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** One contestant playing the bonus round managed to pass four straight clues, and wound up being shut out by the Spoilers.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: During the final few episodes, the writers were starting to have fun with their clues (well, if that worked for getting ''[[Series/MatchGame The Match Game]]'' UnCancelled...). The GrandFinale featured a hilarious round with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJnywZuT0kI#t=10s some rather racy clues]] for "[[spoiler:boomerang]]". The hilarity is only amplified further through Trebek, who was either completely oblivious to what they planted in there, or outright knew and delivered it straight.
-->"[[BiggerIsBetterInBed The more horizontal this thing is kept while in action]], the more you'll get what you're after."\\
"In the film ''Film/{{Walkabout}}'', the lead male straps one against his thigh with his loincloth."\\
"To use one properly, [[ADateWithRosiePalms grip it firmly with three fingers at the curve near the tip]]."
** This clue for [[ToiletHumor "Toilet"]]:
-->"Before using it, members of the French Resistance during World War II would announce, 'I'm going to telephone Hitler.'"

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: During the final few episodes, the writers were starting GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to have fun with their clues (well, if that worked for getting ''[[Series/MatchGame The Match Game]]'' UnCancelled...). The GrandFinale featured a hilarious round with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJnywZuT0kI#t=10s some rather racy clues]] for "[[spoiler:boomerang]]". The hilarity overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only amplified further through Trebek, who was either completely oblivious to what they planted in there, or outright knew and delivered it straight.
-->"[[BiggerIsBetterInBed The more horizontal
until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this thing is kept while in action]], the more you'll get what you're after."\\
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future, please check the film ''Film/{{Walkabout}}'', trope page to make sure your example fits the lead male straps one against his thigh with his loincloth."\\
"To use one properly, [[ADateWithRosiePalms grip it firmly with three fingers at the curve near the tip]]."
** This clue for [[ToiletHumor "Toilet"]]:
-->"Before using it, members of the French Resistance during World War II would announce, 'I'm going to telephone Hitler.'"
current definition.


* FunnyAfro: Trebek had one, believe it or not. Complete with the PornStache he had then, he could not ''look'' more [=70s=] than he did on ''Double Dare''. And he had it during almost all of his 1970s hosting gigs.


!!GameShowTropes in use:

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!!GameShowTropes in use:!!This series provides examples of:
* TheAnnouncer: Johnny Olson and Gene Wood shared this role.



* DownerEnding: One contestant had gotten three clues by three spoilers for a total of $900. Unfortunately, all three Spoilers got the answer with the last clue.
* EpicFail: Even after the maximum 10 clues, both players were unable to identify Louise Lasser, the star of ''Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman''.
* FunnyAfro: Trebek had one, believe it or not. Complete with the PornStache he had then, he could not ''look'' more [=70s=] than he did on ''Double Dare''. And he had it during almost all of his 1970s hosting gigs.
* GameShowHost: Alex Trebek, in his only game for CBS.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: During the final few episodes, the writers were starting to have fun with their clues (well, if that worked for getting ''[[Series/MatchGame The Match Game]]'' UnCancelled...). The GrandFinale featured a hilarious round with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJnywZuT0kI#t=10s some rather racy clues]] for "[[spoiler:boomerang]]". The hilarity is only amplified further through Trebek, who was either completely oblivious to what they planted in there, or outright knew and delivered it straight.
-->"[[BiggerIsBetterInBed The more horizontal this thing is kept while in action]], the more you'll get what you're after."\\
"In the film ''Film/{{Walkabout}}'', the lead male straps one against his thigh with his loincloth."\\
"To use one properly, [[ADateWithRosiePalms grip it firmly with three fingers at the curve near the tip]]."
** This clue for [[ToiletHumor "Toilet"]]:
-->"Before using it, members of the French Resistance during World War II would announce, 'I'm going to telephone Hitler.'"



* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: Johnny Olson and Gene Wood shared this role.
** GameShowHost: Alex Trebek, in his only game for CBS.
** StudioAudience

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* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: Johnny Olson
RecycledSoundtrack: Probably as a payback for taking assorted sound effects from other CBS shows (including ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'''s LosingHorns, the sound when the player pulls the giant bonus lever from the "Face the Devil" bonus round of Series/TheJokersWild, and Gene Wood shared this role.
** GameShowHost: Alex Trebek, in his only game for CBS.
** StudioAudience
that one sound from Penny Ante and ''Series/TriviaTrap''), the ''entire'' intro (music and all) was recycled on ''Series/CardSharks''.



* SophisticatedAsHell: Trebek, as is typical for his hosting gigs.



