History Series / Catchphrase

8th Jun '17 8:55:34 PM Gimere
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** Nice Weir tended to describe the Cash Countdown round as "The quicker you are, the richer you are!"

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** Nice Nick Weir tended to describe the Cash Countdown round as "The quicker you are, the richer you are!"



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first series of the British version never featured the Ready Money Round. All series between 1987 and 1993 featured it, but it was only played once after the commercial break, after which if there was still time to play, it'd go back to the normal format.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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The first series of the British version never featured the Ready Money Round. All series between 1987 and 1993 featured it, but it was only played once after the commercial break, after which if there was still time to play, it'd go back to the normal format.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The spacing (or lack thereof) in the title can vary- the American version didn't have it, but the British version (and the 2006 US pilots) does, so that's how we've spelled it here.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The spacing (or lack thereof) in the title can vary- the vary--the American version didn't have it, but the British version (and the 2006 US pilots) does, so that's how we've spelled it here.
3rd Jun '17 12:59:13 AM Trialman
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** Nice Weir tended to describe the Cash Countdown round as "The quicker you are, the richer you are!"


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* RaceAgainstTheClock: Every catchphrase was timed, along with the main game itself, but this trope was most prominent in the Cash Countdown of Nick Weir's run, where the time limit was represented by the cash value of the catchphrase going down.
20th Mar '17 12:13:27 PM themisterfree
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Art James was the host of the syndicated American show in 1985/86, and the much more successful British version on Creator/{{ITV}} had three hosts Roy Walker (198699), Nick Weir (2000-01), and Mark Curry (2002). At its prime, the ITV version was one of the most popular games on British television and one of the cornerstones of Saturday night television. Part of this popularity was the presence of Roy Walker as host, so much so that when he left, the show quickly went downhill and was axed a few years after. A {{revival}} of the British version started in 2013 with Stephen Mulhern hosting. The format has also been exported to Australia, Greece, Indonesia, Poland and Vietnam. The Greek and Polish versions had female hosts in 2000: Joyce Evidi and Agenieszka Wróblewska, respectively. Original producer Marty Pasetta tried three times to revive the show in the US (twice in the 80s, once in 2006), but none of the attempts gained traction.

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Art James was the host of the syndicated American show in 1985/86, 1985-86, and the much more successful British version on Creator/{{ITV}} had three hosts Roy Walker (198699), Nick Weir (2000-01), and Mark Curry (2002). At its prime, the ITV version was one of the most popular games on British television and one of the cornerstones of Saturday night television. Part of this popularity was the presence of Roy Walker as host, so much so that when he left, the show quickly went downhill and was axed a few years after. A {{revival}} of the British version started in 2013 with Stephen Mulhern hosting. The format has also been exported to Australia, Greece, Indonesia, Poland and Vietnam. The Greek and Polish versions had female hosts in 2000: Joyce Evidi and Agenieszka Wróblewska, respectively. Original producer Marty Pasetta tried three times to revive the show in the US (twice in the 80s, once in 2006), but none of the attempts gained traction.



* BonusRound: Here's a 5×5 board filled with catch phrases. Make a line horizontally, vertically or diagonally and win a prize package; make a line that includes the center box (containing what we think is the most difficult puzzle of the group), win the prize package and a great bonus.

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* BonusRound: Here's Referred to in the British version as ''Super Catchphrase''- here's a 5×5 board filled with catch phrases. Make a line horizontally, vertically or diagonally and win a prize package; make a line that includes the center box (containing what we think is the most difficult puzzle of the group), win the prize package and a great bonus. (Basically ''Catch Phrase'' Bingo.)



*** Basketball star Rick Barry [[http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC/BC-1985/BC-1985-01-14.pdf hosted one of the American pilots]] (page 120), but Art James helmed the second pilot and the series. [[Series/TheDatingGame Jim Lange]] hosted the '' Puzzle Roulette'' and ''Puzzle Game'' pilots; Todd Newton emceed the 2006 attempt.

