YMMV: Beat the Clock


  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: When the animated "Hickory, Dickory, Dock" opening was introduced on December 20, 1952, the animation was followed by shots of people laughing against a dark background. The laughing segment, which was removed on February 14, 1953, had no bearing on the show and was hardly mentioned. Also counts as Nightmare Fuel.
  • Memetic Mutation: The British version gave rise to the risqué slang "Beat the clock", referring to an attempt to complete A Date with Rosie Palms before the five free minutes at the start of the porn film end.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks:
    • The switch to all-celebrities on the Hall version, a mere two months into its four-and-a-half month run.
    • The PAX version used a digital Clock for most of its stunts (the Whirlwind had a more physical Clock), threw out a lot of the gunge, and...well, if even a stunt show feels like the stakes are too low, you have a problem.