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[[caption-width-right:350:Lots of fun, lots of pun.]]


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* TheAnnouncer: Jim Perry for Season 1, then Dave Devall.
* AscendedExtra: Jim Perry was promoted from announcer to emcee at the beginning of Season 2.



* GameShowHost: Bob [=McLean=] for Season 1, then Jim Perry.



* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: Jim Perry for Season 1, then Dave Devall.
** GameShowHost: Bob [=McLean=] for Season 1, then Jim Perry.

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* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: Jim Perry for Season 1, then Dave Devall.
** GameShowHost: Bob [=McLean=] for Season 1, then Jim Perry.
HurricaneOfPuns: A lot of the clues were like this.



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!!This show provides examples of:
* AscendedExtra: Jim Perry was promoted from announcer to emcee at the beginning of Season 2.
* HurricaneOfPuns: A lot of the clues were like this.
* TransatlanticEquivalent: A British version [[http://ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Definition ran]] on Creator/{{ITV}} from 1978 to 1986, hosted by Don Moss and Jeremy Beadle.


Much like ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' (which debuted at around the same time), ''Definition'' was a game show based on Hangman, where two teams of a celebrity and civilian player competed to solve such a puzzle. Both teams alternated guessing letters that were in a puzzle on a board (accompanied by a crossword-style hint); one team member had to guess a letter which wasn't in the puzzle, after which their teammate guessed a letter that ''was'' in the puzzle. Successful guesses earned chances to solve, and the first to win a best-two-out-of-three became champion and played a bonus round.

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Much like ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' (which debuted at around the same time), ''Definition'' was a game show based on Hangman, where two teams of a celebrity and civilian player competed to solve such a puzzle. Both teams alternated guessing letters that were in a puzzle on a board (accompanied by a crossword-style hint); one team member had to guess "give away" a letter which wasn't in the puzzle, after which their teammate guessed had to "take" a letter that ''was'' in it. If both teammates succeeded, they were given a chance to solve the puzzle. Successful guesses earned chances to solve, and If not, they lost their turn; in addition, if the given-away letter was in the puzzle, the opponents got a free guess. The first team to win a best-two-out-of-three solve two puzzles (later changed to three) became champion the champions and played a bonus round.round.


* RealSongThemeTune: "Soul Bossa Nova" by Quincy Jones (his music seemed to always end up on [[Series/NowYouSeeIt word games]], it seems). Thanks to the popularity of ''Definition'', the song became cemented in Canadian pop culture of the era -- even before it became better-known internationally as the ''Film/AustinPowers'' theme song. Creator/MikeMyers chose to use the song because he remembered it from ''Definition''.
** In tribute to the show, "Soul Bossa Nova" got a SampledUp hip-hop version, "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style", by Dream Warriors on their album ''And Now the Legacy Begins''. This version became AscendedFanon in a promo celebrating CTV Toronto's 50th anniversary, which featured clips from the show.


Much like ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' (which debuted at around the same time), ''Definition'' was a game show based on Hangman, where two teams of a celebrity and civilian player competed to solve such a puzzle. Both teams alternated guessing letters that were in a puzzle on a board (accompanied by a crossword-style hint); one team member had to guess a letter which wasn't in the puzzle, after which their teammate guessed a letter that ''was''. Successful guesses earned chances to solve, and the first to win a best-two-out-of-three became champion and played a bonus round.

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Much like ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' (which debuted at around the same time), ''Definition'' was a game show based on Hangman, where two teams of a celebrity and civilian player competed to solve such a puzzle. Both teams alternated guessing letters that were in a puzzle on a board (accompanied by a crossword-style hint); one team member had to guess a letter which wasn't in the puzzle, after which their teammate guessed a letter that ''was''.''was'' in the puzzle. Successful guesses earned chances to solve, and the first to win a best-two-out-of-three became champion and played a bonus round.


* RealSongThemeTune: "Soul Bossa Nova" by Quincy Jones (his music seemed to always end up on [[Series/NowYouSeeIt word games]], it seems). Thanks to the popularity of ''Definition'', the song became cemented in Canadian pop culture of the era -- even before it became better-known internationally as the ''Film/AustinPowers'' theme song (Creator/MikeMyers had the idea to use the song because he grew up watching the show).

