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* AndTheAdventureContinues: During the goodbyes on the final episode of ''Super'', Betty White compared the show to a Phoenix that will surely rise again.
* TheAnnouncer: Jack Clark announced on ''CBS'', and John Harlan filled these duties on ''ABC''/''All-Stars''. Gene Wood announced most of ''Plus'' with occasional substitutes. Rich Jefferies announced the first few weeks of ''Super'' until Gene took over on that show as well (Jefferies moved to helping Gene as an audience warm-up).
* AscendedExtra: Tom Kennedy on ''Plus'', having been a celebrity partner before becoming host. Similarly, Bert Convy was a partner on ''Plus'' before hosting ''Super''. Regis has appeared as a celebrity partner in ''Plus'' before hosting ''Million Dollar'' thirty years later.
* BerserkButton: If anyone used a sound-alike rhyming word as a clue in the original version, Allen would lightly scold them, saying that while such words ''are'' legal to use, in his opinion they go against the spirit of the game and hence discourages their use. By ''Plus'', such words were regularly used without comment from Allen.



* CatchPhrase:
** "The password is...", whispered by TheAnnouncer on all versions except ''All-Stars'' (and the following ''ABC'' revamp), ''Plus'', the first two years of ''Super'', and ''Million-Dollar''. This was originated by the announcer of the original version, Jack Clark. Jack's parents watched the show, but they could not read the password on screen due to their poor eyesight, so he came up with this device just for them. It proved so popular that it stuck for many variants of the show.
** "Hey, doll..." was Allen's greeting to Creator/BettyWhite's mother Tess at the beginning of nearly every show. Tess appeared on ''ABC'' as a celebrity challenger during the aforementioned gimmickfest (week of September 23-27, 1974).
** "Next word, (IF you) please," regularly used by Bert Convy on ''Super''.



* GameShowAppearance:
** A famous 1972 episode of ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'' featured Felix and Oscar on a New York-based version of ''ABC'', with the duo {{Lampshading}} the obvious difference in sets. Allen Ludden and Creator/BettyWhite, naturally, played themselves.
** The ''Late Night'' segment mentioned above, as well as ''Betty White's 90th Birthday''.
* HomeGame: About a billion- Creator/MiltonBradley released one annually from 1962 all the way to 1986; there were a few variants, including an ''Educational'' edition and a ''Fine'' edition, which had better quality materials and included materials for the Lightning Round (which began to be included in the normal version starting in 1982). ''Plus'' received three from 1979-81, and ''Super'' received a computer game from [=GameTek=] in 1988 (an adaptation with speech abilities was planned for release on the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] in 1990, but got cancelled along with the show); starting in 1997 and continuing to 2003 Endless Games released their own adaptation based on the classic MB version, along with an adaptation of ''Million-Dollar'' in 2008.
* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: Jack Clark announced on ''CBS'', and John Harlan filled these duties on ''ABC''/''All-Stars''. Gene Wood announced most of ''Plus'' with occasional substitutes. Rich Jefferies announced the first few weeks of ''Super'' until Gene took over on that show as well (Jefferies moved to helping Gene as an audience warm-up).
** GameShowHost: Allen Ludden was the first and most popular, holding the position from 1961-80. Creator/BillCullen filled in for four weeks in 1980, and Tom Kennedy hosted from late 1980 to 1982. Bert Convy hosted ''Super'', and Regis Philbin hosted ''Million-Dollar''.
** StudioAudience
** Creator/BettyWhite: Frequently appeared on both ''Plus'' and ''Super''; she and Ludden were married from 1963 until his death in 1981.
* ShowTheFolksAtHome: "The Password is..."
* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: ''Million-Dollar'', natch, with the Money Ladder and the overall rapid-fire restructuring of the main game. (And, of course, Regis.)
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!!The Password is Examples. *Ding*:
* AndTheAdventureContinues: During the goodbyes on the final episode of ''Super'', Betty White compared the show to a Phoenix that will surely rise again.
* AscendedExtra: Tom Kennedy on ''Plus'', having been a celebrity partner before becoming host. Similarly, Bert Convy was a partner on ''Plus'' before hosting ''Super''. Regis has appeared as a celebrity partner in ''Plus'' before hosting ''Million Dollar'' thirty years later.
* BerserkButton: If anyone used a sound-alike rhyming word as a clue in the original version, Allen would lightly scold them, saying that while such words ''are'' legal to use, in his opinion they go against the spirit of the game and hence discourages their use. By ''Plus'', such words were regularly used without comment from Allen.
* CatchPhrase:
** "The password is...", whispered by TheAnnouncer on all versions except ''All-Stars'' (and the following ''ABC'' revamp), ''Plus'', the first two years of ''Super'', and ''Million-Dollar''. This was originated by the announcer of the original version, Jack Clark. Jack's parents watched the show, but they could not read the password on screen due to their poor eyesight, so he came up with this device just for them. It proved so popular that it stuck for many variants of the show.
** "Hey, doll..." was Allen's greeting to Creator/BettyWhite's mother Tess at the beginning of nearly every show. Tess appeared on ''ABC'' as a celebrity challenger during the aforementioned gimmickfest (week of September 23-27, 1974).
** "Next word, (IF you) please," regularly used by Bert Convy on ''Super''.


