History Series / DreamHouse

30th Nov '14 8:40:46 AM Prfnoff
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* HomeGame: One was produced by Milton Bradley in 1968.

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* HomeGame: One was produced by Milton Bradley Creator/MiltonBradley in 1968.
27th Jul '13 1:56:41 PM Twentington
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The 1980s version originally used the second theme of Goodson-Todman's ''{{Showoffs}}''. It was later changed to something that sounded similar to it.
8th Feb '13 5:33:25 PM WarioBarker
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GameShow created by Don Reid in which two couples competed to win a new house by answering questions. The original ran on Creator/{{ABC}} daytime from 1968 to 1970 (and in nighttime for six months in 1968) and was hosted by Mike Darrow; in it, two couples competed in a game of quick recall. The first player to buzz-in got to answer first, with a correct answer scoring five points. If s/he was wrong, the other couple could try to answer for 10 points. When a player gave a correct answer, s/he was locked out of the next question.

Two minutes before the end of the game, which lasted from four to five minutes, the [[DoubleTheDollars point values doubled]], and at the end was the "Catch-Up Round" in which the trailing couple could choose one last question from 10 to 50 points (if they answered correctly, the other couple got one last shot). The winning couple won a room of furniture, and seven rooms (four on the nighttime show) won a new house worth over $40,000, plus $7,000 cash to purchase land.

And therein lay the problem with the original series, which gave away over a dozen houses in its first year: ''TV Guide'' reported in mid-1969 that '''none''' of said houses was completed and some couples had to borrow much more than the $7,000 given to them. After this, the format was overhauled:

Three couples competed in Round 1, and all players were allowed to buzz in on every question. The points were doubled during the last two minutes of the round, and the two leading couples played Round 2 (done just like the original format). Winning five rooms offered an airplane as an incentive to quit, and couples who went all the way could take the house or $20,000 cash. ''Dream House'' was canned on January 2, 1970, replaced by ''AllMyChildren''.

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GameShow created by Don Reid in which two couples competed to win a new house by answering questions. The original ran first version aired on Creator/{{ABC}} daytime from 1968 to 1970 (and in 1968-70 (with a concurrent nighttime run for six months in 1968) and was hosted by Mike Darrow; in it, two Darrow.

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couples competed in a game of quick recall. The first player to buzz-in got to answer first, with a correct answer scoring five points. If points; tf s/he was wrong, the other couple could try to answer for 10 points. When If a player gave a correct answer, s/he was locked out of the next question.

Two minutes before the end of the game, which lasted from four to five 4-5 minutes, the [[DoubleTheDollars point values doubled]], and at the end was the "Catch-Up Round" in which the trailing couple could choose chose one last question from 10 to 50 10-50 points (if they answered correctly, the other couple got one last shot). The winning couple won a room of furniture, and seven rooms (four on the nighttime show) won a new $40,000+ house worth over $40,000, plus $7,000 cash to purchase land.

And therein lay the problem with the original series, show, which gave away over a dozen houses in its first year: in mid-1969, ''TV Guide'' reported in mid-1969 that '''none''' of said houses was had been completed and some couples had to borrow much more than the $7,000 given to them. After this, this came to light, the format was overhauled:

overhauled...

Three couples competed in Round 1, and all players were allowed to buzz in on every question. The points were doubled during the last two minutes of the round, and the two leading couples played Round 2 (done just like the original format). Winning five rooms offered an airplane as an incentive to quit, and couples who went all the way could take the house or $20,000 cash. The changes didn't work, as ''Dream House'' was canned ended on January 2, 1970, 1970 and was replaced by ''AllMyChildren''.



The {{revival}} aired on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1983 to 1984, hosted by Bob Eubanks. As before, two teams of two (usually married couples) competed; Eubanks read a true-false toss-up question, and a correct answer awarded $50 and control of a question board of four categories. Each category had a multiple-choice question and, after the couple gave their answer, the opposing team could challenge and give their own answer (but only two challenges were allowed per couple). Right answers won $100, plus $50 for an unsuccessful challenge.

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The {{revival}} aired on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1983 to 1984, 1983-84, hosted by Bob Eubanks. As before, two teams of two (usually married couples) competed; Eubanks read a true-false toss-up question, and a correct answer awarded $50 and control of a question board of four categories. Each category had a multiple-choice question and, after the couple gave their answer, the opposing team could challenge and give their own answer (but only two challenges were allowed per couple). Right answers won $100, plus $50 for an unsuccessful challenge.



In early 1984, the rules changed: The couple in control had to hit a plunger to determine the questions' value via the Money Machine, a light that stopped on $50, $100, $150, Prize, Turnover {gave control to the other team} or Number Off (a correct answer eliminated a digit in the BonusRound if that couple won). Winning by a margin of $500$950 awarded a prize (later reduced to $500), and a victory margin of $1,000 or more awarded a new car.

