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Friday, October 31, 2014

TPiRetro: A Tale of Two Syndies


"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."

Today, since that harsh mistress known as Real Life has interceded to keep Drew from a taping date and thus caused the cancellation of this year's Halloween Special, what I thought I'd do is finally address all those of reader requests for me to tackle a syndicated episode of Price from either the Dennis James, Tom Kennedy, Doug Davidson, or even the syndie seasons with Bob still at the helm.

In fact, I'm going to do two such shows for you on this day, one Kennedy and one Davidson. Just because I like you, and because this is something people have been asking me to do for years, ever since I made it known I was more than willing to tackle whatever vintage episodes I might have in my collection.

And so... let's hop in the DeLorean and travel back to the actual year that movie was released, 1985.  It's opening night for a brand new nighttime version of The Price is Right, one that hopes to capitalize on the breakout success Wheel of Fortune has been having as a syndicated series.  Let's see how it goes...

Episode #
Unknown
Airdate
9 September 1985
VTR
Unavailable
First Four
Betty, Elaine, Goergine, James
Lineup
R-L
Models
You know 'em, you love 'em: Holly Hallstrom, Dian Parkinson, Janice Pennington
Captions
"All New" (×2) "Tom Kennedy" (×2)—This would be the standard syndie intro
Tom Enters
Door #2

Johnny Olson dusts off his old pre-hour intro for this version, with suitable modifications:

"Here it is, all new! A show sparkling with excitement, because a fortune in fabulous prizes may be won tonight, if—The Price is Right!"

Followed, of course, by the usual ballyhoo and excitement associated with a Price intro, complete with Come On Downs as only the great Johnny O could do 'em. It's worth noting that this is actually billed as the premiere episode for this version of the show, and thus I've used that for the taping date. However, given the usual vagaries of television syndication in the 1980s, it's entirely possible not every station aired this particular episode on that date. YMMV. And if anyone can fill in some of the blanks as far as episode number and taping date for this show, I'd certainly be much appreciative. Same goes for the Davidson show that will soon follow.

Sir Thomas wastes no time in monologuing; he instead takes us right into our first IUFB:

The Kennedy syndie follows the traditional half-hour Price format; that is to say, three one-bid rounds and three Pricing Games, with the top two stage winners facing off in the Showcases. Just like it was before the mothership went to a full hour and debuted the Showcase Showdown.

1. Broyhill roll-top desk w/matching chair (HH)
(Train spotted already! Your engineer tonight is Jan)
James
Georgine
Elaine
Betty
800
875
925
926



$1260

We're in that period where they experimented with the dark-purple frames on Contestant's Row. It was probably done specifically for this version, but it made it to daytime as well, and both shows had reverted to the familiar green before the syndie met its end. I guess it was an experiment that didn't work? Too bad; I actually think it looked a bit more upscale, but that could just be my oddball æsthetic.

Tom leads Betty over to Door #2. Specifically, to the right of Door #2, which of course means one of two games—either Five Price Tags or Safe Crackers in the days before they just revealed it outright. This time, it's The Old Safe, slightly different from today's model, for a car van on top of that!:
1985 Plymouth Voyager (AT, 2.6L, sunscreen glass, rear window defroster, AC, bumper guards, CA emission, 20 gal fuel tank, AM/FM/cass, heavy-duty suspension, from Barish Chrysler-Plymouth; $15,139; JP)

(n.b.: This is actually the debut of the second-revision Safe Crackers think music, which at this time was used only on the syndie. The daytime show continued to use the Pink Panther theme for a few more years. I can only assume MGP was still willing to license the Mancini music for the CBS show, but there was a glitch in the syndie model that prevented it from jumping off-network)

(DP locks the safe)
Hitachi 9" AC/DC portable TV (HH): 0 8 3
3
0 8
8
3 0
0
8 3
OPEN
LOCK
$380
WIN!

That'd be a pretty impressive haul in Safe Crackers today, let alone 1985!

