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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The reason for the format change in Season 2, detailed in FollowTheLeader above. This is a case of TropesAreNotBad as fans preferred the second format to the first.

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The reason for the format change in Season 2, detailed in FollowTheLeader above. This is a case of TropesAreNotBad Administrivia/TropesAreNotBad as fans preferred the second format to the first.

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The reason for the format change in Season 2, detailed in FollowTheLeader above. This is a case of TropesAreNotBad as fans preferred the second format to the first.


* FollowTheLeader: General Debt in the first season was a clear {{Expy}} of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', down to Wink reminding how much time was left in the round (though Alex would routinely say "less than a minute" while Wink says "less than two minutes"); Merv Griffin sued Disney over it, forcing the change in format for season 2.

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* FollowTheLeader: General Debt in the first season was a clear {{Expy}} of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', down to Wink reminding how much time was left in the round (though Alex would routinely say "less than a minute" while Wink says "less than two minutes"); Columbia [=TriStar=] Television, which succeeded Merv Griffin Enterprises as production company in 1994, sued Disney over it, forcing the change in format for season 2.


* FollowTheLeader: General Debt in the first season was a clear {{Expy}} of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', down to Wink reminding how much time was left in the round (though Alex would routinely say "less than a minute" while Wink says "less than two minutes"); Sony sued Disney over it, forcing the change in format for season 2.

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* FollowTheLeader: General Debt in the first season was a clear {{Expy}} of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', down to Wink reminding how much time was left in the round (though Alex would routinely say "less than a minute" while Wink says "less than two minutes"); Sony Merv Griffin sued Disney over it, forcing the change in format for season 2.


* FollowTheLeader: General Debt in the first season was a clear {{Expy}} of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', down to Wink reminding how much time was left in the round (though Alex would routinely say "less than a minute" while Wink says "less than two minutes").
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: ''Debt'' hasn't been rerun since it ended in 1998.

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* FollowTheLeader: General Debt in the first season was a clear {{Expy}} of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', down to Wink reminding how much time was left in the round (though Alex would routinely say "less than a minute" while Wink says "less than two minutes").
minutes"); Sony sued Disney over it, forcing the change in format for season 2.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: ''Debt'' It hasn't been rerun since it ended in 1998.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Rumors floated around during the run about possibly moving it into syndication or even the broadcast network schedules (as it was produced by Creator/{{Disney}}[=/=]Creator/{{ABC}}'s syndication division, then known as Buena Vista TV; they also held half a stake in Lifetime, and still do, albeit now under A&E's auspices), with an increased prize budget (up to and including a grand prize of a contestant's entire ''mortgage'' being paid off). Outside of a few test reruns on local stations, nothing ever materialized. (Consider that one year after ''Debt'' got canned, ABC premiered the total opposite of this show, ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''; if ''Debt'' had gone on ABC, it would've been a interesting matchup.)

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Rumors floated around during the run about possibly moving it into syndication or even the broadcast network schedules (as it was produced by Creator/{{Disney}}[=/=]Creator/{{ABC}}'s syndication division, then known as Buena Vista TV; they also held half a stake in Lifetime, and still do, albeit now under A&E's auspices), with an increased prize budget (up to and including a grand prize of a contestant's entire ''mortgage'' being paid off). Outside of a few test reruns on local stations, nothing ever materialized. (Consider that one year after ''Debt'' got canned, ABC premiered the total opposite of this show, ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''; if ''Debt'' had gone on ABC, it would've been a an interesting matchup.)


* FollowTheLeader: General Debt was a clear {{Expy}} of Series/{{Jeopardy}}, down to Wink reminding how much time was left in the round (though Alex would routinely say "less than a minute" while Wink says "less than two minutes").

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* FollowTheLeader: General Debt in the first season was a clear {{Expy}} of Series/{{Jeopardy}}, ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', down to Wink reminding how much time was left in the round (though Alex would routinely say "less than a minute" while Wink says "less than two minutes").

