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 ... See full summary »
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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 Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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3 January 1983 (USA)  »

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The Fame Game board started out using pictures of famous actors, actresses, and TV stars, hence the game's name. Eventually it was changed to being numbered 1-9 (possibly to save time in having to tell everyone who was who). The game was changed further when each money card was revealed one by one by Summer Bartholomew and flashing lights would bounce randomly and the contestant who had control had to hit his/her buzzer to try to hit one of them. See more »

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Announcer: Describing a watch on the last episode: It also tells time...
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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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Version of Hopp oder Top (1990) See more »

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Fun game show
6 August 2008 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

I used to watch this show when I was a little girl. First off, I must say that it was a fun game show. Also, I don't think I've seen every episode. However, if you ask me, it was still a good show. I remember the show very vaguely. In addition, it was fun to play along and watch. I hope some network brings it back so I can play along and watch again. If that happens, I will be really happy. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that I'll always remember this show in my memory forever, even though I haven't seen every episode. Now, in conclusion, if some network ever brings it back, I hope that you catch it one day before it goes off the air for good.


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