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* TheAnnouncer: Gene Wood initially, Marc Summers during the last few weeks (yes, ''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 that]]'' Marc Summers).



* CatchPhrase: "Nice to see you, to see you ..." "[[StudioAudience NICE!]]" (this was a general Bruce Forsyth catchphrase that he used on many of his other shows).
* GameShowHost: Bruce Forsyth, well-known in his native United Kingdom but virtually unknown in the States at this point.



* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: Gene Wood initially, Marc Summers during the last few weeks (yes, ''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 that]]'' Marc Summers).
** GameShowHost: Bruce Forsyth, well-known in his native United Kingdom but virtually unknown in the States at this point.

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* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer:
LuckBasedMission: The mechanic of not duplicating clues.
* {{Pilot}}: [[Series/MatchGame
Gene Wood initially, Marc Summers during Rayburn]] hosted the last few weeks (yes, ''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 that]]'' Marc Summers).
original pilot in 1983, titled ''[[http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=PartyLine Party Line]]''. The game was relatively similar, except the bonus round was different (the team took turns trying to communicate a word to 9 new players without duplicating clues) and the scoring used points instead of dollars.
** GameShowHost: Three pilots were taped on October 19, 1984, now with Bruce Forsyth, well-known in his native United Kingdom but virtually unknown in onboard as host. These pilots had a radically different set, the States at this point.bonus round had more cash to offer, and [[Series/PressYourLuck Rod]] [[Series/ThePriceIsRight Roddy]] was announcer (he also announced another Grundy pilot, ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'', the same year).



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!!This series provides examples of
* CatchPhrase: "Nice to see you, to see you ..." "[[StudioAudience NICE!]]" (this was a general Bruce Forsyth catchphrase that he used on many of his other shows).
* LuckBasedMission: The mechanic of not duplicating clues.
* {{Pilot}}: [[Series/MatchGame Gene Rayburn]] hosted the original pilot in 1983, titled ''[[http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=PartyLine Party Line]]''. The game was relatively similar, except the bonus round was different (the team took turns trying to communicate a word to 9 new players without duplicating clues) and the scoring used points instead of dollars.
** Three pilots were taped on October 19, 1984, now with Bruce onboard as host. These pilots had a radically different set, the bonus round had more cash to offer, and [[Series/PressYourLuck Rod]] [[Series/ThePriceIsRight Roddy]] was announcer (he also announced another Grundy pilot, ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'', the same year).


Reg Grundy tries to introduce America to the famous charm of British television personality Creator/BruceForsyth (who, up until now, had earned his fame in the British game show business by hosting ''Series/TheGenerationGame'', along with British versions of ''Series/BeatTheClock'' and ''Series/CardSharks'') with this short-lived Creator/{{ABC}} GameShow.

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Reg Grundy tries to introduce America to the famous charm of British television personality Creator/BruceForsyth (who, up until now, had earned his fame in the British game show business by hosting ''Series/TheGenerationGame'', along with British versions of ''Series/BeatTheClock'' and ''Series/CardSharks'') with this short-lived Creator/{{ABC}} GameShow.


''Hot Streak'' premiered on January 6, 1986, and was immediately doused in its time slot by both ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', leading to its cancellation on April 4. However, like several other major U.S. game show flops of the era, it found new life abroad, ''especially'' in Germany (where its version ''Ruck Zuck'' ran from 1988 to 2000, with a short revival in 2004). It remains a cult classic, primarily because it was one of Forsyth's few U.S. television appearances. Meanwhile, Brucie just kept to doing what he did best, which later involved ''The Price is Right'' and ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing''.

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''Hot Streak'' premiered on January 6, 1986, and was immediately doused in its time slot by both ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', leading to its cancellation on April 4. However, like several other major U.S. game show flops of the era, it found new life abroad, ''especially'' in Germany (where its version ''Ruck Zuck'' ran from 1988 to 2000, with a short revival in 2004).2004, and another in TheNewTens as part of a slew of game show revivals produced by the RTL Plus channel). It remains a cult classic, primarily because it was one of Forsyth's few U.S. television appearances. Meanwhile, Brucie just kept to doing what he did best, which later involved ''The Price is Right'' and ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing''.


''Hot Streak'' premiered on January 6, 1986, and was immediately doused in its time slot by both ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', leading to its cancellation on April 4. However, like several other major U.S. game show flops of the era, it found new life abroad, ''especially'' in Germany (where its version ''Ruck Zuck'' ran from 1988 to 2000, with a short revival in 2004). It remains a cult classic, primarily because it was one of Forsyth's few U.S. television appearances. Meanwhile, Brucie just kept to doing what he does best, which later involved ''The Price is Right'' and ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing''.

