Pyramid (game show)
|Created by||Bob Stewart|
|Presented by||Dick Clark (1973–88)
Bill Cullen (1974–79, syndicated)
John Davidson (1991)
Donny Osmond (2002–2004)
Mike Richards (2012)
|Narrated by||Bob Clayton (1973–79)
Steve O'Brien (1979–82)
Jack Clark (1982–85)
Johnny Gilbert (1982–88, 1991)
John Cramer (2002–2004)
JD Roberto (2012)
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Bob Stewart|
|Location(s)||CBS Television City
Hollywood, California (1973, 1982–88, 1991)
Ed Sullivan Theater
New York, New York (1973–74)
ABC Studio TV-15
New York, New York (1974–81)
Sony Pictures Studios
Culver City, California (2002–2004)
CBS Studio Center
Studio City, California (2012)
|Running time||22:30 (1973–81)
|Production company(s)||Bob Stewart Productions (1973–88)
Basada, Inc. (1973–74, 1978–81, 1986–88)
Stewart Tele Enterprises (1991)
Sony Pictures Television (2002–04, 2012)
Embassy Row (2012)
GSN Originals (2012)
|Distributor||Viacom Enterprises (1974–79)
CPM, Inc., Chicago (1981)
20th Century Fox Television (1985–88)
Orbis Communications (1991)
Multimedia Entertainment (1991)
Columbia TriStar Television (2002)
Sony Pictures Television (2002–2004, 2012)
|Original channel||The $10,000 Pyramid
The $20,000 Pyramid
The $25,000 Pyramid
The $50,000 Pyramid
Daily syndication 1981
The (New) $25,000 Pyramid
CBS 1982–87, 1988
The $100,000 Pyramid
Daily syndication 2002–2004
|Original run||March 26, 1973– October 26, 2012|
Pyramid is an American television game show that has aired several versions. The original series, The $10,000 Pyramid, debuted March 26, 1973, and spawned seven subsequent Pyramid series (most with a full title format matching the original series, with the title reflecting the top prize increase from $10,000, $20,000, $25,000, $50,000 to $100,000 over the years). The game featured two contestants, each paired with a celebrity. Players attempt to guess a series of words or phrases based on descriptions given to them by their teammates. The title refers to the show's pyramid-shaped gameboard, featuring six categories arranged in a triangular fashion. The various Pyramid series won a total of nine Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Game Show, second only to Jeopardy!, which has won thirteen.
Dick Clark is the host most commonly associated with the show, having hosted every incarnation from 1973–88, save for a 1974–79 syndicated version, The $25,000 Pyramid, hosted by Bill Cullen. John Davidson hosted a 1991 version of The $100,000 Pyramid, and another version, simply titled Pyramid, ran from 2002–04 with Donny Osmond as host.
Reruns of the 1982–88 version of The $25,000 Pyramid and The $100,000 Pyramid air weekdays on GSN.
The $10,000 Pyramid, with host Dick Clark, made its network debut on March 26, 1973 and was a ratings hit, sustaining its ratings even when episodes were delayed or preempted by the Watergate hearings. A year later, the ratings temporarily declined (against the original version of Jeopardy! on NBC) and CBS canceled it. The show was quickly picked up by ABC, and began airing on that network on May 6, 1974. As per CBS custom at the time with celebrity game shows, three weeks of episodes for CBS were taped in Hollywood, at CBS Television City, Studio 31.
On September 20, 1982, the series returned to the CBS daytime lineup as The $25,000 Pyramid, again with Clark as host, but now taped in Los Angeles at CBS Television City's Studio 33 (currently known as the Bob Barker Studio) and remained there for the entire run and the brief 1988 return.
Another series titled The $100,000 Pyramid, hosted by John Davidson, appeared in 1991. This version taped in Studio 31. Production began in December 1990 and ended in November 1991. Pyramid, hosted by Donny Osmond, ran from September 16, 2002 to September 10, 2004.
Following CBS's cancellation of Guiding Light in April 2009, Pyramid was one of three potential series considered as a replacement for the veteran soap opera. (Let's Make a Deal and The Dating Game were the other two, with a pilot shot for the former series.) During the tapings that took place in June of that year, the top prize was raised to a potential $1,000,000.
