History Website / GameShowGarbage

14th Jan '16 9:04:24 PM squadallahthistle
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** He also isn't too fond of Tim Puntillo as evidenced in his reviews of ''Who's Still Standing'' and ''Identity.''
3rd Dec '15 3:03:57 AM Gimere
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* ''The Neighbors'' (short-lived 1975-76 game hosted by Regis Philbin that was basically ''The Newlywed Game'' [-WITH NEIGHBORS!-] {note that the review is based on the pilot, as it was the only episode known to exist at the time; two episodes from the series have surfaced since then})
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* ''The Neighbors'' (short-lived 1975-76 game hosted by Regis Philbin that was basically ''The Newlywed Game'' ''Series/TheNewlywedGame'' [-WITH NEIGHBORS!-] {note that the review is based on the pilot, as it was the only episode known to exist at the time; two episodes from the series have surfaced since then})

* Fred's Futile Fast Money (a contestant's four pretty lame answers during an August 1976 ''Family Feud'')
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* Fred's Futile Fast Money (a contestant's four pretty lame answers during an August 1976 ''Family Feud'')''Series/FamilyFeud'')

* ''Born Lucky'' (1992-93 ''Shop 'Til You Drop'' knockoff that aired on the same network)
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* ''Born Lucky'' (1992-93 ''Shop 'Til You Drop'' ''Series/ShopTilYouDrop'' knockoff that aired on the same network)

* Megaword (Season 12 ''Wheel'' category that was pretty problematic and had a silly "bonus" attached, the only saving grace being Pat's snarkiness due to clearly hating it {confirmed by him in a 2014 episode when a player brought it up})
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* Megaword (Season 12 ''Wheel'' category that was pretty problematic and had a silly "bonus" attached, the only saving grace being Pat's snarkiness [[DeadpanSnarker snarkiness]] due to clearly hating it {confirmed by him in a 2014 episode when a player brought it up})
28th Oct '15 10:46:35 PM WarioBarker
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* ''Series/WhosStillStanding?'' (Video Induction)
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* ''Series/WhosStillStanding?'' ''Series/WhosStillStanding'' (Video Induction)
6th Oct '15 6:01:27 AM Gimere
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* ''Strip Poker'' (1999-2001 show hosted by Graham Elwood that mostly involved [{{Fanservice}} taking clothes off]]...and they couldn't even do ''that'' right, giving everyone so many layers that it's impossible to actually get naked)
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* ''Strip Poker'' (1999-2001 show hosted by Graham Elwood that mostly involved [{{Fanservice}} [[{{Fanservice}} taking clothes off]]...and they couldn't even do ''that'' right, giving everyone so many layers that it's impossible to actually get naked)
6th Oct '15 5:57:03 AM Gimere
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* ''Bamboozle'' (unsold 1986 Barris pilot hosted by Bob Hilton that was lawsuit-close to ''ToTellTheTruth'')
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* ''Bamboozle'' (unsold 1986 Barris pilot hosted by Bob Hilton that was lawsuit-close to ''ToTellTheTruth'')''Series/ToTellTheTruth'')

* ''SupermarketSweep''[='s=] Monster Squad (various "monsters" used during the Big Sweep in Season 1)
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* ''SupermarketSweep''[='s=] ''Series/SupermarketSweep''[='s=] Monster Squad (various "monsters" used during the Big Sweep in Season 1)

* ''Catchphrase'' Post-Roy Walker (five problems with the last few seasons of the original British version; part of "UK Month") * Bob Johnson's Big Money Turkey (1983 ''Family Fortunes'' bonus round where a contestant answered "Turkey" to three consecutive questions; end of "UK Month")
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* ''Catchphrase'' ''Series/CatchPhrase'' Post-Roy Walker (five problems with the last few seasons of the original British version; part of "UK Month") * Bob Johnson's Big Money Turkey (1983 ''Family Fortunes'' ''Series/FamilyFortunes'' bonus round where a contestant answered "Turkey" to three consecutive questions; end of "UK Month")

* The Regis Philbin & Kelly Ripa Puzzle (infamous early-2010 ''Wheel'' round where the contestants kept mispronouncing words when trying to solve - including one who messed up '''with the entire puzzle revealed'''!)
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* The Regis Philbin & Kelly Ripa Puzzle (infamous early-2010 ''Wheel'' round where the contestants kept mispronouncing words when trying to solve - including one who messed up '''with '''[[EpicFail with the entire puzzle revealed'''!)revealed]]'''!)

