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Russian Roulette 

Contestants compete in a hybrid general knowledge quiz-game of chance, where incorrect answers could literally cause them to drop out of the game.
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2003   2002  

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Burton Richardson Burton Richardson ...  Himself - Announcer 70 episodes, 2002-2003
Mark L. Walberg ...  Himself - Host / ... 70 episodes, 2002-2003
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Four contestants all who stand at podiums arranged in a "Weakest Link"-type circle competed in this hybrid general knowledge quiz-game of chance, where incorrect answers could literally cause them to drop out of the game. Host Walberg posed multiple choice questions to the contestants. Correct answers were worth cash, while an incorrect answer placed him/her at risk for elimination thusly: That contestant pulled a lever, activating a series of lighted circles; if the lighted circle stopped at a vulnerable contestant, a trap door opened beneath that player, eliminating him/her from further competition and causing them to lose all their winnings. The last contestant remaining was the show's champion, received their cash winnings (and those of eliminated opponents), and moved on to the bonus round, where they have the potential to win up to $100,000 (though most daily winners won between $5,000 and $10,000. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Watch Your Step!

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USA

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English

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3 June 2002 (USA) See more »

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Host: That's an incorrect answer. Jason, you lose all your money to Pat. chimes Oh, wow. I was going to say It's time to play Russian Roulette, but that sound means time is up. excited Pat, on the last question, You are our champion!Looks at Jason Jason, You're gone.
Contestant: Sound of Pit unlocking, turning red, then Jason drops.
Host: Wow, Pat. I didn't think you'd get a chance to play!to camera We'll be right back. Pat is going to put his skill, money, and luck to the test. When we come back. Stay tuned. heavy ...
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It's a fun show to watch
7 January 2003 | by Carmen-5See all my reviews

The show is a simple one, but a fun one nevertheless. The questions aren't too hard overall so it's pretty easy to play along. And, I gotta say, watching contestants fall through trapdoors is just fun to watch.

I read they fall about six feet to the padding below. Well, you'd have to figure it's got to be a descent drop since the contestant vanishes out of sight.

This is one of my favorite Game Show Network Originals. I have fun playing along and watching contestants take the fall. Mark makes a good host. He keeps the the show on pace and interacts well with the contestants.

Give this show a chance and just have some fun viewing!


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