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!!This series provides examples of:
* DownerEnding: One contestant had gotten three clues by three spoilers for a total of $900. Unfortunately, all three Spoilers got the answer with the last clue.
* EpicFail: Even after the maximum 10 clues, both players were unable to identify Louise Lasser, the star of ''Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman''.
* FunnyAfro: Trebek had one, believe it or not. Complete with the PornStache he had then, he could not ''look'' more [=70s=] than he did on ''Double Dare''. And he had it during almost all of his 1970s hosting gigs.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: During the final few episodes, the writers were starting to have fun with their clues (well, if that worked for getting ''[[Series/MatchGame The Match Game]]'' UnCancelled...). The GrandFinale featured a hilarious round with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJnywZuT0kI#t=10s some rather racy clues]] for "[[spoiler:boomerang]]". The hilarity is only amplified further through Trebek, who was either completely oblivious to what they planted in there, or outright knew and delivered it straight.
-->"[[BiggerIsBetterInBed The more horizontal this thing is kept while in action]], the more you'll get what you're after."\\
"In the film ''Film/{{Walkabout}}'', the lead male straps one against his thigh with his loincloth."\\
"To use one properly, [[ADateWithRosiePalms grip it firmly with three fingers at the curve near the tip]]."
** This clue for [[ToiletHumor "Toilet"]]:
-->"Before using it, members of the French Resistance during World War II would announce, 'I'm going to telephone Hitler.'"
* RecycledSoundtrack: Probably as a payback for taking assorted sound effects from other CBS shows (including ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'''s LosingHorns, the sound when the player pulls the giant bonus lever from the "Face the Devil" bonus round of Series/TheJokersWild, and that one sound from Penny Ante and ''Series/TriviaTrap''), the ''entire'' intro (music and all) was recycled on ''Series/CardSharks''.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Trebek, as is typical for his hosting gigs.


GameShow created by Creator/JayWolpert for Creator/MarkGoodson, which aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1976-77. Host Creator/AlexTrebek read a series of clues to two contestants, who were in {{Sound Proof Booth}}s. When one player buzzed in to guess the subject, the other player's booth closed. An incorrect answer resulted in a "penalty clue" and free guess for the opposing player. A correct answer was worth $50 and allowed the player to Dare their opponent to guess the answer with the next clue for $100. If the dared player missed, the darer could "Double Dare" with one more clue for $200. A correct answer on a Dare awarded $50, while one on a Double Dare awarded $100.

The first player to score $500 played the BonusRound against "The Spoilers," usually three men (sometimes two men and a woman) with doctorates in different disciplines. The contestant was shown a subject and tried to stump the Spoilers by choosing four clues from a pool of eight, with the ability to pass up to four if they felt it was too easy. Each time a Spoiler didn't guess the answer, the contestant received $100; if a Spoiler guessed the answer, they received $100 and sat out for the rest of the round. If at least one Spoiler remained stumped after the fourth clue, the contestant won $5,000.

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GameShow created by Creator/JayWolpert for Creator/MarkGoodson, which aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1976-77. Host Creator/AlexTrebek read a series of clues to two contestants, who were in {{Sound Proof Booth}}s. When one player buzzed in to guess the subject, the other player's booth closed. An incorrect answer resulted in a "penalty clue" and free guess for the opposing player. A correct answer was worth $50 and allowed the player to Dare their opponent to guess the answer with the next clue for $100. If the dared player missed, the darer could "Double Dare" with one more clue for $200. A correct answer on a Dare awarded $50, while one on a Double Dare awarded $100.

$100. The first player to score $500 played the BonusRound against "The Spoilers," usually three men (sometimes two men and a woman) with doctorates in different disciplines. The contestant was shown a subject and tried to stump the Spoilers by choosing four clues from a pool of eight, with the ability to pass up to four if they felt it was too easy. Each time a Spoiler didn't guess the answer, the contestant received $100; if a Spoiler guessed the answer, they received $100 and sat out for the rest of the round. If at least one Spoiler remained stumped after the fourth clue, the contestant won $5,000.
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* BonusRound: Try to stump three doctorates by selecting just the right four clues from a pool of eight for $5,000.

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* BonusRound: Try to stump "The Spoilers," usually three men (sometimes two men and a woman) with doctorates by selecting just in different disciplines. The contestant was shown a subject and tried to stump the right Spoilers by choosing four clues from a pool of eight eight, with the ability to pass up to four if they felt it was too easy. Each time a Spoiler didn't guess the answer, the contestant received $100; if a Spoiler guessed the answer, they received $100 and sat out for the rest of the round. If at least one Spoiler remained stumped after the fourth clue, the contestant won $5,000.



* DownerEnding: One contestant had gotten three clues by three spoilers for a total of $900. Unfortunately, she missed out on $5,000 when all three Spoilers got the answer with the last clue.

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* DownerEnding: One contestant had gotten three clues by three spoilers for a total of $900. Unfortunately, she missed out on $5,000 when all three Spoilers got the answer with the last clue.


* GameShowWinningsCap: $25,000.

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* GameShowWinningsCap: $25,000.$25,000, although champions would be retired after passing the $20,000 mark.



-->"When members of the French Resistance used this in World War II, they'd say, 'I'm off to telephone Hitler.'"

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-->"When -->"Before using it, members of the French Resistance used this in during World War II, they'd say, II would announce, 'I'm off going to telephone Hitler.'"


