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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 870 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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Family | Game-Show

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1978 (USA) 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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Trivia

Bob Eubanks appeared on the show to promote his show All Star Secrets (1979). 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 Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the BFD (2008) 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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