Jump to content
GreaseSpot Cafe

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 2.9k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

I'm not clear what your point is then. I don't think I'm much older than anyone here. I thought the whole point of this game was to stir memories ,and realize-'oh yeah-I do remember that show !' I'm

it was Combat-on Tuesdays before McHales Navy on ABC.I don't have a fresh show handy at the moment, and off for the day. anyone may jump in.

I'm glad someone else had heard of it. He could have dropped the name and I still wouldn't have gotten close.

Posted Images

Ok, game shows.   Name ANY game show correctly to take the round.

 

A)  This game show has overseas versions (UK, and Australia as well as a US version.)   It's got loud, excited people answering questions and dropping balls down a giant board with prize amounts at the floor level.  Players show up in teams of 2, with one person in isolation, answering questions, and the other,  planning strategy, trying to maximize their gains while minimizing their losses.   An option to blindly trade their winnings for an "insurance" amount gives even teams that got wiped out a chance to go home with some money, provided they chose the trade sight unseen.

 

B) This series is a returned, older series.  The players must work with giant decks of cards and predict whether the next card will be higher or lower than their current card (in addition to answering questions correctly about results of polls done before their episode.)

 

C)  This UK game show has been running for slightly over a decade, and is a current show.  Comedians are generally the 4 contestants, and odd trivia come up all the time, by the host and the contestants.   Points are rewarded for correct answers, but deducted for boring answers that are incorrect.   Points are also awarded for interesting things that aren't the correct answer but seem related.    Steven Frye was the original host, but Sandi Tosvig has been the host the past few years.

 

D) This current game-show airs primarily on Netflix.  It's been renewed for another season.  Teams of 3 people try to cross a big room  by hopping across the furniture and over obstacles.  If they fall to the floor, they are eliminated for a very obvious reason-  they "died" in the game.  (They're shown as fine later in the show, but contestants like to react as if they really died.)   That they "died" and why are very, very obvious for anyone watching the show. 

 

E) Shows with trivia can have appeal later if the trivia stays the same.  Shows with strategies can have appeal later because strategies can remain the same.  Drew Carey has revived a previous game-show with neither advantage, meaning the contestants must guess about something current that is NOT trivia.

 

F) One game-show was once the subject of a huge payout, once a contestant appeared who had memorized the movements of the electronic board from previous episodes.   Newer versions of this show, including a current version, use smarter software that prevents this.   You might only remember the little animated figures that show up when a player loses their cash.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/6/2021 at 11:12 AM, GeorgeStGeorge said:

D) is obviously based on a game that pretty much every child has played, that the floor is somehow deadly (maybe a pool of sharks, or a pit of snakes), and that the room must be traversed by hopping from one piece of furniture to another.  (Not a game most parents are fond of.)  I don't have Netflix, so I don't know the show's title.  Adults acting like kids could be fun to watch, though.

George

Actually, we find the show quite watchable, and that includes 2 adults and 1 kid.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok, game shows.   Name ANY game show correctly to take the round.

 

A)  This game show has overseas versions (UK, and Australia as well as a US version.)   It's got loud, excited people answering questions and dropping balls down a giant board with prize amounts at the floor level.  Players show up in teams of 2, with one person in isolation, answering questions, and the other,  planning strategy, trying to maximize their gains while minimizing their losses.   An option to blindly trade their winnings for an "insurance" amount gives even teams that got wiped out a chance to go home with some money, provided they chose the trade sight unseen.

 

B) This series is a returned, older series.  The players must work with giant decks of cards and predict whether the next card will be higher or lower than their current card (in addition to answering questions correctly about results of polls done before their episode.)

 

C)  This UK game show has been running for slightly over a decade, and is a current show.  Comedians are generally the 4 contestants, and odd trivia come up all the time, by the host and the contestants.   Points are rewarded for correct answers, but deducted for boring answers that are incorrect.   Points are also awarded for interesting things that aren't the correct answer but seem related.    Steven Frye was the original host, but Sandi Tosvig has been the host the past few years.

 

D) This current game-show airs primarily on Netflix.  It's been renewed for another season.  Teams of 3 people try to cross a big room  by hopping across the furniture and over obstacles.  If they fall to the floor, they are eliminated for a very obvious reason-  they "died" in the game.  (They're shown as fine later in the show, but contestants like to react as if they really died.)   That they "died" and why are very, very obvious for anyone watching the show. 

