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Host/Co-Executive Producer
Alan Thicke
Announcer
Joe Cipriano
Broadcast
Pictionary 1997 Game Show
Syndication (Daily): 9/22/1997 – 5/22/1998
Packagers
Kline & Friends/Pictionary Inc.
Distributor
Worldvision Enterprises

In this version of Pictionary, two teams of three (two celebrities and one contestant) played a drawing game based on the board game. This was played similar to Win, Lose or Draw.

GameplayEdit

Main GameEdit

The teams drew puzzles which were all phrases, and played for points in this game. Each point was worth $100 to the contestants.

Round 1: Celebrity RoundEdit

In Round 1, all four celebrities went up to the drawing board one at a time. Each celebrity had 45 seconds to draw puzzles with the same word in each. When the show started, the celebrities were given two puzzles with the same word. If the team playing with the celebrity drawer got them both, the contestant scored two points/$200 (they had to get them both in order to score). Later it was changed to having the celebrity in control draw as many puzzles as possible during the 45 seconds with each one worth one point/$100.

Round 2: Team RoundEdit

In this round each team had three minutes to draw as many puzzles as possible with each one worth one point/$100. Each puzzle had a linking word connecting from one puzzle to another. Players on the team in control took turns drawing and if they couldn't get their teammates to say the right phrase or didn't know what else to draw, they could pass and hand-off to the next player. The team in the lead went first followed by the trailing team.

The team with the most points/money at the end of the round won the game. If the game ended in a tie, host Thicke drew one more puzzle and the first team to get the puzzle won the game. Both civilian contestants got to keep all the cash they won, but only the winning team went on to play the bonus round for a lot more cash.

Bonus RoundEdit

One member of the winning team selected by his/her teammates went up to the drawing board and drew for the next 90 seconds. Only this time, instead of drawing phrases, he/she drew single words; each word connected to another. Each time the drawer's teammates said the right word, the contestant won some more money. The first three (later four) words were worth $100, the next three were worth $300, and every word from there on out was worth $1,000. There was no max cash winnings; contestants could win as much as possible in this round.

Originally there were returning champions. Champions stayed on the show until they were defeated or reached the Friday show. Two months later in the run, the champions format was dropped altogether, and two new players competed everyday.

TriviaEdit

The Knockout

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  • At the beginning of each show, the day's contestants would draw anything they wanted.
  • Former Wheel of Fortune producer Nancy Jones worked on the show.
  • This show was best remembered for the episode in which Erik Estrada accidentally hit Bill Maher in the nose after getting the puzzle which was "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree", though the injury was not life-threatening.

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TicketEdit

RatingEdit

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MusicEdit

Greg Edmondson

InventorEdit

Based on the board game of the same name by Angel Games, now Mattel & Hasbro.

StudioEdit

CBS Television City, Hollywood, CA

Spin-OffsEdit

1989 Version
2000 Version

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