* ''SNL''[='s=] Phillips ''Family Feud'' Parody (2009 ''Saturday Night Live'' sketch that beats the whole "[=McKenzie=] Phillips had an affair with her father John!" thing into your head)
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* ''SNL''[='s=] Phillips ''Family Feud'' Parody (2009 ''Saturday Night Live'' sketch that beats the whole "[=McKenzie=] "Mackenzie Phillips had an affair with her father John!" thing into your head)

* The Worst of ''Hell's Kitchen'': Season 1 (compilation induction)
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* The Worst of ''Hell's Kitchen'': ''Series/HellsKitchen'': Season 1 (compilation induction)

* Mark Richards (host of ''Starcade'' for its first 23 episodes) * Blake Emmons (host of ''Chain Reaction'' for its first few months back in 1986; USA skipped his run when airing the show in the States) * Bob Elliot and Ray Goulding (hosts of ''The Name's the Same'' for a brief period in 1955)
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* Mark Richards (host of ''Starcade'' ''Series/{{Starcade}}'' for its first 23 episodes) * Blake Emmons (host of ''Chain Reaction'' ''Series/ChainReaction'' for its first few months back in 1986; USA skipped his run when airing the show in the States) * Bob Elliot and Ray Goulding (hosts of ''The Name's the Same'' ''Series/TheNamesTheSame'' for a brief period in 1955)

* ''Win, Lose or Draw'' Nintendo Game (the NES version by Hi-Tech Expressions, which...kinda sucks)
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* ''Win, Lose or Draw'' ''Series/WinLoseOrDraw'' Nintendo Game (the NES version by Hi-Tech Expressions, which...kinda sucks)

* ''Press Your Luck'' Wii Game (2010 attempt that consulted the fans...and '''still''' failed)
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* ''Press Your Luck'' ''Series/PressYourLuck'' Wii Game (2010 attempt that consulted the fans...and '''still''' failed)

* Brad Sherwood: ''TPIR'' Announcer (a '''really''' bad announcer during Season 39, after Rich was kicked out; part of "The Price Is WRONG Month")
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* Brad Sherwood: ''TPIR'' Announcer (a (another '''really''' bad announcer during Season 39, after Rich was kicked out; part of "The Price Is WRONG Month")

* ''Love Connection'': The 1998 Version (the one-season revival, hosted by Pat Bullard)
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* ''Love Connection'': ''Series/LoveConnection'': The 1998 Version (the one-season revival, hosted by Pat Bullard)

* Top Five Reasons Why ''Match Game'' 1998 Failed
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* Top Five Reasons Why ''Match Game'' ''Series/MatchGame'' 1998 Failed

* ''Think Fast'' (Video Induction; actual end of "Kids Month")
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* ''Think Fast'' ''Series/ThinkFast'' (Video Induction; actual end of "Kids Month")

* ''The $100,000 Pyramid'' DVD Game (contains just 15 games, and the scoring system makes no sense) * ''Strip Poker'' (1999-2001 show hosted by Graham Elwood that mostly involved taking clothes off...and they couldn't even do ''that'' right, giving everyone so many layers that it's impossible to actually get naked) * The Worst Answers from the TNA Wrestling Special (''Family Feud'', Harvey; Video Induction)
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* ''The ''[[Series/{{Pyramid}} The $100,000 Pyramid'' Pyramid]]'' DVD Game (contains just 15 games, and the scoring system makes no sense) * ''Strip Poker'' (1999-2001 show hosted by Graham Elwood that mostly involved [{{Fanservice}} taking clothes off...off]]...and they couldn't even do ''that'' right, giving everyone so many layers that it's impossible to actually get naked) * The Worst Answers from the [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} TNA Wrestling Wrestling]] Special (''Family Feud'', (''Series/FamilyFeud'', Harvey; Video Induction)

