Ken Ober
John Leader
Unsold Pilot: 1992
Brad Lachman Productions
MCA Television

Pindemonium is the name of an unsold pilot from 1992, hosted by Ken Ober of Remote Control fame. Two married couples would compete in a game very similar to The Newlywed Game and Bowling for Dollars.


Round 1Edit

In the first round, each team would play three frames of bowling, rather than the standard 10. One teammate rolled a ball, with each pin worth one point. If any pins were left standing after the first roll, the couple could earn a second roll by answering a question about each other, such as "How long does it take for him to do the 'wild thing'-- five minutes, a half-hour, or 30 seconds?" If correct, they earned the roll.

Round 2 - Catch-Up RoundEdit

After each couple played three frames of bowling, a second round was played--the Catch-Up Round. The trailing team went first, being asked up to five questions about each other. Each match increased the value of the pins by a point. The standard pins were replaced by colorful design ones, worth from 1-5 points depending on how well a couple did in the first part of the round--though they only got one roll; and that roll could be worth up to 50 points. If they caught up, the opposing team would have another chance to win the game. After the round ended, the couple with the most points won the game, $500 and a chance to bowl against the "Pinheads."

Bonus Round - PinheadsEdit

In the bonus round, the winning couple chose three pins (from ten), each with a crudely-drawn picture of a celebrity's head on it. Attached to the pin was a prize and a number to determine what position the pin was set at the end of the lane. For every pin knocked down, they won a prize, but if all three were knocked down, not only were all three prizes won, they also won a new car (in the pilot, it was a Geo Metro convertible).


House Band - The Alley Cats

YouTube LinkEdit

Sizzle reel for the show, circa 1992

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