History Series / TheJokersWild

30th Jul '17 4:19:15 PM themisterfree
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** GameShowHost: [[Series/{{Password}} 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, Pat Finn in the 1990s and Snoop Dogg in 2017. Jim Peck substituted occasionally during the 1981-84 period, and again in 1986.

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** GameShowHost: [[Series/{{Password}} 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, Pat Finn [[Series/ShopTilYouDrop Pat]] [[Series/TheBigSpin Finn]] in the 1990s and Snoop Dogg Creator/SnoopDogg in 2017. Jim Peck [[Series/TheBigShowdown Jim]] [[Series/SecondChance Peck]] substituted occasionally during the 1981-84 period, and again in 1986.



*** For the CD-i games, the hosts were Wink Martindale (regular) and Marc Summers (''The Joker's Wild Jr.'').
*** 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.

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*** For the CD-i games, the hosts were [[Series/TicTacDough Wink Martindale Martindale]] (regular) and Marc Summers (''The Joker's Wild Jr.'').
*** 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''; game ''Series/TalkAbout''; 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.
30th Jul '17 4:17:05 PM themisterfree
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** GameShowHost: [[Series/{{Password}} 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]] 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 1986, Pat Finn in the 1990s.1990s and Snoop Dogg in 2017. Jim Peck substituted occasionally during the 1981-84 period, and again in 1986.
19th Jul '17 7:09:25 PM glickmam
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''"From Hollywodd, here's the game where knowledge is king, and Lady Luck is queen! It's '''The Joker's Wild'''!"''

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''"From Hollywodd, Hollywood, here's the game where knowledge is king, and Lady Luck is queen! It's '''The Joker's Wild'''!"''
19th Jul '17 7:09:03 PM glickmam
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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 ''"From Hollywodd, here's the game where knowledge is king, and Lady Luck is queen! It's '''The Joker's Wild'''!"''
18th Jul '17 5:09:36 PM jameygamer
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** This wss also possible if a player hit a triple on Mystery ($400) or Stumpers ($400 if they decided not to hear the two previous wrong answers).

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** This wss was also possible if a player hit a triple on Mystery ($400) or Stumpers ($400 if they decided not to hear the two previous wrong answers).
21st May '17 4:33:33 PM Briguy52748
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* TournamentPlay: Held annually, from 1977-1981, with the top winners from the preceding year (or, for the CBS-era the top winners from the entirety of that series) were invited back for a tournament in which the winner won a huge jackpot. The first three seasons had a top prize of $50,000 (in 1977) to $100,000 (by 1979), plus several rooms of furniture, a car (or two cars) and several luxury vacations, plus cash to round out the whole thing. In 1980, the winner got a $250,000 annuity (paid out over 10 years), with the show donating the rest to the winner's favorite charity.
17th May '17 12:01:45 PM themisterfree
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In May 2017, it was announced that Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision (successor to Barry and Enright, and who had tried to bring the show back in 2006) would be bringing the show back on Creator/{{TBS}}, with Music/SnoopDogg hosting and producing, and now with more of a "faux-casino" theme. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Yes, this is real.]]

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In May 2017, [[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/snoop-dogg-jokers-wild-1202429961/ it was announced announced]] that Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision (successor to Barry and Enright, and who had tried to bring the show back in 2006) would be bringing the show back on Creator/{{TBS}}, with Music/SnoopDogg hosting and producing, and now with more of a "faux-casino" theme. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Yes, this is real.]]
17th May '17 7:31:52 AM CorahsUncle
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In May 2016, it was announced that Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision (successor to Barry and Enright, and who had tried to bring the show back in 2006) would be bringing the show back on Creator/{{TBS}}, with Music/SnoopDogg hosting and producing, and now with more of a "faux-casino" theme. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Yes, this is real]].

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In May 2016, 2017, it was announced that Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision (successor to Barry and Enright, and who had tried to bring the show back in 2006) would be bringing the show back on Creator/{{TBS}}, with Music/SnoopDogg hosting and producing, and now with more of a "faux-casino" theme. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Yes, this is real]].real.]]



