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Razzle Dazzle


Producer: Larry O'Daly/American Television Syndication
Host: Rick Podell
Announcer: Johnny Gilbert
Taping Info: 1983 in Las Vegas
Made it to Air: It may have aired as a one-off special on several Pay TV outlets in the summer of 1983. Clips from the pitch film made it into the an episode of the British show Tarrant on TV in 2005.
Availability: It is not available on the trading circuit. And after you read Miller v. California, you may not want to take that risk.

I never understood the phrase "for mature audiences only". Once you actually watch the work stating that, you've usually sat through something with a passel of immature jokes and situations made exclusively for 14-year-old boys. So with this attitude I present to you Razzle Dazzle, which when you boil it down is essentially Strip Pyramid in the first half and Strip Beat the Clock in the second half.

The game begins with two teams consisting of one clothed male and one clothed female. Host Rick Podell (who played a game show host on an episode of CHiPs) asked one team to pick a letter from the Razzle Dazzle board and they had 30 seconds to communicate 5 words Pyramid style. The other team got a shot, with the team that scored the fewest points in the round or used more time if they tied had to shed a layer of clothing. After three rounds of that, a second set of couples were brought out to do the same thing.

The "bonus round" consisted of the two winning couples competing in three Beat the Clock like stunts at their state of dress/undress that they were at from their main game (remember, they may have lost a round). The first game consisted of ping pong ball blowing, the second game passing oranges under the necks and the final game involved bouncing basketballs. I have to stop now.

I originally saw only the pitch film of this pilot, which consisted of showing only the bonus game. The more jarring part was hearing the voice over of Johnny Gilbert, Mr. Jeopardy! and Pyramid, telling me how this show could be placed in your late night lineup and appealed to those viewers who liked nudity but not porn. Well, actually, it could not be placed in your late night lineup, since it had nudity. And besides that, it was just stupid.


Its Ra33le Da33le! 1337!

Here's Rick Podell after telling a couple they must strip

The contestants after round 1 guess who lost

The bonus game


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