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** The 1990s revival '''reset the pot to $0''' after each tie (each box's value was doubled instead), and made other changes which many fans disliked (mostly the BonusRound, a harder variant of the CBS version, and theme music)...to say nothing of Wayne's hosting. But then about six weeks in, the Dragon and Dragonslayer started ''[[TotallyRadical rapping their purpose]]'' and made the show nigh intolerable. Oh, and did we mention Divorced Couples Week as a November Sweeps stunt?

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** The 1990s revival '''reset the pot to $0''' after each tie (each box's value was doubled instead), and made other changes which many fans disliked (mostly the BonusRound, a harder variant of the CBS version, and theme music)...to say nothing of Wayne's hosting. But then about six weeks in, the Dragon and Dragonslayer started ''[[TotallyRadical rapping their purpose]]'' and made the show nigh intolerable. Oh, and did we intolerable.
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mention goes to Divorced Couples Couples' Week as a November Sweeps stunt?in the Wayne era. As its name implies, two divorced contestants competed against each other. The pot was gone, with an anemic $5,000 split among whichever sex won more (9-4 in favor of the men) and the BonusRound was ousted. One episode also had Wayne smarmily telling the contestants that "divorced couples can still have fun together, '''''riiiiiiight?'''''"


* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymR1rskk-_E "Crazy Fun"]], the theme song of the 1978-86 version.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymR1rskk-_E "Crazy Fun"]], the theme song of the 1978-86 version.



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* HarsherInHindsight: At the start of Thom McKee's 22nd episode, Thom said of his triumphs that he felt like Bruce Jenner. Today, that can be taken in a completely different way.

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* HarsherInHindsight: At the start of Thom McKee's [=McKee's=] 22nd episode, Thom said of his triumphs that he felt like Bruce Jenner. Today, that can be taken in a completely different way.

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* HarsherInHindsight: At the start of Thom McKee's 22nd episode, Thom said of his triumphs that he felt like Bruce Jenner. Today, that can be taken in a completely different way.


** For a time in 1983, the BonusRound required players to accumulate $1,000 ''exactly'', and going over made finding Tic and Tac the only other option to win. Thankfully, that didn't last long.

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** For a time in 1983, the BonusRound required players to accumulate $1,000 ''exactly'', and going over made finding Tic and Tac the only other option to win. Thankfully, that didn't last long.


** ScrappyMechanic:

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** For a time in 1983, the BonusRound required players to accumulate $1,000 ''exactly'', and going over made finding Tic and Tac the only other option to win. Thankfully, that didn't last long.
** The 1990 revival changed the rules involving tie games. In all previous versions, when a tie game happened, the pot would carry over to the next round with the contestants playing nine new categories. In the revival, the money in the pot reset to 0 in the event of a tie, and the next round would be played for double the stakes. This is hated by fans because it means the second round can potentially be worth ''less'' than the first one. The first round can be worth at most $5000, but the second round can be worth at least ''$3000'', and that did happen a few times during the show.


** Jay Stewart previously announced for ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' from 1964 to 1977, and later went on to announce for ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' from 1983 to 1988 and ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' from 1984 to 1986. Incidentally, original ''Deal'' host Monty Hall previously worked for Barry & Enright as host of ''Series/TwentyOne'' during the Summer of 1958, and later returned to the conpany in 1987 to host an unsold pilot for a revival of ''Series/QueenForADay'',.

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** Jay Stewart previously announced for ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' from 1964 to 1977, and later went on to announce for ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' from 1983 to 1988 and ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' from 1984 to 1986. Incidentally, original ''Deal'' host Monty Hall previously worked for Barry & Enright as host of ''Series/TwentyOne'' during the Summer of 1958, and later returned to the conpany in 1987 to host an unsold pilot for a revival of ''Series/QueenForADay'',.''Series/QueenForADay''.


** Jay Stewart previously announced for ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' from 1964 to 1977, and later went on to announce for ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' from 1983 to 1988 and ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' from 1984 to 1986. Incidentally, original ''Deal'' host Monty Hall previously worked for Barry & Enright as host of ''Series/TwentyOne'' during the Summer of 1958.

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** Jay Stewart previously announced for ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' from 1964 to 1977, and later went on to announce for ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' from 1983 to 1988 and ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' from 1984 to 1986. Incidentally, original ''Deal'' host Monty Hall previously worked for Barry & Enright as host of ''Series/TwentyOne'' during the Summer of 1958.1958, and later returned to the conpany in 1987 to host an unsold pilot for a revival of ''Series/QueenForADay'',.


