History Series / BreakTheBank1945

24th Jul '16 10:22:27 AM Gimere
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* LongRunner: Twelve years.
24th Aug '14 3:36:23 PM mlsmithca
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* ADayInTheLimelight: Among the substitute hosts were Peter Donald, Johnny Olson, and BillCullen.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Among the substitute hosts were Peter Donald, Johnny Olson, and BillCullen.Creator/BillCullen.
26th Mar '14 12:17:07 PM Gimere
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* ChannelHop: Oh, jeez, did it ever.
** ''Bank'' originally aired on ABC from October 22, 1948 to September 23, 1949. On October 5, the show moved to NBC and ran until January 9, 1952. On January 13, ''Bank'' moved to CBS until February 1, 1953.
** On March 30, ''Bank'' hopped to NBC as a daytime series and re-spawned its nighttime counterpart on June 23; primetime was canned on September 1, with daytime following suit on September 18. On January 31, 1954 ''Bank'' returned home to ABC and stayed for two and a half years, ending on June 20, 1956.
** On October 9, ''Bank'' beefed-up its top prize to $250,000 and moved to NBC. The show eventually folded on January 15, 1957.
** The radio series began on Mutual, ending on April 13, 1946. The show moved to ABC from July 5 of that year until September 23, 1949, then to NBC from October 5, 1949 to 1951. ''Bank'' went back to ABC from 1951-53, then ''again'' to NBC from 1953-55. For the final year (1954-55), the show was simulcast on Mutual.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Only a few episodes are known to exist, two of which circulate among collectors; the circulating episodes have the Bank broken for $1,300 and $3,400.



* NamesTheSame: No relation whatsoever to the other two game shows of this name.
11th Feb '14 10:24:25 PM WarioBarker
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The first of three unrelated {{Game Show}}s with this name was from Wolf Productions, debuting on Mutual radio on October 20, 1945. Contestants chosen from the StudioAudience answered questions of increasing value, with those who reached $500 without missing two questions having the chance to answer one more question to break the Bank.

Originally without a permanent host, Bert Parks took the reins permanently in 1946. The television version debuted on the then-new Creator/{{ABC}} on October 22, 1948 and proceeded to ChannelHop among ABC, Creator/{{NBC}}, and Creator/{{CBS}}. The radio version also hopped around, becoming a daily series from 1950 until its end in 1955.

When the show returned to NBC for its final television season, the show became ''Break The $250,000 Bank''...but nobody ever broke the Bank during that period, and the show was canned on January 15, 1957.

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The first of three unrelated {{Game Show}}s with this name was from Wolf Productions, debuting on Mutual radio on October 20, 1945. Contestants chosen from the StudioAudience answered questions of increasing value, with those who reached $500 without missing two questions having although the amounts varied:
* By October 1949, it was $10-$20-$50-$100-$200-$300-$500.
* The 1953 daytime version used $10-$20-$30-$50-$100-$200-$300.
* By about mid-1955, the structure was modified to $25-$50-$100-$200-$300-$500.

The highest-valued question was the "Gateway to the Bank". Answering it correctly gave that player/couple one final question for
the chance to break the Bank. Missing one question along the way simply knocked you down one rung (for example, missing the $200 question dropped your winnings from $100 to $50, and you'd have to answer one more another question to break get back to $100), but missing a second time ended the game and sent you home with the amount you previously won (in the previous example, $50 due to missing the $100 question). It also added the amount you won to the Bank.

Originally without a permanent host, Bert Parks took the reins permanently in 1946. The television version debuted on the then-new Creator/{{ABC}} on October 22, 1948 and proceeded to ChannelHop among ABC, Creator/{{NBC}}, and Creator/{{CBS}}.Creator/{{CBS}} for the next eight years. The radio version also hopped around, becoming a daily series from 1950 until its end in 1955.

When the show returned to NBC for its final television season, the show on October 9, 1956, it became ''Break The the $250,000 Bank''...but Bank'' and overhauled its format to offer considerably more. Unfortunately, nobody ever broke the Bank during that period, (the most anybody won was $60,000) and the show was canned ''Bank'' folded, this time for good, on January 15, 1957.1957. The show was replaced on the 22nd by ''Hold That Note'', a ''Series/NameThatTune''-esque game also hosted by Parks, which ran until April 2.



!!GameShow Tropes in use:
* AllOrNothing: Pretty much the point of the show.

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!!GameShow Tropes !!GameShowTropes in use:
* AllOrNothing: Pretty much the point of the show.
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* ConsolationPrize: The amount you had before the second wrong answer.
* HomeGame: Two versions were released by Bettye-B in 1955, but play for considerably more than the show did!



