History Series / Jackpot

21st Mar '17 3:09:23 PM Gimere
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* TransatlanticEquivalent: [The show had a [http://www.ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Jacpot Welsh adaptation]] for [=S4C=] from 1992 to 1999 and again for a brief time in 2012; this version appears to be mainly modeled after the 1984 pilot (including the BonusRound), but questions are asked in lieu of riddles like the original run's later format (possibly because riddles wouldn't translate all that well to Welsh).

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* TransatlanticEquivalent: [The The show had a [http://www.[[http://www.ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Jacpot Welsh adaptation]] for [=S4C=] from 1992 to 1999 and again for a brief time in 2012; this version appears to be mainly modeled after the 1984 pilot (including the BonusRound), but questions are asked in lieu of riddles like the original run's later format (possibly because riddles wouldn't translate all that well to Welsh).
21st Mar '17 3:08:52 PM Gimere
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with the Norwegian movie "Arme Riddere", which is named 'Jackpot' internationally.

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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with the Norwegian movie "Arme Riddere", which is named known as 'Jackpot' internationally.



* GrandFinale: The 1975 finale wasn't all that grand, partly due to the format change and partly due to an Expert not being able to pick the Jackpot Question in the second-to-last game when the gallery was whittled down to two. A male Expert then won the final Jackpot of $500 (rather than go for the Super Jackpot of $3,800), after which Geoff did a speech telling viewers to come back the following Monday for a new game helmed by Dick Enberg (''3 For The Money'' ran just eight weeks); Geoff then congratulated the big winners of the week (the biggest was a lady named Diana who won $4,475) before signing off. The last person heard on this version was Tom Snyder, doing a voiceover to promote the night's 90-minute episode of ''The Tomorrow Show'' with Creator/JerryLewis.

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* GrandFinale: The 1975 finale wasn't all that grand, partly due to the format change and partly due to an Expert not being able to pick the Jackpot Question in the second-to-last game when the gallery was whittled down to two. A male Expert then won the final Jackpot of $500 (rather than go for the Super Jackpot of $3,800), after which Geoff did a speech telling viewers to come back the following Monday for a new game helmed by Dick Enberg (''3 For The Money'' Money'', which ran for just eight weeks); Geoff then congratulated the big winners of the week (the biggest was a lady named Diana who won $4,475) before signing off. The last person heard on this version was Tom Snyder, doing a voiceover to promote the night's 90-minute episode of ''The Tomorrow Show'' with Creator/JerryLewis.



* TransatlanticEquivalent: [[http://www.ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Jacpot Received a Welsh adaptation]] for Creator/{{S4C}} from 1992 to 1999 and again for a brief time in 2012; this version appears to be mainly modeled after the 1984 pilot (including the BonusRound), but questions are asked in lieu of riddles like the original run's later format (possibly because riddles wouldn't translate all that well to Welsh).

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* TransatlanticEquivalent: [[http://www.[The show had a [http://www.ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Jacpot Received a Welsh adaptation]] for Creator/{{S4C}} [=S4C=] from 1992 to 1999 and again for a brief time in 2012; this version appears to be mainly modeled after the 1984 pilot (including the BonusRound), but questions are asked in lieu of riddles like the original run's later format (possibly because riddles wouldn't translate all that well to Welsh).
18th Mar '17 7:05:03 PM themisterfree
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* BonusRound: The Super Jackpot.

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* BonusRound: The Super Jackpot. The 1984 Nipsey Russell pilot instead had ''Riddle-grams'', a recycled form of the bonus game from Stewart's earlier ''Shoot for the Stars'', which was in turn later remolded as ''Double Talk''; here, the winning players had 60 seconds to solve seven word puzzles known as "riddle-grams" (ex.: "Freezing Dollars", which would be a "riddle-gram" for "Cold Cash"). Each correct answer was worth $100, and successfully solving all seven split $5,000 between the two winners ($2,500 per player).


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* ExcitedShowTitle: The exclamation point was added for the 1989 run.


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* TransatlanticEquivalent: [[http://www.ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Jacpot Received a Welsh adaptation]] for Creator/{{S4C}} from 1992 to 1999 and again for a brief time in 2012; this version appears to be mainly modeled after the 1984 pilot (including the BonusRound), but questions are asked in lieu of riddles like the original run's later format (possibly because riddles wouldn't translate all that well to Welsh).
18th Sep '16 5:21:19 PM themisterfree
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After a decent three-year run, followed by a one-year hiatus, the show moved to daily syndication with Geoff returning as host; the show ran just over a half-season, and ended when the production company went bankrupt.