 

E) Shows with trivia can have appeal later if the trivia stays the same.  Shows with strategies can have appeal later because strategies can remain the same.  Drew Carey has revived a previous game-show with neither advantage, meaning the contestants must guess about something current that is NOT trivia.

 

F) One game-show was once the subject of a huge payout, once a contestant appeared who had memorized the movements of the electronic board from previous episodes.   Newer versions of this show, including a current version, use smarter software that prevents this.   You might only remember the little animated figures that show up when a player loses their cash.

 

G)  This is also a current game-show.   Episode titles include: "You Better Run", "Every Second Counts," "Never Stop."   The staff include:Atomic Ant , Banshee, Dynamite, Bulldog, Rocket, Beach Boy.

Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, GeorgeStGeorge said:

I was thinking (B) might be Joker's Wild, but that was actually about slot machines, not cards.

Could (D) be something like "Fire Pit"?

George

I wish "the Joker's Wild" would return.    I liked it better than (B).

(D) does not include a "pit".    However, it could be said that "fire" was "something like" the answer.   If the kids played their game, what might one shout at the beginning?

Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, GeorgeStGeorge said:

"Lava"?  or "Volcano"?

I suspect the others are even less familiar with obscure game shows than I am.

George

The word "volcano" does not appear in the name of any of the answers.

And (E)  is well-known.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok, game shows.   Name ANY game show correctly to take the round.

 

A)  This game show has overseas versions (UK, and Australia as well as a US version.)   It's got loud, excited people answering questions and dropping balls down a giant board with prize amounts at the floor level.  Players show up in teams of 2, with one person in isolation, answering questions, and the other,  planning strategy, trying to maximize their gains while minimizing their losses.   An option to blindly trade their winnings for an "insurance" amount gives even teams that got wiped out a chance to go home with some money, provided they chose the trade sight unseen.

 

B) This series is a returned, older series.  The players must work with giant decks of cards and predict whether the next card will be higher or lower than their current card (in addition to answering questions correctly about results of polls done before their episode.)

 

C)  This UK game show has been running for slightly over a decade, and is a current show.  Comedians are generally the 4 contestants, and odd trivia come up all the time, by the host and the contestants.   Points are rewarded for correct answers, but deducted for boring answers that are incorrect.   Points are also awarded for interesting things that aren't the correct answer but seem related.    Steven Frye was the original host, but Sandi Tosvig has been the host the past few years.

 

D) This current game-show airs primarily on Netflix.  It's been renewed for another season.  Teams of 3 people try to cross a big room  by hopping across the furniture and over obstacles.  If they fall to the floor, they are eliminated for a very obvious reason-  they "died" in the game.  (They're shown as fine later in the show, but contestants like to react as if they really died.)   That they "died" and why are very, very obvious for anyone watching the show. 

 

E) Shows with trivia can have appeal later if the trivia stays the same.  Shows with strategies can have appeal later because strategies can remain the same.  Drew Carey has revived a previous game-show with neither advantage, meaning the contestants must guess about something current that is NOT trivia. The original version of this show's announcer was Johnny Olsen.  (IIRC, Avengers vol 1, #165 referenced this on its splash page.)

 

F) One game-show was once the subject of a huge payout, once a contestant appeared who had memorized the movements of the electronic board from previous episodes.   Newer versions of this show, including a current version, use smarter software that prevents this.   You might only remember the little animated figures that show up when a player loses their cash.

 

G)  This is also a current game-show.   Episode titles include: "You Better Run", "Every Second Counts," "Never Stop."   The staff include:Atomic Ant , Banshee, Dynamite, Bulldog, Rocket, Beach Boy. This one is also loosely-based (or inspired by)  a children's game. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, GeorgeStGeorge said:

Is (E) The Price is Right?

George

(E)   IS  "The Price Is Right."

Did you get it from the announcer's name or did you actually read and remember the splash page by number?

What people guess on that show is PRICES.

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, WordWolf said:

Ok, game shows.   Name ANY game show correctly to take the round.

 

A)  This game show has overseas versions (UK, and Australia as well as a US version.)   It's got loud, excited people answering questions and dropping balls down a giant board with prize amounts at the floor level.  Players show up in teams of 2, with one person in isolation, answering questions, and the other,  planning strategy, trying to maximize their gains while minimizing their losses.   An option to blindly trade their winnings for an "insurance" amount gives even teams that got wiped out a chance to go home with some money, provided they chose the trade sight unseen.