CBS passed on Pyramid and opted to pick up Let's Make a Deal, hosted by Wayne Brady, as Guiding Light's replacement. Several months later, in December 2009, CBS announced the cancellation of another long-running soap opera, As the World Turns. Pyramid was among the series being considered as a potential replacement. CBS ordered a third pilot on April 9, 2010. Andy Richter was identified as a potential host.
On May 18, 2011, TBS announced development of a possible new version of Pyramid, again to be hosted by Andy Richter. It was later announced that the show was not picked up. Another pilot, titled The Pyramid, was taped on June 16, 2012.
40 episodes were produced and aired for the show's initial cycle. On November 7, 2012, a schedule sent out by GSN revealed that The Pyramid had been replaced on Friday nights by a former GSN show, Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza. The series was later cancelled as it was not mentioned in GSN's 2013 upfront press release. Reruns air every Sunday at 12:00pm and 2:00am on GSN. 
Bob Clayton was the announcer of Pyramid from its premiere as The $10,000 Pyramid until his 1979 death from cardiac arrest, with Alan Kalter (who would later become an announcer at USA Network and is now the announcer of The Late Show with David Letterman), Fred Foy, and ABC New York staff announcers John Causier, Dick Heatherton, Ed Jordan, and Scott Vincent substituting for Clayton whenever he was unable to attend a broadcast. Jack Clark announced the special episodes taped at CBS Television City in 1973. After Clayton's death, Steve O'Brien became the show's announcer in 1980. O'Brien and Kalter would later rotate announcing duties on The $50,000 Pyramid in 1981.
In 1982, when Pyramid moved back to CBS, and its new regular home, CBS Television City, Jack Clark returned as announcer, with Johnny Gilbert, Charlie Tuna, Rod Roddy, and Jerry Bishop (now the announcer of Judge Judy) substituting on different occasions, and Gilbert announcing the series premiere of The $100,000 Pyramid. Jack Clark also announced a few weeks of The $100,000 Pyramid in 1985. After he left Pyramid, Gilbert, Tuna, Charlie O'Donnell, and Bob Hilton rotated announcing duties on both the CBS daytime and nighttime syndicated versions, although Dean Goss was added to the rotation in 1988 on the nighttime syndicated series.
When The $100,000 Pyramid returned in 1991, Gilbert returned as a primary announcer, although Dean Goss and frequent panelist and actor Henry Polic II substituted on occasion. John Cramer was the announcer for the entire run of Osmond's version, and TV host JD Roberto was the announcer of GSN's version of Pyramid.
The Pyramid's gameboards, both in the main game and in the Winner's Circle bonus round, featured six categories arranged in a pyramid, with three categories on the bottom row, two on the middle row, and one on the top. In the main game, a category's position on the board was not an indicator of its difficulty. In the Winner's Circle, categories became progressively more difficult the higher they were on the board.
The game featured two teams, each composed of a celebrity and a civilian contestant. At the beginning of the game, the teams were shown six categories, whose titles gave vague clues to their possible meaning (for instance, "I'm All Wet" might pertain to things found in the water). Once the category was chosen, its exact meaning was given (except in certain bonus situations where the meaning was not given and a cash/prize bonus won for completing all the clues). For up to 30 seconds, one player conveyed to the other clues to a series of items belonging to a category. One point was scored for each item correctly guessed. If a word was passed, the giver could not go back to that word, but if the receiver knew the word later on and guessed it, the team still earned a point (no sound effect was played, in order to avoid a distraction). On the Osmond version, a team that passed on any words could return to them if time permitted, but if a word was guessed correctly after it had been passed, it would not count until the word was returned to and correctly guessed then.
Originally, on the CBS version, there were eight possible items in a category. This was reduced to seven when the show moved to ABC, and reduced again to six (in 20 seconds) for the Osmond-hosted version. Subsequent pilots returned to the seven in 30 seconds format, which became the standard for the 2012 version. The short-lived Junior Partner Pyramid format kept the seven words, but increased the time limit to 35 seconds. Using any part of the answer in giving a clue resulting in the item being disqualified (best known for the cuckoo sound in all except the Osmond version, which used a burble sound). Originally, the celebrity gave the clues in both the first and third rounds, and the contestant in the second round. Eventually, the rules were changed so that teams were given the opportunity to choose which player would give the clues in the third round; this was reverted for the Osmond version. The teams alternated in the first two rounds, and the team with the lower score played first in the third round. Whoever had the higher score after three rounds advanced to the Winner's Circle. In the 1970s and 1980s versions, in the rare event that players were mathematically unable to at least tie their opponent before the opponent has had his or her last turn (or even rarer, before that point), the game ended and the remaining categories were left unplayed. However, the eliminated player returned on the next game.
