History Series / Pyramid

11th Jun '16 8:14:04 PM Green_lantern40
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Two ''$1,000,000'' pilots were taped in New York in 2009 (one with Tim Vincent as host, the other with Dean Cain) for Creator/{{CBS}}; they passed it up for a revival of ''Series/LetsMakeADeal''. They tried to pitch it again in 2010, but lost out again, this time in favor of ''The Talk'', a mother-oriented talk show fronted by (among others) ''Series/BigBrother'' host Julie Chen [[note]]Chen is ''also'' the wife of CBS executive Les Moonves, leading to suggestions that {{nepotism}} was the cause[[/note]]. Three more pilots, now back to ''$25,000'' and with Andy Richter as host, were taped for Creator/{{TBS}} on June 22 and 23, 2010.

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Two ''$1,000,000'' pilots were taped in New York in 2009 (one with Tim Vincent as host, the other with Dean Cain) for Creator/{{CBS}}; they passed it up for a revival of ''Series/LetsMakeADeal''. They tried to pitch it again (with the stakes lowered to $500,000) in 2010, but lost out again, this time in favor of ''The Talk'', a mother-oriented talk show fronted by (among others) ''Series/BigBrother'' host Julie Chen [[note]]Chen is ''also'' the wife of CBS executive Les Moonves, leading to suggestions that {{nepotism}} was the cause[[/note]]. Three more pilots, now back to ''$25,000'' and with Andy Richter as host, were taped for Creator/{{TBS}} on June 22 and 23, 2010.


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** Recent promos indicate the Strahan-hosted ''$100,000'' revival will be going this direction, following the success of Steve Harvey's similarly-styled ''Series/FamilyFeud''. Constestants in said promos are asked to describe "things you grind" and "things you do on your knees", among other items.
7th Jun '16 6:54:44 PM Gimere
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''Pyramid'' is a game show format that began on March 26, 1973 as ''The $10,000 Pyramid''. It was created by Creator/BobStewart, also the mind behind ''Series/{{Password}}''. Unlike ''Password'', however, the ''Pyramid'' franchise was largely produced by Stewart himself. It has a format similar to ''Password'' in that a contestant is trying to describe a word to a celebrity partner, but instead of being a one-word clue, the contestant has to give several clues to a set number of words (usually seven) within a time limit, and using virtually any form of verbal clue-giving. Whoever got more points in six rounds moved on to the BonusRound, or "Winner's Circle", in which the game was essentially reversed. In the Winner's Circle, the clue giver is shown six categories, and has to give a list of objects that fit each category.

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''Pyramid'' is a game show format that began on March 26, 1973 as ''The $10,000 Pyramid''. It was created by Creator/BobStewart, also the mind behind ''Series/{{Password}}''. Unlike ''Password'', however, the ''Pyramid'' franchise was largely produced by Stewart himself. It has a format similar to ''Password'' in that a contestant is trying to describe a word to a celebrity partner, but instead of being a one-word clue, the contestant has to give several clues to a set number of words (usually seven) within a time limit, and using virtually any form of verbal clue-giving. Whoever got more points in six rounds moved on to the BonusRound, or called the "Winner's Circle", in which the game was essentially reversed. In the Winner's Circle, the clue giver is shown six categories, and has to give a list of objects that fit each category.



* ComplacentGamingSyndrome:[[invoked]] Both 7-11 and Mystery 7 underwent some changes following their introductions.

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* ComplacentGamingSyndrome:[[invoked]] Both 7-11 and Mystery 7 underwent some changes following their introductions.introductions:
22nd May '16 4:07:03 PM Green_lantern40
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[[http://www.buzzerblog.com/2016/01/08/abc-revives-the-100000-pyramid/ ABC has announced a revival]] of the ''$100,000'' format slated to air in Summer 2016 hosted by Michael Strahan, and due to his commitments on both ''Live with Kelly and Michael'' and ''Good Morning America'', the show will return to New York, having taped there from 1973 until 1982 [[note]](with the exception of a brief stint in the 70s at Television City)[[/note]], and for one of the 2009 CBS pilots; it'll be joined as part of ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" block alongside the returning ''[[Series/FamilyFeud Celebrity Family Feud]]'' and an also-NY-based reboot of ''Series/MatchGame'' hosted by Creator/AlecBaldwin.