* ''Nickelodeon GUTS'' for SNES (16-bit adaptation that's ''way'' too hard for not only the demographic the game was going for, but even adults; Video Induction)
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* ''Nickelodeon GUTS'' ''Series/NickelodeonGUTS'' for SNES (16-bit adaptation that's ''way'' too hard for not only the demographic the game was going for, but even adults; Video Induction)
27th Sep '15 1:30:57 PM WarioBarker
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* ''Buzzr Password'' (Wayney Award winner, Internet; abbreviated version of the 1960s format with the only real negative being host Steve Zaragosa)
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* ''Buzzr Password'' Buzzr ''Password'' (Wayney Award winner, Internet; abbreviated version of the 1960s format with the only real negative being host Steve Zaragosa)

* #39: ''Prostars''
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* #39: ''Prostars''''Prostars'' * #40: ''Teen Titans GO!'' episode "Let's Get Serious" (which pretty much mocks fans of the classic ''Teen Titans'' cartoon and those of ''Young Justice'')

** Seidelman's OverlyLongScream whenever the host is revealed to be Pat Bullard. Also used when the host of ''Hidden Agenda'' was revealed to be Debi Gutierrez, and when the webmaster suggested Jack Wagner for a "The Price Is WRONG Month".
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** Seidelman's OverlyLongScream whenever the host is revealed to be Pat Bullard. Also used when the host of ''Hidden Agenda'' was revealed to be Debi Gutierrez, and when the webmaster Carl Chenier suggested Jack Wagner for a "The Price Is WRONG Month".

* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The review of ''There's Something About Miriam'' is less of a scripted review and more of a serious discussion of the show's failures with Jessica "Prizes" Brand, indicating the seriousness of the subject matter.
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The review induction of ''There's Something About Miriam'' is less of a scripted review and more of a serious discussion of the show's failures with Jessica "Prizes" Brand, indicating the seriousness of the subject matter.
27th Sep '15 1:27:41 PM WarioBarker
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The regular "Game Show Garbage" inductions will end sometime in Fall 2015.
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The regular "Game Show Garbage" inductions ended September 26, 2015, with the induction of ''The Briefcase''. According to the official Facebook page, each year going forward will end sometime in Fall 2015.have approximately 5-6 inductions, including the annual Wayney Award.

* ''Series/MillionSecondQuiz'', the 2013-14 Patrick Wayne Award winner (PortingDisaster of a game show adaptation from a mobile application game with the same name, more or less)
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* ''Series/MillionSecondQuiz'', the 2013-14 Patrick Wayne Award winner (PortingDisaster of a game show adaptation from a mobile application game with the same name, more or less)less; last text-based induction)

* ''TPIR''[='s=] Failed Pricing Games Of '78 (three games that were only used that year and were never seen on GSN - Finish Line, Shower Game, and Telephone Game; Video Induction)
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* ''TPIR''[='s=] Failed Pricing Games Of of '78 (three games that were only used that year and were never seen on GSN - Finish Line, Shower Game, and Telephone Game; Video Induction)

* ''Identity'' (Video Induction)
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* ''Identity'' (Video (short-lived NBC game show that had a lot of padding and stalling...and really shouldn't have been played for $500,000 or taken seriously, either; Video Induction)