We get Johnny on camera for the next Come On Down, as well as a solution to the "problem" of the famous "CBS Eye" curtains in Studio 33, just in case this show is airing on an affiliate of a rival network; simple black drapes on the side walls of the studio. It actually adds to the "nighttime" feel of the show.
2. Tappan side-by-side refrigerator-freezer (HH, who makes it through this unscathed)
James
Georgine
Elaine
Claude
1100
1200
1201
1175



$1190

Even in '85, and even at half its current top value, people popped like popcorn for Plinko:

(DP with the goodies)
Sunbeam crocker fry pan
United Silver 7pc cookware set
Kiwi shoe grooming set
Oster 10-speed blender
9
1
9
7
5
6
4
2
WIN!
$71
$
WIN!
$57
$
2
6
$
WIN!
$47

Minor fashion disaster here, as Dian's wrist-fob-thing just kinda... gets in the way of the price reveals here. Nothing major, just mildly annoying for a viewer, like a fly in the projection room. It's all good.

Let's take those chips to the board and see what good Claude can do with these things...

Reminder: The big-money slot was only $5,000 at this point.

Chip #1:








$
1
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
5
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
1
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
100
TOTAL

Chip #2:






$


1
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
5
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
1
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1100
TOTAL

A little better. (And yes, the backlighting on the old board really is this hard to see under the studio lights...)

Note that I like Tom's style here—rather than just doing a play-by-play of where the chips fall, as Bob would do and as Drew sometimes does, Tom would actively cheerlead for the chip to change its direction while dropping. It's a little thing, but it adds to the game.

Chip #3:



$





1
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
5
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
1
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1100
TOTAL

That, of course, isn't good in any era of the show.

Last chance for the big bucks...

Chip #5:



$





1
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
5
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
1
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1100
WHAMMIED

Well... $1,100 isn't too bad for the era, but yeah. That just stunk.

Of course, with only three Pricing Games, there's no point in bringing up Leftover Island; at least one person would've been going there anyway.

3. My favorite brand of boat... Snark Sundancer sailboat (DP)
James
Georgine
Elaine
Elizabeth
850
851
852
795



$829

So, yeah, that happened back then too. XD

Off to the wubbulous world of Door #2 for some One Right Price: $1938
  1. Chromcraft 5pc dinette set (JP)
  2. Baker's rack of indeterminate origin (HH)

(JP brings out the titular prop)
Dinette set
Baker's rack

$1938
$1938
$1500
LOSS

As an aside, you can clearly tell in these older episodes they used a true Helvetica font for those price tags, not Arial. Helvetica numberforms are much more based on circles, not ovals. </typography_geek>

Showcases: Betty top winner, Claude runner-up. Because there's no Big Wheel to introduce an element of chance to who makes it this far, it goes without saying that Betty and Claude are the legitimate top winner and runner-up on this show.

We're about 22 years pre-Drew, but Claude's coming to us from Cleveland tonight... Cleveland, Tennessee, that is! ;^)

(As you know, I don't do my own bidding for retro recaps. I just let it go as it will.)

1. It's the Unthemed Furniture/Trip Special, and You Know What That Means for Showcase #2...
  • 7pc living room group (World Carpets 40 yd²; HH)
  • Skyway 5pc luggage set (DP)
  • Trip to Venice, Italy (7d, Hotel Metropole; JP)
Betty passes; Claude bids $6,000.

2. ...Yep, It's Skit Time! Let's Check In on What's Happening Over at Daphney's Dependable Diner...
...where Daphney (Holly) is dealing with some troublesome late-night customers. Seems that Rockwell Throckmorton (Johnny), when going to pay for his greasy meal and cup of lousy coffee, has discovered he suffers from an acute case of "Forgotmiwalletitis." Wife Rhonda (Dian) tries to pay off the couples' tab with...
  • Mikimoto cultured pearl necklace
Unfortunately, Daphney's is a cash-only establishment. That means it's dishwashing detail for our upper-crust dine-and-dashers, but Rockwell's not licked yet, as he tries to sweeten the pot with...
  • Mens' 14K gold quartz watch w/44 diamonds (.44ct total)
Admittedly, that turned Daphney's eye, but she still insists on cash on the barrel head. Rockwell makes his final pitch: He'll trade Daphney the whole diner in exchange for his car, conveniently driven through the front door by someone with a history of driving into doors his chauffeur (Janice)!
  • 1985 Lincoln Continental Town Car (302 engine, power steering, power brakes, AT, stereo cassette, leather interior, anti-theft device, deluxe wire wheel covers, CA emission)
And now, under new management, Daphney's Dependable Diner becomes Rocky & Rhonda's Ritzy Restaurant... but the coffee's still lousy. ^^;
Betty bids $26,500.

