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Card Sharks 

Hosted by Jim Perry, were contestants are asked questions about how 100 people answered a poll question then played a card game where they tried to guess whether the next card drawn from a deck in a sequence would be higher or lower.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jim Perry Jim Perry ...  Himself - Host 871 episodes, 1978-1981
Janice Baker Janice Baker ...  Herself - Card Dealer 870 episodes, 1978-1981
Gene Wood Gene Wood ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 864 episodes, 1978-1988
Lois Hamilton ...  Herself - Card Dealer 605 episodes, 1979-1981
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Storyline

In 1978 NBC debuted "Card Sharks" and it features two(2) contestants, one(1) a champion competed. The host read a question asked of 100 people in a certain group (e.g., mothers-to-be, homecoming queens & Congressmen). The questions could be serious, funny, cute ... but were always interesting. The 1st contestant had to predict how many of those 100 people answered a certain way, while his or her opponent had to guess whether the actual figure was higher or lower. The contestant who was correct played a card game based on Acey-Deucey; he or she was shown their base card (they could play it or change it) and had to guess whether the next card was higher or lower than the previous one(1) card. {The Playing Cards ranked from Ace(High) to 2(Low)}. Any incorrect judgment (miscall or mistake) or a duplicate card had the overturned cards except the base card discarded and allowed the opponent a chance at his/her row of cards (no change of the base card allowed); players could "freeze" at any ... Written by Ben Hallums <Benhallums1@aol.com>

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Genres:

Family | Game-Show

Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

カード・シャークス See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(864 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (1978-1981)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the Money Cards, a "double" (or having the next card be the same value as the previous one) used to lose the contestant money. Enough contestants cried foul, and eventually it became a push in 1981. See more »

Goofs

On one taping, a contestant during sudden death turned over an Ace as her middle card and immediately called lower. The person in charge of the lights anticipated that she had won and started blinking almost immediately after Jim Perry turned over her last card...which was another Ace. See more »

Quotes

Host: What do you do for a living?
Contestant: I'm a social chemist.
Host: Really? What's a social chemist?
Contestant: Bartender.
[audience laughs]
Contestant: Well, if a garbage man can be a sanitation engineer, I can be a social chemist!
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Connections

Referenced in Idol (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Card Sharks Theme
(1978-1981)
Previously used as theme from Double Dare (1976)
Written by Edd Kalehoff (BMI)
Performed by Edd Kalehoff & The Score Production Band
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Fun game show
16 July 2006 | by Catherine_Grace_ZehSee all my reviews

First off, I must say that this is a fun game show. Also, since I'm 24, I haven't seen every episode. However, I do know the show very well. Every time I've watched it, I've had a lot of fun playing along and watch. Despite the fact that it's finished its run, this makes me long to be a contestant. The thing I like most about it are the questions. Despite the fact that I don't know that many answers, I still have fun playing along. I hope the Game Show Network keeps it on 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. Now, in conclusion, I hope that you catch it one day before it goes off the air for good


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