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In early 1984, the rules changed: The the couple in control had to hit a plunger to determine the questions' value via the Money Machine, a light that stopped on $50, $100, $150, Prize, Turnover {gave control to the other team} or Number Off (a correct answer eliminated a digit in the BonusRound if that couple won). Winning by a margin of $500$950 awarded a prize (later reduced to $500), and a victory margin of $1,000 or more awarded a new car.



* BigWinSirens: The stock "NBC Sirens" sounded if a couple was successful at the--

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* BigWinSirens: The stock "NBC Sirens" sounded if a couple was successful at the--the Golden Doors.



** If a couple on the Eubanks version reached this limit, the "Golden Doors Circuit Breaker" was invoked, a special prop to denote a grand champion winning "Their Dream House".
* HomeGame: Milton Bradley made one in 1968.

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** If a couple on the Eubanks version reached this limit, the "Golden Doors Circuit Breaker" was invoked, a special prop to denote a grand champion winning "Their "their Dream House".
* HomeGame: One was produced by Milton Bradley made one in 1968.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Originally, this show used the second theme from Goodson-Todman's ''Showoffs''. Later, it was changed to something that sounded similar to it.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Originally, this show The 1980s version originally used the second theme from of Goodson-Todman's ''Showoffs''. Later, it ''{{Showoffs}}''. It was later changed to something that sounded similar to it.
25th Aug '12 6:59:22 AM FELH2
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GameShow created by Don Reid in which two couples competed to win a new house by answering questions. The original ran on {{ABC}} daytime from 1968 to 1970 (and in nighttime for six months in 1968) and was hosted by Mike Darrow; in it, two couples competed in a game of quick recall. The first player to buzz-in got to answer first, with a correct answer scoring five points. If s/he was wrong, the other couple could try to answer for 10 points. When a player gave a correct answer, s/he was locked out of the next question.

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GameShow created by Don Reid in which two couples competed to win a new house by answering questions. The original ran on {{ABC}} Creator/{{ABC}} daytime from 1968 to 1970 (and in nighttime for six months in 1968) and was hosted by Mike Darrow; in it, two couples competed in a game of quick recall. The first player to buzz-in got to answer first, with a correct answer scoring five points. If s/he was wrong, the other couple could try to answer for 10 points. When a player gave a correct answer, s/he was locked out of the next question.



The {{revival}} aired on {{NBC}} from 1983 to 1984, hosted by Bob Eubanks. As before, two teams of two (usually married couples) competed; Eubanks read a true-false toss-up question, and a correct answer awarded $50 and control of a question board of four categories. Each category had a multiple-choice question and, after the couple gave their answer, the opposing team could challenge and give their own answer (but only two challenges were allowed per couple). Right answers won $100, plus $50 for an unsuccessful challenge.

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The {{revival}} aired on {{NBC}} Creator/{{NBC}} from 1983 to 1984, hosted by Bob Eubanks. As before, two teams of two (usually married couples) competed; Eubanks read a true-false toss-up question, and a correct answer awarded $50 and control of a question board of four categories. Each category had a multiple-choice question and, after the couple gave their answer, the opposing team could challenge and give their own answer (but only two challenges were allowed per couple). Right answers won $100, plus $50 for an unsuccessful challenge.
1st Aug '12 12:57:03 PM Twentington
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Bob Eubanks is, of course, most famous as the host of ''TheNewlywedGame''.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The original series is gone, with only one daytime show existing from August 1968. About 10 episodes of the Eubanks run circulate.



* TheJimmyHartVersion: Originally, this show used the second theme from Goodson-Todman's ''Showoffs''. Later, it was changed to something that sounded similar to it.

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* TheJimmyHartVersion: SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Originally, this show used the second theme from Goodson-Todman's ''Showoffs''. Later, it was changed to something that sounded similar to it.
25th Jul '12 12:43:43 PM Vahan
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* TheJimmyHartVeresion: Originally, this show used the second theme from Goodson-Todman's ''Showoffs''. Later, it was changed to something that sounded similar to it.

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* TheJimmyHartVeresion: TheJimmyHartVersion: Originally, this show used the second theme from Goodson-Todman's ''Showoffs''. Later, it was changed to something that sounded similar to it.
25th Jul '12 12:43:22 PM Vahan
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* TheJimmyHartVeresion: Originally, this show used the second theme from Goodson-Todman's ''Showoffs''. Later, it was changed to something that sounded similar to it.
15th Mar '12 12:50:31 AM Starcade
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** If a couple on the Eubanks version reached this limit, the "Golden Doors Circuit Breaker" was invoked, a special prop to denote a grand champion winning "Their Dream House".
30th Jan '12 10:50:13 AM IncoG5nito
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* BigWinSirens: The stock "NBC Sirens" sounded if a couple was successful at the--



* LosingHorns: Used in the Golden Doors round if the couple entered an incorrect combination.

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* LosingHorns: Used in the Golden Doors round More of a subversion; a harsh two-tone buzzer sounded if the couple entered an incorrect combination.combination at the Golden Doors.


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* ProgressiveJackpot: Subverted; instead of adding to the grand prize, a couple making a return trip to the bonus round received an additional number off the combination per day returning.
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