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Recorded at NBC Studios 3 and 2 in Burbank, California from October 1980 to March 1982.

Pilot[]

According to Adam Nedeff's website, the Pilot took $500 to win the match, and after winning $250, the player/team then played "Shortcut to Victory", in which the player/team had to answer all three questions correctly to win another $250. If the player/team made a mistake, a second round of the regular game was played to determine the winner. On The Gold Run board, four gold bards on the right side concealed $1,000, $2,000, $5,000, and $10,000. Upon connecting gold to gold, the player/team was rewarded with the amount adjacent to their last correct answer. The set also looked a little different, and had different podiums and scoreboards, which were covered up on the actual show.

1980[]

Ep # Aired Solo Winnings Family Winnings Notes
Ep 1 10/27/80 JoAnne (0-2) $0 Joe/Tom Hendricks (3-0) $2,800 Premeire!
Nancy (0-1) $0
Ep 2 10/28/80 Nancy (0-2) $0 Joe/Tom Hendricks (4-1) $2,900($5,700) __
Georgia (1-0) $0
Ep 3 10/29/80 Georgia (1-2) $2,500 Joe/Tom Hendricks (6-1) $7,500($13,200) __
Ep 4 10/30/80 Geri (0-2) $0 Joe/Tom Hendricks (9-1) $5,600($18,800) __
Bill (0-1) $0
Ep 5 10/31/80 Bill (1-2) $2,500 Joe/Tom Hendricks (11-2) $7,500($26,300) __
LaRae (0-1) $0
Ep 6 11/3/80 LaRae (2-1) $3,000 Joe/Tom Hendricks (11-4) $500($26,800) __
Ep 7 11/4/80 LaRae (4-1) $2,900($5,900) Denise/Linda Farrell (0-2) $0 __
Ep 8 11/5/80 LaRae (5-2) $5,000($10,900) Florence Tanay(sp?)/Pat Hobbs (1-1) $300 __
Ep 9 11/6/80 LaRae (7-2) $7,500($18,400) Florence Tanay(sp?)/Pat Hobbs (1-2) $0($300) __
Cassandra Iverson/Don Boden (0-1) $0
Ep 10 11/7/80 LaRae (10-2) $8,000($26,400) Cassandra Iverson/Don Boden (0-2) $0 __
Bill/Penny Cooper (0-2) $0
Ep 11 11/10/80 LaRae (11-3) $0($26,400) Ruby Densen/James Granderson (1-1) $2,500 __
Ep 12 11/11/80 LaRae (13-4) $8,100($34,500) Ruby Densen/James Granderson (1-2) $0($2,500) __
Jerrilyn/Barbara Kiokhani(sp?) (0-1) $0
Ep 13 11/12/80 LaRae (15-4) $7,500($42,000) Jerrilyn/Barbara Kiokhani (0-2) $0 __
Rhonda/Matt Blum (0-1) $0
Ep 14 11/13/80 LaRae (16-4) $5,000($47,000) Rhonda/Matt Blum (0-2) $0 LaRae retires
Patti (1-0) $400 Steve Wilson/Diane Kay (0-1) $0
Ep 15 11/14/80 Patti (1-2) $0($400) Steve Wilson/Diane Kaye (2-1) $2,800 __
Penny (0-0) $0
Ep 16 11/17/80 Penny (1-1) $300 Steve Wilson/Diane Kaye (3-2) $3,000 __
Ep 17 11/18/80 Penny (3-1) $800($1,100) Steve Wilson/Diane Kaye (1-2) $0($3,000) __
Vicki Azar/Eileen Noren (0-1) $0
Ep 18 11/19/80 Penny (3-3) $??($1,100+) Vicki Azar/Eileen Noren (2-1) $700
Ep 19 11/20/80 Tommy (1-1) $500 Vicki Azar/Eileen Noren (3-2) $0($700) __
Ep 20 11/21/80 Tommy (?-?) $500+? Vicki Azar/Eileen Noren (?-?) $700+ GSN skipped this episode and two more. *
Ep 21 11/24/80 ??? $??? ??? $??? GSN skipped this episode, this episode is where the "$500 per win, $1,000 to win a match and play the Gold Rush for $5,000" rule takes effect
Ep 22 11/25/80 Carlos (1-2) $500($6,500) Jan Cooper/Jack Conn (?-?) $6,000 GSN skipped this episode, Jan Cooper and Jack Conn are somewhere in this episode
Ep 23 11/26/80 Ann (0-2) $0 Jan Cooper/Jack Conn (4-?) $6,000($8,100) __
Dan (1-1) $500
None 11/27/80 NO SHOW ON THANKSGIVING!**
Ep 24 11/28/80 Dan (1-2) $0($500) Jan Cooper/Jack Conn (6-?) $6,000($14,100) __
Jackie (0-1) $0
Ep 25 12/1/80 Jackie (0-2) $0 Jan Cooper/Jack Conn (8-?) $5,500($19,600) JOHN HATTEN's FIRST APPEARANCE! Board malfuntions in this episode!***
JOHN HATTEN (1-0) $500
Ep 26 12/2/80 JOHN HATTEN (4-0) $6,500($7,000) Jan Cooper/Jack Conn (8-?) $0($14,600) __
Judy Binder/Susan Brownstein (0-2) $0
Ep 27 12/3/80 JOHN HATTEN (7-0) $11,500($18,500) Glenda/Clarence Darrow (0-2) $0 No, that isn't the lawyer Clarence Darrow!
