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-->''"Let's play a game of '''Musical Chairs''' / and give ourselves a round of applause!"''

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-->''"Let's [[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/musical_chairs.jpg]]

->''"Let's
play a game of '''Musical Chairs''' / and give ourselves a round of applause!"''


** By about September 8, the bonus changed again to have the winner pick one of three categories, then hear the melody of a song. The lyrics of that portion were then shown, albeit with ten words missing, and the player had 30 seconds to put them in their right places. A correct placement won $100, and getting all ten won $2,000.

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** By about September 8, the bonus changed again to have the winner pick one of three categories, then hear the melody of a song. The lyrics of that portion were then shown, albeit with ten words missing, and the player had 30 seconds to put them in their right places. A correct placement won $100, and getting all ten won $2,000.


In September or October, the rules were altered to use the aforementioned payout structure for the three songs of each round ($50/first three, $75/first two, $100/first), and the player with the lowest score after each round was eliminated. The redistribution of money didn't make any real difference, as $675 was still the maximum.

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In September or October, the rules were altered to use the aforementioned payout structure for the three songs of each round ($50/first three, $75/first two, $100/first), and the player with the lowest score after each round was eliminated. The redistribution of money didn't make any real difference, as though, since $675 was still the maximum.



Regardless of this and its relative obscurity today, it holds a notable place in the genre as being the first game show hosted by an African-American. It is also notable for, on each episode, showcasing a performer who was making their television debut.

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Regardless of this and its relative obscurity today, it holds a notable place in the genre as being the first game show hosted by an African-American. It is also notable for, on each episode, showcasing for having a performer who lot of high-quality musical guests, though that's probably because the show was making their television debut.co-produced by Don Kirshner.



** Around September 8, the bonus changed again to have the winner pick one of three categories, then hear the melody of a song. The lyrics of that portion were then shown, albeit with ten words missing, and the player had 30 seconds to put them in their right places. A correct placement won $100, and getting all ten won $2,000.

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** Around By about September 8, the bonus changed again to have the winner pick one of three categories, then hear the melody of a song. The lyrics of that portion were then shown, albeit with ten words missing, and the player had 30 seconds to put them in their right places. A correct placement won $100, and getting all ten won $2,000.


* [[OneBookAuthor One-Game Emcee]]: While Wade was an accomplished singer, ''Musical Chairs'' was his only game show.


''Let's play a game of '''Musical Chairs''' / and give ourselves a round of applause!''

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''Let's -->''"Let's play a game of '''Musical Chairs''' / and give ourselves a round of applause!''
applause!"''


''Musical Chairs'' debuted June 16 at 4:00 PM (the "death slot") against the ailing ''Somerset'' on Creator/{{NBC}} and the insanely-expensive ''The Money Maze'' on Creator/{{ABC}}. ''Maze'' went into repeats on June 30 and was replaced on July 7 by the return of ''Series/YouDontSay''. These and frequent pre-emptions resulted in ''Chairs'' ending on October 31, and CBS shoved the ailing ''Series/{{Give-N-Take}}'' to the slot.

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''Musical Chairs'' debuted June 16 at 4:00 PM (the "death slot") against the ailing ''Somerset'' on Creator/{{NBC}} and the insanely-expensive ''The Money Maze'' on Creator/{{ABC}}. ''Maze'' went into repeats on June 30 and was replaced on July 7 by the return of ''Series/YouDontSay''. These and frequent pre-emptions resulted in ''Chairs'' ending on October 31, and CBS shoved the ailing ''Series/{{Give-N-Take}}'' ''Series/GiveNTake'' to the slot.


''Musical Chairs'' debuted June 16 at 4:00 PM (the "death slot") against the ailing ''Somerset'' on Creator/{{NBC}} and the insanely-expensive ''The Money Maze'' on Creator/{{ABC}}. ''Maze'' went into repeats on June 30 and was replaced on July 7 by the return of ''YouDontSay''. These and frequent pre-emptions resulted in ''Chairs'' ending on October 31, and CBS shoved the ailing ''Series/{{Give-N-Take}}'' to the slot.

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''Musical Chairs'' debuted June 16 at 4:00 PM (the "death slot") against the ailing ''Somerset'' on Creator/{{NBC}} and the insanely-expensive ''The Money Maze'' on Creator/{{ABC}}. ''Maze'' went into repeats on June 30 and was replaced on July 7 by the return of ''YouDontSay''.''Series/YouDontSay''. These and frequent pre-emptions resulted in ''Chairs'' ending on October 31, and CBS shoved the ailing ''Series/{{Give-N-Take}}'' to the slot.


