History Series / BreakTheBank1976

5th Apr '17 4:58:37 PM themisterfree
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* {{Whammy}}: The BUST card, during the syndicated run.

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* {{Whammy}}: The BUST card, during the syndicated run. To a lesser extent, finding a blank space on the board in the main game (for both runs) would cost that player their turn.
4th Mar '17 5:39:36 AM themisterfree
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* SpeedRound: In the syndicated version, if time ran short in the middle of a game, the contestants alternated choosing squares without questions, and the first contestant to get three of anything won (a format that also determined the winner of the final ABC episode).
3rd Mar '17 7:41:31 PM themisterfree
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* ProgressiveJackpot: The Bank itself which started at $5,000 and increased by $500 (later $250) per game until won. On the Barry version, the Bank was always $10,000 in prizes (including a car), as syndication practices of the era made this trope unusable.

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* ProgressiveJackpot: The Bank itself which started at $5,000 and increased by $500 (later $250) per game until won. On the Barry version, the Bank was always $10,000 in prizes (including a car), as syndication practices of the era made rendered this trope unusable.unsustainable.
15th Jun '16 11:00:27 AM themisterfree
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** The Money Bags; collecting three of them broke the Bank, which started at $5,000 and increased by $500 (later $250) per game until won. On the Barry version, the Bank was always $10,000 in prizes (including a car). Breaking the Bank was an automatic win.

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** The Money Bags; collecting three of them broke the Bank, which started at $5,000 and increased by $500 (later $250) per game until won. On the Barry version, the Bank was always $10,000 in prizes (including a car). Bank; Breaking the Bank was an automatic win.



* ProgressiveJackpot: The Bank itself, but only during the ABC run; syndicated practices of the era made a jackpot like that unsustainable for the Barry run.

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* ProgressiveJackpot: The Bank itself, but only during itself which started at $5,000 and increased by $500 (later $250) per game until won. On the ABC run; syndicated Barry version, the Bank was always $10,000 in prizes (including a car), as syndication practices of the era made a jackpot like that unsustainable for the Barry run.this trope unusable.
2nd Jun '16 6:25:43 PM themisterfree
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* ProgressiveJackpot: The Bank itself, but only during the ABC run; syndicated practices of the era made a jackpot like that unsustainable.

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* ProgressiveJackpot: The Bank itself, but only during the ABC run; syndicated practices of the era made a jackpot like that unsustainable.unsustainable for the Barry run.



* LuckBasedMission: Any Barry-Enright bonus round is just that; here, pick panelists to win money so you can reach or exceed $2,000 without finding the BUST card, which makes you lose everything. Stop after any safe pick and keep the money, or reach the $2,000 goal to have your bonus winnings increased to $5,000.

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* LuckBasedMission: Any Barry-Enright bonus round is just that; here, pick panelists to win money so you can reach or exceed $2,000 without finding the BUST card, which makes you lose everything. Stop after any safe pick and keep the money, or reach the $2,000 goal to have your bonus winnings increased to $5,000. This was only used in the syndicated run, however.
* {{Pilot}}: Not too different from the series, aside from having dome-like backdrops for the celebrity and host/contestant areas; the syndicated pilot had no numbers on the boxes, oddly.
19th May '16 5:56:33 PM themisterfree
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* ProgressiveJackpot: The Bank itself, but only during the ABC run; syndicated practices of the era made a jackpot like that unsustainable.
28th Feb '16 12:18:53 AM Gimere
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* FollowTheLeader: The format is suspiciously similar to ''Hollywood Squares'' in nature, isn't it?
17th Feb '16 8:40:38 AM themisterfree
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** TheAnnouncer: Johnny Jacobs on ABC, Ernie Anderson in syndication.

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** TheAnnouncer: Johnny Jacobs on ABC, for most of the ABC run, then Ernie Anderson in took over for the last week of that run and for syndication.
7th Jan '16 10:20:42 PM Gimere
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* BonusSpace: The Money Bags; collecting three of them broke the Bank, which started at $5,000 and increased by $500 (later $250) per game until won. On the Barry version, the Bank was always $10,000 in prizes (including a car). Breaking the Bank was an automatic win.

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The Money Bags; collecting three of them broke the Bank, which started at $5,000 and increased by $500 (later $250) per game until won. On the Barry version, the Bank was always $10,000 in prizes (including a car). Breaking the Bank was an automatic win.



* FollowTheLeader: Suspiciously similar to ''The Hollywood Squares'' in nature, isn't it?

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* FollowTheLeader: Suspiciously The format is suspiciously similar to ''The Hollywood ''Hollywood Squares'' in nature, isn't it?
2nd Oct '15 4:48:10 AM Morgenthaler
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