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* RealSongThemeTune: "Soul Bossa Nova" by Quincy Jones (his music seemed to always end up on [[Series/NowYouSeeIt word games]], it seems). Thanks to the popularity of ''Definition'', the song became cemented in Canadian pop culture of the era -- even before it became better-known internationally as the ''Film/AustinPowers'' theme song (Creator/MikeMyers had the idea song. Creator/MikeMyers chose to use the song because he grew up watching the show).remembered it from ''Definition''.


* RealSongThemeTune: "Soul Bossa Nova" by Quincy Jones (his music seemed to always end up on [[Series/NowYouSeeIt word games]], it seems). Thanks to the popularity of ''Definition'', the song became cemented in Canadian pop culture of the era -- even before the ''Film/AustinPowers'' films made the song even more well-known (Creator/MikeMyers grew up watching the show).

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* RealSongThemeTune: "Soul Bossa Nova" by Quincy Jones (his music seemed to always end up on [[Series/NowYouSeeIt word games]], it seems). Thanks to the popularity of ''Definition'', the song became cemented in Canadian pop culture of the era -- even before it became better-known internationally as the ''Film/AustinPowers'' films made the theme song even more well-known (Creator/MikeMyers had the idea to use the song because he grew up watching the show).


* RealSongThemeTune: "Soul Bossa Nova" by Quincy Jones (his music seemed to always end up on [[Series/NowYouSeeIt word games]], it seems). The song became cemented in Canadian pop culture ... until [[Film/AustinPowers a certain Mike Myers film]] came out.
** In tribute to the show, "Soul Bossa Nova" got a SampledUp hip-hop version, "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style", from a Canadian group. This song became AscendedFanon in a promo celebrating CTV Toronto's 50th anniversary, which featured clips from the show.

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* RealSongThemeTune: "Soul Bossa Nova" by Quincy Jones (his music seemed to always end up on [[Series/NowYouSeeIt word games]], it seems). The Thanks to the popularity of ''Definition'', the song became cemented in Canadian pop culture ... until [[Film/AustinPowers a certain Mike Myers film]] came out.
culture of the era -- even before the ''Film/AustinPowers'' films made the song even more well-known (Creator/MikeMyers grew up watching the show).
** In tribute to the show, "Soul Bossa Nova" got a SampledUp hip-hop version, "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style", from a Canadian group. by Dream Warriors on their album ''And Now the Legacy Begins''. This song version became AscendedFanon in a promo celebrating CTV Toronto's 50th anniversary, which featured clips from the show.


* LongRunner: ''Fifteen years'', making it one of Canada's longest-running game shows.


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* ConsolationPrize: For losing the Bonus Round, you get just ''$10''. No, that's not a typo. Ten bucks.

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* ConsolationPrize: For losing the Bonus Round, you get just ''$10''. $10. No, that's not a typo. Ten bucks.typo--the actual consolation was ''ten bucks''.


* HomeGame: One was [[http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/18222/definition issued]] by Milton Bradley in 1981, recycling parts from their 1975 ''Wheel Of Fortune'' games. Interestingly, the box art predates the change to all civilians.

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* HomeGame: One was [[http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/18222/definition issued]] by Milton Bradley Creator/MiltonBradley in 1981, recycling parts from their 1975 ''Wheel Of Fortune'' games. Interestingly, the box art predates the change to all civilians.


A well-known Canadian GameShow created by the same people who created ''TheNewlywedGame'', which ran from 1974-89 on Creator/{{CTV}}, and was produced at the network's Toronto station CFTO.

Much like ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' (which debuted at around the same time), ''Definition'' was a game show based on Hangman, where two teams of a celebrity and civilian player competed to solve such a puzzle. Both teams alternated guessing letters that were in a puzzle on a board (accompanied by a crossword-style hint), one team member had to guess a letter which wasn't in the puzzle, after which their teammate guessed a letter that ''was''. Successful guesses earned chances to solve, and the first to win a best-two-out-of-three became champion and played a bonus round.

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A well-known Canadian GameShow created by the same people who created ''TheNewlywedGame'', ''Series/TheNewlywedGame'', which ran from 1974-89 1974 to 1989 on Creator/{{CTV}}, and was produced at the network's Toronto station station, CFTO.

