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mystery7

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« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2005, 06:39:51 PM »
Nice to see, though, that CBS made up for their earlier transgression by giving Pyramid a home again in the '80s...even giving it a reprieve after they canceled it for Blackout.

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« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2005, 08:54:26 PM »
Very good points, Matt and mystery7.

Also, how about this? Before his '77 tantrum, William Shatner playing the winner's circle solo for charity.
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« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2005, 09:47:06 PM »
[quote name=\'$100kPyramidfan\' date=\'Aug 29 2005, 08:54 PM\']Also, how about this? Before his '77 tantrum, William Shatner playing the winner's circle solo for charity.[/quote]
That's definitely a major moment, just because it was so different.  

I think of your question this way:  If I was making a two-hour clip special, what would I include?  The earliest surviving footage is obvious (episode three exists in black and white)  You'd also want to showcase the star power of the series, including before-they-were-BIG-stars players like Letterman or Billy Crystal (his record-setting run another obvious choice).  Despite Lemon's misgivings, I consider that 4-tiebreaker Duncan/Russell game to be just ridiculous enough to include.  Put in some big wins, of course, and whatever off-the-wall stuff you can find,  Many of the ones you mentioned in your initial post are good examples.  And definitely Shatner playing solo.
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« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2005, 10:28:47 PM »
I wonder if the CBS O&Os signed on to the Cullen Pyramid before or after the CBS network cancelled the Clark Pyramid?  Here in Michigan, 4 out of 5 that carried it were CBS affils.  The other was an ABC affil.
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« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2005, 10:36:19 PM »
[quote name=\'whoserman\' date=\'Aug 27 2005, 03:40 PM\']Oh, speaking of Things on Uranus, that was the top category in our game the other day.

Amy, knowing Joe is stuck, then says "Asteroids. Meteoroids."

Her next series of clues were given rather fast: "Asteroids. Hemmorhoids. Meteoroids."

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Does "Pyramid" not work the same way "Password" does, in that "night" is acceptable for "knight" and thus, "things on [well, you know]" would work for "things on Uranus?" So would hemmorhoids be an acceptable clue?

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« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2005, 11:17:16 PM »
There are not hemmorhoids on Uranus. The clue is not legal.

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« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2005, 02:33:27 AM »
[quote name=\'whoserman\' date=\'Aug 29 2005, 08:17 PM\']There are not hemmorhoids on Uranus. The clue is not legal.
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« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2005, 02:43:08 AM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' date=\'Aug 30 2005, 01:33 AM\'][quote name=\'whoserman\' date=\'Aug 29 2005, 08:17 PM\']There are not hemmorhoids on Uranus. The clue is not legal.
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« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2005, 03:59:26 AM »
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' date=\'Aug 29 2005, 11:43 PM\']National Lampoon's Vacation. All $20s please, unmarked. ;-)
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« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2005, 09:04:37 AM »
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I wonder if the CBS O&Os signed on to the Cullen Pyramid before or after the CBS network cancelled the Clark Pyramid? Here in Michigan, 4 out of 5 that carried it were CBS affils. The other was an ABC affil.


Hmmm....in Western New York, the two stations that aired it my area were ABC affiliates!
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« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2005, 09:08:10 AM »
I think a significant moment was the first $10,000 win.  Rob Reiner did it, and it occured during the first week - although there's some debate over whether it happened on the first show or third show.  According to Bob Stewart, Fred Silverman was watching the taping on a monitor in his office, and immediately called down to the control room and told them to stop tape, because he thought the show was fixed.  It took some convincing by Stewart that it was on the up and up, and the rest is history.
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« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2005, 12:01:46 PM »
Rob Reiner's $10,000 win was the first game on the first show.  According to rumor, he said that the game would never last, it being too easy.

Another memorable moment was Joel Grey being the first celebrity who, with his partners cleared the big board twice in one episode.

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« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2005, 04:05:44 PM »
[quote name=\'GSFan\' date=\'Aug 30 2005, 09:01 AM\']Another memorable moment was Joel Grey being the first celebrity who, with his partners cleared the big board twice in one episode.
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It seems to me this as happened several times, has it not?
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« Reply #43 on: August 30, 2005, 04:08:40 PM »
Yes, but the key word here is first. How many first times did the same celeb clear both boards?

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« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2005, 04:10:34 PM »
[quote name=\'mystery7\' date=\'Aug 30 2005, 01:08 PM\']Yes, but the key word here is first. How many first times did the same celeb clear both boards?
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Meh. I guess if I was arguing that the MJ Fox tie-breaker was memorable, who am I to argue against this.