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After time was called, contestants were repaid for their houses and hotels at their original value. The player with the most money advanced to the BonusRound. Here, the player tried to win $25,000 by completing one full trip around the board in five dice rolls without hitting a Go to Jail space.

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After time was called, contestants were repaid for their houses and hotels at their original value. The player with the most money advanced to the BonusRound. Here, the player tried to win $25,000 by completing one full trip around the board in five dice rolls without hitting a Go to Jail space.


** November 1989: Shot for daily syndication, with a near-identical set to the series. The major differences were to the format, which is generally considered ''far'' better than what the series went with.[[note]]To elaborate, the monopolies were assigned at random to players who answered two clues correctly, instead of going around the board per individual property. The bonus was the same, except each space was worth $50 and winning earned a flat $10,000.[//note]]

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** November 1989: Shot for daily syndication, with a near-identical set to the series. The major differences were to the format, which is generally considered ''far'' better than what the series went with.[[note]]To elaborate, the monopolies were assigned at random to players who answered two clues correctly, instead of going around the board per individual property. The bonus was the same, except each space was worth $50 and winning earned a flat $10,000.[//note]][[/note]]


** November 1989: Shot for daily syndication, with a near-identical set to the series. The major differences were to the format, which is generally considered ''far'' better than what the series went with.
* SceneryPorn: The 1989-90 set, with its huge light-up logo in the back (the host entered through the second O) and great replica of the board.

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** November 1989: Shot for daily syndication, with a near-identical set to the series. The major differences were to the format, which is generally considered ''far'' better than what the series went with.
with.[[note]]To elaborate, the monopolies were assigned at random to players who answered two clues correctly, instead of going around the board per individual property. The bonus was the same, except each space was worth $50 and winning earned a flat $10,000.[//note]]
* SceneryPorn: The 1989-90 set, with its huge light-up logo in the back (the host entered through the second O) and great replica of the board.

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* TwelveBarBlues: The verses to the ThematicThemeTune follow this progression.


*** The 1989 pilot was Patty Maloney's only game show role, albeit uncredited: dressed as Pennybags, walking around the board essentially as a "living token". According to a 1990 ''TV Guide'' issue, this was the "no sale" factor for most stations, and Tomarken stated in a 2005 telephone interview with David Barber (later published in the latter's 2008 book ''Television Game Show Hosts -Biographies of 32 Stars'') that he was told not to talk with her during the taping...which would go some way toward explaining why he didn't do the series.

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*** The 1989 pilot was Patty Maloney's only game show role, albeit uncredited: dressed as Pennybags, walking around the board essentially as a "living token". According to a 1990 ''TV Guide'' issue, this was the "no sale" factor for most stations, and might well have been the ScrewThisImOuttaHere moment for Tomarken stated in a 2005 telephone interview with David Barber (later published in the latter's 2008 book ''Television Game Show Hosts -Biographies of 32 Stars'') that he was told not to talk with her during the taping...which would go some way toward explaining why he didn't do the series.as well.



* CompanionCube: Maloney's role as Pennybags was treated like this, much to Tomarken's dismay.
-->'''Tomarken:''' I was told, "You can't talk to this person because it's an entity and she has a woman's voice". I remember saying, "You mean there's a human being in front of me constantly and I can't talk to it and I treat it as if it's an inanimate object? I thought the days of slavery were over." it was tasteless.

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* CompanionCube: Patty Maloney's role as Pennybags in the 1989 pilot was treated like this, much to Tomarken's dismay.
-->'''Tomarken:'''
as Peter Tomarken recalled in a 2005 telephone interview with David Barber (published in the latter's 2008 book ''Television Game Show Hosts - Biographies of 32 Stars'').
-->'''Peter:'''
I was told, "You can't talk to this person because it's an entity and she has a woman's voice". I remember saying, "You mean there's a human being in front of me constantly and I can't talk to it and I treat it as if it's an inanimate object? I thought the days of slavery were over." it was tasteless.



* TransatlanticEquivalent: Despite the show's long development and eventual demise, it [[http://ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Monopoly returned]] in 1992 for two seasons on [=S4C=] with virtually unchanged rules and a top prize of £5,000. Interestingly, while Series 1 used the typical UK board layout, Series 2 used world cities in a precursor to the board game's ''Here & Now World Edition''.

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* TransatlanticEquivalent: Despite the show's long development and eventual demise, it [[http://ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Monopoly returned]] in 1992 for two seasons series on [=S4C=] with virtually unchanged rules and a top prize of £5,000. Interestingly, while While Series 1 used the typical UK board layout, Series 2 used world cities in (basically a precursor to the board game's ''Here & Now World Edition''.Edition'').


