This is from the premiere week. Notice the rising panel to reveal the Pyramid board. Def. a uncommon thing. To watch in High Good quality, enter &fmt=18 at the end of the web address at the leading.
I ike the theme
Dick Clark’s first NON ABC Show.
How many of you recognize the voice of the announcer? It is Bob Clayton, who also succeeded Hugh Downs as host on the original “Concentration.” Clayton was also the announcer on Concentration from 1963 until Downs left the show.
@WhatsAYak You’re a moron. This is from 1972, they did NOT have betamax available to the public that early, and besides betamax and VHS came out at the same time.
@th3tracer – This was an early Betamax home recording, and those first models could only record in B&W.
what happened to the color? It was in color when I saw the 5000 pyramid
@landrykkb I hated the new pyramid these were classics!
@chrismc410 The premise of Pyramid has basically always been the same,but I didn’t like Donny Osmond’s Pyramid because it was way too modernized.
Actully, according to UCLA Archives, the source of this, this is the Third Episode of Premiere Week. The Pilot of this had Peggy Caas and Bill Cullen.
I don’t think June or Rob appeared on this show following this episode.
Take a good long look at the bottom panels of the main gameboard very carefully, according to all texts of the show, originally, there were four more categories to answer to complete ten categories, but Dick Clark, and the shows producers realized that no one would be able to answer ten correct categories in 60 seconds, so, the bottom four spaces were nailed over, and painted to look like the rest of the game board.
This the pilot episode, aired in 1973.
Yes, the theme music for the Pyramid shows during the Dick Clark years was called “Tuning Up,” and was in it’s original form in the $10,000, and $20,000 version of the show, and was revamped for the $25,000, $50,000, and $100,000 versions as well.
If only all the rest of the New York City episodes of this version were preserved in this fashion.
This obviously comes from a B&W 16mm kinescope transferred to videotape.
The only things that have changed with Dick Clark since the 1970′s and 1980′s have been that he has had a stroke and his speech is Impared I beleive he is one of the orginal game show hosts left after Bob Barker, Wink Martin Dale and Monty Hall, I love TV game shows
You may see something flash between 0:02 and 0:03…that is an ad for What’s My Line.
does the very opening cue heard in this clip exist in the clear??? interesting music
A longer clip of this was posted.
This could be a clip from 1 of 3 episodes in the UCLA acrives. They hold the 3rd epiosde.
Jesus and Dick Clark hasn’t changed much in the last oh I dunno 40 or so years!
At least it’s good to know that the first winner’s circle was won.
I got it from a friend of mine in an email.
Where did you get this?