History Trivia / NameThatTune

3rd Dec '16 1:42:02 PM themisterfree
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** The Jim Lange version is intact, and was rerun on Creator/USANetwork from 1989 to 1991 and the Family Channel from 1993 to 1996.
* NamesTheSame: Unfortunately, the Tommy Oliver who led the orchestra on this show was not the {{Franchise/Power Ranger|s}}.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: For starters, the Lange era was supposed to get another season, as it started off very good in the ratings; but then ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' came along, and the ratings plunged. And after that, aside from ''Name that Video'', any attempts to revive the format have gotten stuck in DevelopmentHell. Musician Peter Allen hosted a pilot from [[Series/CatchPhrase Marty Pasetta]] and [[Creator/OrionPictures Orion Television]] in 1990; all it spawned was a game for the UsefulNotes/PhilipsCDi hosted by [[Series/{{Blackout}} Bob]] [[Series/WheelOfFortune Goen]]. [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Quincy Jones]]-[[Series/MadTv David Salzman]] Entertainment tried in 1996-97 to re-do the show; after their normal producing partner, Creator/WarnerBros, passed up the project, they went to [[Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision Columbia [=TriStar=] Television]] and attemtped to pair it up with a reboot of the CTT-owned ''Series/TreasureHuntUS''; nope. Phil Gurin, who produced the US version of ''Series/TheWeakestLink'', attempted a pilot in 2001; no go. Creator/{{CBS}} (who the 1990 pilot had allegedly been pitched to) shot a primetime-intended pilot in 2006 with [[Series/{{Pyramid}} Donny Osmond]] as host; didn't work. They sold the rights to MTV Networks (who had previously done ''Name that Video''), and ''they'' sold the rights to Creator/FremantleMedia in 2012; they haven't done anything with it either.

