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YMMV: Whammy
Subjective Tropes for the Game Show Whammy!
  • Internet Backdraft: Woe betide the fool who claims the redesigned Whammy to be superior to the original Whammy of Press, no matter HOW impressively 3-D it may look compared to the original.
  • Just Here For The Whammies: The reason why some people watch.
  • Memetic Mutation: The show's title spawned a Running Gag of coming up with new "X! The All-New Y" titles, such as Bankrupt! The All-New Wheel of Fortune.
  • Moment Of Awesome:
    • James Larson, who appeared on the "Larson reunion" special and wiped the floor with the same opponents his brother Michael famously beat nearly 20 years earlier.
    • The one contestant who managed to win the car prior to the Tournament of Champions, although by that point the Big Board had several more Top Keys and Bottom Keys.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Most hatred stems from the round board, the presence of Double Whammies (which merely dumped objects onto the contestant in addition to adding a Whammy), and the overemphasis on prizes (over 100 of which were worth less than $300). There was also the fact that two pilots were made, one with Peter Tomarken and the other with Newton, and that the latter was picked over the former.
  • What an Idiot:
    • One contestant early in the run thought that losing her third Whammy on her very last spin was better than having a score of $2,000. Had she taken the money, she would have won.
    • "What type of vehicles are used in the legendary Tour de France?" A contestant rings in and says "SUVs."

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