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YMMV / Temptation (2007)

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  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: One of the several spoofs done by The Benny Hill Show of the original British Sale of the Century (itself pretty chintzy due to laws at the time) was a female-oriented version which used only male models and was overly obviously cheap. In other words, Benny Hill pretty much predicted the American Temptation. (Even weirder, both shows' rights are owned by Fremantle thanks to buyouts and mergers over the years.)
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The pitchfilm, as noted on the main tab, which used clips from the two pilots that had been taped on the Australian set in 2006. Not only did the set mislead (except for the revolving door), but none of the minigames used in both the pilots and series were seen in the pitch (although they were seen in series-debut promos) while one of the clips shown of the Australian version featured the real Fame Game. The pitch also concentrated on the shopping aspect, barely mentioning that there was even a game involved. In short, it was deceitful.
  • Lowest Common Denominator: The subject matter, usually in Knock-Off, Fame Game, and the "either/or" Speed Round. The Treasure Hunt-esque "mostly women as contestants" route seemed nonsensical, and the fact that the Idiot Ball hit considerably more often than it really should've was another sign that they were looking for dense contestants.
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  • Replacement Scrappy:
    • Rolonda Watts for any of the announcers.
    • Downplayed for Rossi Morreale himself - Game Show Garbage pointed out that "he had a sliver of a good host in him"; if anything, he was hamstrung by the lousy format, the show's overall pandering to women, and the crazy taping days. In this 2012 interview he noted that when he was a kid he would just love to stay home and watch game shows all day - including the Jim Perry version of Sale, making him somewhat of a Promoted Fanboy. Hell, he even namechecked original Sale host Jack Kelly (who hosted the now almost-entirely gone early 70s version that aired on NBC) in that interview.
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  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Compared to its predecessors.
  • What an Idiot!: A lot more of the contestants than there probably should've been.
    • One particularly egregious instance was the single-run episode aired April 1, 2008 - one player spent her lead of T$45 for a chance at an Instant Cash prize of $500 (the minimum)...and got $100. Not only did she lose the game, but she lost to the non-tied contestant — who won with T$35!


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