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* RealSongThemeTune: The theme during the first year was "Sugar Lips", by Al Hirt.


Late-1960s Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow produced by Creator/BobStewart after leaving [[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]], in association with Creator/{{Filmways}} (who would later acquire [[Creator/MerrillHeatter Heatter-Quigley Productions]]). Two contestants faced a board of nine windows in a [=3x3=] setup. The windows were opened, with the outer eight (numbered) showing answers, for eight (reduced to seven sometime between November 1967 and August 1968) seconds. Afterward, host Creator/BillCullen read a question and the players had to find the window the answer was in; 10 points were awarded for a correct pick, and that player kept going until picking a wrong window.

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Late-1960s Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow produced by Creator/BobStewart after leaving [[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]], in association with Creator/{{Filmways}} (who would later acquire [[Creator/MerrillHeatter Heatter-Quigley Productions]]). Two contestants faced a board of nine windows in a [=3x3=] setup. The windows were opened, with the outer eight (numbered) showing answers, for eight (reduced to seven sometime between November 1967 and August 1968) (later seven) seconds. Afterward, host Creator/BillCullen read a question and the players had to find the window the answer was in; 10 points were awarded for a correct pick, and that player kept going until picking a wrong window.



For the show's final year, the format changed to have prizes instead of points in the front game; whoever won seven prizes first would go to the Bonus Board.

While the entire run was destroyed (network practices of the era), from the surviving footage it's clear ''Eye Guess'' ran on RuleOfFunny: the game wasn't taken too seriously, Bill and later announcer Jack Clark bantered at times and lobbed puns at each other, the home game plug used a ''Series/{{Password}}'' game at least once, and eventually a prize began to be awarded for four consecutive '''wrong''' picks both players got [[TakeThat a set of home memory-improvement courses]].

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For the show's final year, Sometime in 1969, the format was changed to have use prizes instead of points in the front game; whoever game. Whoever won seven prizes first would go to the Bonus Board.

While the entire run was destroyed (network practices of the era), from the surviving footage it's clear ''Eye Guess'' ran on RuleOfFunny: the game wasn't taken too seriously, Bill and later announcer Jack Clark bantered at times and lobbed puns at each other, the home game plug used a ''Series/{{Password}}'' game at least once, and eventually by 1969 a prize began to be awarded for four consecutive '''wrong''' picks - both players got [[TakeThat a set of home memory-improvement courses]].



** The last version, used from September 2, 1968 through the end of the run (September 26, 1969), replaced the prizes with "GO" cards and didn't use spaces 4-5. The player now won prizes of increasing value for each GO card, whereas the STOP! now took away their prizes; as such, the contestant could now quit at any point, although finding all five GO cards also awarded the car.
* BonusSpace: "Jack's Pot" (a cash jackpot) was added to the bonus round sometime between November 8, 1967 and August 1968. The jackpot started at $200 and increased by $100 every day it wasn't found on the first pick (in which case it was revealed immediately).

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** The last version, used from September 2, 1968 which debuted sometime in 1969 and remained through the end show's demise on September 26 of the run (September 26, 1969), that year, replaced the prizes with "GO" cards and didn't use spaces 4-5. The player now won prizes of increasing value for each GO card, whereas the STOP! now took away their prizes; as such, the contestant could now quit at any point, although finding all five GO cards also awarded the car.
* BonusSpace: "Jack's Pot" (a cash jackpot) was added to the bonus round sometime between November 8, 1967 and August Bonus Board around 1968. The jackpot started at $200 and increased by $100 every day it wasn't found on the first pick (in which case it was revealed immediately).



* CelebrityEdition: At least one, from October 17-21 in 1966- which is when Creator/MelBrooks infamously discovered Bill's issues with walking, as he's recounted several times.

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* CelebrityEdition: At least one, from October 17-21 in 1966- 17-21, 1966 - which is when Creator/MelBrooks infamously discovered Bill's issues with walking, as he's recounted several times.



* HomeGame: Four were released, one per year, and were the only ones of Bill's career that had him on the cover. Oddly, the Fourth Edition retains the 1966-68 bonus game.

