History YMMV / PressYourLuck

1st Mar '18 2:10:22 PM WarioBarker
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* LifeImitatesArt: One Whammy animation introduced in March 1984 had a politician Whammy barking "If elected, I will raise your taxes!" A few months later at the Democratic Convention, Reagan's opponent Walter Mondale admitted he will raise taxes if elected as president, citing that Reagan would do so as well and not be honest about it. [[CurbStompBattle Mondale was beaten soundly on Election Day]].
* MagnificentBastard: Michael Larson, full stop. He figured out the patterns of the board, managed to win his way up to over one hundred thousand dollars in prizes, and left everyone else wondering how he'd done it.

to:

* LifeImitatesArt: One Whammy animation introduced in March 1984 had a politician Whammy barking "If elected, I will raise your taxes!" before getting a pie to the face. A few months later at the Democratic Convention, Reagan's opponent Walter Mondale admitted he will raise taxes if elected as president, citing that Reagan would do so as well and not be honest about it. [[CurbStompBattle Mondale was beaten soundly on Election Day]].
Day.]]
* MagnificentBastard: Michael Larson, full stop. He figured out that the patterns of Big Board had light patterns, memorized them, took the board, managed show to win his way up to the cleaners for over one hundred thousand dollars $100,000 in cash and prizes, and left nearly everyone else wondering how he'd done it.



* NeverLiveItDown: Michael Larson is best remembered for "cheating" during his miracle run, and many media sites and Website/YouTube videos place him on "Top Game Show Cheaters" lists. In actuality he was playing by the rules; he just paid very close attention to the light patterns the show used and took advantage of them not being as random as the show claimed.

to:

* NeverLiveItDown: Michael Larson is best remembered for "cheating" during his miracle run, and many media sites and Website/YouTube videos place him on "Top Game Show Cheaters" lists. In actuality actuality, he was playing by the rules; he just paid very close attention to the light patterns the show used and took advantage of them not being as random as the show claimed.



* {{Padding}}: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj41rOFnOHU one episode]], the contestants acquired only five spins overall: three from the questions and two from landing on "+ One Spin" squares. As a result, Peter spent the rest of the round explaining the special squares on the board. To prevent this from happening again, the rules were changed so, if contestants were struggling in a Question Round, A) Peter would be directed to use an easier stack of questions or B) the segment would simply be reshot with said easier stack.

to:

* {{Padding}}: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj41rOFnOHU one episode]], the contestants acquired only five spins overall: three from the questions and two from landing on "+ One Spin" squares. As a result, Peter spent the rest of the round explaining the special squares on the board. To prevent this from happening again, the rules were changed so, so that if contestants were struggling in a Question Round, A) Peter would be directed to use an easier stack of questions or B) the segment would simply be reshot with said easier stack.



### Having the Big Board cycle between three static layouts one with two Whammys, one with ''seven'' Whammys, and one with ''no'' Whammys (these are 4-5-0 in Round 2)...but as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stWeNJtafdM this trailer]] shows, it could've been a ''lot'' worse.

to:

### Having the Big Board cycle between three static layouts one with two Whammys, Whammies, one with ''seven'' Whammys, Whammies, and one with ''no'' Whammys Whammies (these are 4-5-0 in Round 2)...but as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stWeNJtafdM this trailer]] shows, it could've been a ''lot'' worse.



** Adding insult to injury was the UpdatedRerelease [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mrt1qq9ZoI for the PS3]] containing the actual theme, a looping board sound, and '''actual prizes''', not to mention a more faithful board layout.

to:

** Adding insult to injury was the UpdatedRerelease [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mrt1qq9ZoI for the PS3]] PlayStation 3]] containing the actual theme, a looping board sound, and '''actual prizes''', not to mention a more faithful board layout.



** The DS version, though it also contained the looping board sound, managed to be ''[[UpToEleven even worse]]''. There are only a few Whammy animations (none of which you can skip), the Big Board doesn't even have its usual space structure, and your reward for clearing all the "episodes" is a credit roll ''you can already access from the Options menu''!

to:

** The DS version, though it also contained the looping board sound, managed to be ''[[UpToEleven even worse]]''.worse]]'' than the Wii game. There are only a few Whammy animations (none of which you can skip), the Big Board doesn't even have its usual space structure, and your reward for clearing all the "episodes" is a credit roll ''you can already access from the Options menu''!



