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* DoubleTheDollars:
** Slightly averted during the Kennedy run; questions went from $5/$10/$25 in the first round to $10/$25/$50 in the second.
** Played straight in the Hall run, where values went from $10/$25/$50 up to $20/$50/$100.
* ExtraTurn: Correct answers during the Countdown Round allowed a contestant to keep control of the same question.
* GoldenSnitch: The Countdown Round is a very well-handled implementation of this trope.


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* RulesSpiel: Simplified to "Each question has three parts; you only need to give an answer to one of them."


** '''1990:''' The champion was shown three video screens, and an exotic vacation was shuffled around. Picking the screen with the trip won it.

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** '''1990:''' The champion was shown three video screens, and an each of which concealed a different exotic vacation was shuffled around. vacation. Picking the screen with the chosen trip won it.


[[caption-width-right:350:Is is true that TVTropesWillRuinYourLife? You'll find out, as one of these three contestants wins the chance to drive home, in a brand new Pontiac Grand Am... in just a... SPLIT SECOND! ''(thunderclap)'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Is is true that TVTropesWillRuinYourLife? You'll find out, as one of these three contestants wins the chance to drive home, home in a brand new Pontiac Grand Am... in just a... SPLIT SECOND! ''(thunderclap)'']]


** '''ABC:''' The champion picked a car onstage and tried to start it. Victory awarded the car and a cash jackpot that started at $1,000 and grew by $500 (originally, it started at zero grew by $200) every day it wasn't won. (The four other cars had their distributor caps removed. Also, the show had to get a waiver from the fire department to allow the starting of a car engine within a confined building.) Winning five shows automatically won the contestant the car of his/her choice plus the cash jackpot; at least one episode circulates of a five-day winner picking a sedate Pontiac Grand [=LeMans=] station wagon (he had a family, which joined him onstage) over the more exciting Pontiac Firebird.

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** '''ABC:''' The champion picked a car onstage and tried to start it. Victory awarded the car and a [[ProgressiveJackpot cash jackpot that started at $1,000 and grew by $500 (originally, it started at zero and grew by $200) every day it wasn't won. won.]] (The four other cars had their distributor caps removed. Also, the show had to get a waiver from the fire department to allow the starting of a car engine within a confined building.) Winning five shows automatically won the contestant the car of his/her choice plus the cash jackpot; at least one episode circulates of a five-day winner Marvin Shinkman picking a sedate Pontiac Grand [=LeMans=] station wagon (he had a family, which joined him onstage) over the more exciting Pontiac Firebird.



*** Later in the run, the champion had to find the ''three'' windows that read "CAR" (the other two had prizes); if one of the prize windows was picked, Monty offered the champion the prize and a bribe ($1,000 for each day that player had been on) to leave the show. The fourth try had four "CAR" screens behind them, and as before, five wins awarded the car by default.

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*** Later in the run, they changed it because too many people were winning the car- the champion had to find the ''three'' windows that read "CAR" (the other two had prizes); if one of the prize windows was picked, Monty offered the champion the prize and a bribe ($1,000 for each day that player had been on) to leave the show. The fourth try had four "CAR" screens behind them, and as before, five wins awarded the car by default.


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* ProgressiveJackpot: As stated, winning the car on the ABC version also won the contestant one of these.


[[caption-width-right:350:... in just a... SPLIT SECOND! ''(thunderclap)'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:...[[caption-width-right:350:Is is true that TVTropesWillRuinYourLife? You'll find out, as one of these three contestants wins the chance to drive home, in a brand new Pontiac Grand Am... in just a... SPLIT SECOND! ''(thunderclap)'']]


After a three-year run on ABC, the show was revived for syndication in 1986 with Monty Hall taking the role of emcee because he was displeased with the strict judging on Kennedy's version. The {{revival}}, which taped in Toronto, had increased cash awards and a different bonus round. Canadian Creator/{{GSN}} equivalent [=GameTV=] recently picked up reruns of this particular version.

