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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: This was probably a key factor in the series' short life. You had Clark, eight contestants, five celebrities, five judges, and Charlie Tuna - and this was supposed to be a "casual" game.


Short-lived 1993 Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow adaptation of the BoardGame, produced by Reg Grundy and hosted by Creator/DickClark. Two teams of four (men versus women) competed in a game where the five celebrity "panelists" appeared in prerecorded video clips. Clark revealed a category and a letter, and the teams had to choose celebrities with as many ''different'' valid answers as possible.

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Short-lived 1993 Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow adaptation of the BoardGame, produced by Reg Grundy and hosted by Creator/DickClark. Two teams of four (men versus women) competed in a game where the five celebrity "panelists" appeared in prerecorded video clips. Clark revealed a category and a letter, and the teams had to choose team in control played through three phases on their turn:

* Come up with six answers in 15 seconds, scoring points for each.
* Let the opponents challenge any of these answers, with a five-judge panel (chosen from the audience) voting on each. Gain points for each good answer, lose points for each bad one.
* Choose four
celebrities with as many ''different'' valid and find out what answers as possible.
they gave, scoring extra points every time an answer doesn't match anything said by the team.

After two rounds, the winning team played for a cash jackpot by giving answers in one category and five different letters, trying not to match at least three celebrities.



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** TheJudge: Five unidentified people who Clark typically described as a mixture of people who had previously auditioned for the show and employees of Reg Grundy Productions. They were asked to use small blue "Yes" and red "No" signs to decide if challenged words would be allowed.


* BonusRound: One more Scattergory; 10 words (two per letter assigned to each star) in 20 (later 25) seconds. For every instance of a celebrity saying a word not given, the team earned $100; three mismatches earned the team a ProgressiveJackpot. For the first few weeks the team only won if they captured the celebrity whose name they had previously drawn at random; after an ObviousRulePatch the team won by capturing three of the five celebrities instead.

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* BonusRound: One more Scattergory; 10 words (two per letter assigned to each star) in 20 (later 25) seconds. For every instance of a celebrity saying a word not given, the team earned $100; three mismatches earned the team a ProgressiveJackpot. ProgressiveJackpot.
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For the first few weeks weeks, the team only won if they captured the celebrity whose name they had previously drawn at random; after an ObviousRulePatch random. For the rest of the run, the team won by capturing three of the five celebrities instead.



** TheAnnouncer: One of the week's five celebrities introduced Clark. Charlie Tuna handled fee plugs and the Reg Grundy spiel (on occasions).

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** TheAnnouncer: One of the week's five celebrities introduced Clark. Charlie Tuna handled fee plugs and and, occasionally, the Reg Grundy spiel (on occasions).spiel.



* CrossOver: ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' host Chuck Woolery appeared as a celebrity for a few weeks. The '93 ''Scrabble'' was paired up with ''Scattergories'', and both emcees regularly plugged the other's show.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: This was probably a key factor in the series' short life. You had Clark, eight contestants, five celebrities, five judges and Charlie Tuna- and this was supposed to be a "casual" game.
* ObviousRulePatch: For the first few weeks of the show the BonusRound was slightly different. The winning team picked one of five envelopes containing names of the celebrities at random, the contents of which was revealed after the BonusRound was completed. The team then only won if they succeeded in capturing the celebrity whose name they picked. This was most likely changed as the fifth box often was disqualified due to the time running out.

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* CrossOver: ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' host Chuck Woolery appeared as a celebrity for a few weeks.weeks, along with the pilot. The '93 ''Scrabble'' was paired up with ''Scattergories'', and both emcees regularly plugged the other's show.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: This was probably a key factor in the series' short life. You had Clark, eight contestants, five celebrities, five judges judges, and Charlie Tuna- Tuna - and this was supposed to be a "casual" game.
* ObviousRulePatch: For The aforementioned change to the first few weeks of the show the BonusRound was slightly different. The winning team picked one of five envelopes containing names of the celebrities at random, the contents of which was revealed after the BonusRound was completed. The team then only won if they succeeded in capturing the celebrity whose name they picked. This was bonus round, most likely changed as done because the fifth box was often was disqualified due to the time running out.



* RecycledSoundtrack: The background music used in the main game was recycled from ''[[Series/HotStreak Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak]]''; the pilot recycled the music from an unsold Grundy pilot, 1985's ''Matchmates''.

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The background music used in the main game was recycled from ''[[Series/HotStreak Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak]]''; the Streak]]''.
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pilot recycled theme was previously the music from main theme of ''Matchmates'', an unsold Grundy pilot, 1985's ''Matchmates''.pilot from 1985.


* RecycledSoundtrack: The background music used in the main game was recycled from ''[[Series/HotStreak Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak]]''.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: The background music used in the main game was recycled from ''[[Series/HotStreak Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak]]''.Streak]]''; the pilot recycled the music from an unsold Grundy pilot, 1985's ''Matchmates''.


* BonusRound: One more Scattergory; 10 words (2 per letter assigned to each star) in 20 (later 25) seconds. Earn $100 per mismatch (the celeb says a word not given), 3 wins $4,000, plus $1,000 every day it wasn't won. For the first few weeks the team only won if they captured the celebrity whose name they had previously drawn at random, after an ObviousRulePatch the team won by capturing three of the five celebrities instead.

