Fred Travalena
Johnny Gilbert
Anything for Money
Syndication (Daily): 9/17/1984 – 4/19/1985 (with repeats until 8/ or 9/1985)
Bernstein-Hovis Productions/Impact Studios
Paramount Television

"Today on Anything for Money, (insert the situations from the episode)! Well, we'll find out as we ask the question, will people do Anything for Money? And now, here's the star of our show, Fred Travalena!"

Anything for Money was a short-lived, hidden camera game show where contestants watch video clips of zany stunts & practical jokes featuring average Joes & Josephines who may or may not participate in them for a little money.


Two contestants were shown three video clips of unsuspecting people who were offered money to do an oddball task. Before each clip, the contestants secretly predicted whether or not the parties involved would do the task, with correct predictions awarding money: the first video clip was worth $200, the second was worth $300, and the final clip was worth $500 for a maximum score of $1,000.

Both players kept the cash, but the player with the most money at the end of Round 3 won the game and a bonus prize. If the game ended in a tie, both players received the bonus prize.


TAV Vine Street Studios, Los Angeles, CA

British VersionEdit

An equally short-lived British version hosted by Andrew O'Connor aired on Sky One from 6 February (February 6), 1991 until 28 September (September 28), 1992.

Trade AdsEdit


  • New York - WCBS
  • Los Angeles - KCBS
  • Philadelphia - WCAU
  • San Francisco - KTZO (now KOFY)
  • Washington, D.C. - WJLA
  • Tampa Bay - WTVT
  • Seattle - KING
  • Miami - WPLG
  • Denver - KCNC
  • Sacramento - KOVR
  • Portland, OR - KGW
  • Hartford - WTNH
  • Norfolk - WTKR
  • Oklahoma City - KOCO
  • New Orleans - WVUE
  • Tulsa - KJRH
  • Monterey - KNTV (now in San Francisco)


Rules for Anything for Money
Article about the British version at UKGameShows

YouTube VideosEdit

A full episode from 1984

Another Full Episode
Here's Another Episode