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* ObviousRulePatch: Originally, the champion had to directly hand Alex the Pit Passes at the right moment. Contestants forgetting this rule led to them often walking into a Pitfall. Later on, Alex asked for them at the appropriate moments.

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* ObviousRulePatch: Originally, the champion had to directly hand Alex the Pit Passes at the right moment. Contestants forgetting this rule led to them often walking into a Pitfall. Later on, Alex asked would ask for them at the appropriate moments.


The show ran for a single season from 1981-82 and was canned not due to ratings, but due to a pitfall of its own Catalena Productions (which also did the 1980-81 ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'') went bankrupt. Later contestants never received their prizes, and Trebek's check from Catalena bounced. Despite the low point in his career ''Pitfall'' became (made worse because ''Series/{{Battlestars}}'' ended at the same time), Trebek made up for it in '83 with ''The New Battlestars'' and far better employment on [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} another game show]] in '84.

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The show ran for a single season from 1981-82 and was canned not due to ratings, but due to a pitfall of its own Catalena Productions (which also did the 1980-81 ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'') went bankrupt. Later contestants never received their prizes, and Trebek's check from Catalena bounced. Despite the low point in his career ''Pitfall'' became (made worse because ''Series/{{Battlestars}}'' ended at the same time), Trebek made up for it in '83 with ''The New Battlestars'' (and by hosting the 1982 ''Series/{{Starcade}}'' pilots) and far better employment on [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} another game show]] in '84.


There, the champion ran a gauntlet across a series of eight platforms in 100 seconds by answering trivia questions. However, three of the platforms were designated as "Pitfalls", which would lower the contestant into a pit until they answered another question correctly (the clock stopped when the contestant was raised back up). To dodge the Pitfalls, contestants were shown a light sequence where each platform flashed once (if it was safe) or twice (if it was a Pitfall); players then took as many Pit Passes as they earned to skip over what they believed were the offending platforms. In order to use a Pit Pass, the player had to hand it to Trebek ''immediately'' upon stepping to the corresponding section; he/she could then move past it, whether it was a Pitfall or not. The player won $100 for each bridge section reached, and a prize package for completing the crossing. Initially the package was worth $5,000; it was later lowered to $2,500, but the player won a smaller prize for reaching the fifth section.

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There, the champion ran a gauntlet across a series of eight platforms in 100 seconds by answering trivia questions. However, three of the platforms were designated as "Pitfalls", which would lower the contestant into a pit until they answered another question correctly (the clock stopped when the contestant was raised back up). To dodge the Pitfalls, contestants were shown a light sequence where each platform flashed once (if it was safe) or twice (if it was a Pitfall); players then took as many Pit Passes as they earned to skip over what they believed were the offending platforms. In order to use a Pit Pass, the player had to hand it to Trebek ''immediately'' upon stepping to the corresponding section; he/she could then move past it, whether it was a Pitfall or not. The player won $100 for each bridge section reached, reached or skipped, and a prize package for completing the crossing. Initially the package was worth $5,000; it was later lowered to $2,500, but the player won a smaller prize for reaching the fifth section.



* ConsolationPrize: $100 per zone crossed. When the prize package was halved, the cash was ousted and a small prize was awarded for crossing the first four zones.

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* ConsolationPrize: $100 per zone crossed. section reached/skipped. When the prize package was halved, the cash was ousted and a small prize was awarded for crossing reaching the first four zones.fifth section.


* AudienceParticipation: The audience made their guesses on multiple-choice questions in front game, and the contestants had to predict their responses.
* BonusRound: The "Pitfall Round", as described above cross a giant bridge of elevators in 100 seconds by answering questions. Originally worth $5,000 in prizes, later episodes halved it to $2,500 in prizes.

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* AudienceParticipation: The audience made their guesses on multiple-choice questions in the front game, and the contestants had to predict their responses.
* BonusRound: The "Pitfall Round", as described above cross a giant bridge of elevators in 100 seconds by answering questions. Originally worth $5,000 in prizes, prizes; later episodes halved it to $2,500 cut the value in prizes.half, but awarded a smaller prize for reaching the fifth section of the bridge.


Infamous Canadian GameShow (also syndicated into the United States) from the early 1980s hosted by [[Creator/AlexTrebek Alex Trebek]]. The game began with a round where two contestants tried to earn Pit Passes by predicting how the audience responded to multiple choice questions. The goal was to reach five points, and a Pit Pass for the bonus round was earned on their first, third, and fifth points. The first to reach five points, or whoever had the lead when time ran out, became champion and advanced to the show's bonus game, the Pitfall Round.