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[[http://www.buzzerblog.com/2016/01/08/abc-revives-the-100000-pyramid/ ABC has announced a revival]] of the ''$100,000'' format slated to air in Summer 2016 hosted by Michael Strahan, and due to his commitments on both ''Live with Kelly and Michael'' and to ''Good Morning America'', America'' the show will return to New York, having taped there from 1973 until 1982 [[note]](with the exception of a brief stint in the 70s at Television City)[[/note]], and for one of the 2009 CBS pilots; it'll be joined as part of ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" block alongside the returning ''[[Series/FamilyFeud Celebrity Family Feud]]'' and an also-NY-based reboot of ''Series/MatchGame'' hosted by Creator/AlecBaldwin.
22nd May '16 4:03:20 PM Green_lantern40
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* MythologyGag: Previews of the $100,000 Tournament episodes of ''Donnymid'' referred to the show as ''The $100,000 Pyramid''.

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Previews of the $100,000 Tournament episodes of ''Donnymid'' referred to the show as ''The $100,000 Pyramid''.Pyramid''.
** At least once, Mike Richards used Dick Clark's SignOffCatchPhrase to end an episode of ''The Pyramid'' (Clark had died earlier in the year).
11th May '16 5:05:12 PM themisterfree
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The most recent trio of pilots for Creator/{{CBS}} were taped on June 22 and 23, 2010, with Andy Richter as host. These were passed upon in favor of ''The Talk'', a mother-oriented talk show fronted by (among others) ''Series/BigBrother'' host Julie Chen [[note]]Chen is ''also'' the wife of CBS executive Les Moonves, leading to suggestions that {{nepotism}} was the cause[[/note]]. Richter was also slated to host a pilot for Creator/{{TBS}} in 2011.

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The most recent trio of Two ''$1,000,000'' pilots for Creator/{{CBS}} were taped on June 22 and 23, 2010, in New York in 2009 (one with Andy Richter Tim Vincent as host. These were host, the other with Dean Cain) for Creator/{{CBS}}; they passed upon it up for a revival of ''Series/LetsMakeADeal''. They tried to pitch it again in 2010, but lost out again, this time in favor of ''The Talk'', a mother-oriented talk show fronted by (among others) ''Series/BigBrother'' host Julie Chen [[note]]Chen is ''also'' the wife of CBS executive Les Moonves, leading to suggestions that {{nepotism}} was the cause[[/note]]. Three more pilots, now back to ''$25,000'' and with Andy Richter was also slated to host a pilot as host, were taped for Creator/{{TBS}} in 2011.
on June 22 and 23, 2010.
29th Apr '16 9:51:10 PM Vahanisback
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** Creator/BernadettePeters pointed to her breasts during her appearance on the original ''$10,000'' version in 1974, when she was trying to get her partner to say "Things Around Your Neck". This was the reason the straps were added to the givers' chair in the Winner's Circle.
28th Apr '16 8:36:29 PM Twentington
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More recently, [[http://www.buzzerblog.com/2016/01/08/abc-revives-the-100000-pyramid/ ABC has announced a revival]] of the ''$100,000'' format slated to air in Summer 2016 hosted by Michael Strahan, and due to his commitments on both ''Live with Kelly and Michael'' and ''Good Morning America'', the show will return to New York, having taped there from 1973 until 1982 [[note]](with the exception of a brief stint in the 70s at Television City)[[/note]], and for one of the 2009 CBS pilots; it'll be joined as part of ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" block alongside the returning ''[[Series/FamilyFeud Celebrity Family Feud]]'' and an also-NY-based reboot of ''Series/MatchGame'' hosted by Creator/AlecBaldwin.

