History Series / PressYourLuck

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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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.
22nd Jan '18 11:17:10 PM Vahanisback
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** 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.
21st Jan '18 8:20:38 PM KoopaKid17
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* PressXToDie: One of the options presented early in Pick-A-Corner's life could have been a Whammy, although no contestant ever willingly picked that when given the choice.
6th Jan '18 8:32:04 PM nombretomado
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** A [[http://ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Press_Your_Luck British version]] helmed by Paul Coia ran on [[{{ITV}} HTV West]] from 1991-92. While the format was faithful, the budget was minimal the Big Board used ''points'', and the big winner received £200. The show was quickly kicked from primetime to Saturday afternoons, then Sunday afternoons.

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** A [[http://ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Press_Your_Luck British version]] helmed by Paul Coia ran on [[{{ITV}} [[Creator/{{ITV}} HTV West]] from 1991-92. While the format was faithful, the budget was minimal the Big Board used ''points'', and the big winner received £200. The show was quickly kicked from primetime to Saturday afternoons, then Sunday afternoons.
5th Jan '18 6:03:41 PM Green_lantern40
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Audience members would sometimes be seen dancing along to the music that accompanied certain Whammy animations, moat notably the Breakdancing Whammy.
19th Dec '17 4:47:28 PM ryanasaurus0077
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** "One more spin." Often as not, they Whammied.

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** "One more spin." Often as not, they Whammied. Lampshaded by Tomarken from time to time; he had a name for the Whammy that often ensued--the "one-more Whammy".
1st Dec '17 9:58:32 PM Vahanisback
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* HomeParticipationSweepstakes: The series held such event on an average of once every nine months (May 14-June 11, 1984; January 21-February 15, 1985; and October 21-November 22, 1985), as a gimmick to entice more viewers to watch the show. Normally, the way it worked was that for the next 20 episodes, three viewer-submitted postcards would be placed with each of the three contestants, and during the 2nd round, one of the spins would be the coveted Home Player Spin. If the contestant playing that spin drew that card, that was who he or she would be playing for. Up to $5,000 in cash alone could be won for that one lucky viewer. But if the contestant stopped at a Whammy, the viewer would get $500 instead. Those who didn't get their cards drawn got a Whammy T-Shirt.

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* HomeParticipationSweepstakes: The series held such event on an average of once every nine eight-nine months (May 14-June 11, 1984; January 21-February 15, 1985; and October 21-November 22, 1985), as a gimmick to entice more viewers to watch the show. Normally, the way it worked was that for the next 20 episodes, three viewer-submitted postcards would be placed with each of the three contestants, and during the 2nd round, one of the spins would be the coveted Home Player Spin. If the contestant playing that spin drew that card, that was who he or she would be playing for. Up to $5,000 in cash alone could be won for that one lucky viewer. But if the contestant stopped at a Whammy, the viewer would get $500 instead. Those who didn't get their cards drawn got a Whammy T-Shirt.
11th Nov '17 1:57:18 PM JMQwilleran
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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.
11th Nov '17 1:43:34 PM JMQwilleran
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* SplitScreen: When it was down to the final spin of the final player with spins still remaining, a splitscreen on the big board would show both that player and the player who would either be the winner if they whammied out, or who was in the lead if the player taking the spin wasn't in the lead. If they picked up an additional spin, then the splitscreen would continue into the next spin. Otherwise, the splitscreen would slide away to show only the contestant who had won. Also, the spinning contestant whammied, no whammy animation would be played; they would just clear away the splitscreen and go directly to the winner.
23rd Sep '17 2:24:00 PM ZarbiNerada
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* "One more spin." Often as not, they Whammied.

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* ** "One more spin." Often as not, they Whammied.


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* VaudevilleHook: Gets a tap-dancing Whammy that tries to get back onscreen.
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