History Series / PressYourLuck

30th May '18 7:49:08 PM Mindhooked
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** Any time a contestant earned no spins at all in a single round. Three spins were earned by buzzing in with a correct answer, and after this, it went to multiple choice out of only three possible answers. Yet there were a total of three contestants over the years that managed this.

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** Any time a contestant earned no spins at all in a single round. Three spins were earned by buzzing in with a correct answer, and after this, it went to multiple choice out of only three possible answers.answers (or a 50/50 choice plus an ''obviously'' incorrect buzz-in answer). Yet there were a total of three contestants over the years that managed this.
27th May '18 9:52:41 AM Mindhooked
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* AmusingInjuries: Although losing all your money isn't fun, there are some animations of the Whammy getting injured in some way, and they are still fun to watch.
16th May '18 5:54:59 PM MoPete
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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: The "$2000 or Lose One Whammy" space can give you a safety net if you're close to Whammying out. Also, any passed spins (which must be played first) become earned spins (which can be passed) if the player with them hits a Whammy.
14th May '18 12:03:26 AM NKgamer
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*PieInTheFace: On two whammy animations this happened:
**One had a SleazyPolitician yell "If elected I will raise your taxes!" before the pie creamed him.
**The second one had Tammy Whammette singing like country star Tammy Wynette with the accompanying whammy playing guitar after introducing her "Ladies and gentlemen! Tammy Whamette!" he's promptly pied with Tammy looking surprised.
10th May '18 10:52:03 AM AnotherGuy
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* RefrainFromAssuming: The game show is ''Press Your Luck'', not ''Whammies''.
14th Apr '18 6:59:53 PM MrEightThreeOne
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: A case happened with Michael Larson's well-known exploitation; it was obvious he had memorized the two patterns that mattered the most, but since they happened to be for spaces that also gave you a spin in the second round, he could theoretically go forever...unfortunately, he didn't memorize any other patterns that led to any ''other'' safe space that guaranteed no extra spins, which meant he had to risk losing all of the money he had racked up in earlier rounds when he decided he was finally finished. [[spoiler:Mercifully, or unfortunately from the perspective of the staff, he ended up keeping it all.]]


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* DidntThinkThisThrough: A case happened with Michael Larson's well-known exploitation; it was obvious he had memorized the two patterns that mattered the most, but since they happened to be for spaces that also gave you a spin in the second round, he could theoretically go forever...unfortunately, he didn't memorize any other patterns that led to any ''other'' safe space that guaranteed no extra spins, which meant he had to risk losing all of the money he had racked up in earlier rounds when he decided he was finally finished. [[spoiler:Mercifully, or unfortunately from the perspective of the staff, he ended up keeping it all.]]
14th Apr '18 6:59:23 PM MrEightThreeOne
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: A case happened with Michael Larson's well-known exploitation; it was obvious he had memorized the two patterns that mattered the most, but since they happened to be for spaces that also gave you a spin in the second round, he could theoretically go forever...unfortunately, he didn't memorize any other patterns that led to any ''other'' safe space that guaranteed no extra spins, which meant he had to risk losing all of the money he had racked up in earlier rounds when he decided he was finally finished. [[spoiler:Mercifully, or unfortunately from the perspective of the staff, he ended up keeping it all.]]
24th Mar '18 8:39:40 AM ZarbiNerada
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* OffscreenCrash: Sometimes happened to the Whammy. The airplane one is HarsherInHindsight since Peter Tomarken died in a plane crash.


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* YankTheDogsChain: With three Whammies and a lot of passed spins (which you have to use up), you really rack up the bucks--and then when you're just that last passed spin away from being the champion, you Whammy out.
21st Mar '18 7:53:10 PM KoopaKid17
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* CirclingBirdies: One Whammy animation had the Whammy attempting to snap a photo of the contestant losing all the money. EpicFail ensued [[RunningGag as usual]], and the Whammy heard CirclingBirdies.

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* CirclingBirdies: One Happened in two Whammy animation animations.
** One had the Whammy skateboarding into a tree, accompanied by the tweets of birds.
** Another
had the Whammy attempting to snap a photo of the contestant losing all the money. EpicFail ensued [[RunningGag as usual]], and the Whammy heard CirclingBirdies.birds chirping.
2nd Feb '18 2:07:25 PM bitemytail
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* ConsolationPrize: In addition to the usual cache offered to losing contestants, the show had the occasional Home Viewer Sweepstakes, where, during the second round, the player in control during a pre-designated spin could win an identical prize for a home viewer. If the contestant hit a Whammy, the home viewer won $500 "courtesy of the Whammy", while the two other contestants received a "Whammy" T-shirt as a consolation gift.
** There was also consolation gift for some members of the studio audience. From October 19, 1983 to December 18, 1984, it was usually Skyway Luggage, and the plug occasionally appeared at the start of the last segment. Beginning with December 19, and to the end of the run, it was a different prize during Rod Roddy reading off the parting gifts.

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* ConsolationPrize: ConsolationPrize:
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In addition to the usual cache offered to losing contestants, the show had the occasional Home Viewer Sweepstakes, where, during the second round, the player in control during a pre-designated spin could win an identical prize for a home viewer. If the contestant hit a Whammy, the home viewer won $500 "courtesy of the Whammy", while the two other contestants received a "Whammy" T-shirt as a consolation gift.
** There was were also consolation gift gifts for some members of the studio audience. From October 19, 1983 to December 18, 1984, it was usually Skyway Luggage, and the plug occasionally appeared at the start of the last segment. Beginning with December 19, and to the end of the run, it was a different prize during Rod Roddy reading off the parting gifts.
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