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** The Jim Lange version is intact, and was rerun on Creator/USANetwork from 1989 to 1991 and [[Creator/ABCFamily the Family Channel Channel]] from 1993 to 1996.
* NamesTheSame: Unfortunately, the Tommy Oliver who led the orchestra on this show was not the {{Franchise/Power Ranger|s}}.
Ranger|s}}. (Kind of ironic, considering the Family Channel, as ABC Family, would go on to air reruns of ''Power Rangers''.)
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: For starters, the Lange era was supposed to get another season, as it started off very good in the ratings; but then ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' came along, and the ratings plunged.plunged after stations started moving it to bad timeslots. And after that, aside from ''Name that Video'', any attempts to revive the format have gotten stuck in DevelopmentHell. Musician Peter Allen hosted a pilot from [[Series/CatchPhrase Marty Pasetta]] and [[Creator/OrionPictures Orion Television]] in 1990; all it spawned was a game for the UsefulNotes/PhilipsCDi hosted by [[Series/{{Blackout}} Bob]] [[Series/WheelOfFortune Goen]]. [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Quincy Jones]]-[[Series/MadTv David Salzman]] Entertainment tried in 1996-97 to re-do the show; after their normal producing partner, Creator/WarnerBros, passed up the project, they went to [[Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision Columbia [=TriStar=] Television]] and attemtped to pair it up with a reboot of the CTT-owned ''Series/TreasureHuntUS''; nope. Phil Gurin, who produced the US version of ''Series/TheWeakestLink'', attempted a pilot in 2001; no go. Creator/{{CBS}} (who the 1990 pilot had allegedly been pitched to) shot a primetime-intended pilot in 2006 with [[Series/{{Pyramid}} Donny Osmond]] as host; didn't work. They sold the rights to MTV Networks (who had previously done ''Name that Video''), and ''they'' sold the rights to Creator/FremantleMedia in 2012; they haven't done anything with it either.
4th Jun '16 3:13:17 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* OldShame: Possibly the NotSafeForWork gag reel.
8th May '16 1:01:08 PM themisterfree
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: For starters, the Lange era was supposed to get another season, as it started off very good in the ratings; but then ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' came along, and the ratings plunged. And after that, aside from ''Name that Video'', any attempts to revive the format have gotten stuck in DevelopmentHell. Musician Peter Allen hosted a pilot from [[Series/CatchPhrase Marty Pasetta]] and [[Creator/OrionPictures Orion Television]] in 1990; all it spawned was a game for the UsefulNotes/PhilipsCDi hosted by [[Series/{{Blackout}} Bob]] [[Series/WheelOfFortune Goen]]. Phil Gurin, who produced the US version of ''Series/TheWeakestLink'', attempted a pilot in 2001; no go. Creator/{{CBS}} (who the 1990 pilot had allegedly been pitched to) shot a primetime-intended pilot in 2006 with [[Series/{{Pyramid}} Donny Osmond]] as host; didn't work. They sold the rights to MTV Networks (who had previously done ''Name that Video''), and ''they'' sold the rights to Creator/FremantleMedia in 2012; they haven't done anything with it either.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: For starters, the Lange era was supposed to get another season, as it started off very good in the ratings; but then ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' came along, and the ratings plunged. And after that, aside from ''Name that Video'', any attempts to revive the format have gotten stuck in DevelopmentHell. Musician Peter Allen hosted a pilot from [[Series/CatchPhrase Marty Pasetta]] and [[Creator/OrionPictures Orion Television]] in 1990; all it spawned was a game for the UsefulNotes/PhilipsCDi hosted by [[Series/{{Blackout}} Bob]] [[Series/WheelOfFortune Goen]]. [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Quincy Jones]]-[[Series/MadTv David Salzman]] Entertainment tried in 1996-97 to re-do the show; after their normal producing partner, Creator/WarnerBros, passed up the project, they went to [[Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision Columbia [=TriStar=] Television]] and attemtped to pair it up with a reboot of the CTT-owned ''Series/TreasureHuntUS''; nope. Phil Gurin, who produced the US version of ''Series/TheWeakestLink'', attempted a pilot in 2001; no go. Creator/{{CBS}} (who the 1990 pilot had allegedly been pitched to) shot a primetime-intended pilot in 2006 with [[Series/{{Pyramid}} Donny Osmond]] as host; didn't work. They sold the rights to MTV Networks (who had previously done ''Name that Video''), and ''they'' sold the rights to Creator/FremantleMedia in 2012; they haven't done anything with it either.
26th Apr '16 6:58:13 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Dennis James, Tom Kennedy, and Jim Lange were all well-established hosts before taking on ''Tune''. Richard Hayes had previously hosted ABC's ''Baby Game'' in 1968, and Kathie Lee Johnson (the singer from the 1977-78 season) later became famous under her future last name of "Gifford" on ''Live with Regis and Kathie Lee''.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Johnny Olson is probably best known for his work on ''Series/ThePriceIsRight''.
** John Harlan's most notable work was on this show; he also voiced a variety of other, often short-lived games over the years, including ''Series/CatchPhrase'', ''Series/AllStarBlitz'', ''Series/{{Password}}'' (the ABC run), ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''[[Series/{{Jeopardy}} The All-New Jeopardy]]'', the Dick Clark-hosted version of ''Series/TheKryptonFactor'', and the 1990-93 episodes of ''Series/AmericanGladiators''.
15th Apr '16 4:14:45 PM themisterfree
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** John Harlan's most notable work was on this show; he also voiced a variety of other, often short-lived games over the years, including ''Series/BreakTheBank1976'', ''Series/CatchPhrase'', ''Series/AllStarBlitz'', ''Series/{{Password}}'' (the ABC run), ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''[[Series/{{Jeopardy}} The All-New Jeopardy]]'', the Dick Clark-hosted version of ''Series/TheKryptonFactor'', and the 1990-93 episodes of ''Series/AmericanGladiators''.