THE WALL[/u]

 

[/u]B) This series is a returned, older series.  The players must work with giant decks of cards and predict whether the next card will be higher or lower than their current card (in addition to answering questions correctly about results of polls done before their episode.)

CARD SHARKS.

 

C)  This UK game show has been running for slightly over a decade, and is a current show.  Comedians are generally the 4 contestants, and odd trivia come up all the time, by the host and the contestants.   Points are rewarded for correct answers, but deducted for boring answers that are incorrect.   Points are also awarded for interesting things that aren't the correct answer but seem related.    Steven Frye was the original host, but Sandi Tosvig has been the host the past few years.

QI

D) This current game-show airs primarily on Netflix.  It's been renewed for another season.  Teams of 3 people try to cross a big room  by hopping across the furniture and over obstacles.  If they fall to the floor, they are eliminated for a very obvious reason-  they "died" in the game.  (They're shown as fine later in the show, but contestants like to react as if they really died.)   That they "died" and why are very, very obvious for anyone watching the show. 

FLOOR IS LAVA!

E) Shows with trivia can have appeal later if the trivia stays the same.  Shows with strategies can have appeal later because strategies can remain the same.  Drew Carey has revived a previous game-show with neither advantage, meaning the contestants must guess about something current that is NOT trivia. The original version of this show's announcer was Johnny Olsen.  (IIRC, Avengers vol 1, #165 referenced this on its splash page.)

The Price is Right

 

F) One game-show was once the subject of a huge payout, once a contestant appeared who had memorized the movements of the electronic board from previous episodes.   Newer versions of this show, including a current version, use smarter software that prevents this.   You might only remember the little animated figures that show up when a player loses their cash.

PRESS YOUR LUCK

 

G)  This is also a current game-show.   Episode titles include: "You Better Run", "Every Second Counts," "Never Stop."   The staff include:Atomic Ant , Banshee, Dynamite, Bulldog, Rocket, Beach Boy. This one is also loosely-based (or inspired by)  a children's game. 

ULTIMATE TAG

 

Edited by WordWolf
.,,
Link to post
Share on other sites

I do remember Card Sharks (the one I kept thinking was Joker's Wild).  That and The Price is Right are the only ones I've heard of.

I don't purchase Marvel comics (with a couple of exceptions over the years), so, no, the Avengers reference was lost on me.  It was primarily because of Drew Carey.  I remember a MAD Magazine issue, MANY years ago, about TPIR, where a contestant knew the price of everything TO THE PENNY.  It annoyed everyone so much that the grand prize was a rocket ship (whose price he knew, exactly).  When he won, they got rid of him by shooting him into space.  :biglaugh:

New one soon.

George

Link to post
Share on other sites

During the live episodes of this comedy, the cast members performed twice, once for the East coast and once for the West coast.

This series shares a few plot devices with M*A*S*H. For example, the swamp rats have a still providing unending alcohol just as Buzz Beer does here. Also, Hawkeye is constantly trolling for women just as this show's main character does. The main female lead in both shows ends up married and divorced. The main male and female leads are in a brief romantic relationship with each other in both series and still have feelings for each other during their last appearances onscreen. Both Hawkeye and this show's main character feel trapped in their jobs and both are very conscientious and competent in doing those jobs.

Rush Limbaugh appears, as himself, in an episode.  At the end, he looks at the star and says, "Okay, Dilbert, let's rock!"

George

Link to post
Share on other sites

No.

During the live episodes of this comedy, the cast members performed twice, once for the East coast and once for the West coast.

This series shares a few plot devices with M*A*S*H. For example, the swamp rats have a still providing unending alcohol just as Buzz Beer does here. Also, Hawkeye is constantly trolling for women just as this show's main character does. The main female lead in both shows ends up married and divorced. The main male and female leads are in a brief romantic relationship with each other in both series and still have feelings for each other during their last appearances onscreen. Both Hawkeye and this show's main character feel trapped in their jobs and both are very conscientious and competent in doing those jobs.

Rush Limbaugh appears, as himself, in an episode.  At the end, he looks at the star and says, "Okay, Dilbert, let's rock!"

A running gag at Winfred-Louder is Wick firing an employee named Johnson, but never the same person.

