Win Ben Stein's Money (1997–2002)

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Jeopardy-like game show featuring Ben Stein as both a host and a contestant. The second and third rounds of the game are played by Ben Stein himself as he tries to defend "his" money ... See full summary »

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Jeopardy-like game show featuring Ben Stein as both a host and a contestant. The second and third rounds of the game are played by Ben Stein himself as he tries to defend "his" money against the lowly contestants. Written by Joe Pranevich <knight@wwaves.com>

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'Stein, Ben' originally wanted the prize pot to be $10,000, but it wasn't clear at that time how often he would win. The powers that be chose a more conservative number, $5,000. See more »

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Best Game Show There Is
31 October 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

With the possible exception of The Millionaire, which has only been on a few times and is not a regular series. Unlike Trebek, Sajak, and all those other phonies who pretend they actually knew the answer that none of the contestants did, Ben Stein is the real deal. He plays along and admits that he doesn't always know the answers (though he knows most of em). And unlike the silly Jeopardy show, contestants dont have to phrase their answers in the form of a question (which is truly idiotic). Jimmy Kimmel (who also co hosts the immensely entertaining Man Show) is a funny guy and a good co-host too. My only objection is that the prize budget should be higher.


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