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*** The King of Diamonds is pictured with a SWORD, instead of the what he's usually pictured with in HIS playing card (an axe, giving him the name "Man With the Axe").
** The McHale decks seem to use a uniform King/Queen/Jack for all their suits (in this case what would normally be the face cards for the Spades suit), not unlike ''Gambit,'' which also used a uniform King/Queen/Jack for their [[https://www.deviantart.com/wheelgenius/gallery/68200413/Gambit face card designs]] too).

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*** The King of Diamonds is pictured with a SWORD, ''sword'', instead of the what he's usually pictured with in HIS playing card his usual weapon (an axe, giving him the name "Man With the Axe").
** The McHale [=McHale=] decks seem to use a uniform King/Queen/Jack for all their suits (in this case what would normally be the face court cards for the Spades suit), not unlike ''Gambit,'' which also used a uniform King/Queen/Jack for their [[https://www.deviantart.com/wheelgenius/gallery/68200413/Gambit face court card designs]] designs]], too).



* FranchiseKiller: The 2001 revival. Until 2019, no plans were made to revive the series since its cancellation, obviously because it wasn't what everybody was expecting it to be (i.e. good).

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* FranchiseKiller: The 2001 revival. Until 2019, no plans were made to revive the series since its cancellation, obviously because it wasn't what everybody was expecting it to be (i.e. , good).



** Most Young People's Weeks in the Eubanks/Rafferty era offered a trip to Hawaii instead of a car; a trip skin from ''The Price is Right'' was placed where the car would be on the set.

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** Most Young People's Weeks in the Eubanks/Rafferty era offered a trip to Hawaii instead of a car; a trip skin from ''The Price is Is Right'' was placed where the car would be on the set.



* ScheduleSlip: The CBS version was preempted 8 times during Summer 1987 due to the Iran-Contra Hearings.

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* ScheduleSlip: The CBS version was preempted 8 eight times during Summer 1987 due to the Iran-Contra Hearings.



** The NBC version aired at 10:00 a.m. and was pulling in commendable ratings for its slot. To accommodate Creator/DavidLetterman's morning talk show (more on that below), Fred Silverman moved it to Noon where many local affiliates chose to pre-empt it for newscasts. ''Card Sharks'' was cancelled fifteen months later.
** The Rafferty run was just one of many other syndicated games in the mid-to-late 80s that got trampled on by the ''Series/WheelOfFortune''-''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' combo. Ironically, in New York, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x3PfZbM1W4 the show initially aired alongside the latter at 4:30 PM]], only for ''Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow'' to come along. ''Jeopardy!'' got the juicy 7:00 PM slot (''Wheel'' would join it on WABC in 1990), whereas ''Card Sharks'' got demoted to late-nights.

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** The NBC version aired at 10:00 a.m. and was pulling in commendable ratings for its slot. To accommodate Creator/DavidLetterman's morning talk show (more on that below), Fred Silverman moved it to Noon Noon, where many local affiliates chose to pre-empt it for newscasts. ''Card Sharks'' was cancelled fifteen 15 months later.
** The Rafferty run was just one of many other syndicated games in the mid-to-late 80s 1980s that got trampled on by the ''Series/WheelOfFortune''-''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' combo. Ironically, in New York, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x3PfZbM1W4 the show initially aired alongside the latter at 4:30 PM]], only for p.m.]], but ''Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow'' to come came along. ''Jeopardy!'' got the juicy 7:00 PM p.m. slot (''Wheel'' would join it on WABC in 1990), whereas ''Card Sharks'' got demoted to late-nights.late nights.


** The Perry/Eubanks/Rafferty era decks redesigned two of the Kings:

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** The Perry/Eubanks/Rafferty era decks redesigned [[https://www.deviantart.com/wheelgenius/gallery/57078926/Card-Sharks redesigned]] two of the Kings:

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** The Perry/Eubanks/Rafferty era decks redesigned two of the Kings:
*** The King of Hearts has his sword to the side instead of how he is usually pictured having it in his playing card (through his head, giving him the name "Suicide King").
*** The King of Diamonds is pictured with a SWORD, instead of the what he's usually pictured with in HIS playing card (an axe, giving him the name "Man With the Axe").
** The McHale decks seem to use a uniform King/Queen/Jack for all their suits (in this case what would normally be the face cards for the Spades suit), not unlike ''Gambit,'' which also used a uniform King/Queen/Jack for their [[https://www.deviantart.com/wheelgenius/gallery/68200413/Gambit face card designs]] too).


