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* SpiritualSuccessor: One of Creator/{{GSN}}'s original games, ''Hollywood Showdown'' (created by Bob Stewart's son Sande), had a fairly similar format.

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* NonStandardGameOver: If time ran out on a Friday episode while a game was in progress, the Jackpot was put at stake on the last riddle chosen.


** Bonus Prize was on all versions (award a prize for a correct answer).

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** Bonus Prize was on all versions (award a prize for a correct answer). A variation introduced partway through the NBC run was "Double Bonus," which awarded a trip to both the answerer and the riddle holder.
** Super Jackpot Wildcard appeared only during the NBC run. A correct answer split the Super Jackpot between the answerer and the contestant holding the card.


* BonusSpace: Double Dollars and Bonus Prize were on all versions. Instant Target Match appeared only during the syndicated run...which, considering that run's budget problems, probably wasn't the best idea. The later two versions had "Return Trip", which, if correctly answered, allowed both the questioner and answerer to return to next week's panel.

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* BonusSpace: Some riddles had special effects on gameplay.
** Bonus Prize was on all versions (award a prize for a correct answer).
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Double Dollars and Bonus Prize were on all versions. appeared only during the syndicated run, instantly doubling the Jackpot for a correct answer.
**
Instant Target Match appeared only during the syndicated run...which, considering run (boost the Jackpot so its last three digits match the target, allowing an immediate shot at the Super Jackpot). Considering that run's budget problems, this probably wasn't the best idea. The later two versions had "Return Trip", which, if correctly answered, idea.
** Return Trip appeared on the USA/Global and syndicated versions. A correct answer
allowed both the questioner and answerer to return to for the next week's panel.week of shows.
** The $50,000 Riddles, played during the last season of the USA/Global version. Every player who answered one of these correctly during the season won an equal share of a $50,000 bonus at its end.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: As blooper king Kermit Schaefer recalls in one of his books...
-->'''Contestant:''' First you make the sale, then you open my drawers. What am I?\\
'''Expert:''' A hooker!\\
'''Geoff:''' A "''cash register,''" you louse!

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: As blooper king Kermit Schaefer recalls in one of his books...
-->'''Contestant:''' First
GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the future, please check the trope page to make sure your example fits the sale, then you open my drawers. What am I?\\
'''Expert:''' A hooker!\\
'''Geoff:''' A "''cash register,''" you louse!
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* HomeGame: One was made during the NBC run with two distinct covers, although the format is much closer to the Darow era.

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* HomeGame: One was made during the NBC run with two distinct covers, although the format is much closer to the Darow Darrow era.


** GameShowHost: Geoff Edwards, who had begun hosting ''[[Series/TreasureHuntUS The New Treasure Hunt]]'' a few months earlier. The USA/Global version had Mike Darow at the helm; the 1989 run saw the return of Edwards.

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** GameShowHost: Geoff Edwards, who had begun hosting ''[[Series/TreasureHuntUS The New Treasure Hunt]]'' a few months earlier. The USA/Global version had Mike Darow Darrow at the helm; the 1989 run saw the return of Edwards.


''Jackpot!'' ran from January 7, 1974 to September 26, 1975 on Creator/{{NBC}}, after which Stewart re-tooled the format into a 1977 {{pilot}} called ''The Riddlers'' (hosted by one Creator/DavidLetterman) which didn't sell. An equally-unsold pilot, recorded at Creator/{{CBS}} Television City in Hollywood, California for CBS themselves on June 9, 1984, and hosted by Nipsey Russell, mostly returned to the original format, but ousted the Super Jackpot and tacked on a bonus round. In 1985, the show appeared on Creator/USANetwork, taped in Canada (airing there on Global Television(on ASN(now CTV 2 Atlantic) in Atlantic Canada, due to no Global Television affiliate existing within that part of Canada when that version of Jackpot debuted)) with Mike Darow as the host and some slight changes (including referring to the Expert as the King/Queen of the Hill).

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''Jackpot!'' ran from January 7, 1974 to September 26, 1975 on Creator/{{NBC}}, after which Stewart re-tooled the format into a 1977 {{pilot}} called ''The Riddlers'' (hosted by one Creator/DavidLetterman) which didn't sell. An equally-unsold pilot, recorded at Creator/{{CBS}} Television City in Hollywood, California for CBS themselves on June 9, 1984, and hosted by Nipsey Russell, mostly returned to the original format, but ousted the Super Jackpot and tacked on a bonus round. In 1985, the show appeared on Creator/USANetwork, taped in Canada (airing there on Creator/{{Global}}, and on other Canadian stations via syndication {as Global Television(on ASN(now CTV 2 Atlantic) in Atlantic Canada, due to no Global Television affiliate existing only existed within that part of Canada when that version of Jackpot debuted)) Ontario at the time}) with Mike Darow Darrow as the host and some slight changes (including referring to the Expert as the King/Queen of the Hill).


