything, including the recent glut of game show reboots.

The game show stuff starts at about 24:15 on the tape. One of the guys loses me right away when he deep kisses the ABC rewind of The Gong Show. I trashed this revival a while back, and I haven't changed my opinion. But everybody's got their free speech rights on the Fourth of July.

The chatterers ramble onto other shows like 100K Pyramid, which they think is too easy. At least it's a real game show, guys, unlike the Gong crud. (For what it's worth, I think ABC's Pyramid reboot is just fine.) They also dump on the new Match Game for the standard Miss Manners reasons. Eek, it's so bawdy. Oh, get over the prudishness. Then they review The Wall, except the rules seem to befuddle them.

The show eventually runs a Richard Dawson meltdown on the original Match Game when Gene Rayburn just wanted him to shut up. A cute reminder of Richard's later difficult days on the show.

15 comments:

  1. Did they talk about the Davidson $10,000 Pyramid? I remember seeing it!

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    1. I know the material was tougher on the Davidson $10K version, possibly because there were all civilian contestants, and they made a point to get really smart ones. It was apparently too brainy for the suits at USA Network, but maybe these radio hosts would like it more for that reason.

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    2. Do you dumb trolls have anything better to do lol

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    3. I think if the moderator investigated he'd find they're the same troll.

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    4. I've already investigated, as I commented a couple weeks ago. Super AWORio, hat putato, and Pat Hutato are all the same clown.

      It would be easy to delete his idiotic comments on sight, but I run a loose ship. As long as the fool doesn't violate the "Legalities and Technicalities," I let the comments go. It's the price I pay for allowing the widest range possible for commenters.

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    5. What a bunch of bums they are

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    6. I'm the same as those other two? Could have fooled me. Good thing you are not a real detective- you would put an innocent man in jail.

      I could argue you have the idiotic comments, constantly complaining about other boards and older game shows, yet enjoying 60 year old episodes of What's My Line

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    7. I agree with everybody else that you're a dumb troll, under any of your silly names. But I let people make all sorts of comments, dumb or not.

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    8. I already told you that while I did use the name "Pat Hutato" in the past, "hat putato" is not me. We're both posters from alt.tv.game-shows, as are newl0bstr and EPG/Emergency Alert System. Dan Harrisfield originally posted about "hat putato" back in 1998, and "Pat Hutato" is a play on that. And it was a poster known as KPathfinder that first informed us about the Davidson $10K Pyramid back in 2000.

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    9. You can post under any asinine name you want. You're still a dumb troll. From the Urban Dictionary...

      hat putato

      A troll post that began on the newsgroup alt.tv.game-shows in 1998, was later posted in many forms, and spread throughout usenet groups such as alt.pro-wrestling.wwf, rec.sport.pro-wrestling, rec.arts.tv, alt.fan.billie-joel, and many others. It's a lame attempt to make fun of NBC's short-lived Jack Barry and Dan Enright produced "Hot Potato" hosted by the late Bill Cullen.

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    10. And when I traced your "Pat Hutato" name on Google, I got this...

      https://plus.google.com/103059803111923056273

      So stop pretending. By any name, you're a dumb troll.

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    11. That only proves that I posted as both Super AWORio and Pat Hutato, which I already admitted to. Good luck finding any evidence that hat putato and myself are the same person.

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  2. Richard may have been grouchy in his last days of Match Game, but he was still Our Sir Veisaid.

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  3. I think he was bitter because Gene and the panelists refused to call him Sir Veisaid.

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  4. Well, Roger Dobkowitz blasted Rayburn on his blog

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