History Trivia / Password

25th Jan '18 11:35:33 PM Vahanisback
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Originally, the primetime version had two players playing for the entire episode. But after three contestants won over $1,000, CBS got nervous. They felt there was another quiz show scandal in the works. So starting with the November 4, 1962 show, each episode now had two players playing each game.
10th Jan '18 5:24:22 PM Vahanisback
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** Episode #008 of ''Plus'' from January 17, 1979 was shown by Buzzr a couple of times in February 2017, but then all of a sudden abruptly pulled from the rotation for no reason. The solution to one of the puzzles was "Ku Klux Klan", leading some people to speculate that Buzzr got offended, and felt the show was glorifying that group.
15th Dec '17 1:40:07 PM themisterfree
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** The ''Plus'' format [[http://www.gameshowforum.org/index.php/topic,22382.15.html was a bit different originally]]-- instead of puzzles being worth an increasing amount of cash, they were originally going to be valued with an accumulating bank like ''Series/FamilyFeud'' (points being earned with each solved password, therefore the puzzle would be worth more as clues were revealed. Longtime G-T employee Ira Skutch thought this was counter-intuitive for the puzzle to be worth more as it became easier to solve, so this system was scrapped prior to the pilot and first few episodes taped; [[TheArtifact the original scoring displays were still left in the desk]] ([[DummiedOut albeit not hooked up and covered up with paneling]]) for the show's first few weeks.
4th Apr '17 8:09:55 PM KoopaKid17
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* WrittenInInfirmity:
** When Bill Cullen sub-hosted ''Plus'', the camera angles were modified to accommodate his limp so it wouldn't appear while filming. The contestant plug would also be done during transitions from the upfront game to Alphabetics.
** During the ninth week of ''Plus'', Betty White (making her second appearance) twisted her ankle on the Monday episode. The remainder of the episodes were filmed with her already seated.
21st Mar '17 7:47:28 PM themisterfree
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** ''ABC'' went into a massive gimmickfest on July 15, 1974, then changed to ''All-Stars'' on November 18 and drove even more viewers away. Unlike many other games which went to an all-celebrity format, ''ABC'' changed on February 24, 1975, to a big-money civilian-based format...but at that point, despite getting another 18 weeks, it was too late.

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** ''ABC'' went into a massive gimmickfest on July 15, 1974, then changed to ''All-Stars'' on November 18 and drove even more viewers away.away (which in turn dragged down the show's lead-out, ''Series/SplitSecond''). Unlike many other games which went to an all-celebrity format, ''ABC'' changed on February 24, 1975, to a big-money civilian-based format...but at that point, despite getting another 18 weeks, it was too late.
16th Jan '17 8:08:51 PM Green_lantern40
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Most of ''CBS'' (daytime) was destroyed, with the last season put into syndication. ''ABC'' is even worse off, with only '''four''' episodes circulating and not many others held by archivists (plus the 1972 episode of ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'', which occasionally shows up on [=TVLand=]).

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Most of ''CBS'' (daytime) was destroyed, with the last season put into syndication. ''ABC'' is even worse off, with only '''four''' episodes circulating and not many others held by archivists (plus the 1972 episode of ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'', which occasionally shows up on [=TVLand=]).[=MeTV=]).
3rd Sep '16 1:42:48 PM colBoh
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* NamesTheSame: A strange case involving the infamous Kerry Ketcham's alias. Twenty-four years after his appearance on ''Super Password'', a contestant by the name of Patrick Quinn won the Teachers' Tournament on ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''.

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* NamesTheSame: The executive producer of the CBS version was Fred Tatasciore, not to be confused with the voice actor.
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A strange case involving the infamous Kerry Ketcham's alias. Twenty-four years after his appearance on ''Super Password'', a contestant by the name of Patrick Quinn won the Teachers' Tournament on ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''.
9th Aug '16 1:54:28 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ScheduleSlip: ''Plus'' and ''Super'' preemptions. This started after one episode was unaired due to George Peppard's rant, and the show made up for this by taping 6 episodes awhile later. However, things got worse in the Summer of 1980 to the point that TheyJustDidntCare, resulting in weeks of shows often beginning on Friday and ending on Thursday. After the Jack Narz & Steven Ford week, which ended on a Wednesday, the last two weeks had 6 episodes each. In contrast, ''Super'' was really good about getting back on track as soon as possible.

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* ScheduleSlip: ''Plus'' and ''Super'' preemptions. This started after one episode was unaired due to George Peppard's rant, and the show made up for this by taping 6 episodes awhile later. However, things got worse in the Summer of 1980 to the point that TheyJustDidntCare, 1980, resulting in weeks of shows often beginning on Friday and ending on Thursday. After the Jack Narz & Steven Ford week, which ended on a Wednesday, the last two weeks had 6 episodes each. In contrast, ''Super'' was really good about getting back on track as soon as possible.
21st May '16 8:50:42 AM Vahanisback
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** February 1981: An entire ''round'' was mistakenly erased due to a camera error. The show dubbed in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmAovnbzMac clip of Tom summarizing the round]] while celebrity guests [[Series/TicTacDough Wink Martindale]] and [[Series/MatchGame Gene Rayburn]] ribbed him.

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** February 6, 1981: An entire ''round'' was mistakenly erased due to a camera error. The show dubbed in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmAovnbzMac clip of Tom summarizing the round]] while celebrity guests [[Series/TicTacDough Wink Martindale]] and [[Series/MatchGame Gene Rayburn]] ribbed him.
21st May '16 8:49:43 AM Vahanisback
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** At one point, Charles Nelson Reilly was supposed to appear as a celebrity guest, but that particular week had Creator/BillCullen in his place...despite Cullen having appeared on the show only a few weeks before.
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