History YMMV / MervGriffinsCrosswords

10th Jul '16 4:09:25 PM KoopaKid17
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* TheyJustDidntCare: Pretty much everything else on this page and the other tabs, especially the overall NoBudget feel and the "format hopscotch" three months in. When your HomeGame offers considerably larger payouts, and the viewers (and home games!) come up with better formats than the one you went with, you just fell into this trope...and technically, if you got here you probably knew the format sucked beforehand.
14th Apr '16 10:35:43 AM CorahsUncle
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** From a contestants-and-gameplay standpoint, the "BANANA"/"POOP" moments and the {{Epic Fail}}ure that was the "-$250" episode.

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** From a contestants-and-gameplay standpoint, the "BANANA"/"POOP" moments and the {{Epic Fail}}ure that was the "-$250" "−$250" episode.
14th Apr '16 10:30:42 AM KoopaKid17
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* ScrappyMechanic: The Spoilers. They were added to the game in the second round and could steal either of the two main contestant podiums with a correct answer. One Spoiler could do nothing for the entire game and win by ringing in on the last clue and stealing the leader's score. This happened at least once.
7th Jan '16 10:35:36 PM Gimere
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* HilariousInHindsight: Ho, boy.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Ho, Hoo, boy.



* WhatAnIdiot: Again, the staff took what was essentially a half-baked format and made '''45 WEEKS''' from it.
** From a contestants-and-gameplay standpoint, the "BANANA"/"POOP" moments and the EpicFail that was the "-$250" episode.

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* WhatAnIdiot: WhatAnIdiot:
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Again, the staff took what was essentially a half-baked format and made '''45 WEEKS''' from it.
** From a contestants-and-gameplay standpoint, the "BANANA"/"POOP" moments and the EpicFail {{Epic Fail}}ure that was the "-$250" episode.
30th Oct '15 5:42:35 PM Gimere
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** An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdxiEtuJI3Y official video]] posted on Website/YouTube to promote ''Crosswords'' had the staff and crew talking about how great the show was and anticipating a long run; at the end, the narrator stated that "''Crosswords'' is sure to achieve the elite status of Griffin's [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} other]] [[Series/WheelOfFortune two]] franchises, and become the third jewel of his triple crown!" No, seriously.

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** An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdxiEtuJI3Y official video]] posted on Website/YouTube to promote ''Crosswords'' had the staff and crew talking about how great the show was and anticipating a long run; at the end, the narrator stated that "''Crosswords'' is sure to achieve the elite status of Griffin's [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} other]] [[Series/WheelOfFortune two]] franchises, and become the third jewel of his triple crown!" [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer No, seriously.seriously]].
23rd Oct '15 4:34:15 PM Gimere
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** From a contestants-and-gameplay standpoint, the "BANANA"/"POOP" and "-$250" episodes.

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** From a contestants-and-gameplay standpoint, the "BANANA"/"POOP" moments and the EpicFail that was the "-$250" episodes.episode.
6th Aug '15 2:39:21 PM Gimere
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** Even its partner-in-suck ''{{Temptation|2007}}'' did two three-day tournaments and two celebrity specials...and the less said about '''that''' show in general, the better.

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** Even its partner-in-suck ''{{Temptation|2007}}'' ''[[Series/{{Temptation2007}} Temptation]]'' did two three-day tournaments and two celebrity specials...and the less said about '''that''' show in general, the better.
23rd Apr '15 1:56:48 AM WarioBarker
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** Arguably, the fact that several big-time game show contestants (such as Scott Hostetler, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMkVGtVQuSA Joe Van Ginkel]], Robert Wargo, and several former ''Jeopardy!'' players) appeared on the show.
10th Dec '13 3:35:42 PM WarioBarker
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** At least one billboard promoted the show as being "from the creator of ''Series/{{Monopoly}}''". [[SarcasmMode Because when you think]] MervGriffin, you think of that [[SarcasmMode mega-popular]] game that ran on Creator/{{ABC}}'s Saturday-night schedule for 12 shows in Summer 1990 '''after being in development for three years!'''
** An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdxiEtuJI3Y official video]] posted on Website/YouTube to promote ''Crosswords'' had the staff and crew talking about how great the show was and anticipating a long run; at the end, the narrator stated that "''Crosswords'' is sure to achieve the elite status of Griffin's [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} other]] [[WheelOfFortune two]] franchises, and become the third jewel of his triple crown!" No, seriously.