** From September 19 to December 20, 1983, the contestant buzzers were supported by spring coils that would break if slammed too hard...which happened on occasion, resulting in some editing. On December 21 of that same year, they changed the sticks that supported the buzzers. That didn't work, either, so the buzzers were completely redesigned on the February 14, 1984, episode to their more recognizable appearance.
--->'''Peter''' (''to Troy Garrison in the January 4, 1984, episode during Round 2, after Troy broke his buzzer, and putting it back together''): '''DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!'''

to:

** From September 19 to December 20, 1983, Originally, the contestant buzzers were supported by spring coils that would break if slammed too hard...which happened on occasion, resulting in some editing. On December 21 of that same year, 21, 1983, they changed the sticks that supported the buzzers. That didn't work, either, so the buzzers were completely redesigned on the February 14, 1984, 1984 episode to their more recognizable appearance.
--->'''Peter''' (''to Troy Garrison in the January 4, 1984, 1984 episode during Round 2, after Troy broke his buzzer, and putting it back together''): '''DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!'''



** The 2009 game used the pilot theme as, according to Ludia, Fremantle didn't have the master copy of the series' theme and forbade them from using the various full-length clean copies circulating on the Internet. To add further insult, the board sound used is the original one and plays for ''one second''. Oddly, the [=PS3=] version uses the series theme and a looping board sound.

to:

** The 2009 game used the pilot theme as, according to Ludia, Fremantle didn't have the master copy of the series' theme and forbade them from using the various full-length clean copies circulating on the Internet. To add further insult, the board sound used is the original one and plays for ''one second''. Oddly, the The later [=PS3=] version uses the series theme and a looping board sound.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: By early August 1985, the Big Board had settled into a respectable configuration for both rounds. During the final season, however, the Round 2 layout had various slides needlessly moved around while nearly the entire board was in flux, with values going up and down so often that the ultimate victim ended up being [[http://users.btes.tv/syoder/pylboard/articles/pac.html Pick-A-Corner]] the day the slides went neon was when the once-"fixed" directional square began breaking, as the values in the three other corners never remained static for very long and consistently conflicted with each other (including three layouts where players chose between ''identical values''); instead of correcting the problem, CBS simply replaced Pick-A-Corner on July 25, 1986, with a $1,000 + One Spin slide. [[note]](The space returned for ''Game Show Marathon'' in 2006, but remained broken.)[[/note]]

to:

* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: By early August 1985, the Big Board had settled into a respectable configuration for both rounds. During the final season, however, the Round 2 layout had various slides needlessly moved around while nearly the entire board was in flux, with values going up and down so often that the ultimate victim ended up being [[http://users.btes.tv/syoder/pylboard/articles/pac.html Pick-A-Corner]] the day the slides went neon was when the once-"fixed" directional square began breaking, as the values in the three other corners never remained static for very long and consistently conflicted with each other (including three layouts where players chose between ''identical values''); instead values''). Instead of correcting the problem, CBS Pick-A-Corner was simply replaced Pick-A-Corner on July 25, 1986, 1986 with a $1,000 + One Spin slide. [[note]](The space returned for ''Game Show Marathon'' in 2006, but remained broken.)[[/note]]



** 2009: The Ludia game's [[TooDumbToLive AI opponents]] who don't know what 6×4 equals. (It's 24.)

to:

** 2009: The Ludia game's [[TooDumbToLive AI opponents]] who don't know what 6×4 equals. (It's 24.)equals, or how many months are in a year.
5th Jan '18 8:10:34 PM NKgamer
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** "[[Music/TinaTurner Ahhhhhhhh!/Money!/It's everything!]]
5th Jan '18 6:00:35 PM Green_lantern40
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EarWorm:

to:

* EarWorm:EarWorm: The Whammies based on popular music acts of the era tended to feature these.