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More recently, [[http://www.buzzerblog.com/2016/01/08/abc-revives-the-100000-pyramid/ ABC has announced a revival]] of the ''$100,000'' format slated to air in Summer 2016 hosted by Michael Strahan, and due to his commitments on both ''Live with Kelly and Michael'' and ''Good Morning America'', the show will return to New York, having taped there from 1973 until 1982 [[note]](with the exception of a brief stint in the 70s at Television City)[[/note]], and for one of the 2009 CBS pilots; it'll be joined as part of ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" block alongside the returning ''[[Series/FamilyFeud Celebrity Family Feud]]'' and an also-NY-based reboot of ''Series/MatchGame'' hosted by Creator/AlecBaldwin.
28th Apr '16 1:44:37 PM themisterfree
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More recently, [[http://www.buzzerblog.com/2016/01/08/abc-revives-the-100000-pyramid/ ABC has announced a revival]] of the ''$100,000'' format slated to air in Summer 2016 hosted by Michael Strahan, and due to his commitments on both ''Live with Kelly and Michael'' and ''Good Morning America'', the show will return to New York, having taped there from 1973 until 1982 [[note]](with the exception of a brief stint in the 70s at Television City)[[/note]], and for one of the 2009 CBS pilots; it'll be joined as part of ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" block alongside the returning ''[[Series/FamilyFeud Celebrity Family Feud'' and an also-NY-based reboot of ''Series/MatchGame'' hosted by Creator/AlecBaldwin.

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More recently, [[http://www.buzzerblog.com/2016/01/08/abc-revives-the-100000-pyramid/ ABC has announced a revival]] of the ''$100,000'' format slated to air in Summer 2016 hosted by Michael Strahan, and due to his commitments on both ''Live with Kelly and Michael'' and ''Good Morning America'', the show will return to New York, having taped there from 1973 until 1982 [[note]](with the exception of a brief stint in the 70s at Television City)[[/note]], and for one of the 2009 CBS pilots; it'll be joined as part of ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" block alongside the returning ''[[Series/FamilyFeud Celebrity Family Feud'' Feud]]'' and an also-NY-based reboot of ''Series/MatchGame'' hosted by Creator/AlecBaldwin.
28th Apr '16 1:44:27 PM themisterfree
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More recently, [[http://www.buzzerblog.com/2016/01/08/abc-revives-the-100000-pyramid/ ABC has announced a revival]] of the ''$100,000'' format slated to air in Summer 2016 hosted by Michael Strahan, and due to his commitments on both ''Live with Kelly and Michael'' and ''Good Morning America'', the show will return to New York, having taped there from 1973 until 1982 [[note]](with the exception of a brief stint in the 70s at Television City)[[/note]], and for one of the 2009 CBS pilots.

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More recently, [[http://www.buzzerblog.com/2016/01/08/abc-revives-the-100000-pyramid/ ABC has announced a revival]] of the ''$100,000'' format slated to air in Summer 2016 hosted by Michael Strahan, and due to his commitments on both ''Live with Kelly and Michael'' and ''Good Morning America'', the show will return to New York, having taped there from 1973 until 1982 [[note]](with the exception of a brief stint in the 70s at Television City)[[/note]], and for one of the 2009 CBS pilots.pilots; it'll be joined as part of ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" block alongside the returning ''[[Series/FamilyFeud Celebrity Family Feud'' and an also-NY-based reboot of ''Series/MatchGame'' hosted by Creator/AlecBaldwin.
5th Apr '16 10:02:26 AM Gimere
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The most recent trio of pilots for Creator/{{CBS}} were taped on June 22 and 23, 2010, with Andy Richter as host. These were passed upon in favor of ''The Talk'', a mother-oriented talk show fronted by (among others) ''Series/BigBrother'' host Julie Chen...who is ''also'' the wife of CBS executive Les Moonves, leading to suggestions that {{nepotism}} was the cause. Richter was also slated to host a pilot for Creator/{{TBS}} in 2011.