* PromotedFanGirl: Tami Anderson, the dealer for the 2001 revival, was a huge fan of the Jim Perry version.

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* PromotedFanGirl: PromotedFanboy: Tami Anderson, the dealer for the 2001 revival, was a huge fan of the Jim Perry version.


** Tom Kennedy was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWVM9HKz1rI&feature=youtu.be&t=4896 reportedly]] offered to host the NBC version. He declined because he didn't like the "doubles lose" rule.

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** Tom Kennedy was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWVM9HKz1rI&feature=youtu.be&t=4896 reportedly]] offered to host the NBC an unknown version. He declined because he thought the show was too luck-based, and he didn't like the "doubles lose" rule.

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** Tom Kennedy was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWVM9HKz1rI&feature=youtu.be&t=4896 reportedly]] offered to host the NBC version. He declined because he didn't like the "doubles lose" rule.


* FranchiseKiller: The 2001 revival. Until 2019, no plans wete made to revive the series since its cancellation, obviously because it wasn't what everybody was expecting it to be (i.e. good).

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* FranchiseKiller: The 2001 revival. Until 2019, no plans wete were made to revive the series since its cancellation, obviously because it wasn't what everybody was expecting it to be (i.e. good).


* FranchiseKiller: The 2001 revival. No plans have been made to revive the series since its cancellation, obviously because it wasn't what everybody was expecting it to be.

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* FranchiseKiller: The 2001 revival. No Until 2019, no plans have been wete made to revive the series since its cancellation, obviously because it wasn't what everybody was expecting it to be.be (i.e. good).


* DevelopmentHell: Kind of. Before being bought out by Pearson, All-American Television had been trying to revive the show since 1996. Fans would have preferred it stayed that way after seeing the final product come out five years later.


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* SavedFromDevelopmentHell: Before being bought out by Pearson, All-American Television had been trying to revive the show since 1996. Fans would have preferred it stayed that way after seeing the final product come out five years later.


* DevelopmentHell: Kind of. Before being bought out by Pearson, All-American Television had been planning a revival since 1996. Fans would have preferred it stayed that way after seeing the final product come out five years later.

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* DevelopmentHell: Kind of. Before being bought out by Pearson, All-American Television had been planning a revival trying to revive the show since 1996. Fans would have preferred it stayed that way after seeing the final product come out five years later.



* MissingEpisode: The five shows recorded during the first taping day of the 2001 version, which appear to have used the (much better) format of the 2000 pilot with a more game show-esque set, [http://groups.google.com/d/msg/alt.tv.game-shows/hnTPYOAyqYQ/a3wMfe9PeXUJ "were found to be un-airable"], resulting in Pearson building a new set and replacing the director. Whether it was actually due to poor directing or some other reason (such as "these players won too much money") is unknown.

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* MissingEpisode: The five shows recorded during the first taping day of the 2001 version, which appear to have used the (much better) format of the 2000 pilot with a more game show-esque set, [http://groups.[[http://groups.google.com/d/msg/alt.tv.game-shows/hnTPYOAyqYQ/a3wMfe9PeXUJ "were found to be un-airable"], un-airable"]], resulting in Pearson building a new set and replacing the director. Whether it was actually due to poor directing or some other reason (such as "these players won too much money") is unknown.



** Several One Young People's Weeks in the Eubanks/Rafferty era offered a trip to Hawaii instead of a car; a trip skin from ''The Price is Right'' was placed where the car would be on the set.

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** Several One Most Young People's Weeks in the Eubanks/Rafferty era offered a trip to Hawaii instead of a car; a trip skin from ''The Price is Right'' was placed where the car would be on the set.


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* MissingEpisode: The five shows recorded during the first taping day of the 2001 version, which appear to have used the (much better) format of the 2000 pilot with a more game show-esque set, [http://groups.google.com/d/msg/alt.tv.game-shows/hnTPYOAyqYQ/a3wMfe9PeXUJ "were found to be un-airable"], resulting in Pearson building a new set and replacing the director. Whether it was actually due to poor directing or some other reason (such as "these players won too much money") is unknown.



