History Trivia / PressYourLuck

14th Jul '16 10:36:24 PM Vahanisback
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: CBS moved it from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM on January 6, 1986 so they could debut a revival of ''Series/CardSharks''. Although the change was promoted in-show during the week of December 30, 1985, certain comments from here onward appear to indicate the show's staff knew their days were numbered - on more than a few episodes following the timeslot change, Peter urges viewers that if they like ''Press'', tell a friend. In another episode, coincidentally the day the Round 2 values plummeted...

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: CBS moved it from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM on January 6, 1986 so they could debut a revival of ''Series/CardSharks''.''Series/CardSharks'', and take the place of ''Series/BodyLanguage''. Tomarken stated that by the Fall of 1985, the contract for ''The Price is Right'', which aired immediately after ''Press'', was up for renewal, but the network was unable to pay Mark Goodson Productions the kind of money they wanted to continue ''Price'' on CBS. Goodson came up with the solution of taking over the 10:30 AM timeslot of ''Press''. Although the change was promoted in-show during the week of December 30, 1985, certain comments from here onward appear to indicate the show's staff knew their days were numbered - on more than a few episodes following the timeslot change, Peter urges viewers that if they like ''Press'', tell a friend. In another episode, coincidentally the day the Round 2 values plummeted...
4th Jul '16 4:37:03 PM KoopaKid17
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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: American Express filed a lawsuit against the show for using their likeness in one of the Whammy animations. Said animation was retired and edited out of future broadcasts.
2nd May '16 2:14:39 PM Vahanisback
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2nd May '16 2:14:27 PM Vahanisback
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!General trivia:
* The show taped anywhere from 10 to 12 episodes every other weekend, save for vacation time (5 for Saturday and 5 for Sunday, 5 for Saturday and 6 for Sunday, or 6 for Saturday and 6 for Sunday). This would often result in cosmetic changes being made during certain weeks of shows (I.E. Pick-A-Corner debuted on a Tuesday, board sounds #2 and #3 each debuted on a Wednesday, Add-A-One debuted on a Thursday, and the 10 position in both board rounds was updated on a Friday).
* The montage of Karen Martin was taken down in September 1984, because viewers complained to the show and CBS that starting that show with that woman yelling so loudly was annoying, though it did turn up a few more times.
* Occasionally, the light bulb on Peter Tomarken's podium would blink during a Q&A round. This was Peter's cue to go to the easier questions; the bulb would blink if the three contestants got a total of less than 10 spins by the 2nd or 3rd question.
* The Whammy animation library was updated on a seasonal basis (I.E. Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).
* Contrary to what TheOtherWiki says, Michael Larson's episode, which was split into #188A and #188B, was actually the fourth of a 5-show taping day on May 19, 1984. After 5 more episodes were taped the next day, the production crew investigated to see how Larson won $110,234. After finding out, they were changed for the next round of tapings in June, which began with the June 20 episode.

