Missing Episode: A 13th episode was planned but apparently not even taped. Instead, ABC debuted America's Funniest People after the success of its aired pilot on May 1.
Old Shame: The second unaired pilot featured Patty Maloney playing the part of Uncle Pennybags and basically being a living token for the contestants to move. The aired episodes replaced her with lights on the board.
What Could Have Been: Marc Summers and Peter Tomarken are two well-respected emcees, and they were in 1990. The fact that Merv Griffin decided to go off the board with Mike Reilly when the show finally went to series, especially since Tomarken wasn't really doing much of anything, may say a lot about Merv.