Talk:Supermarket Sweep

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1965 version[edit]

Added some basic info on the original version of the show, based on a viewing of an ep. at the Museum of TV & Radio. However, I may need to go back and double-check to make sure I remembered correctly, so consider it a placeholder for now (and feel free to edit if it's inaccurate at all). SamJ93 08:28, 20 August 2006 (UTC) Someone edited your article with a phrase of which I will not quote, for the sake of keeping it Children-compatible (I watched this show as a kid.). Edited out now. 19:07, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Supermarket Sweep on GSN[edit]

It'd be good to see this show on GSN. We seen an episode of Shop til you Drop last year during a countdown, I hope they get rights to SS. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nextbarker (talkcontribs) 16:59, 8 February 2007 (UTC). Your personal wishes have nothing to do with improving the article. Modor 04:42, 14 July 2007 (UTC)Modor

Repositioning Trivia to other parts of the article[edit]

Just wanted to make a statement that I made a significant effort to reposition a LOT of the trivia to different parts of the article. If things are misspelled, grammatically incorrect, or just don't make sense, I just want everyone to realize that I just repositioned and attempted to reword numerous discrepancies in this article. I do think that this article is too wordy in its Gameplay(1990) section and needs to be completely overhauled. Just my 2 cents. WiiAlbanyGirl 06:47, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Cruft, cruft, cruft... cleanup begun[edit]

I've started a massive undertaking of cleaning up this article. Like several other game show articles, this one's become littered with trivia that quite frankly is unimportant, and opens itself up to mistakes and inaccuracies. The casual user of Wikipedia does not need to know exactly what year a "Bonus" first appeared, ended, or changed value; nor does every exact rule for each of the question games need to be explained in detail. I'm not even sure all of the information that exists now is entirely correct. I would encourage anyone who further considers editing this page to check out Wikipedia:No original research, Wikipedia:Notability, and Wikipedia:fancruft. --Goldrushcavi 00:41, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

30-second shootout[edit]

Some anonymous editors, presumably vandals, keep adding that the 30-second shootout lasted 40 seconds in the early days of its playing. I've been removing it on the premise that it was called this because it lasted 30 seconds and was also worth 30 seconds. If someone can prove with a reliable source that the original time limit was different, I'll leave it in (not that it's notable...), but until then I will continue to revert these minute tinkerings with the article that the anonymous users seem to love to continue doing. --Goldrushcavi 16:16, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

Bonus Specials?[edit]

The section used to have this at the end:

When the show moved to ABC in September 1993, a fourth bonus worth $250 (the "Super Bonus") was added to the market; during certain special weeks (starting in 1993), another was added (a $300 "Super Super Bonus"), which replaced the $50 bonus. This is the only bonus feature to appear in every episode.

I'm deleting it for now because it doesn't make sense. Nowhere else in the article does it mention the show moving to ABC in 1993, or moving ANYWHERE in 1993. It is listed as Lifetime from 90-95. Secondly, "This is the only bonus feature to appear in every episode." - "this" could refer to a number of things in the paragraph which isn't clear. Also "A fourth bonus was added" - this section doesn't mention any "three" bonuses, so what are the first three?

I would also like it if someone could clarify in the article:

Scattered throughout the market were stuffed animals, inflated balloons of products, or cardboard promotional signs for products with bonus tags on them. The shopper was credited with the item if he got it back to the check-out counter before time expired, assuming he got it over the red line by the registers without breaking it.

What did the contestant have to get? a stuffed animal? a balloon or sign? or the product shown on those signs? This is confusing. It was not previously clarified in the Big Sweep section whether contestants had to get to the finish line for their basket's to count, or whether they could just sit in the market. This section implies that they have to get the bonus item to the checkout, but is that special for the bonus item?

In the third bonus, it says "changed back to 3 on The All New Supermarket Sweep" - the title "all new supermarket sweep" is not mentioned anywhere in the article; how is a reader supposed to know what this refers to? TheHYPO 16:11, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Logo Transformations[edit]

I added images of all logos used by the show since its inception. I wasn't sure about the copyright, being logos from the show, but I assumed because I edited all of them onto one page, it was my own original work. If the image copyright is wrong, please help me to change it, rather than deleting it. Bttfvgo 09:29, 4 September 2008 (UTC).

First two sentences[edit]

Why is the first sentence in present tense, and the second in past? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:15, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

I fixed it once, someone reverted it. I have changed it back to "was" again to match the rest of the verb tense in the rest of the article. There hasn't been a new show produced since 2003. --Arx Fortis (talk) 00:40, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
As the show still exists, the article should be written in the present tense. The article should be changed to accommodate this. The JPStalk to me 10:28, 8 March 2010 (UTC)