History Trivia / TheJokersWild

17th May '17 6:43:50 AM themisterfree
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* PromotedFanboy: Music/SnoopDogg was a huge fan of the original show when he was a kid; now he's going to host and produce the Creator/{{TBS}} revival.
12th Mar '17 9:50:51 PM themisterfree
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* PropRecycling: The Joker Machine for the 2006 pilots was originally used for the 2005 Vegas Week on ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', where it stood behind the players instead of the normal video wall; it had three smaller video screens for tumblers.



** CBS, wary of the quiz show scandals, had three hosts in mind for the 1970s network run rather than Creator/JackBarry: Allen Ludden (who did the 1960s pilots); Wink Martindale, who later did ''Series/TicTacDough'' for Barry-Enright, and Tom Kennedy, who also worked for Barry-Enright as host of ''Series/BreakTheBank1976''. Due to each already having other game show commitments (''Series/{{Password}}'', ''Series/{{Gambit}}'', and ''Series/SplitSecond'' respectively), and despite [[Series/ThePriceIsRight Bob Barker]] begging to be given something other than ''Price'', Barry was allowed to host...for 13 weeks. By January 1973, with no complaints from the viewers or network, Jack signed a regular contract.

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** CBS, wary of the quiz show scandals, had three hosts in mind for the 1970s network run rather than Creator/JackBarry: Allen Ludden (who did the 1960s pilots); Wink Martindale, who Martindale (who later did ''Series/TicTacDough'' for Barry-Enright, Barry-Enright), and Tom Kennedy, who Kennedy (who also worked for Barry-Enright as host of ''Series/BreakTheBank1976''.''Series/BreakTheBank1976''). Due to each already having other game show commitments (''Series/{{Password}}'', ''Series/{{Gambit}}'', and ''Series/SplitSecond'' respectively), and despite [[Series/ThePriceIsRight Bob Barker]] begging to be given something other than ''Price'', Barry was allowed to host...for 13 weeks. By January 1973, with no complaints from the viewers or network, Jack signed a regular contract.
24th Oct '16 3:04:43 PM Twentington
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* Expy: The "Devil" in the bonus game was a caricature of Jack Barry, and Jack dubbed him "Pierre." "Just One More" had a Jack Barry lookalike in the slide.
27th Jun '16 8:50:06 AM themisterfree
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*** Enright later ended up regretting his decision not to let Peck host, as it led to the resignations of three key staffers on the show who were angry at him for defying Barry's wishes: executive producer Ron Greenberg, producer Gary Cox, and director Richard S. Kline. Greenberg and Kline formed their own production companies, while Cox, after a brief stint with Kline's new firm Kline and Friends, went to work for Reg Grundy Productions, the company responsible for Creator/{{NBC}} games ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' and ''Series/{{Scrabble}}''.

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*** Enright later ended up regretting his decision not to let Peck host, as it led to the resignations of three key staffers on the show who were angry at him for defying Barry's wishes: executive producer Ron Greenberg, producer Gary Cox, and director Richard S. Kline. Greenberg and returned to independent producing, Kline formed their own production companies, alongside many other B&E staffers (including Barry's sons) ''Kline and Friends'', while Cox, after a brief stint with Kline's new firm Kline and Friends, went to work for Reg Grundy Productions, the company responsible for Creator/{{NBC}} games ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' and ''Series/{{Scrabble}}''.
3rd Jun '16 10:26:49 AM Scalondragon
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*** Ironically, Martindale hosted the Philips CDI version of TheJokersWild with adult-level trivia, while Marc Summers hosted the "Jr." version geared for kids.
3rd Jun '16 9:53:01 AM Scalondragon
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* Expy: The "Devil" in the bonus game was a caricature of Jack Barry, and Jack dubbed him "Pierre." "Just One More" had a Jack Barry lookalike in the slide.
16th May '16 6:45:05 PM themisterfree
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*** Enright later ended up regretting his decision not to let Peck host, as it led to the resignations of three key staffers on the show who were angry at him for defying Barry's wishes: executive producer Ron Greenberg, producer Gary Cox, and director Richard S. Kline. Greenberg and Kline formed their own production companies, while Cox went to work for Reg Grundy Productions, the company responsible for Creator/{{NBC}} games ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' and ''Series/{{Scrabble}}''.

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*** Enright later ended up regretting his decision not to let Peck host, as it led to the resignations of three key staffers on the show who were angry at him for defying Barry's wishes: executive producer Ron Greenberg, producer Gary Cox, and director Richard S. Kline. Greenberg and Kline formed their own production companies, while Cox Cox, after a brief stint with Kline's new firm Kline and Friends, went to work for Reg Grundy Productions, the company responsible for Creator/{{NBC}} games ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' and ''Series/{{Scrabble}}''.
16th May '16 6:44:13 PM themisterfree
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** The 1983-84 season (the seventh in syndication) would've been Barry's last in any case. He was to pass the torch to Jim Peck, a frequent substitute host (and known to game show fans as the host of ''Series/SecondChance'', the predecessor to ''Series/PressYourLuck'', and Creator/ChuckBarris' infamous ''3's A Crowd''), on the Season 8 premiere. His death shortly after finishing Season 7, however, caused Dan Enright to question Jack's choice (he wasn't sure Jim could carry the show). Enright instead hired Creator/BillCullen (from another B&E show, ''Series/HotPotato'', which was canned shortly before this) based on his game show hosting reputation. With Bill, the show lasted another two years in syndication (and would sadly be his last game show; Bill died in July 1990). Though disappointed, Peck still continued with the series in a guest hosting capacity.

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** The 1983-84 season (the seventh in syndication) would've been Barry's last in any case. He was to pass the torch to Jim Peck, a frequent substitute host (and known to game show fans as the host of ''Series/TheBigShowdown'', ''Series/SecondChance'', the predecessor to ''Series/PressYourLuck'', and Creator/ChuckBarris' infamous ''3's A Crowd''), on the Season 8 premiere. His death shortly after finishing Season 7, however, caused Dan Enright to question Jack's choice (he wasn't sure Jim could carry the show). Enright instead hired Creator/BillCullen (from another B&E show, ''Series/HotPotato'', which was canned shortly before this) based on his game show hosting reputation. With Bill, the show lasted another two years in syndication (and would sadly be his last game show; Bill died in July 1990). Though disappointed, Peck still continued with the series in a guest hosting capacity.
28th Apr '16 3:20:10 PM themisterfree
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** The 1990 version hasn't aired since 1994, when it was last rerun on Creator/USANetwork; this stems from legal issues between Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision (who acquired the remnants of Barry and Enright in the 1990s) and [=NBCUniversal=] Television (the show's original distributor, Orbis Communications, was sold by its' then-owner Creator/CarolcoPictures to Multimedia Entertainment (the people who brought us ''Donahue'' and ''Series/JerrySpringer''); that company was acquired by Universal in 1996); the John Davidson version of fellow Sony game show ''Series/{{Pyramid}}'' is caught up in the same legal issues.
24th Apr '16 5:17:31 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Johnny Jacobs (''Series/TheNewlywedGame'', ''Series/TheDatingGame''), Jay Stewart (''Series/LetsMakeADeal'', ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury''), and Charlie O'Donnell (''Series/AmericanBandstand'', ''Series/WheelOfFortune'') were the original version's announcers.
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