History Creator / JayWolpert

9th Oct '16 8:14:15 AM erforce
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After ''Spree'' ended, Wolpert's company stopped producing new shows, but Wolpert continued working with others and dabbled in screenwriting a bit too. He was credited for the script of ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', story in ''[[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl]]'', and as a consultant for the "Super Mix" (2010-15) changes to ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''. He also has a cameo as a doctor in ''[[Film/FatherOfTheBride1991 Father of the Bride Part II]]''.

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After ''Spree'' ended, Wolpert's company stopped producing new shows, but Wolpert continued working with others and dabbled in screenwriting a bit too. He was credited for the script of ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', story in ''[[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl]]'', ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', and as a consultant for the "Super Mix" (2010-15) changes to ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''. He also has a cameo as a doctor in ''[[Film/FatherOfTheBride1991 Father of the Bride Part II]]''.
15th Sep '16 6:06:26 PM themisterfree
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Wolpert's time at ''Price'' is most notable for the Showcase skits that debuted in 1974, where his fertile mind went to work on creating fairy tale parodies, film parodies, and stuff like Captain Klutz and the April Fool's Showcases. After leaving ''Price'', Wolpert started his own production company and became responsible for some of the most unconventional and experimental game shows on television. Thankfully, one of his most downright-ridiculous creations, ''[[http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=DuelInTheDaytime Duel in the Daytime]]'' (essentially a MinigameGame with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvMDSBkyP7w an overly-medieval motif]]), didn't make it past the pilot stage.

He also worked on two Goodson revivals for first-run syndication: ''The New Price Is Right'' with Doug Davidson (1994-95), and a revival of ''Series/MatchGame'' hosted by Michael Burger (1998-99). His longest-running show ended up being ''Series/ShoppingSpree'', a show he created for [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]]; unlike just about every other show he produced (which ended up being so good, [[ShortRunner they got canned after the networks found out they were on the air]]), this one lasted for two seasons- still ended up canned, but that was because Creator/{{Fox}} had just bought out Fam and turned it into Fox Family; sparring partner ''[[Series/ShopTilYouDrop The New Shop Til You Drop]'' met the same fate. He could easily be seen as the game show equivalent to Creator/JossWhedon or Creator/GregWeisman: his shows were quirky, fun, yet never lasted due to being ScrewedByTheNetwork or for other various reasons.

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Wolpert's time at ''Price'' is most notable for the Showcase skits that debuted in 1974, where his fertile mind went to work on creating fairy tale parodies, & film parodies, and stuff like Captain Klutz and the April Fool's Showcases. After leaving ''Price'', Wolpert started his own production company and became responsible for some of the most unconventional and experimental game shows on television. Thankfully, one of his most downright-ridiculous creations, ''[[http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=DuelInTheDaytime Duel in the Daytime]]'' (essentially a MinigameGame with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvMDSBkyP7w an overly-medieval motif]]), didn't make it past the pilot stage.

He also worked on two Goodson revivals for first-run syndication: ''The New Price Is Right'' with Doug Davidson (1994-95), and a revival of ''Series/MatchGame'' hosted by Michael Burger (1998-99). His longest-running show ended up being ''Series/ShoppingSpree'', a show he created for [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]]; unlike just about every other show he produced (which ended up being so good, [[ShortRunner they got canned after the networks found out they were on the air]]), this one lasted for two seasons- still ended up canned, but that was because Creator/{{Fox}} had just bought out Fam and turned it into Fox Family; sparring partner ''[[Series/ShopTilYouDrop The New Shop Til You Drop]'' Drop]]'' met the same fate. He could easily be seen as the game show equivalent to Creator/JossWhedon or Creator/GregWeisman: his shows were quirky, fun, yet never lasted due to being ScrewedByTheNetwork or for other various reasons.
15th Sep '16 6:05:51 PM themisterfree
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He also worked on two Goodson revivals for first-run syndication: ''The New Price Is Right'' with Doug Davidson (1994-95), and a revival of ''Series/MatchGame'' hosted by Michael Burger (1998-99). His longest-running show ended up being ''Series/ShoppingSpree'', a show he created for [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]]; unlike just about every other show he produced (which ended up being so good, [[ShortRunner they got canned after the networks found out they were on the air]]), this one lasted for two seasons.

