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12th Jan '17 12:09:45 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** At the end of 2016, after the success of the first revived series, two Christmas-themed celebrity episodes were recorded. The event was taking much more seriously this time, with the celebrities being assisted by veteran roboteers to build their own machines, which they were expected to drive against each other for the entire tournament. Each episode was its own separate mini-tournament, resulting in 2 surprisingly legit champion machines being crowned: Arena Cleaner and Kadeena Machina.

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** At the end of 2016, after the success of the first revived series, two Christmas-themed celebrity episodes were recorded. recorded at the same time they were shooting the upcoming 2017 series. The event was taking taken much more seriously this time, time[[note]]the previous one in Series 4 had basically been one big joke event[[/note]], with the celebrities being assisted by veteran roboteers to build their own machines, which they were expected to drive against each other for the entire tournament. Each episode was its own separate mini-tournament, resulting in 2 surprisingly legit champion machines being crowned: Arena Cleaner and Kadeena Machina.
12th Jan '17 12:07:43 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** At the end of 2016, after the success of the first revived series, two Christmas-themed celebrity episodes were recorded. The event was taking much more seriously this time, with the celebrities being assisted by veteran roboteers to build their own machines, which they were expected to drive against each other for the entire tournament. Each episode was its own separate mini-tournament, resulting in 2 surprisingly legit champion machines being crowned: Arena Cleaner and Kadeena Machina.
6th Dec '16 8:13:47 PM Gimere
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** The Wrestling/{{WWE}} themed episode of the Creator/{{NBC}} version, which was hilarious because almost everyone remained completely [[{{Kayfabe}} in character]] for the entire show, leading to such brilliant moments as Wrestling/TripleH refusing to vote out Wrestling/StephanieMcMahom who was at the time (in the strictest sense) his boss (as well as his wife) and Wrestling/TheBigShow towering over Anne when he was eliminated.

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** The Wrestling/{{WWE}} themed episode of the Creator/{{NBC}} version, which was hilarious because almost everyone remained completely [[{{Kayfabe}} in character]] for the entire show, leading to such brilliant moments as Wrestling/TripleH refusing to vote out Wrestling/StephanieMcMahom Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon who was at the time (in the strictest sense) his boss (as well as his wife) and Wrestling/TheBigShow towering over Anne when he was eliminated.
6th Dec '16 8:13:04 PM Gimere
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* All but one Japanese game show (''Series/PanelQuizAttack25'') use Japanese celebrities due to TV prize laws [[GameShowWinningsCap limiting civilian prizes to 2 million yen (about $18,455 / £12,755 as of May 2016) per person and 10 million yen total (about $92,277 / £63,888)]].

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* All but one Japanese game show (''Series/PanelQuizAttack25'') use Japanese celebrities due to TV prize laws [[GameShowWinningsCap TV prize laws limiting civilian prizes prizes]] to 2 million yen (about [[note]](about $18,455 / £12,755 as of May 2016) 2016)[[/note]] per person and 10 million yen total (about [[note]](about $92,277 / £63,888)]].£63,888)[[/note]].



** That said, [[http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3141 Andy's appearance]] is a MomentOfAwesome his score of $68,000 is the '''third-highest one-day score in the show's history'''. That can't all have been due to easy material...although Wolf Blitzer's EpicFail in the same match didn't hurt.

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** That said, [[http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3141 Andy's appearance]] is a MomentOfAwesome his was [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome quite awesome]]--his score of $68,000 is the '''third-highest one-day score in the show's history'''. That can't all have been due to easy material...material, although Wolf Blitzer's EpicFail in the same match didn't hurt.



** The Wrestling/{{WWE}} themed episode of the Creator/{{NBC}} version, which was hilarious because almost everyone remained completely [[{{Kayfabe}} in character]] for the entire show, leading to such brilliant moments as Wrestling/TripleH refusing to vote out Stephanie who was at the time (in the strictest sense) his boss (as well as his wife) and Wrestling/TheBigShow towering over Anne when he was eliminated.

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** The Wrestling/{{WWE}} themed episode of the Creator/{{NBC}} version, which was hilarious because almost everyone remained completely [[{{Kayfabe}} in character]] for the entire show, leading to such brilliant moments as Wrestling/TripleH refusing to vote out Stephanie Wrestling/StephanieMcMahom who was at the time (in the strictest sense) his boss (as well as his wife) and Wrestling/TheBigShow towering over Anne when he was eliminated.



* ''Series/TradingSpaces'' had several episodes where neighboring celebrities swapped homes, donned smocks, and got spattered with paint under the guidance of a pair of interior designers. Mind you, this doesn't count the episode where Slash of Guns 'n' Roses just wandered in (because he was a friend of one of the couples) and got put to work sewing curtains.

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* ''Series/TradingSpaces'' had several episodes where neighboring celebrities swapped homes, donned smocks, and got spattered with paint under the guidance of a pair of interior designers. Mind [[note]]Mind you, this doesn't count the episode where Slash of Guns 'n' Roses just wandered in (because he was a friend of one of the couples) and got put to work sewing curtains.[[/note]]
23rd Jul '16 12:40:10 PM nombretomado
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** "Casa dos Artistas" (House of the Artists) was a BigBrother featuring artists as contestants. It was so much like BigBrother it was ScrewedByTheLawyers of the network holding Big Brother's broadcasting rights in Brazil.