* #208: ''Buzzr Password'' (Wayney Award winner, Internet) * #209: ''The Briefcase'' (Wayney Award winner, Television, last regular induction)
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* #208: ''Buzzr Password'' (Wayney Award winner, Internet) Internet; abbreviated version of the 1960s format with the only real negative being host Steve Zaragosa) * #209: ''The Briefcase'' (Wayney Award winner, Television, last regular induction)Television; exploitative game where two families in need receive $101,000 and decide whether to share none, some, or all of it with another family in need...unaware that said other family also received $101,000 and has the same choice {not to mention that the producers deliberately picked families with radically different political opinions to create drama and conflict})
25th Sep '15 6:20:40 PM SCBlue
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* #208: Wayney Award winner, Internet * #209: Wayney Award winner, Television (last regular induction)
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* #208: Wayney ''Buzzr Password'' (Wayney Award winner, Internet Internet) * #209: Wayney ''The Briefcase'' (Wayney Award winner, Television (last Television, last regular induction)
3rd Sep '15 7:40:02 PM Twentington
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The review of ''There's Something About Miriam'' is less of a scripted review and more of a serious discussion of the show's failures with Jessica "Prizes" Brand, indicating the seriousness of the subject matter.
3rd Sep '15 2:04:22 PM WarioBarker
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In 2014, the site expanded to add [[http://gameshowgarbage.com/tooncrap.html Tooncrap]] (a blog about terrible cartoons), [[http://gameshowgarbage.com/gsgmmtv.html Mediocre Music TV]] (a blog about music-based reality shows), and [[http://gameshowgarbage.com/vggindex.html Video Game Garbage]] (a blog about bad video games). The last two have fallen by the wayside, however.
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In 2014, the site expanded to add [[http://gameshowgarbage.com/tooncrap.html Tooncrap]] (a blog about terrible cartoons), [[http://gameshowgarbage.com/gsgmmtv.html Mediocre Music TV]] (a blog about music-based reality shows), and [[http://gameshowgarbage.com/vggindex.html Video Game Garbage]] (a blog about bad video games). The last two games)...although MMTV and V.G. Garbage have since fallen by the wayside, however. wayside.

In 2014, the site expanded to add [[http://gameshowgarbage.com/tooncrap.html Tooncrap]] (a blog about terrible cartoons), [[http://gameshowgarbage.com/gsgmmtv.html Mediocre Music TV]] (a blog about music-based reality shows), and [[http://gameshowgarbage.com/vggindex.html Video Game Garbage]] (a blog about bad video games). The last two have fallen by the wayside, however.

* ''Chains Of Love'' (short-lived UPN dating show where everybody was chained together)
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* ''Chains Of of Love'' (short-lived UPN dating show where everybody was chained together)together)

* Sang's ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' Sprint (an infamous 1985 Sprint with several mistakes and a time of 87 seconds)
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* Sang's ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' Sprint (an infamous 1985 Sprint with several mistakes and a final time of 87 seconds)'''87.0 seconds''')

* ''Hi Score'' (British show based around video games that was not only bad in every aspect but didn't actually ''play'' any video games until the end...which was a freeware game)
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* ''Hi Score'' (British show based around video games that was not only bad in every aspect but didn't actually ''play'' any video games until the end...which and ''that'' was a freeware game)game!)

* ''The Neighbors'' (short-lived 1975-76 game hosted by Regis Philbin that was basically ''The Newlywed Game'' [-WITH NEIGHBORS!-] {note that the review is based on the pilot, as it was the only episode known to exist at the time})
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* ''The Neighbors'' (short-lived 1975-76 game hosted by Regis Philbin that was basically ''The Newlywed Game'' [-WITH NEIGHBORS!-] {note that the review is based on the pilot, as it was the only episode known to exist at the time})time; two episodes from the series have surfaced since then})

* ''Monday Night Quarterback'' (unsold 1970 Creator/BobStewart pilot hosted by ex-football player Jerry Kramer that involved guessing the outcome of various plays)
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* ''Monday Night Quarterback'' (unsold 1970 Creator/BobStewart pilot hosted by ex-football player Jerry Kramer that involved guessing the outcome of various football plays)

* ''[[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Squares]]''[='=] Big Money Bonus Game (the overhauled bonus round used for most of the fourth Bergeron season {2001-02}, with no relevance to the rest of the show)
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* ''[[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Squares]]''[='=] Big Money Big-Money Bonus Game (the overhauled bonus round used for most of the fourth Bergeron season {2001-02}, with no relevance to the rest of the show)