A $15,000 van in the opener, and a Lincoln Town Car in the Showcases. As you can tell, they were sparing no expense for nighttime, even with only half the available editorial content.

This is where the ticket plug went, incidentally. Actually on an art card rather than the Chyroned version so familiar to daytime viewers of the era, just send a self-addressed stamped gold bar (starry background optional) to:

TICKETS
"The Price is Right"
Nighttime
7800 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
90036
 

And now you know where the "floating in space" design for the '80s GPT came from...
Moment of Truth
Claude
Room/Trip
Betty
Car
Bid
6000
26500
ARP
$14,868
$28,278
Result
8868
1778

$2,465
Betty wins!
45057

No Chyron gimmicks, but we do get a closeup of Betty's grand total flashing on her Showcase podium. Let me translate that into 2014 dollars... Betty won the equivalent of $99,674 just then!

As i said... they were sparing no expense.

And another art card, this time of the show logo in shiny gold pseudo-3D, leads us into what tonight's Contestants Not Appearing on Stage (CNAoS in TPiRecap lingo) won: Jules Jurgensen ladies' watches, Vita Mix 3600 miracle kitchen appliances, Amelia Earhart Luggage (is that really a name you want to apply to luggage, which sometimes has a habit of "vanishing" on long connection flights?), Mr. Coffee coffeemakers, a 1wk rental from Rent-A-Wreck, and No Nonsense pantyhose... a veritable shower of promotional-consideration gifts. No wonder they don't do it anymore. ^^;

Oh, and Johnny has a most interesting little voiceover on the end credits here, one you've almost certainly never heard before on the daytime show. I'll quote him now with my emphasis: "Contestants were interviewed in advance and must meet elegibility requirements."

"Interviewed in advance," huh? That's certainly a breach of standard Price procedure, unless the "interviews" are referring to the standard "cattle call" stuff that goes on before a taping (where a producer goes up and down the line to see who seems to be the best/most lively candidate for Come On Down immortality). I don't have too many eps of this version, so I'll ask, was this pronouncement a "thing" for the Kennedy syndie or just an aberration?

So anyway, here's how that stacked up numberwise:
LEADER BOARD: 9 September 1985 (Syn)
Betty
$45,057
Claude

$2,465
Elizabeth


$829
Offered
$90,583
Won
$48,351
Pct.
53.38%
Bonus
Avg.
$8,059
Median
$2,465

Not too shabby for 1985, that's for sure. And Tom Kennedy was his usual outstanding self hosting, but did you expect anything less? My only complaint, if you can even call it that, is that he seemed to be in too much of a hurry sometimes, but I chalk that up to trying to cram so much into a half-hour more than any fault of his. Nature of the beast and all that.




































...oh, wait. I had another show to do, didn't I?

Of course, of course. So let's adjust our time circuits now for... well,
exactly twenty years ago today, Halloween 1994, and see what's brewing over on Doug Davidson's very different incarnation of our favorite show...
Episode #
Unknown
Airdate
31 October 1994
VTR
Unknown
Models
Julie Lynn Ciliani, Ferrari Farris, Lisa Stahl
Doug Enters
Door #2

Your announcer is Burton Richardson, who intones: "Get set, America... it's time to Come On Down! [Montage of clips of winners from Prices past, including this version's pilot] From Studio 33 in Hollywood, home of America's favorite games and the world's most fabulous prizes, it's The New Price is Right!" This closing bit is accompanied by a neat graphic showing prizes "morphing" into the Price logo.

It's The Price is Right... and yet it's not the same show we all know and love. For one thing, the set has been given an extremely slick "nighttime" makeover, with red curtains in the audience, a black shiny floor, and lots of muted pastels and marbleized textures all over the place, including the Big Doors. And perhaps most infamously, the Turntable has been exchanged for a 4×4 video wall. Your host, by the way, is well-known from his longtime role on The Young and the Restless, so yeah, they didn't just bring us models, they even brought a host once upon a time. Personally I think he did an okay job too, particularly given the shoes he had to fill... but, honestly? Drew's better.