*** The 1989 pilot was Patty Maloney's only game show role, albeit uncredited: dressed as Pennybags, walking around the board essentially as a "living token". According to a 1990 ''TV Guide'' issue, this was the "no sale" factor for most stations, and Tomarken stated in a 2005 telephone interview with David Barber (later published in the latter's 2008 book ''Television Game Show Hosts -Biographies of 32 Stars'') that he was told not to talk with her during the taping (which would go some way toward explaining why he didn't do the series).
-->'''Tomarken:''' I was told, "You can't talk to this person because it's an entity and she has a woman's voice". I remember saying, "You mean there's a human being in front of me constantly and I can't talk to it and I treat it as if it's an inanimate object? I thought the days of slavery were over." it was tasteless.

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*** The 1989 pilot was Patty Maloney's only game show role, albeit uncredited: dressed as Pennybags, walking around the board essentially as a "living token". According to a 1990 ''TV Guide'' issue, this was the "no sale" factor for most stations, and Tomarken stated in a 2005 telephone interview with David Barber (later published in the latter's 2008 book ''Television Game Show Hosts -Biographies of 32 Stars'') that he was told not to talk with her during the taping (which taping...which would go some way toward explaining why he didn't do the series).
-->'''Tomarken:''' I was told, "You can't talk to this person because it's an entity and she has a woman's voice". I remember saying, "You mean there's a human being in front of me constantly and I can't talk to it and I treat it as if it's an inanimate object? I thought the days of slavery were over." it was tasteless.
series.



* {{Whammy}}: Three spaces immediately took money from all three players Go To Jail (or simply going ''to'' Jail) cost $250, Luxury Tax cost $75, and Income Tax cost 10% of each player's score.

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* {{Whammy}}: Three spaces immediately took money from all three players Go To to Jail (or simply going ''to'' Jail) cost $250, Luxury Tax cost $75, and Income Tax cost 10% of each player's score.



* CompanionCube: Maloney's role as Pennybags was treated like this, much to Tomarken's dismay.
-->'''Tomarken:''' I was told, "You can't talk to this person because it's an entity and she has a woman's voice". I remember saying, "You mean there's a human being in front of me constantly and I can't talk to it and I treat it as if it's an inanimate object? I thought the days of slavery were over." it was tasteless.



* HouseRules: Quite a bit, but this was the only official version of the game that used the "$400 for landing on GO" and "Free Parking jackpot" rules.

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* HouseRules: Quite a bit, few, but this was the only official version of the game that used the "$400 for landing on GO" and "Free Parking jackpot" rules.



The show began development in 1987, and in July 1988 an exclusive five-year deal was struck with ABC for a daytime series debuting in (at the earliest) Fall 1989 with a syndicated version (airing in either early fringe or the prime-access hour) attempted for Fall 1990. For one reason or another (''Magazine/TVGuide'' blamed Creator/PattyMaloney; see below), '''everything''' managed to fall apart instead, all viewers got was a dismal 12-episode run from June 16 to September 1, 1990.

Game show fans tend to dislike ''Monopoly'' for its imbalances in both timing (far more time was spent awarding properties than rolling dice) and gameplay (a contestant who got no monopolies in Round 1 had little to no chance of winning).



The show began development in 1987, and in July 1988 an exclusive five-year deal was struck with ABC for a daytime series debuting in (at the earliest) Fall 1989 with a syndicated version (airing in either early fringe or the prime-access hour) attempted for Fall 1990. For one reason or another (''Magazine/TVGuide'' listed Creator/PattyMaloney as the main reason; see below), '''everything''' managed to fall apart - instead, all viewers got was a dismal 12-episode run from June 16 through September 1, 1990.

Game show fans tend to dislike ''Monopoly'' for its imbalances in both timing (far more time was spent awarding properties than rolling dice) and gameplay (a contestant who got no monopolies in Round 1 had little to no chance of winning).
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*** The 1989 pilot was Patty Maloney's only game show role, albeit uncredited: dressed as Pennybags, walking around the board essentially as a "living token". According to a 1990 ''TV Guide'' issue, this was the "no sale" factor for most stations, and it's been said that Tomarken disagreed with Merv about the idea (which would partly explain why he didn't do the series).

