History Series / Pyramid

17th Aug '17 12:53:02 PM Twentington
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** Other times, the receiving contestant gave the correct answer to the last box on the buzzer the ruling in such a case is that if the "essence" of the answer came before the buzzer, it's a win. It resulted in a win on "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LAvUcPEwf8 Things made of flannel]]" in one episode, but didn't pan out on "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86R8ZMeZgQg Things with a strap]]" in another.

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** Other times, the receiving contestant gave the correct answer to the last box on the buzzer the ruling in such a case is that if the "essence" of the answer came before the buzzer, it's a win. It resulted in a win on "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LAvUcPEwf8 Things made of flannel]]" in one episode, but didn't pan out on "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86R8ZMeZgQg Things with a strap]]" in another.strap]]".
17th Aug '17 12:51:35 PM Twentington
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** Other times, the receiving contestant gave the correct answer to the last box on the buzzer the ruling in such a case is that if the "essence" of the answer (with "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LAvUcPEwf8 Things Made of Flannel]]", "flannel" is the essence) came before the buzzer, it's a win.

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** Other times, the receiving contestant gave the correct answer to the last box on the buzzer the ruling in such a case is that if the "essence" of the answer (with came before the buzzer, it's a win. It resulted in a win on "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LAvUcPEwf8 Things Made made of Flannel]]", "flannel" is the essence) came before the buzzer, it's flannel]]" in one episode, but didn't pan out on "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86R8ZMeZgQg Things with a win.strap]]" in another.
3rd Aug '17 1:48:01 PM Twentington
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** On one early episode of ''10,000'', Barbara Feldon was faced with the box "[[Creator/ElizabethTaylor Liz's]] Husbands". She spent nearly half the timer listing off all of them several times, but the contestant still never got it.

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** On one early episode of ''10,000'', Barbara Feldon [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7n1PFjqf1M was faced faced]] with the box "[[Creator/ElizabethTaylor Liz's]] Husbands". She spent nearly half the timer listing off all of them several times, but the contestant still never got it.
3rd Aug '17 1:30:14 PM Twentington
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** Other times, the receiving contestant gave the correct answer to the last box on the buzzer the ruling in such a case is that if the "essence" of the answer (with "Things Made of Flannel", "flannel" is the essence) came before the buzzer, it's a win. One time, it was; another time, it wasn't.

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** Other times, the receiving contestant gave the correct answer to the last box on the buzzer the ruling in such a case is that if the "essence" of the answer (with "Things "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LAvUcPEwf8 Things Made of Flannel", Flannel]]", "flannel" is the essence) came before the buzzer, it's a win. One time, it was; another time, it wasn't.win.
3rd Aug '17 1:13:05 PM Twentington
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* PopculturalOsmosisFailure: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKEBsR1wnZw This episode]] has Levar Burton giving "smoothie" for "Things that blend", which confused both the contestant and Dick as neither of them knew what a smoothie was.
3rd Aug '17 1:07:56 PM Twentington
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ2wT7eCMKQ In this game]] from 1983, Harry Anderson breezed through the first five boxes of the Winner's Circle, but instantly got buzzed on the last box with nearly 30 seconds to spare. As a consolation, Dick let him play the box anyway.
26th Jul '17 9:52:52 AM Twentington
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** On one early episode of ''10,000'', Barbara Feldon was faced with the box "[[Creator/ElizabethTaylor Liz's]] Husbands". She spent nearly half the timer listing off all of them several times, but the contestant still never got it.
26th Jul '17 9:45:23 AM Twentington
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* TheGhost: The judge, who would occasionally respond to Dick's (or occasionally the contestant's) questions with a bell or buzzer for "yes" or "no", respectively. Most commonly, said questions would be after-the-fact suggestions ("Would ''x'' have been an acceptable clue?") or Dick asking if the correct answer came before the time's-up buzzer. Other times, the dings and buzzes were for the [[RuleOfFunny sake of being funny]]:
-->'''[[SophisticatedAsHell Tony Randall]]:''' Millions of people do want to know [where I'm touring next]...\\
(''buzzer'')
-->'''Lynn Herring:''' Can I come back next week?\\
(''ding'')

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* TheGhost: The judge, who would occasionally respond to Dick's (or occasionally the contestant's) questions with a bell or buzzer for "yes" or "no", respectively. Most commonly, said questions would be after-the-fact suggestions ("Would ''x'' have been an acceptable clue?") or Dick the host asking if the correct answer came before the time's-up buzzer. buzzer (even on ''Donnymid''). Other times, the dings and buzzes were for the [[RuleOfFunny sake of being funny]]:
-->'''[[SophisticatedAsHell
funny]], such as Tony Randall]]:''' Millions Randall getting a buzzer for "Millions of people do want to know [where I'm touring next]...\\
(''buzzer'')
-->'''Lynn Herring:''' Can
next]" or Lynn Herring getting a bell for asking "Can I come back next week?\\
(''ding'')
week?"



** 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 [[note]](with the exception of nodding to indicate that the receiver is close to the right answer)[[/note]].

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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 it was 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 [[note]](with the exception of nodding to indicate that the receiver is close to the right answer)[[/note]].



*** The ''$20,000'' GrandFinale lampshaded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ3HBCRQbtw how difficult Winner's Circle categories could be in an effort "to save money"]]. [[spoiler:One such category was "Oil Companies in Bankruptcy".]]

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*** ** The ''$20,000'' GrandFinale lampshaded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ3HBCRQbtw how difficult Winner's Circle categories could be in an effort "to save money"]]. [[spoiler:One such category was "Oil Companies in Bankruptcy".]]



** The ''Donnymid'' Winner's Circle was the biggest example, being full of [[FakeDifficulty absolutely arcane boxes]] such as "Why Your Soufflé Falls", "What Regis' Coffee Cup Might Say", "What Creator/TomCruise's Dentist Might Say", and "Things on a Cave Wall". Keep in mind that you're allowed to give only a list of items on each box (unless it's "What ''x'' Might Say" or "Why You ''x''", where nearly any word except ''x'' is allowed).
*** Oh, and "Colors In The Olympic Rings". No, seriously.

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** The ''Donnymid'' Winner's Circle was the biggest example, being full of [[FakeDifficulty absolutely arcane boxes]] such as "Why Your Soufflé Falls", "What Regis' Coffee Cup Might Say", "What Creator/TomCruise's Dentist Might Say", and "Things on a Cave Wall". Wall", and "Colors in the Olympic Rings". Keep in mind that you're allowed to give only a list of items on each box (unless it's "What ''x'' Might Say" or "Why You ''x''", where nearly any word except ''x'' is allowed).
*** Oh, and "Colors In The Olympic Rings". No, seriously.
allowed).
26th Jul '17 9:37:18 AM Twentington
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** Some games could be lost as early as the fifth or even the ''fourth'' category if one team had enough trouble scoring points.

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** Some games could be lost as early as the fifth or even the ''fourth'' category if one team had enough trouble scoring points.points (again, unless one of the remaining boxes was the 7-11 or Mystery 7, in which case it would be played anyway for a chance at the corresponding bonus).
26th Jul '17 9:32:10 AM Twentington
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* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: ''Donnymid''- with its' techno theme, purple color scheme, dark metallic set, and strict judging- felt like Sony was trying to clone ''Millionaire'', just without a budget. Averted by the 2009 ''$1,000,000'' pilots, which were instead updated renditions of the 70s/80s versions, with a League of Champions tournament structure like the 80s/90s ''$100,000''. And the current ABC revival follows the same general line of the 2009 pilots, though the lights dim, spotlights turn on and the colors turn to red and black for the Winners' Circle.
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