''Jackpot!'' ran from January 7, 1974 to September 26, 1975 on Creator/{{NBC}}, after which Stewart re-tooled the format into a 1977 {{pilot}} called ''The Riddlers'' (hosted by one Creator/DavidLetterman) which didn't sell. An equally-unsold pilot, recorded at Creator/{{CBS}} Television City in Hollywood, California for CBS themselves on June 9, 1984, and hosted by Nipsey Russell, mostly returned to the original format, but ousted the Super Jackpot and tacked on a bonus round. In 1985, the show appeared on Creator/USANetwork, taped in Canada (airing there on Global Television(on ASN(now CTV 2 Atlantic) in Atlantic Canada, due to no Global Television affiliate existing within that part of Canada when that version of Jackpot debuted)}}) with Mike Darow as the host and some slight changes (including referring to the Expert as the King/Queen of the Hill).

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''Jackpot!'' ran from January 7, 1974 to September 26, 1975 on Creator/{{NBC}}, after which Stewart re-tooled the format into a 1977 {{pilot}} called ''The Riddlers'' (hosted by one Creator/DavidLetterman) which didn't sell. An equally-unsold pilot, recorded at Creator/{{CBS}} Television City in Hollywood, California for CBS themselves on June 9, 1984, and hosted by Nipsey Russell, mostly returned to the original format, but ousted the Super Jackpot and tacked on a bonus round. In 1985, the show appeared on Creator/USANetwork, taped in Canada (airing there on Global Television(on ASN(now CTV 2 Atlantic) in Atlantic Canada, due to no Global Television affiliate existing within that part of Canada when that version of Jackpot debuted)}}) debuted)) with Mike Darow as the host and some slight changes (including referring to the Expert as the King/Queen of the Hill).


''Jackpot!'' ran from January 7, 1974 to September 26, 1975 on Creator/{{NBC}}, after which Stewart re-tooled the format into a 1977 {{pilot}} called ''The Riddlers'' (hosted by one Creator/DavidLetterman) which didn't sell. An equally-unsold pilot, recorded at Creator/{{CBS}} Television City in Hollywood, California for CBS themselves on June 9, 1984, and hosted by Nipsey Russell, mostly returned to the original format, but ousted the Super Jackpot and tacked on a bonus round. In 1985, the show appeared on Creator/USANetwork, taped in Canada (airing there on Global Television(on ASN(now CTV 2 Atlantic) in Atlantic Canada, due to no Global Television affiliate existing within that part of Canada when that version of Jackpot debuted)}}) with Mike Darrow as the host and some slight changes (including referring to the Expert as the King/Queen of the Hill).

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''Jackpot!'' ran from January 7, 1974 to September 26, 1975 on Creator/{{NBC}}, after which Stewart re-tooled the format into a 1977 {{pilot}} called ''The Riddlers'' (hosted by one Creator/DavidLetterman) which didn't sell. An equally-unsold pilot, recorded at Creator/{{CBS}} Television City in Hollywood, California for CBS themselves on June 9, 1984, and hosted by Nipsey Russell, mostly returned to the original format, but ousted the Super Jackpot and tacked on a bonus round. In 1985, the show appeared on Creator/USANetwork, taped in Canada (airing there on Global Television(on ASN(now CTV 2 Atlantic) in Atlantic Canada, due to no Global Television affiliate existing within that part of Canada when that version of Jackpot debuted)}}) with Mike Darrow Darow as the host and some slight changes (including referring to the Expert as the King/Queen of the Hill).


''Jackpot!'' ran from January 7, 1974 to September 26, 1975 on Creator/{{NBC}}, after which Stewart re-tooled the format into a 1977 {{pilot}} called ''The Riddlers'' (hosted by one Creator/DavidLetterman) which didn't sell. An equally-unsold pilot, recorded at Creator/{{CBS}} Television City in Hollywood, California for CBS themselves on June 9, 1984, and hosted by Nipsey Russell, mostly returned to the original format, but ousted the Super Jackpot and tacked on a bonus round. In 1985, the show appeared on Creator/USANetwork, taped in Canada (airing there on Creator/{{Global(on ASN(now CTV2 Atlantic) in Atlantic Canada, due to no Global Television affiliate existing within that part of Canada when that version of Jackpot debuted)}}) with Mike Darrow as the host and some slight changes (including referring to the Expert as the King/Queen of the Hill).

