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  • Funny Moments: On the July 4, 1975 episode, a chandelier whacked Ruta Lee in the head just as she came onstage. Alex actually considered stopping tape, but declined when Ruta insisted that she was fine.
    Alex: (after coming back from commercial) Don't worry about a thing, Ruta. Your hair looks fine, and the double vision will clear up within the half-hour.
  • Most Annoying Sound: The really weird sound heard in the first Trebek era when doubles were rolled.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: Applies to the quiz booklet included in the original 1975 Home Game issued by E.S. Lowe (a subsidiary of Milton Bradley). A good chunk of the questions were completely incoherent or made absolutely no sense, and once enough people complained, the remaining unsold copies were pulled from the shelves and a new version, with a completely rewritten quiz book (most questions were true-false or multiple-choice) written by competent writers, was released. The dice portion of the game was left intact from the show's rules at the time (numbers on a standard gameboard with prizes hidden beneath each number, rather than the more famous rules of numbers scattered randomly on a 3-by-3 board with prizes underneath each column).
    • No Problem with Licensed Games: The 1988 Parker Brothers box game was incredibly faithful to the Martindale version (even including some of the minigames) and had a Q&A booklet that made sense from the get go.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!:
    • The maingame was overhauled on April 26, 1976 to "Face Lifters" — the removed numbers now revealed parts of a famous face, with a correct identification winning the game and any prizes remaining on the board. The show, trying to win over viewers it had no chance of winning over, was canned seven weeks later.
    • The minigames in the Martindale era, which ground gameplay nearly to a halt. One match could easily spread three episodes.
    • In the late 2000s or so, Merrill Heatter attempted to revamp the show as Dice Fever, hosted by Aussie Deal or No Deal host Andrew O'Keefe. The biggest major difference was that there was no quiz element, and even more disturbingly this was one of the show's selling points.


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