The team in the lead after two rounds plays last in the third round, and when the player scores enough to win the game, the game ends and the team advances to the Winner's Circle. In the 2012 version, even if a contestant had won the game during the middle of a category, and the team still has a chance to score 7-for-7, the game will continue in order to determine if the contestant wins the bonus and the Winner's Circle Jackpot, as such situations determine the Winner's Circle. This was also done on the other versions if the final category happened to contain the bonus, such as the "7-11" or "Mystery 7" bonuses (from the daytime $25,000 or $100,000 versions), in which 7 out of 7 was needed to win the bonus for that round; or the "Super Six" (from the 2002–04 Donny Osmond version), in which 6 out of 6 was needed.
From 1976 to 1980, any player who scored a perfect 21 points received a $1,000 bonus on the daytime $20,000 Pyramid and a $2,100 bonus on the nighttime $25,000 Pyramid during the 1977–78 season. In 1980, 21 points won a color television set.
If there was a tie score at the end of the front games, a tie breaking round was played. The team that caused the tie was given a choice between two categories, each containing seven answers beginning with a certain letter of the alphabet. The other team played with whichever letter the first team did not pick. In the 1970s, the objective was to score as many words as possible within 30 seconds, with the score added onto the team's initial main game score and play continuing until the tie was broken, leading to rare occasions when a team's score passed the 40-point mark. In the 2002–2004 version, each category still contained six answers, and that score was also added onto the team's initial main game score; though each team had only 20 seconds to get as many words as possible, regardless of how much time the first team took to communicate all the words within their category. The 2012 version is similar to the original 1970's format where the objective is to score as many words possible in 30 seconds, but the list is "infinite" (more than seven words are available), so the likelihood of the game ending in one round is possible. However, like in the 1980s versions, the main game score is erased.
Later in the 1970s syndicated version and on up to the 2002–04 Osmond version, a best-of-seven tiebreaker was used. The earlier main game score was erased, and if the first team guessed all seven words within their allotted time, the opposing team had to guess seven words within the time it took the first team to get all seven, which meant tiebreakers almost always took just one round to complete (if both teams tied with less than 7, or if both teams took the same amount of time to complete, the score was again wiped clean and another tiebreaker was played, though this rarely happened).
Except in the 2012 version, a number of bonus cards were used during the front games, offering cash or a prize if the team correctly guessed all of the answers in a particular category. In situations where a team can win the game without needing all the answers or has won the game automatically, if the last category concealed a bonus, the team was allowed to play all the way out in order to win the bonus.
- Big 7: Debuting on December 23, 1974 (but in 1975 during the second season of the Cullen version), the Big 7 was originally worth a trip but soon changed to $500. The Cullen version originally used the Big 7 with a payoff of $1,000, but in the third season, the prize was renamed Big Money Card and offered a random payoff between $1,000–$5,000, in multiples of $500. The range was lowered to $1,000–$4,000 during the 1977–78 season and changed to a car in the 1978–79 season.
- Bonus 7: During the short-lived Junior Partner Pyramid format, each team chose one category during either of the day's two games to designate as their Bonus 7, which otherwise worked the same way as the Big 7 (including the $500 payoff). However, one notable difference was that the bonus money counted towards a team's final total for the day, the only time in Pyramid history this occurred.
- Mystery 7: Debuting with the CBS version in 1982, the Mystery 7 was played in game two and awarded the contestant a bonus prize for guessing all seven words in a category whose exact meaning was not explained until gameplay was over. It was used as a category title for the first two years, but starting on April 23, 1984 (episode #0412), it was concealed behind one of the categories and only revealed when that category was chosen. In 1991, the Mystery 7 was used in the second game on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday shows, and in the first game on Tuesday and Thursday shows for the first 27 weeks on the air.