Anyway, let's get this party started!

For the uninitiated: You will notice the lack of a First Four section in the above data box. This is because there aren't any First Four contestants... in fact, there's no Contestant's Row here at all. Instead, Burton Richardson calls our players individually, who immediately come on stage to play their Pricing Game. But, wait—there does seem to be a set of bidding displays, three in all, where you'd expect to find them in the audience pit. But with no one-bids, what could that be for? Stay with us, and all will be explained...

Contestant #1: Lisa

Any Number:
  1. Alan White chair & ottoman (JLC)
  2. 1994 BMW 318 coupe (AT, CA emission, other funny stuff; FF, LS; it's driven out a la Lucky $even)

Doug, after the first prize is revealed: "That's pretty exciting, huh? A newwww CHAIR!"

...Yeah, we can do better than that, can't we Burton?

Without the Turntable, Any Number is played at more or less center stage, in front of Door #3 with Doug and Lisa standing about where they'd be if we were playing Lucky $even.

Car
2
0
0
0
0
Chair
0
0
0
Piggy Bank
0.
0
0

Remember when BMWs were under $30K? Yeah, neither do I. ^^;;;

5: Car
Car
2
0
0
0
5
Chair
0
0
0
Piggy Bank
0.
0
0

0: Piggy Bank
Car
2
0
0
0
5
Chair
0
0
0
Piggy Bank
0.
0
0

That's not a good sign.

8: Chair
Car
2
0
0
0
5
Chair
0
0
8
Piggy Bank
0.
0
0

Only a marginal improvement.

2: Piggy Bank
Car
2
0
0
0
5
Chair
0
0
8
Piggy Bank
0.
0
2

And that really takes the wind out of our sails. C'mon, Lisa!

9: Car
Car
2
9
0
0
5
Chair
0
0
8
Piggy Bank
0.
0
2

Finally! But has she dug a hole too deep for herself?

Now, if this were the daytime show under Roger, or even today, the 1 would be utterly safe. They wouldn't pull a $1.02 Piggy Bank on a contestant. This version of the show, however, fell under the producing ægis of one Mr. Jay Wolpert, the original captain of the S.S. Price and someone noted for doing some pretty outlandish things within the game show genre... who's to say he wouldn't break that taboo too?

Only one way to find out...

7: Chair
Car
2
9
0
0
5
Chair
7
0
8
Piggy Bank
0.
0
2

I'm sticking to my guns here and saying the 1 is the safe call to make.

Doug: "It's a nice chair, but the BMW comes with four..."

3: Car
Car
2
9
3
0
5
Chair
7
0
8
Piggy Bank
0.
0
2

Well then.

Upon reflection, I'm wondering if that chair couldn't be $718 just as easily. Maybe 4 is better. The 6 wouldn't be unbelievable either, come to that. Oh, I just hate these situations...

Just pick a number and cross your fingers, Lisa.

6: Piggy Bank
Car
2
9
3
0
5
Chair
7
0
8
Piggy Bank
6.
0
2
"Win" $6.02
(Car: $29,315—I would've been right; Chair: $748)

Ouch. The passing of two decades does not dull the sting of a loss like that. >_<

Didn't really need to see the replay on that, but this was the nature of the '94 syndie commercial tosses. It does feel a tad like rubbing it in, in this case.

Contestant #2: Stanley

...who joins Dougie D over at Door #2 for some Switch?:

  1. Steelcase office desk w/chair (JLC)
  2. Data East WWF Royal Rumble pinball machine (LS)
As an aside, I always called the music cue that accompanies these prizes as the "Power Ranger Music," mostly because it does follow that "Go-Go-Power-Rangers" melody as a motif. It was one of the cues that was eventually rolled into the daytime package after TNPiR94 spun in, and it's one of the better ones from the syndie IMO.

Desk
Pinball
$3295
$2648

If that doesn't scream "SWITCH!" to you, I don't know what would...

Desk
Pinball
$3295
$2648
Stanley switches the prices...
$2648
$3295
$2648
$3295
WIN!

