Post by danderson400 on Jun 5, 2019 12:27:23 GMT -5
When did the mini-ads start on shows? The first non-announcer plugs that i remember, was for Blue Bonnet Margarine on reruns of game shows on USA Network in the early to mid-90s. I thought those ads looked dated to me.
Post by gameshwfn4ever on Jun 5, 2019 13:24:50 GMT -5
I may not be entirely accurate here but I remember as a kid in 1984 (and later on reruns through GSN), Tic Tac Dough and Joker's Wild would begin running their mini-ads. They consisted of Vlasic pickles, Liquid Plumr, Blue Bonnet (that you mentioned), Life Savers, and others. $100,000 Pyramid started theirs right when it premiered in 1985 so I think 1984 was the year they began but I may be off a year or two.
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Face the Music showed mini commercial for Polyglycoat in 1980. Tic and Joker started to use mini commercials for some fee plugs in the 1982-83 season, they would become more commonplace on those shows from 1983-86. Wheel syndicated showed mini commercials for fee plugs in the 1983-84 season, but didn't use them again until around 1996-97. Jeopardy in the first three Trebek years occasionally would show one or two on some days, but afterwards wouldn't use them again until 1996-97, at the same time WHeel started using them. $100K Pyramid used them, along with an unnamed announcer(not the one on the show) doing the fee plugs for normal fee plugs(not mini-commercials), but stopped using mini-commercials for fee plugs in the 1987-88 season. MId 80s syndicated reruns on Newlywed, Dating, and Treasure Hunt 70s and 1981 would use updated fee plugs that were some mini-commercial fee plugs and some not mini-commercial fee plugs(I don't remember who read the announcer-read fee plugs), and another announcer said "Promotional consideration provided by" at the beginning and at the end they said "now back to (host) and (name of show). I think the announcer might have been TOny Mcclay ,who stood in for Johnny Jacobs on Treasure Hunt in 1981. $100K Name that Tune in 1984, Anything for MOney, Break the Bank 1985, Headline Chasers, Strike it Rich 1986, Jackpot 1989, and Talkabout are among the other 80s syndicated game shows that used some mini commercials for fee plugs.
Post by ivoryface86 on Jun 5, 2019 17:32:51 GMT -5
Have you seen Sale of the Century lately Danny? That show also used 10-second ads. From what I remember seeing the Supermarket Sweep reruns on Lifetime, Lifetime began replacing actual fee plugs and its actual fee plug listing with the 10-second ads including a 10-second ad for Nutri-Nail and BreathAsure with George Kennedy.
Just the Syndicated Feud had an Eastern Airline plug, and for the Syndicated Combs Feud, a Holiday Inn text notice was used in lieu of the "Recorded at CBS Television City".
Feud used to pay hotel and airline fees for some families in the Dawson and presumably COmbs era, which is possibly why the Eastern Airlines plug showed up on Dawson Feud and the Holiday Inn LA plug showed up on Combs Feud. Dawson in particular would mention on air sometimes when a family was from out of town that the show paid for their plane and hotel. The first Goodson syndicated show to have mini commercials for fee plugs was Feud 1994(TPIR 1994 syndicated had Burton R. reading the plugs). Some of the non mini-commercials were read by an unnamed female announcer.
Post by crazyfordax on Jul 22, 2019 0:57:52 GMT -5
Just like with soap operas game shows used to start with sponsorship plugs like for example they would say "Press Your Luck is brought to you today by Tide" and they would sometimes show the commercials in mini remixed versions. But with game show fee plugs they are still used today. Take for example Regis Philbin's version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire was first sponsored by McDonald's and ABC had a bunch of fee plugs for McDonald's but if you watched the Chris Harrison version of Millionaire they used to have sponsorship plugs for Las Vegas hotels but the fee plugs were always for Geico or Ensure. Supermarket Sweep was also a huge user of fee plugs and they used to have fee plugs for Spencer's clothing for children and Hoover and Jose Eber Shampoo. But if you watch Family Feud you'll see that the biggest fee plug is for Comfort Inn because Comfort Inn provides hotel rooms for Family Feud contestants. But in game shows today fee plugs should make a comeback because they are an amazing way to promote a product on game shows
Post by danderson400 on Aug 6, 2019 6:32:58 GMT -5
The most awkward fee plugs i saw- were in syndie SOTC from 1985-1986, where instead of running the audio on the pre-taped fee plugs, they had Jay Stewart read the script of the spot-- a Hersey's spot comes to mind, and it seemed so awkward. The Pyramid ones i remember were for Blue Bonnet Margarine, and also Slenderalls(all from USA reruns.)
The announcer didn't read the end of show fee plugs on $100K Pyramid until the 1987-88 season. When the fee plug in the first two seasons was not a mini commercial, another announcer, a male voice who is unknown, read the plug. Those same fee plugs were used in the first season of the New Chain Reaction on USA. Johnny Gilbert voiced a few mini-commercials in the early days of Trebek J! and on Headline Chasers
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