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TV Shows - Blockbusters

Blockbusters is a TV game show where one team of two people played a solo contestant. The teams alternated in picking a letter from a board full of them. Each letter was the first letter for an answer to a question (Example: What "A" will keep a doctor away if eaten daily? Correct answer: apple). The player that rings in with the right answer gets the square. The player that reaches one side of the board to the other with a line of correct answers (squares) wins the game and goes on to the Gold Run, where they must reach one side of the board to the other in 60 seconds to win the cash jackpot. The show aired on NBC from 1980 to 1982 with Bill Cullen and on NBC in 1987 with Bill Rafferty. Cullen won a Daytime Emmy for Best Game Show Host for his work on Blockbusters.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockbusters_%28US_game_show%29
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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 1987 Version Becomes a Jeopardy clone
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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1 Blockbusters was one of many game shows I watched in my youth and still remember fondly. I watched it in reruns on GSN long ago and watched a family pair (mother & daughter) do a perfect 20-game run (win the match ($500 per game, 2 games to win, do the math) and win the $5,000 bonus round each time) for a grand total of $120,000. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on October 19, 2010, 11:08 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Never boned. Great game show from the 80s that probably should have lasted longer than it did. The whole concept of "two heads is better than one" is executed well and it was always exciting to see how long a contestant could last on the show. Not only that, but it was the only show where longtime game show legend Bill Cullen won an Emmy. When the show returned in 1987 with Bill Raffety, it became a Jeopardy clone with two solo contestants answering questions and didn't last long. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on June 14, 2010, 8:08 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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