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 December 23-27, 1974 ABC-TV's "THE $10,000 PYRAMID" has welcomed a new time-slot at 2:00-2:30PM (Eastern) and the new bonus subject card called "THE BIG 7" in which the team picked a category (subject) where it's hidden behind somewhere on The Play-Along Pyramid in the main game, The civilian contestant (Winner/Rival) would be going to win a bonus prize (December 23, 1974-January 24, 1975: A Vacation & Other Prizes as possible and from January 27, 1975 to June 27, 1980: The New Reward of THE BIG 7 is $500 Cash and an option through January 23, 1976 The Team gets 7 points or less is worth $25) within any 1 of 3 Plays in 30 Seconds. See more »

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Host: For now, Dick Clark.
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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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My TV show review: "The $100,000 Pyramid..."
8 September 2006 | by ((Near) D/FW Airport, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

Television has produced many kinds of "The (insert big amount here) Pyramid," but the most notable version of all is the one that had given away $100,000, and that had taken place from 1985 to 1988 with "The $100,000 Pyramid," hosted by Dick Clark (there was also a 1991 version with a different host). Anyways, there were two teams, each consisting of an Average Joe or Plain Jane contestant alongside a celebrity (most of them have already used up their 10 seconds of fame; LOL). It's almost like "Password," except there are six categories, each having word clues that one must read out while the other tries to guess!!!!! The winner with the most points goes on to the "Winner's Circle," for a chance at 100 grand!!!!!

GSN shows this Monday through Friday at 10:30 in the morning. Despite those stupid split screens, you can see the original 10 second commercials retained!!!!! And now, to close, a funny moment from the show:

Dick Clark: "We're playing for a 1958 Chevrolet Chevette!!!!!"

Man in back: "85! 85!"

(Dick Clark dies of laughter) LOL

10/10


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