History Series / Concentration

13th Apr '16 1:41:27 PM Gimere
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* SpeedRound: When time is running short, Or it's a tie in 2 rounds, They would go would a ''Quick Solve''. As the numbers are removed one by one until a player buzzes in.
* ThinkMusic: On ''Classic'', a softer version of the theme played as the numbers were removed one by one during third-puzzle tiebreaker rounds, or if time is running short.

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* SpeedRound: When time is running short, Or it's a tie in 2 rounds, They would go would to a ''Quick Solve''. As the numbers are removed one by one until a player buzzes in.
* ThinkMusic: On ''Classic'', a softer version of the theme played as the numbers were removed one by one during third-puzzle tiebreaker rounds, or if time is was running short.



* ChristmasSpecial: During the original series, the annual Christmas game had two celebrities dressed as SantaClaus playing for CARE, the show's designated charity (who had also sent 30 native-costumed children from the countries it serviced). The game involved matching money amounts, typically ones like $66.66 and $99.99. Among the celebs who participated were [[spoiler:Mimi Hines]], [[spoiler:her husband Phil Ford]], [[spoiler:Phyllis Diller]], [[spoiler:[[TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]]]], [[spoiler:Ed [=McMahon=]]], and [[spoiler:[[Series/{{Jeopardy}} Art Fleming]]]]. Only [[spoiler:Hines and Ford]] ever brought anything for the kids, giving them candy and small gifts. According to producer [[WordOfGod Norm Blumenthal]], [[spoiler:Hines and Diller]] were the only female Santas.

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* ChristmasSpecial: During the original series, the annual Christmas game had two celebrities dressed as SantaClaus playing for CARE, the show's designated charity (who had also sent 30 native-costumed children from the countries it serviced). The game involved matching money amounts, typically ones like $66.66 and $99.99. Among the celebs who participated were [[spoiler:Mimi Hines]], [[spoiler:her husband Phil Ford]], [[spoiler:Phyllis Diller]], [[spoiler:[[TheTonightShow [[spoiler:[[Series/TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]]]], [[spoiler:Ed [=McMahon=]]], and [[spoiler:[[Series/{{Jeopardy}} Art Fleming]]]]. Only [[spoiler:Hines and Ford]] ever brought anything for the kids, giving them candy and small gifts. According to producer [[WordOfGod Norm Blumenthal]], [[spoiler:Hines and Diller]] were the only female Santas.



* {{Expy}}: At least three.

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* {{Expy}}: At least three.{{Expy}}:
23rd Feb '16 8:28:13 AM Twentington
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* BookEnds:
** Art James' first and last TV roles both involved announcing this show (he was a substitute for Gene Wood on ''Classic'').

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* BookEnds:
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BookEnds: Art James' first and last TV roles both involved announcing this show (he was a substitute for Gene Wood on ''Classic'').
9th Feb '16 2:56:16 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* ThinkMusic: On ''Classic'', a softer version of the theme played as the numbers were removed one by one during third-puzzle tiebreaker rounds.

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* SpeedRound: When time is running short, Or it's a tie in 2 rounds, They would go would a ''Quick Solve''. As the numbers are removed one by one until a player buzzes in.
* ThinkMusic: On ''Classic'', a softer version of the theme played as the numbers were removed one by one during third-puzzle tiebreaker rounds.rounds, or if time is running short.
28th Jan '16 7:30:27 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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''Can you tell us what the puzzle says?''

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''Can ''Behind these numbers is a rebus puzzle! Can you tell us what the puzzle says?''
solve it?''
25th Jan '16 5:21:24 AM Ccook1956
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** The first rebus of the original series, "It Happened One Night", used a bowling pin for a clue (part of the second syllable for "happened"). The final rebus 15 years later, "You've Been More Than Kind", used a bowling pin as a clue for "been".
15th Jan '16 12:52:32 AM Gimere
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** The 1970s Narz-hosted version had a legitimate "kitchen sink" prize. This one had the sink basin connected to a wood base with cabinets and formica countertops. It was produced by the H.R. Schriner Co. they also offered burner bases in several games and it was worth about $450. In the 1980s ''Classic'' version, one of several kitchen home remodeling packages (one was worth about $6,000) included a kitchen sink as part of the package deal.

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** The 1970s Narz-hosted version had a legitimate "kitchen sink" prize. This one had the sink basin connected to a wood base with cabinets and formica countertops. It was produced by the H.R. Schriner Co. they also offered burner bases in several games and it was worth about $450. In the 1980s ''Classic'' version, $450.
** On ''Classic'',
one of several kitchen home remodeling packages (one was worth about $6,000) included a kitchen sink as part of the package deal.



** In one episode of ''Classic Concentration'', a contestant matched the prize of a camcorder. He commented that he had been wanting a camcorder to videotape his kids. A few turns later, his opponent matched a TAKE card and took the camcorder, leading to some audible boos from the audience. However, LaserGuidedKarma kicked in later--the contestant matched the other TAKE card and took the camcorder back.

