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Old 17 October 2020, 19:49   #1
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Did ITV's Catch Phrase use Amiga graphics for a few years?

I used to watch this game show a lot, and I think they used Amigas for a long while in the early 1990s, as I recognised them immediately, with rushed DPaint jobs and lots of dithering in the shading (it was OCS/ECS). Then, in the late 1990s, they were replaced with PC VGA graphics with lots of shades in the graphics. They were really both recognisable.

It was also during the Amiga years that the show's most famous gaffe, Snake Charmer, occurred. Watch this Amiga comedy and laugh your socks off:

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Old 17 October 2020, 21:11   #2
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Ha ha.
I also thought this back in the day. Certainly had that AMIGA graphics vibe.

Ah good old Mr Chips. Simpler times.
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Old 17 October 2020, 21:36   #3
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Needed a good laugh today, thanks for that!.

Remember back in the day the graphics looked very Amiga-esque.
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Old 17 October 2020, 22:59   #4
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hilarious. Note that there's a censored version on YT where they seemed to have photoshopped the animation...

The "back & forth" effect can be found on "Son of Stag" series too
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Old 18 October 2020, 12:02   #5
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I remember reading something about this not too long ago. As far as I remember they did use Amigas earlier on. I think I read it in one of the Amiga mags on Archive.org but I'm not sure.
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Old 18 October 2020, 13:02   #6
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https://archive.org/details/amiga-co...e+titles+amigaHere you go:
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Old 18 October 2020, 16:20   #7
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^ makes an appearance just after 2m and 4m10s mins below

The Amiga pointer was iconIC How cool would it be if someone redrew the icons from The Chart Show for MagicWB or something?

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Old 18 October 2020, 19:35   #8
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That Amiga magazine article mentioned another game show, Catchword, which I guess is this:

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Those could be Amiga graphics, but they look more high-end, as I think the magazine specifies.
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