Special Effects Failure:
- Slides occasionally went dark, dim, or otherwise glitched out. On August 23, 1985, a slide actually blew up, meaning that they had to stop taping and finish up that episode the next day.
- From September 19 to December 20, 1983, the contestant buzzers were supported by spring coils that would break if slammed too hard...which happened on occasion, resulting in some editing. On December 21 of that same year, they changed the sticks that supported the buzzers. That didn't work either, so the buzzers were completely redesigned on the February 14, 1984 episode to their more recognizable appearance.
Peter (to Troy Garrison in the January 4, 1984, episode during Round 2, after Troy broke his buzzer, and putting it back together): DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!