History Series / TheJokersWild

25th Dec '16 9:44:30 AM themisterfree
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*** The first 2006 pilot was hosted by game show veteran Mark Maxwell-Smith [[note]]the creator of the short-lived Creator/{{NBC}} 70s game ''Knockout'' (starring [[Series/LaughIn Arte Johnson]]), B&E's international game shows ''Chain Letters'' and ''Series/BumperStumpers'', and Canadian gameshow ''Talk About''; as well as being a producer on ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''Series/TruthOrConsequences'', ''Series/HotPotato'', ''Series/SupermarketSweep'' and [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]]'s ''Series/MastersOfTheMaze'' (where he played the Mirror Man in season 2)[[/note]]; the second one was hosted by future ''Creator/{{GSN}} Live'' correspondent Alex Cambert.

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*** The first 2006 pilot was hosted by game show veteran Mark Maxwell-Smith [[note]]the creator of the short-lived Creator/{{NBC}} 70s game ''Knockout'' (starring [[Series/LaughIn Arte Johnson]]), B&E's international game shows ''Chain Letters'' and ''Series/BumperStumpers'', and Canadian gameshow ''Talk About''; as well as being a producer on ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''Series/TruthOrConsequences'', ''Series/HotPotato'', ''Series/SupermarketSweep'' and [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]]'s ''Series/MastersOfTheMaze'' (where he played the Mirror Man and voiced the Guardians of Knowledge in season 2)[[/note]]; the second one was hosted by future ''Creator/{{GSN}} Live'' correspondent Alex Cambert.
24th Dec '16 2:10:56 AM jormis29
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*** The first 2006 pilot was hosted by game show veteran Mark Maxwell-Smith [[note]]the creator of the short-lived Creator/{{NBC}} 70s game ''Knockout'' (starring [[Series/LaughIn Arte Johnson]]), B&E's international game shows ''Chain Letters'' and ''Series/BumperStumpers'', and Canadian gameshow ''Talk About''; as well as being a producer on ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''Series/TruthOrConsequences'', ''Series/HotPotato'', ''Series/SupermarketSweep'' and [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]]'s ''Masters of the Maze'' (where he played the Mirror Man in season 2)[[/note]]; the second one was hosted by future ''Creator/{{GSN}} Live'' correspondent Alex Cambert.

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*** The first 2006 pilot was hosted by game show veteran Mark Maxwell-Smith [[note]]the creator of the short-lived Creator/{{NBC}} 70s game ''Knockout'' (starring [[Series/LaughIn Arte Johnson]]), B&E's international game shows ''Chain Letters'' and ''Series/BumperStumpers'', and Canadian gameshow ''Talk About''; as well as being a producer on ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''Series/TruthOrConsequences'', ''Series/HotPotato'', ''Series/SupermarketSweep'' and [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]]'s ''Masters of the Maze'' ''Series/MastersOfTheMaze'' (where he played the Mirror Man in season 2)[[/note]]; the second one was hosted by future ''Creator/{{GSN}} Live'' correspondent Alex Cambert.
8th Dec '16 6:01:08 AM themisterfree
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Jack was host and producer from 1971 to 1984, with partner Dan Enright returning in 1977. During this time, it became part of a 90-minute syndicated block with sibling series ''Series/TicTacDough'' and ''Series/PlayThePercentages'' (the latter replaced by ''[[Series/BullseyeUS Bullseye]]''). Creator/BillCullen carried the show from 1984 to 1986, with occasional fill-ins by Jim Peck. Pat Finn was the host of a series {{retool}} in 1990/91.

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Jack was host and producer from 1971 to 1984, with partner Dan Enright returning in 1977. During this time, it became part of a 90-minute syndicated block with sibling series ''Series/TicTacDough'' and ''Series/PlayThePercentages'' (the latter replaced by ''[[Series/BullseyeUS Bullseye]]''). Creator/BillCullen carried the show from 1984 to 1986, with occasional fill-ins by Jim Peck. Pat Finn was the host of a series {{retool}} in 1990/91.for the 1990-91 season.



** 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; three spins to match anything for $100.

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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; three spins to match anything for $100.$100 (if the person couldn't do that, they got a t-shirt).



** '''1990/91:''' The winner would be read definitions and try to identify the word; guessing correctly would get you a spin on the Joker Machine. Various prizes (trips, merchandise, and cash from $500-$2,000) were on the displays, and could be frozen after each spin; three of anything won. Jokers couldn't be frozen, however, and had to be converted...but spinning three Jokers won the Joker's Jackpot, which at one point got as high as $36,000.
** '''2006:''' "Face the Devil" returned, but with far more generous dollar amounts- getting to $10,000 would be the threshold. However, the player could choose to risk it for more- a second Devil would be added, but so would three car images, getting those would get the player a luxury car.