- 7-11: Debuting on April 11, 1983 (episode #0144) the 7-11 was played in game one each day for a bonus of $1,100; originally, contestants could either go for the money or play it safe and take $50 per word, but few teams chose the latter option and it was dropped on January 21, 1985 (episode #0604). Both the 7-11 and Mystery 7 were carried over into The $100,000 Pyramid, except that they were not featured during tournament play. During the four all-celebrity weeks that aired in 1987, the 7-11 was played in both rounds. In 1991, the 7-11 was used in the first game on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday shows during the first 14 weeks on the air.
- Double Trouble: Debuting on January 8, 1991 (episode #002), this game was always played in the second game on Tuesday and Thursday episodes. Contestants won $500 for guessing seven two-word phrases in 45 seconds. When it appeared, there were two such categories in one game (always appearing on the second row) and each team was required to play one of them.
- Gamble for a Grand/Trip: Debuting on April 15, 1991 (episode #071) and replacing the 7-11 in the first round, a contestant could choose to give up time in one round to guess all seven answers in only 25 seconds to win a $1,000 bonus or a vacation. From October 21 to November 28 (episode #136–#165, the last six weeks before the final tournament), the trip variation replaced the Mystery 7 on Tuesday and Thursday shows. The Mystery 7 continued to be used on the Monday, Wednesday, and Friday shows in the meantime.
- Super Six: Debuting in 2002 and replacing all previous bonuses, the Super Six appeared in both games on every show with a prize awarded for getting all six. For the second season (minus all-celebrity weeks), the Super Six in game two usually featured a home viewer sweepstakes. A home viewer who logged on to the show's website to enter was chosen at random, and some of these players were heard live via telephone. If the studio players finding the Super Six got all six answers, the player at home won the same prize. If not, the home player got the Pyramid home game that was in stores at the time.
Other bonus elements
- 21-21 Tiebreaker: Although 21-21 ties were common by 1984, beginning on January 16 (episode #0342) of that year, the contestant who broke the 21-21 tie (i.e. won the tiebreaker) received a new car, his/hers to keep regardless of who won that day. This was changed on October 22, 1984 (episode #0542) to $5,000. In addition, the 21-21 tiebreaker was the only bonus used during tournament play on the first $100,000 version. On the aforementioned all-celebrity weeks, the team who won the money split it between their charities. This bonus was not in effect on subsequent versions.
- Player of the Week: On The $50,000 Pyramid and from February 7 to 25, 1983 (episode #0099–#0113), a trip for two to Europe was given to the player who achieved the fastest main game time during the course of the week (plus a qualifying spot in the $50,000 tournament during 1981); in 1983, this was a trip to Greece. The bonus was retired in 1983 when it was realized that a champion would have to be disqualified if his/her reign carried over from one week to another. During this time, the Mystery 7 was dropped altogether. In addition, the clock counted up instead of down to determine the winning time.
- Cash and Winner's Circle Bonus: On the 2012 version of The Pyramid, a contestant who scored a perfect 7-for-7 in a category won $500, his or hers to keep regardless of the game's result. Also, an additional $5,000 was added to that contestant's base jackpot of $10,000 for the Winner's Circle. A contestant could have potentially played for a top prize of $25,000 if the team successfully scored seven points in each of the three categories.
The Winner's Circle included a larger pyramid, also composed of six boxes. Each box contained a category, such as "Things You Plan" or "Why You Exercise", and were revealed one at a time. One player (usually the celebrity, though the contestant always had the option to give or receive except in the first season of Donny Osmond's version) gave a list of items to the other player, who attempted to guess the category to which all of the described items belonged. Each category was worth a small amount of money and correctly guessing all six categories in 60 seconds won the top prize.
An illegal clue disqualified the category and ended the player's chance to win the large bonus. If other categories remained in the game, the smaller amounts could still be won and play continued until time ran out or until all the remaining categories had been guessed, at which point the smaller amounts accumulated and were added to the player's cash total. Illegal clues included giving a clue that was the essence of the category (i.e., the category itself or a direct synonym), describing the category itself rather than listing or naming items, clues that did not fit the category, rhymes and made-up expressions. When The $10,000 Pyramid moved to ABC, hand gestures became illegal (the clue giver had arm straps attached to his/her chair to discourage this). Clues in the Winner's Circle must also be concise. Prepositional phrases (excluding general use of the word "of"), forms of a key word, saying a key word, definitions and overly descriptive clues were also illegal.
