Chuck Barris-produced revival of the 1950s quiz show of the same name, where contestants selected boxes and could win either worthless junk, luxury prizes or thousands of dollars in cash.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Geoff Edwards ...
 Host (1973-1977)
Emile Autuori ...
 Bonded Security Agent (as Emil Autouri)
Sivi Aberg ...
 Assistant
Jane Nelson ...
 Assistant
Nomi DeVargas ...
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 Model (1973-1974)
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Tony Cacciotti ...
 Various (1973-1974) (1973 - 1974)
Johnny Jacobs ...
 Announcer (1973-1977)
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In this revival of the 1956 Jan Murray-hosted quiz show, two(2) female contestants are given separate opportunities to choose one(1) of 30 boxes (Surprise Packages) onstage. Before each segment, three females are selected from the studio audience from these 10 contestants to open special boxes onstage. Two(2) are empty, but the woman contestant choosing the one with a pop-up flower boquet is given an opportunity to select a box. Each box contains a cash amount {Secret Packet} (ranging from $500 to $2,000) and an unknown item. That unknown could be a prize (a car, trip, jewelry, furniture, fur, etc.), a "klunk" (a worthless, nonsense prize) or the checks are ranging from $5000 to $25,000. The contestant can either choose to keep the cash or trade it for the contents of the box. Before the contents of the box are revealed, a series of skits are performed to make the contestant believe she chose a klunk. At the end of each show, Emile Autouri announces the box containing the $25,000 ... Written by Ben Hallums<Benarowe@charter.net>

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12 August 1973 (USA)  »

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There were never any male contestants on the show. Producers were afraid of how a man might react in a worst case scenario, so they decided to use women only as contestants. See more »

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Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, this bonded security agent has just placed a certified check for $25,000 in one of these thirty surprise packages. Tonight, someone may win any one of our fabulous prizes...or that grand prize of $25,000 on..."THE NEW TREASURE HUNT"!
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Followed by Treasure Hunt (1981) See more »

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Loved Treasure Hunt as a kid!!
11 April 2005 | by (Seymour Tennessee) – See all my reviews

I used to love this show as a kid! I also used to and still kind of do have a crush on Geoff Edwards. He was funny and goofy trying to pry into making the contestants' emotions run wild. The reason there was no male contestants and only female contestants is because men wouldn't like to be "klunked"(a term coined by Geoff himself)and females make better contestants Chuck Barris has said. And men would want to beat up Geoff perhaps in a "dark alley!". But Geoff was perfect for the show and if there was ever a remake, he should host it and only Geoff himself!! I hope and pray that GSN like another person has said on this board will unleash this show and put it on the air. Really, really soon and bad!!


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