Two contestants, each with a celebrity partner, must guess words from their partners' clues; then the roles are reversed. Winners face the pyramid.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



16   14   13   11   10   6   … See all »
1991   1988   1987   1986   1985   1984   … See all »
17 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Match Game 73 (1973–1982)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The five-day-a-week syndicated successor to the popular CBS game show, where two contestants compete to match fill-in-the-blank phrases with those of the celebrities.

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Brett Somers
Family Feud (1976–1985)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two families compete by trying to outguess the opponents about survey results.

Stars: Richard Dawson, Gene Wood, Laurie Walters
Jeopardy! (TV Series 1984)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A quiz show with a twist: contestants are provided with the answers. But what are the right questions?

Stars: Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Jimmy McGuire
Family Feud (1988–1995)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

"Family Feud" was one of the most popular game shows on TV, but after nine years with Richard Dawson as host, ratings were starting to slip. In 1986, producers decided that the "Family Feud... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Combs, Gene Wood, Jackie Stallone
Jeopardy! (1964–1975)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The classic game show with a twist; the answers are revealed, but it's up to the contestants to supply the questions. Three contestants, including a returning champion, competed. Six ... See full summary »

Stars: Art Fleming, Don Pardo, Mel Brooks
Weakest Link (2001–2003)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In this hybrid of "Inquizition" and "Survivor," contestants test their trivial mettle as a team and against each other. After each round of play, the team votes out the most expendable ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne Robinson, John Cramer, Anthony Anderson
Family Feud (TV Series 1999)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Hosted by Steve Harvey, two families battle it out by answering survey questions for a chance to win $20,000 and, after 5 wins, a new car.

Stars: Burton Richardson, John O'Hurley, Steve Harvey
Deal or No Deal (2005–2009)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

26 sums of money, 26 suitcases and one question: Deal or no deal

Stars: Sara Bronson, Tameka Jacobs, Howie Mandel
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The original British version of the quiz show that's become a worldwide hit. Host Chris Tarrant asks hopeful contestants a series of questions, each more difficult than the last. As the ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Tarrant, Eamonn Holmes, Stephen Fry
Password Plus (1979–2012)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Revised version of the verenable Goodson-Todman game show, where celebrity-contestant teams try to convey passwords.

Stars: Allen Ludden, Bill Cullen, Patty Duke
The Newlywed Game (1966–1974)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The original version of the long-running game show, hosted by veteran host Bob Eubanks. Newlywed husbands and wives would take turns answering (often risque) questions while their spouses ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Eubanks, Johnny Jacobs, Scott Beach
Let's Make a Deal (TV Series 2009)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Hosted by Wayne Brady, this reboot of the classic game show features costumed contestants who are offered deals and must choose to keep what they have or trade for the possibility of winning big.

Stars: Wayne Brady, Jonathan Mangum, Rob Marrocco Jr.
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Host / ... (1,189 episodes, 1973-1988)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Game-Show

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 March 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The $20,000 Pyramid  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(1973-1987)| (1987-2004)| (2012-Present)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Bonus Game originally included a 4th line of 4 Categories (Subjects) on the bottom line are worth $25. The Producers didn't realize that's really unworkable through testing activities until days before on-the-air debut broadcast so they covered the bottom line of 4 Subjects completely. See more »

Quotes

Host: For $2500/5000/10,000/15,000/20,000/25,000/50,000/100,000... here is your first subject... GO!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Josh Hutcherson/HAIM (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Tuning Up (1982 Remake)
Written by Kenneth "Ken" Aldin
Arranged by Robert "Bob" Cobert
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The $20,000 Pyramid (1976-1980)
5 September 1999 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

After 4 seasons of winning $10,000 and the title & the value are both changed & raised into $20,000 for "THE $20,000 PYRAMID!" It debuted on January 19, 1976 and the 2 teams are now playing in 2 parts instead of the full Qualifying Round. The 6 subjects on the "Play-A-long Pyramid" was shown. Each subject contains of 7 things to be describe them and also an question for each of the 6 subjects can be read by the host. The Team has 30 seconds to describe number of things to score. However, When the team scores 7 out of 7 that'll be the perfect score of the same number 7. The 1st team scores the most points wins, Otherwise that'll score 21 wins $1000 and going to "The Winner's Circle" for 2 cash rewards. The 1st tryout is worth $10,000 and the 2nd and last tryout was $15,000 and later tried for $20,000. one of each member of the team has 60 seconds to give a list of things from the related subject that collects the value on the pyramid in the following: 3 subjects worth $50, 2 Subjects worth $100 and 1 subject worth $200. The Possible total was $500 as same as the bonus cash of the new feature card called "The BIG 7!" One Member of the team shouldn't use/give a thing into the description in 2 things (Play-Along Pyramid & The Winner's Circle) will might sound a "Cuckoo" and the thing removed from it in several unoccasional ways. ABC-TV finally cancelled the program in 1980.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Bleeped out a politically incorrect statement dweeness
Worst Drubbing lunatikacilum
Need to find MY episode: LaVar + Lynn Redgrave itsmargochanning
How can I find a clip of my episode? eligruber
Game Show Network - July 9, 2009 johnharrold
Model of the Pyramid set... cbtemple
Discuss The $10,000 Pyramid (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page