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*** The 1989 pilot was Patty Maloney's only game show role, albeit uncredited: dressed as Pennybags, walking around the board essentially as a "living token". According to a 1990 ''TV Guide'' issue, this was the "no sale" factor for most stations, and it's been said that Tomarken disagreed stated in a 2005 telephone interview with Merv about David Barber (later published in the idea latter's 2008 book ''Television Game Show Hosts -Biographies of 32 Stars'') that he was told not to talk with her during the taping (which would partly explain go some way toward explaining why he didn't do the series).series).
-->'''Tomarken:''' I was told, "You can't talk to this person because it's an entity and she has a woman's voice". I remember saying, "You mean there's a human being in front of me constantly and I can't talk to it and I treat it as if it's an inanimate object? I thought the days of slavery were over." it was tasteless.


Creator/MervGriffin-produced GameShow adaptation of [[TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}} the classic real estate trading game]] for Creator/{{ABC}} as a companion for ''Super Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' in Summer 1990. Three contestants competed for cash as host Michael "Mike" Reilly asked crossword-style clues, each of which had an answer that started a with specific letter.

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Creator/MervGriffin-produced GameShow adaptation of [[TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}} the classic real estate trading game]] for Creator/{{ABC}} as a companion for ''Super Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' ''[[Series/{{Jeopardy}} Super Jeopardy!]]'' in Summer 1990. Three contestants competed for cash as host Michael "Mike" Reilly asked crossword-style clues, each of which had an answer that started a with specific letter.



In Round 2, the LovelyAssistant rolled a pair of dice, and the indicator light (starting on GO) traveled that many spaces clockwise. What happened next depended on the space where the light stopped.

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In Round 2, the LovelyAssistant rolled a pair of dice, and the indicator light (starting on GO) traveled that many spaces clockwise. What happened next depended on the space where the light stopped.stopped:



Game show fans tend to dislike ''Monopoly'' for its imbalance in timing (far more time was spent awarding properties than rolling dice) and gameplay (a contestant who got no monopolies in Round 1 had little to no chance of winning).

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Game show fans tend to dislike ''Monopoly'' for its imbalance imbalances in both timing (far more time was spent awarding properties than rolling dice) and gameplay (a contestant who got no monopolies in Round 1 had little to no chance of winning).


Creator/MervGriffin produced this GameShow adaptation of [[TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}} the classic real estate trading game]] for Creator/{{ABC}} as a companion for ''Super Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' in Summer 1990. Three contestants competed for cash as host Michael "Mike" Reilly asked crossword-style clues, each of which had an answer that started a with specific letter.

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Creator/MervGriffin produced this Creator/MervGriffin-produced GameShow adaptation of [[TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}} the classic real estate trading game]] for Creator/{{ABC}} as a companion for ''Super Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' in Summer 1990. Three contestants competed for cash as host Michael "Mike" Reilly asked crossword-style clues, each of which had an answer that started a with specific letter.



The show began development in 1987, and in July 1988 an exclusive five-year deal was struck with ABC for a daytime series debuting in (at the earliest) Fall 1989 [[note]](July 18, 1988 issue of ''Broadcasting & Cable'')[[/note]] with a syndicated version (airing in either early fringe or the prime-access hour) attempted for Fall 1990 [[note]](the November 20, 1989 ''Broadcasting & Cable'' says the pilot was being edited for showing at NATPE)[[/note]]. But for one reason or another (''Magazine/TVGuide'' blamed Creator/PattyMaloney; see below), '''everything''' managed to fall apart instead, all viewers got was a dismal 12-episode run from June 16-September 1, 1990.

Game show fans dislike ''Monopoly'' for its imbalance in both timing (far more time was spent awarding properties than rolling dice) and gameplay (a contestant who got no monopolies in Round 1 had little to no chance of winning).

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The show began development in 1987, and in July 1988 an exclusive five-year deal was struck with ABC for a daytime series debuting in (at the earliest) Fall 1989 [[note]](July 18, 1988 issue of ''Broadcasting & Cable'')[[/note]] with a syndicated version (airing in either early fringe or the prime-access hour) attempted for Fall 1990 [[note]](the November 20, 1989 ''Broadcasting & Cable'' says the pilot was being edited for showing at NATPE)[[/note]]. But for 1990. For one reason or another (''Magazine/TVGuide'' blamed Creator/PattyMaloney; see below), '''everything''' managed to fall apart instead, all viewers got was a dismal 12-episode run from June 16-September 16 to September 1, 1990.

Game show fans tend to dislike ''Monopoly'' for its imbalance in both timing (far more time was spent awarding properties than rolling dice) and gameplay (a contestant who got no monopolies in Round 1 had little to no chance of winning).



