History Memes / GameShow

8th Sep '16 11:26:49 PM Twentington
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** Megaword. [[labelnote:Explanation]]A notorious category used for about six months in the 1994-95 season; the puzzle would be a vocabulary word, and the contestant would get $1,000 bonus cash for using the word in a sentence. The category was a target of mockery by Pat during its lifespan, and both fans and contestants alike hated it for its extreme difficulty, most notoriously when the puzzle was OXIDIZED, leading to a ridiculous number of wrong letters and a round that dragged on for nearly six minutes.[[/labelnote]]
13th Apr '16 7:37:35 PM CorahsUncle
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* [[Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire "Is that your final answer?"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]CatchPhrase from ''Who Wants To Be a Millionaire'' to ensure that the contestant is actually going for the answer s/he has said.[[/labelnote]]

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* [[Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire "Is that your final answer?"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]CatchPhrase from ''Who Wants To to Be a Millionaire'' to ensure that the contestant is actually going for the answer s/he has said.[[/labelnote]]



* [[Series/TheGenerationGame]] spawned an entire generation's worth of memes, many of which were CatchPhrases of Creator/BruceForsyth:
** "Nice to see you, to see you..." "[[AudienceParticipation NI]][[PhraseCatcher CE!]]" [[/labelnote:Explanation]]Brucie's iconic introductory CatchPhrase, one of the most famous in British TV history; though he's also used it in just about everything else he's presented since, this show was where it originated.[[/labelnote]]

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* [[Series/TheGenerationGame]] ''Series/TheGenerationGame'' spawned an entire generation's worth of memes, many of which were CatchPhrases {{catch phrase}}s of Creator/BruceForsyth:
** "Nice to see you, to see you..." "[[AudienceParticipation NI]][[PhraseCatcher CE!]]" [[/labelnote:Explanation]]Brucie's [[labelnote:Explanation]]Brucie's iconic introductory CatchPhrase, one of the most famous in British TV history; though he's also used it in just about everything else he's presented since, this show was where it originated.[[/labelnote]]
13th Apr '16 7:26:57 PM F1Krazy
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* [[Series/TheGenerationGame]] spawned an entire generation's worth of memes, many of which were CatchPhrases of Creator/BruceForsyth:
** "Nice to see you, to see you..." "[[AudienceParticipation NI]][[PhraseCatcher CE!]]" [[/labelnote:Explanation]]Brucie's iconic introductory CatchPhrase, one of the most famous in British TV history; though he's also used it in just about everything else he's presented since, this show was where it originated.[[/labelnote]]
*** The "Thinker" pose.[[labelnote:Explanation]]Brucie would also make this pose, imitating Rodin's famous statue, at the start of every episode. There are most likely still people who [[WeirdAlEffect think Bruce came up with the pose himself and aren't aware of the statue's existence]].[[/labelnote]]
** "Didn't he do well?" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Said by Forsyth after each contestant's run.[[/labelnote]]
** "Good game, good game!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Another CatchPhrase that Fosyth would say after a contestant's run.[[/labelnote]]
** "Let's have a look at the old scoreboard." [[labelnote:Explanation]]Said by Forsyth whenever the scoreboard was about to be shown.[[/labelnote]]
** "...a cuddly toy!" ''[audience cheers]'' [[labelnote:Explanation]]In the final round, the winner would get to watch a series of prizes roll past on a conveyor belt, and was then given a set amount of time to recall as many as they could; anything they named, they won. One of the prizes was ''always'' a cuddly toy, and it quickly became one of the most iconic objects in British game show history.[[/labelnote]]
* ''Series/PlayYourCardsRight'', the British version of ''Card Sharks'', also presented by Bruce Forsyth:
** "What do points make?" "[[AudienceParticipation PRI]][[PhraseCatcher ZES]]!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Brucie's succinct explanation of the rules.[[/labelnote]]
** "Higher! Higher!" "Lower! Lower!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]The game revolved around trying to guess whether the next card to be revealed would be higher or lower in value than the previous one, so inevitably, the audience would end up shouting this.[[/labelnote]]
8th Feb '16 5:27:04 PM Twentington
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* "We'll be back in two and two."[[labelnoote:Explanation]]Chuck Woolery's CatchPhrase when throwing to commercial on ''Series/LoveConnection'', referencing the then-standard commercial break length of two minutes and two seconds, complete with a two-fingered hand gesture. Woolery also did this on ''Series/{{Lingo}}'' and ''Series/{{Scrabble}}''.[[/labelnote]]

