VS. (game show)
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|Presented by||Greg Proops|
|Narrated by||Joe Liss|
|Country of origin||USA|
|Executive producer(s)||Bradley Anderson
|Running time||30 Minutes|
|Original channel||Comedy Central|
|Original run||May 31 – September 3, 1999|
The game featured two three-member teams that were complete opposites (firemen/pyromaniacs). Proops would ask both teams questions about general topics as well as topics relating to the subject that divided the teams.
Nudists vs. Porn Stars
Vegans vs. Deli Workers
College Professors vs. Middle School Students
Astronomers vs. Astrologers
Notre Dame vs. USC
Mall Santas vs. Elvis Impersonators
Bowlers vs. Marathon Runners
Morticians vs. Clowns
Beauty Queens vs. Goth Queens
Soccer Moms vs. "Dykes on Bikes" (members of a lesbian motorcycle club)
Four general-knowledge categories were played in this round, with two topics in each. After one team chose a topic, Greg read a toss-up question that was open to all six players. Any member from either team can buzz-in and answer the question. A correct answer awarded $100; a wrong answer carried no penalty but gave the opposing team a chance to steal. The second topic in the category was then played, after which a new category and pair of topics was shown.
Now the board showed two categories at a time, one written specifically for each team. The team in control could choose from either side, and anyone could buzz in on every question. Correct answers in a team's own categories were worth $200 each, while answers for the opponents' categories scored $400. Wrong answers deducted $200 and gave the opponents a chance to guess. After each toss-up, the chosen category was switched out for a new one, up to a maximum of five on a side; beyond this point, that side would be left blank and the other side would be played. This round ended when time ran out or after all ten categories had been played.
For this round, the six players were split into pairs containing one person from each team. Every pair received three toss-up questions, with all answers being one of three related choices (i.e. "SUV", "S&M", or "STD"). Correct answers scored $250, while wrong answers deducted this value and gave the opponent a chance to answer. After all three pairs of players had had their turns, the team in the lead won the game and got to keep their money; the other team received a worthless consolation prize.
"Grand Finale" bonus round
The winning team had a choice of two categories, one difficult and one in the team's area of expertise. For example, a team of hippies could pick either "International Grandmasters of Chess" or "Hippie Poems." Once they made their choice and heard the question, they had ten seconds to confer. A correct answer awarded the team another $1,000. Missing it gave the opponents five seconds to confer and win the money with the right answer.