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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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Series cast summary:
Dick Clark ...  Himself - Host 3,241 episodes, 1973-1988
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The $20,000 Pyramid See more »

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Mono (1973-1987)| Stereo (1987-2004)| SDDS (2012-Present)

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Color
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Trivia

In December 1975 on "THE $10,000 PYRAMID's" Popular Celebrity Guest Star is/was Sandy Duncan whom tear the strip of one (1) of the two (2) chairs before beginning the winner's try for $10,000 and in September 1977 on "THE $20,000 PYRAMID's" Popular celebrity guest star William Shatner was/is dropped from his role as a favorite guest star when he screamed and threw/throw a chair out of the winners circle in disgust when he lost the bonus round (The Winner's Circle) to an contestant (The Returning Winner named Stephanie.) 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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Connections

Featured in When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Tuning Up
Main Title Theme
by Ken Aldin
Performed by Bob Cobert
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Very easily one of the greatest game shows of all time
23 June 2003 | by Jerry AblesSee all my reviews

My earliest memory of seeing this dynamic game show were when I was a child and saw the $20,000 version on ABC. I've always thought of it as being one of my personal favorite game shows ever made because it was always filled with such fun and excitement. I always thought that Dick Clark did such a dynamic job as the host and I also liked seeing the clips before the show of people making it to the top of the pyramid and winning the big money. My personal opinion is that this is one game show that should never have been cancelled.


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