* Jason's Selfish ''Series/FunHouse'' Run (1988 contestant who deliberately passed up several prize and cash tags to spend ''all but four seconds of the allotted'' '''two minutes''' in the House)
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* Jason's Selfish ''Series/FunHouse'' Run (1988 contestant who deliberately passed up several prize and cash tags to spend ''all but four seconds of the allotted'' allotted '''two minutes''' minutes''''' in the House)

* ''YoureInThePicture''
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* ''YoureInThePicture''''Series/YoureInThePicture''

* On The Spot (2003-05 ''Price'' pricing game that involved matching prices to prizes to get off the titular Spot; part of "The Price Is WRONG Month") * Jack Wagner (infamous early-2009 ''Price'' episode where far more focus was put on the guest than anything else, resulting in no games being won and a tasteless bit where Jack "flashes" Drew and the contestants; end of "The Price Is WRONG Month")
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* On The the Spot (2003-05 ''Price'' pricing game that involved matching prices to prizes to get off the titular Spot; part of "The Price Is WRONG Month") * Jack Wagner (infamous early-2009 ''Price'' episode where far more focus was put on the said guest than anything else, resulting in no games being won and a tasteless bit where Jack "flashes" Drew and the contestants; end of "The Price Is WRONG Month")Month")

* ''Series/TheDatingGame'' w/Brad Sherwood (the 1996-97 revamp, alongside a revamped ''Newlywed Game'') * ''[[Series/{{Temptation 2007}} Temptation: The New Sale Of The Century]]''
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* ''Series/TheDatingGame'' w/Brad with Brad Sherwood (the 1996-97 revamp, alongside a revamped ''Newlywed Game'') * ''[[Series/{{Temptation 2007}} Temptation: The New Sale Of The of the Century]]''

* ''Series/TheDatingGame'' w/Brad Sherwood (the 1996-97 revamp, alongside a revamped ''Newlywed Game'') * ''[[Series/{{Temptation 2007}} Temptation: The New Sale Of The Century]]''

* ''Family Feud''[='s=] 400 Point Format (the format used from 1984-85, with $400 as the goal and a fourth Single question)
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* ''Family Feud''[='s=] 400 Point Format (the format used from 1984-85, with $400 as the goal and a fourth Single question)question, leading to heavier editing and further emphasizing the show's age)

* ''Superstar USA'' ('''very''' infamous ''American Idol'' knockoff by TheWB that looked for the bad singers and told the good ones they sucked {among many other issues}; Second Place GSG "Create an Induction" Winner, written by Brian Henegar)
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* ''Superstar USA'' ('''very''' infamous ''American Idol'' knockoff by TheWB Creator/TheWB that looked for the bad singers and told the good ones they sucked {among many other issues}; Second Place GSG "Create an Induction" Winner, written by Brian Henegar)

* ''Superstar USA'' ('''very''' infamous ''American Idol'' knockoff by TheWB that looked for the bad singers and told the good ones they sucked {among many other issues}; Second Place GSG "Create an Induction" Winner, written by Brian Henegar)

* Rappin' Wink Martindale (GSN promo for Wink's return to the genre - ''Instant Recall'', a hidden-camera show with almost no game)
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* Rappin' Wink Martindale (GSN promo for Wink's return to the genre - ''Instant Recall'', a hidden-camera show with almost no game)game and hence very little Wink to speak of)

* ''ShopTilYouDrop'': Megastore Edition (the final two seasons, with an overhaul that left the show far less enjoyable to watch)
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* ''ShopTilYouDrop'': ''Series/ShopTilYouDrop'': Megastore Edition (the final two seasons, seasons {2003-05}, with an overhaul that left the show far less enjoyable to watch)

* On The Nose (1984-85 ''Price Is Right'' car game that relied on physical prowess; knowing the car's price did nothing but give you $1,000 and more chances to win)
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* On The the Nose (1984-85 ''Price Is Right'' car game that relied on physical prowess; knowing the car's price did nothing but give you $1,000 and more chances to win)

* On The Nose (1984-85 ''Price Is Right'' car game that relied on physical prowess; knowing the car's price did nothing but give you $1,000 and more chances to win)