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''Hot Streak'' premiered on January 6, 1986, and was immediately doused in its time slot by both ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', leading to its cancellation on April 4. However, like several other major U.S. game show flops of the era, it found new life abroad, ''especially'' in Germany (where its version ''Ruck Zuck'' ran from 1988 to 2000, with a short revival in 2004). It remains a cult classic, primarily because it was one of Forsyth's few U.S. television appearances. Meanwhile, Brucie just kept to doing what he does did best, which later involved ''The Price is Right'' and ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing''.



** GameShowHost: Bruce Forsyth.

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** GameShowHost: Bruce Forsyth.Forsyth, well-known in his native United Kingdom but virtually unknown in the States at this point.



* CatchPhrase: "Nice to see you, to see you ..." "[[StudioAudience NICE!]]" (this was a general Bruce Forsyth catchphrase which is used on his other shows too).

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* CatchPhrase: "Nice to see you, to see you ..." "[[StudioAudience NICE!]]" (this was a general Bruce Forsyth catchphrase which is that he used on many of his other shows too).shows).



* {{Pilot}}: [[Series/MatchGame Gene Rayburn]] hosted a pilot in 1983 called ''[[http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=PartyLine Party Line]]''; the game was relatively similar, except the bonus round was different (the team took turns trying to communicate a word to 9 new players without duplicating clues) and the scoring used points instead of dollars.
** Three pilots were taped in 1984, now with Bruce on board as host; these pilots had a radically different set, the bonus round had more cash to offer, and [[Series/PressYourLuck Rod]] [[Series/ThePriceIsRight Roddy]] was announcer (he also announced another Grundy pilot, ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'', the same year).
* ShortRunner: ABC slotted ''Hot Streak'' against two long-running games at the peak of their popularity, and the show was out the door after the standard 13 weeks. [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories It's almost like the network was]] ''[[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories trying]]'' [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories to kill it off quickly...]]

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* {{Pilot}}: [[Series/MatchGame Gene Rayburn]] hosted a the original pilot in 1983 called 1983, titled ''[[http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=PartyLine Party Line]]''; the Line]]''. The game was relatively similar, except the bonus round was different (the team took turns trying to communicate a word to 9 new players without duplicating clues) and the scoring used points instead of dollars.
** Three pilots were taped in on October 19, 1984, now with Bruce on board onboard as host; these host. These pilots had a radically different set, the bonus round had more cash to offer, and [[Series/PressYourLuck Rod]] [[Series/ThePriceIsRight Roddy]] was announcer (he also announced another Grundy pilot, ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'', the same year).
* ShortRunner: ABC slotted ''Hot Streak'' against two long-running games at the peak of their popularity, and the show was out the door after the standard 13 weeks. [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories It's almost like the network was]] ''[[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories trying]]'' [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories to kill it off quickly...]]


* ShortRunner: ABC slotted ''Hot Streak'' against two long-running games at the peak of their popularity, and the show was out the door after the standard 13 weeks. [[ConspiracyTheory It's almost like the network was]] ''[[ConspiracyTheory trying]]'' [[ConspiracyTheory to kill it off quickly...]]

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* ShortRunner: ABC slotted ''Hot Streak'' against two long-running games at the peak of their popularity, and the show was out the door after the standard 13 weeks. [[ConspiracyTheory [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories It's almost like the network was]] ''[[ConspiracyTheory ''[[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories trying]]'' [[ConspiracyTheory [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories to kill it off quickly...]]


''Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak'' premiered on January 6, 1986, and was immediately doused in its time slot by both ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', leading to its cancellation on April 4. However, like several other major U.S. game show flops of the era, it found new life abroad, ''especially'' in Germany (where its version ''Ruck Zuck'' ran from 1988 to 2000, with a short revival in 2004). It remains a cult classic, primarily because it was one of Forsyth's few U.S. television appearances. Meanwhile, Brucie just kept to doing what he does best, which later involved ''The Price is Right'' and ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing''.

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''Bruce Forsyth's Hot ''Hot Streak'' premiered on January 6, 1986, and was immediately doused in its time slot by both ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', leading to its cancellation on April 4. However, like several other major U.S. game show flops of the era, it found new life abroad, ''especially'' in Germany (where its version ''Ruck Zuck'' ran from 1988 to 2000, with a short revival in 2004). It remains a cult classic, primarily because it was one of Forsyth's few U.S. television appearances. Meanwhile, Brucie just kept to doing what he does best, which later involved ''The Price is Right'' and ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing''.



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* BonusRound: It's like ''Series/TalkAbout'' in reverse: the winning team captain gets a subject while the rest of the team is in isolation, and must predict 4 clue words the contestants might say to describe it. This process is repeated three times: the first is worth $200 per match, the second is worth $300. On the third, getting all four words multiplied the winnings from the first two by 5 (for a maximum of $10,000), but failing to do so just awarded the money as is.
* GameShowWinningsCap: Five matches
* Personnel
** GameShowHost: Bruce Forsyth
** TheAnnouncer: Gene Wood initially, Marc Summers during the last few weeks (Yes, ''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 that]]'' Marc Summers.)

