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isucgv

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Multiple ways for the champ to lose?
« on: August 01, 2020, 01:13:09 PM »
I’ve been watching Scrabble lately, and it made me think about this topic.  The champion on Scrabble (at least in the last format) could lose either the crossword game or the Scrabble Sprint round and leave the show.  Are there other shows where the champ can be defeated more than one way?  I couldn’t think of any but there must be more than one.  I guess you could make the case for 3 way $0 ties on Jeopardy! but that wasn’t exactly the thought I had in mind.

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Re: Multiple ways for the champ to lose?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 01:34:42 PM »
The format of "Password" was tinkered with in 1975 so that the civilian champion would join three other players on stage as the celebrities gave clues to very simple passwords. The civilians would buzz in to guess. Two correct guesses, later three, would allow the player to play classic Password. The current champion could be eliminated from play here or lose playing the classic game. The best thing about this version of the game was its theme, IMHO.
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Re: Multiple ways for the champ to lose?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 02:56:44 PM »
I thought of Bicentennial Password, but Lange Lifetime had two ways to not come back tomorrow.
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Re: Multiple ways for the champ to lose?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 03:42:13 PM »
Master Minds/Best Ever Trivia Show has a bit of that, too.
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Re: Multiple ways for the champ to lose?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 04:08:51 PM »
The current champion could be eliminated from play here or lose playing the classic game.

I think the loser of the classic Password game was brought back to the qualifying round table in the next match.

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Re: Multiple ways for the champ to lose?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 04:40:54 PM »
Sale of the Century did but only if you got to the car in the Winner’s Big Money Game and didn’t get it.

I’m operating under the assumption that for the sake of discussion we’re not counting shows that eliminate a contestant after a round of play, such as Joker 90 or the first Jeopardy revival?

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Re: Multiple ways for the champ to lose?
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 04:54:41 PM »
Didn't you retire from the daytime Name That Tune if you lost the Golden Medley?
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Re: Multiple ways for the champ to lose?
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2020, 05:18:04 PM »
Didn't you retire from the daytime Name That Tune if you lost the Golden Medley?

According to Wiki, yes; it was when the Medley was five tunes to win.

Would have liked to find a better source but the only other one I went to was Curt Alliaume’s now-archived site and it wasn’t a lot of help (although I don’t blame Curt for that, because it barely qualified as a 1975 game show as it joined Winning Streak and Jeopardy on the cancel boat and if I’m not mistaken, much of it doesn’t exist anyway).
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Re: Multiple ways for the champ to lose?
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2020, 04:06:55 PM »
I think the loser of the classic Password game was brought back to the qualifying round table in the next match.

In the Betty White/Vicki Laurence episode in which the Big Money Lightning Round ended at $0, both players went back to the table.