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* GameShowHost: Allen Ludden was the first and most popular, holding the position from 1961-80. Creator/BillCullen filled in for four weeks in 1980, and Tom Kennedy hosted from late 1980 to 1982. Bert Convy hosted ''Super'', and Regis Philbin hosted ''Million-Dollar''.


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* HomeGame: About a billion- Creator/MiltonBradley released one annually from 1962 all the way to 1986; there were a few variants, including an ''Educational'' edition and a ''Fine'' edition, which had better quality materials and included materials for the Lightning Round (which began to be included in the normal version starting in 1982). ''Plus'' received three from 1979-81, and ''Super'' received a computer game from [=GameTek=] in 1988 (an adaptation with speech abilities was planned for release on the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] in 1990, but got cancelled along with the show); starting in 1997 and continuing to 2003 Endless Games released their own adaptation based on the classic MB version, along with an adaptation of ''Million-Dollar'' in 2008.


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* ShowTheFolksAtHome: "The password is..."


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* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: ''Million-Dollar'', natch, with the Money Ladder and the overall rapid-fire restructuring of the main game. (And, of course, Regis.)


** ''Plus'' had two of these moments: George Peppard's rant about NBC Standards & Practices and the "France/French" incident. NBC did not air the former episode, and Peppard was not invited to play again.

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** ''Plus'' had two of these moments: George Peppard's rant about NBC Standards & Practices and the "France/French" incident. NBC did not air the former episode, and Peppard was did not invited to play again.appear on another game show in his lifetime.


** ''Plus'' had two of these moments: George Peppard's rant about NBC Standards & Practices and the "France/French" incident. NBC did not air the former episode and Peppard was not invited to play again.

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** ''Plus'' had two of these moments: George Peppard's rant about NBC Standards & Practices and the "France/French" incident. NBC did not air the former episode episode, and Peppard was not invited to play again.


** ''Plus'' had two of these moments: George Peppard's rant about NBC Standards & Practices and the "France/French" incident. NBC [[BannedEpisode did not air the former episode]] and Peppard was not invited back.

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** ''Plus'' had two of these moments: George Peppard's rant about NBC Standards & Practices and the "France/French" incident. NBC [[BannedEpisode did not air the former episode]] episode and Peppard was not invited back.to play again.


* OffTheRails: The "testimony" incident.

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* OffTheRails: OffTheRails:
** ''Plus'' had two of these moments: George Peppard's rant about NBC Standards & Practices and the "France/French" incident. NBC [[BannedEpisode did not air the former episode]] and Peppard was not invited back.
**
The "testimony" incident.incident from ''Super''.


* NonStandardGameOver:
** The end game of ''Password Plus'' & ''Super Password'' (Alphabetics on ''Plus'' and the eponymous segment on ''Super'', but both were the same format) could finish before the time expires without the grand prize being won. If an illegal clue (or a password or part of one) is given, the password is put out of play and the jackpot is forfeited. The round does go on if any passwords are left at $100 apiece, leading to this if the remaining are guessed. The standard game over is either getting all ten words or time running out.
** For the '''Cashword''', giving an illegal clue or any part of the word itself immediately ended the in-game bonus round in a failure, even if the contestant still has guesses left. This happened at least twice.

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* NonStandardGameOver:
** The end game of ''Password Plus'' &
NonStandardGameOver: Came up on ''Super Password'' (Alphabetics on ''Plus'' and the in two different ways.
** The
eponymous segment on ''Super'', but both were the same format) bonus round could finish end before the time expires expired without the grand prize being won. If an illegal clue (or a password or part of one) is was given, the current password is put was thrown out of play and the team forfeited their chance at the jackpot, but could still win $100 for each correct guess. (A standard game-over happened if the team either won the jackpot is forfeited. The round does go on if any passwords are left at $100 apiece, leading to this if the remaining are guessed. The standard game over is either getting all ten words or time running out.
ran out of time.)
** For the '''Cashword''', giving an illegal clue or any part of the word itself immediately ended the in-game bonus round in a failure, even if the contestant still has had guesses left. This happened at least twice.



