Trivia / Temptation (2007)

  • Edited for Syndication: The preview episodes aired during the standard run on March 13-14, 2008, with edits to remove any references to being previews.
  • Fan Nickname: Knock-Off has been called "Knock-Out" and "Wipe-Off" in reference to Wipeout. It's also been called "Rip-Off", which is probably the most accurate.
  • Name's the Same: There have been two other game shows/game show pilots with the name Temptation: a 1967 Heatter-Quigley show for ABC hosted by Art James where people picked prizes which got bigger and bigger; and a 1981 pilot produced by Ralph Andrews involving audience members where they were all staked money and tempted with prizes.
  • No Budget
    • Some champs walked away with nothing to show for their efforts, while losing contestants didn't even get their final score in cash. Several episodes even managed to give away a grand total of zero dollars.
    • The prizes were also generally significantly cheaper than the 1980s Sale: Instant Bargain prizes were usually around $500 to $1,000 (less than 1/4th the typical value of the prizes in the Jim Perry era if you adjust for inflation), and the top prize was just one mid-range car worth less than 1/8th the total typical Lot value from Sale (again, adjusted for inflation).
  • Out of Order: You'd think a show with returning champs and a growing Instant Cash jackpot would avert this on principle; however, you'd be wrong in this case. It seems the show would air consecutive episodes until someone retired, then skip to a different part of the run.
  • Screwed by the Network: Rossi Morreale said in an interview that MyNetworkTV put no money at all into advertising the show. (Considering how much of a trainwreck the show was, they may have made the right choice- they were likely forced to carry it because 20th Television (part of Fox, which owns MNTV) distributed it alongside Fremantle.)