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** "Casa dos Artistas" (House of the Artists) was a BigBrother ''Big Brother'' featuring artists as contestants. It was so much like BigBrother ''Big Brother'' it was ScrewedByTheLawyers of the network holding Big Brother's broadcasting rights in Brazil.
11th May '16 6:54:45 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* All but one Japanese game show (''Series/PanelQuizAttack25'') use Japanese celebrities due to TV prize laws [[GameShowWinningsCap limiting civilian prizes to 2 million JPY (about US$16,000) per person and 10 million JPY total]].

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* All but one Japanese game show (''Series/PanelQuizAttack25'') use Japanese celebrities due to TV prize laws [[GameShowWinningsCap limiting civilian prizes to 2 million JPY yen (about US$16,000) $18,455 / £12,755 as of May 2016) per person and 10 million JPY total]].yen total (about $92,277 / £63,888)]].
1st Feb '16 6:10:43 PM navaash
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* All but one Japanese game show (''Series/PanelQuizAttack25'') use Japanese celebrities due to TV prize laws [[GameShowWinningsCap limiting civilian prizes to 2 million JPY (about US$25,000) per person and 10 million JPY total]].

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* All but one Japanese game show (''Series/PanelQuizAttack25'') use Japanese celebrities due to TV prize laws [[GameShowWinningsCap limiting civilian prizes to 2 million JPY (about US$25,000) US$16,000) per person and 10 million JPY total]].
29th Jan '16 5:36:29 PM GrammarNavi
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* It may be a RatingsStunt, typically done [[{{Sweeps}} during the months of November, February, and May when commercial rates are determined]] (and, in May, the television season generally ends).

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* It may be a RatingsStunt, typically done [[{{Sweeps}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} during the months of November, February, and May when commercial rates are determined]] (and, in May, the television season generally ends).
8th Jan '16 11:23:49 PM Gimere
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* ''Series/BullseyeUS'' changed on December 7, 1981 to ''Celebrity Bullseye'', which added a best-of-three format to the front game (leading to more straddling than there was prior to this point) and removed the prize package from Bonus Island. Interestingly, the show continued having returning champs, resulting in such celebs as Loanne Bishop and Creator/ErnestBorgnine racking up well over $30,000.

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* ''Series/BullseyeUS'' ''[[Series/BullseyeUS Bullseye]]'' changed on December 7, 1981 to ''Celebrity Bullseye'', which added a best-of-three format to the front game (leading to more straddling than there was prior to this point) and removed the prize package from Bonus Island. Interestingly, the show continued having returning champs, resulting in such celebs as Loanne Bishop and Creator/ErnestBorgnine racking up well over $30,000.



* ''Series/HotPotato'', in what is probably the best example of how it can go very, ''very'' wrong. Having aired at Noon for its first thirteen weeks, the show ousted its unique three-of-a-kind contestant teams ("...and WE'RE telegram singers!~") on April 23, 1984 in favor of solo players being paired with two celebrity teammates. The trouble with this was that the celebrities were usually comic actors or comedians who took their wisecracks more seriously than they did the game. The show was canned ten weeks later.
** It should be noted that there was an all-celebrity week during the first part of the show's run, but it was Miss Americas vs. "All-American Sportsmen" and hence stayed true to the three-of-a-kind format.

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* ''Series/HotPotato'', in what ''Series/HotPotato'' is probably the best example of how it this can go very, ''very'' wrong. Having aired at Noon for its first thirteen weeks, the show ousted its unique three-of-a-kind contestant teams ("...and WE'RE telegram singers!~") on April 23, 1984 in favor of solo players being paired with two celebrity teammates. The trouble with this was that the celebrities were usually comic actors or comedians who took their wisecracks more seriously than they did the game. The show was canned ten weeks later.
** It should be noted that there was an all-celebrity week during the first part of the show's run, but it was Miss Americas vs. "All-American Sportsmen" and hence stayed true to the three-of-a-kind format.



* Done every few weeks/months in ''Series/TheChase'', and usually shown on a Sunday rather than a weekday like the normal episodes.

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* Done every few weeks/months in on ''Series/TheChase'', and usually shown on a Sunday rather than a weekday like the normal episodes.
29th Oct '15 6:55:38 PM Gimere
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* It may be a "special edition" or occasional treat for the viewer (e.g., Richard Dawson's ''FamilyFeud'' primetime specials).

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* It may be a "special edition" or occasional treat for the viewer (e.g., Richard Dawson's ''FamilyFeud'' ''Series/FamilyFeud'' primetime specials).



* All but one Japanese game show (''Panel Quiz Attack 25'') use Japanese celebrities due to TV prize laws [[GameShowWinningsCap limiting civilian prizes to 2 million JPY (about US$25,000) per person and 10 million JPY total]].

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* All but one Japanese game show (''Panel Quiz Attack 25'') (''Series/PanelQuizAttack25'') use Japanese celebrities due to TV prize laws [[GameShowWinningsCap limiting civilian prizes to 2 million JPY (about US$25,000) per person and 10 million JPY total]].



