An fascinating Golden Medley round from 1984. Did Hap merely come across a way to acquire himself a couple of extra seconds for each guess?
Video Rating: 4 / 5
i like that he keeps checking his watch
This dude was a smart player. I imagine the time on the clock is only meant to count down the actual music playing and doesn’t limit the time one needs to think about the tune.
this show is lucky standards and practices didn’t bust it. For that matter, any show Lange hosted.
this show is lucky standards and practices didn’t bust it.
did he cheat? Not technically. did he bend the rules? he bent them like a 5-year old would bend Gumby.
@gshowguy How is legal it to stop a 30 second clock for nearly 10 seconds so he can give himself some extra time to think about and then he gives the answer. CHEATING!!
@cstring420 Cheated? I don’t think so.
@cstring420 Nope, just smart. He was like Michael Larson of Press Your Luck fame (and ANY game show fan remembers what HE did). Didn’t cheat, but was paying attention. The whole thing was because when he hit the stopper, the music stopped. Thus, he didn’t get to hear anymore of the song. If he stopped the clock and then more of the song played, THEN you would have a case. In this, as long as the answers he gave when he gave them were correct before the next tune was played, no harm or foul.
LOL!!! He is playing them and got away with it HAAA!
i wish they bring this back and used songs of the 90′s 80′s and 2000′s
@cstring420 No he did not, there was nothing in the rules that states he coulden’t answer it before the next tune played!!!!!!!
Scuzzy? Yes. Against the rules? No.
him brain big
Dick Clark also wore Botany 500 during the final year of the $20K Pyramid and on the $50K Pyramid, too.
This guy cheated. It’s amazing that he got away with it.
That was VERY smart of him. . .to say “pass” but figure it out while the host went on and on!!! Surprised that there wasn’t a rule in play for this!
Wow!!This dude outwitted the host. It’s amazing no one caught on.
By far one of the best game shows of all time! I watched this show so much as a child in the 80s. And that was simply hilarious how Hap would buzz in and pass, then proclaim, “Hold up, I got it!”
Botany 500, the same wardrobe worned by the likes of Jim Lange, Bob Eubanks, Monty Hall, Jack Narz, Jim Perry, Jim Caldwell, Dan Miller, Bob Barker, Tom Kennedy, Sherman Hemsley, Telly Savales and of course Wink Martindale, Richard Dawson and Jack Klugman.
Boy, Hap Trout was something and I loved when he got serious in the finals, but I think the reason this version didn’t last long was b/c like Tom said, it was stripped to 5 days a week and they played the same songs over & over & over again
God I remember Jim Lange hosting this show ..god I Miss The Golden Medley on Name That Tune.
HE WAS SO CHEATING
As much as it pains me to admit it, you’re right. Why are we so mean?
I wish GSN could play this. But they probably cant because of all the stupid copyrights on all the tunes they play