Hello again, and welcome to another episode. I have 2 stories for you today.
* First off, this one comes to us from Entertainment Weekly. Leonard Stern, creator of the fill-in-the-blanks party game “Mad Libs”, has passed away at the age of 88. His game inspired a short-lived game show for The Disney Channel, and here it is (courtesy of YouTube).
You will be missed, Mr. Stern.
* Next, there’s something somewhat interesting on Facebook. Ludia has developed a “70’s Edition” of The Price is Right. It uses the old Showcase podiums, the old floorboard, and prizes from the 70s. Other than that, it’s the same game. Still has Rich Fields, still has the modern set for the pricing games, still has the $50,000 Punch-a-Bunch (sponsored by Proctor & Gamble)…… but here’s where it really gets disappointing.
They recorded over Johnny Olson’s original descriptions. I mean, what a ripoff! If you’re going to pull old footage from the show, it shouldn’t be modified more than what’s necessary. I’m disappointed in Ludia for this. All I can say is, at least they tried. What do you guys think?