$10,000 Pyramid

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 4 : Ep 19

    Jo Ann Pflug & Soupy Sales (THE Last $10,000 PYRAMID on ABC-TV)

    Aired 1/12/76

  • S 4 : Ep 18

    Stephanie Braxton & William Shatner

    Aired 1/5/76

  • S 4 : Ep 17

    Lee Meriwether & Jerry Stiller

    Aired 12/29/75

  • S 4 : Ep 16

    Anita Gillette & Larry Linville

    Aired 12/22/75

  • S 4 : Ep 15

    Carol Lawrence & Clifton Davis

    Aired 12/15/75

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dick Clark

    Host (1973-1976)

  • Bob Clayton

    Announcer (1973-1976)

  • Jack Clark (I)

    Sub-Announcer (1973)

  • William Shatner

    Himself

  • Leonard Nimoy

    Himself

  • show Description
  • The History of this game show is legendary as the new big money word game from Bob Stewart called THE $10,000 PYRAMID debuted on March 26-30, 1973 on CBS-TV. American Bandstand star Dick Clark hosted the show for a half-hour of word association, word communication and cash giveaway activities. The 6 categories (subjects) are shaped in a PYRAMID form. Each of them has 8 words (things) will be described in 30 seconds (Half-minute). The Team consisted of 1 star and 1 contestant (The Champions & The Challengers). The 1st Team scores 24 points or less wins. Ties will be used play 2 letters from the Alphabet (A-Z) to add 8 points to 24 to make 24 or greater points wins and goes to "The Winner's Circle" where a team could win $10,000 for the contestant. In 1 minute (60 seconds), The winning team will go through naming the subjects to win that $10,000 Cash. After 60 seconds, he or she loses the $10,000 and wins the 6 cash blocks ($50 to $200) earned and returned the regular game. This game has 2 parts. The Champion will continued playing until winning $10,000 cash or being defeated by a challenger becomes the new champion. In addition of winning the game, The Champion will make a $10,000 Decision either Getting (Receiving) the clues or Giving the clues (list) The contestant rarely ever gave the clues on the Winner's Circle, although one who did, helped set history with Bill Cullen. It was Cullen in the Receiver's chair, figuring out the subjects, who set a long-standing record for getting to the top of the Pyramid in the least amount of time and on March 29, 1974, The $10,000 Pyramid cancelled on CBS-TV. On May 6, 1974, The Game has changes…The $10,000 PYRAMID returned to Daytime TV and this time on ABC-TV, 8 things (points) lowered to 7 things (points), 24 points are also lowered into 21 points and on December 23-27, 1974, The BIG 7 is introduced and that where a contestant could win $500 for naming 7 things. (In the Early Weeks of "THE BIG 7" has a Vacation Spot for getting 7 out of 7 & for the Last 2 years of "THE BIG 7" has a option with $25 per word (thing) that've been missed.) Since 21 points are the goal and wins $500 plus(+) $500 for "THE BIG 7" that equals(=) $1000. On January 16, 1976, THE $10,000 PYRAMID ended and only to double the stakes and the title of the game show for next Monday-Friday (January 19-23, 1976) as THE $20,000 PYRAMID. The Broadcast Report of "THE $10,000 PYRAMID": March 26, 1973-March 29, 1974 CBS-TV Monday-Friday at 10:30-11:00 AM May 6-December 20, 1974 ABC-TV Monday-Friday at 4:00-4:30 PM December 23, 1974-January 16, 1976 ABC-TV Monday-Friday at 2:00-2:30 PM.moreless

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  • Notes (35)

    • This is the 1st Season of "THE $10,000 PYRAMID" airs at 10:30-11:00am et on CBS-TV.

    • The 6 Categories were all known as "The Loyal Subjects" and each subject has 9 words (Things) and a chance to score 27 points to describe in 30 seconds and rejected before its debut. The Subjects had lowered into 8 things and a chance to score 24 points to win the game and makes a $10,000 Decision.

    • "THE $10,000 PYRAMID" is preempted from July 9 to October 19, 1973 as CBS NEWS coverage for "The Watergate Hearing Trial" and it's the greatest event in 1973.

    • This is the 2nd Season of [i]THE $10,000 PYRAMID[/i] on CBS-TV as an returned from "The Watergate Trial".

    • "THE $10,000 PYRAMID" had returned from "The Watergate Trial" and lost 3 episodes before going on-the-air.

    • Due to the "Watergate Trial"... 2 Shows are missing from the CBS-TV Aircheck lineup.

    • "THE $10,000 PYRAMID" preempted for "The CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade" on November 22, 1973 and it's the 10th Anniversary of the asassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963.

    • 3 episodes are lost due to the event.

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  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Grew up with this show!

    By JPPT1974, Dec 26, 2007

  • Bob Stewart's New Word-Association Big Money Game Show Series since the Quiz Shows Scandals of the 1950s.

    By Benhallums1, Aug 04, 2005

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