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*** Basketball star Rick Barry [[http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC/BC-1985/BC-1985-01-14.pdf [[http://gameshows.wikia.com/wiki/File:Catch_Phrase_Pilot.jpg hosted one of the American pilots]] (page 120), pilots]], but Art James [[Series/{{Concentration}} Art]] [[Series/SuperPayCards James]] helmed the second pilot and the series. [[Series/TheDatingGame Jim Jim]] [[Series/BullseyeUS Lange]] hosted the '' Puzzle Roulette'' and ''Puzzle Game'' pilots; Todd Newton [[Series/{{Whammy}} Todd]] [[Series/FamilyGameNight Newton]] emceed the 2006 attempt.



* ProgressiveJackpot: In the original US run, every catchphrase solved would add money to a bank for the Super Catchphrase (the amount depended on whatever dollar amount was hit before the round started); whoever managed to solve the Super Catchphrase won the amount in the bank.
* SuddenDeath: If the players failed to answer the Bonus Catchphrase when it was fully visible, they were shown one more and whoever got it won the round. If they didn't get that either, they continued playing sudden death until someone got one.

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* ProgressiveJackpot: In the original US run, every catchphrase solved would add money to a bank for the Super Catchphrase[[note]]called the Bonus Catchphrase in the UK[[/note]] (the amount depended on whatever dollar amount was hit before the round started); whoever managed to solve the Super Catchphrase won the amount in the bank.
* SuddenDeath: If the players failed to answer the Bonus Super (US)/Bonus (UK) Catchphrase when it was fully visible, they were shown one more and whoever got it won the round. If they didn't get that either, they continued playing sudden death until someone got one.



* ObviousRulePatch: The British version changed the rules involving cash awards from each toss-up adding money to a pot for the "Super Catchphrase" in the US version to each toss-up directly awarding the cash and a separate pot for the "Bonus Catchphrase".

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* ObviousRulePatch: The British version changed the rules involving cash awards from each toss-up adding money to a pot for the "Super Catchphrase" Super Catchphrase in the US version to each toss-up directly awarding the cash and a separate pot for the "Bonus Catchphrase".Bonus Catchphrase.
20th Mar '17 12:05:22 PM themisterfree
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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[{{Tagline}} Where what you see is what you guess.]]'']]
17th Mar '17 2:15:35 PM themisterfree
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Art James was the host of the syndicated American show in 1985/86, and the much more successful British version on Creator/{{ITV}} had three hosts Roy Walker (198699), Nick Weir (2000/01), and Mark Curry (2002). At its prime, the ITV version was one of the most popular games on British television and one of the cornerstones of Saturday night television. Part of this popularity was the presence of Roy Walker as host, so much so that when he left, the show quickly went downhill and was axed a few years after. A {{revival}} of the British version started in 2013 with Stephen Mulhern hosting. The format has also been exported to Australia, Greece, Indonesia, Poland and Vietnam. The Greek and Polish versions had female hosts in 2000: Joyce Evidi and Agenieszka Wróblewska, respectively. Original producer Marty Pasetta tried three times to revive the show in the US (twice in the 80s, once in 2006), but none of the attempts gained traction.

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Art James was the host of the syndicated American show in 1985/86, and the much more successful British version on Creator/{{ITV}} had three hosts Roy Walker (198699), Nick Weir (2000/01), (2000-01), and Mark Curry (2002). At its prime, the ITV version was one of the most popular games on British television and one of the cornerstones of Saturday night television. Part of this popularity was the presence of Roy Walker as host, so much so that when he left, the show quickly went downhill and was axed a few years after. A {{revival}} of the British version started in 2013 with Stephen Mulhern hosting. The format has also been exported to Australia, Greece, Indonesia, Poland and Vietnam. The Greek and Polish versions had female hosts in 2000: Joyce Evidi and Agenieszka Wróblewska, respectively. Original producer Marty Pasetta tried three times to revive the show in the US (twice in the 80s, once in 2006), but none of the attempts gained traction.



* LosingHorns: Present in the UK as the time's-up buzzer in the BonusRound, in what can only be described as a cross between a fart and a slide whistle.

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* LosingHorns: Present in the original UK run as the time's-up buzzer in the BonusRound, in what can only be described as a cross between a fart and a slide whistle.whistle. The British revival instead has alarm-esque beeping noises to signal that time is up.



