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  • Hey, It's That Sound!: Not counting the classic game shows, since those used most if not all of their familiar sound effects...
    • Farkle used the Stopper noise from Scrabble for getting a Farkle, the Super Mario Bros. coin sound for removing dice from the board, the Price Is Right/CBS Television City "ding" for adding money to the Bank, and the Price/Television City buzzer as its buzzer.
    • The buzz-in sound on The G.R.I.D.D. was the one from Supermarket Sweep.
    • The "wrong answer"/"time out" buzzer on The Pokémon Game Show was the "illegal clue" sound from Password Plus and Super Password.
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    • Stop the Music used the Price/Television City buzzer as its buzzer, and the Price Penny Ante "button hit"/Joker's Wild Face the Devil "spin" sound as the clock set itself up.
    • The "correct pick" sound on Strikeout was the "correct number" sound from Price's Pathfinder game, followed by the Price/Television City ding.
    • All-Star Blitz: For the Blitz Bonanza randomizing, the "bouncing light" noise from another obscure Merrill Heatter show, 1989's The Last Word, was used, followed by the Press Your Luck buzz-in sound when the randomizer was stopped.
    • Would You Rather? also used the Last Word "bouncing light" noise for its randomizer.
    • Play Your Cards Right used the "Pick A Prize" sound from Whammy for the numerical answer to a survey. The same noise was also used as the "clue reveal" sound in All-Star Blitz.
  • Long-Runners: Nearly 20 years, barring a year-and-a-half hiatus in 2008-09. To put this into perspective, Greggo's Game Shows predates the American Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? by two months.
    • Just before a Password show at Zenkaikon 2014, Greggo made it clear just how long he wanted to do this:
      Greggo: By the way, this is my 15th year of doing game shows at anime conventions, so...hopefully we're good for 15 more and I will eventually be as old as Bob Barker and still doing this, so...that would be neat.
  • Recycled Set: Line 'em Up used the same game board as The Joker's Wild, as the latter had been retired when the former debuted in 2014.
    • Amusingly, the Yama-Con 2014 Line show had a stage setup with Greggo and the players on the left, Laugh Out Loud on the right, and the board in the center - essentially the same staging as the original Joker pilot from 1968 (which involved celebrities giving the questions).
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: He strangled a cat while drunk, resulting in the immediate end of Greggo's Game Shows for the forseeable future.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • As noted on the main page, The G.R.I.D.D. (later renamed The G.R.I.D.D. Invasion) was planned for the Anime Network in 2004. Progress had gotten as far as creating an art card for the second logo, drawing up the set that was to be used for the pilot, and composing two of the show's music cues.
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    • Adaptations of Remote Control and Idiotest were planned to debut at Tsubasacon 2015 before being removed from the lineup so Greggo could focus on brainstorming new ideas, having been inspired by Know Your Role.
    • A straight adaptation of Pointless was also planned, but never got past the survey stage. In early 2016, Greggo announced that a Pokémon-based version would be developed, and began to do surveys.
    • Generation Gap, a role-reversed take on Child's Play, was in development at one point but never got off the ground.
    • An adaptation of Whew! was announced in early 2018, but Greggo quickly decided against it after someone pointed out the limited amount of actual gameplay time in the format.
    • Greggo's Casino, an original game that was to be a mashup of TNN game show Top Card and the Snoop Dogg-hosted revival of The Joker's Wild, was in development prior to Greggo announcing his retirement in 2018.
  • Working Title: Ponyville Derby was initially called "The Pony Wheel", owing to its similarities to Wheel of Fortune (plus the fact it was using the puzzle board algorithm Greggo had created for Wheel years earlier).


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