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After a decent three-year run, followed by a one-year hiatus, the show moved to daily syndication with Geoff returning as host; the show ran just over a half-season, and ended when the production company distribution firm went bankrupt.
15th Aug '16 9:14:06 AM themisterfree
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''Jackpot!'' ran from January 7, 1974 to September 26, 1975 on Creator/{{NBC}}, after which Stewart re-tooled the format into a 1977 {{pilot}} called ''The Riddlers'' (hosted by one Creator/DavidLetterman) which didn't sell. An equally-unsold pilot, recorded at Creator/{{CBS}} Television City in Hollywood, California for CBS themselves on June 9, 1984, and hosted by Nipsey Russell, mostly returned to the original format, but ousted the Super Jackpot and tacked on a bonus round. In 1985, the show appeared on Creator/USANetwork, taped in Canada with Mike Darrow as the host and some slight changes (including referring to the Expert as the King/Queen of the Hill).

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''Jackpot!'' ran from January 7, 1974 to September 26, 1975 on Creator/{{NBC}}, after which Stewart re-tooled the format into a 1977 {{pilot}} called ''The Riddlers'' (hosted by one Creator/DavidLetterman) which didn't sell. An equally-unsold pilot, recorded at Creator/{{CBS}} Television City in Hollywood, California for CBS themselves on June 9, 1984, and hosted by Nipsey Russell, mostly returned to the original format, but ousted the Super Jackpot and tacked on a bonus round. In 1985, the show appeared on Creator/USANetwork, taped in Canada (airing there on Creator/{{Global}}) with Mike Darrow as the host and some slight changes (including referring to the Expert as the King/Queen of the Hill).



** GameShowHost: Geoff Edwards, who had begun hosting ''[[Series/TreasureHuntUS The New Treasure Hunt]]'' a few months earlier.

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** GameShowHost: Geoff Edwards, who had begun hosting ''[[Series/TreasureHuntUS The New Treasure Hunt]]'' a few months earlier. The USA/Global version had Mike Darrow at the helm; the 1989 run saw the return of Edwards.
22nd Mar '16 6:40:44 AM Gimere
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GameShow franchise created by Creator/BobStewart and originally hosted by Geoff Edwards in which 16 contestants competed for an entire week, answering riddles for cash prizes. One contestant was randomly selected to be the Expert, while the 15 others sat on bleachers. The Expert selected one of the 15 contestants in the bleachers, and that contestant would read his or her riddle and its cash amount. If the Expert got it right, s/he would stay in place; if not, s/he would trade places with the selected contestant.

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GameShow franchise created by Creator/BobStewart and originally hosted by Geoff Edwards in which 16 contestants competed for an entire week, answering riddles for cash prizes. One contestant was randomly selected to be the Expert, while the 15 others sat on bleachers. The Expert selected one of the 15 contestants in the bleachers, and that contestant would read his or her riddle and its cash amount. If the Expert got it right, s/he (s)he would stay in place; if not, s/he (s)he would trade places with the selected contestant.



''Jackpot!'' ran from January 7, 1974 to September 26, 1975 on Creator/{{NBC}}, after which Stewart re-tooled the format into a 1977 {{pilot}} called ''The Riddlers'' (hosted by one DavidLetterman) which didn't sell. An equally-unsold pilot, recorded at CBS Television City in Hollywood, California for CBS themselves on June 9, 1984, and hosted by Nipsey Russell, mostly returned to the original format, but ousted the Super Jackpot and tacked on a bonus round. In 1985, the show appeared on Creator/USANetwork, taped in Canada with Mike Darrow as the host and some slight changes (including referring to the Expert as the King/Queen of the Hill).

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''Jackpot!'' ran from January 7, 1974 to September 26, 1975 on Creator/{{NBC}}, after which Stewart re-tooled the format into a 1977 {{pilot}} called ''The Riddlers'' (hosted by one DavidLetterman) Creator/DavidLetterman) which didn't sell. An equally-unsold pilot, recorded at CBS Creator/{{CBS}} Television City in Hollywood, California for CBS themselves on June 9, 1984, and hosted by Nipsey Russell, mostly returned to the original format, but ousted the Super Jackpot and tacked on a bonus round. In 1985, the show appeared on Creator/USANetwork, taped in Canada with Mike Darrow as the host and some slight changes (including referring to the Expert as the King/Queen of the Hill).



[[IThoughtItMeant Not]] to be confused with the norwegian movie "Arme Riddere", which is named 'Jackpot' internationally.

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[[IThoughtItMeant Not]] Not to be confused confused]] with the norwegian Norwegian movie "Arme Riddere", which is named 'Jackpot' internationally.



* BonusSpace: Double Dollars and Bonus Prize were on all versions. Instant Target Match appeared only during the syndicated run...which, considering that run's budget problems, probably wasn't the best idea. At least one version had "Return Trip", which, if correctly answered, allowed both questioner and answerer to return to next week's panel.

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* BonusSpace: Double Dollars and Bonus Prize were on all versions. Instant Target Match appeared only during the syndicated run...which, considering that run's budget problems, probably wasn't the best idea. At least one version had "Return Trip", which, if correctly answered, allowed both the questioner and answerer to return to next week's panel.