Melanie Ballard/Beverlie Frame (0-1) $0
Ep 28 12/4/80 JOHN HATTEN (9-0) $6,000($24,500) Melanie Ballard/Beverlie Frame (0-2) $0 Puff(Eps 11, 12, 13) and Addie(Ep 41) would appear on Trivia Trap 4 years later!
Addie Stein/Puff Contreras (0-1) $0
Ep 29 12/5/80 JOHN HATTEN (10-0) $5,500($30,000) Addie Stein/Puff Contreras (0-2) $0 Antoher famous name!, Jimmy Carter!
Cindy/Jimmy Carter (0-0) $0
Ep 30 12/8/80 JOHN HATTEN (12-1) $6,000($36,000) Cindy/Jimmy Carter (1-2) $500 John's first game loss occurs here
Faith/Norma Lipton (0-0) $0
Ep 31 12/9/80 JOHN HATTEN (14-1) $6,000($42,000) Faith/Norma Lipton (0-2) $0 Episode where John reveals his house burned down during a taping, but he keeps going strong!
Jean Rajewski(sp?)/Deirdre McElroy (0-0) $0
Ep 32 12/10/80 JOHN HATTEN (17-2) $6,500($48,500) Jean Rajewski/Deirdre McElroy (0-2) $0 John becomes the all time Blockbuster's champ, for now...! Also John's second loss occurs here
Rosalie Alexander/David Stagno (1-1) $500
Ep 33 12/11/80 JOHN HATTEN (20-2) $11,500($60,000) Rosalie Alexander/David Stagno(1-2) $500 John Hatten retires. John retired going to the Gold Rush the max amount of times and won the max amount of money possible! A great run by John!
Dee Pierce/Kris Murray(0-2) $0
Ep 34 12/12/80 Cathy (1-2) $500 Richard/Carla St. Laurent (2-1) $6,000 Three entirely new players here
Ep 35 12/15/80 Pat (2-1) $1,500 Richard/Carla St. Laurent (3-3) $500($6,500) __
Maletta/Robin Hutchinson(0-0) $0
Ep 36 12/16/80 Pat (3-2) $500($2,000) Maletta/Robin Hutchinson (1-1) $500 __
Ep 37 12/17/80 Pat (3-3) $0($2,000) Maletta/Robin Hutchinson (2-3) $1,000($1,500) __
Donna (2-0) $1,000
Ep 38 12/18/80 Donna (4-0) $11,000($12,000) Berle Hempel/Bunny Gass (0-2) $0 __
Pam/Paula Gibbs(0-0) $0
Ep 39 12/19/80 Donna (6-1) $6,000($18,000) Pam/Paula Gibbs (1-2) $500 __
John Shannon/Kathy Thomas(0-0) $0
Ep 40 12/22/80 Donna (6-3) $0($18,000) John Shannon/Kathy Thomas (2-0) $1,600 A win by Donna was overturned and awarded to John and Kathy because the answer John and Kathy gave, as they buzzed in first, was in fact ruled correct. Earlier it had been ruled incorrect and Donna got the "correct" answer and had won.
Heidi (0-0) $0
Ep 41 12/23/80 Heidi (0-2) $0 John Shannon/Kathy Thomas (4-0) $6,000($7,600) __
Susan (0-0) $0
Ep 42 12/24/80 Susan (0-2) $0 John Shannon/Kathy Thomas (7-0) $6,500($14,100) __
Rick (0-1) $0
None $ NO SHOW ON CHRISTMAS!
