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Matt Ottinger

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Kathy Najimy on Pyramid
« on: March 09, 2010, 07:00:02 PM »
I've been asked if I can locate a 1985 episode of Pyramid with actress Kathy Najimy as a regular, civilian contestant.  Is this something that would have ever aired on GSN?  If any of you have it, or can point me to it, or can at least tell me what you know about it (such as who the celebrity partners might have been), I would be ever so grateful.
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Vahan_Nisanian

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 07:37:01 PM »
Kathy Najimy's episode on The New $25,000 Pyramid originally aired on July 31, 1985. Celebrity players were Constance McCashin & LeVar Burton.

And no, GSN has never shown this episode. USA Network has though, twice in fact (once in 1989, and again in 1994).

Matt Ottinger

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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 07:55:10 PM »
[quote name=\'gameshowlover87\' post=\'237238\' date=\'Mar 9 2010, 07:37 PM\']USA Network has though, twice in fact (once in 1989, and again in 1994).[/quote]
Raising the possibility that someone has it.

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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010, 08:44:03 PM »
[quote name=\'gameshowlover87\' post=\'237238\' date=\'Mar 9 2010, 07:37 PM\']Kathy Najimy's episode on The New $25,000 Pyramid originally aired on July 31, 1985. Celebrity players were Constance McCashin & LeVar Burton.[/quote]
Who was the announcer du jour?
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2010, 12:21:21 PM »
[quote name=\'Don Howard\' post=\'237245\' date=\'Mar 9 2010, 07:44 PM\'][quote name=\'gameshowlover87\' post=\'237238\' date=\'Mar 9 2010, 07:37 PM\']Kathy Najimy's episode on The New $25,000 Pyramid originally aired on July 31, 1985. Celebrity players were Constance McCashin & LeVar Burton.[/quote]
Who was the announcer du jour?
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This comment got me wondering (again) about why there was never a regular announcer on '80s Pyramids. Was it just down to Bob Stewart being unwilling or unable to schedule around announcer availability?
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010, 10:59:12 AM »
[quote name=\'Unrealtor\' post=\'237496\' date=\'Mar 13 2010, 01:21 PM\'][quote name=\'Don Howard\' post=\'237245\' date=\'Mar 9 2010, 07:44 PM\'][quote name=\'gameshowlover87\' post=\'237238\' date=\'Mar 9 2010, 07:37 PM\']Kathy Najimy's episode on The New $25,000 Pyramid originally aired on July 31, 1985. Celebrity players were Constance McCashin & LeVar Burton.[/quote]
Who was the announcer du jour?
[/quote]

This comment got me wondering (again) about why there was never a regular announcer on '80s Pyramids. Was it just down to Bob Stewart being unwilling or unable to schedule around announcer availability?
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I think it was the Friday taping schedule (and a long day at that - ten shows taped in one day) that might have made it very unattractive for one announcer to consistently do that gig, even though there wasn't a lot of copy to read as the syndicated shows were taped (canned fee plugs). There never was a "regular" Pyramid announcer since Bob Clayton. As I recall, Steve O'Brien and Alan Kalter took turns on the remaining New York originations, then in LA, it started as Jack Clark's gig (Clark had announced the 1973 LA episodes), then later a mishmosh of Johnny Gilbert, Charlie O'Donnell, and Bob Hilton. And it got more left-field later on with Jerry Bishop, Dean Goss and Rod Roddy doing a week here and there and even Henry Polic II being brought on announce mike for a week of Davidson episodes.

That said, my best guess for the episode in question is Gilbert.

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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2010, 11:05:12 AM »
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'237241\' date=\'Mar 9 2010, 07:55 PM\'][quote name=\'gameshowlover87\' post=\'237238\' date=\'Mar 9 2010, 07:37 PM\']USA Network has though, twice in fact (once in 1989, and again in 1994).[/quote]
Raising the possibility that someone has it.

Again, me: grateful.  Ever so.
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I have that episode on tape and recorded it myself from USA.  The video is ok, but the audio is next to nothing.  If you don't find a copy in better shape, you are welcome to a copy of mine.

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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2010, 11:06:36 AM »
[quote name=\'Pyramid80\' post=\'237652\' date=\'Mar 16 2010, 11:05 AM\']I have that episode on tape and recorded it myself from USA.  The video is ok, but the audio is next to nothing.  If you don't find a copy in better shape, you are welcome to a copy of mine.[/quote]
Thank you very much, but I do have someone else who contacted me privately, so I'm all set.  Sorry for not mentioning that in the thread earlier.
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