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
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The highest scoring main games on the record (through some amazing tie-breakers) occurred on The Friday July 4 (Independence Day), 1975 Broadcast of "THE $10,000 PYRAMID" and that features Lucie Arnaz
& Anson Williams
with the score of 45-44 & The Monday June 12, 1978 Broadcast of "THE $20,000 PYRAMID" with the score of 43-42 and that features Sandy Duncan
and Nipsey Russell
. The celebrity guest star 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) out of general time of "The Winner's Circle" is 60 Seconds. See more
Bob Clayton: Keep your eye on this spot. You're about to see one celebrity and one contestant to 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!"
Spoofed in The $50,000 Climax Show
Tuning Up (1982 Remake)
Written by Kenneth "Ken" Aldin
Arranged by Robert "Bob" Cobert See more