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* FollowTheLeader: General Debt was a clear {{Expy}} of Series/{{Jeopardy}}, down to Wink reminding how much time was left in the round (though Alex would routinely say "less than a minute" while Wink says "less than two minutes").


* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Wink Martindale was best known for his work on ''Series/{{Gambit}}'' in the 1970s and ''Series/TicTacDough'' in the 1980s.
** This was one of several games on which [[Series/FindersKeepers Larry Toffler]] competed as a contestant...'''after''' his hosting gig.
** Frank Nicotero (of ''Series/StreetSmarts'' fame) was a contestant on the show -- and he won!


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Rumors floated around during the run about possibly moving it into syndication or even the broadcast network schedules (as it was produced by Creator/{{Disney}}[=/=]Creator/{{ABC}}'s syndication division, then known as Buena Vista TV; they also held half a stake in Lifetime, and still do, albeit now under A&E's auspices), with an increased prize budget (up to and including a grand prize of a contestant's entire ''mortgage'' being paid off). Nothing ever materialized. (Consider that one year after ''Debt'' got canned, ABC premiered the total opposite of this show, ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''; if ''Debt'' had gone on ABC, it would've been a interesting matchup.)

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Rumors floated around during the run about possibly moving it into syndication or even the broadcast network schedules (as it was produced by Creator/{{Disney}}[=/=]Creator/{{ABC}}'s syndication division, then known as Buena Vista TV; they also held half a stake in Lifetime, and still do, albeit now under A&E's auspices), with an increased prize budget (up to and including a grand prize of a contestant's entire ''mortgage'' being paid off). Nothing Outside of a few test reruns on local stations, nothing ever materialized. (Consider that one year after ''Debt'' got canned, ABC premiered the total opposite of this show, ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''; if ''Debt'' had gone on ABC, it would've been a interesting matchup.)


** This was one of several games that [[Series/FindersKeepers Larry Toffler]] competed on as a contestant...'''after''' his hosting gig.

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** This was one of several games that on which [[Series/FindersKeepers Larry Toffler]] competed on as a contestant...'''after''' his hosting gig.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Hasn't been reran since it ended in 1998.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Hasn't ''Debt'' hasn't been reran rerun since it ended in 1998.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Rumors floated around during the run about possibly moving it into syndication or even the broadcast network schedules (as it was produced by Creator/{{Disney}}/Creator/{{ABC}}'s syndication division, then known as Buena Vista TV; they also held half a stake in Lifetime, and still do, albeit now under A&E's auspices), with an increased prize budget (up to and including a grand prize of someone's entire ''mortgage'' being paid off). Nothing ever materialized. (Consider that one year after this show got canned ABC premiered the total opposite of this show, ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''; if it had gone on ABC, it would've been a interesting matchup.)

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Rumors floated around during the run about possibly moving it into syndication or even the broadcast network schedules (as it was produced by Creator/{{Disney}}/Creator/{{ABC}}'s Creator/{{Disney}}[=/=]Creator/{{ABC}}'s syndication division, then known as Buena Vista TV; they also held half a stake in Lifetime, and still do, albeit now under A&E's auspices), with an increased prize budget (up to and including a grand prize of someone's a contestant's entire ''mortgage'' being paid off). Nothing ever materialized. (Consider that one year after this show ''Debt'' got canned canned, ABC premiered the total opposite of this show, ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''; ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''; if it ''Debt'' had gone on ABC, it would've been a interesting matchup.)


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Rumors floated around during the run about possibly moving it into syndication or even the broadcast network schedules (as it was produced by Creator/{{Disney}}/Creator/{{ABC}}'s syndication division, then known as Buena Vista TV; they also held half a stake in Lifetime, and still do, albeit now under A&E's auspices), with an increased prize budget (up to and including a grand prize of someone's entire ''mortgage'' being paid off). Nothing ever materialized. (Consider that one year after this show got canned ABC premiered the total opposite of this show, WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire; if it had gone on ABC, it would've been a interesting matchup.)

