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Host
Dennis Miller
Broadcast
Amne$ia
Amne$ia alt
NBC: 2/22/2008 – 4/11/2008
Packagers
Mark Burnett Productions/
Super Delicious Productions

Amne$ia was a short-lived primetime game show where players win money by answering questions about their own lives.

GameplayEdit

The game was played in five rounds.

You in 60 Seconds: Instead of standard welcome intros, Amnesia beggan with a speed round. The contestant had 60 seconds to answer seven questions, winning $1,000 for each correct answer, for a maximum of $7,000. There was no penalty for wrong answers, and the money won in this round was the contestant's to keep.

In the next three rounds the contestant was sent to a soundproof booth and a loved one was asked about various events they had shared with the player. The contestant then returned and was asked questions. Occasionally, in lieu of a question, the contestant had to complete a stunt to be credited with a correct answer (such as trying to place the names of five obscure body parts on a dummy within 30 seconds). A frequent stunt was a blindfolded taste test of a familiar family recipe, with three imitation dishes.

  • Round 1: $5,000 for each correct answer (3 questions played)
  • Round 2: $10,000 for each correct answer (2 questions played)
  • Round 3: $20,000 for each correct answer (2 questions played)

Thus, contestants could end round 3 with up to $75,000 in their "memory bank."

Total Amnesia: Risk was introduced in the end game, so the player was given the option to stop or proceed before each question in this round. If they chose to proceed, they would choose a question by picking one of their supporters, each holding an envelope that contained a question about their relationship. Each question was worth money, as follows:

  • Question 1: $25,000
  • Question 2: $50,000
  • Question 3: $100,000

Note: Contestants did not need to have the full value of a question in their bank in order to attempt it (e.g., a player with $5,000 could still attempt the $100,000 question).

A correct answer to the question added money to the player's bank, but a wrong answer would subtract that amount. Before each question, the player could choose to stop and take the money already won, but if at any time the bank fell to $0, the game was over and the player would go home with whatever they won in You in 60 Seconds.

If the player answered all 10 questions in the main game and all seven questions in the speed round, the player won a maximum total of $257,000.

Theme Song LyricsEdit

I remember your name, but forgot your face.
I remember the time, but forgot the place.
Think I got, think I got, think I got.
Amnesia.

InventorEdit

Mark Burnett

International VersionsEdit

The following are a list of countries that have previously aired their versions of Amne$ia including:

  • Australia - has been announced on the Nine Network, to air sometime in 2008.
  • Brazil - aired on SBT in 2009 as Voce se lembra? (Do You Remember?) hosted by Ze Americo.
  • UK - has been piloted with Terry Wogan as host on Channel 4.

LinkEdit

Official Website (via Internet Archive)