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* "We'll be back in two and two."[[labelnoote:Explanation]]Chuck "[[labelnote:Explanation]]Chuck Woolery's CatchPhrase when throwing to commercial on ''Series/LoveConnection'', referencing the then-standard commercial break length of two minutes and two seconds, complete with a two-fingered hand gesture. Woolery also did this on ''Series/{{Lingo}}'' and ''Series/{{Scrabble}}''.[[/labelnote]]
8th Feb '16 5:26:20 PM Twentington
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* "We'll be back in two and two."[[labelnoote:Explanation]]Chuck Woolery's throw to commercial on ''Series/LoveConnection'', referencing the then-standard commercial break length of two minutes and two seconds, complete with a two-fingered hand gesture. Woolery later did this on ''Series/{{Lingo}}'' as well.[[/labelnote]]

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* "We'll be back in two and two."[[labelnoote:Explanation]]Chuck Woolery's throw CatchPhrase when throwing to commercial on ''Series/LoveConnection'', referencing the then-standard commercial break length of two minutes and two seconds, complete with a two-fingered hand gesture. Woolery later also did this on ''Series/{{Lingo}}'' as well.and ''Series/{{Scrabble}}''.[[/labelnote]]
8th Feb '16 5:25:35 PM Twentington
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* "We'll be back in two and two."[[labelnoote:Explanation]]Chuck Woolery's throw to commercial on ''Series/LoveConnection'', referencing the then-standard commercial break length of two minutes and two seconds, complete with a two-fingered hand gesture. Woolery later did this on ''Series/{{Lingo}}'' as well.[[/labelnote]]
5th Nov '15 11:03:28 PM Twentington
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** "'''''Who said anything about a horse?!?'''''"[[labelnote:Explanation]]Pat's similar reaction to a 2014 episode that played out similarly to the above when the contestants guessed "Riding a white horse" and "Riding a brown horse" early in the round; the correct response was SEEING A BUDDY MOVIE.[[/labelnote]]
18th Aug '15 9:08:54 AM Gimere
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* But if you do, chances are you'll hear Patrick Wayne tell you that "YOUUUUUUUUUUUU WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN!" If not, that's okay, "Just cause you're divorced doesn't mean you can't have fun, riiiiiiiiiiiight?" [[labelnote:Explanation]]From the 1990 revival of ''Series/TicTacDough'', a couple choice quotes from host Patrick Wayne, another LargeHam of a host whose name often crops up when bad game show hosts are mentioned. The latter is from the run's Divorced Couples Week.[[/labelnote]]

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* But if you do, chances are you'll hear Patrick Wayne tell you that "YOUUUUUUUUUUUU WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN!" "[[NoIndoorVoice YOUUUUUUUUUUUU WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN!]]" If not, that's okay, "Just cause you're divorced doesn't mean you can't have fun, riiiiiiiiiiiight?" [[labelnote:Explanation]]From the 1990 revival of ''Series/TicTacDough'', a couple choice quotes from host Patrick Wayne, another LargeHam of a host whose name often crops up when bad game show hosts are mentioned. The latter is from the run's Divorced Couples Week.[[/labelnote]]



* ''Series/TwentyOne'' was RRRRRRRRRRRIGGED! [[labelnote:Explanation]]Early meme dating from the newsgroup alt.tv.game-shows, referring to the quiz show scandals of the late 1950s. While ''Twenty One'' was a big offender, this also applied to ''Series/TicTacDough'', ''The $64,000 Question'', and the smoking gun itself ''Dotto''.[[/labelnote]]

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* ''Series/TwentyOne'' was RRRRRRRRRRRIGGED! [[labelnote:Explanation]]Early meme dating from the newsgroup alt.tv.game-shows, referring to the quiz show scandals of the late 1950s. While ''Twenty One'' was a big offender, this also applied to ''Series/TicTacDough'', ''The $64,000 Question'', and the smoking gun itself ''Dotto''.''Series/{{Dotto}}''.[[/labelnote]]



** What? You didn't know any of this? I bet you didn't know that Woolery left ''[[Series/WheelOfFortune Wheel]]''.[[labelnote:Explanation]]A popular way of saying that a piece of game show news is old. The reference is to former ''Wheel of Fortune'' host Chuck Woolery, who left on Christmas Day 1981.[[/labelnote]]

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** What? You didn't know any of this? I bet you didn't know that Woolery left ''[[Series/WheelOfFortune Wheel]]''.[[labelnote:Explanation]]A popular way of saying that a piece of game show news is old. The reference is to former ''Wheel of Fortune'' ''Wheel'' host Chuck Woolery, who left on Christmas Day 1981.[[/labelnote]]



* [[Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire "Is that your final answer?"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]CatchPhrase from ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' to ensure that the contestant is actually going for the answer s/he has said.[[/labelnote]]

