The Joker's Wild (1972–1991)

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A long-running quiz show hosted by TV veteran Jack Barry, and later by Bill Cullen. In this show, contestants would have to answer questions on a wide variety of topics, with the prize ... See full summary »

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1991 | 1978 | 1974 | unknown
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Pat Finn ...
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A long-running quiz show hosted by TV veteran Jack Barry, and later by Bill Cullen. In this show, contestants would have to answer questions on a wide variety of topics, with the prize money determined by a slot machine-style device. The winning contestant could then move on to a bonus round, where they would play a slot machine for a chance at even bigger prizes, but with the risk of losing everything. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Family | Game-Show

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4 September 1972 (USA)  »

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Originally, the bonus round featured prizes on the wheels. The contestant got a spin, and each window showed a different prize. The player could take the prizes, or make one more spin (they couldn't keep some prizes and spin others; it was all or nothing). Some of the prizes had circles around them; if all three windows showed circles, the player won a car. Very soon after it started, the circles were removed; instead; a car (or boat) was added to one of the wheels as a prize. Later, the wheels showed "Jokers and Devils", and soon after, dollar amounts and devils, which is how it stayed for the remainder of its CBS run and its syndicated run. See more »

Quotes

[opening announcement]
Announcer: From Television City in Hollywood, here's the game where Knowledge Is King and Lady Luck Is Queen! It's "The Joker's Wild"! And now, here is the host of our show, JACK BARRY!
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Featured in The Sopranos: Made in America (2007) See more »

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The Joker's Jive (Version B)
1974-1975 CBS Theme/1977-1978 Syndicated Close
Written by Alan Thicke
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Fun game show
18 July 2006 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

First off, I must say that this is a fun game show. Also, since I'm 24, I haven't seen every episode. However, I do know the show very well. Every time I've watched it, I've had a lot of fun playing along and watching. Despite the fact that it's finished its run, this makes me long to be a contestant. The thing I like most about it are the questions. Despite the fact that I don't know that many answers, I still have fun playing along. I hope the Game Show Network keeps it on so I can play along and watch again. If that happens, I will be really happy. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that I'll always remember this show in my memory forever. Now, in conclusion, I hope that you catch it one day before it goes off the air for good.


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