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pyrfan

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« on: January 31, 2004, 11:45:55 AM »
I saw on TV Tome a partial episode guide for the first year of "The $10,000 Pyramid,"
and for the seventh week, they list five different female celebrities playing against Dick
Shawn: Betty White, Vicki Lawrence, Cloris Leachman, Carol Lawrence, and Bernadette
Peters. This listing seems fishy to me for a number of reasons, not the least of which is
that when Betty made her first visit to the 25K in 1982, she said that she had never played
in New York at all. Does this week with Dick Shawn sound familiar to anyone?


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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2004, 12:46:05 PM »
That would explain xanfan.com's list doesn't say who played against him.  Not having looked at the TV Tome guide, I would speculate that Betty White was scheduled to play and listed in TV Guide, but something came up between the press release and the taping date.  I know that has happened before.  (I know, I know, why don't they tape the shows first and then report who played?  I assume there's some reason they can't.)
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2004, 01:12:55 PM »
Here's what it said in that week's TVG "Dick Shawn is among the guests. Host: Dick Clark."  That same week, over on NBC in the same time slot, Betty White and Beverly Garland were the guests on Dick Enberg's "Baffle" Dutifully attending school at the time, I did not actually see either program.
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GSFan

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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2004, 09:11:17 PM »
Dick Shawn did do a week of Pyramid in NYC in the spring or summer of 1973.  To the best of my recollection, he played the game with one female opponent although I don't remember who that was.

I'm confident that Betty White never played the game in NYC.

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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2004, 09:18:56 PM »
[quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' date=\'Jan 31 2004, 11:12 AM\'] Here's what it said in that week's TVG "Dick Shawn is among the guests. Host: Dick Clark."  That same week, over on NBC in the same time slot, Betty White and Beverly Garland were the guests on Dick Enberg's "Baffle" Dutifully attending school at the time, I did not actually see either program. [/quote]
 That...is a whole lotta Dick.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2004, 09:44:28 PM »
Didn't the first year of $10K Pyramid tape in LA? I know it aired for CBS.

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2004, 09:52:35 PM »
[quote name=\'whoserman\' date=\'Feb 2 2004, 09:44 PM\'] Didn't the first year of $10K Pyramid tape in LA? I know it aired for CBS. [/quote]
 A handful of weeks of $10K Pyramid did tape at CBS TV City, but most of the CBS 70s run taped in NYC.

Kevin Prather

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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2004, 09:56:18 PM »
Was this week in question one of the said handful?

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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2004, 08:55:12 AM »
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Was this week in question one of the said handful?


As far as we know, no.  We've determined there were likely just weeks of shows from LA - one week with Barbara Feldon and John Schuck, one week with Ed Asner and Sandy Duncan, and one week with "Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice" vs "MASH".  All of those weeks (with the exception of maybe one episode) have been run on GSN, and originally aired in November 1973.
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