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|
|Production company(s)||First Television|
|Original network||Comedy Central|
|Original release||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
Firefighters vs. Gay Men's Chorus Members
Soccer Moms vs. "Dykes on Bikes" (members of a lesbian motorcycle club)
PETA Members vs. Hunters
Host Proops presented a category followed by two subjects associated with the category. One team selected one of those subjects, then Greg read a toss-up question to both teams in which any player can buzz-in and answer. A correct answer from the buzz-in player won $100 for the team; but an incorrect from the buzz-in player allowed the opposing team a chance to steal. After a question from the first category was played, another question from the other was asked; after all that, a new category with two new subjects were all played. Four categories were played this round.
In this round, categories appear two at a time with a new one replacing the chosen one. Each category was written especially for each team. The player from the team in control can choose either category from either side after which a toss-up question (which used the same technique from the previous round) was read. Correct answers from the team's own category was worth $200 while correct answers from the opposing team's category was worth double or $400. Incorrect answers no matter whose category was played lost $200 and if it came from the buzz-in player, the opponents get a chance to steal. Each team gets a total of five categories and when a team ran out of categories, questions from the opponent's categories were played. The round ended when all ten questions were asked or until time ran out.
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 $250 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 is right up the winning team's alley and the other is a harder question. Once the winning team chose a category, one final question from that category was asked, and then they had ten seconds to think of an answer (during that time, Greg would do a comedy bit). Now after the time was up, if the winning team can give the correct answer to that question, they win an additional $1,000. But if they weren't able to answer the question, the losing team got a chance for revenge by answering the same question for the same cash prize but with a five-second conference, and they get it if they're right.
- TIM GOODMAN, EXAMINER TELEVISION CRITIC (31 May 1999). "Time for the (mis)match game". SFGate. Retrieved 10 April 2016.