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gamed121683

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"Break The Bank" [1976] Episode Guide (So Far)
« on: April 13, 2023, 11:48:10 PM »
I'm trying to a create a Break The Bank episode guide & I'm using whatever reruns I'm able to find of the show online and other game show related sources as source material. Below is what I got so far, which contains a list of the stars that were on that week as well as the first names of the pair of contestants that were introduced on said episode. Hopefully, this will come out as a good research tool and feel free to add on (or correct an error) as the weeks progress.   
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Week 1
Celebrities: Abe Vigoda, Alice Ghostley, JoAnn Pflug, Dick Gautier, Jan Murray, Lynda Carter, Liz Torres, Robert Heyges, and Marjoe Gortner.

1. 4/12/76: Marly vs. Ralph
2. 4/13/76: ("Lost" episode)
3. 4/14/76: Barbara vs. Ralph
4. 4/15/76: Barbara vs. Ralph (again!)
5. 4/16/76: Ralph vs. Ann

Week 2
Celebrities: Anson Williams, Lee Meriwether, Liz Torres, Alex Karras, Jan Murray, Ja'Net DuBois, Sandy Duncan, Tom Bosley, & Pat McCormick.

6. 4/19/76: Ralph vs. Glenda
7. 4/20/76: Glenda vs. Fred
8. 4/21/76: Fred vs. Dixie
9. 4/22/76: Fred vs. Jill
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Re: "Break The Bank" [1976] Episode Guide (So Far)
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2023, 07:51:51 PM »
I'm trying to a create a Break The Bank episode guide & I'm using whatever reruns I'm able to find of the show online and other game show related sources as source material. Below is what I got so far, which contains a list of the stars that were on that week as well as the first names of the pair of contestants that were introduced on said episode. Hopefully, this will come out as a good research tool and feel free to add on (or correct an error) as the weeks progress.   
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Week 1
Celebrities: Abe Vigoda, Alice Ghostley, JoAnn Pflug, Dick Gautier, Jan Murray, Lynda Carter, Liz Torres, Robert Heyges, and Marjoe Gortner.

1. 4/12/76: Marly vs. Ralph
2. 4/13/76: ("Lost" episode)
3. 4/14/76: Barbara vs. Ralph
4. 4/15/76: Barbara vs. Ralph (again!)
5. 4/16/76: Ralph vs. Ann

Week 2
Celebrities: Anson Williams, Lee Meriwether, Liz Torres, Alex Karras, Jan Murray, Ja'Net DuBois, Sandy Duncan, Tom Bosley, & Pat McCormick.

6. 4/19/76: Ralph vs. Glenda
7. 4/20/76: Glenda vs. Fred
8. 4/21/76: Fred vs. Dixie
9. 4/22/76: Fred vs. Jill
10. 4/23/76: Barry vs Jill

Week 3
Celebrities: Rosie Greer, Beverly Garland, Liz Torrez, Bill Dana, Joey Bishop, Fannie Flagg, Mary Ann Mobley, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Arte Johnson

11: 4/26/76: Jill vs Kent
12: 4/27/76: Jill vs Bill
13: 4/28/76: Jill vs Dennis
14: 4/29/76: Hal vs Danielle
15: 4/30/76: Hal vs Pat

Week 4
Celebrities: Lonnie Shorr, Elayne Boozler, Jaye P Morgan, Craig Stevens, Joey Bishop, Meredith MacRae, Liz Torrez, Buzz Aldrin, Jimmie Walker

16: Jim vs Maggie
17: Jim vs Leah
18: Leah vs Dan
19: Margaret vs Dan
20: Margaret vs Jim

Week 5
Celebrities: Lonnie Shorr, Shari Lewis, Della Reese, Dick Gautier, Jan Murray, Dodie Goodman, Ron Pallilo, Liz Torrez, Marjoe Gortner

21: Jim vs Karen
22: Jim vs Nancy
23: Lavera vs Russell
24: Ron vs Irene
25: Irene vs Ben

Week 6
Celebrities: Avery Shrieber, Alice Ghostley, Liz Torrez, Bob Crane, Jimmy Walker, Ja'Net Dubois, Rue McClanahan, Micky Dolenz

26: Irene vs Barry
27: Irene vs ?
28: Connie vs Duan
29: Connie vs Bill

Week 7
Celebrities: Anson Williams, Lee Meriwether, Liz Torres, Alex Karras, Jan Murray, Ja'Net DuBois, Sandy Duncan, Tom Bosley, & Pat McCormick.