** Similarly, ''Plus'' changed its Alphabetics jackpot in 1981 to increase by $5,000 until claimed, with illegal clues deducting $1,000 (later 20% of the current total being played for).

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** Similarly, ''Plus'' changed its Alphabetics jackpot in 1981 to increase by $5,000 until claimed, with illegal clues deducting $1,000 20% from the total (later 20% of the current total being played for).changed to a flat $2,500, then back again).


** Bert Convy {{defied|Trope}} one on August 1, 1985. A contestant says the final word in the end game after the buzzer, [[SoreLoser and she demands that the tape be checked]]. Bert, under the green light of the judges and Standards, gives it to her anyway. She loses her next game so Bert's call becomes {{bittersweet|Ending}} for the next end game winner who missed out on an extra $20,000.

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** Bert Convy {{defied|Trope}} one on August 1, 1985. A contestant says the final word in the end game after the buzzer, [[SoreLoser and she demands that the tape be checked]]. Bert, under the green light of the judges and Standards, gives it to her anyway. She loses her next game so Bert's call becomes {{bittersweet|Ending}} for the next end game winner who missed misses out on an extra $20,000.


** A contestant playing for $50,000 on a 1986 episode says a password a split second after his celebrity partner passes... and by the time they get back to it, it's too late. [[EarnYourHappyEnding However]], he more than made up for that on ''Series/WheelofFortune'' a few years later.

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** A contestant playing for $50,000 on a 1986 episode says a password a split second after his celebrity partner passes... and by the time they get back to it, it's too late. [[EarnYourHappyEnding However]], he more than made up for that on ''Series/WheelofFortune'' ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' a few years later.


** Bert Convy {{defied|Trope}} one on August 1, 1985. A contestant says the final word in the end game after the buzzer, [[SoreLoser and she demands that the tape be checked]]. Bert, under the green light of the judges and Standards, gives it to her anyway. She loses her next game so Bert's call becomes {{bittersweet|Ending}} for the next end game winner who missed out on an extra $20,000.
** A contestant playing for $50,000 on a 1986 episode says a password a split second after his celebrity partner passes... and by the time they get back to it, it's too late. [[EarnYourHappyEnding However]], he more than made up for that on ''Series/WheelofFortune'' a few years later.



** A more blatant example is Goodson-Todman's ''Snap Judgment'' (one of the only Goodson-Todman games that has been entirely wiped), which debuted on April 11, 1967. For most of its run, ''Snap'' was a contrived word-association game of its own, but for the last three months (December 23, 1968 to March 28, 1969) it was {{retool}}ed as a 100% clone of original-recipe ''Password''...complete with the same exact desk.

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** A more blatant example is Goodson-Todman's ''Snap Judgment'' (one of the only few Goodson-Todman games that has been entirely wiped), which debuted on April 11, 1967. For most of its run, ''Snap'' was a contrived word-association game of its own, but for the last three months (December 23, 1968 to March 28, 1969) it was {{retool}}ed as a 100% clone of original-recipe ''Password''... complete with the same exact desk.



* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: A winner on ''Super'' walked away with $58,600 (including a record-setting $55,000 jackpot in the BonusRound)...but it was later revealed that he was a convict who had entered the show with a pseudonym. More info [[http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1988-01-16/news/0010150272_1_super-password-ketchem-patrick-quinn here.]]

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: A winner on ''Super'' walked away with $58,600 (including a record-setting record-tying $55,000 jackpot in the BonusRound)...but it BonusRound). It was later revealed that he was a convict who had entered the show with a pseudonym. More info [[http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1988-01-16/news/0010150272_1_super-password-ketchem-patrick-quinn here.]]


* SyndicationTitle: Ludden explained to the folks at home that the answer "Jim Rockford" was accepted for one "Plus" puzzle with the answer ''Series/TheRockfordFiles''because the series had just entered syndication under the new title "Jim Rockford,Private Investigator"

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* SyndicationTitle: Ludden explained to the folks at home that the answer "Jim Rockford" was accepted for one "Plus" puzzle with the answer ''Series/TheRockfordFiles''because ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'' because the series had just entered syndication under the new title "Jim Rockford,Private Investigator"''Jim Rockford, Private Investigator''.