* GameShowWinningsCap: One-and-done.

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* GameShowWinningsCap: One-and-done. The pilots allowed for returning champs, but probably would've had a day limit like Merv's other shows at the time.



** TheAnnouncer: Don Morrow for the 1987 pilot, Charlie O'Donnell for the series.
** GameShowHost: Mike Reilly, previously a waiter and former ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' contestant. ''Monopoly'' was his only emcee role.

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** TheAnnouncer: Don Morrow for the 1987 pilot, John Harlan for the '89 pilot, Charlie O'Donnell for the series.
** GameShowHost: [[Series/DoubleDare1986 Marc Summers]] hosted the '87 pilot, with [[Series/PressYourLuck Peter Tomarken]] helming the '89 pilot. Mike Reilly, previously a waiter and former ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' contestant. ''Monopoly'' ''Jeopardy!'' contestant, did the series...and was his only emcee role.



*** The 1987 pilot used two unnamed people: a female to move the pieces, and a nerdy male as Rich Uncle Pennybags.
*** The second pilot was Patty Maloney's only game show role: dressed as Pennybags, walking around the board according to each dice roll. According to a 1990 ''TV Guide'' blurb, this was the "no sale" factor for most stations.

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*** The 1987 pilot used two unnamed people: a had an uncredited female to move the pieces, pieces and a nerdy an uncredited male as Rich Uncle Pennybags.
Pennybags. Of note, the latter looks and sounds remarkably like Harry Friedman, who took over production of ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' and ''Jeopardy!'' after Merv retired from both in 2000.
*** The second 1989 pilot was Patty Maloney's only game show role: role, albeit uncredited: dressed as Pennybags, walking around the board according to each dice roll. essentially as a "living token". According to a 1990 ''TV Guide'' blurb, issue, this was the "no sale" factor for most stations.stations, and it's been said that Tomarken disagreed with Merv about the idea (which would partly explain why he didn't do the series).



* AscendedExtra: Mike Reilly was a ''Jeopardy!'' contestant, but also played on the 1989 ''Monopoly'' pilot.

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* AscendedExtra: Mike Reilly was a ''Jeopardy!'' contestant, but also played the "current champ" on the 1989 ''Monopoly'' pilot.pilot. As the story goes, Merv wanted to try playing the game in runthroughs, and had Mike host.



** September 28, 1987: Hosted by [[Series/DoubleDare1986 Marc Summers]], with [[http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=Monopoly1987 a boatload of differences]] compared to the program that eventually aired.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz2aUXkGuXU November 1989]]: Helmed by [[Series/PressYourLuck Peter Tomarken]] for syndication, with few differences to the series. The most notable differences were the addition of another go at buying houses and hotels during Round 2, and that there were more opportunities to make a "hostile takeover".
* SceneryPorn: The set, with its huge logo in the back and great replica of the board.

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** September 28, 1987: Hosted by [[Series/DoubleDare1986 Marc Summers]], Summers, with [[http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=Monopoly1987 a boatload of differences]] compared to the program that eventually aired.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz2aUXkGuXU November 1989]]: Helmed by [[Series/PressYourLuck Peter Tomarken]] 1989: Shot for daily syndication, with few differences a near-identical set to the series. The most notable major differences were to the addition of another go at buying houses and hotels during Round 2, and that there were more opportunities to make a "hostile takeover".
format, which is generally considered ''far'' better than what the series went with.
* SceneryPorn: The 1989-90 set, with its huge light-up logo in the back (the host entered through the second O) and great replica of the board.



* TransatlanticEquivalent: Despite the show's long development and eventual demise, it [[http://ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Monopoly returned]] in 1992 for two seasons on [=S4C=] with virtually unchanged rules and a top prize of £5,000. Interestingly, while Series 1 used the typical UK board layout, Series 2 used world cities in a precursor to the board game's "Here & Now World Edition".

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* TransatlanticEquivalent: Despite the show's long development and eventual demise, it [[http://ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Monopoly returned]] in 1992 for two seasons on [=S4C=] with virtually unchanged rules and a top prize of £5,000. Interestingly, while Series 1 used the typical UK board layout, Series 2 used world cities in a precursor to the board game's "Here ''Here & Now World Edition".Edition''.


* OneBookAuthor: For Reilly.


MervGriffin produced this GameShow adaptation of [[TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}} the classic real estate trading game]] for Creator/{{ABC}} as a companion for ''Super Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' in Summer 1990. Three contestants competed for cash as host Michael "Mike" Reilly asked crossword-style clues, each of which had an answer that started a with specific letter.