* SpiritualSuccessor: One of GSN's original games, ''Hollywood Showdown'' (created by Bob Stewart's son Sande), had a fairly similar format.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: One of GSN's Creator/{{GSN}}'s original games, ''Hollywood Showdown'' (created by Bob Stewart's son Sande), had a fairly similar format.
13th Jan '16 6:44:59 AM Ulrik54
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not]] to be confused with the norwegian movie "Arme Riddere", which is named 'Jackpot' internationally.
29th Dec '15 11:34:07 AM Gimere
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29th Dec '15 11:33:50 AM Gimere
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''Jackpot!'' ran from January 7, 1974 to September 26, 1975 on Creator/{{NBC}}, after which Stewart re-tooled the format into a 1977 {{pilot}} called ''The Riddlers'' (hosted by one DavidLetterman) which didn't sell. An equally-unsold pilot, recorded at CBS Television City in Hollywood, California for CBS themselves on June 9, 1984, and hosted by Nipsey Russell, mostly returned to the original format, but ousted the Super Jackpot and tacked on a bonus round. In 1985, the show appeared on USANetwork, taped in Canada with Mike Darrow as the host and some slight changes (including referring to the Expert as the King/Queen of the Hill).

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''Jackpot!'' ran from January 7, 1974 to September 26, 1975 on Creator/{{NBC}}, after which Stewart re-tooled the format into a 1977 {{pilot}} called ''The Riddlers'' (hosted by one DavidLetterman) which didn't sell. An equally-unsold pilot, recorded at CBS Television City in Hollywood, California for CBS themselves on June 9, 1984, and hosted by Nipsey Russell, mostly returned to the original format, but ousted the Super Jackpot and tacked on a bonus round. In 1985, the show appeared on USANetwork, Creator/USANetwork, taped in Canada with Mike Darrow as the host and some slight changes (including referring to the Expert as the King/Queen of the Hill).



** GameShowHost: Geoff Edwards, who had begun hosting ''[[TreasureHuntUS The New Treasure Hunt]]'' a few months earlier.

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** GameShowHost: Geoff Edwards, who had begun hosting ''[[TreasureHuntUS ''[[Series/TreasureHuntUS The New Treasure Hunt]]'' a few months earlier.



* GrandFinale: The 1975 finale wasn't all that grand, partly due to the format change and partly due to an Expert not being able to pick the Jackpot Question in the second-to-last game when the gallery was whittled down to two. A male Expert then won the final Jackpot of $500 (rather than go for the Super Jackpot of $3,800), after which Geoff did a speech telling viewers to come back the following Monday for a new game helmed by Dick Enberg (''3 For The Money'' ran just eight weeks); Geoff then congratulated the big winners of the week (the biggest was a lady named Diana who won $4,475) before signing off. The last person heard on this version was Tom Snyder, doing a voiceover to promote the night's 90-minute episode of ''The Tomorrow Show'' with JerryLewis.
* OpeningNarration: "Today, 16 players are here trying to win $25,000/$50,000. Every one of them holds a different riddle, but only one of them holds the Jackpot Riddle. You never know when someone in our game will [[TitleScream stand up and yell]]..." (''contestant stands up, yelling'') "JACKPOT!"

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* GrandFinale: The 1975 finale wasn't all that grand, partly due to the format change and partly due to an Expert not being able to pick the Jackpot Question in the second-to-last game when the gallery was whittled down to two. A male Expert then won the final Jackpot of $500 (rather than go for the Super Jackpot of $3,800), after which Geoff did a speech telling viewers to come back the following Monday for a new game helmed by Dick Enberg (''3 For The Money'' ran just eight weeks); Geoff then congratulated the big winners of the week (the biggest was a lady named Diana who won $4,475) before signing off. The last person heard on this version was Tom Snyder, doing a voiceover to promote the night's 90-minute episode of ''The Tomorrow Show'' with JerryLewis.
Creator/JerryLewis.
* OpeningNarration: "Today, 16 players are here trying to win $25,000/$50,000. Every one of them holds a different riddle, but only one of them holds the Jackpot Riddle. You never know when someone in our game will [[TitleScream stand up and yell]]..." (''contestant stands up, yelling'') "JACKPOT!""[[TitleDrop JACKPOT!]]"
16th Nov '15 6:26:43 PM Prfnoff
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** TheAnnouncer: Don Pardo announced most of the NBC version (including the final week), with Wayne Howell filling in for a time near the end. Ken Ryan (who also announced ''BumperStumpers'') and John Harris announced the USA version. John Harlan and Johnny Gilbert traded off announcing duties on the syndicated version.

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** TheAnnouncer: Don Pardo announced most of the NBC version (including the final week), with Wayne Howell filling in for a time near the end. Ken Ryan (who also announced ''BumperStumpers'') ''Series/BumperStumpers'') and John Harris announced the USA version. John Harlan and Johnny Gilbert traded off announcing duties on the syndicated version.
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