Card Sharks (1978–1989)

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Contestants were asked questions about how 100 people answered a poll question, then played a card game where they tried to guess whether the next card in a sequence was higher or lower.

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In 1978 NBC debuted "Card Sharks" and it features two(2) contestants, one(1) a champion competed. The host read a question asked of 100 people in a certain group (e.g., mothers-to-be, homecoming queens & Congressmen). The questions could be serious, funny, cute ... but were always interesting. The 1st contestant had to predict how many of those 100 people answered a certain way, while his or her opponent had to guess whether the actual figure was higher or lower. The contestant who was correct played a card game based on Acey-Deucey; he or she was shown their base card (they could play it or change it) and had to guess whether the next card was higher or lower than the previous one(1) card. {The Playing Cards ranked from Ace(High) to 2(Low)}. Any incorrect judgment (miscall or mistake) or a duplicate card had the overturned cards except the base card discarded and allowed the opponent a chance at his/her row of cards (no change of the base card allowed); players could "freeze" at any ... Written by Ben Hallums <Benhallums1@aol.com>

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(1709 episodes)

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(1978-1981)| (1986-1989)

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Trivia

Only one contestant won the maximum $28,800 allowed in Jim Perry's version, Norma Brown in late-1978. No contestant won the max $32,000 offered in the CBS and syndicated versions, although a few contestants came close. See more »

Quotes

Host: What do you do for a living?
Contestant: I'm a social chemist.
Host: Really? What's a social chemist?
Contestant: Bartender.
[audience laughs]
Contestant: Well, if a garbage man can be a sanitation engineer, I can be a social chemist!
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Connections

Followed by Card Sharks (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Card Sharks Theme
(1986-1989)
Written by Robert Israel (BMI)
Published by TattleTales Music (BMI)
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Another great game show!!!!! Good times.....
15 September 2006 | by ((Near) D/FW Airport, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

One night, I had a deck of cards. I shuffled them up. I would create a game in a similar fashion to "It's In The Bag," with a little bit of "Card Game" thrown in there, on "The Price Is Right." I pulled out one card, where I had to guess "Higher or Lower," then pull out five more. Hopefully, I would be correct through all five of them.

Now, I have seen the tail end of this show on the old GSN back in 2000, but haven't seen how the game actually worked until just recently. It's amazing how I could find an actual game similar to one of my own creation: "Card Sharks." This was not only a great thing to watch daily back in the late 70s, but, well, it's a terrific show!!!!! (And you might want to try my game idea out, too!!!!!)

10/10


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