There, the champion ran a gauntlet across a series of eight platforms in 100 seconds by answering trivia questions. However, three of the platforms were designated as "Pitfalls", which would lower the contestant into a pit (effectively incurring a 10-second penalty) until they answered another question correctly (the clock stopped when the contestant was raised back up). To dodge the Pitfalls, contestants were shown a light sequence where each platform flashed once (if it was safe) or twice (if it was a Pitfall); players then took as many Pit Passes as they earned to skip over what they believed were the offending platforms. Completing the bonus round won a $5,000 (later $2,500) prize package.

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Infamous Canadian GameShow (also syndicated into the United States) from the early 1980s hosted by [[Creator/AlexTrebek Alex Trebek]]. The game began with a round where two contestants tried to earn Pit Passes by predicting how the audience responded to multiple choice questions. The goal was to reach five points, and a Pit Pass for the bonus round was earned on their first, third, and fifth points. The first to reach five points, or whoever had the lead when time ran out, after five minutes, became champion and advanced to the show's bonus game, the Pitfall Round.

There, the champion ran a gauntlet across a series of eight platforms in 100 seconds by answering trivia questions. However, three of the platforms were designated as "Pitfalls", which would lower the contestant into a pit (effectively incurring a 10-second penalty) until they answered another question correctly (the clock stopped when the contestant was raised back up). To dodge the Pitfalls, contestants were shown a light sequence where each platform flashed once (if it was safe) or twice (if it was a Pitfall); players then took as many Pit Passes as they earned to skip over what they believed were the offending platforms. Completing In order to use a Pit Pass, the bonus round player had to hand it to Trebek ''immediately'' upon stepping to the corresponding section; he/she could then move past it, whether it was a Pitfall or not. The player won $100 for each bridge section reached, and a prize package for completing the crossing. Initially the package was worth $5,000; it was later lowered to $2,500, but the player won a $5,000 (later $2,500) smaller prize package.
for reaching the fifth section.


The show ran for a single season from 1981-82 and was canned not due to ratings, but due to a pitfall of its own Catalena Productions (which also did the 1980-81 ''LetsMakeADeal'') went bankrupt. Later contestants never received their prizes, and Trebek's check from Catalena bounced. Despite the low point in his career ''Pitfall'' became (made worse because ''{{Battlestars}}'' ended at the same time), Trebek made up for it in '83 with ''The New Battlestars'' and far better employment on [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} another game show]] in '84.

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The show ran for a single season from 1981-82 and was canned not due to ratings, but due to a pitfall of its own Catalena Productions (which also did the 1980-81 ''LetsMakeADeal'') ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'') went bankrupt. Later contestants never received their prizes, and Trebek's check from Catalena bounced. Despite the low point in his career ''Pitfall'' became (made worse because ''{{Battlestars}}'' ''Series/{{Battlestars}}'' ended at the same time), Trebek made up for it in '83 with ''The New Battlestars'' and far better employment on [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} another game show]] in '84.


The show ran for a single season from 1981-82 and was canned not due to ratings, but due to a pitfall of its own Catalena Productions (which also did the 1980-81 ''LetsMakeADeal'') went bankrupt. Later contestants never received their prizes, and Trebek's check from Catalena bounced. Despite the low point in his career ''Pitfall'' became (made worse because ''Battlestars'' ended at the same time), Trebek made up for it in '83 with ''The New Battlestars'' and far better employment on [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} another game show]] in '84.

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The show ran for a single season from 1981-82 and was canned not due to ratings, but due to a pitfall of its own Catalena Productions (which also did the 1980-81 ''LetsMakeADeal'') went bankrupt. Later contestants never received their prizes, and Trebek's check from Catalena bounced. Despite the low point in his career ''Pitfall'' became (made worse because ''Battlestars'' ''{{Battlestars}}'' ended at the same time), Trebek made up for it in '83 with ''The New Battlestars'' and far better employment on [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} another game show]] in '84.


Infamous Canadian GameShow (also syndicated into the United States) from the early 1980s hosted by [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/AlexTrebek Alex Trebek]]. The game began with a round where two contestants tried to earn Pit Passes by predicting how the audience responded to multiple choice questions. The goal was to reach five points, and a Pit Pass for the bonus round was earned on their first, third, and fifth points. The first to reach five points, or whoever had the lead when time ran out, became champion and advanced to the show's bonus game, the Pitfall Round.