** One Young People's Week on the Rafferty version offered a trip to Hawaii instead of a car; a trip skin from ''The Price is Right'' was placed where the car would be on the set.
* ScheduleSlip: The CBS version was preempted 8 times during the Summer of 1987, due to the Iran-Contra Hearings.

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** Several One Young People's Week on Weeks in the Rafferty version Eubanks/Rafferty era offered a trip to Hawaii instead of a car; a trip skin from ''The Price is Right'' was placed where the car would be on the set.
* ScheduleSlip: The CBS version was preempted 8 times during the Summer of 1987, 1987 due to the Iran-Contra Hearings.



** The Rafferty run was just one of many other syndicated games in the mid-to-late 80s that got trampled on by the ''Series/WheelOfFortune''/''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' combo. Ironically, in New York, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x3PfZbM1W4 the show initially aired alongside Jeopardy at 4:30 PM]]- only for ''Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow'' to come along. ''Jeopardy'' got the juicy 7:00 PM slot (''Wheel'' would join it on WABC in 1990)- whereas ''Card Sharks'' got demoted to late-nights.

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** The Rafferty run was just one of many other syndicated games in the mid-to-late 80s that got trampled on by the ''Series/WheelOfFortune''/''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' ''Series/WheelOfFortune''-''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' combo. Ironically, in New York, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x3PfZbM1W4 the show initially aired alongside Jeopardy the latter at 4:30 PM]]- PM]], only for ''Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow'' to come along. ''Jeopardy'' ''Jeopardy!'' got the juicy 7:00 PM slot (''Wheel'' would join it on WABC in 1990)- 1990), whereas ''Card Sharks'' got demoted to late-nights.



** The NBC version, along with ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' and ''[[Series/{{Password}} Password Plus]]'', was nearly cancelled in 1980 to make room for Creator/DavidLetterman's morning talk show (''Series/ChainReaction'', ''Series/HighRollers'' and ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' ended up being the victims of ''that'' mess). Would we have eventually seen Bob Eubanks, Bill Rafferty or even Pat Bullard if its run ended a year too soon?
** When ''Card Sharks'' was slated for a revival in 1986, among the possible candidates for the hosting position was Creator/BruceForsyth, who had by that point been at the helm of ''Card Sharks''' TransatlanticEquivalent, ''Play Your Cards Right'', for several years. The position ultimately went to Bob Eubanks and Bill Rafferty. Brucie would briefly host a show for Reg Grundy and ABC, ''Series/HotStreak'' in the 1986-87 season, but it was quickly cancelled.
** Original host Jim Perry was also considered for the revival efforts, but he was unavailable due to his commitments to both daytime ''and'' nighttime versions of ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'', as well as his (by then decade-long) gig on ''Series/{{Definition}}'' in Canada.
** Eubanks also mentioned that Patrick Wayne was considered to host the CBS revival. [[Series/TicTacDough Yeah, that Patrick Wayne]].
** Rich Fields, who would later go on to announce ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', also auditioned in 1986. He would announce the ''Game$how Marathon'' version 20 years later.
** Tom Bergeron was offered to host the 2001 revival but turned it down.

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** The NBC version, along with ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' and ''[[Series/{{Password}} Password Plus]]'', was nearly cancelled in 1980 to make room for Creator/DavidLetterman's morning talk show (''Series/ChainReaction'', ''Series/HighRollers'' and ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' ended up being the victims of ''that'' mess). Would we have eventually seen Bob Eubanks, Bill Rafferty or even Pat Bullard if its run ended a year too soon?
sooner?
** When ''Card Sharks'' was slated for a revival in 1986, among the possible candidates for the hosting position was Creator/BruceForsyth, who had by that point been at the helm of ''Card Sharks''' TransatlanticEquivalent, ''Play Your Cards Right'', for several years. The position ultimately went to Bob Eubanks and Bill Rafferty. Brucie would briefly host a show for Reg Grundy and ABC, ABC called ''Series/HotStreak'' in the 1986-87 season, 1986, but it was quickly cancelled.
** Original host Jim Perry was also considered for the revival efforts, but he was unavailable due to his commitments to both daytime ''and'' nighttime versions of ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'', as well as his (by then decade-long) gig on ''Series/{{Definition}}'' in Canada.
** Eubanks also mentioned that Patrick Wayne was considered to host the CBS revival. [[Series/TicTacDough Yeah, that Patrick Wayne]].
Wayne.]]
** Rich Fields, who would later go on to announce ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', also auditioned in 1986. He would announce the ''Game$how ''Gameshow Marathon'' version 20 years later.
** Tom Bergeron was offered to host the 2001 revival revival, but turned it down.