-->''"Allen Ludden saying the Password for today is "Wiki/TVTropes". TV Tropes collects and expands on conventions and devices in creative works, such as '''Password''', and we think it's a pretty nice place. See you next time, I hope.Think about it."''

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-->''"Allen Ludden saying the Password for today is "Wiki/TVTropes". TV Tropes collects and expands on conventions and devices in creative works, such as '''Password''', and we think it's a pretty nice place. Think about it. See you next time, I hope.Think about it."''


** "The password is...", whispered by TheAnnouncer on all versions except ''All-Stars'' (and the following ''ABC'' revamp), ''Plus'', the first year or so of ''Super'', and ''Million-Dollar''. This was originated by the announcer of the original version, Jack Clark. Jack's parents watched the show, but they could not read the password on screen due to their poor eyesight, so he came up with this device just for them. It proved so popular that it stuck for many variants of the show.

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** "The password is...", whispered by TheAnnouncer on all versions except ''All-Stars'' (and the following ''ABC'' revamp), ''Plus'', the first year or so two years of ''Super'', and ''Million-Dollar''. This was originated by the announcer of the original version, Jack Clark. Jack's parents watched the show, but they could not read the password on screen due to their poor eyesight, so he came up with this device just for them. It proved so popular that it stuck for many variants of the show.


** "The password is...", whispered by TheAnnouncer on all versions except ''All-Stars'' (and the following ''ABC'' revamp), ''Plus'', the first year or so of ''Super'', and ''Million-Dollar''.

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** "The password is...", whispered by TheAnnouncer on all versions except ''All-Stars'' (and the following ''ABC'' revamp), ''Plus'', the first year or so of ''Super'', and ''Million-Dollar''. This was originated by the announcer of the original version, Jack Clark. Jack's parents watched the show, but they could not read the password on screen due to their poor eyesight, so he came up with this device just for them. It proved so popular that it stuck for many variants of the show.


* SyndicationTitle: Ludden explained to the folks at home,that the answer "Jim Rockford" was accepted for one "Plus" puzzle with the answer ''Series/TheRockfordFiles''because the series had just entered syndication under the new title "Jim Rockford,Private Investigator"

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* SyndicationTitle: Ludden explained to the folks at home,that home that the answer "Jim Rockford" was accepted for one "Plus" puzzle with the answer ''Series/TheRockfordFiles''because the series had just entered syndication under the new title "Jim Rockford,Private Investigator"



-->''"Allen Ludden saying the Password for today is "Wiki/TVTropes". TV Tropes collects and expands on conventions and devices in creative works, such as '''Password''', and we think it's a pretty nice place. See you next time, I hope."''

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-->''"Allen Ludden saying the Password for today is "Wiki/TVTropes". TV Tropes collects and expands on conventions and devices in creative works, such as '''Password''', and we think it's a pretty nice place. See you next time, I hope.Think about it."''

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* SyndicationTitle: Ludden explained to the folks at home,that the answer "Jim Rockford" was accepted for one "Plus" puzzle with the answer ''Series/TheRockfordFiles''because the series had just entered syndication under the new title "Jim Rockford,Private Investigator"


** The end game of ''Password Plus'' & ''Super Password'' (Alphabetics on ''Plus'' and the eponymous segment on ''Super'', but both were the same format) could finish before the time expires without the grand prize being won. If an illegal clue (or a password or part of one) is given, the password is put out of play and the jackpot is forfeited. The round does go on if any passwords are left at $100 per apiece, leading to this if the remaining are guessed. The standard game over is either getting all ten words or time running out.
** For the '''Cashword''', giving an illegal clue or any part of the word itself immediately ended the in-game bonus round in a failure, even if the contestant still has guesses left.

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** The end game of ''Password Plus'' & ''Super Password'' (Alphabetics on ''Plus'' and the eponymous segment on ''Super'', but both were the same format) could finish before the time expires without the grand prize being won. If an illegal clue (or a password or part of one) is given, the password is put out of play and the jackpot is forfeited. The round does go on if any passwords are left at $100 per apiece, leading to this if the remaining are guessed. The standard game over is either getting all ten words or time running out.
** For the '''Cashword''', giving an illegal clue or any part of the word itself immediately ended the in-game bonus round in a failure, even if the contestant still has guesses left. This happened at least twice.

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