Post by wheelgenius on Dec 23, 2017 12:37:26 GMT -5
According to the "audio-only" videos of 1975 WOF posted on YouTube, and DailyMotion, Chuck mentioned that there's a $1000 space on the wheel in round 2. And in round 3, no mention of any TDV, or any changes. So, I have a theory that the round 2 layout, with two "Buy a Vowel", "Lose a Turn", and "Bankrupt" wedges remained the same in round 3. Could that be possible?
Actually, there's only one Lose A Turn wedge on the Wheel by that point. If you look at the January 6, 1975 Round 3 layout, you'll notice there's no $500 wedges on it. Compare that to the January 1976 Round 2 layout, and you'll notice that, by then, the second Bankrupt has replaced the second Lose A Turn, and a $500 has replaced the original location of the second Bankrupt (leading to there only being five cash wedges separating the two Bankrupts). Given that we hear $500 being hit in Round 3 in one of the 1975 shows, that means that change (eliminating the second Lose A Turn) has already happened by then. Not sure what that says for the Buy A Vowel wedges, but it's something.
Last Edit: Dec 23, 2017 17:03:04 GMT -5 by Bryce L.
Sorry for the double post, but my edit time ran out... also, in the episode that has the Speed-Up in it, we hear Chuck saying "come on, thousand" right before spinning, confirming $1,000 was still top value in Round 3.
Personally, my own theory is that 1) the elimination of the two-digit wedges (and thus, the minimum value on the Wheel becoming $100) 2) the addition of the second $500 wedge in Round 1 3) the increase of the TDV in Round 2 to $1,000 4) the removal of the second Lose A Turn 5) the option to put unspent money on a gift certificate 6) the increase of the house minimum for winning a round from $100 to $200 (assuming it wasn't $200 from Day 1)
all happened simultaneously.
Last Edit: Dec 23, 2017 17:16:39 GMT -5 by Bryce L.
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