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Rumors floated around during the run about possibly moving it into syndication or even the broadcast network schedules (as it was produced by Creator/{{Disney}}/Creator/{{ABC}}'s syndication division, then known as Buena Vista TV; they also held half a stake in Lifetime, and still do, albeit now under A&E's auspices), with an increased prize budget (up to and including a grand prize of someone's entire ''mortgage'' being paid off). Nothing ever materialized. (Consider that one year after this show got canned ABC premiered the total opposite of this show, WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire; ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''; if it had gone on ABC, it would've been a interesting matchup.)


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Rumors floated around during the run about possibly moving it into syndication or even the broadcast network schedules (as it was produced by Creator/{{Disney}}/Creator/{{ABC}}'s syndication division, then known as Buena Vista TV; they also held half a stake in Lifetime, and still do, albeit now under A&E's auspices), with an increased prize budget (up to and including a grand prize of someone's entire ''mortgage'' being paid off). Nothing ever materialized.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Rumors floated around during the run about possibly moving it into syndication or even the broadcast network schedules (as it was produced by Creator/{{Disney}}/Creator/{{ABC}}'s syndication division, then known as Buena Vista TV; they also held half a stake in Lifetime, and still do, albeit now under A&E's auspices), with an increased prize budget (up to and including a grand prize of someone's entire ''mortgage'' being paid off). Nothing ever materialized. (Consider that one year after this show got canned ABC premiered the total opposite of this show, WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire; if it had gone on ABC, it would've been a interesting matchup.)


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Rumors floated around during the run about possibly moving it into syndication or even the broadcast network schedules (as it was produced by Creator/{{Disney}}-Creator/{{ABC}}'s syndication division, then known as Buena Vista TV; they also held half a stake in Lifetime, and still do, albeit now under A&E's auspices), with an increased prize budget (up to and including a grand prize of someone's entire ''mortgage'' being paid off). Nothing ever materialized.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Rumors floated around during the run about possibly moving it into syndication or even the broadcast network schedules (as it was produced by Creator/{{Disney}}-Creator/{{ABC}}'s Creator/{{Disney}}/Creator/{{ABC}}'s syndication division, then known as Buena Vista TV; they also held half a stake in Lifetime, and still do, albeit now under A&E's auspices), with an increased prize budget (up to and including a grand prize of someone's entire ''mortgage'' being paid off). Nothing ever materialized.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Rumors floated around during the run about possibly moving it into syndication or even the broadcast network schedules (as it was produced by Creator/{{Disney}}-Creator/{{ABC'}}s syndication division, then known as Buena Vista TV; they also held half a stake in Lifetime, and still do, albeit now under A&E's auspices), with an increased prize budget (up to and including a grand prize of someone's entire ''mortgage'' being paid off). Nothing ever materialized.

to:

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Rumors floated around during the run about possibly moving it into syndication or even the broadcast network schedules (as it was produced by Creator/{{Disney}}-Creator/{{ABC'}}s Creator/{{Disney}}-Creator/{{ABC}}'s syndication division, then known as Buena Vista TV; they also held half a stake in Lifetime, and still do, albeit now under A&E's auspices), with an increased prize budget (up to and including a grand prize of someone's entire ''mortgage'' being paid off). Nothing ever materialized.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Rumors floated around during the run about possibly moving it into syndication or even the broadcast network schedules, with an increased prize budget (up to and including a grand prize of someone's entire ''mortgage'' being paid off). Nothing ever materialized.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Rumors floated around during the run about possibly moving it into syndication or even the broadcast network schedules, schedules (as it was produced by Creator/{{Disney}}-Creator/{{ABC'}}s syndication division, then known as Buena Vista TV; they also held half a stake in Lifetime, and still do, albeit now under A&E's auspices), with an increased prize budget (up to and including a grand prize of someone's entire ''mortgage'' being paid off). Nothing ever materialized.

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