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* [[Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire "Is that your final answer?"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]CatchPhrase from ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' ''Who Wants To Be a Millionaire'' to ensure that the contestant is actually going for the answer s/he has said.[[/labelnote]]



** Circle/X gets the square! [[labelnote:Explanation]]Often said by the hosts when a contestant correctly agrees/disagrees with a celebrity. It is also often used in real life as a sarcastic retort to a blatantly obvious statement.[[/labelnote]]

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** Circle/X gets the square! [[labelnote:Explanation]]Often said by the hosts when a contestant correctly agrees/disagrees with a celebrity. It is also often used in real life as a sarcastic retort to a [[CaptainObvious blatantly obvious statement.statement]].[[/labelnote]]



* BRING ON THE WALL! [[labelnote:Explanation]]CatchPhrase on ''Series/HoleInTheWall'', where contestants must contort their bodies to fit through holes made in an AdvancingWallOfDoom.[[/labelnote]]

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* BRING ON THE WALL! [[labelnote:Explanation]]CatchPhrase on ''Series/HoleInTheWall'', ''Hole In The Wall'', where contestants must contort their bodies to fit through holes made in an AdvancingWallOfDoom.[[/labelnote]]



* "Dumb Dora was ''so dumb...''" "HOW DUMB WAS SHE?" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Although the "X was so Y..." "How Y was X?" construct originated with JohnnyCarson, ''Series/MatchGame'' help popularize it whenever the show had a question about "Dumb Dora" or any other personality made up for the show's humorous fill-in-the-blank questions. The "How Y was X?" portion was usually asked by both the celebrity panel and audience, and host Gene Rayburn would typically rate their performance (e.g., "You blew it").[[/labelnote]]

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* "Dumb Dora was ''so dumb...''" "HOW DUMB WAS SHE?" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Although the "X was so Y..." "How Y was X?" construct originated with JohnnyCarson, [[Series/TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]], ''Series/MatchGame'' help popularize it whenever the show had a question about "Dumb Dora" or any other personality made up for the show's humorous fill-in-the-blank questions. The "How Y was X?" portion was usually asked by both the celebrity panel and audience, and host Gene Rayburn would typically rate their performance (e.g., "You blew it").[[/labelnote]]



* "Not a match; the board goes back." [[labelnote:Explanation]]Hugh Downs often said this on ''Series/{{Concentration}}'' when a contestant's chosen numbers did not have the same prize behind them. DavidLetterman helped get this phrase here, as he says it occasionally when a joke falls flat.[[/labelnote]]

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* "Not a match; the board goes back." [[labelnote:Explanation]]Hugh Downs often said this on ''Series/{{Concentration}}'' when a contestant's chosen numbers did not have the same prize behind them. DavidLetterman Creator/DavidLetterman helped get this phrase here, as he says it occasionally when a joke falls flat.[[/labelnote]]



* ''Series/AllStarBlitz'', hobba hum hobba heeba humba. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The only circulating version of that show's theme is a very surreal remix with a lot of {{scatting}}, which was apparently used for only one week. The sheer bizarreness of this remix is quite well known.[[/labelnote]]

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* ''Series/AllStarBlitz'', hobba hum hobba heeba humba. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The only circulating version of that show's theme is a [[SurrealThemeTune very surreal remix remix]] with a lot of {{scatting}}, which was apparently used for only one week. The sheer bizarreness of this remix is quite well known.[[/labelnote]]
23rd May '15 2:07:29 AM Gimere
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* ''Series/FamilyFeud'': Richard Karn wants you to know that because he feels like a meme, he's going to [[Series/FamilyFeud DOUBLE THE POINTS]]!!!!!!!! [[labelnote:Explanation]]Karn's LargeHam explanation of the Double round, where the value of each survey answer is doubled, always followed by audience applause. He did the same thing with "triple the points" in the Triple round.[[/labelnote]]

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* ''Series/FamilyFeud'': Richard Karn wants you to know that because he feels like a meme, he's going to [[Series/FamilyFeud [[NoIndoorVoice DOUBLE THE POINTS]]!!!!!!!! [[labelnote:Explanation]]Karn's LargeHam explanation of the Double round, where the value of each survey answer is doubled, always followed by audience applause. He did the same thing with "triple the points" in the Triple round.[[/labelnote]]
3rd Dec '14 12:41:13 PM nombretomado
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* [[Series/TheDatingGame I have a question for Bachelor #2...]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]From ''TheDatingGame'', in which a bachelorette inquires three mystery bachelors before deciding which one she wants to date.[[/labelnote]]

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* [[Series/TheDatingGame I have a question for Bachelor #2...]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]From ''TheDatingGame'', ''Series/TheDatingGame'', in which a bachelorette inquires three mystery bachelors before deciding which one she wants to date.[[/labelnote]]
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