* CareerResurrection: The show's success helped get Creator/JackBarry back in television's good graces after the dark stain the ''Series/TwentyOne'' riggings left.
* Expy: The "Devil" in the bonus game was a caricature of Jack Barry, and Jack dubbed him "Pierre." "Just One More" had a Jack Barry lookalike in the slide.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes:
** For years, it was believed that only the 1974-75 season existed due to being repackaged for syndication (whose high ratings led to the 1977 return). In 2000, the master tapes for the first two seasons '''and''' the entire run of ''Spin-Off'' (Creator/{{CBS}}' replacement for ''Joker'') were found in a storage room at New York's WCBS.
** Only the first seven months of the CBS run was aired by Creator/{{GSN}} (September 4, 1972 to mid-April 1973), and of the following two years only the GrandFinale circulates. Another '''[[ArchiveBinge 122]]''' episodes from the final year (mainly EditedForSyndication master copies), ranging from #418 through the finale, surfaced in October 2013.
** The 1990 version hasn't aired since 1994, when it was last rerun on Creator/USANetwork; this stems from legal issues between Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision (who acquired the remnants of Barry and Enright in the 1990s) and [=NBCUniversal=] Television (the show's original distributor, Orbis Communications, was sold by its' then-owner Creator/CarolcoPictures to Multimedia Entertainment (the people who brought us ''Donahue'' and ''Series/JerrySpringer''); that company was acquired by Universal in 1996); the John Davidson version of fellow Sony game show ''Series/{{Pyramid}}'' is caught up in the same legal issues.
* OutlivedItsCreator: The show outlasted Creator/JackBarry by two years.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** CBS, wary of the quiz show scandals, had three hosts in mind for the 1970s network run rather than Creator/JackBarry: Allen Ludden (who did the 1960s pilots); Wink Martindale, who later did ''Series/TicTacDough'' for Barry-Enright, and Tom Kennedy, who also worked for Barry-Enright as host of ''Series/BreakTheBank1976''. Due to each already having other game show commitments (''Series/{{Password}}'', ''Series/{{Gambit}}'', and ''Series/SplitSecond'' respectively), and despite [[Series/ThePriceIsRight Bob Barker]] begging to be given something other than ''Price'', Barry was allowed to host...for 13 weeks. By January 1973, with no complaints from the viewers or network, Jack signed a regular contract.
*** Ironically, Martindale hosted the Philips CDI version of TheJokersWild with adult-level trivia, while Marc Summers hosted the "Jr." version geared for kids.
** The 1983-84 season (the seventh in syndication) would've been Barry's last in any case. He was to pass the torch to Jim Peck, a frequent substitute host (and known to game show fans as the host of ''Series/TheBigShowdown'', ''Series/SecondChance'', the predecessor to ''Series/PressYourLuck'', and Creator/ChuckBarris' infamous ''3's A Crowd''), on the Season 8 premiere. His death shortly after finishing Season 7, however, caused Dan Enright to question Jack's choice (he wasn't sure Jim could carry the show). Enright instead hired Creator/BillCullen (from another B&E show, ''Series/HotPotato'', which was canned shortly before this) based on his game show hosting reputation. With Bill, the show lasted another two years in syndication (and would sadly be his last game show; Bill died in July 1990). Though disappointed, Peck still continued with the series in a guest hosting capacity.
*** Enright later ended up regretting his decision not to let Peck host, as it led to the resignations of three key staffers on the show who were angry at him for defying Barry's wishes: executive producer Ron Greenberg, producer Gary Cox, and director Richard S. Kline. Greenberg returned to independent producing, Kline formed alongside many other B&E staffers (including Barry's sons) ''Kline and Friends'', while Cox, after a brief stint with Kline and Friends, went to work for Reg Grundy Productions, the company responsible for Creator/{{NBC}} games ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' and ''Series/{{Scrabble}}''.
** Sony Pictures and King World attempted a revival for fall 2007 that was taped in 2006, alongside another game show format called ''Combination Lock'' that had been bounced around since the late 1990s. Both pilots were planned for 2007 debuts, but neither sold- apparently, the NBC O&Os were interested, but the duo got tangled up in red tape and the NBC group ended up choosing ''Series/MervGriffinsCrosswords'' (ironically, the host of that trainwreck, Ty Treadway, hosted one of the pilots of ''Combination Lock''- the other was hosted by Marc Summers, who of course got his start on ''The Joker's Wild'').
** Another reboot was pitched to CBS in 2009, to fill the gap left by the cancellation of ''Series/GuidingLight''- a revival of ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' was picked instead. [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Tom]] [[Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos Bergeron]] would've hosted.
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