What happened to the Prizematron?

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  1. jpeka65844

    jpeka65844 DIS Veteran

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    I remember Pete saying it was broken. Will it never live again?

    This week's discussion about Bob brought up memories of the "Bob"isms that Pete had loaded on it and would play at appropriate times.

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  3. kbelle8995

    kbelle8995 DIS Veteran

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    I wonder that too. I enjoy the show regardless but... Also what happened to John's Harp player. Was she fired or did she mysteriously disappear?:rolleyes1:rolleyes1
     
  4. Cherinva

    Cherinva Co-Host of the Va. DIS Meet and avid pin collector

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    I was wondering that also. I miss hearing Pete "and you've won"
     
  5. mikelan6

    mikelan6 World Traveler, Usually Optimistic

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  7. DisneyKevin

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    Didja ever have an appliance / machine / car that never worked right and you finally realized that you were spending more time trying to make it work / keep it running than it was really worth?

    That was the prizematron.

    Now stop whistling.

    It's driving me crazy.;)
     
  8. WaltD4Me

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    Was the Prizematron the the sound machine the same thing? I thought they were two different electronic toys for some reason. I miss hearing Bob say "Doncha know nothin'?"
     
  9. DisneyKevin

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    One and the same....
     
  10. AndyPok1

    AndyPok1 Back in MCO!

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    Now the audio geek in me wants to steal it so he can try fixing it. Playing around with audio equipment always entertains me.
     
  11. sjsjbrook

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    ..... oh how I miss the harp music!!!!:littleangel:
     
  12. javamoma

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    ditto!

    I already hear, "don't you know nothin'" all the time. I say it to my husband and he thinks it's the funniest thing. But the funniest thing is that he has no idea where the saying comes from. Obviously not a podcast listener.:lmao:
     
  13. rlduvall

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    Yes - but I love my husband, so I guess I'll keep him. :rolleyes1
     
  14. lugnut33

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    Zing!!!!:rotfl:
     
  15. SamSam

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    I wondered too, but figured there was a good reason for no more Prizematron.

    I too always loved the Bawbism's on it, especially (as others) the 'don't ya know nothin'.

    It's still a part of the wonderful memories of the podcast, one that I cherish.
     
  16. doconeill

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    Isn't there an iPad app to do the same thing? :)

    I figured aside from it being broken, Pete was tired of giving away cruises :)
     
  17. mytripsandraces

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    Oh, no - that's not it. Pete loves giving stuff away! It's John who got tired of giving away cruises. ;)
     
  18. BooToYou7

    BooToYou7 Earning My Ears

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    Is the Podcast crew giving away monthly prizes anymore at all? I admit that for about the past 9 months I've been going back and listening from the beginning concurrently with current podcasts and I can no longer remember what has happened recently and what happened 5 years ago.
     
  19. cm4lfie

    cm4lfie Earning My Ears

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    I'm guessing with the addition of the welcome center, not to mention all the podcast crews and ABD trips, the prizematron budget may have taken a bit of a beating.
     
  20. OKW Lover

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    Don't know about the prizematron, but they do still award a mug/lanyard/etc if you have an email read on the show.
     
  21. kaligal

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    I liked the prizematron. It didn't have to cruises or hotel stays. It's the thrill of the winning...or seeing stuff given out. Could be a sticker book or a bath ball from Basin. Any stupid thing would do. Pair of socks. A pin. Whatever.

    It was funny.
     

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