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** The 1/2 Car was retired in Season 37.


** Interestingly, despite signs of budget problems, the Prize Puzzle is still a regular element on the show, currently offering a $6,000+ trip to the player who solves the puzzle. However, they stopped giving out the $50,000 cash award to Sony Rewards card holders in Season 29. In Season 30, they switched to awarding a flat $5,000 to Spin ID members.

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** Interestingly, despite signs of budget problems, the Prize Puzzle is still a regular element on the show, currently offering a $6,000+ $7,000+ trip to the player who solves the puzzle. However, they stopped giving out the $50,000 cash award to Sony Rewards card holders in Season 29. In Season 30, they switched to awarding a flat $5,000 to Spin ID members.


** The budget got slashed for the John Davidson-hosted revival in 1991. In place of 7-11 (convey seven words or phrases for $1,100) and the Mystery 7 (get all seven without the aid of a specific category for a nice prize), this version used cheaper rotating bonuses. The first game of each show had two Double Trouble categories worth $500 apiece (convey seven two-word phrases in 45 seconds) while the Tuesday and Thursday shows had Gamble for a Grand/Trip in the second half (decide whether to give up five seconds for the chance to win $1,000 or a trip). The rest of the week had no bonuses for the second half. Also, this run scrapped the $5,000 bonus for breaking a 21-21 tie.

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** The budget for the main game bonuses got slashed for the John Davidson-hosted revival in 1991. In place of 7-11 (convey seven words or phrases for $1,100) $1,100), the Tuesday and the Thursday shows had two Double Trouble categories (convey seven two-word phrases in 45 seconds, $500 per box). The Mystery 7 (get all seven without the aid of a specific category for a nice prize), this version used cheaper rotating bonuses. The first game of each show had two Double Trouble categories worth $500 apiece (convey seven two-word phrases in 45 seconds) while the Tuesday and Thursday shows had prize) was replaced by Gamble for a Grand/Trip in the second half Trip (decide whether to give up five seconds for the chance to win a cheap trip). Late in the first season, Gamble for a Grand (same as Gamble for a Trip, except $1,000 or a trip). The rest of the week had no bonuses for the second half.was at stake) permanently replaced 7-11. Also, this run scrapped the $5,000 bonus for breaking a 21-21 tie.

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* ''Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' was pretty obviously made on a low budget, as if the heavy usage of TalkingToHimself for the voice actors, with some exceptions such as John Ritter as the titular character, and the music score, which is comprised solely of syntheziers and an emulated clavinet, wasn't a big enough hint.


* Many UsefulNotes/{{Nollywood}} (the Nigerian film industry) movies, the first cinematographic industry in volume, are like this, and a lot of times it shows. This has led to a backlash called the ''New Nollywood'' movement, aiming to uplift the status of Nigerian cinema from a quantity-over-quality factory of lowbrow DirectToVideo fodder to a respectable industry able to keep up with those from industrialised nations. Some of these films, such as ''Film/TheFigurine'' and ''Film/TheWeddingParty'' avert this with more than decent production values, receiving critical acclaim overseas.

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* Many UsefulNotes/{{Nollywood}} (the Nigerian film industry) movies, the first cinematographic industry in volume, are like this, and a lot of times it shows. This has led to a backlash called the ''New Nollywood'' movement, aiming to uplift the status of Nigerian cinema from a quantity-over-quality factory of lowbrow DirectToVideo fodder to a respectable industry able to keep up with those from industrialised nations. Some of these films, such as ''Film/TheFigurine'' ''The Figurine'' and ''Film/TheWeddingParty'' ''The Wedding Party'' avert this with more than decent production values, receiving critical acclaim overseas.



* UsefulNotes/NewZealand-produced TV show ''Series/BackOfTheY'' made up for its ultra-low budget by taking pure RefugeInAudacity.

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* UsefulNotes/NewZealand-produced TV show ''Series/BackOfTheY'' ''Back Of The Y'' made up for its ultra-low budget by taking pure RefugeInAudacity.



* WebVideo/TheClaymationCompilation: You'd believe that a thirty second animation of one clayfigure walking has literally no budget(Claymation Trailer). This is lampshaded in the same short by the ''trailer'' itself.

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* WebVideo/TheClaymationCompilation: ''The Claymation Compilation'': You'd believe that a thirty second animation of one clayfigure walking has literally no budget(Claymation Trailer). This is lampshaded in the same short by the ''trailer'' itself.



* The ''WebVideo/BenMcYellow'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37r2XHm4cIo&list=PL9fGHMcRLx6gU9ZLieogw3HJTU9C53HAA series]] is this, [[NotHyperbole literally.]] No equipment of any kind was purchased for the production, and everything was filmed around the writer/star's house with his brother and ''two'' high school friends, which forced them to make the best, or rather, the [[StylisticSuck worst]] of what they had.

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* The ''WebVideo/BenMcYellow'' ''Ben [=McYellow=]'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37r2XHm4cIo&list=PL9fGHMcRLx6gU9ZLieogw3HJTU9C53HAA series]] is this, [[NotHyperbole literally.]] No equipment of any kind was purchased for the production, and everything was filmed around the writer/star's house with his brother and ''two'' high school friends, which forced them to make the best, or rather, the [[StylisticSuck worst]] of what they had.



