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Recorded at ABC Studio TV-15/Elysee Theater in New York City, New York from January to April 1981.

Week Episodes Taped/Aired Celebrities
#01[1] #011-#015 Taped: January 11, 1981
Aired: February 16-20, 1981
Didi Conn & Brian Patrick Clarke
#02[2] #021-#025 Taped: January 12, 1981
Aired: February 02-06, 1981
Shelley Smith & Nipsey Russell
#03[3] #031-#035 Taped: January 12 (M-T) & 13 (W-F), 1981
Aired: February 09-13, 1981
Anita Gillette & Soupy Sales
#04[4] #041-#045 Taped: January 13, 1981
Aired: January 26-30, 1981
Jo Anne Worley & Sal Viscuso
#05[5] #051-#055 Taped: February 02, 1981
Aired: February 23-27, 1981
Rita Moreno & Jay Johnson
#06[6] #061-#065 Taped: February 03, 1981
Aired: March 02-06, 1981
Adrienne Barbeau & LeVar Burton
#07[7] #071-#075 Taped: February 03 (M-T) & 04 (W-F), 1981
Aired: March 09-13, 1981
Anne Meara & John Gabriel
#08[8] #081-#085 Taped: February 04, 1981
Aired: March 16-20, 1981
Elaine Joyce & Tony Randall
#09[9] #091-#095 Taped: March 02, 1981
Aired: March 23-27, 1981
Jo Anne Worley & Fred Grandy
#10[10] #101-#105 Taped: March 03, 1981
Aired: March 30-April 03, 1981
Jo Anne Worley & Soupy Sales
#11[11] #111-#115 Taped: March 03 (M-T) & 04 (W-F), 1981
Aired: April 06-10, 1981
Joanna Gleason & Robert Mandan
#12[12] #121-#125 Taped: March 04, 1981
Aired: April 13-17, 1981
Susan Richardson & Ross Martin
#13[13] #131-#135 Taped: March 30, 1981
Aired: April 20-24, 1981
Didi Conn & Robert Mandan
#14[14] #141-#145 Taped: March 31, 1981
Aired: April 27-May 01, 1981
Donna Mills & Ken Kercheval
#15[15] #151-#155 Taped: March 31 (M-T) & April 01 (W-F), 1981
Aired: May 04-08, 1981
Constance McCashin & Greg Morris
#16[16] #161-#165 Taped: April 01, 1981
Aired: May 25-29, 1981
Lois Nettleton & LeVar Burton
#17[17] #171-#175 Taped: April 06, 1981
Aired: June 01-05, 1981
Didi Conn & Nipsey Russell
#18[18] #181-#185 Taped: April 07, 1981
Aired: May 11-15, 1981
Anita Gillette & Grant Goodeve
#19[19] #191-#195 Taped: April 08, 1981
Aired: May 18-22, 1981
Anita Gillette & Grant Goodeve

NotesEdit

  1. First taped week! Start of first $50,000 tournament preliminaries! Big wins: Didi - 1 $5,000; Brian - 0. Player of the Week: Bob Russo, at 19 seconds.
  2. Big wins: Shelley - 1 $5,000; Nipsey - 0. Player of the Week: Kris Corbett, qualified by Shelley.
  3. Big wins: Anita - 1 $5,000; Soupy - 1 $5,000. Player of the Week: Colleen Messina, qualified by Anita w/tiebreaker (Original time: 20 seconds).
  4. First aired week! Big wins: Jo Anne - 1 $10,000; Sal - 2 $10,000s (with one being wiped out by Jo Anne's $10,000). Player of the Week: Patti Bryant, qualified by Jo Anne at 19 seconds.
  5. Big wins: Rita - 2 $5,000s; Jay - 0. Player of the Week: Connie Meng, qualified by Jay w/tiebreaker (Original time: 22 seconds).
  6. Big wins: Adrienne - 0; LeVar - 2 $5,000s (in same show). Player of the Week: Tony Gonsalves, qualified by Adrienne.
  7. Big wins: Anne - 1 $5,000; John - 0. Player of the Week: Eric Kornfeld, qualified by Anne.
  8. End of the first $50,000 tournament preliminaries! Big wins: Elaine - 1 $5,000; Tony - 1 $5,000. Player of the Week: Bob Verini, qualified by Elaine w/tiebreaker (Original time: 20 seconds).
  9. First $50,000 Tournament! Big wins: Jo Anne - 1 $5,000; Fred - 1 $10,000 (eventually wiped out).
  10. First $50,000 Tournament continues and ends on Friday with Colleen Messina becoming the first contestant to claim the top prize! Big wins: Jo Anne - 0; Soupy - 1 $50,000.
  11. Start of second and final $50,000 tournament preliminaries! Big wins: Joanne - 2; a $5,000 and a $10,000; Robert - 0. Player of the Week: Ginny Giocca, qualified by Joanna w/tiebreaker (original time: 19 seconds).
  12. Big wins: Susan - 0; Ross - 0. Player of the Week: Ruth Abrahams, at 20 seconds.
  13. Big wins: Didi - 1 $5,000; Robert - 1 $10,000. Player of the Week: Valerie Karasek, qualified by Didi.
  14. Big wins: Donna - 0; Ken - 1 $5,000. Player of the Week: Loretta Sheehan, qualified by Donna at 19 seconds.
  15. Big wins: Constance - 0; Greg - 1 $5,000. Player of the Week: Mary Mansfield, at 18 seconds.
  16. Big wins: Lois - 1 $5,000; LeVar - 0. Player of the Week: Robert Laconi, qualified by LeVar at 16 seconds (shortest qualifying time of the series).
  17. End of second and final $50,000 tournament preliminaries! Final aired week! Big wins: Didi - 0; Nipsey - 1 $5,000. Player of the Week: Ron Draine and Tony Reitano w/three-way tiebreaker (only week with two fastest players).
  18. Second and final $50,000 Tournament! Big wins: Anita - 1 $10,000; Grant - 1 $10,000.
  19. Second and final $50,000 tournament continues and ends on Thursday with Tony Reitano becoming the second and final contestant to claim the top prize! Final taped week! Big wins: Anita - 1 $50,000; Grant - 0.