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** In one episode of ''Classic Concentration'', a contestant matched the prize of a camcorder. He commented that he had been wanting a camcorder to videotape his kids. A few turns later, his opponent matched a one of the TAKE card cards and took the camcorder, leading to some audible boos from the audience. However, LaserGuidedKarma kicked in later--the other contestant matched the other TAKE card and took the camcorder back.
7th Jan '16 4:21:09 PM Gimere
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* AudienceGame: Several:

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* AudienceGame: Several:AudienceGame:



* BonusRound: Many.

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* BonusRound: Many.BonusRound:



* BonusSpace: Several.

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* BonusSpace: Several.BonusSpace:



*** Matching the Wild Cards netted a further bonus. On the original series, this was originally $500 but increased to '''a new car'''. The Narz version went back to $500, dropping it to $250 during the 1975-76 season. On ''Classic'', matching two credited a player $500 (matching ''all three'', $1,000), but required solving the rebus to win.

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*** Matching the Wild Cards netted a further bonus. On the original series, this was originally $500 but increased to '''a new car'''. The Narz version went back to $500, dropping it to $250 during the 1975-76 season. On ''Classic'', matching two credited a player $500 (matching ''all three'', all three awarded $1,000), but required solving the rebus to win.



* HomeGame: Many.

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* HomeGame: Many.HomeGame:



* ShowTheFolksAtHome: The Narz era's Double Play rebus solutions, before the actual rebus was shown.

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* ShowTheFolksAtHome: ShowTheFolksAtHome:
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The Narz era's Double Play rebus solutions, before the actual rebus was shown.



* BookEnds: Art James' first and last TV roles both involved announcing this show (he was a substitute for Gene Wood on ''Classic'').

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* BookEnds: BookEnds:
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Art James' first and last TV roles both involved announcing this show (he was a substitute for Gene Wood on ''Classic'').



** "Not a match. The board goes back." (sometimes [[ShoutOut used]] by DavidLetterman if a joke falls flat)

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** "Not a match. The board goes back." (sometimes [[ShoutOut used]] by DavidLetterman Creator/DavidLetterman if a joke falls flat)



** "Forfeit 1 Gift": During the NBC run and the first two years of the Narz 1970s run, the contestant had to give up one of his gifts. During the NBC run, that's what the gag gifts were for insurance against these Main/{{Zonk}} cards and to protect his good gifts.

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** "Forfeit 1 Gift": During the NBC run and the first two years of the Narz 1970s run, the contestant had to give up one of his gifts. During the NBC run, that's what the gag gifts were for insurance against these Main/{{Zonk}} cards {{Zonk}}s and to protect his good gifts.



* JerkAss / JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Ben; as noted below.

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* JerkAss / JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: {{Jerkass}}: Ben; as noted below.



** The original series sometimes had a "kitchen sink" as one of its gag prizes. But

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** The original series sometimes had a "kitchen sink" as one of its gag prizes. But



* LongRunner: The original version ran for '''14 years and seven months'''.

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* LongRunner: The original version ran for '''14 14 years and seven months'''.months.



* ObviousRulePatch: On the original show, if a board was cleared (apart from any remaining squares that couldn't be matched) and neither contestant could solve the puzzle, the game ended in a draw. A new game was started and each contestant retained up to three prizes from the draw game.

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* ObviousRulePatch: ObviousRulePatch:
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On the original show, if a board was cleared (apart from any remaining squares that couldn't be matched) and neither contestant could solve the puzzle, the game ended in a draw. A new game was started and each contestant retained up to three prizes from the draw game.



* OpeningNarration: Behind these numbers, is a puzzle. Can you solve it? (Gives out one of the rebus puzzle clue) If you can do that, You can win a brand new car. As we play "(Audience says along) CLASSIC CONCENTRATION!" And now, Here is the host of Classic Concentration, Alex Trebek!

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* OpeningNarration: Behind OpeningNarration:
** "Behind
these numbers, is a puzzle. Can you solve it? (Gives out one of the rebus puzzle clue) If you can do that, You can win a brand new car. As we play "(Audience '(Audience says along) CLASSIC CONCENTRATION!" CONCENTRATION!' And now, Here is the host of Classic Concentration, Alex Trebek!Trebek!"



* PrettyInMink: A 1960s episode offered a ''chinchilla coat'' as a prize.

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* PrettyInMink: PrettyInMink:
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A 1960s episode offered a ''chinchilla coat'' chinchilla coat as a prize.



* RearrangeTheSong: The 1987-91 theme tune was a rearrangement of the ticket-plug cue used on ''Series/BodyLanguage''.

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* RearrangeTheSong: RearrangeTheSong:
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The 1987-91 theme tune was a rearrangement of the ticket-plug cue used on ''Series/BodyLanguage''.