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** John Harlan's most notable work was on this show; he also voiced a variety of other, often short-lived games over the years, including ''Series/BreakTheBank1976'', ''Series/CatchPhrase'', ''Series/AllStarBlitz'', ''Series/{{Password}}'' (the ABC run), ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''[[Series/{{Jeopardy}} The All-New Jeopardy]]'', the Dick Clark-hosted version of ''Series/TheKryptonFactor'', and the 1990-93 episodes of ''Series/AmericanGladiators''.
28th Mar '16 7:34:17 AM themisterfree
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: For starters, the Lange era was supposed to get another season, as it started off very good in the ratings; but then ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' came along, and the ratings plunged. And after that, aside from ''Name that Video'', any attempts to trevive the format have gotten stuck in DevelopmentHell. Musician Peter Allen hosted a pilot from [[Series/CatchPhrase Marty Pasetta]] and [[Creator/OrionPictures Orion Television]] in 1990; all it spawned was a game for the UsefulNotes/PhilipsCDi hosted by [[Series/{{Blackout}} Bob]] [[Series/WheelOfFortune Goen]]. Phil Gurin, who produced the US version of ''Series/TheWeakestLink'', attempted a pilot in 2001; no go. Creator/{CBS}} (who the 1990 pilot had allegedly been pitched to) shot a primetime-intended pilot in 2006 with [[Series/{{Pyramid}} Donny Osmond]] as host; didn't work. They sold the rights to MTV Networks (who had previously done ''Name that Video''), and ''they'' sold the rights to Creator/FremantleMedia in 2012; they haven't done anything with it either.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: For starters, the Lange era was supposed to get another season, as it started off very good in the ratings; but then ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' came along, and the ratings plunged. And after that, aside from ''Name that Video'', any attempts to trevive revive the format have gotten stuck in DevelopmentHell. Musician Peter Allen hosted a pilot from [[Series/CatchPhrase Marty Pasetta]] and [[Creator/OrionPictures Orion Television]] in 1990; all it spawned was a game for the UsefulNotes/PhilipsCDi hosted by [[Series/{{Blackout}} Bob]] [[Series/WheelOfFortune Goen]]. Phil Gurin, who produced the US version of ''Series/TheWeakestLink'', attempted a pilot in 2001; no go. Creator/{CBS}} Creator/{{CBS}} (who the 1990 pilot had allegedly been pitched to) shot a primetime-intended pilot in 2006 with [[Series/{{Pyramid}} Donny Osmond]] as host; didn't work. They sold the rights to MTV Networks (who had previously done ''Name that Video''), and ''they'' sold the rights to Creator/FremantleMedia in 2012; they haven't done anything with it either.
28th Mar '16 7:33:52 AM themisterfree
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: For starters, the Lange era was supposed to get another season, as it started off very good in the ratings; but then ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' came along, and the ratings plunged. And after that, aside from ''Name that Video'', any attempts to trevive the format have gotten stuck in DevelopmentHell. Musician Peter Allen hosted a pilot from [[Series/CatchPhrase Marty Pasetta]] and [[Creator/OrionPictures Orion Television]] in 1990; all it spawned was a game for the UsefulNotes/PhilipsCDi hosted by [[Series/{{Blackout}} Bob]] [[Series/WheelOfFortune Goen]]. Phil Gurin, who produced the US version of ''Series/TheWeakestLink'', attempted a pilot in 2001; no go. Creator/{CBS}} (who the 1990 pilot had allegedly been pitched to) shot a primetime-intended pilot in 2006 with [[Series/{{Pyramid}} Donny Osmond]] as host; didn't work. They sold the rights to MTV Networks (who had previously done ''Name that Video''), and ''they'' sold the rights to Creator/FremantleMedia in 2012; they haven't done anything with it either.
1st Mar '16 7:18:09 PM CorahsUncle
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* HeyItsThatGuy: James, Kennedy, and Lange were all well-established hosts before taking on ''Tune''. Richard Hayes had previously hosted ABC's ''Baby Game'' in 1968, and Kathie Lee Johnson (the singer from 1977-78) later became famous under her future last name of "Gifford" on ''Live with Regis and Kathie Lee''.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Dennis James, Tom Kennedy, and Jim Lange were all well-established hosts before taking on ''Tune''. Richard Hayes had previously hosted ABC's ''Baby Game'' in 1968, and Kathie Lee Johnson (the singer from 1977-78) the 1977-78 season) later became famous under her future last name of "Gifford" on ''Live with Regis and Kathie Lee''.



