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 drawn from a deck in a sequence would be higher or lower.
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 Himself (5 episodes, 1980)
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Jack Clark ...
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Allen Ludden ...
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Jim Perry ...
 Himself - Host (3 episodes, 1978-1981)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 1980)
Tom Kennedy ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Herself - Contestant (2 episodes, 1986)
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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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Family | Game-Show

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TV-G
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24 April 1978 (USA)  »

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(1709 episodes)

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(1978-1981)| (1986-1989)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the first ten months on CBS, Bob Eubanks would ask on average no more than eight questions per show. Jim Perry, who hosted the NBC version, would ask as many as ten, maybe eleven questions. It may be inferred that the reason for fewer questions on the CBS version is because of Eubanks and the contestants consuming unnecessary time for interaction. 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

Referenced in Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the BFD (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Card Sharks Theme
(1986-1989)
Written by Robert Israel (BMI)
Published by TattleTales Music (BMI)
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decent game show
16 November 2002 | by (Old Hickory, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

You can't really play along with this game show but it keeps you on the edge of your seat to see what cards are revealed to the contestants and how they do. They had a neat little theme with a cute little rhyme, a few different ones so overall this isn't the best game show but it's a good one. I saw it a while back on the game show network not sure if they still air though.


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