Two contestants, each with a celebrity partner, must guess words from their partners' clues; then the roles are reversed. Winners face the pyramid.
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The Object of the game is simple to get to the top of the Pyramid (aka "The Winner's Circle") in the shortest time possible. But to do so, contestants must face celebrities (goes back and forth) by naming as many answers (8 things from 1973 to 1974 & 7 from 1974 to 1992) in a particular category (subject) within 30 seconds. If a contestant (the winner) wins the game and they get the right to go to the Winner's Circle to try winning the grand cash prize and in which throughout the series has ranged from $2500 to $100,000 in 60 Seconds (1 Minute) after they fail to do so, "The Cash Blocks: has ranged from 1973 to 1992 from $50 to $300 are too can be collected. The 2 Greatest popular incarnations of the series are "The $50,000 & $100,000 Pyramids", where 3 or Greatest Top Winners who've been gone on top of the pyramid in the shortest amount of time return for The Tournament and in which the grand cash prizes are in 1981, It's Worth $50,000 and from 1985 to 1992, It's Worth $100,000. Written by Ben Hallums<benhallums1@hotmail.com>

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On Monday-Friday January 19-23, 1976 saw the ABC-TV Daytime Game Show has renamed "THE $20,000 PYRAMID" with it's very slightly revised cash prize and the new game winning structure. The 1st celebrity guests on the retitled daytime game show are Jo Anne Worley & Bill Cullen on the same time slot at 2:00-2:30PM (Eastern) and on Monday-Friday January 16-20, 1978 "THE $20,000 PYRAMID" moves to 12NOON-12:30 PM (Eastern) and unfortunately the certain number of ABC-TV Network Stations (except ABC 7 Stations are still owned by the network) has local news stations to fill in this show and it's hard to see it and on June 27, 1980 and the last celebrity guest stars are Miss Lois Nettleton & Mr. Bill Cullen and ABC-TV Cancel the Show Anyway. See more »

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Host: For now, Dick Clark.
[salutes]
Host: So long.
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Tuning Up (1982 Remake)
Written by Kenneth "Ken" Aldin
Arranged by Robert "Bob" Cobert
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legendary
18 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

It didn't matter what money figure was on the name of the show, it was the best game show in my opinion of all time, very exciting and nerveracking. I know there is a new version which is the same game minus the legend host and name celebs, but I guess Dick Clark and being on network tv made it better. I really favored the 82'-88' version the $25,000 version, I being about 5 or 6 vaguely remember the last few episodes of this version, I really didn't care for the John Davidson version either. I miss those days where games ruled the tv.


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