** GameShowHost: Bert Parks, famous for helming Miss America pageants and goading answers out of contestants on ''Yours For A Song''. Bud Collyer assisted from 1948-53, afterward hosting a brief daytime version on NBC.

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** TheAnnouncer: Including Bud Collyer, Win Elliot, and Johnny Olson.
** GameShowHost: Bert Parks, famous for helming Miss America pageants and goading answers out of contestants on ''Yours For A Song''. Bud Collyer assisted from 1948-53, afterward hosting a brief daytime version on NBC.NBC.
** LovelyAssistant: They appear to have been added after Collyer left.



* ProgressiveJackpot: The Bank, which started at $1,000 ($500 on the 1953 daytime series) and grew by the amount each player or couple took home until won.



** On October 9, ''Bank'' beefed-up its top prize to $250,000 and moved to NBC. The show continually failed to give away the stated top prize (or even any six-digit figures) and eventually folded, this time for good, on January 15, 1957.

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** On October 9, ''Bank'' beefed-up its top prize to $250,000 and moved to NBC. The show continually failed to give away the stated top prize (or even any six-digit figures) and eventually folded, this time for good, folded on January 15, 1957.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Only four episodes are known to exist, and only two circulate among collectors; the circulating episodes have the Bank broken for $1,300 and $3,400.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Only four a few episodes are known to exist, and only two of which circulate among collectors; the circulating episodes have the Bank broken for $1,300 and $3,400.
31st Aug '13 1:43:20 PM gallium
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Bud Collyer would later go on to host several other game shows, including ''BeatTheClock''.
6th Dec '12 5:17:01 AM Twentington
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* UnexpectedlyObscureAnswer: The most likely reason why no six-digit, let alone top-prize, wins happened during the ''$250,000'' era.
3rd Dec '12 5:19:54 PM EarlOfSandvich
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The first of three unrelated {{Game Show}}s with this name was from Wolf Productions, debuting on Mutual radio on October 20, 1945. Contestants chosen from the StudioAudience answered questions of increasing value, with those who reached $500 without missing two questions having the chance to answer one more question to break the Bank.

Originally without a permanent host, Bert Parks took the reins permanently in 1946. The television version debuted on the then-new Creator/{{ABC}} on October 22, 1948 and proceeded to ChannelHop among ABC, Creator/{{NBC}}, and Creator/{{CBS}}. The radio version also hopped around, becoming a daily series from 1950 until its end in 1955.

When the show returned to NBC for its final television season, the show became ''Break The $250,000 Bank''...but nobody ever broke the Bank during that period, and the show was canned on January 15, 1957.
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!!GameShow Tropes in use:
* AllOrNothing: Pretty much the point of the show.
* BonusRound: The question for the Bank.
* Personnel:
** GameShowHost: Bert Parks, famous for helming Miss America pageants and goading answers out of contestants on ''Yours For A Song''. Bud Collyer assisted from 1948-53, afterward hosting a brief daytime version on NBC.
** StudioAudience
* UnexpectedlyObscureAnswer: The most likely reason why no six-digit, let alone top-prize, wins happened during the ''$250,000'' era.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* ChannelHop: Oh, jeez, did it ever.
** ''Bank'' originally aired on ABC from October 22, 1948 to September 23, 1949. On October 5, the show moved to NBC and ran until January 9, 1952. On January 13, ''Bank'' moved to CBS until February 1, 1953.
** On March 30, ''Bank'' hopped to NBC as a daytime series and re-spawned its nighttime counterpart on June 23; primetime was canned on September 1, with daytime following suit on September 18. On January 31, 1954 ''Bank'' returned home to ABC and stayed for two and a half years, ending on June 20, 1956.
** On October 9, ''Bank'' beefed-up its top prize to $250,000 and moved to NBC. The show continually failed to give away the stated top prize (or even any six-digit figures) and eventually folded, this time for good, on January 15, 1957.
** The radio series began on Mutual, ending on April 13, 1946. The show moved to ABC from July 5 of that year until September 23, 1949, then to NBC from October 5, 1949 to 1951. ''Bank'' went back to ABC from 1951-53, then ''again'' to NBC from 1953-55. For the final year (1954-55), the show was simulcast on Mutual.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Among the substitute hosts were Peter Donald, Johnny Olson, and BillCullen.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Bud Collyer would later go on to host several other game shows, including ''BeatTheClock''.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Only four episodes are known to exist, and only two circulate among collectors; the circulating episodes have the Bank broken for $1,300 and $3,400.
* LongRunner: Twelve years.
* NamesTheSame: No relation whatsoever to the other two game shows of this name.
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