** john Harlan's most notable work was on this show; he also voiced a variety of other, often short-lived games over the years, including ''Series/CatchPhrase'', ''Series/AllStarBlitz'', ''Series/{{Password}}'' (the ABC run), ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''[[Series/{{Jeopardy}} The All-New Jeopardy]]'', the Dick Clark-hosted version of ''Series/TheKryptonFactor'', and the 1990-93 episodes of ''Series/AmericanGladiators''.

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** john John Harlan's most notable work was on this show; he also voiced a variety of other, often short-lived games over the years, including ''Series/BreakTheBank1976'', ''Series/CatchPhrase'', ''Series/AllStarBlitz'', ''Series/{{Password}}'' (the ABC run), ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''[[Series/{{Jeopardy}} The All-New Jeopardy]]'', the Dick Clark-hosted version of ''Series/TheKryptonFactor'', and the 1990-93 episodes of ''Series/AmericanGladiators''.



** Both 1970s NBC versions are believed to have been destroyed, although a James clip was used in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uwio7xpceM this 1974 promo]] (which also has rare clips of ''Series/HighRollers'', ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', ''Series/{{Jackpot}}!'', ''Celebrity Sweepstakes'', and the surviving episode of ''Series/WinningStreak'') and another was used in a 1988 game show special of {{FOX}}'s ''The Late Show''. One '77 episode is known to exist, and a full James episode from December 26, 1974 was discovered in February 2010.

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** Both 1970s NBC versions are believed to have been destroyed, although a James clip was used in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uwio7xpceM this 1974 promo]] (which also has rare clips of ''Series/HighRollers'', ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', ''Series/{{Jackpot}}!'', ''Celebrity Sweepstakes'', and the surviving episode of ''Series/WinningStreak'') and another was used in a 1988 game show special of {{FOX}}'s Creator/{{FOX}}'s ''The Late Show''. One '77 episode is known to exist, and a full James episode episode, from December 26, 1974 1974, was discovered in February 2010.



* NamesTheSame: Unfortunately, the Tommy Oliver who worked on this show was not the [[Franchise/PowerRangers Power Ranger]].
* OldShame: Possibly the gag reel.

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* NamesTheSame: Unfortunately, the Tommy Oliver who worked led the orchestra on this show was not the [[Franchise/PowerRangers Power Ranger]].
{{Franchise/Power Ranger|s}}.
* OldShame: Possibly the NotSafeForWork gag reel.
1st Mar '16 7:02:58 PM themisterfree
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** john Harlan's most notable work was on this show; he also voiced a variety of other, often short-lived games over the years, including ''Series/CatchPhrase'', ''Series/AllStarBlitz'', ''Series/[[Password}}'' (the ABC run), ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''[[Series/{{Jeopardy}} The All-New Jeopardy]]'', the Dick Clark-hosted version of ''Series/TheKryptonFactor'', and the 1990-93 episodes of ''Series/AmericanGladiators''.

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** john Harlan's most notable work was on this show; he also voiced a variety of other, often short-lived games over the years, including ''Series/CatchPhrase'', ''Series/AllStarBlitz'', ''Series/[[Password}}'' ''Series/{{Password}}'' (the ABC run), ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''[[Series/{{Jeopardy}} The All-New Jeopardy]]'', the Dick Clark-hosted version of ''Series/TheKryptonFactor'', and the 1990-93 episodes of ''Series/AmericanGladiators''.
1st Mar '16 7:02:45 PM themisterfree
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** john Harlan's most notable work was on this show; he also voiced a variety of other, often short-lived games over the years, including ''Series/CatchPhrase'', ''Series/AllStarBlitz'', ''Series/[[Password}}'' (the ABC run), ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''[[Series/{{Jeopardy}} The All-New Jeopardy]]'', the Dick Clark-hosted version of ''Series/TheKryptonFactor'', and the 1990-93 episodes of ''Series/AmericanGladiators''.
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