History Series / Pyramid

7th Feb '17 1:52:10 PM Twentington
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** Alan Kalter, Fred Foy, John Causier, Dick Heatherton, Ed Jordan, and Scott Vincent all filled in for Bob Clayton. Kalter also filled in for Steve O'Brien.
** Rod Roddy, Johnny Gilbert, Jerry Bishop, and Charlie Tuna all filled in for Jack Clark.
** Gilbert then took over so Jack could free up his schedule for ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', but due to Gilbert's own game show commitments, which included, among others, ''Wheel''[='s=] sister show, ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', Charlie O'Donnell, Bob Hilton, and Dean Goss all filled in for him. Goss and [[Series/{{Webster}} Henry Polic II]] filled in for Gilbert on ''New $100,000''.

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** [[Series/TheLateShow Alan Kalter, Kalter]], Fred Foy, John Causier, Dick Heatherton, Ed Jordan, and Scott Vincent all filled in for Bob Clayton. Kalter also filled in for Steve O'Brien.
** [[Series/ThePriceIsRight Rod Roddy, Roddy]], Johnny Gilbert, [[Series/JudgeJudy Jerry Bishop, Bishop[[, and [[Series/{{Scrabble}} Charlie Tuna Tuna]] all filled in for Jack Clark.
** Gilbert then took over so Jack could free up his schedule for ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', but due to Gilbert's own game show commitments, which commitments (which included, among others, ''Wheel''[='s=] sister show, ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', show ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''), Charlie O'Donnell, Bob Hilton, and Dean Goss all filled in for him. Goss and [[Series/{{Webster}} Henry Polic II]] filled in for Gilbert on ''New $100,000''.
28th Jan '17 6:56:44 PM KoopaKid17
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** Subverted on the John Davidson run. Hillary Bailey Smith ''thought'' she won $100,000 for her contestant when she guessed "Things That Stick"... but since they were looking for "Things That Stick ''Out''", she wasn't credited with the win. However, that same contestant later made it back to the Winner's Circle where she won $100,000 with Barry Jenner giving the clues.
16th Nov '16 1:31:51 PM Gimere
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* OutOfOrder: ''Donnymid'' and ''The Pyramid'' usually took the weeks they made and aired the individual episodes at various points. An aired week could have as many as '''five''' different sets of celebrities.
4th Nov '16 2:27:39 AM Aspie1987
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** On a November 1982 episode of ''New $25,000'', when given the Winner's Circle category "Why You Make Love", Didi Conn comes off with "Because you're horny as hell!" Cue the audience losing it.
20th Sep '16 6:49:51 PM Gimere
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* LongRunner: Every year from 1973-88 featured at least one version in first-run, fifteen years total. 1974-79 and 1985-88 featured ''two'' versions a daytime version, and a big-money nighttime version.
16th Sep '16 8:37:08 PM Lirodon
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** The 1980 GrandFinale featured an "impossible" Winner's Circle with such categories as "Used Car Dealers You Can Trust", "Hit Shows on NBC-TV" [[note]](a jab at Fred Silverman, who had cancelled ''$10,000 Pyramid'' when he worked at CBS, and was now greenlighting flop after flop at NBC)[[/note]], "Things Kissinger Did Not Foul Up", "Famous Japanese Rabbis", "Oil Companies in Bankruptcy", and "Famous Italian TV Directors".

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** The 1980 GrandFinale featured an "impossible" Winner's Circle with such categories as "Used Car Dealers You Can Trust", "Hit Shows on NBC-TV" [[note]](a jab at Fred Silverman, who had cancelled ''$10,000 Pyramid'' when he worked at CBS, and was now greenlighting flop after flop at NBC)[[/note]], infamously driving NBC into the ground)[[/note]], "Things Kissinger Did Not Foul Up", "Famous Japanese Rabbis", "Oil Companies in Bankruptcy", and "Famous Italian TV Directors".
17th Aug '16 4:13:13 PM Green_lantern40
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A revival of the ''$25,000'' format premiered on ABC on June 26, 2016, hosted by Michael Strahan and renamed as ''The $100,000 Pyramid'', offering top prizes of $50,000 and $100,000 in the Winner's Circle. Due to his commitments to ''Good Morning America'', the show returned not only to ABC, but also 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. The revival is 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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A revival of the ''$25,000'' ''$100,000'' format premiered on ABC on June 26, 2016, hosted by Michael Strahan and renamed as ''The $100,000 Pyramid'', Strahan, offering top prizes of $50,000 and $100,000 in the Winner's Circle. Due to his commitments to ''Good Morning America'', the show returned not only to ABC, but also 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. The revival is 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.
17th Aug '16 6:06:05 AM DrSlide
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A revival of the ''$100,000'' format premiered on ABC on June 26, 2016, hosted by Michael Strahan. Due to his commitments to ''Good Morning America'', the show returned not only to ABC, but also 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. The revival is 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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A revival of the ''$100,000'' ''$25,000'' format premiered on ABC on June 26, 2016, hosted by Michael Strahan.Strahan and renamed as ''The $100,000 Pyramid'', offering top prizes of $50,000 and $100,000 in the Winner's Circle. Due to his commitments to ''Good Morning America'', the show returned not only to ABC, but also 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. The revival is 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.
14th Aug '16 9:32:11 PM Green_lantern40
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* PressXToDie: Giving the word itself as a clue[[note]]or part of the word (including its first letter), or stating that it rhymes with another word, unless either was already dictated by the category; usually indicated by Dick saying "You may/may not use ____ in your clues"[[/note]] automatically disqualified it; this would be signified by a "cuckoo" sound (or a "burble" on ''Donnymid'').

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* PressXToDie: Giving the word itself as a clue[[note]]or part of the word (including its first letter), or stating that it rhymes with another word, unless either was already dictated by the category; usually indicated by Dick saying "You may/may not use ____ in your clues"[[/note]] automatically disqualified it; this would be signified by a "cuckoo" sound (or a "burble" on ''Donnymid''). As on ''Series/{{Password}}'', this has been hard to do for some players due to the word being [[IgnoreTheDisability right in front of them]]; Steve Schirripa and his partner found this out the hard way on ''$100,000'''s August 14, 2016 episode.
11th Aug '16 9:02:58 PM Twentington
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** On many occasions, a team lagged far enough behind that the game ended after the fifth category (unless the sixth was a bonus). At least three times ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSzpf92FfBc October 19, 1982]]; May 25, 1985; and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEQ6M5IU_-k during the week of April 28-May 2, 1986]]), the game ended after '''four'''.

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** On many occasions, a team lagged far enough behind that the game ended after the fifth category (unless the sixth was a bonus). At least three times ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSzpf92FfBc October (October 19, 1982]]; 1982; May 25, 1985; and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEQ6M5IU_-k during the week of April 28-May 2, 1986]]), 1986), the game ended after '''four'''.
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