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Infamous Canadian GameShow (also syndicated into the United States) from the early 1980s hosted by [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/AlexTrebek [[Creator/AlexTrebek Alex Trebek]]. The game began with a round where two contestants tried to earn Pit Passes by predicting how the audience responded to multiple choice questions. The goal was to reach five points, and a Pit Pass for the bonus round was earned on their first, third, and fifth points. The first to reach five points, or whoever had the lead when time ran out, became champion and advanced to the show's bonus game, the Pitfall Round.


Infamous Canadian GameShow (also syndicated into the United States) from the early 1980s hosted by Alex Trebek. The game began with a round where two contestants tried to earn Pit Passes by predicting how the audience responded to multiple choice questions. The goal was to reach five points, and a Pit Pass for the bonus round was earned on their first, third, and fifth points. The first to reach five points, or whoever had the lead when time ran out, became champion and advanced to the show's bonus game, the Pitfall Round.

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Infamous Canadian GameShow (also syndicated into the United States) from the early 1980s hosted by [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/AlexTrebek Alex Trebek.Trebek]]. The game began with a round where two contestants tried to earn Pit Passes by predicting how the audience responded to multiple choice questions. The goal was to reach five points, and a Pit Pass for the bonus round was earned on their first, third, and fifth points. The first to reach five points, or whoever had the lead when time ran out, became champion and advanced to the show's bonus game, the Pitfall Round.


The show ran for a single season from 1981-82 and was canned not due to ratings, but due to a pitfall of its own Catalena Productions (which also did the 1980-81 ''LetsMakeADeal'') went bankrupt. Later contestants never received their prizes, and Trebek's check from Catalena bounced. Despite the low point in his career ''Pitfall'' became (made worse because ''Battlestars'' ended at the same time), Trebek made up for it the following year in ''The New Battlestars'' and far better employment on [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} another game show]] in '84.

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The show ran for a single season from 1981-82 and was canned not due to ratings, but due to a pitfall of its own Catalena Productions (which also did the 1980-81 ''LetsMakeADeal'') went bankrupt. Later contestants never received their prizes, and Trebek's check from Catalena bounced. Despite the low point in his career ''Pitfall'' became (made worse because ''Battlestars'' ended at the same time), Trebek made up for it the following year in '83 with ''The New Battlestars'' and far better employment on [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} another game show]] in '84.


The show ran for a single season from 1981-82 and was canned not due to ratings, but due to a pitfall of its own Catalena Productions (which also did the 1980-81 ''LetsMakeADeal'') went bankrupt. Later contestants never received their prizes, and Trebek's check from Catalena bounced. Despite the low point in his career ''Pitfall'' became, Trebek made up for it when he received better employment on [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} another game show]] just two years later.

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The show ran for a single season from 1981-82 and was canned not due to ratings, but due to a pitfall of its own Catalena Productions (which also did the 1980-81 ''LetsMakeADeal'') went bankrupt. Later contestants never received their prizes, and Trebek's check from Catalena bounced. Despite the low point in his career ''Pitfall'' became, became (made worse because ''Battlestars'' ended at the same time), Trebek made up for it when he received the following year in ''The New Battlestars'' and far better employment on [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} another game show]] just two years later.in '84.



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* ObviousRulePatch: At first, the champion had to directly hand Alex the pitpasses at the right moment. Contestants forgetting this rule led to them often walking into a Pitfall. Later on, Alex asked for them at the appropriate moments.
* TimedMission: The front game is first-to-five or best-after-five-minutes, whichever comes first. The bonus round is 100 seconds.

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* ObviousRulePatch: At first, Originally, the champion had to directly hand Alex the pitpasses Pit Passes at the right moment. Contestants forgetting this rule led to them often walking into a Pitfall. Later on, Alex asked for them at the appropriate moments.
* TimedMission: The front game is was first-to-five or best-after-five-minutes, whichever comes came first. The bonus round is was 100 seconds.


** StudioAudience: Used in the main game.

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** StudioAudience: Used in They served a purpose during the main game.first half of the game, too.

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* ObviousRulePatch: At first, the champion had to directly hand Alex the pitpasses at the right moment. Contestants forgetting this rule led to them often walking into a Pitfall. Later on, Alex asked for them at the appropriate moments.


* MundaneMadeAwesome: The set had nine elevators, including the one that Trebek and the contestant rode to begin the bonus round. '''Nine freaking elevators.''' Is it any wonder Catalena went bankrupt?



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: The set had nine elevators, including the one that Trebek and the contestant rode to begin the bonus round. '''Nine freaking elevators.''' Is it any wonder Catalena went bankrupt?

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