Trivia: Card Sharks

  • Fan Nickname/Fun with Acronyms: The 2001 version has been referred to as "CASINO", or "Card Sharks In Name Only". Others refer to it as "Card Guppies".
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
    • Goodson-Todman stalwart Gene Wood, again.
    • Markie Post would later be June Darby.
    • Gary Kroeger was a Saturday Night Live cast member during Dick Ebersol's tenure as producer. He would later announce on Whammy! and, at the same time, helm PAX's revival of Beat the Clock; he was also a frequent background voice in the animated adaptation of Dilbert.
    • In 1981, while Gene Wood was recovering from a serious automobile accident, Jay Stewart, who was still working for Barry-Enright, was brought in to fill in for him for two months. This was the first collaboration with him and Jim Perry, predating their work on Sale Of The Century by almost two long years, as well as Stewart's only announcing job for Goodson-Todman.
  • Prop Recycling: The 2001 version's set was recycled for use on Whammy!, as was announcer Gary Kroeger.
  • What Could Have Been: When Card Sharks was slated for a revival in 1986, among the possible candidates for the hosting position was Bruce Forsyth, who had by that point been at the helm of Card Sharks' Transatlantic Equivalent, Play Your Cards Right, for several years. The position ultimately went to Bob Eubanks and Bill Rafferty. Brucie would briefly host a show for Reg Grundy and ABC, Hot Streak in the 1986-87 season, but it was quickly cancelled.
    • Eubanks also mentioned that Patrick Wayne was considered to host the CBS revival. Yeah, that Patrick Wayne.
    • Rich Fields, who would later go on to announce The Price Is Right, also auditioned in 1986. He would announce the Game Show Marathon version in 2006.