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He also worked on two Goodson revivals for first-run syndication: ''The New Price Is Right'' with Doug Davidson (1994-95), and a revival of ''Series/MatchGame'' hosted by Michael Burger (1998-99). His longest-running show ended up being ''Series/ShoppingSpree'', a show he created for [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]]; unlike just about every other show he produced (which ended up being so good, [[ShortRunner they got canned after the networks found out they were on the air]]), this one lasted for two seasons.
seasons- still ended up canned, but that was because Creator/{{Fox}} had just bought out Fam and turned it into Fox Family; sparring partner ''[[Series/ShopTilYouDrop The New Shop Til You Drop]'' met the same fate. He could easily be seen as the game show equivalent to Creator/JossWhedon or Creator/GregWeisman: his shows were quirky, fun, yet never lasted due to being ScrewedByTheNetwork or for other various reasons.
16th Aug '16 6:00:26 PM WarioBarker
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After ''Spree'' ended, Wolpert's company stopped producing new shows, but Wolpert continued working with others and dabbled in screenwriting a bit too. He was credited for the script of ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', story in ''[[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl]]'', and as a consultant for the "Super Mix" changes to ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''. He also has a cameo as a doctor in ''[[Film/FatherOfTheBride1991 Father of the Bride Part II]]''.

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After ''Spree'' ended, Wolpert's company stopped producing new shows, but Wolpert continued working with others and dabbled in screenwriting a bit too. He was credited for the script of ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', story in ''[[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl]]'', and as a consultant for the "Super Mix" (2010-15) changes to ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''. He also has a cameo as a doctor in ''[[Film/FatherOfTheBride1991 Father of the Bride Part II]]''.
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* ''Duel In The Daytime'' (August 23, 1981; at least three pilots, hosted by Peter Tomarken)
* ''Series/HitMan'' (1983; hosted the first 1982 pilot)
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq0k55aIHm8 Fortune Hunters]]'' (August 19, 1983; unsold pilot hosted by Bob Hadley)

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* ''Duel In The Daytime'' (August 23, 22-23, 1981; at least three pilots, hosted by Peter Tomarken)
* ''Series/HitMan'' (1983; hosted the first 1982 pilot)
(1983)
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq0k55aIHm8 Fortune Hunters]]'' (August 19, 1983; unsold pilot hosted by Bob Robert "Bob" Hadley)



* ''Trivial Pursuit'' (1987; at least four pilots, hosted by Steve Morris and Linda Marr; Wink Martindale would later create his own series based off the game in 1993 for The Family Channel, and 2008 saw the Hasbro-backed ''Trivial Pursuit: America Plays'')
* ''Series/{{Blackout}}'' (1988; pilot taped in 1986 with Robb Weller hosting)

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* ''Trivial Pursuit'' (1987; (1986-87; at least four pilots, hosted by Steve Morris and Linda Marr; Marr {although the latter was removed for the '87 attempt}; Wink Martindale would later create his own series based off the game in 1993 for The Family Channel, and 2008 saw the Hasbro-backed ''Trivial Pursuit: America Plays'')
* ''Series/{{Blackout}}'' (1988; pilot taped in November 8, 1986 with Robb Weller hosting)



* ''Rodeo Drive'' (1990; began as an October 1980 CBS pilot hosted by Peter Tomarken)

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* ''Rodeo Drive'' (1990; began as an October a 1980 CBS pilot hosted by Peter Tomarken)
12th Jul '16 9:07:11 AM dsneybuf
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After ''Spree'' ended, Wolpert's company stopped producing new shows, but Wolpert continued working with others and dabbled in screenwriting a bit too. He was credited for the script of ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', story in ''[[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl]]'', and as a consultant for the "Super Mix" changes to ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''. He also has a cameo as a doctor in ''[[Film/FatherOfTheBride Father of the Bride Part II]]''.