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* The show taped anywhere from 10 to 12 episodes every other weekend, save for vacation time (5 for Saturday and 5 for Sunday, 5 for Saturday and 6 for Sunday, or 6 for Saturday and 6 for Sunday). This would often result in cosmetic changes being made during certain weeks of shows (I.E. Pick-A-Corner debuted on a Tuesday, board sounds #2 and #3 each debuted on a Wednesday, Add-A-One debuted on a Thursday, and the 10 position in both board rounds was updated on a Friday).
* The montage of Karen Martin was taken down in September 1984, because viewers complained to the show and CBS that starting that show with that woman yelling so loudly was annoying, though it did turn up a few more times.
* Occasionally, the light bulb on Peter Tomarken's podium would blink during a Q&A round. This was Peter's cue to go to the easier questions; the bulb would blink if the three contestants got a total of less than 10 spins by the 2nd or 3rd question.
* The Whammy animation library was updated on a seasonal basis (I.E. Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).
* Contrary to what TheOtherWiki says, Michael Larson's episode, which was split into #188A and #188B, was actually the fourth of a 5-show taping day on May 19, 1984. After 5 more episodes were taped the next day, the production crew investigated to see how Larson won $110,234. After finding out, they were changed for the next round of tapings in June, which began with the June 20 episode.
27th Apr '16 5:42:41 AM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Peter Tomarken previously hosted the 13-week Creator/{{NBC}} game ''Series/HitMan'', which has been barred from airing since its 130 educational films were only licensed for '''one''' showing apiece. His next hosting gig after ''Press'' was cancelled was a ''Price Is Right/HSN/QVC'' hybrid called ''Series/BargainHunters'', which [[OldShame he quoted]] [[CreatorBacklash as]] "a piece of shit". He followed that with ''[[Series/{{Wipeout1988}} Wipeout]]'' and ''Series/{{Paranoia}}''.
** The Whammy was created and animated by Savage Steve Holland and Bill Kopp, both of whom later created ''EekTheCat''. Holland's resume as a director includes ''Better Off Dead'' and ''One Crazy Summer'', plus dozens of television shows including ''The New Adventures of Beans Baxter'', ''V.I.P.'', ''LizzieMcGuire'', and ''Series/BigTimeRush''. The voice was provided by ''Press'' franchise creator Bill Carruthers, with other staff members occasionally contributing.
** Among the show's contestants were a few famous names:
*** Randy West (September 29-30 and October 3, 1983), the first player to win a car and the second to retire undefeated (coincidentally, he was also the final champion on ''Hit Man''). Later became a well-respected GameShow announcer.
*** Ralph Strangis (May 28-29, 1985), later became play-by-play announcer for the Dallas Stars.
*** Sam Schmidt (January 2-4, 1985), later became an Indy driver and founded the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation.
*** Jennie Jones (January 28-30, 1985), changed her name to "Jenny" and helmed a long-running talk show.
*** Myke Horton (February 6, 1985), later became known as "[[Series/AmericanGladiators Gemini]]".
*** Steve Bryant (July 12 and 15-16, 1985), member of the Houston Oilers who became famous for not only his BigWordShout "No Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammies!", but for playing against the house on his second day.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Rod Roddy had previously announced on ''Soap'' and ''Hit Man''.
11th Apr '16 10:08:11 AM KoopaKid17
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* OldShame: Michael Larson's run was considered this for many years as the show refused to let his episodes aired. Bill Carruthers overruled the contestant coordinator's decision not to let him on and later said he would regret it for the rest of his life.

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* OldShame: Michael Larson's run was considered this for many years as the show refused to let his episodes aired.air. Bill Carruthers overruled the contestant coordinator's decision not to let him on and later said he would regret it for the rest of his life.
11th Apr '16 9:54:35 AM KoopaKid17
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* OldShame: Michael Larson's run was considered this for many years as the show refused to let his episodes aired. Bill Carruthers overruled the contestant coordinator's decision not to let him on and later said he would regret it for the rest of his life.
25th Mar '16 3:58:20 PM Vahanisback
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* Contrary to what TheOtherWiki says, Michael Larson's episode, which was split into #188A and #188B, was actually the fourth of a 5-show taping day on May 19, 1984. After 5 more episodes were taped the next day, the staff looked into the problem to see how Larson won over $110,234. After finding out, they were changed for the next round of tapings in June.

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* Contrary to what TheOtherWiki says, Michael Larson's episode, which was split into #188A and #188B, was actually the fourth of a 5-show taping day on May 19, 1984. After 5 more episodes were taped the next day, the staff looked into the problem production crew investigated to see how Larson won over $110,234. After finding out, they were changed for the next round of tapings in June. June, which began with the June 20 episode.
24th Mar '16 4:42:58 PM Vahanisback
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* Contrary to what TheOtherWiki says, Michael Larson's episode, which was split into #188A and #188B, was actually the fourth of a 5-show taping day on May 19, 1984. After 5 more episodes were taped the next day, the staff looked into the problem to see how Larson won over $110,234. After finding out, they were changed for the next round of tapings in June.
20th Feb '16 10:24:36 PM Vahanisback
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* The Whammy animation library was updated on a seasonal basis (I.E. Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)

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* The Whammy animation library was updated on a seasonal basis (I.E. Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)Summer).
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