I'm sure many of the game show fans that post here already know, but for the more casual fans around . . . The Game Show Network is having a show on the Press Your Luck scandal on Sunday March 16th at 9:00. I'm really looking forward to this.
Selection Sunday, Press Your Luck scandal and the VH-1 coverage of the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Busy night of tv!
"You have the right to suffer. You have the right to feel pain. If you wish to have an attorney present, I'll hurt him too!" - The Big Bossman
I thought he got the money, because CBS decided to cap the amount after the show. If they just screwed him out of the money after he won it all, he would one phone call away from an open and shut lawsuit.
Originally posted by A FanI thought he got the money, because CBS decided to cap the amount after the show. If they just screwed him out of the money after he won it all, he would one phone call away from an open and shut lawsuit.
He DID get the money. The rule on the prize cap was that you could not be a returning champion after hitting it, but you kept anything you won over and above it on the way to the cap. That was a longstanding rule typical of most game shows or networks.
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Originally posted by The ThrillI, too, remember seeing the original airing of that one on CBS. When the video stopped and a chroma-keyed Peter Tomarken walked out in front, I knew we were onto something big.
And where the hell is Teppan-Yaki in all of this? He's the one with the ultra-cool animated PYL avatar...
God -- this and the LJ icons compliments; I'm so gracious!... You mean this one, right?
Anyway, the episodes have been on the tape trading block for awhile, and I had them. I think the scariest thing about the whole event was Peter Tomarken chromakeyed on the end of the first episode/beginning of the second episode. Not fun as a young kid.
As for Larsen, he did get the money; he just blew it away, IIRC.
The night also coincides with new Whammy! episodes starting that Monday. Color me unimpressed.
Good on the lad. More power to him. But really, 6 combinations and they thought it would be fool-proof. These people deserved to be screwed.
We're currently going through our own little game show scandal over here. Some boy on Millionaire allegedly had somebody in the studio 'cough' a code at him to let him know the right answers. Some of the transripts of the show are hilarious.
Contestant: "I think its A" *Silence* Contestant: "But then again, it could be B" *Silence* Contestant: "But then I've got a nagging feeling it could be C" From Audience: COUGH COUGH Contestant: "Yep I'll go for C"
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I went to the Neilson's website once (I forget what it is now) looking for the same thing. They said they dont disclose ratings like that because they dont want that information to sway anyone's viewing habits.