** The "Bid" category. Contestants decided in advance how many questions they wanted to answer [[note]](with a minimum of two questions)[[/note]]; if all of them were answered correctly, they won the total amount (e.g., 3 questions at $100 each = $300). One wrong answer ended the turn and gave the opponent the opportunity to complete the bid and win all the money. [[note]](This backfired on at least one contestant {a challenger} who, on her first turn, spun a natural triple with the "Bid" category {for $200 per question}, said she could answer five questions, and missed the second one. The champion finished the bid and won the game.)[[/note]]

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** The "Bid" category. Contestants decided in advance how many questions they wanted to answer [[note]](with a minimum of two questions)[[/note]]; if all of them were answered correctly, they the player won the total amount (e.g., 3 questions at $100 each = $300). One wrong answer ended the turn and gave the opponent the opportunity to complete the bid and win all the money. [[note]](This backfired on at least one contestant {a challenger} who, on contestant, a challenger. On her first turn, she spun a natural triple with the "Bid" category {for $200 per question}, said she could answer five questions, and missed the second one. The champion finished the bid and won the game.)[[/note]]



** The first known instance was for the week of March 3, 1975: After every Face the Devil, Johnny Jacobs called down an audience member to play the Face the Devil for the same prizes from a duplicate large handle located at the foot of the audience.

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** The first known instance was for the week of March 3, 1975: After every Face the Devil, Johnny Jacobs called down an audience member to play the Face the Devil for the same prizes from a duplicate large handle located at the foot of the audience.



*** After this, Jack presented the player with a choice of three envelopes, each containing the name of an audience member. That player and the champ played a variant of the "Jokers and Devils" endgame: Spinning Joker-Joker-Joker awarded $100 to each player, and every subsequent Joker-Joker-Joker doubled it for a maximum of $1,600. A Devil took away both players' money, but gave the audience member a consolation prize.

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*** After this, Jack presented the player with a choice of three envelopes, each containing the name of an audience member. That player and the champ played a variant of the "Jokers and Devils" endgame: Spinning Joker-Joker-Joker awarded $100 to each player, and every subsequent Joker-Joker-Joker doubled it for a maximum of $1,600. A Devil took away both players' money, but gave the audience member a consolation prize.
17th May '17 6:02:07 AM themisterfree
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In May 2016, it was announced that Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision (successor to Barry and Enright, and who had tried to bring the show back in 2006) would be bringing the show back on Creator/{{TBS}}, with Music/SnoopDogg hosting and producing, and now with more of a "faux-casino" theme. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Yes, this is real]].
11th May '17 4:32:55 AM Gimere
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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.
** The "Bid" category. The player decided in advance how many questions he wanted to answer; if he got all of them right, he won the total amount (ex. 3 questions at $100 each = $300). One wrong answer, and the opponent got a chance to complete the bid and win all the money. [[note]](This backfired on at least one contestant {a challenger} who, on her first turn, spun a natural triple with the "Bid" category {for $200 per question}, said she could answer five questions, and missed the second one. The champion finished the bid and won the game.)[[/note]]

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** The Fast Forward category. After every correct answer, the player players could either end his their turn or take another question at the same value. If he missed a question was missed at any point, his the turn ended and he lost all the money he'd won accumulated on that turn.turn was lost. This often led to the opportunity for large comebacks.
** The "Bid" category. The player Contestants decided in advance how many questions he they wanted to answer; answer [[note]](with a minimum of two questions)[[/note]]; if he got all of them right, he were answered correctly, they won the total amount (ex. (e.g., 3 questions at $100 each = $300). One wrong answer, answer ended the turn and gave the opponent got a chance the opportunity to complete the bid and win all the money. [[note]](This backfired on at least one contestant {a challenger} who, on her first turn, spun a natural triple with the "Bid" category {for $200 per question}, said she could answer five questions, and missed the second one. The champion finished the bid and won the game.)[[/note]]



*** Also possible if a player hit a triple on Mystery ($400) or Stumpers ($400 if s/he decided not to hear the two previous wrong answers).

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*** Also ** This wss also possible if a player hit a triple on Mystery ($400) or Stumpers ($400 if s/he they decided not to hear the two previous wrong answers).



** 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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** Typical As is typical of a Barry-Enright game show; 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).



** In a holdover from shows like ''Series/TwentyOne'' and ''The $64,000 Question'', ''Joker'' originally had a rule in which winning contestants had to risk losing the money they won if they wanted to play another game. If they played another game and lost, their money (but not prizes won in the bonus game) would be deposited into the "Joker's Jackpot", which would be awarded to any player who won five games (quickly reduced to three). This caused many contestants to go home with only parting gifts, even if they won three or four rounds.

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** In a holdover from shows like ''Series/TwentyOne'' and ''The $64,000 Question'', ''Series/The64000Question'', ''Joker'' originally had a rule in which winning contestants had to risk losing the money they won if they wanted to play another game. If they played another game and lost, their money (but not prizes won in the bonus game) would be deposited into the "Joker's Jackpot", which would be awarded to any player who won five games (quickly reduced to three). This caused many contestants to go home with only parting gifts, even if they won three or four rounds.
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