A revival of the classic game show featuring host Monty Hall. In this show, contestants are given unusal tasks to complete within a limited amount of time. Rather than requiring brain power... See full summary »
A revival of the classic game show featuring host Monty Hall. In this show, contestants are given unusal tasks to complete within a limited amount of time. Rather than requiring brain power of muscle power, the assignments frequently rewarded physical dexterity, lack of inhibitions and plain old luck. Contestants who succeeded in beating the clock won cash and prizes, and became eligible for the bonus rounds. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The January 17, 1980 episode was the only one where two men competed against two women. For the first two shows of that week, 'Charlie Brill' and 'Mitzi McCall' competed against 'Bobby Van (I)' and 'Elaine Joyce (I)'; on the third show, the women switched partners. As Brill had not won any of the six stunts he performed with the two women on the first three days, it was decided to pair him with Van on the fourth day. See more »
Ah- the late 70's. I just witnessed this for the first time on the wonderful Game Show Network which continues to unearth forgotten gems like this. A remake of the same show from two earlier decades and now hosted by the slightly sinister Monte Hall; Beat The Clock is basically variations on tag team relays. In this episode Monte was sporting an ill fitting black and brown plaid blazer that looked more 'mod' than disco era. This time the star contestants were Mary Ann Mobley and hubby Gary Collins who were pitted against the great John Astin and Patti Duke Astin. The winnings are distributed amongst the bubbly audience members. The object in these random acts of silly skill games seemed designed by someone who must've been chemically enhanced. The colorful sets and insane synthesizer soundtrack add to the giddy surrealism that remind me of a more subdued Pee Wee's Playhouse.
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