Blockbusters (1980–1982)

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Game show which sought to resolve the question, "Are two heads better than one?" A single contestant competed against a team of two (related in some way but not married) to answer general ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Himself - Host (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
Bob Hilton ...
 Himself - Announcer (2 episodes, 1980-1981)


Game show which sought to resolve the question, "Are two heads better than one?" A single contestant competed against a team of two (related in some way but not married) to answer general knowledge questions, which allowed them to claim hexagonal boxes on a large five-by-four game board if they answered correctly. Each box had a different letter of the alphabet on it, and each question had a one-word answer beginning with whichever letter was selected by a player. The single contestant had to complete a vertical path on the board to win (a minimum of four red boxes), while the two-person team had to finish a horizontal path on the board (a minimum of five white boxes). Oftentimes, more than the minimum number of boxes were required to win a game. The first team to win a two-out-of-three-game match became the champion and played the "Gold Rush" for a chance to win $5,000 in cash. The same game board was used only with each box having one letter or as much as five initials to a phrase, ... Written by Anonymous

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27 October 1980 (USA)  »

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When the show's game winning limit was extended to twenty games, the most money anyone could win was $120,000. One family pair (Pat McCarthy and her daughter Liz) and one solo player (John Hatten) were the only contestants to win that much money. See more »


[opening spiel]
Bob Hilton: This is the battlefield for our game of speed and strategy! These are the letters which lead to victory on...Blockbusters! And here's the star of Blockbusters, Bill Cullen!
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Remade as Blockbusters (1987) See more »

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Fun to watch, bet's it's even more fun to play
21 January 2003 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

This was a good show when it was on, and the concept of the game was very original. And they couldn't have picked a better host for this show than game show great Bill Cullen. It's also one of those shows you wish you could bring back, and if it ever did come back on, I think Richard Karn (Al on "Home Improvement" & current host of "Family Feud") would be a good host.

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