After having been trapped in DevelopmentHell for eight years, Creator/{{GSN}} finally raised the curtain on a new edition, now titled ''The Pyramid'', [[http://corp.gsn.com/press/releases/gsn-announces-premiere-pyramid-monday-september-3 on September 3, 2012]], with Mike Richards (not [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} this one]], but [[Series/ThePriceIsRight that one]]) as host. The series lasted only 40 episodes before being cancelled due to low ratings.

More recently, [[http://www.buzzerblog.com/2016/01/08/abc-revives-the-100000-pyramid/ ABC has announced a revival]] of the ''$100,000'' format slated to air in Summer 2016 hosted by Michael Strahan, and due to his commitments on both ''Live with Kelly and Michael'' and ''Good Morning America'', the show will return to New York, having taped there from 1973 until 1982 (with the exception of a brief stint in the 70s at Television City), and for one of the 2009 CBS pilots.

to:

The most recent trio of pilots for Creator/{{CBS}} were taped on June 22 and 23, 2010, with Andy Richter as host. These were passed upon in favor of ''The Talk'', a mother-oriented talk show fronted by (among others) ''Series/BigBrother'' host Julie Chen...who Chen [[note]]Chen is ''also'' the wife of CBS executive Les Moonves, leading to suggestions that {{nepotism}} was the cause.cause[[/note]]. Richter was also slated to host a pilot for Creator/{{TBS}} in 2011.

After having been trapped in DevelopmentHell for eight years, Creator/{{GSN}} finally raised the curtain on a new edition, now titled ''The Pyramid'', [[http://corp.gsn.com/press/releases/gsn-announces-premiere-pyramid-monday-september-3 on September 3, 2012]], with Mike Richards (not [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} this one]], Kramer]], but [[Series/ThePriceIsRight that one]]) the executive producer of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'') as host. The series lasted only 40 episodes before being cancelled due to low ratings.

More recently, [[http://www.buzzerblog.com/2016/01/08/abc-revives-the-100000-pyramid/ ABC has announced a revival]] of the ''$100,000'' format slated to air in Summer 2016 hosted by Michael Strahan, and due to his commitments on both ''Live with Kelly and Michael'' and ''Good Morning America'', the show will return to New York, having taped there from 1973 until 1982 (with [[note]](with the exception of a brief stint in the 70s at Television City), City)[[/note]], and for one of the 2009 CBS pilots.



* AffectionateParody: Comcast did a commercial during their "It's Comcastic!" campaign using the Winner's Circle of a ''$20,000'' episode with the categories digitally altered, presumably to say "Hey, we have Creator/{{GSN}}!" Two versions of the commercial were made a 30-second one that skips the fourth category, and a 60-second one that features Dick Clark in a cameo.

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* AffectionateParody: AffectionateParody:
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Comcast did a commercial during their "It's Comcastic!" campaign using the Winner's Circle of a ''$20,000'' episode with the categories digitally altered, presumably to say "Hey, we have Creator/{{GSN}}!" Two versions of the commercial were made a 30-second one that skips the fourth category, and a 60-second one that features Dick Clark in a cameo.



** In one Winner's Circle, Adrienne Barbeau tried to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eZcLbGwOF0 flicker her eyelashes]] while giving a clue for "Things That Flicker", causing Dick to chuckle and say, "You dirty dog." This caused an awkward situation when both Dick and Adrienne swore they heard the contestant say "flicker"; when they came back from commercial, it's revealed that he said "flutter", and that even if he ''had'' said "flicker" they wouldn't have accepted it because physical clues aren't allowed (with the exception of nodding to indicate that the receiver is close to the right answer).

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** In one Winner's Circle, Adrienne Barbeau tried to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eZcLbGwOF0 flicker her eyelashes]] while giving a clue for "Things That Flicker", causing Dick to chuckle and say, "You dirty dog." This caused an awkward situation when both Dick and Adrienne swore they heard the contestant say "flicker"; when they came back from commercial, it's revealed that he said "flutter", and that even if he ''had'' said "flicker" they wouldn't have accepted it because physical clues aren't allowed (with [[note]](with the exception of nodding to indicate that the receiver is close to the right answer).answer)[[/note]].
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