And Now, Useless Facts from an Alternate Universe!
In Case your wondering about my fanfics on the Nighttime Version of Where In The World is Carmen Sandiego at The Elusive Carmen Sandiego, I Decided to do Useless Facts from An Alternate Universe it will consist of stuff from my version of Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego probably if TVLubber could do useless facts about the daytime version of WITWICS on my thread, but with other stuff as well so this will take place in which a world when High School Drill Teams allowed to sing and dance during routines, and pageant girls are allowed to sing and dance during pageants, so let's get it started!
Question: How did Music Clearences rights are used on The Price is Right Today?
Answer: The Price is Right aired since 1972 and still going on today uses Music from the Top 40 today all of our recaps about the music found on TPiR can be found at Game Show Kingdom, Strat-O-NASCAR Channel, golden-road.net, qwizx.com and other TPiRecap sites everywhere along with the Official TPiR Website at CBS.com and priceisright.com
Most Memorable Cues we had during the show's history included
"Little Red Corvette" by Prince: Used as a Car Cue for Chevrolets during the 1982-1983 Season
"Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper: Used during the Spring of 1984
"Footloose by Kenny Loggins: Also used during the Spring of 1984 most notably as a Car Cue
"Stuck With You" by Huey Lewis & The News: Used in 1986 as a most notable Showcase Cue
"Show Me Love" by Robin S: Used in 1993 as a Car Cue
"Back & Forth" by Aaliyah: Used in 1994 not only in the Daytime Version but also on the Nighttime Version hosted by Doug Davidson, thanks to the request of Burton Richardson for the use of R&B, Hip-Hop Cues
"Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears: Used in 1999 Most Notably as a Car Cue
"A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton: Used in 2002 Mostly used as a Large Prize & Car Cue
"Tik Tok" by Ke$ha: Used in 2010 as a Car Cue
Other Game Shows that CBS had used Music Clearences rights to game shows including the following
- Card Sharks (1986-1989; Bob Eubanks & 1986-1987; Bill Rafferty Syndicated Version): Several Vocal Music Hits we're used as Car Cues (coincidentally Eubanks sub hosted for Casey Kasem on the Syndicated TV Series America's Top 10), in addition a several hits were also used in the Rafferty Version as Prize Cues if someone wins the Prizes in the Main Game in addition to the "Cue 0252 (a.k.a. Spelling Bee Cue)" & "The Big Banana" by Score Productions, "Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour" by Edd Kalehoff as for the Non-Car Prize Cues that are mostly used from the Score Productions 1983 Package which is used for TPIR
- Press Your Luck (1983-Present): when they used for Whammy skits involving music groups like Michael Jackson, Boy George, Tina Turner, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Debbie Gibson, New Kids On The Block, Vanilla Ice, Backstreet Boys, NSync, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Lady GaGa
- Fortune Hunters (1984 Unsold Pilot): when they used "Far From Over" by Frank Stallone
Fall 2012-2013 Daytime TV Lineup
7:00 AM: CBS This Morning
9:00 AM: Local Programming
10:00 AM: The Mad Dash (Colin Mochrie) [Will also air on CTV because this show is taped in Canada and is a revival of this CTV Game Show from 1978-1985]
10:30 AM: Press Your Luck (Todd Newton)
11:00 AM: The Price is Right (Drew Carey)
12:00 PM: Local Programming
12:30 PM: The Young and the Restless
1:30 PM: The Bold and the Beautiful
2:00 PM: The Talk
3:00 PM: Let's Make a Deal (Wayne Brady)
NBC, ABC & FOX Schedules to be come on the next post.
The History of Eleven-Up
Here are the starting and ending dates of each season of Eleven-Up:
#1: 9/12/88 - 6/23/89
#2: 8/28/89 - 7/6/90
#3: 9/3/90 - 6/28/91
#4: 9/2/91 - 6/26/92
#5: 8/31/92 - 7/2/93
#6: 8/30/93 - 6/24/94
#7: 8/29/94 - 6/30/95
#8: 9/4/95 - 6/21/96
#9: 9/2/96 - 6/27/97
#10: 8/25/97 - 6/26/98
#11: 9/7/98 - 6/25/99
#12: 8/30/99 - 6/30/00
#13: 8/28/00 - 5/25/01
#14: 9/3/01 - 5/31/02
#15: 9/2/02 - 5/30/03
#16: 9/1/03 - 5/21/04
#17: 9/6/04 - 5/27/05
#18: 8/29/05 - 6/30/06
#19: 8/28/06 - 5/25/07
#20: 9/3/07 - 5/30/08
#21: 9/1/08 - 5/29/09
#22: 8/31/09 - 5/28/10
#23: 9/6/10 - 5/27/11
#24: 9/5/11 - 5/25/12
#25: 9/3/12 - 5/31/13
The show is contracted up to 2020 as of now.
