History Series / Concentration

13th Sep '16 7:14:13 AM Hallwings
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*** July 24, 1987: [[DownerEnding The ending of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzyLNMExmI8&t=24m25s this car game.]]

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*** July 24, 1987: [[DownerEnding The ending of]] [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzyLNMExmI8&t=24m25s com/watch?v=aZ_0EWeaFIo&t=24m05s this car game.]]
12th Sep '16 1:23:31 PM themisterfree
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* SpeedRound: When time is running short, Or it's a tie in 2 rounds, They would go to a ''Quick Solve''. As the numbers are removed one by one until a player buzzes in.

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* SpeedRound: When time is running short, Or or it's a tie in 2 rounds, They they would go to a ''Quick Solve''. As the numbers are removed one by one until a player buzzes in.



** "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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** "Behind these numbers, is a puzzle. Can you solve it? (Gives out one of the rebus puzzle clue) (puzzle solution is revealed) If you can do that, You can win you could have a brand new car. As chance to win, one of these eight faaabulous cars, as we play '(Audience says along) CLASSIC CONCENTRATION!' And now, Here here is the host of Classic Concentration, Alex Trebek!"Trebek!"
** From the 1985 pilots: "Can you decode this puzzle? (puzzle solution is revealed) These are the puzzles we play, on CONCENTRATION! Starring Orson Bean!"
29th Aug '16 9:42:48 PM PaulA
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* LongRunner: The original version ran for 14 years and seven months.
25th Aug '16 6:28:21 AM Gimere
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''Concentration'' was the last NBC show to go from monochrome to color (November 1966). Producer Norm Blumenthal agreed to the transition only on the condition that his puzzles remain in two-tone white against a gray background, feeling that color puzzles would give away clues too readily.

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''Concentration'' was the last NBC show to go from monochrome to color (November 1966). color, doing so in November 1966. Producer Norm Blumenthal agreed to the transition only on the condition that his puzzles remain in two-tone white against a gray background, feeling background [[note]](he felt that color puzzles would give away clues too readily.
readily)[[/note]].



** In the 1970s version, a special "Double Play" game was played, with audience members asked to decipher rebuses for a $50 prize. This was also sometimes played with the two contestants, most often if time remained or very rarely if neither contestants won any prizes during the main game (due to either a double double-loss or if in the case where both front game were won but with no prizes on the winner's side and then both bonus rounds were lost). In the former case (far more common), it was to pad out the game and give extra money. In the latter case, it was to ensure that the contestants had one last chance to not walk away empty-handed.

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** In the 1970s version, a special "Double Play" game was played, with audience members asked to decipher rebuses for a $50 prize. This was also sometimes played with the two contestants, most often if time remained or very rarely if neither contestants won any prizes during the main game (due to either a double double-loss or if in the case where both front game were won but with no prizes on the winner's side and then both bonus rounds were lost). In the former case (far case, which was more common), common, it was to pad out the game and give extra money. In the latter case, it was to ensure that the contestants had one last chance to not walk away empty-handed.



* {{Consolation Prize}}s: Strangely enough, on the 1970s Narz version, there was at least one often two consolation-level prizes available as main prizes to be found on the board during a given game. These have included panel cleaner, salad dressing, beef jerky, fruit drinks, macaroni and cheese dinners, children's toys, latex paint and floor wax. (Usually, the contestant would win about $25 to $50 worth of said prize, and it would be included in his total.)

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* {{Consolation Prize}}s: ConsolationPrize: Strangely enough, on the 1970s Narz version, there was at least one often two consolation-level prizes available as main prizes to be found on the board during a given game. These have included panel cleaner, salad dressing, beef jerky, fruit drinks, macaroni and cheese dinners, children's toys, latex paint and floor wax. (Usually, the contestant would win about $25 to $50 worth of said prize, and it would be included in his total.)



* LosingHorns: One loud "groan" on trombones, similar to (but not exactly like) the end of the sound on ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', was played after a bonus loss on the Trebek version and the 1989 ''Series/NowYouSeeIt''.

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* LosingHorns: One loud "groan" on trombones, similar to (but not exactly like) the end of the sound on ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', was played after a bonus loss on the Trebek version and [[note]]it was also used on the 1989 ''Series/NowYouSeeIt''.''Series/NowYouSeeIt''[[/note]].
3rd Jul '16 3:27:26 PM CorahsUncle
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* OneBookAuthor: Paola Diva had no film or TV credits other than ''Concentration''. Likewise Marjorie Goodson-Cutt.



* PreciousPuppies: Marjorie's chihuahua Pokey would often show up on display with her owner during prize descriptions, much to the amusement/annoyance of Trebek.

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* PreciousPuppies: Marjorie's chihuahua Pokey chihuahua, Pokey, would often show up on display with her owner during prize descriptions, much to the amusement/annoyance of Trebek.
3rd Jul '16 3:09:29 PM themisterfree
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* ProgressiveJackpot: The "Cashpot" on ''Classic''; match the numbers with it, get whatever it had that day (starting at $500 and going up $100 each day). This was added to the mix in 1989.
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?''
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