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* HomeGame: Four were released, one per year, and were the only ones of Bill's career that had him on the cover. Oddly, the Fourth Edition retains the 1966-68 bonus game.



* {{Zonk}}: The STOP! card in the second bonus round. The third bonus round promoted it to {{Whammy}}.

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* {{Zonk}}: The STOP! card in the second bonus round. Bonus Board format. The third bonus round format promoted it to {{Whammy}}.



* GrandFinale: The very last bonus game (September 26, 1969) had Bill encouraging the player to keep picking numbers. After the car was won, it was revealed that the STOP! card '''wasn't even on the board''' Bill had it all along.

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* GrandFinale: The very last bonus game (September 26, 1969) had Bill encouraging the player to keep picking numbers. After the car was won, it was revealed that the STOP! card '''wasn't ''wasn't even on the board''' board'' - Bill had it all along.



* RuleOfFunny: The show's bread-and-butter, especially during the second bonus era.

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* RuleOfFunny: The show's bread-and-butter, especially during the second bonus Bonus Board era.


If the player believed that the answer was ''not'' among the eight shown, s/he said "Eye Guess" and the center window was revealed: the answer if correct, a blank space if wrong. The first to reach 100 points played the BonusRound.

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If the player believed that the answer was ''not'' among the eight shown, s/he said "Eye Guess" and the center window was revealed: the answer if correct, a blank space if wrong. The first to reach 100 points won the game and some cash ($1 per point) and played the BonusRound.
BonusRound.

For the show's final year, the format changed to have prizes instead of points in the front game; whoever won seven prizes first would go to the Bonus Board.



* BonusRound: Three were used.

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* BonusRound: Three were used.used, all referred to as the ''Bonus Board''.


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** Also, whoever picked five consecutive right answers won the "jackpot prize", which changed from week to week.

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* CelebrityEdition: At least one, from October 17-21 in 1966- which is when Creator/MelBrooks infamously discovered Bill's issues with walking, as he's recounted several times.


Late-1960s Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow produced by Creator/BobStewart after leaving [[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]], in association with Creator/{{Filmways}} (who would later acquire [[Creator/MerrillHeatter Heatter-Quigley Productions]]. Two contestants faced a board of nine windows in a [=3x3=] setup. The windows were opened, with the outer eight (numbered) showing answers, for eight (reduced to seven sometime between November 1967 and August 1968) seconds. Afterward, host Creator/BillCullen read a question and the players had to find the window the answer was in; 10 points were awarded for a correct pick, and that player kept going until picking a wrong window.

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Late-1960s Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow produced by Creator/BobStewart after leaving [[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]], in association with Creator/{{Filmways}} (who would later acquire [[Creator/MerrillHeatter Heatter-Quigley Productions]].Productions]]). Two contestants faced a board of nine windows in a [=3x3=] setup. The windows were opened, with the outer eight (numbered) showing answers, for eight (reduced to seven sometime between November 1967 and August 1968) seconds. Afterward, host Creator/BillCullen read a question and the players had to find the window the answer was in; 10 points were awarded for a correct pick, and that player kept going until picking a wrong window.


Late-1960s Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow produced by Creator/BobStewart after leaving [[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]]. Two contestants faced a board of nine windows in a [=3x3=] setup. The windows were opened, with the outer eight (numbered) showing answers, for eight (reduced to seven sometime between November 1967 and August 1968) seconds. Afterward, host Creator/BillCullen read a question and the players had to find the window the answer was in; 10 points were awarded for a correct pick, and that player kept going until picking a wrong window.

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Late-1960s Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow produced by Creator/BobStewart after leaving [[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]].Goodson-Todman]], in association with Creator/{{Filmways}} (who would later acquire [[Creator/MerrillHeatter Heatter-Quigley Productions]]. Two contestants faced a board of nine windows in a [=3x3=] setup. The windows were opened, with the outer eight (numbered) showing answers, for eight (reduced to seven sometime between November 1967 and August 1968) seconds. Afterward, host Creator/BillCullen read a question and the players had to find the window the answer was in; 10 points were awarded for a correct pick, and that player kept going until picking a wrong window.


