"Beat the Clock," one of television's all-time classic game shows, was revived in the fall of 2002 as an entry on the Pax Television Network. Three couples, all married, dating or otherwise related, competed. The team which completes the show's opening stunt first gets 10 points and the right to assign three individual stunts (for which vague descriptions were read). Each stunt had to be completed within 30 seconds (or 40, if they answer a two-part general knowledge question correctly). The stunts were just like those seen in previous versions of the show -- perhaps balancing jars full of coins on a teetering board, sifting ping pongs out of a sorter, so only the red ones remained or finding three hot dogs buried in condiments while blindfolded. Completing the stunt earned the team 10 points, plus additional points depending on time remaining. Each team's score determined their placement in another three-way stunt, of which only the first two teams to complete it will stay in the game... Written by
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Make sure you're on time, every time,
To BEAT THE CLOCK!