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''Jackpot!'' ran from January 7, 1974 to September 26, 1975 on Creator/{{NBC}}, after which Stewart re-tooled the format into a 1977 {{pilot}} called ''The Riddlers'' (hosted by one Creator/DavidLetterman) which didn't sell. An equally-unsold pilot, recorded at Creator/{{CBS}} Television City in Hollywood, California for CBS themselves on June 9, 1984, and hosted by Nipsey Russell, mostly returned to the original format, but ousted the Super Jackpot and tacked on a bonus round. In 1985, the show appeared on Creator/USANetwork, taped in Canada (airing there on Creator/{{Global(on Global Television(on ASN(now CTV2 CTV 2 Atlantic) in Atlantic Canada, due to no Global Television affiliate existing within that part of Canada when that version of Jackpot debuted)}}) with Mike Darrow as the host and some slight changes (including referring to the Expert as the King/Queen of the Hill).


''Jackpot!'' ran from January 7, 1974 to September 26, 1975 on Creator/{{NBC}}, after which Stewart re-tooled the format into a 1977 {{pilot}} called ''The Riddlers'' (hosted by one Creator/DavidLetterman) which didn't sell. An equally-unsold pilot, recorded at Creator/{{CBS}} Television City in Hollywood, California for CBS themselves on June 9, 1984, and hosted by Nipsey Russell, mostly returned to the original format, but ousted the Super Jackpot and tacked on a bonus round. In 1985, the show appeared on Creator/USANetwork, taped in Canada (airing there on Creator/{{Global}}) with Mike Darow as the host and some slight changes (including referring to the Expert as the King/Queen of the Hill).

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''Jackpot!'' ran from January 7, 1974 to September 26, 1975 on Creator/{{NBC}}, after which Stewart re-tooled the format into a 1977 {{pilot}} called ''The Riddlers'' (hosted by one Creator/DavidLetterman) which didn't sell. An equally-unsold pilot, recorded at Creator/{{CBS}} Television City in Hollywood, California for CBS themselves on June 9, 1984, and hosted by Nipsey Russell, mostly returned to the original format, but ousted the Super Jackpot and tacked on a bonus round. In 1985, the show appeared on Creator/USANetwork, taped in Canada (airing there on Creator/{{Global}}) Creator/{{Global(on ASN(now CTV2 Atlantic) in Atlantic Canada, due to no Global Television affiliate existing within that part of Canada when that version of Jackpot debuted)}}) with Mike Darow Darrow as the host and some slight changes (including referring to the Expert as the King/Queen of the Hill).


''Jackpot!'' ran from January 7, 1974 to September 26, 1975 on Creator/{{NBC}}, after which Stewart re-tooled the format into a 1977 {{pilot}} called ''The Riddlers'' (hosted by one Creator/DavidLetterman) which didn't sell. An equally-unsold pilot, recorded at Creator/{{CBS}} Television City in Hollywood, California for CBS themselves on June 9, 1984, and hosted by Nipsey Russell, mostly returned to the original format, but ousted the Super Jackpot and tacked on a bonus round. In 1985, the show appeared on Creator/USANetwork, taped in Canada (airing there on Creator/{{Global}}) with Mike Darrow as the host and some slight changes (including referring to the Expert as the King/Queen of the Hill).

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''Jackpot!'' ran from January 7, 1974 to September 26, 1975 on Creator/{{NBC}}, after which Stewart re-tooled the format into a 1977 {{pilot}} called ''The Riddlers'' (hosted by one Creator/DavidLetterman) which didn't sell. An equally-unsold pilot, recorded at Creator/{{CBS}} Television City in Hollywood, California for CBS themselves on June 9, 1984, and hosted by Nipsey Russell, mostly returned to the original format, but ousted the Super Jackpot and tacked on a bonus round. In 1985, the show appeared on Creator/USANetwork, taped in Canada (airing there on Creator/{{Global}}) with Mike Darrow Darow as the host and some slight changes (including referring to the Expert as the King/Queen of the Hill).



* HomeGame: One was made during the NBC run with two distinct covers, although the format is much closer to the Darrow era.

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* HomeGame: One was made during the NBC run with two distinct covers, although the format is much closer to the Darrow Darow era.



** GameShowHost: Geoff Edwards, who had begun hosting ''[[Series/TreasureHuntUS The New Treasure Hunt]]'' a few months earlier. The USA/Global version had Mike Darrow at the helm; the 1989 run saw the return of Edwards.

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** GameShowHost: Geoff Edwards, who had begun hosting ''[[Series/TreasureHuntUS The New Treasure Hunt]]'' a few months earlier. The USA/Global version had Mike Darrow Darow at the helm; the 1989 run saw the return of Edwards.


-->'''Contestant:''' First you make a sale and you open my drawer. What am I?\\

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-->'''Contestant:''' First you make a sale and the sale, then you open my drawer.drawers. What am I?\\

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