* ShoutOut: One ''Classic'' puzzle. First line: an awl + a dozen eggs; second line: a tree + a caricature of GregoryPeck.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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One ''Classic'' puzzle. First line: an awl + a dozen eggs; second line: a tree + a caricature of GregoryPeck.Creator/GregoryPeck.



* TookALevelInJerkAss: A number of ''Classic'' contestants, after one of them took a prize using a TAKE! Card or had a prize taken, would snipe at each other. What hath [[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] wrought?
** In one episode of ''Classic Concentration'', a contestant matched the prize of a camcorder. He commented that he had been wanting a camcorder to videotape his kids. A few turns later, his opponent matched a TAKE card and took the camcorder, leading to some audible boos from the audience. However, LaserGuidedKarma took effect as the contestant matched the other TAKE card and took the camcorder back.
* TransatlanticEquivalent: Several.

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* TookALevelInJerkAss: TookALevelInJerkass:
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A number of ''Classic'' contestants, after one of them took a prize using a TAKE! Card or had a prize taken, would snipe at each other. What hath [[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] wrought?
** In one episode of ''Classic Concentration'', a contestant matched the prize of a camcorder. He commented that he had been wanting a camcorder to videotape his kids. A few turns later, his opponent matched a TAKE card and took the camcorder, leading to some audible boos from the audience. However, LaserGuidedKarma took effect as the kicked in later--the contestant matched the other TAKE card and took the camcorder back.
* TransatlanticEquivalent: Several.TransatlanticEquivalent:
10th Dec '15 5:27:55 AM Ccook1956
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: A very rare instance. On ''Classic'', a person standing on a scale was used as a clue for the word "way" (as "weigh") or any word that had a similar pronunciation within it. One puzzle showed a completely nude woman standing on a scale, but she was drawn posed so any private areas were not readily seen.



* {{Leitmotif}}: On the original show, a quick five-second ditty was played as the prize slide doors (which opened to introduce a new player) closed.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: On the original show, a quick five-second ditty (titled "In This Corner") was played as the prize slide doors (which opened to introduce a new player) closed.
17th Nov '15 10:38:22 PM Gimere
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* JerkAss / JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Ben; see below.

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* JerkAss / JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Ben; see as noted below.



* LoopholeAbuse: ''Classic''[='s=] fifth-to-last first-run episode (August 26, 1991). Ben, the challenger, acted like a colossal jerk throughout but managed to get to the car game. This wouldn't normally make him stand out as much, had he not [[spoiler:decided, with one match left to be made and ample time (about 7 seconds) to do so, that he wanted to win more prizes]]. He then lost the next match, in a brilliant example of LaserGuidedKarma.

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* LoopholeAbuse: ''Classic''[='s=] fifth-to-last first-run episode (August 26, 1991). Ben, the challenger, acted like a colossal jerk throughout but managed to get to the car game. This wouldn't normally make him stand out as much, had he not [[spoiler:decided, with one match left to be made and ample time (about 7 seconds) to do so, that he wanted to win more prizes]]. [[LaserGuidedKarma He then lost proceeded to lose the next match, in a brilliant example of LaserGuidedKarma.match]].
13th Oct '15 3:15:51 PM CorahsUncle
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* TitleDrop: A 1987 puzzle that went all the way to the board being cleared before a contestant solved it. K + lass + Hic! Con + cent + tray + shin.

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* StockBeehive: Used by Norm Blumenthal, and later Steve Ryan, whenever the sound of ''hive'' was needed in a rebus. This design found its way into Harold Lohner's original freeware Rebus Font (where it was mapped to the left bracket key) via the Milton Bradley home games.
* TitleDrop: A 1987 puzzle that went all the way to the board being cleared before a contestant solved it. K + lass + Hic! Con + cent + tray + shin.



** A UK version produced by Granada aired on {{ITV}} from 16 June 1959 to 7 June 1960. Originally hosted by Barry [=McQueen=], he was replaced by Chris Howland in 1960 and David Gell toward the end of the run. Blumenthal [[http://www.gameshowforum.org/index.php?showtopic=21303&page=20#entry258967 saw it]], along with his staff:

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** A UK version produced by Granada aired on {{ITV}} Creator/{{ITV}} from 16 June 1959 to 7 June 1960. Originally hosted by Barry [=McQueen=], he was replaced by Chris Howland in 1960 and David Gell toward the end of the run. Blumenthal [[http://www.gameshowforum.org/index.php?showtopic=21303&page=20#entry258967 saw it]], along with his staff:



** A revival using ''Classic''[='s=] graphics package aired from 4 September 1988 to Early 1990, with hosts Nick Jackson (1988) and Bob Carolgees (1989-90). The game was pretty much the same, but the bonus round used trips instead of cars.

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** A revival using ''Classic''[='s=] graphics package aired from 4 September 1988 to Early early 1990, with hosts Nick Jackson (1988) and Bob Carolgees (1989-90). The game was pretty much the same, but the bonus round used trips instead of cars.
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