* The Australian ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' had this with celebrities from ''DancingWithTheStars''.

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* The Australian ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' had this with celebrities from ''DancingWithTheStars''.''Series/DancingWithTheStars''.



* Subverted by ''Series/{{Distraction}}'', which used former ''BigBrother'' contestants.

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* Subverted by ''Series/{{Distraction}}'', which used former ''BigBrother'' ''Series/BigBrother'' contestants.



* ''[[DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'' had several celebrity episodes (including one with Music/WeirdAlYankovic and [[TheIncredibleHulk Lou Ferrigno]]) playing against each other. Nickelodeon mounted a pilot on July 27, 1987 for a spinoff called ''Celebrity Double Dare'' hosted by Bruce Jenner with teams of celebrities (Scott Baio and Heidi Bohay) and adult contestants, but it never got past there and said pilot never aired.

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* ''[[DoubleDare1986 ''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'' had several celebrity episodes (including one with Music/WeirdAlYankovic and [[TheIncredibleHulk [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk Lou Ferrigno]]) playing against each other. Nickelodeon mounted a pilot on July 27, 1987 for a spinoff called ''Celebrity Double Dare'' hosted by Bruce Jenner with teams of celebrities (Scott Baio and Heidi Bohay) and adult contestants, but it never got past there and said pilot never aired.



* ''Series/HotPotato'', in what is probably the best example of how it can go very, very wrong. Having aired at Noon for its first thirteen weeks, the show ousted its unique three-of-a-kind contestant teams ("...and WE'RE telegram singers!~") on April 23, 1984 in favor of solo players being paired with two celebrity teammates. The trouble with this was that the celebrities were usually comic actors or comedians who took their wisecracks more seriously than they did the game. The show was canned ten weeks later.

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* ''Series/HotPotato'', in what is probably the best example of how it can go very, very ''very'' wrong. Having aired at Noon for its first thirteen weeks, the show ousted its unique three-of-a-kind contestant teams ("...and WE'RE telegram singers!~") on April 23, 1984 in favor of solo players being paired with two celebrity teammates. The trouble with this was that the celebrities were usually comic actors or comedians who took their wisecracks more seriously than they did the game. The show was canned ten weeks later.



** The WWE-themed episode of the NBC version, which was hilarious because almost everyone remained completely [[{{Kayfabe}} in character]] for the entire show, leading to such brilliant moments as Triple H refusing to vote out Stephanie who was at the time (in the strictest sense) his boss (as well as his wife) and the Big Show towering over Anne when he was eliminated.
*** The other WWE episode was just as hilarious if not more so. At one point, Stone Cold Steve Austin refused to vote out Debra, saying he couldn't vote out his wife. Later that episode, Bubba Ray Dudley cited the same reason for refusing to vote out his tag team partner D-Von.

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** The WWE-themed Wrestling/{{WWE}} themed episode of the NBC Creator/{{NBC}} version, which was hilarious because almost everyone remained completely [[{{Kayfabe}} in character]] for the entire show, leading to such brilliant moments as Triple H Wrestling/TripleH refusing to vote out Stephanie who was at the time (in the strictest sense) his boss (as well as his wife) and the Big Show Wrestling/TheBigShow towering over Anne when he was eliminated.
*** The other WWE episode was just as hilarious if not more so. At one point, Stone Cold Steve Austin Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin refused to vote out Debra, saying he couldn't vote out his wife. Later that episode, Bubba Ray Dudley cited the same reason for refusing to vote out his tag team partner D-Von.



* The original ''{{Series/Concentration}}'' had an annual Christmas episode where two celebrities, both dressed as Santa, would match dollar amounts for charity.

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* The original ''{{Series/Concentration}}'' ''Series/{{Concentration}}'' had an annual Christmas episode where two celebrities, both dressed as Santa, would match dollar amounts for charity.



* When the Bill Cullen edition of ''ThePriceIsRight'' did a ChannelHop from NBC to ABC in 1963, a celebrity was employed to play for members of the studio audience. Recently on the current show with Drew Carey, celebrities were used on special shows to help contestants win their pricing game.

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* When the Bill Cullen edition of ''ThePriceIsRight'' ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' did a ChannelHop from NBC to ABC in 1963, a celebrity was employed to play for members of the studio audience. Recently on the current show with Drew Carey, celebrities were used on special shows to help contestants win their pricing game.



* Downplayed by ''{{Series/Overhaulin}}''. The show has had celebrity "marks" (Ian Ziering, Lance Armstrong), but they aired as part of the normal season and the celebrities weren't treated any differently than non-celebrities. (Although Lance Armstrong's episode did get an independent DVD release due to his Livestrong charity.)

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* Downplayed by ''{{Series/Overhaulin}}''.''Series/{{Overhaulin}}''. The show has had celebrity "marks" (Ian Ziering, Lance Armstrong), but they aired as part of the normal season and the celebrities weren't treated any differently than non-celebrities. (Although Lance Armstrong's episode did get an independent DVD release due to his Livestrong charity.)
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