Name That Tune (1953)

NBC (ended 1959)
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  • Cast & Crew
  • Donny Osmond

    Host (2007-

  • Bill Cullen

    Host (1954-1955)

  • Johnny Olson

    Announcer (1956-1959)

  • George DeWitt

    Host (1955-1959)

  • Red Benson

    Host (1953-1954)

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  • It consists of 3 rounds to determine a winner. The winner played a "Golden Medley" round to win prize. The orchestra(sometimes just the piano) would play the notes that would be used to guess the name of the tune. Round One: was a simple best three-out-of-five competition in naming tunes, where the two players would run to ring a ship's bell when they knew the tune the orchestra was playing. (This was a holdover from the 1950s version, and eventually was replaced with a lockout buzzer.) The show occasionally used "The Money Tree" instead, where one contestant started pulling dollar bills from a tree-like device while the other contestant tried to name a tune, with the contestant who had the least money pulled from their tree win the round. Round Two: "Melody Roulette," in which the host spun a wheel determining the dollar value of the tune before it was played. Round Three was "Bid a Note," where contestants could hear a maximum of seven notes before naming the tune, and bid each other downward to determine who needed the fewest notes to name the tune. Note:The first and second rounds were worth ten points apiece, and the third round was worth twenty. If the contestants tied after the first two rounds (two tunes apiece, with neither one knowing one tune), they each received five points. The winner of each round also won a prize. The contestant with the most points at the end won the game. If they were still tied, one final tune was played and the first to identify it correctly was the winner.moreless

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