Much like ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' (which debuted at around the same time), ''Definition'' was a game show based on Hangman, where two teams of a celebrity and civilian player competed to solve such a puzzle. Both teams alternated guessing letters that were in a puzzle on a board (accompanied by a crossword-style hint), hint); one team member had to guess a letter which wasn't in the puzzle, after which their teammate guessed a letter that ''was''. Successful guesses earned chances to solve, and the first to win a best-two-out-of-three became champion and played a bonus round.



* ConsolationPrize: For losing the Bonus Round, you get just ''$10''. No, that's not a typo, Ten bucks.
* HomeGame: One was [[http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/18222/definition issued]] by Milton Bradley in 1981, recycling parts from their 1975 ''Wheel Of Fortune'' games. Interestingly, the box art predates the change to all-civilians.

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* ConsolationPrize: For losing the Bonus Round, you get just ''$10''. No, that's not a typo, typo. Ten bucks.
* HomeGame: One was [[http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/18222/definition issued]] by Milton Bradley in 1981, recycling parts from their 1975 ''Wheel Of Fortune'' games. Interestingly, the box art predates the change to all-civilians.all civilians.



* RealSongThemeTune: "Soul Bossa Nova" by Quincy Jones (his music seemed to always end up on [[NowYouSeeIt word games]], it seems). The song became cemented in Canadian pop culture ... until [[{{AustinPowers}} a certain Mike Myers film]] came out.

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* RealSongThemeTune: "Soul Bossa Nova" by Quincy Jones (his music seemed to always end up on [[NowYouSeeIt [[Series/NowYouSeeIt word games]], it seems). The song became cemented in Canadian pop culture ... until [[{{AustinPowers}} [[Film/AustinPowers a certain Mike Myers film]] came out.



* TransatlanticEquivalent: A British version [[http://ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Definition ran]] on {{ITV}} from 1978-86, hosted by Don Moss and Jeremy Beadle.

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* TransatlanticEquivalent: A British version [[http://ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Definition ran]] on {{ITV}} Creator/{{ITV}} from 1978-86, 1978 to 1986, hosted by Don Moss and Jeremy Beadle.

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A well-known Canadian GameShow created by the same people who created ''TheNewlywedGame'', which ran from 1974-89 on Creator/{{CTV}}, and was produced at the network's Toronto station CFTO.

Much like ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' (which debuted at around the same time), ''Definition'' was a game show based on Hangman, where two teams of a celebrity and civilian player competed to solve such a puzzle. Both teams alternated guessing letters that were in a puzzle on a board (accompanied by a crossword-style hint), one team member had to guess a letter which wasn't in the puzzle, after which their teammate guessed a letter that ''was''. Successful guesses earned chances to solve, and the first to win a best-two-out-of-three became champion and played a bonus round.
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!!GameShow Tropes in use:
* BonusRound: One more puzzle, the letters are revealed in alphabetical order. Win $10 multiplied by the number of unrevealed letters and a prize if solved.
* ConsolationPrize: For losing the Bonus Round, you get just ''$10''. No, that's not a typo, Ten bucks.
* HomeGame: One was [[http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/18222/definition issued]] by Milton Bradley in 1981, recycling parts from their 1975 ''Wheel Of Fortune'' games. Interestingly, the box art predates the change to all-civilians.
* HomeParticipationSweepstakes: Later in the run, puzzles could also be sent in by viewers.
* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: Jim Perry for Season 1, then Dave Devall.
** GameShowHost: Bob [=McLean=] for Season 1, then Jim Perry.
* UndesirablePrize: Just about everything, given how cheap the show was.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* AscendedExtra: Jim Perry was promoted from announcer to emcee at the beginning of Season 2.
* HurricaneOfPuns: A lot of the clues were like this.
* LongRunner: ''Fifteen years'', making it one of Canada's longest-running game shows.
* RealSongThemeTune: "Soul Bossa Nova" by Quincy Jones (his music seemed to always end up on [[NowYouSeeIt word games]], it seems). The song became cemented in Canadian pop culture ... until [[{{AustinPowers}} a certain Mike Myers film]] came out.
** In tribute to the show, "Soul Bossa Nova" got a SampledUp hip-hop version, "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style", from a Canadian group. This song became AscendedFanon in a promo celebrating CTV Toronto's 50th anniversary, which featured clips from the show.
* TransatlanticEquivalent: A British version [[http://ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Definition ran]] on {{ITV}} from 1978-86, hosted by Don Moss and Jeremy Beadle.
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