The object of the game is simple...to get to the top of the Pyramid (aka "Winner's Circle") in the shortest time possible. But to do so, contestants must face celebrities (and vice versa) by naming as many answers in a particular category as possible within 30 seconds. If a contestant wins the main game, they get the right to go to the Winner's Circle to try for the grand prize, which throughout the series has ranged from $10,000 to $25,000. The most popular incarnation of the series has been "The $100,000 Pyramid", where three top contestants who have gone to the pyramid in the shortest amount of time return for a Tournament Of Champions, which the grand prize is $100,000. Written by
The highest scoring main games on record (through some amazing tie-breakers) occurred during the Friday, July 4, 1975 broadcast featuring Lucie Arnaz and Anson Williams with a score 45-44 and the Monday, June 12, 1978 episode with a score 43-42 featuring Sandy Duncan and Nipsey Russell. The celebrity guest, with his civilian partner, who was able to win at the big pyramid in the quickest time on record was Billy Crystal in November 1977 with an amazing 26 seconds (while a few others have done it in 30 seconds). See more »
Keep your eye on this spot. You are about to see one celebrity and one contestant step into this circle, with a chance to win $10,000 in less than a minute. Ladies and Gentlemen, THIS IS "THE $10,000 PYRAMID"!
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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
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