* NamesTheSame: On one episode of the CBS version, Bob Eubanks met a contestant who was also named Bob Eubanks. The contestant Bob was African-American, so they were easily distinguishable.

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* NamesTheSame: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFG2ko5THXU On one episode of the CBS version, version]], Bob Eubanks met a contestant who was also named Bob Eubanks. The contestant Bob was African-American, so they were easily distinguishable.


* NamesTheSame: On one episode of the CBS version, Bob Eubanks met a contestant who was also named Bob Eubanks.

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* NamesTheSame: On one episode of the CBS version, Bob Eubanks met a contestant who was also named Bob Eubanks. The contestant Bob was African-American, so they were easily distinguishable.



** One Young People's Week on the Rafferty version offered a trip to Hawaii instead of a car; where the car would normally be, a piece of artwork stood that, based on the rainbow border, was recycled from ''The Price is Right''.

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** One Young People's Week on the Rafferty version offered a trip to Hawaii instead of a car; where the car would normally be, a piece of artwork stood that, based on the rainbow border, was recycled trip skin from ''The Price is Right''.Right'' was placed where the car would be on the set.



** The Rafferty run was just one of many other syndicated games in the mid-to-late 80s that got trampled on by the ''Series/WheelOfFortune''/''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' combo. Ironically, in New York, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x3PfZbM1W4 the show initially aired alongside ''Jeopardy!'' at 4:30 PM]]- only for ''Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow'' to come along. ''Jeopardy!'' got the juicy 7:00 PM slot (''Wheel'' would join it on WABC in 1990)- whereas ''Card Sharks'' got demoted to late-nights.

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** The Rafferty run was just one of many other syndicated games in the mid-to-late 80s that got trampled on by the ''Series/WheelOfFortune''/''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' combo. Ironically, in New York, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x3PfZbM1W4 the show initially aired alongside ''Jeopardy!'' Jeopardy at 4:30 PM]]- only for ''Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow'' to come along. ''Jeopardy!'' ''Jeopardy'' got the juicy 7:00 PM slot (''Wheel'' would join it on WABC in 1990)- whereas ''Card Sharks'' got demoted to late-nights.

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** Tom Bergeron was offered to host the 2001 revival but turned it down.


* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The NBC version aired at 10:00 a.m. and was pulling in commendable ratings for its slot. To accommodate Creator/DavidLetterman's morning talk show (more on that below), Fred Silverman moved it to Noon where many local affiliates chose to pre-empt it for newscasts. ''Card Sharks'' was cancelled fifteen months later.
** The Rafferty run was just one of many other games in the mid-to-late 80s that got trampled on by the ''Series/WheelOfFortune''/''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' combo. Ironically, in New York, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x3PfZbM1W4 the show initially aired alongside ''Jeopardy'' at 4:30 PM]]- only for ''Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow'' to come along. ''Jeopardy'' got the juicy 7:00 PM slot (''Wheel'' would join it on WABC in 1990)- whereas ''Card Sharks'' got demoted to late-nights.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ScrewedByTheNetwork:
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The NBC version aired at 10:00 a.m. and was pulling in commendable ratings for its slot. To accommodate Creator/DavidLetterman's morning talk show (more on that below), Fred Silverman moved it to Noon where many local affiliates chose to pre-empt it for newscasts. ''Card Sharks'' was cancelled fifteen months later.
** The Rafferty run was just one of many other syndicated games in the mid-to-late 80s that got trampled on by the ''Series/WheelOfFortune''/''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' combo. Ironically, in New York, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x3PfZbM1W4 the show initially aired alongside ''Jeopardy'' ''Jeopardy!'' at 4:30 PM]]- only for ''Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow'' to come along. ''Jeopardy'' ''Jeopardy!'' got the juicy 7:00 PM slot (''Wheel'' would join it on WABC in 1990)- whereas ''Card Sharks'' got demoted to late-nights.

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