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** '''1990/91:''' '''1990-91:''' The winner would be read definitions and try to identify the word; guessing correctly would get you a spin on the Joker Machine. Various prizes (trips, merchandise, and cash from $500-$2,000) were on the displays, and could be frozen after each spin; three of anything won. Jokers couldn't be frozen, however, and had to be converted...but spinning three Jokers won the Joker's Jackpot, which at one point got as high as $36,000.
** '''2006:''' "Face the Devil" returned, but with far more generous dollar cash amounts- getting to $10,000 would be the threshold. However, the player could choose to risk it for more- a second Devil would be added, but so would three car images, getting and spinning those would get the player a luxury car.



*** The first 2006 pilot was hosted by game show veteran Mark Maxwell-Smith [[note]]the creator of the short-lived Creator/{{NBC}} 70s game ''Knockout'' (starring [[Series/LaughIn Arte Johnson]]), B&E's international game shows ''Chain Letters'' and ''Series/BumperStumpers'', Canadian gameshow ''Talk About'', and producer on ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''Series/TruthOrConsequences'', ''Series/HotPotato'', ''Series/SupermarketSweep'' and [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]]'s ''Masters of the Maze'' (where he played the Mirror Man in season 2)[[/note]]; the second one was hosted by future ''GSN Live'' correspondent Alex Cambert.

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*** The first 2006 pilot was hosted by game show veteran Mark Maxwell-Smith [[note]]the creator of the short-lived Creator/{{NBC}} 70s game ''Knockout'' (starring [[Series/LaughIn Arte Johnson]]), B&E's international game shows ''Chain Letters'' and ''Series/BumperStumpers'', and Canadian gameshow ''Talk About'', and About''; as well as being a producer on ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''Series/TruthOrConsequences'', ''Series/HotPotato'', ''Series/SupermarketSweep'' and [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]]'s ''Masters of the Maze'' (where he played the Mirror Man in season 2)[[/note]]; the second one was hosted by future ''GSN ''Creator/{{GSN}} Live'' correspondent Alex Cambert.



** 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.

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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.it (via spinning three Jokers in the bonus game).



** When the show began the champion sat at the left spot (from Jack's P.O.V.), and the new contestant on the right. This was most likely changed so the Champion could have one final spin once his opponent hits $500.

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** When the show began the champion sat at the left spot (from Jack's P.O.V.), and the new contestant on the right. This was most likely changed so the Champion champion could have one final spin once his opponent hits $500.



** Two more were shot in 2006 for a planned revival, alongside another game show format called ''Combination Lock'' that had been bounced around since the late 1990s. This version had the classic format, but with considerably upped dollar amounts (with first to $5,000 winning). The endgame also had the stakes raised; see above for that. Both shows were planned for 2007 debuts, but neither series was picked up.

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** Two more were shot in 2006 for a planned revival, alongside another game show format called ''Combination Lock'' that had been bounced around since the late 1990s. This version had the classic format, but with considerably upped dollar amounts just beefed-up cash-wise (with first to $5,000 winning). The endgame also had the stakes raised; see above for that. Both shows were planned for 2007 debuts, but neither series was picked up.
2nd Oct '16 1:39:09 PM Twentington
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** 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''.

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** 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''.
17th Sep '16 5:25:31 PM themisterfree
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*** The first 2006 pilot was hosted by game show veteran Mark Maxwell-Smith [[note]]the creator of the short-lived Creator/{{NBC}} 70s game ''Knockout'' (starring [[Series/LaughIn Arte Johnson]]), producer of B&E's UK game show ''Chain Letters'', Canadian gameshow ''Talk About'', developer of ''Series/BumperStumpers'', producer on ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''Series/HotPotato'', ''Series/SupermarketSweep'' and [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]]'s ''Masters of the Maze'' (where he played the Mirror Man in season 2)[[/note]]; the second one was hosted by future ''GSN Live'' correspondent Alex Cambert.