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!!GameShowTropes:
* BonusRound: It's like ''Series/TalkAbout'' in reverse: reverse - the winning team captain gets a subject while the rest of the team is in isolation, and must predict 4 clue words the contestants might say to describe it. This process is repeated three times: the first is worth $200 per match, the second is worth $300. On the third, getting all four words multiplied the winnings from the first two by 5 (for a maximum of $10,000), but failing to do so just awarded the money as is.
* GameShowWinningsCap: Five matches
days.
* Personnel
** GameShowHost: Bruce Forsyth
Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: Gene Wood initially, Marc Summers during the last few weeks (Yes, (yes, ''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 that]]'' Marc Summers.)Summers).
** GameShowHost: Bruce Forsyth.




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* CatchPhrase: "Nice to see you, to see you ..." "[[StudioAudience NICE!]]" (this was a general Bruce Forsyth catchphrase which is used on his other shows too)

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* CatchPhrase: "Nice to see you, to see you ..." "[[StudioAudience NICE!]]" (this was a general Bruce Forsyth catchphrase which is used on his other shows too)too).



* {{Pilot}}: Gene Rayburn of ''Series/MatchGame'' fame hosted a pilot in 1983 called ''[[http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=PartyLine&sort=1 Party Line]]''; the game was relatively similar, except the bonus round was different (the team took turns trying to communicate a word to 9 new players without duplicating clues) and the scoring used points instead of dollars.

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* {{Pilot}}: [[Series/MatchGame Gene Rayburn of ''Series/MatchGame'' fame Rayburn]] hosted a pilot in 1983 called ''[[http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=PartyLine&sort=1 php?show=PartyLine Party Line]]''; the game was relatively similar, except the bonus round was different (the team took turns trying to communicate a word to 9 new players without duplicating clues) and the scoring used points instead of dollars.



* ShortRunner: ABC made the crucial mistake of slotting ''Hot Streak'' against two long-running games at the peak of their popularity, and it cost them dearly. It's as though, despite all the development time Grundy had given the project, [[ConspiracyTheory they were]] ''[[ConspiracyTheory trying]]'' [[ConspiracyTheory to kill it off quickly]]...

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* ShortRunner: ABC made the crucial mistake of slotting slotted ''Hot Streak'' against two long-running games at the peak of their popularity, and it cost them dearly. It's as though, despite all the development time Grundy had given show was out the project, door after the standard 13 weeks. [[ConspiracyTheory they were]] It's almost like the network was]] ''[[ConspiracyTheory trying]]'' [[ConspiracyTheory to kill it off quickly]]...quickly...]]


Reg Grundy tries to introduce America to the famous charm of British television personality Creator/BruceForsyth (who, up until now, had earned his fame in the British game show business by hosting ''The Generation Game'', along with British versions of ''Series/BeatTheClock'' and ''Series/CardSharks'') with this short-lived Creator/{{ABC}} GameShow.

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Reg Grundy tries to introduce America to the famous charm of British television personality Creator/BruceForsyth (who, up until now, had earned his fame in the British game show business by hosting ''The Generation Game'', ''Series/TheGenerationGame'', along with British versions of ''Series/BeatTheClock'' and ''Series/CardSharks'') with this short-lived Creator/{{ABC}} GameShow.


It's basically ''Series/{{Pyramid}}''... [-[[RecycledInSpace WITH TEAMS]]-]! Two teams of five (one all men, the other all women) competed in a word association game; the team captain chose one of two subjects, then had to communicate it to another contestant in 40 seconds or less (with the traditional rules of not saying the word or its forms, nor pantomiming it). But then, the contestant who received the clues from the first player now had to communicate the same word to the next player in line (the rest of the team's contestants wore headphones) without duplicating any of the previous clues. Blimey, how's that for a twist? Each successful pass down the line was worth $100 in the first two rounds, then $200 in the final round. Then the bonus round involved the captain trying to guess clue words that their teammates would give for a subject.

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It's basically ''Series/{{Pyramid}}''... [-[[RecycledInSpace WITH TEAMS]]-]! Two teams of five (one all men, the other all women) competed in a word association game; the team captain chose one of two subjects, then had to communicate it to another contestant in 40 seconds or less (with the traditional rules of not saying the word or its forms, nor pantomiming it). But then, the contestant who received the clues from the first player now had to communicate the same word to the next player in line (the rest of the team's contestants wore headphones) without duplicating any of the previous clues. Blimey, how's that for a twist? Each successful pass down the line was worth $100 in the first two rounds, then $200 and [[DoubleTheDollars $200]] in the final round. Then The winning team advanced to the bonus round involved round, where the captain trying to guess guessed clue words that their teammates would give for a subject.


