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Being a stunt-based show, it should be no surprise that Beat the Clock has racked up its fair share of fun moments.

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    Bud Collyer (1950-61) 
  • (Nothing as of yet, but here just in case.)

    Jack Narz (1969-72) 
  • The first episodes of this run didn't have the chosen letter duplicated under the card. Once, a couple chose the "L" and the Money Board subsequently read "BEAT THE C_OCK". So if you've ever wondered why there were duplicate letters under each card for most of the run, there you go.

    Gene Wood (1972-74) 
  • (Nothing as of yet, but here just in case.)

    Monty Hall (1979-80) 
  • December 1979: The Clock "breaks"!
    Monty: According to our Clock, we have all day.
    Mary Ann Mobley: That Clock knows how difficult this [stunt] is!
    Monty (as the Clock fixes itself): All right, now if the Clock will get out of the ad-libbing business [and] let it leave it to the kids...
  • One stunt had contestants bouncing tennis balls to knock over targets. The tennis balls were getting everywhere, the buzzer goes off and suddenly there's a loud CRASH!!! Apparently a tennis ball knocked a light bulb loose from behind the clock and sent it to the floor.
    Monty: I don't know what happened but you'll pay for this!

    Gary Kroeger (2002-03) 
  • (Nothing as of yet, but here just in case.)


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