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*** The first 2006 pilot was hosted by game show veteran Mark Maxwell-Smith [[note]]the creator of the short-lived Creator/{{NBC}} 70s game ''Knockout'' (starring [[Series/LaughIn Arte Johnson]]), producer of B&E's UK international game show shows ''Chain Letters'', Letters'' and ''Series/BumperStumpers'', Canadian gameshow ''Talk About'', developer of ''Series/BumperStumpers'', and producer on ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''Series/TruthOrConsequences'', ''Series/HotPotato'', ''Series/SupermarketSweep'' and [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]]'s ''Masters of the Maze'' (where he played the Mirror Man in season 2)[[/note]]; the second one was hosted by future ''GSN Live'' correspondent Alex Cambert.
21st Aug '16 6:27:35 PM themisterfree
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*** The first 2006 pilot was hosted by game show veteran Mark Maxwell-Smith (the creator of the short-lived Creator/{{NBC}} 70s game ''Knockout'' (starring [[Series/LaughIn Arte Johnson]]), B&E's UK game show ''Chain Letters'', Canadian gameshow ''Talk About'', producer on ''Series/SupermarketSweep'' and the Mirror Man on [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]]'s ''Masters of the Maze''); the second one was hosted by future ''GSN Live'' correspondent Alex Cambert.

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*** The first 2006 pilot was hosted by game show veteran Mark Maxwell-Smith (the [[note]]the creator of the short-lived Creator/{{NBC}} 70s game ''Knockout'' (starring [[Series/LaughIn Arte Johnson]]), producer of B&E's UK game show ''Chain Letters'', Canadian gameshow ''Talk About'', developer of ''Series/BumperStumpers'', producer on ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''Series/HotPotato'', ''Series/SupermarketSweep'' and the Mirror Man on [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]]'s ''Masters of the Maze''); Maze'' (where he played the Mirror Man in season 2)[[/note]]; the second one was hosted by future ''GSN Live'' correspondent Alex Cambert.
21st Aug '16 6:23:15 PM themisterfree
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*** The first 2006 pilot was hosted by game show veteran Mark Maxwell-Smith (the creator of Canadian gameshow ''Talk About'', producer on ''Series/SupermarketSweep'' and the Mirror Man on [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]]'s ''Masters of the Maze''); the second one was hosted by future ''GSN Live'' host Alex Cambert.

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*** The first 2006 pilot was hosted by game show veteran Mark Maxwell-Smith (the creator of the short-lived Creator/{{NBC}} 70s game ''Knockout'' (starring [[Series/LaughIn Arte Johnson]]), B&E's UK game show ''Chain Letters'', Canadian gameshow ''Talk About'', producer on ''Series/SupermarketSweep'' and the Mirror Man on [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]]'s ''Masters of the Maze''); the second one was hosted by future ''GSN Live'' host correspondent Alex Cambert.
29th Jul '16 7:12:21 PM Gimere
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* AudienceParticipation:

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* AudienceParticipation:AudienceGame:



** '''September 18, 1972 - circa June 1974:''' The wheels now contained Jokers and Devils. The winner got three spins (originally four), and won a prize of increasing value each time three Jokers appeared. If a Devil appeared at any point, the player lost their prizes from that bonus round. (And no, that isn't a typo the format changed ''mid-episode''.[[note]]{This was due to the previous episode ending before the champion could spin for prizes.}[[/note]])

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** '''September 18, 1972 - circa June 1974:''' The wheels now contained Jokers and Devils. The winner got three spins (originally four), and won a prize of increasing value each time three Jokers appeared. If a Devil appeared at any point, the player lost their prizes from that bonus round. (And no, that isn't a typo the format changed ''mid-episode''.[[note]]{This [[note]]This was due to the previous episode ending before the champion could spin for prizes.}[[/note]])[[/note]])



* GuestHost: Jim Peck filled in for both Barry and Cullen at various points.

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* GuestHost: GuestHost:
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Jim Peck filled in for both Barry and Cullen at various points.



* RecycledSoundtrack: A 1980 tournament borrowed the theme from another Barry-Enright show, ''[[Series/BreakTheBank1976 Break the Bank]]''.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: RecycledSoundtrack:
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A 1980 tournament borrowed the theme from another Barry-Enright show, ''[[Series/BreakTheBank1976 Break the Bank]]''.
1st Jul '16 8:45:32 AM themisterfree
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** '''1990/91:''' Various prizes (trips, merchandise, and cash from $500-$2,000) were on the displays, and could be frozen after each spin; three of anything won. Jokers couldn't be frozen, however, and had to be converted...but spinning three Jokers won the Joker's Jackpot, which at one point got as high as $36,000.

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** '''1990/91:''' The winner would be read definitions and try to identify the word; guessing correctly would get you a spin on the Joker Machine. Various prizes (trips, merchandise, and cash from $500-$2,000) were on the displays, and could be frozen after each spin; three of anything won. Jokers couldn't be frozen, however, and had to be converted...but spinning three Jokers won the Joker's Jackpot, which at one point got as high as $36,000.
27th Jun '16 8:29:52 AM themisterfree
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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.

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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 three spins to match anything for $100.
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