* CatchPhrase: "Nice to see you, to see you ..." "[[StudioAudience NICE!]]" (well, this was ol' Brucie's personal catchphrase on ''any'' show, for that matter)

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* CatchPhrase: "Nice to see you, to see you ..." "[[StudioAudience NICE!]]" (well, this (this was ol' Brucie's personal a general Bruce Forsyth catchphrase which is used on ''any'' show, for that matter)his other shows too)


* ShortRunner: ABC made the crucial mistake of slotting ''Hot Streak'' against two long-running games at the peak of their popularity, and it cost them dearly. It's as though they were ''trying'' to kill it off quickly.

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* ShortRunner: ABC made the crucial mistake of slotting ''Hot Streak'' against two long-running games at the peak of their popularity, and it cost them dearly. It's as though though, despite all the development time Grundy had given the project, [[ConspiracyTheory they were ''trying'' were]] ''[[ConspiracyTheory trying]]'' [[ConspiracyTheory to kill it off quickly.quickly]]...


* ShortRunner: ABC made the crucial mistake of slotting ''Hot Streak'' against two long-running games at the peak of their popularity, and it cost them dearly.

to:

** Three pilots were taped in 1984, now with Bruce on board as host; these pilots had a radically different set, the bonus round had more cash to offer, and [[Series/PressYourLuck Rod]] [[Series/ThePriceIsRight Roddy]] was announcer (he also announced another Grundy pilot, ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'', the same year).
* ShortRunner: ABC made the crucial mistake of slotting ''Hot Streak'' against two long-running games at the peak of their popularity, and it cost them dearly. It's as though they were ''trying'' to kill it off quickly.


Reg Grundy tries to introduce America to the famous charm of British television personality Creator/BruceForsyth (who, up until now, had earned his fame in the British game show business by hosting ''The Generation Game'', along with British versions of ''Series/BeatTheClock'' and ''Series/CardSharks'') with this short-lived ABC GameShow.

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Reg Grundy tries to introduce America to the famous charm of British television personality Creator/BruceForsyth (who, up until now, had earned his fame in the British game show business by hosting ''The Generation Game'', along with British versions of ''Series/BeatTheClock'' and ''Series/CardSharks'') with this short-lived ABC Creator/{{ABC}} GameShow.


* LuckBasedMission: The mechanic of not duplicating clues
* {{Pilot}}: Gene Rayburn from ''Series/MatchGame'' hosted a pilot in 1983 called ''[[http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=PartyLine&sort=1 Party Line]]''; the game was relatively similar, except the bonus round was different (the team took turns trying to communicate a word to 9 new players without duplicating clues) and the scoring used points instead of dollars.

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* LuckBasedMission: The mechanic of not duplicating clues
clues.
* {{Pilot}}: Gene Rayburn from of ''Series/MatchGame'' fame hosted a pilot in 1983 called ''[[http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=PartyLine&sort=1 Party Line]]''; the game was relatively similar, except the bonus round was different (the team took turns trying to communicate a word to 9 new players without duplicating clues) and the scoring used points instead of dollars.


Reg Grundy tries to introduce America to the famous charm of British television personality Bruce Forsyth (who, up until now, had earned his fame in the British game show business by hosting ''The Generation Game'', along with British versions of ''Series/BeatTheClock'' and ''Series/CardSharks'') with this short-lived ABC GameShow.

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Reg Grundy tries to introduce America to the famous charm of British television personality Bruce Forsyth Creator/BruceForsyth (who, up until now, had earned his fame in the British game show business by hosting ''The Generation Game'', along with British versions of ''Series/BeatTheClock'' and ''Series/CardSharks'') with this short-lived ABC GameShow.


''Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak'' premiered on January 6, 1986, and was immediately doused in its time slot by both ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', leading to its cancellation on April 4. However, like several other major U.S. game show flops of the era, it found new life abroad, ''especially'' in Germany (where its version ''Ruck Zuck'' ran from 1988 to 2000, with a short revival in 2004). It remains a cult classic, primarily because it was one of Forsyth's few U.S. television appearances. Meanwhile, Brucie just kept to doing what he does best, which later involved ''The Price is Right'' and ''Main/StrictlyComeDancing''.

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''Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak'' premiered on January 6, 1986, and was immediately doused in its time slot by both ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', leading to its cancellation on April 4. However, like several other major U.S. game show flops of the era, it found new life abroad, ''especially'' in Germany (where its version ''Ruck Zuck'' ran from 1988 to 2000, with a short revival in 2004). It remains a cult classic, primarily because it was one of Forsyth's few U.S. television appearances. Meanwhile, Brucie just kept to doing what he does best, which later involved ''The Price is Right'' and ''Main/StrictlyComeDancing''.''Series/StrictlyComeDancing''.

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