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The $10,000 Pyramid 

Two contestants, each with a celebrity partner, must guess words from their partners' clues; then the roles are reversed. Winners face the pyramid.
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Dick Clark ...  Self - Host 3,248 episodes, 1973-1988
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The Object of the game is simple to get to the top of the Pyramid (aka "The Winner's Circle") in the shortest time possible. But to do so, contestants must face celebrities (goes back and forth) by naming as many answers (8 things from 1973 to 1974 & 7 from 1974 to 1992) in a particular category (subject) within 30 seconds. If a contestant (the winner) wins the game and they get the right to go to the Winner's Circle to try winning the grand cash prize and in which throughout the series has ranged from $2500 to $100,000 in 60 Seconds (1 Minute) after they fail to do so, "The Cash Blocks: has ranged from 1973 to 1992 from $50 to $300 are too can be collected. The 2 Greatest popular incarnations of the series are "The $50,000 & $100,000 Pyramids", where 3 or Greatest Top Winners who've been gone on top of the pyramid in the shortest amount of time return for The Tournament and in which the grand cash prizes are in 1981, It's Worth $50,000 and from 1985 to 1992, It's Worth $100,000. Written by Ben Hallums<benhallums1@hotmail.com>

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The 1st celebrity guests/guest stars on the debut weekday broadcast of "THE $10,000 PYRAMID" on CBS-TV are June Lockhart & Rob Reiner; Rob Reiner went on/go on to become the first celebrity guest star with his civilian partner named Mr. Bob Lyon to successfully climb to the top of The Big $10,000 Pyramid aka "THE WINNER'S CIRCLE" (his winning clue for the $200 Subject is "Things With A Hole" was/is "Doughnuts") on Friday March 30, 1973 and he wins $10,000 within less than 60 Seconds (1 Minute.) See more »

Quotes

Host: For $2500/5000/10,000/15,000/20,000/25,000/50,000/100,000... here is your first subject... GO!
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Soundtracks

Tuning Up (1982 Remake)
Written by Kenneth "Ken" Aldin
Arranged by Robert "Bob" Cobert
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The $20,000 Pyramid (1976-1980)
5 September 1999 | by BHallumsSee all my reviews

After 4 seasons of winning $10,000 and the title & the value are both changed & raised into $20,000 for "THE $20,000 PYRAMID!" It debuted on January 19, 1976 and the 2 teams are now playing in 2 parts instead of the full Qualifying Round. The 6 subjects on the "Play-A-long Pyramid" was shown. Each subject contains of 7 things to be describe them and also an question for each of the 6 subjects can be read by the host. The Team has 30 seconds to describe number of things to score. However, When the team scores 7 out of 7 that'll be the perfect score of the same number 7. The 1st team scores the most points wins, Otherwise that'll score 21 wins $1000 and going to "The Winner's Circle" for 2 cash rewards. The 1st tryout is worth $10,000 and the 2nd and last tryout was $15,000 and later tried for $20,000. one of each member of the team has 60 seconds to give a list of things from the related subject that collects the value on the pyramid in the following: 3 subjects worth $50, 2 Subjects worth $100 and 1 subject worth $200. The Possible total was $500 as same as the bonus cash of the new feature card called "The BIG 7!" One Member of the team shouldn't use/give a thing into the description in 2 things (Play-Along Pyramid & The Winner's Circle) will might sound a "Cuckoo" and the thing removed from it in several unoccasional ways. ABC-TV finally cancelled the program in 1980.


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26 March 1973 (USA) See more »

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