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MervGriffin Creator/MervGriffin produced this GameShow adaptation of [[TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}} the classic real estate trading game]] for Creator/{{ABC}} as a companion for ''Super Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' in Summer 1990. Three contestants competed for cash as host Michael "Mike" Reilly asked crossword-style clues, each of which had an answer that started a with specific letter.



In Round 2, the hostess rolled a pair of dice, and the indicator light (starting on GO) traveled that many spaces clockwise. What happened next depended on the space where the light stopped.

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In Round 2, the hostess LovelyAssistant rolled a pair of dice, and the indicator light (starting on GO) traveled that many spaces clockwise. What happened next depended on the space where the light stopped.



* BonusSpace: Several.

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* BonusSpace: Several.BonusSpace:



* ThematicThemeTune / SpellingSong: "M-O-N-O-P-O-L-Y ... Roll the dice, it's paradise / But if you fail, you go to jail!" Complete with a [[BassoProfundo deep bass harmony]] and "O"s sung by a woman who sounds like she's ''having'' a big O.

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* ThematicThemeTune / SpellingSong: "M-O-N-O-P-O-L-Y ...ThematicThemeTune: "[[SpellingSong M-O-N-O-P-O-L-Y]] ... Roll the dice, it's paradise / But if you fail, you go to jail!" Complete with a [[BassoProfundo deep bass harmony]] and "O"s sung by a woman who sounds like she's ''having'' a big O.


The show began development in 1987, and in July 1988 an exclusive five-year deal was struck with ABC for a daytime series debuting in (at the earliest) Fall 1989 [[note]](July 18, 1988 issue of ''Broadcasting & Cable'')[[/note]] with a syndicated version (airing in either early fringe or the prime-access hour) attempted for Fall 1990 [[note]](the November 20, 1989 ''Broadcasting & Cable'' says the pilot was being edited for showing at NATPE)[[/note]]. But for one reason or another (''TVGuide'' blamed PattyMaloney; see below), '''everything''' managed to fall apart instead, all viewers got was a dismal 12-episode run from June 16-September 1, 1990.

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The show began development in 1987, and in July 1988 an exclusive five-year deal was struck with ABC for a daytime series debuting in (at the earliest) Fall 1989 [[note]](July 18, 1988 issue of ''Broadcasting & Cable'')[[/note]] with a syndicated version (airing in either early fringe or the prime-access hour) attempted for Fall 1990 [[note]](the November 20, 1989 ''Broadcasting & Cable'' says the pilot was being edited for showing at NATPE)[[/note]]. But for one reason or another (''TVGuide'' (''Magazine/TVGuide'' blamed PattyMaloney; Creator/PattyMaloney; see below), '''everything''' managed to fall apart instead, all viewers got was a dismal 12-episode run from June 16-September 1, 1990.



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** September 28, 1987: Hosted by [[DoubleDare1986 Marc Summers]], with [[http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=Monopoly1987 a boatload of differences]] compared to the program that eventually aired.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz2aUXkGuXU November 1989]]: Helmed by [[PressYourLuck Peter Tomarken]] for syndication, with few differences to the series. The most notable differences were the addition of another go at buying houses and hotels during Round 2, and that there were more opportunities to make a "hostile takeover".

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** September 28, 1987: Hosted by [[DoubleDare1986 [[Series/DoubleDare1986 Marc Summers]], with [[http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=Monopoly1987 a boatload of differences]] compared to the program that eventually aired.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz2aUXkGuXU November 1989]]: Helmed by [[PressYourLuck [[Series/PressYourLuck Peter Tomarken]] for syndication, with few differences to the series. The most notable differences were the addition of another go at buying houses and hotels during Round 2, and that there were more opportunities to make a "hostile takeover".


* OldShame: Uncle Pennybags in the second pilot.

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* OldShame: Uncle Pennybags in the second pilot.


MervGriffin produced this GameShow adaptation of [[{{Monopoly}} the classic real estate trading game]] for Creator/{{ABC}} as a companion for ''Super Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' in Summer 1990. Three contestants competed for cash as host Michael "Mike" Reilly asked crossword-style clues, each of which had an answer that started a with specific letter.

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MervGriffin produced this GameShow adaptation of [[{{Monopoly}} [[TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}} the classic real estate trading game]] for Creator/{{ABC}} as a companion for ''Super Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' in Summer 1990. Three contestants competed for cash as host Michael "Mike" Reilly asked crossword-style clues, each of which had an answer that started a with specific letter.

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