Ep 43 12/26/80 Rick (0-2) $0 John Shannon/Kathy Thomas (9-0) $6,000($20,100) __
Linda (0-1) $0
Ep 44 12/29/80 Linda (0-2) $0 John Shannon/Kathy Thomas (12-0) $6,500($26,600)
Kelly (0-2) $0
Ep 45 12/30/80 Joyce (0-2) $0 John Shannon/Kathy Thomas (14-0) $11,000($37,600) __
Wayne (0-0) $0
Ep 46 12/31/80 Wayne (1-2) $500 John Shannon/Kathy Thomas (16-1) $1,600($39,200) New Year's Eve 1980!
Lesley (0-0) $0
None 1/1/81 NO SHOW ON NEW YEAR'S DAY!
Ep 47 1/2/81 Lesley (0-2) $0 John Shannon/Kathy Thomas (19-1) $6,500($45,700) First show of 1981!, Copyrights still 1980!
Joe (0-1) $0
Ep 48 1/5/81 Joe (0-2) $0 John Shannon/Kathy Thomas (20-1) $5,500($51,200) John and Kathy retire undefeated as the second highest money winners and the highest family pair winners in Blockbusters history(so far!), Leland Yung's first episode!
Leland Yung (1-0) $500 Ann Young/Nancy Barracope (0-1) $0
Ep 49 1/6/81 Leland Yung (3-0) $1,400($1,900) Ann Young/Nancy Barnacope (0-2) $0 __
Linnea/Kari Wolf (0-1) $0
Ep 50 1/7/81 Leland Yung (6-0) $6,500($8,400) Linnea/Kari Wolf (0-2) $0 Leland wins the Gold Rush in a record(so far...) 20 seconds!
Patti Bongarte/Sylvia Anderson (0-2) $0
Ep 51 1/8/81 Leland Yung (8-0) $6,000($14,400) Dee Hoopah/Curt Aiken (0-2) $0
Ep 52 1/9/81 Leland Yung (10-0) $11,000($25,400) Claudette Glover/Paulette Brown (0-2) $0 The second pair of twins on BB, though they didn't do as successfully as the first!
Robyn/Keith Andrews (0-0) $0
Ep 53 1/12/81 Leland Yung (12-1) $6,000($31,400) Robyn/Keith Andrews (1-2) $500 Leland's first game loss occurs here
Ep 54 1/13/81 Leland Yung (13-2) $500($31,900) Carla Palis/Sandy Hamilton (1-1) $500 Only two tough games played in this episode!
Ep 55 1/14/81 Leland Yung (15-2) $1,600($33,500) Carla Palis/Sandy Hamilton (1-2) $500 __
Marilyn/Jack Nerad (0-1) $0
Ep 56 1/15/81 Leland Yung (18-2) $6,500($40,000) Marilyn/Jack Nerad (0-2) $0 __
Holly/Corey Heir (0-2) $0
Ep 57 1/16/81 Leland Yung (20-2) $6,000($46,000) Jerry/Barry Kersey (0-2) $0 Leland plays his final match here, but his final Gold Rush waits until the following day!
Ep 58 1/19/81 Leland Yung (20-2) $5,000($51,000) Leland retires here. Leland becomes the third highest money winner, only $200 behind John Shannon and Kathy Thomas!
Kandi Doyle (2-0) $6,000 Vince Klein/Gail Stanley (0-2) $0
Agnes McDaniel/Freda McKay (0-0) $0
None 1/20/81 NO SHOW AIRED TODAY DUE TO PRESIDENT REAGAN'S INAUGURATION
Ep 59 1/21/81 Kandi Doyle (6-0) $7,000($13,000) Agnes McDaniel/Freda McKay (0-2) $0 __
Tina/Sharon Marotta (0-2) $0
Ep 60 1/22/81 Kandi Doyle (8-0) $11,000($24,000) Kate Nagy/Jean Cramer (0-2) $0 __
Mary Henry/Betty Spanel (0-0) $0

1981[]

Ep # Aired Solo Winnings Family Winnings Notes
Ep 61 1/23/81 Kandi Doyle (10-1) $6,000($30,000) Mary Henry/Betty Spanel (1-2) $500 Kandi's first game loss occurs here
Joe/Ed Cottrel (0-0) $0
Ep 62 1/26/81 Kandi Doyle (13-1) $1,800($31,800) Joe/Ed Cottrel(0-2) $0 __
Gary/Joyce Sahagen (0-1) $0
Ep 63 1/27/81 Kandi Doyle (14-1) $5,500($37,300) Gary/Joyce Sahagen (1-2) $500 Nick is an AL umpire, and the audience let's him know!
