Trivia / Catch Phrase

  • Hey, It's That Guy!: A teenage Simon Amstell appeared on an episode in the mid-1990s.
    • Art James- of Concentration, Super Pay Cards, and The Magnificent Marble Machine- was the host, and was his final hosting gig (his final work with real game shows was filling in as announcer on Classic Concentration in 1991, and later made an appearance as a fictional host in Mallrats, trying- and failing- to keep order on a ripoff of The Dating Game that the characters invaded).
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: John Harlan- of Name That Tune, ABC Password, The All-New Jeopardy!, and The Cross Wits- was the announcer for the US version.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Whilst Challenge TV shows all episodes from the Carlton-era series whilst Roy Walker was hosting, the original run by TVS (from 1986 to 1993) will likely never see the light of day again, as most all of the TVS library is owned by Disney, and the paperwork for the TVS archives is supposedly lost. However, episodes from the TVS era do exist on YouTube to be watched at any time, presuming that no one tries to call copyright.
    • Meanwhile, the original American version is presumably held by Warner Bros. TV (they acquired the distributor, Telepictures, along with Lorimar in 1989), but hasn't been seen anywhere since the original run.
  • Missing Episode: To go with the above mention of the TVS episodes never being aired on TV anymore, whilst episodes of the original British series are being uploaded to YouTube, some episodes are totally lost, though this would mainly be due to Challenge's original incarnation, The Family Channel, not airing certain episodes, mainly the original celebrity specials.
  • Title Sequence: Would you believe that the opening titles for the 1986-1993 series were created by Electronic Arts, of all people?
  • What Could Have Been: Wink Martindale posted on Youtube a sizzle reel for a potential US revival series- it didn't get picked up, though. Todd Newton hosted. See it here.