*** Basketball star Rick Barry [[http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC/BC-1985/BC-1985-01-14.pdf hosted one of the American pilots]] (page 120), but Art James hosted the second pilot and the series. [[Series/TheDatingGame Jim Lange]] hosted the '' Puzzle Roulette'' and ''Puzzle Game'' pilots; Todd Newton emceed the 2006 attempt.

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*** Basketball star Rick Barry [[http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC/BC-1985/BC-1985-01-14.pdf hosted one of the American pilots]] (page 120), but Art James hosted helmed the second pilot and the series. [[Series/TheDatingGame Jim Lange]] hosted the '' Puzzle Roulette'' and ''Puzzle Game'' pilots; Todd Newton emceed the 2006 attempt.


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* ProgressiveJackpot: In the original US run, every catchphrase solved would add money to a bank for the Super Catchphrase (the amount depended on whatever dollar amount was hit before the round started); whoever managed to solve the Super Catchphrase won the amount in the bank.
9th Mar '17 11:08:35 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* PropRecycling: At least once in the first UK series, a Bonus Catchphrase was reused from the American version with only some minor color differences.
1st Jan '17 12:00:38 PM themisterfree
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* CreatorCameo: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVHtO0G5shg Stephen Radosh once showed up]] on an episode of ''Family Catch Phrase''.

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* CreatorCameo: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVHtO0G5shg Stephen Radosh once showed up]] up on an episode of ''Family Catch Phrase''.



** To people more familiar with the UK series, the US version can come off as this- simpler intro, increased cash amounts and bigger prizes, different set, weird-looking logo, Mr. Chips is named Herbie, etc.

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** To people more familiar with the UK series, the US version can come off as this- simpler intro, increased cash amounts and bigger prizes, different set, set and music, weird-looking logo, Mr. Chips is named Herbie, etc.


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* PropRecycling: At least once in the first UK series, a Bonus Catchphrase was reused from the American version with only some minor color differences.
12th Oct '16 8:03:41 AM themisterfree
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** TheAnnouncer: John Harlan. Dean Goss announced the ''Puzzle Roulette'' pilots. The British version went through ''seven'' different announcers.

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** TheAnnouncer: John Harlan. [[Series/NameThatTune John]] [[Series/TheCrosswits Harlan]]. [[Series/HighRollers Dean Goss Goss]] announced the ''Puzzle Roulette'' pilots. The British version went through ''seven'' different announcers.



*** Basketball star Rick Barry [[http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC/BC-1985/BC-1985-01-14.pdf hosted one of the American pilots]] (page 120), but Art James hosted the second pilot and helmed the series. [[Series/TheDatingGame Jim Lange]] hosted the '' Puzzle Roulette'' and ''Puzzle Game'' pilots; Todd Newton emceed the 2006 attempt.

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*** Basketball star Rick Barry [[http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC/BC-1985/BC-1985-01-14.pdf hosted one of the American pilots]] (page 120), but Art James hosted the second pilot and helmed the series. [[Series/TheDatingGame Jim Lange]] hosted the '' Puzzle Roulette'' and ''Puzzle Game'' pilots; Todd Newton emceed the 2006 attempt.
28th May '16 3:42:13 PM themisterfree
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* HomeGame: Some (awkward=playing) board games have been released in the UK; more recently, mobile apps have also been put out.

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* HomeGame: Some (awkward=playing) (awkward-playing) board games have been released in the UK; more recently, mobile apps have also been put out.



* ObviousRulePatch: The British version changed the rules involving cash awards from each toss-up adding money to a pot for the "Super Catchphrase" in the original US version to each toss-up directly awarding the cash and a separate pot for the "Bonus Catchphrase".

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* ObviousRulePatch: The British version changed the rules involving cash awards from each toss-up adding money to a pot for the "Super Catchphrase" in the original US version to each toss-up directly awarding the cash and a separate pot for the "Bonus Catchphrase".
25th May '16 7:15:39 PM themisterfree
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** Art James, meanwhile, tended to remind viewers at the top of the show that players could "win up to $75,000" on the show.
* CreatorCameo: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVHtO0G5shg Stephen Radosh once showed up]] on an episode of ''Family Catch Phrase''.
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