Nick Brennagan/Rod Hudson (0-0) $0
Ep 64 1/28/81 Kandi Doyle (16-2) $6,000($43,300) Nick Brennagan/Rod Hudson (0-2) Another famous name, Bruce Lee(not the real one though)!
Bruce Lee/Jenny Chang (0-0) $0 Camera catches Bill walking to contestants at end (OOPS!!!)
Ep 65 1/29/81 Kandi Doyle (19-2) $2,000($45,300) Bruce Lee/Jenny Chang (0-2) $0 __
Michael Pepperman/Ilene Max (0-1) $0
Ep 66 1/30/81 Kandi Doyle (20-2) $5,500($50,800) Michael Pepperman/Ilene Max (0-2) $0 Kandi retires here as the 4th highest money winner in Blockbusters' history!
Dennis (0-0) Shari/Joel Mason (0-0) $0
Ep 67 2/2/81 Dennis (0-2) $0 Shari/Joel Mason (4-0) $7,000 Record-tying 20 second win by Shari of the Family pair!(Leland Yung is the other person tied)
Kelly (0-2) $0
Ep 68 2/3/81 Sharlyne (1-1) $500 Shari/Joel Mason (5-1) $5,500($12,500) Another record tying 20 second win by Shari!
Ep 69 2/4/81 Sharlyne (2-2) $900($1,400) Shari/Joel Mason (5-2) $0($12,500) __
Alexi Adler/Ann St. John (1-0) $500
Ep 70 2/5/81 Sharlyne (5-2) $2,000($2,900) Alexi Adler/Ann St. John (1-2) $0($500) __
Tom/Gay Chase (0-1) $0
Ep 71 2/6/81 Sharlyne (6-2) $1,100($4,000) Tom/Gay Chase (0-2) $0 __
Patti/Lee Ann Waters (0-0) $0
Ep 72 2/9/81 Sharlyne (9-2) $2,100($6,100) Patti/Lee Ann Waters (0-2) $0 __
Mike Hart/Rollie Friedman (0-1) $0
Ep 73 2/10/81 Sharlyne (9-4) $0($6,100) Mike Hart/Rollie Friedman (2-1) $6,000 One round in this episode uses every hex except for three!
Ep 74 2/11/81 Glenn (0-2) $0 Mike Hart/Rollie Friedman (4-1) $6,000($12,000) __
Craig (0-0) $0
Ep 75 2/12/81 Craig (1-2) $500 Mike Hart/Rollie Friedman (6-2) $6,000($18,000) __
Irene (0-0) $0
Ep 76 2/13/81 Irene (0-2) Mike Hart/Rollie Friedman (8-2) $6,000($24,000) A question is thrown out because buzzers were not reset
Sherry (0-0) $0
Ep 77 2/16/81 Sherry (4-0) $7,000 Mike Hart/Rollie Friedman (8-4) $0($24,000) __
Candy/Penny Halland (0-2) $0
Ep 78 2/17/81 Sherry (6-0) $6,000($13,000) Lee Roy /Harold Jones (0-2) $0 Bill asks "What the 'F'?"
Ep 79 2/18/81 Sherry (8-0) $11,000($24,000) Bob Codney/Claudia Fortin (0-2) $0 __
Ed/Dave Lawson (0-0) $0
Ep 80 2/19/81 Sherry (11-1) $6,500($30,500) Ed/Dave Lawson (0-2) $0 __
Ralph Onkeko/Gilda Onkeko-Doyle (1-1) $500
Ep 81 2/20/81 Sherry (13-2) $6,000($36,500) Ralph Onkeko/Gilda Onkeko-Doyle (1-2) $0($500) __
Sandi Stratton/Glenice Churchill (1-1) $500
Ep 82 2/23/81 Sherry (16-2) $7,500($43,000) Sandi Stratton/Glenice Churchill (1-2) $0($500) __
Geoff/Anne DeLaff (0-2) $0
Ep 83 2/24/81 Sherry (17-3) $5,500($48,500) Susan/Barbara Copeland (1-1) $500
Ep 84 2/25/81 Sherry (19-3) $6,000($54,500) Susan/Barbara Copeland (1-2) $0($500) __
Leonard Bernstein/Stuart Barlow (0-1) $0
Ep 85 2/26/81 Sherry (20-3) $5,500($60,000) Leonard Bernstein/Stuart Barlow (0-2) $0 Sherry retires undefeated tied for the most money ever won on Blockbusters!