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* BonusRound: One more Scattergory; 10 words (2 (two per letter assigned to each star) in 20 (later 25) seconds. Earn $100 per mismatch (the celeb says seconds. For every instance of a celebrity saying a word not given), 3 wins $4,000, plus $1,000 every day it wasn't won. given, the team earned $100; three mismatches earned the team a ProgressiveJackpot. For the first few weeks the team only won if they captured the celebrity whose name they had previously drawn at random, random; after an ObviousRulePatch the team won by capturing three of the five celebrities instead.



* ProgressiveJackpot: The bonus round awarded a winning team $4,000 plus $1,000 for every day it was not won.



* ObviousRulePatch: For the first few weeks of the show the BonusRound was slightly different. The winning team picked one of five envelopes containing names of the celebrities at random, the contents of which was revealed after the BonusRound was completed. The team then only won if they succeeded in capturing the celebrity who's name they picked. This was most likely changed as the fifth box often was disqualified due to the time running out.

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* ObviousRulePatch: For the first few weeks of the show the BonusRound was slightly different. The winning team picked one of five envelopes containing names of the celebrities at random, the contents of which was revealed after the BonusRound was completed. The team then only won if they succeeded in capturing the celebrity who's whose name they picked. This was most likely changed as the fifth box often was disqualified due to the time running out.


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* RecycledSoundtrack: The background music used in the main game was recycled from ''[[Series/HotStreak Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak]]''.


** TheAnnouncer: One of the week's five celebrities introduced Clark. Charlie Tuna handled fee plugs.

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** TheAnnouncer: One of the week's five celebrities introduced Clark. Charlie Tuna handled fee plugs.plugs and the Reg Grundy spiel (on occasions).


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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: This was probably a key factor in the series' short life. You had Clark, eight contestants, five celebrities, five judges and Charlie Tuna- and this was supposed to be a "casual" game.


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Short-lived 1993 Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow adaptation of the BoardGame, produced by Reg Grundy and hosted by Dick Clark. Two teams of four (men versus women) competed in a game where the five celebrity "panelists" appeared in prerecorded video clips. Clark revealed a category and a letter, and the teams had to choose celebrities with as many ''different'' valid answers as possible.

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Short-lived 1993 Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow adaptation of the BoardGame, produced by Reg Grundy and hosted by Dick Clark.Creator/DickClark. Two teams of four (men versus women) competed in a game where the five celebrity "panelists" appeared in prerecorded video clips. Clark revealed a category and a letter, and the teams had to choose celebrities with as many ''different'' valid answers as possible.


* HeyItsThatGuy: Among the celebrity guests were [[ThePeoplesCourt Judge Joseph Wapner]] and RushLimbaugh, the latter appearing for two weeks with his segments taped on the set of his then-current show. Longtime HowardStern co-host Robin Quivers appeared as a contestant for a time.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: It hasn't been seen since it originally ended.


* BonusRound: One more Scattergory; 10 words (2 per letter assigned to each star) in 20 (later 25) seconds. Earn $100 per mismatch (the celeb says a word not given), 3 wins $4,000, plus $1,000 every day it wasn't won.

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* BonusRound: One more Scattergory; 10 words (2 per letter assigned to each star) in 20 (later 25) seconds. Earn $100 per mismatch (the celeb says a word not given), 3 wins $4,000, plus $1,000 every day it wasn't won. For the first few weeks the team only won if they captured the celebrity whose name they had previously drawn at random, after an ObviousRulePatch the team won by capturing three of the five celebrities instead.


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* ObviousRulePatch: For the first few weeks of the show the BonusRound was slightly different. The winning team picked one of five envelopes containing names of the celebrities at random, the contents of which was revealed after the BonusRound was completed. The team then only won if they succeeded in capturing the celebrity who's name they picked. This was most likely changed as the fifth box often was disqualified due to the time running out.


Short-lived 1993 {{NBC}} GameShow adaptation of the BoardGame, produced by Reg Grundy and hosted by Dick Clark. Two teams of four (men versus women) competed in a game where the five celebrity "panelists" appeared in prerecorded video clips. Clark revealed a category and a letter, and the teams had to choose celebrities with as many ''different'' valid answers as possible.

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Short-lived 1993 {{NBC}} Creator/{{NBC}} GameShow adaptation of the BoardGame, produced by Reg Grundy and hosted by Dick Clark. Two teams of four (men versus women) competed in a game where the five celebrity "panelists" appeared in prerecorded video clips. Clark revealed a category and a letter, and the teams had to choose celebrities with as many ''different'' valid answers as possible.


* BonusRound: Played for $4,000, plus $1,000 every day it wasn't won.

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* BonusRound: Played for One more Scattergory; 10 words (2 per letter assigned to each star) in 20 (later 25) seconds. Earn $100 per mismatch (the celeb says a word not given), 3 wins $4,000, plus $1,000 every day it wasn't won.



** TheAnnouncer: One of the week's five celebrities introduced Clark.

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** TheAnnouncer: One of the week's five celebrities introduced Clark. Charlie Tuna handled fee plugs.

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