Each category on the Pyramid paid as follows:
|The $10,000/$20,000/$50,000 Pyramid||$50||$100||$200|
|The $25,000 Pyramid (1970s)||$100||$200||$300|
|The Junior Pyramid (1979)||$50||$100||$200|
|All-Star Junior Pyramid Special||$100||$250||$500|
|Junior Partner Pyramid/Celebrity Junior Pyramid (1979)||$100||$125||$150||$175||$200||$250|
|The (New) $25,000/$100,000 Pyramid||$50||$100||$150||$200||$250||$300|
|Pyramid (2002–2004)||Regular gameplay||$200||$300||$500|
|Six-player tournament/four-player semifinals||$500||$1,000||$2,500|
|Finals match of a four-player tournament||$1,000||$2,500||$5,000|
|The Pyramid (2012)||$100||$200||$300||$400||$500||$750|
The award for a successful trip to the Winner's Circle varied on different versions of the show. On The $10,000 Pyramid, a successful player won that amount of money and retired from the game. For ABC's The $20,000 Pyramid, a player's first Winner's Circle was played for $10,000; however, this prize increased by $5,000 upon each successive trip to the Winner's Circle by that same contestant (up to ABC's maximum of $20,000) until won, at which point the contestant retired. Unlike the two-game format which became standard in later Pyramid versions, a player who lost one main game departed the show, and a new contestant was introduced following the winning contestant's attempt in the Winner's Circle.
During the Junior Partner Pyramid format, two teams competed in two games each day, with $2,500 awarded for winning the day's first Winner's Circle, and if the same team made it to the second one, it was worth $5,000. The team with the highest total, including $500 for a successful Bonus 7 category, returned the next day. The All-Star Junior Pyramid special awarded $10,000 for clearing the Pyramid.
On both versions of The $25,000 Pyramid, as well as The $100,000 Pyramid (during non-tournament play), a player's first trip to the Winner's Circle in a two-game episode was played for $10,000. If the same player won the second main game, his/her second attempt in the Winner's Circle was for a total of $25,000, regardless if their first attempt was successful.
On The $50,000 Pyramid, two contestants also competed in a two-game format for the entire show. The first Winner's Circle was worth $5,000, and similar to The $25,000 Pyramid, the player's second attempt in the same episode was worth a total of $10,000.
Originally, if there was no time for the second Winner's Circle, it would be played at the top of the next show. On the week-ending Friday episode, if the second game ended in a tie, the regular tiebreaker was not used. Instead, the celebrities played the Winner's Circle, with their contestant partners splitting any money earned, and if the round was won, the contestants split $5,000 between them. This procedure may have been instituted following a Monday show that started with a Winner's Circle in which the previous week's celebrity, Nipsey Russell, returned just to play that round and then left. By the 1980s, games no longer straddled and every episode contained two main games and two Winner's Circles.
On The $25,000 Pyramid from the 1970s, if time was running short after the second game, the winning contestant received an additional $2,500. By the final season, the aforementioned best-of-seven main game tiebreaker had been instituted, eliminating the need for this rule.
On the 2012 version, each player starts each round with a $10,000 bankroll for the Winner's Circle. Each time he/she gets all 7 answers in a category in regular gameplay, $5,000 is added to his/her bankroll, making for a possible total jackpot of $25,000 (the starting $10K plus $15K for three 7-out-of-7 rounds). The winning player then plays for that bankroll as his/her jackpot amount for the Winner's Circle.
Returning champions and winnings limits
On the 1970s daytime version, contestants were allowed to remain on the show until they were defeated or won the Winner's Circle. Under the $10,000 format, a player who won the Winner's Circle was allowed to keep all earlier winnings. Under the $20,000 format, the player's total was merely augmented to the amount won in the Winner's Circle. The syndicated versions featured no returning champions prior to 1985.
During the 1970s syndicated version, if a player won a bonus prize, then went on to win the $25,000 top prize, the value of the bonus (either the additional bonus cash, or the value of the car offered during the final season) was deducted from the champion's total, leaving them with exactly $25,000. This version did not feature returning champions. On all versions from 1982 onward, all front-game bonus winnings remained intact in the event of a $25,000 win.