* FunnyMoments: At the end of a 1983 episode, Wink [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK7sH8jJ4eE dons a hat]] sent in by a fan that was so large it covered his whole head. He then spends the entire credit roll blindly fumbling through the set, nearly running into the gameboard, tripping over himself at the contestants' entry point, and bumping into one of the contestants.

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* FunnyMoments: FunnyMoments:
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At the end of a 1983 episode, Wink [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK7sH8jJ4eE dons a hat]] sent in by a fan that was so large it covered his whole head. He then spends the entire credit roll blindly fumbling through the set, nearly running into the gameboard, tripping over himself at the contestants' entry point, and bumping into one of the contestants.contestants.
** On some occasions during the contestant plug, Charlie would remind the viewer "Make sure it's a postcard".


** Many fans' opinions of the Caldwell season. The numerous red boxes that dragged the gameplay down by this point didn't help. The redone set and recolored logo, however, are often seen as nice and less harsh on people's eyes (it's been stated that the new set was needed because Wink's set was falling apart by the time he left).

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** Many fans' opinions of the Caldwell season. The numerous red boxes that dragged the gameplay down by this point didn't help. The Inverted with the redone set and recolored logo, however, logo--those are often seen as nice and less harsh on people's eyes (it's been stated that the new set was needed because Wink's set was falling apart by the time he left).

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** Gene Rayburn was previously the announcer/sidekick on ''Series/TheTonightShow Starring Creator/SteveAllen'' and he later hosted ''Series/MatchGame'' from 1962 to 1969 and from 1973 to 1982 in daytime, as well as hosting a nighttime version of the show from 1975-81.
** Wink Martindale previously hosted ''Series/{{Gambit}}'' from 1972 to 1976, as well as a Las Vegas-based revival from 1980 to 1981.
** Bill Wendell later announced for ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' (1969-74), ''Series/ToTellTheTruth'' (1972-77), and ''Series/LateNight with Creator/DavidLetterman'' (1982-93).
** Jay Stewart previously announced for ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' from 1964 to 1977, and later went on to announce for ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' from 1983 to 1988 and ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' from 1984 to 1986. Incidentally, original ''Deal'' host Monty Hall previously worked for Barry & Enright as host of ''Series/TwentyOne'' during the Summer of 1958.
** Charlie O'Donnell previously announced on ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' from 1975 to 1980 before doing a second run from 1989 to 2010. Incidentally, original ''Wheel'' hostess Susan Stafford was also working for Barry & Enright around the same time in the position of vice president for public relations. She was also Dan Enright's companion for many years.


** Patrick Wayne, he of [[NoIndoorVoice "YOU WIIIIIIIN!"]] infamy. Every bit as wooden when interviewing or reading the questions, but SuddenlyShouting when a contestant blocked or won. [[http://illustriousgameshowpage.com/winkconversation.html According to Wink Martindale]], he ''did' study tapes of Wink's shows for weeks on end, and to his credit he did show some growth as a host while the series progressed. But the numerous other flaws with this version didn't help.

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** Patrick Wayne, he of [[NoIndoorVoice "YOU WIIIIIIIN!"]] infamy. Every bit as wooden when interviewing or reading the questions, but SuddenlyShouting when a contestant blocked or won. [[http://illustriousgameshowpage.com/winkconversation.html According to Wink Martindale]], he ''did' ''did'' study tapes of Wink's shows for weeks on end, and to his credit he did show some growth as a host while the series progressed. But the numerous other flaws with this version didn't help.



** Many fans' opinions of the Caldwell season. The numerous red boxes that dragged the game play down by this point didn't help. The redone set and recolored logo, however, are often seen as nice and less harsh on people's eyes (it's been stated that the new set was needed because Wink's set was falling apart by the time he left).

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** Many fans' opinions of the Caldwell season. The numerous red boxes that dragged the game play gameplay down by this point didn't help. The redone set and recolored logo, however, are often seen as nice and less harsh on people's eyes (it's been stated that the new set was needed because Wink's set was falling apart by the time he left).


** Patrick Wayne, he of [[NoIndoorVoice "YOU WIIIIIIIN!"]] infamy. Every bit as wooden when interviewing or reading the questions, but SuddenlyShouting when a contestant blocked or won.

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** Patrick Wayne, he of [[NoIndoorVoice "YOU WIIIIIIIN!"]] infamy. Every bit as wooden when interviewing or reading the questions, but SuddenlyShouting when a contestant blocked or won. [[http://illustriousgameshowpage.com/winkconversation.html According to Wink Martindale]], he ''did' study tapes of Wink's shows for weeks on end, and to his credit he did show some growth as a host while the series progressed. But the numerous other flaws with this version didn't help.

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* {{Narm}}: The melodramatic intro to the 1990 version, saying how the game "intrigued a nation".

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