80s Game Shows by chrisivision

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IngramB
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Runner(s)-Up:

AlexanderD
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Quiz Description

Big Bucks, No Whammies! Stop! If that sounds familiar this quiz is for you. This is dedicated to everyone who turned on USA when they came home from school. On your mark, get set, GO!!

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Questions:

Ice cream truck driver Michael Larsen famously memorized the Press Your Luck light sequence for a big CBS payday. Within $2000, how much did he win?

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$110,237

Fill in the two blanks to the Double Dare rules Marc Summers read daily on the show (which he famously ripped the cue cards for once he memorized it): "I'm going to ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer or think the other team doesn't have a clue, you can dare them to answer it for double the money. But be careful, because they can double dare you back for ____ ____ the dollars, and then you either have to answer the question or take the ______ ______."

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Four times, physical challenge

Just Men! was a short lived 13 week daytime game show on NBC which became notable for its female host, who was typically seen on game shows as a panelist or celebrity partner rather than a host. She became the first woman to earn a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host and was also the only woman to win it until Meredith Vieira in 2005. Who hosted Just Men!?

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Betty White

There were 14 Price is Right pricing games to debut in the 1980s which are still played today. Name at least 7. You are allowed to list up to 10 of which 7 are required to be right to get this question right. (Some notable games to debut in that decade but have since been retired are The Phone Home Game, Super Ball!!, Bump and Super Saver.)

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Barker's Bargain Bar/Bargain Game, Grand Game, Now...or Then, Check Game, Check-Out, Pick-a-Pair, Plinko, Master Key, One Away, Pathfinder, Credit Card, Spelling Bee, Make Your Move, 2 for the Price of 1

By the time the Richard Dawson era of Family Feud ended, what was the winning dollar total a family had to achieve in order to play Fast Money?

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400

On 6/20/80, three NBC game shows aired their final shows in order to make way for David Letterman's new ill-fated morning show the following Monday. Name 2 of them.

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High Rollers, Chain Reaction, Hollywood Squares

Barry & Enright's game shows of the 80s liked to feature bonus rounds based on pure luck where the object was to reach $1000. On Tic Tac Dough and The Joker's Wild, what were the 2 things you had to "Beat" and "Face" in the bonus round?

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The Dragon, The Devil

On Finders Keepers, the winning team got to go on a "Room-to-Room Romp" where they had to find a certain number of hidden objects in order to win the grand prize (typically a trip to Space Camp). Original host Wesley Eure and cameramen alike had to make sure not to get trampled over. How many rooms were required to win the grand prize?

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6

What venerable announcer, most famously associated with Goodson-Todman shows, was the primary announcer for Family Feud, Super Password, and Card Sharks?

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Gene Wood

What is the game show that featured the following introduction? "This is the battlefield for our game of speed and strategy. These are the letters that lead to victory on... _______!"

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Blockbusters

Name 2 of the 3 hostesses of Jim Perry's version of $ale of the Century. The first one lasted a few months, the next one was hostess for approximately a year and a half, and the last one became the hostess most identified with the show lasting until the show's cancellation.

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Sally Julian, Lee Menning, Summer Bartholomew

The dean of game show hosts, Bill Cullen, made what is widely regarded as his final national TV appearance on a game show he had once hosted a version for in 1987. Name it.

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The $25,000 Pyramid