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After ''Spree'' ended, Wolpert's company stopped producing new shows, but Wolpert continued working with others and dabbled in screenwriting a bit too. He was credited for the script of ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', story in ''[[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl]]'', and as a consultant for the "Super Mix" changes to ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''. He also has a cameo as a doctor in ''[[Film/FatherOfTheBride ''[[Film/FatherOfTheBride1991 Father of the Bride Part II]]''.
26th May '16 5:40:53 PM themisterfree
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* ''Trivial Pursuit'' (1987; at least four pilots, hosted by Steve Morris and Linda Marr)

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* ''Trivial Pursuit'' (1987; at least four pilots, hosted by Steve Morris and Linda Marr)Marr; Wink Martindale would later create his own series based off the game in 1993 for The Family Channel, and 2008 saw the Hasbro-backed ''Trivial Pursuit: America Plays'')
17th May '16 5:01:43 PM themisterfree
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* An AnimatedCreditsOpening showing the basic premise of the game (''{{Whew}}, Series/{{Blackout}}, Shopping Spree'');

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* An AnimatedCreditsOpening showing the basic premise of the game (''{{Whew}}, Trivial Pursuit, Series/{{Blackout}}, Shopping Spree'');
18th Jan '16 12:58:09 PM StFan
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He also worked on two Goodson revivals for first-run syndication: ''The New Price Is Right'' with Doug Davidson (1994-95), and a revival of ''Series/MatchGame'' hosted by Michael Burger (1998-99). His longest-running show ended up being ''Series/ShoppingSpree'', a show he created for [[ABCFamily The Family Channel]]; unlike just about every other show he produced (which ended up being so good, [[ShortRunner they got canned after the networks found out they were on the air]]), this one lasted for two seasons.

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He also worked on two Goodson revivals for first-run syndication: ''The New Price Is Right'' with Doug Davidson (1994-95), and a revival of ''Series/MatchGame'' hosted by Michael Burger (1998-99). His longest-running show ended up being ''Series/ShoppingSpree'', a show he created for [[ABCFamily [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]]; unlike just about every other show he produced (which ended up being so good, [[ShortRunner they got canned after the networks found out they were on the air]]), this one lasted for two seasons.
29th Oct '15 9:58:06 PM IncoG5nito
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* Bonus losses being punctuated by a unique SignatureSoundEffect (''{{Whew}}, Series/HitMan'') or particularly bizarre LosingHorns (''Series/DoubleDare1976'', ''Series/{{Blackout}}, Rodeo Drive, Shopping Spree, Series/WaitTilYouHaveKids'')

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* Bonus losses being punctuated by a unique SignatureSoundEffect (''{{Whew}}, Series/HitMan'') or particularly bizarre LosingHorns (''Series/DoubleDare1976'', (''[[Series/DoubleDare1976 Double Dare]]'', ''Series/{{Blackout}}, Rodeo Drive, Shopping Spree, Series/WaitTilYouHaveKids'')



* ''Skedaddle'' (1988; part of ''The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera'')

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* ''Skedaddle'' ''Series/{{Skedaddle}}'' (1988; part of ''The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera'')
26th Jul '15 9:47:56 PM IncoG5nito
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He also worked on two Goodson revivals for first-run syndication: ''The New Price Is Right'' with Doug Davidson (1994-95), and a revival of ''Series/MatchGame'' hosted by Michael Burger (1998-99). His longest-running show ended up being ShoppingSpree, a show he created for [[ABCFamily The Family Channel]]; unlike just about every other show he produced (which ended up being so good, [[ShortRunner they got canned after the networks found out they were on the air]]), this one lasted for two seasons.

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He also worked on two Goodson revivals for first-run syndication: ''The New Price Is Right'' with Doug Davidson (1994-95), and a revival of ''Series/MatchGame'' hosted by Michael Burger (1998-99). His longest-running show ended up being ShoppingSpree, ''Series/ShoppingSpree'', a show he created for [[ABCFamily The Family Channel]]; unlike just about every other show he produced (which ended up being so good, [[ShortRunner they got canned after the networks found out they were on the air]]), this one lasted for two seasons.
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