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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 3,202 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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USA

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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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Trivia

On The 4 Syndicated editions (1974-79, 1981, 1985-88 & 1991-92) on many local television station markets, the daytime network editions and the weekly and daily syndicated editions of Pyramid aired the same day for THE (1st) $25,000 & $100,000 PYRAMIDS {September 9, 1974-79 & 1985} except both separate releases in 1981 for "THE $50,000 PYRAMID" and in 1991 for "THE NEW $100,000 PYRAMID" Starring John Davidson. See more »

Quotes

Announcer: Bob Clayton: Keep your eye on this spot. You're about to see one celebrity and one contestant to step into this circle with a chance to win $10,000 in less than a minute. Ladies and Gentlemen, THIS IS "THE $10,000 PYRAMID!"
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Connections

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Tuning Up
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by Ken Aldin
Performed by Bob Cobert
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Back when it was better...
12 August 2018 | by aeowen-03398See all my reviews

...I used to love watching this while on summer vacation, always waiting for my favorite actress to star, Loretta Swit. But that wasn't the only reason.

Back then, the game was much more suspenseful and unpredictable. The music was much more hip (especially from 1973 to 1976), and Dick Clark the greatest host. Non-scripted and unrehearsed.

The show jumped the shark when it jumped to $100,000 - and then really got so unfunny and almost predictable when Donny Osmond hosted, much like Louie Anderson and Steve Harvey have done to Family Feud.

The only reason I give this an 8 of 10 is because Bill Cullen brought no excitement like Clark did. Having nothing against Cullen, it was just too wild with Clark.

To bring this back again...


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