Added DiffLines:

** "[[Music/TheBeatles Ooooooooooh.../I'd love to take it back from you!]]"
** "[[Music/CyndiLauper I want money! I want money!/I want money!/CAAASH!/Hoo! Hoo!]]"
18th Aug '17 6:58:32 PM ZarbiNerada
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* EarWorm:
** "[[Music/CultureClub Who would ever hurt a Whammy?]][=/=][[TemptingFate Who would ever want]]--[[DropTheHammer OW]]!"
** "[[Music/TheSupremes All I need is cash/Give me all your money/Give back the money]]..."
29th Jul '17 7:06:31 PM Green_lantern40
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FunnyAneurysmMoment: One of the Whammy animations had the Whammy dive-bombing into the player's money with a biplane. Harder to watch after Tomarken, a pilot, was killed in a private plane crash in 2006.

to:

* FunnyAneurysmMoment: One of the Whammy animations had the Whammy dive-bombing into the player's money with a biplane. Harder to watch Funny at the time; decidedly less so after Peter Tomarken, who was also a pilot, was killed along with his wife in a private plane crash in 2006.
19th Jul '17 9:51:30 AM KoopaKid17
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NeverLiveItDown: Michael Larson is best remembered for "cheating" during his miracle run, although in actuality he was playing by the rules. He just paid very close attention to the light patterns the show used and took advantage of them not being as random as the show claimed. In spite of this, Larson consistently can be seen on "Top Game Show Cheaters" lists.

to:

* NeverLiveItDown: Michael Larson is best remembered for "cheating" during his miracle run, although in and many media sites and Website/YouTube videos place him on "Top Game Show Cheaters" lists. In actuality he was playing by the rules. He rules; he just paid very close attention to the light patterns the show used and took advantage of them not being as random as the show claimed. In spite of this, Larson consistently can be seen on "Top Game Show Cheaters" lists.claimed.
21st Mar '17 8:00:05 AM MisterVercetti
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Slides occasionally went dark, dim, or otherwise glitched out. On August 23, 1985, a slide actually ''blew up'', meaning that they had to stop taping and finish up that episode the next day.

to:

** Slides occasionally went dark, dim, got stuck, or otherwise glitched out.out, especially during the early episodes. On August 23, 1985, a slide actually ''blew up'', meaning that they had to stop taping and finish up that episode the next day.
18th Mar '17 10:00:08 AM KoopaKid17
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* LifeImitatesArt: One Whammy animations introduced in March 1984 had a politician Whammy barking "If elected, I will raise your taxes!" A few months later at the Democratic Convention, Reagan's opponent Walter Mondale admitted he will raise taxes if elected as president, citing that Reagan would do so as well and not be honest about it. [[CurbStompBattle Mondale was beaten soundly on Election Day]].

to:

* LifeImitatesArt: One Whammy animations animation introduced in March 1984 had a politician Whammy barking "If elected, I will raise your taxes!" A few months later at the Democratic Convention, Reagan's opponent Walter Mondale admitted he will raise taxes if elected as president, citing that Reagan would do so as well and not be honest about it. [[CurbStompBattle Mondale was beaten soundly on Election Day]].
18th Mar '17 9:59:46 AM KoopaKid17
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* LifeImitatesArt: One Whammy animation introduced in March 1984 had a politician Whammy barking "If elected, I will raise your taxes!" A few months later at the Democratic Convention, Reagan's opponent Walter Mondale admitted he will raise taxes if elected as president, citing that Reagan would do so as well and not be honest about it. [[CurbStompBattle Mondale was beaten soundly on Election Day]].

to:

* LifeImitatesArt: One Whammy animation animations introduced in March 1984 had a politician Whammy barking "If elected, I will raise your taxes!" A few months later at the Democratic Convention, Reagan's opponent Walter Mondale admitted he will raise taxes if elected as president, citing that Reagan would do so as well and not be honest about it. [[CurbStompBattle Mondale was beaten soundly on Election Day]].
18th Mar '17 9:55:33 AM KoopaKid17
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* LifeImitatesArt: One Whammy animation introduced in March 1984 had a politician Whammy barking "If elected, I will raise your taxes!" A few months later at the Democratic Convention, Reagan's opponent Walter Mondale admitted he will raise taxes if elected as president, citing that Reagan would do so as well and not be honest about it. [[CurbStompBattle Mondale was beaten soundly on Election Day]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 96. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.PressYourLuck