* ''WesternAnimation/MightyMagiswords'' creator Kyle Carrozza admits the character designs for Nohyas and the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Mysterious Hooded Woman]] were chosen based on how cheap it was to animate them and that the budget restraints also led [[DescendedCreator him and]] [[Creator/GreyGriffin two]] [[Creator/EricBauza other]] voice actors to voice [[TalkingToHimself half of the show's cast]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/MightyMagiswords'' ''WebAnimation/MightyMagiswords'' creator Kyle Carrozza admits the character designs for Nohyas and the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Mysterious Hooded Woman]] were chosen based on how cheap it was to animate them and that the budget restraints also led [[DescendedCreator him and]] [[Creator/GreyGriffin two]] [[Creator/EricBauza other]] voice actors to voice [[TalkingToHimself half of the show's cast]].

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* Creator/{{Atlus}} was undergoing significant financial troubles during the development of ''VideoGame/Persona4''. This doesn't show too much during the actual game, but is more evident with the game's choice of platform (it's a UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game released in 2008) and internal data (the game is built as if it were a GameMod for ''VideoGame/Persona3'', complete with stacks of leftover assets from that game).


* Much like how an episode of an Anime costs less than an episode of a cartoon, the latter is made with a considerably smaller amount of money than an animated film.

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* Much like how an episode of an Anime Japanese production costs less than an episode of a cartoon, western one, the latter is made with a considerably smaller amount of money than an animated film.

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* ''Film/AngryVideoGameNerdTheMovie'' was produced for about $325,000, which certainly isn't pocket change for a crowd-funded indie movie. However, the film itself is massively ambitious given that budget, featuring a huge cast, many different locations, several major VFX sequences including a full-blown {{Kaiju}} rampage through downtown Las Vegas, and a major character portrayed entirely by Creator/JimHenson-style puppetry. Many of the props and sets have a homemade, ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''-esque quality to them because after paying the cast and crew, transportation fees, catering and other "normal" costs, there simply wasn't money left to do the "weird" stuff Hollywood-style.


* Most detractors of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' believe this to be one of the reasons why it continues to be renewed; as the use of stock materials and simple character designs with flash animation allows the show runners to produce episodes much faster and cheaper then with traditional methods.


* Averted with shows like ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', which are animated with StylisticSuck to give the impression that they were produced on smaller budgets than they actually were; otherwise played straight with their pitch pilots.
** The same can be said for ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones''



** Averted with season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', as the animation was heavily praised for [[AnimationBump surpassing that of the original]]. Being co-produced by Creator/CartoonNetwork certainly helped.


** As of Season 35, SPIN IDs are only put into play when the $10,000 Mystery Wedge is won.

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** As of Season 35, SPIN IDs [=IDs=] are only put into play when the $10,000 Mystery Wedge is won.


*** Speaking of the tournament, you ''also'' had to beat the Winner's Circle twice in one show to win. If no one succeeded, the contestant whose score was the highest merely ''had their score augumented'' to $100,000.

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*** Speaking of In the tournament, you ''also'' had to beat the Winner's Circle twice in one show to win. If no one succeeded, the contestant whose score was the highest merely ''had their score augumented'' to $100,000.


** One episode of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' had Creator/TheBBC run out of money. The credits were written on scraps of paper, and the heat turned off in the flat they were renting as a studio.

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** One episode of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' had Creator/TheBBC run out of money. The credits were written on scraps of paper, and the heat turned off in the flat they were renting as a studio. The "Mr Neutron Is Missing" episode ends with an announcer saying that the studio ran out of money, so instead of filming the ending, he's just going to tell everyone what would have happened in the final scenes. And then the episode ends before he could finish.


** The budget got slashed for the John Davidson-hosted revival in 1991. In place of 7-11 (convey seven words or phrases for $1,100) and the Mystery 7 (win a nice prize without the aid of a specific category), this version used different rotating bonuses. The first game of each show had two Double Trouble categories worth $500 apiece (convey seven two-word phrases in 45 seconds) while the Tuesday and Thursday shows had Gamble for a Grand/Trip in the second half (decide whether to give up five seconds for the chance to win $1,000 or a trip). Also, this version scrapped the $5,000 bonus for breaking a 21-21 tie.

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** The budget got slashed for the John Davidson-hosted revival in 1991. In place of 7-11 (convey seven words or phrases for $1,100) and the Mystery 7 (win a nice prize (get all seven without the aid of a specific category), category for a nice prize), this version used different cheaper rotating bonuses. The first game of each show had two Double Trouble categories worth $500 apiece (convey seven two-word phrases in 45 seconds) while the Tuesday and Thursday shows had Gamble for a Grand/Trip in the second half (decide whether to give up five seconds for the chance to win $1,000 or a trip). The rest of the week had no bonuses for the second half. Also, this version run scrapped the $5,000 bonus for breaking a 21-21 tie.


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** The GSN revival from 2012 had no main game bonuses.

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