On the $25,000 and $100,000 versions of the show, the same two contestants competed for both halves of the episode. A player who won one of the two games on the episode played the Winner's Circle for $10,000. A player who won both games played the second Winner's Circle for a total of $25,000 (thus earning for example, $750 in the first Winner's Circle means the second was worth an additional $24,250 to the player). On all versions from 1982–91, a player who won both games of an episode became the champion and returned on the next show. If each player won one game, the player with the higher total in the Winner's Circle became champion (winnings from the various front-game bonuses did not count). If the two players won equal amounts of money in the Winner's Circle (including $10,000 wins), both returned on the next show.
Contestants from 1982–91 were allowed to remain on the show until defeated, up to a maximum of five shows. Champions on the CBS version also retired after exceeding the network's winnings limit. This was originally $25,000, but was increased to $50,000 on October 22, 1984 (episode #0542) and to $75,000 on September 29, 1986 (episode #1041). Players were allowed to keep a maximum of $25,000 in excess of the limit. The Osmond version featured no returning champions.
In the Osmond version, contestants played the Winner's Circle for $10,000, with a second trip in the same show worth a total of $25,000 plus a berth in the $100,000 tournament provided that the contestant had won the first Winner's Circle. Otherwise, the second Winner's Circle would be for a second chance at $10,000.
In the 2012 version, the main game determined the Winner's Circle value. Contestants started with a base of $10,000, with each successful 7-for-7 attempt meant that contestant's Winner's Circle jackpot was augmented by $5,000, in addition to the $500 cash bonus. A perfect 21 points in the three rounds results in the Winner's Circle being valued at $25,000. Contestants who score all 42 points in the main game and win both Winner's Circle attempts will win a total of $53,000, which includes the $500 bonus won for each perfect round. As with the Osmond version, there are no returning champions.
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Versions of Pyramid have been also produced for other countries outside the United States:
|Australia||Pyramid||Shura Taft (2009-2012)
Beau Walker (2013)
|Nine Network (2009–12)
|September 1, 2009 – present|
|Canada French||Pyramide||Sébastien Benoit||Radio-Canada||April 28, 2008–April 22, 2011|
|Denmark||Pyramide||Not aired yet|
|Moufida Sheeha||ERT 2||May 16, 2009|
|Estonia||Püramiid||Teet Margna||TV3||March 4, 2006|
|Finland||Pyramidi||MTV3||Not aired yet|
|France||Pyramide||Patrice Laffont||France 2||1991–2003|
|Germany||Die Pyramide||Dieter Thomas Heck
Micky Beisenherz and Joachim Llambi
August 6, 2012–present
|Hast Du Worte?||Jörg Pilawa (1996–97)
Thomas Koschwitz (1997–99)
|Oded Menashe||Channel 2||2002|
|Italy||Pyramid||Enrico Brignano & Debora Salvalaggio||Rai Due||December 3, 2007|
|Japan||ピラミッド||Fuji TV||Not aired yet|
|Ivan Urgant||Russia 1||May 16, 2004–March 20, 2005|
|Singapore||The Pyramid Game||Samuel Chong
|Channel 5||late 1990s|
|Spain||Pirámide||Not aired yet|
|Thailand||มาตามนัด||Sestha Sirachaya & Yanee Jongwisut||Modernine TV||August 6, 2012|
|Turkey||Piramit||Mim Kemel Öke||aTV||1994–95|
|United Kingdom||The ₤1,000 Pyramid Game||Steve Jones||ITV||1981–84|
|The Pyramid Game||1989-90|
|Donny's Pyramid Game||Donny Osmond||Challenge||2007|
|Venezuela||Match 4||Juan Manuel Montesinos||Venevisiόn||1984–89|
|Contra reloj||Daniela Kosán||Televen||2001–02|
|Vietnam||Kim tự tháp||Chi Bảo||HTV7||April 30, 2005 – 2008|
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- The Pyramid at the Internet Movie Database 2012 US Version
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- Die Pyramide at the Internet Movie Database 1979–94 German Version
- Haste de Worte? at the Internet Movie Database 1996–99 German Version
- Ha-Pyramide at the Internet Movie Database 2002 Israeli Version
- Contra reloj at the Internet Movie Database 2001–02 Venezuelan Version
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Daytime Emmy Award history
|Awards and achievements|
|Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
as The $20,000 Pyramid
|Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
as The $20,000 Pyramid
tie with Hollywood Squares in 1980
|Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
as The $25,000 Pyramid
The Price Is Right
The Price Is Right
|Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
as The $25,000 Pyramid