Barb (1-0) $500 Jolene Stevenson/David Gregoli (0-1) $0
Ep 86 2/27/81 Barb (1-2) $0($500) Jolene Stevenson/David Gregoli (2-1) $6,000 __
Bob (0-0) $0
Ep 87 3/2/81 Bob (1-2) $500 Jolene Stevenson/David Gregoli (4-3) $1,500($7,500) __
Randy (1-0) $500
Ep 88 3/3/81 Randy (3-0) $6,000($6,500) Jolene Stevenson/David Gregoli (4-4) $0($7,500) __
Arch/Michael Cameron (0-1) $0
Ep 89 3/4/81 Randy (6-0) $11,500($18,000) Arch/Michael Cameron (0-2) $0 __
Martha/Barbara Steinner (0-2) $0
Ep 90 3/5/81 Randy (7-1) $500($18,500) Lisa/Stan Falk (1-1) $500 __
Ep 91 3/6/81 Randy (10-1) $7,100($25,600) Lisa/Stan Falk (1-2) $0($500) "Gold Rush" is now called "Gold Run", starting with this episode, Randy brings his cockatoo to the show and you can hear him squawking offstage during the Gold Run!
Karen Silva/Shirley Turner (0-2) $0
Ep 92 3/9/81 Randy (12-1) $6,000($31,600) Jackie Davis/Wendy Raspberry (0-2) $0 __
Jeff/Alan Dennis (0-0) $0
Ep 93 3/10/81 Randy (12-3) $0($31,600) Jeff/Alan Dennis (2-0) $6,000 __
Iris (0-0) $500
Ep 94 3/11/81 Iris (1-2) $500 Jeff/Alan Dennis (4-1) $6,000($12,000) __
Ep 95 3/12/81 Karen (0-2) $0 Jeff/Alan Dennis (6-1) $6,000($18,000) __
Ep 96 3/13/81 Nicole (1-1) $500 Jeff/Alan Dennis (7-2) $500($18,500) __
Ep 97 3/16/81 Nicole (1-2) $0($500) Jeff/Alan Dennis (9-2) $6,000($24,500) __
Pam (0-1) $0
Ep 98 3/17/81 Pam (0-2) $0 Jeff/Alan Dennis (11-2) $6,000($30,500) __
David (0-1) $0
Ep 99 3/18/81 David (0-2) $0 Jeff/Alan Dennis (13-2) $1,500($32,000) __
Bob (0-1) $0
Ep 100 3/19/81 Bob (0-2) $0 Jeff/Alan Dennis (16-2) $2,600($34,600) Episode #100!
Yolanda (0-2) $0
Ep 101 3/20/81 Pomphylia (0-2) $0 Jeff/Alan Dennis (18-2) $1,700($36,300) __
Brad (0-0) $0
Ep 102 3/23/81 Brad (1-2) $500 Jeff/Alan Dennis (20-3) $1,000($37,300) No Gold Run played in this ep.
Ep 103 3/24/81 Jeff/Alan Dennis (20-3) $400($37,700) Jeff and Alan Dennis retire here!
Jill (1-0) $500 Katie Thane/Juanita Johnson (0-1) $0
Ep 104 3/25/81 Jill (1-2) $0($500) Katie Thane/Juanita Johnson (2-1) $1,300 __
Dale (0-0) $0
Ep 105 3/26/81 Dale (2-1) $6,000 Katie Thane/Juanita Johnson (3-3) $500($1,800) __
Vaughna/Robin Windell (0-0) $0
Ep 106 3/27/81 Dale (2-3) $0($6,000) Vaughna/Robin Windell (2-0) $6,000 Robin's fingernails are painted with the Gold Run board!
Jeanie (0-0) $0
Ep 107 3/30/81 Jeanie (0-2) $0 Vaughna/Robin Windell (4-0) $6,000($12,000) __
Paula (0-0) $0
Ep 108 3/31/81 __
Ep 109 4/1/81 Paula Jerry and Judy __
Ep 110 4/2/81 Fran Jerry and Judy __
Ep 111 4/3/81 Robin Jerry and Judy __
Ep 112 4/6/81 Jim Jerry and Judy __
Ep 113 4/7/81 Jim Ruth and Sue __
Ep 114 4/8/81 __
Ep 115 4/9/81 Angie Brenda and Bonnie __
Ep 116 4/10/81 Brenda and Bonnie

at Gold Run

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Ep 117 4/13/81 Carol Brenda and Bonnie __
Ep 118 4/14/81 Renee Brenda and Bonnie __
Ep 119 4/15/81 Wayne Brenda and Bonnie __
Ep 120 4/16/81 Wayne Brenda and Bonnie __
Ep 121 4/17/81 Wayne Betty and Shay __
Ep 122 4/20/81 Barbara Betty and Shay X appears on the board (and it gets a workout).
