Season 37 Pre-emptions and Anomalies Sept 19, 2019 19:13:18 GMT -5
Post by MarioGS on Sept 19, 2019 19:13:18 GMT -5
I just now realize that when she said "last year", she meant 2018, not last season. The special she was referring to was on May 31, 2018, and it was a regular game. Besides, considering how we saw stations behave towards the end of that famous run, I think any affiliate that would choose to drop J! for a local special during that time would have gotten an earful over the phone from Harry.
As for declining the swag...
One: It was likely stuff I already have anyway.
Two: I'm not accepting anything from someone who gives an impression that they hate Wheel of Fortune and its fans, unless they make things right. I told him I would not accept anything from WPVI until they give a reason for Wheel always being its first target for pre-emptions and always giving Jeopardy! better treatment despite its previous partnerships with Wheel. I was waiting for one of the three usual excuses: "Jeopardy! has more viewers", "Jeopardy! has continuity", or "Wheel's time slot has more eyeballs". Got no response since then.
Three: I'm in Connecticut. If I gave him my address to ship the stuff, obviously his first response would be, "If you live in Connecticut, why are you contacting a TV station from Philadelphia?". I thought about maybe giving the address to one of my South Jersey friends who's also a big fan, but he wasn't interested. He has a lot of Wheel swag as well.