History Trivia / NameThatTune

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]].
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* 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''.

to:

** 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''.
1st Aug '15 7:30:20 AM Gimere
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Johnny Olson is probably best known for his work on ''ThePriceIsRight''.

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* HeyItsThatVoice: Johnny Olson is probably best known for his work on ''ThePriceIsRight''.''Series/ThePriceIsRight''.



** 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 ''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.

to:

** 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 ''HighRollers'', ''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.



** The Jim Lange version is intact, and was rerun on USANetwork from 1989 to 1991 and the Family Channel from 1993 to 1996.

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** The Jim Lange version is intact, and was rerun on USANetwork Creator/USANetwork from 1989 to 1991 and the Family Channel from 1993 to 1996.
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