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** At least one billboard promoted the show as being "from the creator of ''Series/{{Monopoly}}''". [[SarcasmMode Because when you think]] MervGriffin, Creator/MervGriffin, you think of that [[SarcasmMode mega-popular]] game that ran on Creator/{{ABC}}'s Saturday-night schedule for 12 shows in Summer 1990 '''after being in development for three years!'''
** An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdxiEtuJI3Y official video]] posted on Website/YouTube to promote ''Crosswords'' had the staff and crew talking about how great the show was and anticipating a long run; at the end, the narrator stated that "''Crosswords'' is sure to achieve the elite status of Griffin's [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} other]] [[WheelOfFortune [[Series/WheelOfFortune two]] franchises, and become the third jewel of his triple crown!" No, seriously.



* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: ''Crosswords'' never tried any holiday-themed episodes, celebrity specials, or tournaments in at least a feeble attempt to change things up and maybe get slightly better ratings. It did nothing for Sweeps minus the removal of the Getaways on November 1 (a '''Thursday'''), and even that [[OutOfOrder didn't stick for very long]]. The only theme week they ever did; all contestants who played the week of February 4-8, 2008 were from Chicago. Even though Ty made a big deal of this, Chicago-themed clues in the games themselves were non-existant.
** Even its partner-in-suck ''[[{{Temptation 2007}} Temptation]]'' did two three-day tournaments and two celebrity specials...and the less said about '''that''' show in general, the better.

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* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: ''Crosswords'' never tried any holiday-themed episodes, celebrity specials, or tournaments in at least a feeble attempt to change things up and maybe get slightly better ratings. It did nothing for Sweeps minus the removal of the Getaways on November 1 (a '''Thursday'''), and even that [[OutOfOrder didn't stick for very long]]. The only theme week "special" kind of thing they ever did; all contestants who played really did was the week of February 4-8, 2008 2008, where all of the contestants were from Chicago. Even though Ty made a big deal of this, Chicago-themed clues in the games themselves were non-existant.
nonexistent.
** Even its partner-in-suck ''[[{{Temptation 2007}} Temptation]]'' ''{{Temptation|2007}}'' did two three-day tournaments and two celebrity specials...and the less said about '''that''' show in general, the better.



* TheyJustDidntCare: Pretty much everything else on this page and the other tabs, especially the overall NoBudget feel and the "format hopscotch" three months in. When your HomeGame offers considerably larger payouts, and the viewers (and home games!) come up with better formats than the one you went with, you just fell into this Trope...and technically, if you got here you probably knew the format sucked beforehand.

to:

* TheyJustDidntCare: Pretty much everything else on this page and the other tabs, especially the overall NoBudget feel and the "format hopscotch" three months in. When your HomeGame offers considerably larger payouts, and the viewers (and home games!) come up with better formats than the one you went with, you just fell into this Trope...trope...and technically, if you got here you probably knew the format sucked beforehand.
8th Dec '13 3:31:37 PM supersaver87
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* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: ''Crosswords'' never tried any holiday-themed episodes, celebrity specials, tournaments, or themed weeks in at least a feeble attempt to change things up and maybe get slightly better ratings. It did nothing for Sweeps minus the removal of the Getaways on November 1 (a '''Thursday'''), and even that [[OutOfOrder didn't stick for very long]].

to:

* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: ''Crosswords'' never tried any holiday-themed episodes, celebrity specials, tournaments, or themed weeks tournaments in at least a feeble attempt to change things up and maybe get slightly better ratings. It did nothing for Sweeps minus the removal of the Getaways on November 1 (a '''Thursday'''), and even that [[OutOfOrder didn't stick for very long]]. The only theme week they ever did; all contestants who played the week of February 4-8, 2008 were from Chicago. Even though Ty made a big deal of this, Chicago-themed clues in the games themselves were non-existant.
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