Trivia: Second Chance

  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • Jim Peck is usually remembered for hosting the infamous Three's A Crowd from 1979-80, but he also helmed the fan-favorite The Big Showdown from 1974-75.
    • Maggie Brown and Jack Campion, who appeared on Pilot #3, returned for the Press Your Luck pilot six-and-a-half years later. Maggie also appeared on Whew! Pilot #3 in 1978, although she played on several shows during their respective runs (including Press)...unlike Jack, who is not known to have done so despite playing on about nine different pilots from 1974-84.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Jay Stewart was well-known for being the on-camera announcer for Let's Make a Deal, while Jack Clark was the host of The Cross Wits and would later announce for Wheel of Fortune from 1980-88.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Only three episodes are known to exist, plus the opening of a fourth while the third pilot has circulated since at least 1994, the finale surfaced on audio tape in January 2011 and June 27 surfaced on video in April 2012. The surfacing of a very late episode in video form not only confirmed many of the fans' 30+-year-old memories, but gave yet another Moment Of Awesome to the uploader.
  • No Budget: Compared to Pilot #3 and earlier in the run, by June 27 the Bonus Board became...rather cheap.
    • Round 1: $250, $275, $300, $450, $475, $500, $650, $750, and $1,000.
    • Round 2: $500, $575, $725, $800, $900, $950, $1,000, $1,200, and $1,500. And top dollar?
      • Top dollar for Round 2, formerly FREE 5000 SPIN, had the printed dollar value changed to an eggcrate display shuffling between $1,000 and $5,000. According to one fan (who was going on decades-old memory), the sequence was "1-2-1-4-3-2-1-5-3-2-1", of which the June 27 show proved him mostly correct (the pattern continued "2-5-1-3-4"). The net result was that Square #4 was generally worth far less than it had been.
  • What Could Have Been: The slate for Pilot #3 gives a pretty good idea (each line was a separate graphic: slate, first line, second line, third line, fadeout).
    There was a FIRST CHANCE.
    And then a SECOND CHANCE.
    Now this is our LAST CHANCE.
    Joe Seitzer (over the last caption): (laughs a bit) Yes, our last chance.