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michael99000
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February 21st, 2014 at 7:46:03 PM permalink
I'm a huge fan of game shows, specifically 80's game shows. The "improbable occurrences in a casino" thread brought to mind a few game show winning moments that seemed very improbable. The link below is one of my favorites, I actually remember watching it when it aired. It's not for a great deal of money but her getting the right answer given the clues was pretty amazing.


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jfk_GT3DD9E
gpac1377
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February 21st, 2014 at 8:18:43 PM permalink
That's a good one, thanks. Keep them coming.

I have a 1982 example from The Price Is Right. In the showcase round, the winner is the contestant who bids closer to the price of her own showcase, without going over. If the winner's bid is within $100, she wins both showcases.

Joining the episode at 39:40, Patricia has already bid on showcase #1, but the audience believes she has gone over. Catherine has just seen showcase #2 and will now bid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r489mQSFKx4#t=39m40s
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February 21st, 2014 at 8:35:14 PM permalink
Long one, but here's a win that only seemed improbable:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFEBCve-3Cw

"Big money, big money, no Whammy...and....STOP!!!!"

(My favorite game show ever)
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Ibeatyouraces
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February 21st, 2014 at 8:40:24 PM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
michael99000
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February 21st, 2014 at 8:54:34 PM permalink
A run of cards on Card Sharks that's almost hard to believe...

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6z8IK4dj_uY
gpac1377
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February 21st, 2014 at 9:09:21 PM permalink
Before his stint on Card Sharks, Bob Eubanks hosted Dream House. This is from the 1984 final episode, joined at 1:30:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4KWY3QHtnA#t=01m30s

I calculate the odds at 1-in-24.
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tringlomane
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February 21st, 2014 at 9:53:37 PM permalink
Quote: michael99000

A run of cards on Card Sharks that's almost hard to believe...

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6z8IK4dj_uY



Awesome. I am a bigger fan of Jim Perry though. Love "Sale of the Century" too.

Quote: gpac1377

That's a good one, thanks. Keep them coming.

I have a 1982 example from The Price Is Right. In the showcase round, the winner is the contestant who bids closer to the price of her own showcase, without going over. If the winner's bid is within $100, she wins both showcases.

Joining the episode at 39:40, Patricia has already bid on showcase #1, but the audience believes she has gone over. Catherine has just seen showcase #2 and will now bid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r489mQSFKx4#t=39m40s



Also great. And even better if you watch the whole show. The winner got screwed over by her showcase opponent in game #3. The winner was in contestants' row the whole time til she won the last game. She lost her pricing game and won with a meh spin as the first player to get into the showcase.
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February 21st, 2014 at 10:12:33 PM permalink
perfect bid and a bad beat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMFFGFmn20k
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tringlomane
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February 21st, 2014 at 11:00:23 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

perfect bid and a bad beat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMFFGFmn20k



I have read up on that more. Pretty sure Drew thinks he cheated. But they never proved it. He read it with zero excitement too. In the past few months I saw an over by $5. That was rough.
AxiomOfChoice
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February 21st, 2014 at 11:26:43 PM permalink
Quote: michael99000

A run of cards on Card Sharks that's almost hard to believe...

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6z8IK4dj_uY



What a waste of $3k.

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