Ep 123 4/21/81 Marie Betty and Shay __
Ep 124 4/22/81 Marie Betty and Shay __
Ep 125 4/23/81 Marie Pat and Russ __
Ep 126 4/24/81 __
Ep 127 4/27/81 __
Ep 128 4/28/81 Mary Russ and Pat __
Ep 129 4/29/81 __
Ep 130 4/30/81 Carla Russ and Pat __
Ep 131 5/1/81 Carla Diana and Valoree __
Ep 132 5/4/81 Carla Gail and Jill __
Ep 133 5/5/81 Carla Jan and Mark __
Ep 134 5/6/81 Glenda Jan and Mark __
Ep 135 5/7/81 Jan and Mark

at Gold Run

Gold Run time's up buzzer is sick.
Ep 136 5/8/81 Diane Jan and Mark __
Ep 137 5/11/81 Diane Jan and Mark __
Ep 138 5/12/81 __
Ep 139 5/13/81 Kevin and Sharon at Gold Run __
Ep 140 5/14/81 Kevin and Sharon at Gold Run __
Ep 141 5/15/81 Kathy Kevin and Sharon __
Ep 142 5/18/81 Forrest Kevin and Sharon __
Ep 143 5/19/81 June Kevin and Sharon __
Ep 144 5/20/81 Jim Kevin and Sharon __
Ep 145 5/21/81 Jim Kevin and Sharon __
Ep 146 5/22/81 Doris and Les at Gold Run __
Ep 147 5/25/81 Christina Doris and Les __
Ep 148 5/26/81 Bruce Doris and Les $18k at intro __
Ep 149 5/27/81 Andrew Doris and Les $24k at intro __
Ep 150 5/28/81 Jere Doris and Les $30k at intro __
Ep 151 5/29/81 Jere Geoff and Diane __
Ep 152 6/1/81 Jere Michael and Cindylee No Gold Run played in this ep.
Ep 153 6/2/81 __
Ep 154 6/3/81 __
Ep 155 6/4/81 __
Ep 156 6/5/81 __
Ep 157 6/8/81 __
Ep 158 6/9/81 __
Ep 159 6/10/81 __
Ep 160 6/11/81 __
Ep 161 6/12/81 __
Ep 162 6/15/81 __
Ep 163 6/16/81 __
Ep 164 6/17/81 __
Ep 165 6/18/81 __
Ep 166 6/19/81 __
Ep 167 6/22/81 __
Ep 168 6/23/81 __
Ep 169 6/24/81 John Warren and Lee __
Ep 170 6/25/81 __
Ep 171 6/26/81 __
Ep 172 6/29/81 __
Ep 173 6/30/81 __
Ep 174 7/1/81 __
Ep 175 7/2/81 __
Ep 176 7/3/81 __
Ep 177 7/6/81 __
Ep 178 7/7/81 __
Ep 179 7/8/81 __
Ep 180 7/9/81 __
Ep 181 7/10/81 __
Ep 182 7/13/81 __
Ep 183 7/14/81 __
Ep 184 7/15/81 __
Ep 185 7/16/81 __
Ep 186 7/17/81 __
Ep 187 7/20/81 __
Ep 188 7/21/81 __
Ep 189 7/22/81 __
Ep 190 7/23/81 Gene Jody and Anne Gene retires undefeated
Ep 191 7/24/81 __
Ep 192 7/27/81 __
Ep 193 7/28/81 __
None 7/29/81 NO SHOW AIRED TODAY DUE TO COVERAGE ON THE WEDDING OF PRINCESS DIANA AND PRINCE CHARLES
Ep 194 7/30/81 __
Ep 195 7/31/81 __
Ep 196 8/3/81 __
Ep 197 8/4/81 __
Ep 198 8/5/81 __
Ep 199 8/6/81 __
Ep 200 8/7/81 200th Episode!
