One contestant and one celebrity partner played against another contestant and another celebrity partner in a game of puns. Play began with the host randomly selecting one of 100 computer (punch)cards from a spinning wheel and placed into an electronic scanning machine. Each card had one player (who would try to solve a puzzle) and one point value (between 300-1000) programmed into it, and the player selected by the machine would select one of six clues about a person, place, or thing. If the player guessed correctly, the points were added to the player's "bank", otherwise another card would be selected and play would continue until the puzzle was solved. A "Blankety Blank" was a pun with the punchline removed, such as: The tornado that hit the pretzel factory was a real ____. (Answer: Twister) If the contestant and celebrity partner answered correctly, all the points in their bank would become dollars for the contestant and the opponents would get a Strike. A contestant that lost ... Written by
Bill Cullen's New Game Will Puzzle You - And Amuse You
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Only two episodes of this series are known to still exist, the unaired pilot and the premiere episode. The rest of the series is believed to be lost. See more
Performed by Bob Cobert See more