Updated version of the 1969-1974 NBC game show. Three contestants competed to answer trivia questions, with scoring in dollars. The game was interrupted at certain intervals for Instant Bargains, which allowed the player in the lead to buy a prize at a discounted prize (e.g., a $795 stereo color TV for $6), always at the risk of later losing the game; and a new feature, the "Fame Game," where the host read first-person clues leading to the identity of a person, place, thing, etc., with the winner having a chance to earn cash, a bonus prize or add to his score with the choice of one of nine numbers. The player with the highest score could elect to use his score money to buy specially-discounted luxury items (e.g., a $4,500 diamond-studded Swiss watch for $120), or accumulate his score money by winning future games and having access to either a luxury car, an escalating jackpot which began at $50,000 and increased by $1,000 per show until won, or everything on stage. Later in the show's... Written by
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Did You Know?
Tim Hollerin of Connecticut was the show's biggest winner. In around mid-1985, he took home cash and other prizes to the value of $166,875. It was at that same time that one of Tim's friends who congratulated him and wildly hugged Summer Bartholomew was indeed former "Saturday Night Live" alum and comedian Kevin Nealon. See more
Describing a watch on the last episode: It also tells time...
During the end credits of the final episode, there are some shots of the control room. As the Reg Grundy logo appears, the director does a final countdown until the end of the program. See more
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