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After a three-year run on ABC, the show was revived for syndication (distributed by Creator/{{Viacom}}) in 1986 with Monty Hall taking the role of emcee because he was displeased with the strict judging on Kennedy's version. The {{revival}}, which taped in Toronto, had increased cash awards and a different bonus round. Canadian Creator/{{GSN}} equivalent [=GameTV=] recently picked up reruns of this particular version.


After a three-year run on ABC, the show was revived for syndication in 1986 with Monty Hall taking the role of emcee because he was displeased with the strict judging on Kennedy's version. The {{revival}}, which taped in Hall's native Canada at the studios of CHCH-11 in Hamilton, ON, had increased cash awards and a different bonus round. Canadian Creator/{{GSN}} equivalent [=GameTV=] recently picked up reruns of this particular version.

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After a three-year run on ABC, the show was revived for syndication in 1986 with Monty Hall taking the role of emcee because he was displeased with the strict judging on Kennedy's version. The {{revival}}, which taped in Hall's native Canada at the studios of CHCH-11 in Hamilton, ON, Toronto, had increased cash awards and a different bonus round. Canadian Creator/{{GSN}} equivalent [=GameTV=] recently picked up reruns of this particular version.


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*** Apparently, at one point in the run, a mechanic accidentally disconnected the sparkplug instead of the coil, so when the champion tried to start that car, it just spewed smoke for a minute- they still gave the champion the car, however.


[[caption-width-right:350:... in just a... SPLIT SECOND! ''(thunder noise)'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:... in just a... SPLIT SECOND! ''(thunder noise)'']]
''(thunderclap)'']]



* EndOfSeriesAwareness: Jack Clark introduced the last episode by saying "...as ''Split Second'' splits!"

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* EndOfSeriesAwareness: Jack Clark introduced the last ABC episode by saying "...as ''Split Second'' splits!"

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* EndOfSeriesAwareness: Jack Clark introduced the last episode by saying "...as ''Split Second'' splits!"


[[caption-width-right:350:The logo and set of the 1986-87 version.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The logo and set of the 1986-87 version.]]
[[caption-width-right:350:... in just a... SPLIT SECOND! ''(thunder noise)'']]


After a three-year run on ABC, the show was revived for syndication in 1986 with Monty Hall taking the role of emcee because he was displeased with the strict judging on Kennedy's version. The {{revival}}, which taped in Hamilton, Ontario (at the studios of CHCH-11), had increased cash awards and a different bonus round. Canadian Creator/{{GSN}} equivalent [=GameTV=] recently picked up reruns of this particular version.

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After a three-year run on ABC, the show was revived for syndication in 1986 with Monty Hall taking the role of emcee because he was displeased with the strict judging on Kennedy's version. The {{revival}}, which taped in Hamilton, Ontario (at Hall's native Canada at the studios of CHCH-11), CHCH-11 in Hamilton, ON, had increased cash awards and a different bonus round. Canadian Creator/{{GSN}} equivalent [=GameTV=] recently picked up reruns of this particular version.

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[[caption-width-right:350:The logo and set of the 1986-87 version.]]


After a three-year run on ABC, the show was revived for syndication in 1986 with Monty Hall taking the role of emcee because he was displeased with the strict judging on Kennedy's version. The {{revival}}, which taped in Toronto, had increased cash awards and a different bonus round. Canadian Creator/{{GSN}} equivalent [=GameTV=] recently picked up reruns of this particular version.

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After a three-year run on ABC, the show was revived for syndication in 1986 with Monty Hall taking the role of emcee because he was displeased with the strict judging on Kennedy's version. The {{revival}}, which taped in Toronto, Hamilton, Ontario (at the studios of CHCH-11), had increased cash awards and a different bonus round. Canadian Creator/{{GSN}} equivalent [=GameTV=] recently picked up reruns of this particular version.


* BonusRound: A couple.

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* BonusRound: A couple.BonusRound:

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