At this point, of course, since it was still relatively new, Switch? still used its original ARP reveal, with the camera focused solely on the left-hand prize (in this case, the desk). For this game it doesn't honestly matter (since we know what the other one will say regardless of the outcome), though I do prefer seeing both prices flipped at the same time.

One flash-cut to allow for a quick set rearrangement, and we get tonight's third and final stage player...

Contestant #3: Glenda

...Who is quite excitable to say the least. "Did we wake you up, by any chance?" quips Doug, inviting her to pinch him to prove she's not dreaming.

Shell Game:
Pair of Wet Jet Duo 200 water bikes ($9,790; FF, JLC)

Normally on this version, when Shelly was played, the table was wheeled out by two models to a position just in front of Door #2. Since we have two models involved in the prize display, however, this time we don't see the roll-in. I do like the look of Shelly being played in front of the prize to be won, however; it's a nice touch that only adds to the sideshow-game feel they were going for. Why this never caught on for the mothership, I... can probably guess (Bob!), but there's no such excuse for Mike to not try it now and see if it would still work.

Its placement also allows for an overhead shot of the game, which looks dynamite.


The game itself plays pretty much the same as always...
(LS has the goodies)
Igloo Kool Mate 36 cooler
Traxxs Rad2 offroad-buggy RC car
Bausch & Lomb Jason telescope
Variflex inine skates w/pads & helmet
$165
$220
$205
$160
LOWER
$130
HIGHER
$275
HIGHER
$247
LOWER
$114
Shell #2
NO CHIP
Shell #4
NO CHIP

Doug on prize #3: "Pretty good for viewing the neighobrs, I would bet..." Ooooh, that's not legal, Doug...
Shell #1
Shell #2
Shell #3
Shell #4

3
2
1

NO
NO
WIN!

Nice!

Seriously, Mike, at least think about playing Shell Game this way again. It couldn't hurt!

(Promotional consideration: Sue Bee honey / Smart Beat fat free cheese / Centrum Singles vitamins)

Well, we've had our three players... and I'll tell you right here and now, we only have one Showcase (but by the standards of 1994, it's a doozy). So how do we determine who goes on to play for that Showcase? Well, with a Showcase Showdown of course...

...but, wait! I don't see a Big Wheel anywhere in sight! And why are our three winners now in Contestant's Row? What's going on here? Is this Bizarro-World Price—play your game, then do an IUFB?

I'll tell you what's going on here—it's time to play The Price is WAS Right! It's TNPiR94's Showcase Showdown... well, it was for roughly the first half of its run. I'll explain the second half later.

In The Price WAS Right, Doug reveals a year, and then we see a classic TV commercial from that year advertising the product or item in question. It then falls to the three players to bid on that same item, Contestant's Row style, at the time that commercial was made. As always, whoever comes the closest without going over will win... well, nothing actually, except an all-expenses-paid trip to Showcaseland.

As always in a Showcase Showdown, contestants are arranged in order of winnings, with the top winner having the advantage of playing last. (They actually did get it right this time. There were a few instances during the syndie's run where they screwed up and put the contestants in the order they were called. Thankfully these were the exceptions to the rule. It also helps that on this occasion, the order they came on stage was also the correct worst-to-first order...)

So, let's do it:
1964: Chevrolet Corvair (in the streets of San Francisco no less)
<Lisa>
3500
<Stanley>
1100
<Glenda>
3600

$2197

(Very "Nineties" color scheme here, marbled pastels and gold accents. And it's kinda nice to see Eggcrate displays once again in the Row, however briefly. Oh, and since there were only three players, there was room to make the displays five-digit compliant.)

So Stanley wins, and will be playing for the Showcases in our final act.

Oh, and what I said about the "other" syndie Showcase Showdown? Well, after the show learned to its dismay that they hadn't leased enough vintage commercials for a full season of shows, the panic button was hit and the Big Wheel was quickly pressed into service for the first time off-network. It was played exactly the same way we're all familiar with. If TNPiR94 had been renewed for an additional run, it's not known if they would have returned to The Price WAS right or simply kept the wheel, though there does seem to be a belief that they were leaning more towards the latter.

Ticket plug goes here, the same address as always. Only this time with a phone number for additional convenience, the first time the show had done that IIRC.

