History Series / TheJokersWild

28th Apr '16 10:35:08 AM themisterfree
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* RecycledSoundtrack: A 1980 tournament borrowed the theme from another Barry-Enright show, ''[[Series/BreakTheBank1976 Break the Bank]]''.
** Over 2 decades after the 1990 version was canned, Creator/{{Greggo}} reused a (low-pitched, internet-sourced) copy of the 1990 theme for his original game show ''Farkle''.



** A 1980 tournament borrowed the theme from another Barry-Enright show, ''[[Series/BreakTheBank1976 Break the Bank]]''.
22nd Apr '16 1:47:32 PM themisterfree
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** The pilot for the 1990-1991 revival, taped in September 1989, had a less-frightening logo on top of the Joker Machine; per a brief clip shown by Pat Finn when he introduced the pilot for ''Series/ShopTilYouDropp'' on Wink Martindale's YouTube page, the third window of the machine still had Jokers, but held time amounts instead of cash amounts.

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** The pilot for the 1990-1991 revival, taped in September 1989, had a less-frightening logo on top of the Joker Machine; per a brief clip shown by Pat Finn when [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziAqUdK0tGI he introduced the pilot for ''Series/ShopTilYouDropp'' for]] ''Series/ShopTilYouDrop'' on Wink Martindale's YouTube page, the third window of the machine still had Jokers, but held time amounts instead of cash amounts.
22nd Apr '16 1:47:00 PM themisterfree
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** The Pilot for the 1990-1991 revival, taped in September 1989, had a less-frightening logo on top of the Joker Machine.

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** The Pilot pilot for the 1990-1991 revival, taped in September 1989, had a less-frightening logo on top of the Joker Machine.Machine; per a brief clip shown by Pat Finn when he introduced the pilot for ''Series/ShopTilYouDropp'' on Wink Martindale's YouTube page, the third window of the machine still had Jokers, but held time amounts instead of cash amounts.
15th Mar '16 5:13:42 AM Gimere
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''Here's the game where knowledge is king, and Lady Luck is queen! It's '''The Joker's Wild'''!''

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''Here's ''"Here's the game where knowledge is king, and Lady Luck is queen! It's '''The Joker's Wild'''!''
Wild'''!"''


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* OpeningNarration: Quoted at the top of this page.
31st Jan '16 5:22:09 PM Gimere
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* AudienceParticipation: Several were done over time.

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* AudienceParticipation: Several were done over time.AudienceParticipation:



** The 1990s version had an audience game, albeit only to fill in time when the endgame ended early, and had people picked from the audience playing the standard endgame; two spins to match anything for $100.
* BonusRound: Many of them over time.

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** The 1990s version had an audience game, too, albeit only to fill in time when the endgame ended early, and had people picked from the audience playing the standard endgame; two spins to match anything for $100.
* BonusRound: Many of them over time.BonusRound:



** Also applies to the main game. If the challenger reached $500 first and was leading by more than $50, it was always possible for the champion to spin a combination with a low enough value to make him lose by default.

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** Also applies to the main game. If the challenger reached $500 first and was leading by more than $50, it was always possible for the champion to spin a combination with a low enough value to make him lose by default.



-->''Can you come back on the next show? [[note]](Contestant says "Yes.")[[/note]] See you all next time on TvTropes!''

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-->''Can you come back on the next show? [[note]](Contestant says "Yes.")[[/note]] See you all next time on TvTropes!''TV Tropes!''
7th Jan '16 10:13:50 PM Gimere
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* AllOrNothing: The Fast Forward category. After every correct answer, the player could either end his turn or take another question at the same value. If he missed a question at any point, his turn ended and he lost all the money he'd won on that turn. This often led to the opportunity for large comebacks.

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* AllOrNothing: AllOrNothing:
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The Fast Forward category. After every correct answer, the player could either end his turn or take another question at the same value. If he missed a question at any point, his turn ended and he lost all the money he'd won on that turn. This often led to the opportunity for large comebacks.



* GoldenSnitch: Several instances.

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* GoldenSnitch: Several instances.GoldenSnitch:



* LuckBasedMission: Typical of a Barry-Enright game show; winning the bonus round was simply based on luck (i.e., get $1,000 or more in as many spins as necessary without hitting the Devil).

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* LuckBasedMission: LuckBasedMission:
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Typical of a Barry-Enright game show; winning the bonus round was simply based on luck (i.e., get $1,000 or more in as many spins as necessary without hitting the Devil).



* ReplacedTheThemeTune: And how.