There have been three hosts:
Professor Samuel Oak (1988-89)
Professor Elm (1989-1995)
Johnny Garfield (1995-present)
In round 1, the probability of getting a colored block from a box smash is 1/5. The probability for getting a colored block in round 3 was originally 1/5 as well, but in Season 2, it was changed to 1/3.
In round 2, the 50-square board has the following distribution of items:
- 9 $100 squares
- 9 $150 squares
- 10 $200 squares
- 2 squares of each of the 11 colors on the card
In the bonus round, a 100-square board is used, with the following distribution:
Keep in mind that the top row of the game card has 6 spaces, and the bottom row has 5 spaces.
- 25 $100 squares
- 25 $150 squares
- 25 $250 squares
- 2 squares of each of the 11 colors on the card
- 1 square, with a red star, that automatically fills the top row of your card
- 1 square, with a blue star, that automatically fills the bottom row of your card
- 1 square that says "Win," which automatically fills the entire card
If there is a tie at the end of the maingame, a tiebreaker is done to determine who advances to the bonus round. The tiebreaker has gone through three formats.
Format 1 (1988-April 2005):
One box flows along the river. One of the contestants grabs it, then heads back to the contestant podiums. He/she smashes the box, and whoever is represented by the color of the block that was inside, that person advances to the bonus round.
Format 2 (April 2005-December 2005):
Each of the tied players play a shortened Round 1. Instead of 60 seconds, the players are given 30 seconds. Clear blocks are worth $100, and colored blocks are worth $250. Whoever has the higher amount of money goes to the bonus round.
Format 3 (December 2005-present):
Similar to Format #1, except there are 6 boxes on the river, instead of just 1.
The contestants' name tags are rectangular, and have gone through two styles:
In either case, the background color of the name tag is the same as the player's podium color.
- Season 1-3: The font used is the same as the one for the name tags on Press Your Luck.
- Season 4-present: The font used is the same as the one for the name tags on Scrabble.
The clock display is just like the one on the syndicated Finders Keepers: Large, neon-purple (almost pink), vane-display numerals. This has remained unchanged from the beginning of the run.
Starting in Season 20, if a contestant picked the "Win" square on the very first pick in the bonus round, their bonus round winnings are augmented to $100,000.
Starting in Season 22, there is a chance for a contestant to win $1,000,000. In order to do this, the following conditions must be met:
- Get at least 6 spaces lit up in round 1.
- Find at least 4 colored spaces in round 2.
- Have the fastest average time for filling the remaining spaces in round 3.
- Finish as champion, then complete the bonus round card in 20 seconds or less.
Here is a sample of a card that you can use in Eleven-Up fanfics:
Here's what a card looks like when completely filled:
The above colors were used on the premiere episode (9/12/88).
Here is a sample of an episode of Eleven-Up:
Press Your Luck - Interesting Board Manipulation, New Squares, and Whammy Animations
What if Press Your Luck had some way to make the board more interesting? One way to do it would be to use tiles similar to the ones on Scrabble. There would be 100 of these, and they are inserted into a slot in the contestant's podium. Each of them affects the board in different ways, such as:
- Speeding up or slowing down the bouncing light
- Speeding up or slowing down the square shuffling
- Increasing or decreasing the odds of hitting a Whammy
- Cause a certain board pattern to repeat indefinitely
- Cause the patterns to be reversed
- Return the board back to normal
Occasionally, certain tiles can cause funny effects on the board.
One of these could be a "Press Your Luck Glitch" tile. It causes some of the squares to go black (think the first few episodes). If one of those black squares is hit, the contestant would get $1,000, and the black square turns back into whatever was originally there. Square #4 and the Big Bucks square can never be glitched.
Also, one tile is the "Great Tile." When chosen, the lights in the studio flash, the bell rings continuously, and the game-winning cue plays. The contestant is given 3 bonus spins. For these spins, there are no Whammies on the board; only cash, prizes, and directional squares. Whatever the contestant earns from the 3 spins is theirs to keep, regardless of who wins the game. The home audience would be shown which tile is the Great Tile before the first spin of the first round.
If the probability of hitting a Whammy is greater than 1/6 (as manipulated by the tiles), and a Whammy is hit, then the probability goes back to 1/6. If the probability is less than 1/6, it remains unchanged.
There are also new spaces on the Big Board. Some of these squares were adopted from BigJon's version of the game.
- Press Your Luck Glitch: Has a gold background, with the Press Your Luck logo at the top, and "Glitch" at the bottom in black letters. It works the same as the glitch tile mentioned above.
