History Series / YouBetYourLife

11th Jun '16 1:33:56 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* {{Expy}}: ''Series/TwoForTheMoney'', a similar 1950s game which was half host Herb Shriner talking to the contestants, half playing the game.

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* {{Expy}}: ''Series/TwoForTheMoney'', *{{Expy}}: The show's "host talks with regular people under the pretense of a similar 1950s game show" format was duplicated by other shows:
** ''Two for the Money'' (Creator/{{NBC}}, 1952-1953 -- Creator/{{CBS}}, 1953-1957) with Herb Shriner, a carbon copy from [[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson and Todman]].
** ''Charge Account'' (Creator/{{NBC}}, 1960-1962) with Jan Murray,
which was half eventually renamed after the host Herb Shriner talking to and even dumped the contestants, half playing game show part to become a straight talk show near the game.end of its short run.
** ''Do You Trust Your Wife?'' (Creator/{{CBS}}, 1956-57 -- Creator/{{ABC}}, 1957-1963), which was initially hosted by ventriloquist Edgar Bergen. When the show switched networks and moved from prime time to daytime, he was replaced by Johnny Carson; the title changed to ''Who Do You Trust?'' a year later. When Carson was selected to host ''Series/TheTonightShow'' in March 1962, he still had six months left on his contract with producer Don Fedderson; the talk show went through a series of guest hosts while Carson waited out the end of his obligation. When he finally left in September, he was replaced with Woody Woodbury, who lasted barely over a year before the show was canceled.
23rd Mar '16 1:34:40 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* '''1956-59:''' The goal was now to give four consecutive right answers for $1,000. Two consecutive ''wrong'' answers ended the game. Probably as a result, the show went to using just two couples. A score display was added to Groucho's podium by April 1957. Under this format, the game could theoretically never end if the contestants keep giving wrong and right answers in alternance -- such an incident did happen at least once, on the 24 October 1957 episode.

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* '''1956-59:''' The goal was now to give four consecutive right answers for $1,000. Two consecutive ''wrong'' answers ended the game. Probably as a result, the show went to using just two couples. A score display was added to Groucho's podium by April 1957. Under this format, the game could theoretically never end if the contestants keep giving wrong and right answers in alternance -- such an incident did happen at least once, on the 24 October 24, 1957 episode.



* SoundToScreenAdaptation: After a test film was produced on December 5, 1949[[labelnote:*]]which was simply a film recording of the usual radio show and was never intended to be aired on TV, although it did air on radio on December 28[[/labelnote]], the screen edition debuted on October 4, 1950 when Groucho jumped ship from CBS to NBC -- the former network produced the test film.

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* SoundToScreenAdaptation: After a test film was produced on December 5, 1949[[labelnote:*]]which was simply a film recording of the usual radio show and was never intended to be aired on TV, although it the episode did air on radio on December 28[[/labelnote]], the screen edition debuted on October 4, 1950 when Groucho jumped ship from CBS to NBC -- the former network (which produced the test film.film) to NBC. The show was simulcast on TV and radio until June 10, 1960.
23rd Mar '16 1:30:05 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* SoundToScreenAdaptation: Attempted in December 1949, began in October 1950. Notably, the TV pilot was the last episode with original sponsor Elgin-American; [=DeSoto=] took over on the next episode (the first of 1950) and remained for most of the decade.

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* SoundToScreenAdaptation: Attempted in After a test film was produced on December 1949, began in 5, 1949[[labelnote:*]]which was simply a film recording of the usual radio show and was never intended to be aired on TV, although it did air on radio on December 28[[/labelnote]], the screen edition debuted on October 1950. 4, 1950 when Groucho jumped ship from CBS to NBC -- the former network produced the test film.
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Notably, the TV pilot was the last episode with original sponsor Elgin-American; Elgin-American[[labelnote:*]]whose commercials were read by a certain Myron Wallace, who later changed his first name to Mike[[/labelnote]]; [=DeSoto=] took over on the next episode (the first of 1950) and remained for most of the decade.
21st Mar '16 2:21:39 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* '''1956-59:''' The goal was now to give four consecutive right answers for $1,000, as two consecutive ''wrong'' answers ended the game. Probably as a result, the show went to using just two couples. (A score display was added to Groucho's podium by April 1957.)

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* '''1956-59:''' The goal was now to give four consecutive right answers for $1,000, as two $1,000. Two consecutive ''wrong'' answers ended the game. Probably as a result, the show went to using just two couples. (A A score display was added to Groucho's podium by April 1957.)1957. Under this format, the game could theoretically never end if the contestants keep giving wrong and right answers in alternance -- such an incident did happen at least once, on the 24 October 1957 episode.
26th Sep '15 12:14:50 PM supersaver87
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* {{Mascot}}: The Secret Word Duck, called Julius during the Marx era and Leonard during Hackett's (Leonard was Hackett's real first name and Julius was Marx's).

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* {{Mascot}}: The Secret Word Duck, called Julius during the Marx era and Leonard during Hackett's (Leonard was Hackett's real first name and Julius was Marx's). The Cosby version featured a black goose in a Temple University sweatshirt.
19th Jul '15 5:51:56 PM kchishol
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* [[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny Groucho Says Something Funny]]: There is less of that than is popularly thought. While Groucho was of course free to think up quips as he could, the contestants were interviewed by the writers beforehand and prepared jokes and comments for Groucho to read on a hidden projection when he felt he couldn't improvise a good line. The beauty is how he still made it look so ad lib.
24th Dec '14 6:28:55 AM DrSlide
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** '''1992-93:''' The couple that had won the most money was asked one last question. If they answered correctly, they chose one of three envelopes; two of these doubled their winnings, while the third awarded an additional $10,000.
27th Aug '14 7:50:52 AM MsPandaRosa
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* [[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny Groucho Says Something Funny]]: There is less of that than is popularly thought. While Groucho was of course free to think up quips as he could, the contestants were interviewed by the writers beforehand and prepared jokes and comments for Groucho to read on a hidden projection when he felt he couldn't improvise a good line.

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* [[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny Groucho Says Something Funny]]: There is less of that than is popularly thought. While Groucho was of course free to think up quips as he could, the contestants were interviewed by the writers beforehand and prepared jokes and comments for Groucho to read on a hidden projection when he felt he couldn't improvise a good line. The beauty is how he still made it look so ad lib.
14th May '14 4:35:24 AM Patachou
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* SecretWord: Some show tension revolved around whether a contestant would say the "secret word", a common word revealed to the audience at the show's outset. If a contestant said the word, a toy duck resembling Groucho with a mustache and eyeglasses, and with a cigar in its bill, descended from the ceiling to bring a $100 bill. Groucho sometimes slyly directed conversation to encourage the secret word to come up.
15th Apr '14 12:20:25 AM FirebirdMaximus
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* ThatCameOutWrong: Groucho never ever let a unintentional double entendre by a contestant slip by without comment. Because of this, the audience developed an almost Pavlovian response, and would begin laughing whenever Groucho paused, often interpreting something racy he himself hadn't spotted.
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