* VisualPun: The "h" in the show's logo resembles the side of a chair.

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* VisualPun: The "h" in the show's logo resembles resembled the side of a chair.


''Musical Chairs'' debuted June 16 at 4:00 PM (the "death slot") against the ailing ''Somerset'' on Creator/{{NBC}} and the insanely-expensive ''The Money Maze'' on Creator/{{ABC}}. ''Maze'' went into repeats on June 30 and was replaced on July 7 by the return of ''YouDontSay''. These and frequent pre-emptions resulted in ''Chairs'' ending on October 31, and CBS shoved the ailing ''{{Give-N-Take}}'' to the slot.

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''Musical Chairs'' debuted June 16 at 4:00 PM (the "death slot") against the ailing ''Somerset'' on Creator/{{NBC}} and the insanely-expensive ''The Money Maze'' on Creator/{{ABC}}. ''Maze'' went into repeats on June 30 and was replaced on July 7 by the return of ''YouDontSay''. These and frequent pre-emptions resulted in ''Chairs'' ending on October 31, and CBS shoved the ailing ''{{Give-N-Take}}'' ''Series/{{Give-N-Take}}'' to the slot.

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''Let's play a game of '''Musical Chairs''' / and give ourselves a round of applause!''

Short-lived GameShow hosted by singer Adam Wade that ran on Creator/{{CBS}} in 1975. Four contestants competed to guess the next line (from three choices) of a song performed by Wade or one of several guest vocalists; alternately, the players had to name the film it was composed for or who sang a particular version of a song, again from three choices. Much like ''Series/SplitSecond'', the players locked in their answers and were called on in the order they did so.

Three songs were played in each round, and the contestants scored money for correct answers...but there was a limit: the money ($50 in Round 1, $75 in Round 2, and $100 in Round 3) was awarded to the first three correct answers, then the first two, and finally the first. Round 3 was the elimination round, where the lowest-scoring player after each song was eliminated from play, and the winner (who ''had'' to give a correct answer when there were only two players remaining)...well, see below. It got a bit confusing.

In September or October, the rules were altered to use the aforementioned payout structure for the three songs of each round ($50/first three, $75/first two, $100/first), and the player with the lowest score after each round was eliminated. The redistribution of money didn't make any real difference, as $675 was still the maximum.

''Musical Chairs'' debuted June 16 at 4:00 PM (the "death slot") against the ailing ''Somerset'' on Creator/{{NBC}} and the insanely-expensive ''The Money Maze'' on Creator/{{ABC}}. ''Maze'' went into repeats on June 30 and was replaced on July 7 by the return of ''YouDontSay''. These and frequent pre-emptions resulted in ''Chairs'' ending on October 31, and CBS shoved the ailing ''{{Give-N-Take}}'' to the slot.

Regardless of this and its relative obscurity today, it holds a notable place in the genre as being the first game show hosted by an African-American. It is also notable for, on each episode, showcasing a performer who was making their television debut.
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!!GameShowTropes in use:
* BonusRound: Three were done. Or rather, two and a cop-out.
** The first gave the winner 60 seconds to name a certain number of songs that were sung, with the singer humming any instance of the title being used in-song, for a prize.
** Later on, the winner simply got their winnings doubled. Given that nine songs were played with a $50/$75/$100 payout structure (in both formats; the money was just shuffled around later on), this meant a player could win a [[SarcasmMode staggering]] $1,350 for one episode, which paled in comparison to most other shows that were on the air in '75.
** Around September 8, the bonus changed again to have the winner pick one of three categories, then hear the melody of a song. The lyrics of that portion were then shown, albeit with ten words missing, and the player had 30 seconds to put them in their right places. A correct placement won $100, and getting all ten won $2,000.
* ConsolationPrize: Other than the standard parting gifts, players who were eliminated in the front game kept any money they accumulated.
* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: Pat Hernon.
** GameShowHost: Adam Wade.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* CouchGag: At least once per show, the third choice in the front game would be an obviously-wrong answer created by songwriters that were on the show's staff.
* [[OneBookAuthor One-Game Emcee]]: While Wade was an accomplished singer, ''Musical Chairs'' was his only game show.
* VisualPun: The "h" in the show's logo resembles the side of a chair.
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