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Producer: Nicholson-Muir/Metromedia
Host: Jim McKrell
Announcer: John Harlan
Taping Info: 1979
Made it to Air: No. This does not seem to be related to the Wink Martindale version that hit the air in 1987.

I think I have just viewed the most original pilot I've ever seen. At no other point in game show history has ever come up with the concept of getting married couples, asking one of them a question, and seeing how the other spouse would have answered. Your buddy and mine Jim McKrell is the host.

Jim introduces the couples, who are seated in front of a drawing of either a blue, yellow or blue house. On the other side of the stage are the kids for each couple, dressed in t-shirts matching the color of their parents' house. The purpose of the kids was to simply banter with Jim, they had no influence on the game play.

The first round involves three questions about one of the spouses that have one of two possible answers. One spouse answered their question in a pre-taped segment, while the second spouse tried to match the answer. If there was a match, it was worth 20 points. On this game, each team had 20 points after round one (so a .333 batting average for each). The questions were different for each couple.

The second round was just like the first, except each question was worth 40 points. Again, each team had a .333 batting average so the score was a three-way tie at 60 after round two. The third round featured just one question per couple and was worth 100 points, and the question was the same for each couple. Only one couple answered this question (yet another .333 batting average), so they had 160 points and the game. No idea on how a tie would be played.

Winning the game simply won you a trip and some luggage. No bonus game. And no excitement. As much as Jim McKrell tried to squeeze some excitement out, there just wasn't anything there.

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