Late-1960s Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow produced by BobStewart after leaving [[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]]. Two contestants faced a board of nine windows in a [=3x3=] setup. The windows were opened, with the outer eight (numbered) showing answers, for eight (reduced to seven sometime between November 1967 and August 1968) seconds. Afterward, host Creator/BillCullen read a question and the players had to find the window the answer was in; 10 points were awarded for a correct pick, and that player kept going until picking a wrong window.

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Late-1960s Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow produced by BobStewart Creator/BobStewart after leaving [[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]]. Two contestants faced a board of nine windows in a [=3x3=] setup. The windows were opened, with the outer eight (numbered) showing answers, for eight (reduced to seven sometime between November 1967 and August 1968) seconds. Afterward, host Creator/BillCullen read a question and the players had to find the window the answer was in; 10 points were awarded for a correct pick, and that player kept going until picking a wrong window.


Late-1960s Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow produced by BobStewart after leaving [[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]]. Two contestants faced a board of nine windows in a [=3x3=] setup. The windows were opened, with the outer eight (numbered) showing answers, for eight (reduced to seven sometime between November 1967 and August 1968) seconds. Afterward, host BillCullen read a question and the players had to find the window the answer was in; 10 points were awarded for a correct pick, and that player kept going until picking a wrong window.

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Late-1960s Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow produced by BobStewart after leaving [[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]]. Two contestants faced a board of nine windows in a [=3x3=] setup. The windows were opened, with the outer eight (numbered) showing answers, for eight (reduced to seven sometime between November 1967 and August 1968) seconds. Afterward, host BillCullen Creator/BillCullen read a question and the players had to find the window the answer was in; 10 points were awarded for a correct pick, and that player kept going until picking a wrong window.


While the entire run was destroyed (network practices of the era), from the surviving footage it's clear ''Eye Guess'' ran on RuleOfFunny: the game wasn't taken too seriously, Bill and later announcer Jack Clark bantered at times and lobbed puns at each other, the home game plug used a ''{{Password}}'' game at least once, and eventually a prize began to be awarded for four consecutive '''wrong''' picks both players got [[TakeThat a set of home memory-improvement courses]].

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While the entire run was destroyed (network practices of the era), from the surviving footage it's clear ''Eye Guess'' ran on RuleOfFunny: the game wasn't taken too seriously, Bill and later announcer Jack Clark bantered at times and lobbed puns at each other, the home game plug used a ''{{Password}}'' ''Series/{{Password}}'' game at least once, and eventually a prize began to be awarded for four consecutive '''wrong''' picks both players got [[TakeThat a set of home memory-improvement courses]].



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Quicksilver'', on USANetwork.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Quicksilver'', on USANetwork.Creator/USANetwork.


* BonusSpace: "Jack's Pot" (a cash jackpot) was added to the bonus round sometime between November 8, 1967 and August 1968. The jackpot started at $100 and increased by $100 each time it wasn't found on the first pick (in which case it was revealed immediately).

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* BonusSpace: "Jack's Pot" (a cash jackpot) was added to the bonus round sometime between November 8, 1967 and August 1968. The jackpot started at $100 $200 and increased by $100 each time every day it wasn't found on the first pick (in which case it was revealed immediately).


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* ProgressiveJackpot: Jack's Pot, which got up to $1,500 at least once.


1966-69 Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow produced by BobStewart after leaving [[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]]. Two contestants faced a board of nine windows in a [=3x3=] setup. The windows were opened, with the outer eight (numbered) showing answers, for eight (reduced to seven in 1967-68) seconds. Afterward, host BillCullen read a question and the players had to find the window the answer was in; 10 points were awarded for a correct pick, and that player kept going until picking a wrong window.

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1966-69 Late-1960s Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow produced by BobStewart after leaving [[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]]. Two contestants faced a board of nine windows in a [=3x3=] setup. The windows were opened, with the outer eight (numbered) showing answers, for eight (reduced to seven in 1967-68) sometime between November 1967 and August 1968) seconds. Afterward, host BillCullen read a question and the players had to find the window the answer was in; 10 points were awarded for a correct pick, and that player kept going until picking a wrong window.