* On The Nose (1984-85 ''Price Is Right'' car game that relied on physical prowess; knowing the car's price did nothing but give you $1,000 and more chances to win)

* ''Shopper's Bazaar'' (the original ''Wheel'' pilot, taped in 1973) * ''Name That Video'' (low-budget 2001 revival of ''Name That Tune'') * ''Extreme Gong'' (late-1990s ''Gong Show'' revival that insulted a then-popular fan group for not liking it) * ''Cop Out!'' (unsold 1972 Barris pilot)
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* ''Shopper's Bazaar'' (the original ''Wheel'' ''Wheel of Fortune'' pilot, taped in Fall 1973) * ''Name That Video'' (low-budget 2001 revival of ''Name That Tune'') ''Series/NameThatTune'') * ''Extreme Gong'' (late-1990s ''Gong Show'' revival of ''Series/TheGongShow'' that insulted a then-popular fan group for not liking it) it) * ''Cop Out!'' (unsold 1972 Chuck Barris pilot)

* ''Shopper's Bazaar'' (the original ''Wheel'' pilot, taped in 1973) * ''Name That Video'' (low-budget 2001 revival of ''Name That Tune'') * ''Extreme Gong'' (late-1990s ''Gong Show'' revival that insulted a then-popular fan group for not liking it) * ''Cop Out!'' (unsold 1972 Barris pilot)

* ''Off The Wall'' (short-lived Disney Channel game that was partnered with ''Mad Libs'' but was nowhere near as fun to watch; part of "Kids Month") * ''Thousand Dollar Bee'' (utterly '''abysmal''' show with no redeeming elements; end of "Kids Month")
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* ''Off The the Wall'' (short-lived Disney Channel game that was partnered with ''Mad Libs'' but was nowhere near as fun to watch; part of "Kids Month") * ''Thousand Dollar ''Thousand-Dollar Bee'' (utterly '''abysmal''' show from the Black Family Channel with almost no redeeming elements; end of "Kids Month")

* ''Dollar A Second'': The Unsold 1981 Pilot (Barris' attempt to revive another Jan Murray game of the 1950s)
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* ''Dollar A Second'': The Unsold 1981 Pilot (Barris' (Chuck Barris' attempt to revive another Jan Murray game of the 1950s)

* ''Dollar A Second'': The Unsold 1981 Pilot (Barris' attempt to revive another Jan Murray game of the 1950s)

* Top Five Reasons Why ''The New Price Is Right'' Failed (Video Induction)
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* Top Five Reasons Why ''The New Price Is Right'' Failed (Video (the 1994-95 series; Video Induction)

* ''Jeopardy'' Porno Parody (written by Mark "Cornshaq" Davis)
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* ''Jeopardy'' ''Jeopardy!'' Porno Parody (written by Mark "Cornshaq" Davis)

* ''Jeopardy'' Porno Parody (written by Mark "Cornshaq" Davis)

* ''Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich'' (2006-07 Ohio Lottery game show that replaced the long-running ''Cash Explosion''...and got replaced by the still-running ''Cash Explosion'')
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* ''Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich'' (2006-07 Ohio Lottery game show that replaced the long-running ''Cash Explosion''...and was so bad it got replaced by the still-running ''Cash Explosion'')

* ''Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich'' (2006-07 Ohio Lottery game show that replaced the long-running ''Cash Explosion''...and got replaced by the still-running ''Cash Explosion'')

* ''Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich'' (2006-07 Ohio Lottery game show that replaced the long-running ''Cash Explosion''...and got replaced by the still-running ''Cash Explosion'')

* ''Game Show In My Head'' (Video Induction)
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* ''Game Show In My Head'' (Video (''very'' short-lived 2009 CBS show that was basically ''You're On'' with an adult flair; Video Induction)

* ''Revenge of the Egghead'' (Video Induction)
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* ''Revenge of the Egghead'' (Video Induction)(2014 BBC Two show that ripped-off its parent show {''Eggheads''} and ''The Chase''; Video Induction, replacing the planned induction of ''Millionaire''[='s=] infamous Clock format)

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