30: Connie vs Alan
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Week 8
Celebrities: Ave Vigoda, Gunilla Hutton, Liz Torrez, Greg Mulavey, Jan Murray, Gail Fisher, Jaye P Morgan, Buzz Aldrin, Foster Brooks

35:
36: Bill vs Jan
37: Jim vs Myrna
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I can help with what I had from the GSN airings.  The 6th week gets sticky as supposedly they only taped/aired 4 eps.  And I didn't have ep 27.

« Last Edit: April 16, 2023, 09:29:00 AM by chrisholland03 »

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Re: "Break The Bank" [1976] Episode Guide (So Far)
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2023, 12:53:43 AM »
I can help with what I had from the GSN airings.  The 6th week gets sticky as supposedly they only taped/aired 4 eps.  And I didn't have ep 27.

ABC aired "The American Woman: Portraits in Courage" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on 5-20-1976, pre-empting R&R, $20K Pyramid and BTB. Source:
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Re: "Break The Bank" [1976] Episode Guide (So Far)
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2023, 02:13:11 PM »
Wait. What’s up with week 5? Seems like stuff is out of order there.
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Re: "Break The Bank" [1976] Episode Guide (So Far)
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2023, 09:29:12 AM »
Wait. What’s up with week 5? Seems like stuff is out of order there.

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2023, 09:54:46 AM »
Wait. What’s up with week 5? Seems like stuff is out of order there.

Fixed. Copypasta error.

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Re: "Break The Bank" [1976] Episode Guide (So Far)
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2023, 11:02:17 AM »
Does your database distinguish between the ABC and syndicated shows?

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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2023, 01:31:23 PM »
It does, but the syndicated shows are harder to assign an episode or sequence number to.  The syndicated series tape days had a morning panel and an evening panel, each panel on for 3 shows.  The exception being the second tape day where the panel was on for all 6 episodes.

I have 3 GSN aired episodes -

Debbie vs Jeffrey - Tape day 1, Morning Panel
Elaine vs Carl - Tape day 1, Afternoon Panel
Kay vs Duane - Tape day 4, Morning Panel


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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2023, 03:43:51 PM »
Announcers (or as Wikipedia calls them, narrators) I'm assuming Johnny Jacobs, then Ernie Anderson. Jack Barry did some fee plugs on syndie
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Re: "Break The Bank" [1976] Episode Guide (So Far)
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2023, 06:35:44 PM »
Announcers (or as Wikipedia calls them, narrators) I'm assuming Johnny Jacobs, then Ernie Anderson. Jack Barry did some fee plugs on syndie


IIRC, Johnny Jacobs was only the announcer for the ABC Daytime series, while Ernie Anderson announced for the syndicated run.  I don't think they subbed for each other.

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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2023, 06:39:58 PM »
IIRC, Johnny Jacobs was only the announcer for the ABC Daytime series, while Ernie Anderson announced for the syndicated run.  I don't think they subbed for each other.

Ernie did some daytime shows.

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Re: "Break The Bank" [1976] Episode Guide (So Far)
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2023, 11:24:23 PM »
Announcers (or as Wikipedia calls them, narrators) I'm assuming Johnny Jacobs, then Ernie Anderson. Jack Barry did some fee plugs on syndie

My recollection was that the shows that Jack himself did the plugs on were later season reruns after all the originals had made their rounds.
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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2023, 02:09:23 PM »
Bumping this thread back up to note that GameTV should be running episode 30 on Monday, which means from here on out should be shows not seen since they were originally broadcast.
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2023, 02:33:27 PM »
Thanks for putting the episode guide together.

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Re: "Break The Bank" [1976] Episode Guide (So Far)
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2023, 12:26:21 PM »
Week 1
Celebrities: Abe Vigoda, Alice Ghostley, JoAnn Pflug, Dick Gautier, Jan Murray, Lynda Carter, Liz Torres, Robert Heyges, and Marjoe Gortner.

3. 4/14/76: Barbara vs. Ralph
4. 4/15/76: Barbara vs. Ralph (again!)
Not surprising; remember, BtB was one of those shows where the champion went first, and if the champion won before the challenger could select a space on the board, the challenger stayed on for another game. Note that if the challenger's first selection was a blank, and the champion won on the next turn, the challenger did leave.