** The first, only used for the first two weeks (January 3-14, 1966), involved eight sets of celebrity couples. Bill read a name, and the contestant had to find their spouse on the board. Each match awarded $25, and matching all eight won a new car (placed behind the "Eye Guess" spot on the board).
** The second iteration, introduced on January 17, simply had seven prizes of varying value on the board. The contestant continued to pick numbers until s/he found all seven (which also awarded the car) or found the "STOP!" card (which ended the game with all prizes accumulated up to that point).
** The last version, used from September 2, 1968 through the end of the run, replaced the prizes with "GO" cards and didn't use spaces 4-5. The player now won prizes of increasing value for each GO card, whereas the STOP! now took away their prizes; as such, the contestant could now quit at any point, although finding all six GO cards also awarded the car.
* BonusSpace: "Jack's Pot" (a cash jackpot) was added to the bonus round sometime between November 8, 1967 and about July 1968.
* ConsolationPrize: During the second bonus round, picking the "STOP!" card first allowed that player to choose another number for a consolation prize.
* HomeGame: Four were released, one per year. These were the only ones of Bill's career that had him on the cover. Oddly, the Fourth Edition retains the 1966-68 bonus game.

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** The first, only used for the first two weeks (January 3-14, 1966), involved eight sets of celebrity couples. Bill read a name, and the contestant had to find their that person's spouse on the board. Each match awarded $25, and matching all eight won a new car (placed behind the "Eye Guess" spot on the board).
** The second iteration, introduced on January 17, simply had seven prizes of varying value on the board.board (originally including cash amounts up to $100, although these were removed by November 8, 1967). The contestant continued to pick numbers until s/he found all seven (which also awarded the car) or found the "STOP!" card (which ended the game with all prizes accumulated up to that point).
** The last version, used from September 2, 1968 through the end of the run, run (September 26, 1969), replaced the prizes with "GO" cards and didn't use spaces 4-5. The player now won prizes of increasing value for each GO card, whereas the STOP! now took away their prizes; as such, the contestant could now quit at any point, although finding all six five GO cards also awarded the car.
* BonusSpace: "Jack's Pot" (a cash jackpot) was added to the bonus round sometime between November 8, 1967 and about July 1968.
August 1968. The jackpot started at $100 and increased by $100 each time it wasn't found on the first pick (in which case it was revealed immediately).
* ConsolationPrize: ConsolationPrize:
**
During the second bonus round, round era, picking the "STOP!" card STOP! first allowed that player to choose another number for a consolation prize.
** As mentioned above, four consecutive ''wrong'' picks in the front game awarded both players a set of home memory-improvement courses.
* HomeGame: Four were released, one per year. These year, and were the only ones of Bill's career that had him on the cover. Oddly, the Fourth Edition retains the 1966-68 bonus game.



* GrandFinale: The very last bonus game (September 26, 1969) had Cullen encouraging the player to keep picking numbers. After the car was won, it was revealed that the STOP! card '''wasn't even on the board''' Bill had it all along.

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* GrandFinale: The very last bonus game (September 26, 1969) had Cullen Bill encouraging the player to keep picking numbers. After the car was won, it was revealed that the STOP! card '''wasn't even on the board''' Bill had it all along.



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Quicksilver'' on USANetwork.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Quicksilver'' ''Quicksilver'', on USANetwork.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Quicksilver'' on USANetwork.


1966-69 Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow produced by BobStewart after leaving [[MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]]. Two contestants faced a board of nine windows in a [=3x3=] setup. The windows were opened, with the outer eight (numbered) showing answers, for eight (reduced to seven in 1967-68) seconds. Afterward, host BillCullen read a question and the players had to find the window the answer was in; 10 points were awarded for a correct pick, and that player kept going until picking a wrong window.

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1966-69 Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow produced by BobStewart after leaving [[MarkGoodson [[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]]. Two contestants faced a board of nine windows in a [=3x3=] setup. The windows were opened, with the outer eight (numbered) showing answers, for eight (reduced to seven in 1967-68) seconds. Afterward, host BillCullen read a question and the players had to find the window the answer was in; 10 points were awarded for a correct pick, and that player kept going until picking a wrong window.

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