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Mike K
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So, ABC has now debuted a new game show tonight: 'National Bingo Night'.

Here's my thought:

WORST! GAMESHOW! EVER!!!

What utter crap!

The host is boring and stupid at the same time. The 'race' theme is more tacked-on than anything Knizia ever dreamed up. The whole 'bingo' hopper mechanism is overblown crap.

But the absolute WORST part of the whole debacle is this: the first contestant got to the goal (500 pts, all by going 'higher' or 'lower' with the oversized bingo balls), and seemed to win $50,000 and diamond earrings ... only to have the whole thing taken away by some no-name studio audience schmoe who wins $5,000 for screwing the contestant. This is totally barbaric a thing to do to a contestant, who walks away with absolutely nothing without having any chance to bail out earlier. No other gameshow has ever screwed over a player who had no say in the matter whatsoever; he didn't miss a trivia question, guess the wrong letter, or even take one too many cases. Pure luck dictates this game, as in real life, but this translation to a game show does not work.

I quit after the first contestant. I speculate that this show won't last another two episodes; at the least, it doesn't deserve to.

Junk!
 
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Oh, you missed the best part, with the second contestant where the host told her something like, "Stay focused, don't lose your cool!" All she had to do was push a frickin' button....

I was miffed with the way the first guy lost the game, too. It seemed so unfair.
 
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This is totally barbaric a thing to do to a contestant.

WARNING: This is disgusting and rated PG-13.


 
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so...GET a "radio station" broadcasting under a NON-'profit', charitable, or FREE "airings" with "donations" taken in or by "subscriptions" even! TALK about what? You see, in this method then a broader 'cast' is netted with "niche" people doing that for their interests, just as I'd be doing as well FOR my owns. WHO amongst you would be willing to "pay & say" what you will with the likes of myself or another? Had anyone entertained the thought of "entertaining" or even discussing with another the many "games" of which there were. There are plenty of people who would DEVOTE the time for a subject or topic that grasps firmly onto your "fancies"! Help your fellows of that where you DO take up this with and support these folks where you are, while be GLAD you ain't HERE!
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Coyotek4 wrote:


Here's my thought:

WORST! GAMESHOW! EVER!!!

Junk!

This by definition, applies to pretty much every game show. What is it about us that we enjoy, nay, actually are happy, when we see some stranger win money for answering some stupid questions???
I say, if it ain't me that's winning the money, I DON'T CARE! But that's just me.


 
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Aww, c'mon, it's BINGO. What did you expect?

I dunno. I thought it was kinda goofy fun playing along at home with my printed out Bingo cards. I didn't win a $5 Kmart card. I haven't finished the show yet so I don't know if I've won a Rascal Flatts CD.

What's a Rascal Flatt?
 
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shumyum wrote:
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This is totally barbaric a thing to do to a contestant.

WARNING: This is disgusting and rated PG-13.



Are you telling me that these were the people that almost took out the entire Pacific Fleet?

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I quit after the first contestant. I speculate that this show won't last another two episodes; at the least, it doesn't deserve to.

You should have stayed to watch the whole thing! They mixed it up a bit.

In the last game there were creepy bride and groom dolls about 7 feet apart. The contestant had to guess whether the ball that came out of the hopper would have a black sticker or a red sticker on it... If she got 7 right before someone got bingo, (each guess she got right made the bride walk one step closer to the groom) then she won the $50,000!

Actually I'm not sure if she won or not, and I didn't see what the second game's theme was - I'm sure it was equally exciting - because I was flipping back and forth between this and Caddyshack II (truth!), and I found myself MORE ENTHRALLED WITH THE MOVIE...

(BTW, I wouldn't recommend this particular viewing combination... My IQ has dropped about 12 points, and I'm now seeing a psychiatrist about my penchant for the occaisional screaming fit...)
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