The 2000 remake of "Twenty-One" was an attempt to re-create the success of the game show that precipitated the infamous quiz show scandal. The rules of the remake were similar to the classic version, with several new rules. As before, two contestants, one a returning champion, were placed in separate isolation booths, and could hear nothing except when host Pauvich spoke directly to them. A category was announced, with the multiple-questions rated in difficulty from 1 to 11 points (1 being easiest, 11 being the most difficult). Each contestant alternated in answering the questions, choosing how many points they wanted to play for. Correct answers were worth the value of the question; incorrect answers were worth a strike. A new rule allowed a contestant to use a "Second Chance," meaning they could enlist the aid of a friend or relative to help answer a question; however, an incorrect answer earned the contestant two strikes. After two rounds, the game is stopped and either contestant ... Written by
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Referenced in 30 Rock: Let's Stay Together