VS. (game show)

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Presented by Greg Proops
Narrated by Joe Liss
Country of origin USA
Executive producer(s) Bradley Anderson
Mack Anderson
Running time 30 Minutes
Original channel Comedy Central
Original release May 31 – September 3, 1999

VS. is a game show that ran in 1999 on Comedy Central. It was hosted by Greg Proops, with Joe Liss as announcer.

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.

Sample Matchups[edit]

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)

Round 1[edit]

Four general-knowledge categories were played in this round, with two topics in each. After one team chose a topic, Proops read a toss-up question that was open to all six players. Any member from either team could 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.

Round 2[edit]

The board now 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 10 categories had been played.

Round 3[edit]

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[edit]

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 10 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.

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