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** The replacement of Wink Martindale with Jim Caldwell, an infomercial host with no prior game show experience; Caldwell would frequently mis-gender upcoming contestants, mispronounce or misread questions requiring a correction from the off-screen judge, and on one occasion, had to be reminded to shuffle the categories before the game by ''one of the contestants.'' While he did improve somewhat as his season went on, the show was already on its way out.
** Patrick Wayne as host of the 1990 version, who to this day is the go-to example of "bad game show host" among fans[[note]]although in fairness to Wayne, there have been plenty of hosts who were even worse both before and since[[/note]]. Wayne's NoIndoorVoice style of hosting--shouting "IS RIGHT!", "YOU BLOCK!", or "YOU WIN!" after virtually every correct answer--quickly became grating.

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** The replacement of Wink Martindale with Jim Caldwell, an infomercial host with no prior game show experience; Caldwell would frequently mis-gender upcoming contestants, mispronounce or misread questions requiring a correction from the off-screen judge, and on one occasion, had to be reminded to shuffle the categories before the game by ''one of the contestants.'' While he did improve somewhat as his season went on, the show was already on its way out.
** Patrick Wayne as host of the 1990 version, who to this day is the go-to example of "bad game show host" among fans[[note]]although in fairness to Wayne, there have been plenty of hosts who were even worse both before and since[[/note]]. Wayne's NoIndoorVoice style of hosting--shouting "IS RIGHT!", "YOU BLOCK!", or "YOU WIN!" after virtually every correct answer--quickly became grating.


* WhatAnIdiot: On one of the surviving episodes hosted by Jay Jackson, the show starts with an interrupted game. The champion has X's in the left corners and the opponent has an O in the center box. One would think that the champ would go for the easy victory by picking "Pot Luck" in the middle left, but he goes for a "Civil War" question in the lower right instead. He gets his turn back and ''again'' ignores the same spot to choose a square that blocks his opponent. Had this version not been rigged, Jay would have at least tried to talk him out of both selections.

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* WhatAnIdiot: On one of the only surviving episodes hosted by Jay Jackson, Jackson episode, the show starts with an interrupted game. The champion has X's in the left corners and the opponent has an O in the center box. One would think that the champ would go for the easy victory by picking "Pot Luck" in the middle left, but he goes for a "Civil War" question in the lower right instead. He gets his turn back and ''again'' ignores the same spot to choose a square that blocks his opponent. Had this version not been rigged, Jay would have at least tried to talk him out of both selections.


* WhatAnIdiot: On one of the surviving episodes hosted by Jay Jackson, the show starts with an interrupted game. The champion has X's in the left corners and the opponent has an O in the center box. One would think that the champ would go for the easy victory by picking "Pot Luck" in the middle left, but he goes for a "Civil War" question in the lower left instead. He gets his turn back and ''again'' ignores the same spot to choose a square that blocks his opponent. Had this version not been rigged, Jay would have at least tried to talk him out of both selections.

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* WhatAnIdiot: On one of the surviving episodes hosted by Jay Jackson, the show starts with an interrupted game. The champion has X's in the left corners and the opponent has an O in the center box. One would think that the champ would go for the easy victory by picking "Pot Luck" in the middle left, but he goes for a "Civil War" question in the lower left right instead. He gets his turn back and ''again'' ignores the same spot to choose a square that blocks his opponent. Had this version not been rigged, Jay would have at least tried to talk him out of both selections.


* WhatAnIdiot: On one of the surviving episodes hosted by Jay Jackson, the show starts with an interrupted game. The champion has X's in the left corners and the opponent has an O in the second box. One would think that the champ would go for the easy victory by picking "Pot Luck" in the middle left, but he goes for a "Civil War" question in the lower left instead. He gets his turn back and ''again'' ignores the same spot to choose a square that blocks his opponent. Had this version not been rigged, Jay would have at least tried to talk him out of both selections.

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* WhatAnIdiot: On one of the surviving episodes hosted by Jay Jackson, the show starts with an interrupted game. The champion has X's in the left corners and the opponent has an O in the second center box. One would think that the champ would go for the easy victory by picking "Pot Luck" in the middle left, but he goes for a "Civil War" question in the lower left instead. He gets his turn back and ''again'' ignores the same spot to choose a square that blocks his opponent. Had this version not been rigged, Jay would have at least tried to talk him out of both selections.

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* WhatAnIdiot: On one of the surviving episodes hosted by Jay Jackson, the show starts with an interrupted game. The champion has X's in the left corners and the opponent has an O in the second box. One would think that the champ would go for the easy victory by picking "Pot Luck" in the middle left, but he goes for a "Civil War" question in the lower left instead. He gets his turn back and ''again'' ignores the same spot to choose a square that blocks his opponent. Had this version not been rigged, Jay would have at least tried to talk him out of both selections.


** Special mention goes to Divorced Couples' Week 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. The final episode of said week also had Wayne smarmily telling the contestants during the closing that "divorced couples can still have fun together, '''''riiiiiiight?'''''"

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** Special mention goes to Divorced Couples' Week in the Wayne era. As its name implies, two divorced contestants competed against each other. The pot was gone, with a flat $2,000 awarded to the winning contestant in each game, plus an anemic $5,000 bonus split among whichever sex won more (9-4 in favor of the men) and the BonusRound was ousted. The final episode of said week also had Wayne smarmily telling the contestants during the closing that "divorced couples can still have fun together, '''''riiiiiiight?'''''"


** Special mention goes to Divorced Couples' Week 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?'''''"

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** Special mention goes to Divorced Couples' Week 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 The final episode of said week also had Wayne smarmily telling the contestants during the closing that "divorced couples can still have fun together, '''''riiiiiiight?'''''"

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*** Though it was probably pre-recorded, Wink trips over himself just before Charlie O'Donnell delivers his closing spiel stating that "''Series/TicTacDough'' is a Creator/JackBarry and Dan Enright production", and yet Charlie doesn't lose his composure while saying it.


** 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.


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