Ep 201 8/10/81 __
Ep 202 8/11/81 __
Ep 203 8/12/81 __
Ep 204 8/13/81 __
Ep 205 8/14/81 Brian Pat & Bob __
8/17/81 NBC AIRED RERUNS OF SELECT EPISODES FOR TWO WEEKS FROM AUGUST 17-27
8/18/81 NBC AIRED RERUNS OF SELECT EPISODES FOR TWO WEEKS FROM AUGUST 17-27
8/19/81 NBC AIRED RERUNS OF SELECT EPISODES FOR TWO WEEKS FROM AUGUST 17-27
8/20/81 NBC AIRED RERUNS OF SELECT EPISODES FOR TWO WEEKS FROM AUGUST 17-27
8/21/81 NBC AIRED RERUNS OF SELECT EPISODES FOR TWO WEEKS FROM AUGUST 17-27
8/24/81 NBC AIRED RERUNS OF SELECT EPISODES FOR TWO WEEKS FROM AUGUST 17-27
8/25/81 NBC AIRED RERUNS OF SELECT EPISODES FOR TWO WEEKS FROM AUGUST 17-27
8/26/81 NBC AIRED RERUNS OF SELECT EPISODES FOR TWO WEEKS FROM AUGUST 17-27
8/27/81 NBC AIRED RERUNS OF SELECT EPISODES FOR TWO WEEKS FROM AUGUST 17-27
Ep 206 8/28/81 Brian Bob & Pat __
Ep 207 8/31/81 Linda Pat & Bob __
Ep 208 9/1/81 Linda Stephanie & Sandy __
Ep 209 9/2/81 Linda Barbara & Brad __
Ep 210 9/3/81 Linda Brad & Barbara __
Ep 211 9/4/81 Linda Show starts at Gold Run
Ep 212 9/7/81 Mary Lou & Kevin Show starts at Gold Run
Ep 213 9/8/81 Joe Kevin & Mary Lou __
Ep 214 9/9/81 Mary Ann Mary Lou & Kevin __
Ep 215 9/10/81 Tom Kevin & Mary Lou __
Ep 216 9/11/81 Tom Mary Lou & Kevin Limit increases from 10 to 20 Gold Runs
Ep 217 9/14/81 Kandi Kevin & Mary Lou __
Ep 218 9/15/81 Kandi Velda & Colin __
Ep 219 9/16/81 Kandi Colin & Velda __
Ep 220 9/17/81 Kandi Alice & Ruth __
Ep 221 9/18/81 Karen Ruth & Alice Pat & Liz McCarthy start their run here
Ep 222 9/21/81 Karen Liz & Pat __
Ep 223 9/22/81 Roberta Pat & Liz __
Ep 224 9/23/81 Mike Liz & Pat __
Ep 225 9/24/81 Vicki Pat & Liz __
Ep 226 9/25/81 Joe Liz & Pat __
Ep 227 9/28/81 Julio Pat & Liz __
Ep 228 9/29/81 Mary Liz & Pat __
Ep 229 9/30/81 Mike Pat & Liz __
Ep 230 10/1/81 Liz & Pat Show starts at Gold Run
Ep 231 10/2/81 Barbara Pat & Liz No Gold Run played.
Ep 232 10/5/81 Barbara Liz & Pat __
Ep 233 10/7/81 Kirk Pat & Liz PREEMPTED ON OCTOBER 6 FOR COVERAGE ON THE MURDER OF EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT ANWAR SADAT
Ep 234 10/8/81 Joyce Liz & Pat __
Ep 235 10/9/81 Judith Pat & Liz Revised parting gift format, with the prize for a studio audience representative read at the start of the 4th segment, begins here.
Ep 236 10/12/81 Kathy Liz & Pat __
Ep 237 10/13/81 Greg Pat & Liz __
Ep 238 10/14/81 Jayne Liz & Pat __
Ep 239 10/15/81 Monica Pat & Liz __
Ep 240 10/16/81 Melinda Liz & Pat Pat & Liz McCarthy retire undefeated with the highest total possible of $120,000.
Ep 241 10/19/81 Sharon Michael & Allen No Gold Run played.
Ep 242 10/20/81 Sharon Allen & Michael __
Ep 243 10/21/81 Sharon Kim & Don La Rae Dillman returns.
Ep 244 10/22/81 La Rae Don & Kim __
Ep 245 10/23/81 La Rae Show starts at Gold Run. Also, the intended airdates are in sync with the actual ones once again, after coverage on Anwar Sadat's murder threw them off on October 6, meaning this week of shows was taped after that date.
Ep 246 10/26/81 La Rae Show starts at Gold Run.
