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17th Nov '16 3:37:17 PM Asbduhas
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* One of the prizes offered on The Nostalgia Channel's game show ''Let's Go Back'' was a '''pet rock'''. No, seriously. Of course, this is coming from a game show whose TOP prize was $500. Website/GameShowGarbage suggested that host/producer Scott Sternberg propbably used most of the show's budget to get his mullet all perfectly quaffed.

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* One of the prizes offered on The Nostalgia Channel's game show ''Let's Go Back'' was a '''pet rock'''. No, seriously. Of course, this is coming from a game show whose TOP prize was $500. Website/GameShowGarbage suggested that host/producer Scott Sternberg propbably used most of the show's budget to get his mullet all perfectly quaffed.coifed.
21st Oct '16 5:46:26 PM thatother1dude
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* One of your rewards for killing a boss (by yourself or while helping another player) or invading and killing a player in ''Videogame/DemonsSouls'' is the restoring of your body. This means that your HP pool is increased, but also means that you become susceptible to invasions, and that dying will now influence the world you're in into becoming harder, potentially losing access to certain items or events altogether. Most people just return to the hub world and kill themselves upon achieving those objectives to be in soul form again.

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* One of your rewards for killing a boss (by yourself or while helping another player) or invading and killing a player in ''Videogame/DemonsSouls'' is the restoring of your body. This means that your HP pool is increased, but also means that you become susceptible to invasions, and that dying will now influence the world you're in into becoming harder, potentially losing access to certain items or events altogether. Most people just return to the hub world and kill themselves upon achieving those objectives to be in soul form again.again without affecting World Tendency.
2nd Oct '16 10:19:27 PM ElBuenCuate
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** Not actually and example, since that one is a Zonk (the broom is being promoted as a "high speed transport"). But due to the show having no age limit, there is still chance for someone to get a prize that may be cool for their family, but lame for themselves. Like an adult winning a bunch of toys, or a kid winning furniture.
16th Sep '16 9:42:05 AM KoopaKid17
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*** Played straight with the Secret Slime Action prize from Season 2 onwards. What would you rather have for seeing your favorite panelist get slimed: a mountain bike or a fisherman's hat?
** Also subverted on FOX's version of ''Family Double Dare'' and the first season of the Nickelodeon run in which the grand prize for winning the course was a brand new car.

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*** Played straight with the Secret Slime Action prize from Season 2 onwards. onward. What would you rather have win for seeing your favorite panelist get slimed: a mountain bike or a fisherman's hat?
** Also subverted on FOX's version of ''Family Double Dare'' and the first season of the Nickelodeon run in which the grand prize for winning the course was a brand new car.
hat?
16th Sep '16 9:31:21 AM KoopaKid17
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** Subverted in Season 1 of ''Series/FigureItOut'', where the prizes awarded for clearing Round 1 were old props and set pieces from shows like ''Series/AllThat'' and ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple''.

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** ''Series/FigureItOut'':
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Subverted in Season 1 of ''Series/FigureItOut'', 1, where the prizes awarded for clearing Round 1 were old props and set pieces from shows like ''Series/AllThat'' and ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple''.''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple''.
*** Played straight with the Secret Slime Action prize from Season 2 onwards. What would you rather have for seeing your favorite panelist get slimed: a mountain bike or a fisherman's hat?
14th Aug '16 6:19:32 PM Qamikace
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* One of your rewards for killing a boss (by yourself or while helping another player) or invading and killing a player in ''Videogame/DemonsSouls'' is the restoring of your body. This means that your HP pool is increased, but also means that you become susceptible to invasions, and that dying will now influence the world you're in into becoming harder, potentially losing access to certain items or events altogether. Most people just return to the hub world and kill themselves upon achieving those objectives to be in soul form again.
24th Jun '16 3:49:13 PM themisterfree
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** Similarly, ITV's other game shows- ''Series/CatchPhrase'', ''[[Series/{{Wipeout1988}} Wipeout]]'', ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury''- all were hamstrung by the IBA (ITV's governing body in that era) having imposed a winnings cap after the American quiz show scandals- until 1994 game shows could only give away 6,000 pounds worth of cash and/or prizes a week. As a result, compared to those series' American versions, the stakes were significantly cheaper, One adaptation of ''The Price Is Right'' had gotten in trouble over that (trying to stay closer to the American version and offering more lavish prizes) and they had to modify it rather quickly. [[Series/TheBennyHillShow Benny Hill]] mocked ''Sale'' a few times, and a few of those skits seemed to eerily presage the American ''Temptation'' (see below).

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** Similarly, ITV's other game shows- ''Series/CatchPhrase'', ''[[Series/{{Wipeout1988}} Wipeout]]'', ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury''- ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'', ''Series/StrikeItLucky''- all were hamstrung by the IBA (ITV's governing body in that era) having imposed a winnings cap after the American quiz show scandals- until 1994 game shows could only give away 6,000 pounds worth of cash and/or prizes a week. As a result, compared to those series' American versions, the stakes were significantly cheaper, One adaptation of ''The Price Is Right'' had gotten in trouble over that (trying to stay closer to the American version and offering more lavish prizes) and they had to modify it rather quickly. [[Series/TheBennyHillShow Benny Hill]] mocked ''Sale'' a few times, and a few of those skits seemed to eerily presage the American ''Temptation'' (see below).
14th Jun '16 6:51:30 PM Lirodon
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*** Any Number has three prizes: a car, a somewhat expensive item (such as a kitchen appliance), and the piggy bank (a cash prize below $10). The car is sought after for the big win while the other two prizes are met with disappointment since they are worth far less. The second prize fits this trope the best, since the piggy bank is basically {{lampshade|Hanging}}d to be a {{Zonk}} by the host[[note]](For example, Drew Carey has joked on a few occasions that the contestant who won the paltry cash prize could go out to eat after the show with the money from the bank that they won)[[/note]].

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*** Any Number has three prizes: a car, a somewhat expensive item (such as a kitchen appliance), and the piggy bank (a cash prize below $10).$10 formed by the remaining numbers, 0 through 9, that are not in the prices of the first two prizes). The car is sought after for the big win while the other two prizes are met with disappointment since they are worth far less. The second prize fits this trope the best, since the piggy bank is basically {{lampshade|Hanging}}d to be a {{Zonk}} by the host[[note]](For example, Drew Carey has joked on a few occasions that the contestant who won the paltry cash prize could go out to eat after the show with the money from the bank that they won)[[/note]].
14th Jun '16 6:50:10 PM Lirodon
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** The Switcheroo game has a car as the top prize to win and four lesser prizes the contestant could also win. More often than not, the contestant would miss out on the car and win something disappointing like a blender or a tape dispenser (basically anything $100 more or less).

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** The Switcheroo game has a car as the top prize to win and four lesser prizes the contestant could also win. win; the object of the game is to fill in a missing number in the price of each using a set of five numbered blocks, so the theoretical goal is to perform a process of elimination by filling in the small prizes first, so that the last number left is the one for the car. More often than not, the contestant would miss out on the car and win something disappointing like a blender or a tape dispenser (basically anything $100 under $99 more or less).
11th Jun '16 3:19:23 PM AsherTye
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*** Though to be fair those gameshows are geared towards kids and Ravioli and Moon Boots would appeal... just not to the parents who would then have to suffer through them as well.
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