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
Production company(s) First Television
Original network 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)

PETA Members vs. Hunters[1]

Round 1[edit]

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.

Round 2[edit]

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.

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 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.


  1. ^ TIM GOODMAN, EXAMINER TELEVISION CRITIC (31 May 1999). "Time for the (mis)match game". SFGate. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 

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