- A Plus episode where George Peppard ranted about NBC's standards and practices, which he thought were like a "police mentality", never aired during the show's original run (didn't help that one of the puzzles used "Suck" and "Blow" as clues). GSN has aired it, however.
- February 1981: An entire round was mistakenly erased due to a camera error. The show dubbed in a clip of Tom summarizing the round while celebrity guests Wink Martindale and Gene Rayburn ribbed him.
- At one point, Charles Nelson Reilly was supposed to appear as a celebrity guest, but that particular week had Bill Cullen in his place...despite Cullen having appeared on the show only a few weeks before.
- Half a Million-Dollar episode with William Shatner and Aisha Tyler was chucked due to Shatner bombing spectacularly in the Bonus Round despite having a Super champ as his partner. More info here.
"The only weird thing I can really think of to mention about that day, is that there was a woman, who was a champion on Super Password in the late 80's... who got to play w/Shatner and the other celeb... Aisha Tyler. It was such a slaughterhouse — she somehow made it to the end game with Shatner by some miracle, but he played so badly, that she could not even win at the $10,000 level. And they let her try twice. It was just pitiful. After the second attempt, all of a sudden they cleared the end game set up and started setting up for the next game, and she just... disappeared. No "oh wells," no goodbyes.
chad1m: (after posting the above) So, yeah. Even with the two tries at $10,000 rule, Shatner could not get five out of ten with his contestant in the end game. I couldn't imagine failing spectacularly with Shatner, TWICE, and then not having any TV time to show for it!
Sodboy13: "Congratulations for being so good at our game, you were able to overcome your complete idiot of a celebrity partner! Now, here's that same idiot again to harm you when it really counts."
BrandonFG: Yet another reason why the "highest scoring celebrity" rule is extremely flawed. I'm more surprised she was able to make it to the bonus game w/Shatner, unless she won by default.
TLEberle: I think it's really lame when a game show unilaterally decides that a contestant's appearance may as well have never existed for whatever reason they choose. Yes, I know. It's in the contracts and all of that. I also know that the example in question ended with no money being won. But part of the reason that game shows are interesting and exciting is because you don't know if someone is going to win or lose. (In the case of MDP, though, you do know when someone's last money round; by fail or bail, is coming.) Millionaire would be much less interesting if everyone got to $1,000. That's to say nothing of the contestant who tells all of her friends and family that she's going to tape an episode of Password, and has to come home and explain that her game was so utterly awful that it was chucked, and they replaced it with something else.