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An unsold 1987 pilot where "the ability to predict humorous headlines will pay off handsomely".
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The host would give a toss-up question to three contestants. The "answer" was printed on a card in his possession. For example, Hall would ask a question such as, "I'm thinking of a brand of wristwatch." The three contestants would ring in and each one would answer the question (in this case, Rolex) in the order in which they rang in. If a contestant's answer was incorrect, the control passed to the next contestant. If the third contestant answered incorrectly, control passed back to the first person, and so on. This went on until the correct answer was spoken.
The number of clues provided in the maingame was determined by the contestant who rang in first. The contestant who rang in first would receive three clues, the second person two clues, and vice versa.
Depending on the order in which the contestant rang in the toss-up round, they would receive one, two, or three clues to a humorous headline. The clues were revealed to the contestant, who then must guess the answer. If the headline was guessed correctly, the contestant received $300 and another toss-up question was given to all. If time was running out, the puzzle was worth $600, to speed up the game.
The first person to reach $1,000 won and received the privilege to play the bonus round.
Bonus Round (Quick Predictions)Edit
The winning contestant was shown seven clues with a word missing from each one. He/she received 30 seconds to fill in all seven of the blanks. If the contestant was successful once, $5,000 was awarded. If the contestant was successful twice (that is, if he/she won the right to play the bonus round again in another episode), $10,000 was awarded.
Future contestant coordinator Laura Chambers appeared in one of the pilots.