* ShowTheFolksAtHome: Any time a new subject was put into play, Trebek would remind viewers to look away until they heard the bell if they were playing along at home.

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* ShowTheFolksAtHome: Any time a new When the first main game subject of each episode was put into play, Trebek would remind viewers to look away until they heard the bell if they were playing along at home.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: Probably as a payback for taking assorted sound effects from other CBS shows (including ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'''s LosingHorns, and that one sound from Penny Ante and ''Series/TriviaTrap''), the ''entire'' intro (music and all) was recycled on ''Series/CardSharks''.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: Probably as a payback for taking assorted sound effects from other CBS shows (including ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'''s LosingHorns, the sound when the player pulls the giant bonus lever from the "Face the Devil" bonus round of Series/TheJokersWild, and that one sound from Penny Ante and ''Series/TriviaTrap''), the ''entire'' intro (music and all) was recycled on ''Series/CardSharks''.


* RecycledSoundtrack: Probably as a payback for taking assorted sound effects from other CBS shows (including ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'''s LosingHorns and the ''Series/TriviaTrap''/Penny Ante noise), the ''entire'' intro format (music and all) was later recycled on ''Series/CardSharks''.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: Probably as a payback for taking assorted sound effects from other CBS shows (including ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'''s LosingHorns LosingHorns, and the ''Series/TriviaTrap''/Penny that one sound from Penny Ante noise), and ''Series/TriviaTrap''), the ''entire'' intro format (music and all) was later recycled on ''Series/CardSharks''.


Not to be confused with Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s ''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'', which is a very different show.

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Not to be confused with Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s ''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'', which is a very different (and much messier) show.


GameShow created by Jay Wolpert for Creator/MarkGoodson, which aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1976-77 and directed by Creator/PaulAlter. Host Creator/AlexTrebek read a series of clues to his two contestants, who were in {{Sound Proof Booth}}s. When one player buzzed in to guess the subject, the other player's booth closed. An incorrect answer resulted in a "penalty clue" and free guess for the opposing player. A correct answer was worth $50 and allowed the player to Dare their opponent to guess the answer with the next clue for $100. If the dared player missed, the darer could "Double Dare" with one more clue for $200. A correct answer on a Dare awarded $50, while one on a Double Dare awarded $100.

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GameShow created by Jay Wolpert Creator/JayWolpert for Creator/MarkGoodson, which aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1976-77 and directed by Creator/PaulAlter. 1976-77. Host Creator/AlexTrebek read a series of clues to his two contestants, who were in {{Sound Proof Booth}}s. When one player buzzed in to guess the subject, the other player's booth closed. An incorrect answer resulted in a "penalty clue" and free guess for the opposing player. A correct answer was worth $50 and allowed the player to Dare their opponent to guess the answer with the next clue for $100. If the dared player missed, the darer could "Double Dare" with one more clue for $200. A correct answer on a Dare awarded $50, while one on a Double Dare awarded $100.


GameShow created by Jay Wolpert for Creator/MarkGoodson, which aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1976-77. Host Creator/AlexTrebek read a series of clues to his two contestants, who were in {{Sound Proof Booth}}s. When one player buzzed in to guess the subject, the other player's booth closed. An incorrect answer resulted in a "penalty clue" and free guess for the opposing player. A correct answer was worth $50 and allowed the player to Dare their opponent to guess the answer with the next clue for $100. If the dared player missed, the darer could "Double Dare" with one more clue for $200. A correct answer on a Dare awarded $50, while one on a Double Dare awarded $100.

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GameShow created by Jay Wolpert for Creator/MarkGoodson, which aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1976-77.1976-77 and directed by Creator/PaulAlter. Host Creator/AlexTrebek read a series of clues to his two contestants, who were in {{Sound Proof Booth}}s. When one player buzzed in to guess the subject, the other player's booth closed. An incorrect answer resulted in a "penalty clue" and free guess for the opposing player. A correct answer was worth $50 and allowed the player to Dare their opponent to guess the answer with the next clue for $100. If the dared player missed, the darer could "Double Dare" with one more clue for $200. A correct answer on a Dare awarded $50, while one on a Double Dare awarded $100.


* RecycledSoundtrack: Probably as a payback for taking assorted sound effects from other CBS shows (including ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'''s LosingHorns and the ''Series/TriviaTrap''/Penny Ante noise), the theme music (as well as the entire structure of the intro itself) was later recycled on ''Series/CardSharks''.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: Probably as a payback for taking assorted sound effects from other CBS shows (including ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'''s LosingHorns and the ''Series/TriviaTrap''/Penny Ante noise), the theme music (as well as the entire structure of the ''entire'' intro itself) format (music and all) was later recycled on ''Series/CardSharks''.


"In the film ''Walkabout'', the lead male straps one against his thigh with his loincloth."\\

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"In the film ''Walkabout'', ''Film/{{Walkabout}}'', the lead male straps one against his thigh with his loincloth."\\

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