Updated version of the 1973-1977 game show, where female contestants select gift boxes on stage in the hopes of winning cash and prizes.


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Cast overview:
Geoff Edwards ...
 Host (1981-1982)
Emile Autuori ...
 Bonded Security Agent (as Emil Autouri)
Jan Speck ...
 Model (1981-1982)
Johnny Jacobs ...
 Announcer (September 1981-January 1982)
Tony McClay ...
 Announcer (January-September 1982)


In the second syndicated version of "Treasure Hunt," two female contestants were selected from the audience to open a surprise package on stage. One of the boxes was empty; the other contained a pop-up jack-in-the-box. The contestant selecting the latter box got to choose one of 66 surprise boxes on stage, each containing a cash amount and an unknown prize. After host Edwards revealed the cash amount (between $700 to $1,000), he offered the opportunity for the contestant to keep the cash or take whatever was inside the box. Prizes ranged from cars, trips, furs and jewelry, furniture and appliances ... or they could be "klunks" (worthless nonsense prizes). Inside one of the boxes was a check for $20,000 (plus $1,000 for each show it was not claimed up to $50,000). Whatever the contestant's choice, Edwards then led a skit aimed at making the contestant believe she had won a "klunk." Whatever the outcome, that contestant was declared champion and received opportunities to participate ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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14 September 1981 (USA)  »

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Follows Treasure Hunt (1956) See more »

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A very good show that I loved a lot
24 April 2006 | by (Seymour Tennessee) – See all my reviews

I am a big fan of Chuck Barris and all of his works The Dating Game and of course, the Newlywed Game. But also I loved Treasure Hunt, this Let's Make a Deal rip-off. As only women contestants were allowed on the show. And no male contestants as women were better suited for the "torture" part of the show. But also provided better reactions for contestants. Geoff Edwards was a funny host and very nutty. When it came down to the skits It is indeed Let's Make a Deal with skits and only women. If they went for the box over the money, they would win prizes. But however, if they didn't get a prize, they got "klunked" or get a cheaper prize. Or better yet. Get ripped-off!

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