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* ReplacedTheThemeTune: And how.ReplacedTheThemeTune:



* TakeAThirdOption: If no Jokers were spun, the player ''had'' to choose a question for the full amount in one of the categories on the reels ($50 for a single, $100 for a pair, or $200 for a natural triple). However, if one or two Jokers came up, the player could go "off the board" and choose a category they liked better that wasn't displayed. Also, while a Joker could be played to increase the value of a displayed category, players often chose not to do so if the full amount would allow the opponent to win or take the lead.

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* TakeAThirdOption: TakeAThirdOption:
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If no Jokers were spun, the player ''had'' to choose a question for the full amount in one of the categories on the reels ($50 for a single, $100 for a pair, or $200 for a natural triple). However, if one or two Jokers came up, the player could go "off the board" and choose a category they liked better that wasn't displayed. Also, while a Joker could be played to increase the value of a displayed category, players often chose not to do so if the full amount would allow the opponent to win or take the lead.



-->''Can you come back on the next show? [[note]](Contestants say "Yes.")[[/note]] See you all next time on TvTropes!''

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-->''Can you come back on the next show? [[note]](Contestants say [[note]](Contestant says "Yes.")[[/note]] See you all next time on TvTropes!''
3rd Jan '16 7:52:02 PM Gimere
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** The 1990 revival also had a Joker's Jackpot--it started at $5,000 and increased by $500 per show until a contestant won it.
17th Nov '15 10:17:49 PM Gimere
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** GameShowHost: Allen Ludden hosted in the 1960s, followed by Jim [=McKrell=] in ''The Honeymoon Game''. Creator/JackBarry hosted from 1971 to 1984, followed by Creator/BillCullen from 1984 to 1986 and Pat Finn in the 1990s. Jim Peck substituted occasionally during the 1981-84 period, and again in 1986.

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** GameShowHost: [[Series/{{Password}} Allen Ludden Ludden]] hosted in the 1960s, followed by Jim [=McKrell=] in ''The Honeymoon Game''. Creator/JackBarry hosted from 1971 to 1984, followed by Creator/BillCullen from 1984 to 1986 and Pat Finn in the 1990s. Jim Peck substituted occasionally during the 1981-84 period, and again in 1986.



* ArtEvolution: The slides went from pictures of celebrity panelists and just category names (the pre-Jack pilots) to black-and-white pictures on colored backgrounds (starting with the Jack Barry shows, up until then only the "Joker" was multicolored with white face), and by the time of ''Joker! Joker!! Joker!!!'' colored pictures '''and''' backgrounds (the obvious sign of this was the friendly "Joker" facing and smiling at the public; the original "Joker" was only seen with the side of the face).

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* ArtEvolution: The slides went from pictures of celebrity panelists and just category names (the pre-Jack pilots) to black-and-white pictures on colored backgrounds (starting with the Jack Barry shows, up until then only the "Joker" was multicolored with white face), and by the time of ''Joker! Joker!! Joker!!!'' colored pictures '''and''' backgrounds (the obvious (one noticeable sign of this was the friendly "Joker" facing and smiling at the public; the original "Joker" was only seen with the side of the his face).



** "Just One More" was a category where there was a question with multiple answers, and the contestants bid on how many answers they could get right in a row. If the winning bidder couldn't get all the answers then (much like ''Series/FamilyFeud'') the other player needed to give one more right answer to win the question and the cash.

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** "Just One More" was a category where there was a question with multiple answers, and the contestants bid on how many answers they could get right in a row. If the winning bidder couldn't get all the answers then (much then, much like ''Series/FamilyFeud'') ''Series/FamilyFeud'', the other player only needed to give one more right answer to win the question and the cash.
15th Sep '15 9:20:06 PM Vahanisback
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* {{Pilot}}: At least three.

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* {{Pilot}}: At least three.five.



** A fourth pilot was shot in 2006 for a planned revival, alongside another game show format called ''Combination Lock'' that had been bounced around since the late 1990s. Both pilots were planned for 2007 debuts, but neither series was picked up.

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** The Pilot for the 1990-1991 revival, taped in September 1989, had a less-frightening logo on top of the Joker Machine.
** A fourth fifth pilot was shot in 2006 for a planned revival, alongside another game show format called ''Combination Lock'' that had been bounced around since the late 1990s. Both pilots were planned for 2007 debuts, but neither series was picked up.
21st Aug '15 10:54:08 AM DrSlide
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*** Barry had originally planned to retire at the end of the 1983-84 season and turn over hosting duties to Peck. However, after Barry's death, Dan Enright picked Cullen as the new host instead.
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