Showcase: And now it's time to see if Stanley can reap the rewards... and they are substantial to say the least. Just to give you an idea, we have so far offered $45,814 on tonight's show... this Showcase could very easily double that mark. Indeed, Showcases on this show routinely fell into a range comparable to that Lincoln Town Car deal we just saw earlier in this post (and about nine years in the rearview mirror from this point).

While we're descrcibing tonight's Showcase, try and think about how Stanley's going to play for it solo. Then see if you're right. (No help from the savvy audience, please, and no scrolling down too fast...)

Showcase #1 (and Only): 1994 Price is Right Halloween Spook-Tacular
This Showcase contains everything you need to get good and scared, including models pulling faces into the camera while holding plane tickets...
  • Day pass to Universal Studios Hollywood for 4 (FF, LS)
    • Including, at the time, Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue (also starring the Universal Monsters)
      • Note that when I say "Beetlejuice," I mean the Michael Keaton character (and later cartoon), not the Howard Stern Wack Packer who was also named Beetlej—
      • ...
      • ...nice try. ;^P
...and while holding very badly-drawn VHS video covers (welcome to 1994)...
  • Universal's Dracula and Frankenstein (the original versions of each) on home video (FF, LS)
Well, so far things aren't too—OH MY GOD WHAT'S GOING ON UNHAND THOSE MODELS AT ONCE

Ahem. Dracula and the Monster (he gets testy if you call him by his creator's name) suddenly appear and carry off Ferrari and Lisa! The TVC security department's going above and beyond the call, I must say... Each ghoul carries his "friend" into their own doors, which open to reveal...
  • First, a trip to Zurich, Switzerland (6n, Hotel Zurich; Boris Karloff's stand-in)
    • Where Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, of course
  • Then, it's off to Transylvania (Tarom Airlines, 6n; Bela Lugosi's stunt double)
    • Including a tour of the castle allegedly belonging to Count Vlad Tepes Dracul
But we've saved the biggest scare of all for last...

"And this Showcase can be yours, if... nah, just kidding, here's a car!"
1994 Isuzu Rodeo (power steering, outside spare carrier, rear wipers, AC, carpeted mats, CA emission; JLC)

See, you thought he was only going to get those trips and some cheap videos... yeah, kinda lame, really. From Jay Wolpert I expect better. Still, it's the thought that counts...


Well, after all of that, what'd you think Stanley would have to do for that Showcase? Aussie-style (arrange everything from least to most expensive)? Card Game, maybe? Something completely different?

Stand on up, everyone who said "Range Game" and wasn't looking ahead (or knew already where this was going).

Yeah, it's Rangey. A suitably jazzed-up Rangey to be sure, but Rangey nonetheless. This time, the scale starts at $10K and goes up to $70K. During the break, Stanley selected a range at random, supposedly from between $3,000 and $10,000; today, he happened to draw $4,000, which isn't that great but there you go. (And I honestly feel as though this selection could and should have been shown on camera, but oh well. Anyway, it's classic Range Game goodness other than that bit (and the huge values in play).

Let's see where he stops it...

And the reveal...


Bam! Made it look easy.

Contestants Not Appearing on Stage Who Appeared on Stage but Didn't Make It to the End receive Reuge Music music boxen.

LEADER BOARD: 31 October 1994 (Syn)
Stanley
$40,281
Glenda

$10,167
Lisa


$6
Offered
$80,152
Won
$50,454
Pct.
62.95%
Bonus
Avg.
$8,409
Median
$10,167

During the credits, Doug, the models, and the Monsters have a grand old time helping Stanley celebrate.

And so, there you have it. Two syndie Price episodes, one of which is very appropriate for today. Granted it probably doesn't take the place of a full-blown Halloween special in the here and now, but sometimes you gotta play the hand that life deals you, and that's what we're doing now.

Back to normal on Monday, friends...

5 comments:

  1. Devin,this was a great surprise you pulled off for us on Halloween! I hope you recap more syndie episodes in the future.

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  2. That. Was. Awesome! Keep doing this whenever we have reruns, please! This was great!!

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  3. Devin: When Christmas week comes, can you do a special recap of the December 25, 1974 daytime TPIR episode when Dennis James guest hosted for Bob Barker?

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