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The $10,000 Pyramid (TV Series 1973–1991) Poster

(1973–1991)

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"THE $10,000 PYRAMID" debuted on Monday-Friday March 26-30, 1973 on CBS-TV at 10:30-11:00AM (Eastern) and the host is/was Dick Clark "America's Oldest Teenager" taking/took over for "The (All-(New)) Price is Right (1972)" Starring Bob Barker to the Afternoon Time Slot at 3:00-3:30 PM (Eastern).
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Faltering ratings that prompted CBS to prematurely cancel the show on Friday March 29, 1974 with/and the last celebrity guests/guest stars are Carol Channing & Soupy Sales. After a mere absence of just 5 Weekdays for taking/took over by Mark Goodson-Bill Todman-Frank Wayne's "NOW YOU SEE IT (1974)" on CBS-TV Starring Jack Narz on the same time slot what '$10,000' was/is/has been placed for "The (All-(New)) Price is Right (1972)", The show returned on ABC-TV on Monday-Friday May 6-10, 1974 at 4:00-4:30PM (Eastern) as "THE (NEW) $10,000 PYRAMID" with/and the 1st celebrity guests/guest stars are Anne Meara and Soupy Sales and replaces/replaced "Love American Style (in the Afternoon) (1971)" from 1969 to 1974 Nighttime Broadcasts of the same show and now the point score of each subject has/is lowered from 8 to 7 and the winning point from 24 to 21. On September 9-15, 1974 An 1-Weekly Nighttime Pyramid has/is released it's/was called "THE $25,000 PYRAMID" for the syndicated purpose in the prime-access time slot of 7:30-8:00 PM (Eastern) and the host is Bill Cullen & The same 1st celebrity guests/guest stars from ABC-TV 's "THE (NEW) $10,000 PYRAMID" are Anne Meara & William Shatner and Distributed by A VIACOM PRESENTATION and lasted to September 3-9, 1979 and the last celebrity guest stars are Elaine Joyce & Tony Randall and where the contestant with the celebrity guest star to 1st Try For $10,000 and The 2nd Try for $15,000 + 10,000 = $25,000 Cash Total for the same winning team for both 2 parts.
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The 1st celebrity guests/guest stars on the debut weekday broadcast of "THE $10,000 PYRAMID" on CBS-TV are June Lockhart & Rob Reiner; Rob Reiner went on/go on to become the first celebrity guest star with his civilian partner named Mr. Bob Lyon to successfully climb to the top of The Big $10,000 Pyramid aka "THE WINNER'S CIRCLE" (his winning clue for the $200 Subject is "Things With A Hole" was/is "Doughnuts") on Friday March 30, 1973 and he wins $10,000 within less than 60 Seconds (1 Minute.)
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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.
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On Monday-Friday January 12-16, 1976, "THE $10,000 PYRAMID" on ABC-TV and the last celebrity guest stars of "$10,000 PYRAMID" are Jo Ann Pflug & Soupy Sales and the following weekday is/are/was/were Monday-Friday January 19-23, 1976 we all saw/see the ABC-TV Daytime Game Show has/is renamed the show's title & it's own value and becoming/became "THE $20,000 PYRAMID" with it's very slightly raised/raising the cash value and the new winning game structure and the 1st Tryout to The Winner's Circle is still worth $10,000 in Cash, The 2nd Tryout to The Winner's Circle is worth $15,000 in Cash and the 3rd and all tryouts is worth $20,000 in Cash. The 1st celebrity guests/guest stars on the re-titled 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 fills in for the canceled Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Game Show "THE BETTER SEX (1977)" and also unfortunately the certain number of ABC-TV Network Stations (except ABC 7 Stations are still owned by the network) has/are all local news stations to fill in this show and it's hard to see it and on Monday-Friday June 23-27, 1980 and the last celebrity guest stars are Miss Lois Nettleton & Mr. Bill Cullen and ABC-TV Cancel the Show Anyway and "THE FAMILY FEUD (1976)" taking/took over the same time slot and starring Richard Dawson.
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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/this features/featuring/featured 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/this features/featuring/featured Sandy Duncan and Nipsey Russell. The celebrity guest star with his/her civilian partner, who was/is able to win at The Big $20,000 Pyramid in the quickest time on record was/is Billy Crystal on Friday December 2, 1977 with an amazing 26 seconds (while a few others have done it/do it/did it in 30 seconds) out of general time of "The Winner's Circle's" 60 Seconds (1 Minute.)
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The Bonus Game (WINNER'S CIRCLE) originally included a 4th line of 4 Categories (Subjects) on the bottom line is/are worth $25. The Producers/The Executive Producers didn't realize that's/this really unworkable/failure through a series of testing activities until the number of days before on-the-air debut broadcast so they covered the bottom line of 4 Subjects completely with a strong piece of sheet of gold and covering entirely and then/now 3 Subjects is/are worth $50, 2 Subjects is/are worth $100 & 1 Subject is/was worth $200 from 1973 to 1980 on both CBS-TV & ABC-TV as the same values "THE CASH BLOCKS" on "THE $50,000 PYRAMID (1981)" for the clock goes up and instead of down for "The Best Player of The Week" will go to win A Bonus Prize and going to win 1st for $5000, 2nd for $10,000 and during that/this time all winners will try for The Big Cash Reward of $50,000 for the tournament of winners.
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In December 1975 on "THE $10,000 PYRAMID's" Popular Celebrity Guest Star is/was Sandy Duncan whom tear the strip of one (1) of the two (2) chairs before beginning the winner's try for $10,000 and in September 1977 on "THE $20,000 PYRAMID's" Popular celebrity guest star William Shatner was/is dropped from his role as a favorite guest star when he screamed and threw/throw a chair out of the winners circle in disgust when he lost the bonus round (The Winner's Circle) to an contestant (The Returning Winner named Stephanie.)
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On The 4 Syndicated editions (1974-79, 1981, 1985-88 & 1991-92) on many local television station markets, the daytime network editions and the weekly and daily syndicated editions of Pyramid aired the same day for THE (1st) $25,000 & $100,000 PYRAMIDS {September 9, 1974-79 & 1985} except both separate releases in 1981 for "THE $50,000 PYRAMID" and in 1991 for "THE NEW $100,000 PYRAMID" Starring John Davidson.
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According to Dick Clark in the episode that aired on Memorial Day (1988) (at :22) the same studio where they film/tape "THE $10,000, $25,000 & $100,000 PYRAMIDS" is/are where "All in the Family," "The Carol Burnett Show" and Dinah Shore's "Dinah!" were/are all filmed/taped at CBS TELEVISION CITY- STUDIOS 31 & 33 (aka THE BOB BARKER STUDIO.)

Nathan Cook & Shelley Smith were/are the celebrity guest stars during the game which apparently aired on Tuesday May 31 (Memorial Day,) 1988 on CBS-TV. Just days before this/that Nathan Cook died. Contestants were/are returning champ/winner Caroline and rival Sherri and the Prize of The "MYSTERY 7" was/is an (analog) home computer.
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