Features a character named Oswald Lee Harvey.

George

Link to post
Share on other sites

During the live episodes of this comedy, the cast members performed twice, once for the East coast and once for the West coast.

This series shares a few plot devices with M*A*S*H. For example, the swamp rats have a still providing unending alcohol just as Buzz Beer does here. Also, Hawkeye is constantly trolling for women just as this show's main character does. The main female lead in both shows ends up married and divorced. The main male and female leads are in a brief romantic relationship with each other in both series and still have feelings for each other during their last appearances onscreen. Both Hawkeye and this show's main character feel trapped in their jobs and both are very conscientious and competent in doing those jobs.

Rush Limbaugh appears, as himself, in an episode.  At the end, he looks at the star and says, "Okay, Dilbert, let's rock!"

A running gag at Winfred-Louder is Wick firing an employee named Johnson, but never the same person.

Features a character named Oswald Lee Harvey.

The star had corrective eye surgery, but continued to wear glasses in his TV role.

The role of the corrosive coworker was supposed to be short-lived, but the actress was so popular in it the role became a regular.

George

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok, the last 2 sentences rang a bell.   Having read Drew Carey's book, "Dirty Jokes and Beer:,  I remember how he wore his dark-rimmed glasses when he wanted to be recognized, but contact lenses or wire-frames when he did not.  (He could certainly have had lasik after that.)      He also mentioned the actress who played Mimi was actually very nice and nothing like her character in real life.   

So, this is "THE DREW CAREY SHOW."

Link to post
Share on other sites

This TVland-era syndicated show has aired in different countries.

When it aired (airs???) in Germany, the dubbing track has some added words.

To be specific, all the time, the characters apparently say

"The grass grows this high!"

A common saying at the time of the story was commonly ALTERED-

in Germany- and in English would have meant "medicinal herb",

which had absolutely no relevance to what the characters actually said.

(Why?)

Of the main characters of the show, one had previously been a bookkeeper

and the other the president of a toy company before the show and their

current "occupations."

2 characters once traveled to London, and several traveled to Paris.

The fake snow was sometimes white salt, but later it was all just white paint.

Nicknames for the "jolly jokers" included "Goldilocks", "Papa Bear", and

"Little Red Riding Hood", apparently all assigned arbitrarily because there seemed

to be no pattern to it.

"What is this man doing here????"

Actors who appeared during the series' run included Gavin Mac Leod,

William Christopher, Alice Ghostley, Hans Conried, Joe Tata, and

Harvey Keitel. Really.

Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, GeorgeStGeorge said:

I know you've used that "grass grows this high" line before.  Now if I can just remember what they were really saying...

George

That line was an ADDED line,  not a CHANGED line.  The US version had/has no lines there.

How high does the grass grow, George?

Link to post
Share on other sites

This TVland-era syndicated show has aired in different countries.

When it aired (airs???) in Germany, the dubbing track has some added words.

To be specific, all the time, the characters apparently say

"The grass grows this high!"

A common saying at the time of the story was commonly ALTERED-

in Germany- and in English would have meant "medicinal herb",

which had absolutely no relevance to what the characters actually said.

(Why?)

Of the main characters of the show, one had previously been a bookkeeper

and the other the president of a toy company before the show and their

current "occupations."

2 characters once traveled to London, and several traveled to Paris.

The fake snow was sometimes white salt, but later it was all just white paint.

Nicknames for the "jolly jokers" included "Goldilocks", "Papa Bear", and

"Little Red Riding Hood", apparently all assigned arbitrarily because there seemed

to be no pattern to it.

"What is this man doing here????"

Actors who appeared during the series' run included Gavin Mac Leod,

William Christopher, Alice Ghostley, Hans Conried, Joe Tata, and

Harvey Keitel. Really.

 

This show actually released a music album, complete with the theme song AND ITS LYRICS. (It had lyrics???)   They had a set of trading cards, and a short-lived comic book series.  

Plans to make a movie of the series, so far, have not resulted in a theatrical film or solid plans to film one.      

One cast member was an African-American with an important role, who, among other things, came up with an ingenious use for a common coffeepot.   

One episode said the location was 60 miles/97 km)  from the North Sea.

The supposed "head bad guy" of the show has a spotless record, kept so by the good guys. (They cover their tracks VERY thoroughly.)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

Announcements


×
×
  • Create New...