- Invincible: Protects a player from the next Whammy that they hit.
- Random Square: Moves the cursor to any other square currently showing on the board. The light bounces around lightning fast for 1 second before stopping.
- Broken Square: Nothing happens, but doesn’t use up a spin. It then turns into another special square.
- Really Big Bucks: Gives the player all the money squares currently showing on the board.
- Extreme Press Your Luck Glitch: Works like the regular Press Your Luck Glitch, but about three times as many squares are glitched. This can only be hit once in any round.
- Crazy Squares: Makes wacky stuff appear on the board.
As for new Whammy animations, how about a Gordon Ramsay line of Whammy animations? And special effects in the studio add depth to the experience. Pardon the all-caps text, as it is meant to represent the Whammy talking like Gordon Ramsay. No cussing is involved. Most animations involve some food cooked improperly.
Raw halibut: Whammy would say "Come here! COME HERE!!!! Raw halibut. RAW! RAAAAAAWWWW!!! RAAAWWWW!!! (SLAM!) RAW!" When the halibut is slammed, the screen shakes, and the studio experiences a brief, simulated earthquake effect.
Raw chicken: "The chicken's raaaAAAWWWWW!" ("Raw" is said with a rising inflection.)
Rancid and/or raw crab: "The crab is off! It's rancid! Just for that..... YOU'LL KILL SOMEONE!!!" (SLAM!)
Overcooked salmon: "The salmon's crispy on the bottom! (SLAM!) That wouldn't even pass as kitty-cat cat food!"
Overcooked scallops: "Rubber, rubber, rubber!!!" (SLAM!)
Lamb, version 1: "WHERE'S THE LAMB SAUCE??!!!!! WHERE'S THE LAMB SAAAAAUUUUUUCCCEEEE??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Lamb, version 2: "Look......at......this......mess! Look! LOOK! LOOK!!! What the heck is THIS???????"
Raw burgers: "All of you come here! ALLLLLLL OF YOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!" (SLAM! SLAM! SLAM! SLAM! SLAM! SLAM! SLAM!!!) "RAW!"
Any kind of sauce: "Heat the sauce up! IT'S STONE COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLDDDDDDD!!!!!!!"
BBQ Ribs: "Come here! Just touch inside that. IT'S STONE COLD! ICE COLD IN THE CENTER!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Also, how about one where the Whammy kicks two trash cans that are side-by-side, Chuck Norris-style, knocking them down. One of them obscures the contestant's score, so when they are kicked, the score is gone. If this was a Double Whammy, play money would fall all over the contestant.
And how about one that whacks a burning pan onto the contestant's score? A bright orange fire appears over the contestant's score for a few seconds. The contestant's score screen would take on a "charred" appearance for several seconds afterward.
If it's the contestant's fourth Whammy, he might say one of several rotating lines, such as "You were absolutely useless" or "That was pathetic," followed by "GET OUT!!!!!" a time or two.
Just imagine the host's priceless reaction if one of those animations came up!
Also, some classic Whammy animations could be updated to include special effects in the studio. For example, consider this animation:
Whammy flies the kite and says "The chances of you winning this game are about as good as me getting hit by..." And then, the lightning strikes. For the special effects, there would be some white flashes in the studio that simulate lightning, and there would also be some rumbling. After the animation, some gray smoke would come in, from the charred Whammy and burnt money.
Good Work walker7 on your info about Eleven-Up, And Now More Music!
Now Let's Do More Music on Theme Music which are still currently using
Eleven-Up (FOX): "Lovin U" by One Vo1ce (DJ Pleez Remix) [Since 2003]
Previous Themes: "Baby Love" by Regina [1988-1989], "1-2-3" by Gloria Estefan [1989-1993], "Rhythm is a Dancer" by Snap [1993-1998], "Love You Down" by INOJ [1998-2003]
Family Feud (SYN): "The Feud '88" by Edd Kalehoff
Hollywood Squares (SYN): A 1988 Rearrangement of the 1986 theme by Stormy Sacks
Previous Themes: "Square Biz" by Teena Marie (2002-2004)
Jeopardy (SYN): "Jeopardy '08" by Chris Bell Music [Since 2008 to celebrate the Show's 25th Anniversary)
Press Your Luck (CBS): A 2011 Rearrangement of the original theme by Javan Hamilton (orig. by Lee Ringuette)
$ale of the Century (NBC): A 1986-1988 Arrangement from the Australian Version by Alan Deak (orig. by Jack Grimsley, Marc Ellis & Ray Ellis)
Wheel of Fortune (ABC Daytime & SYN Nighttime): "Happy Wheels" by Frankie Blue & John Hoke