ABC was reborn this Sunday night Supermarket layout, organized SNL vet Leslie Jones. Did the latest version of the popular game show ring in your registry?
According to at least the latest versions of the show (I do not remember what far back, children), Supermarket Swayyyyyyyyp! takes three teams of two participants, conducts them with product tests / calls, with which they can add seconds to their “watch”, and then releases them on the Big Scan through the supermarket. (Depending on the total number of seconds accumulated by each team, the start time of Big Sweep is distributed ̵1; this means, among other things, that the first pair of gates gets the first crack on the most expensive items. If they know what they are doing.)
To refresh the memory of #BeforeTimes, after watching one episode of the ABC revival, I wrote a 1994 episode by David Ruprecht in one of his famous high-profile sweaters. And although this edition and the new one are clearly identical in structure, here are some differences that stood out to me:
* Now each team chooses a “name” (for example, “Sugar in the team”) that they need to explain. (Speaking of which, as with many today’s game show, the casting department here is focused on Over. . From above.)
* Previously, game quizzes were often based on product name scramblers, using the most basic graphics on the screen. Now you also get very modern challenges, such as product identification based on its dating app profile. There is also a logo identification game that leaves Jones on the path to such a sparkling game as “Okay, there’s a yellow circle…”.
* No part of the new edition (at least until now) is a scurrying game where team players face each other on the podium and “collect” the product name one letter at a time, based on $ 100,000 Pyramid-like tips.
* Large-scale still includes set bonus items worth big bucks … inflatable boats that are awkward when pressing the basket, but are worth mysterious sums … and stop-sucking time that requires smart watch management. (Then it could be a self-service station; now it’s a flower stand run by a comically unfortunate clerk).
* Just as David Ruprecht encouraged teams to complete his own small personal shopping list, Jones does the same.
* Obviously, a potential payout date is currently at stake many more. In 1994, you may have won $ 5,000. Here, the team that wins the Big Defeat can easily win $ 25,000 in the Super Sweep bonus round (now five tips against three), although then they dare to risk everything in the second or even third round – building up a potential jackpot of 100 000 dollars.
Looking at the new version and the 1990s version, I couldn’t help but feel that the Big Swing was once much crazier when team members slammed expensive beef plates into their carts – and it was a lot more fun to watch. There is a new version so spot and so high gloss (racks fooled by LED light strips) that it seems so artificial (filmed COVID-safe in a 35,000-square-foot hangar at Santa Monica Airport) and not at all like a real market with a rough linoleum floor.
Similarly, Jones’ voice-over for “The Great Deployment” isn’t as polished (or as insightful) as the previous version (narrator Johnny Gilbert?), But it’s probably something that gets tweaked over time.
What did you think of ABC Supermarket layout Renaissance?