Ep 247 10/27/81 La Rae Kitty & Elinor __
Ep 248 10/28/81 Kenny Elinor & Kitty __
Ep 249 10/29/81 Helen Kitty & Elinor __
Ep 250 10/30/81 Helen Show starts at Gold Run. Tom Kennedy cameos at the start to announce a new timeslot for Password Plus.
Ep 251 11/2/81 Helen Roger & Jan __
Ep 252 11/3/81 Barbara Jan & Roger __
Ep 253 11/4/81 Dewey Roger & Jan Pilot spiel used.
Ep 254 11/5/81 Sharon Jan & Roger __
Ep 255 11/6/81 J.C. Roger & Jan __
Ep 256 11/9/81 J.C. Robert & Debra __
Ep 257 11/10/81 J.C. Bob & Gary __
Ep 258 11/11/81 J.C. Marcia & Emily __
Ep 259 11/12/81 J.C. Yoli & Marci __
Ep 260 11/13/81 J.C. B.J. & Debbie __
Ep 261 11/16/81 J.C. Libby & Steve Show starts at Gold Run.
Ep 262 11/17/81 J.C. Cinthianne & Terri __
Ep 263 11/18/81 Pat Terri & Cinthianne __
Ep 264 11/19/81 Evon Cinthianne & Terri __
Ep 265 11/20/81 Evon Bev & Sandy __
Ep 266 11/23/81 Bonnie Sandy & Bev __
Ep 267 11/24/81 Nelda Bev & Sandy __
Ep 268 11/25/81 Alfred Sandy & Bev NO SHOW ON THANKSGIVING!
Ep 269 11/27/81 Alfred John & Clyde No Gold Run played.
Ep 270 11/30/81 Alfred Clyde & John __
Ep 271 12/1/81 Musetta John & Clyde __
Ep 272 12/2/81 Musetta Janet & Nancy __
Ep 273 12/3/81 Musetta Patty & Val No Gold Run played.
Ep 274 12/4/81 Musetta Val & Patty __
Ep 275 12/7/81 Musetta Shannon & Valerie __
Ep 276 12/8/81 Musetta Josie & Len __
Ep 277 12/9/81 Musetta Alan & Jeff __
Ep 278 12/10/81 Robyn Jeff & Alan __
Ep 279 12/11/81 Dick Alan & Jeff __
Ep 280 12/14/81 Dick Jeff & Peggy __
Ep 281 12/15/81 Dick Ginny & Ray No Gold Run played.
Ep 282 12/16/81 Dick Ray & Ginny __
Ep 283 12/17/81 Karen Ginny & Ray __
Ep 284 12/18/81 Ray & Ginny Show starts at Gold Run.
Ep 285 12/21/81 Mike Show starts at Gold Run.
Ep 286 12/22/81 Mike Kathy & Karen __
Ep 287 12/23/81 Terrie Karen & Kathy __
Ep 288 12/24/81 Jim Kathy & Karen __
None 12/25/81 NO SHOW ON CHRISTMAS!
Ep 289 12/28/81 Connie Karen & Kathy No Gold Run played.
Ep 290 12/29/81 Connie Kathy & Karen __
Ep 291 12/30/81 Connie Kathie & Robert __
Ep 292 12/31/81 Connie Robert & Kathie New Year's Eve 1981!
None 1/1/82 NO SHOW ON NEW YEAR'S DAY!
Ep 293 1/4/82 Kathie & Robert Show starts at Gold Run.
Ep 294 1/5/82 Karol Robert & Kathie __
Ep 295 1/6/82 Karol Judy & Donna __
Ep 296 1/7/82 Karol Kitty & Erin __
Ep 297 1/8/82 Dorothy Erin & Kitty __
Ep 298 1/11/82 Scott Kitty & Erin __
Ep 299 1/12/82 Sherry Erin & Kitty __
Ep 300 1/13/82 Sherry Bob & Steve 300th Episode! No Gold Run played.
Ep 301 1/14/82 Sherry Steve & Bob __
Ep 302 1/15/82 Chuck Bob & Steve __
Ep 303 1/18/82 Chuck Judy & Debra __
Ep 304 1/19/82 Chuck Mel & Portia __

1982[]

Ep # Aired Solo Winnings Family Winnings Notes
Ep 305 1/20/82 Chuck Pam & Phyllis No Gold Run played.
Ep 306 1/21/82 Chuck Phyllis & Pam __
Ep 307 1/22/82 Jayne Pam & Phyllis __
Ep 308 1/25/82 Jayne Matt & Lanny __
Ep 309 1/26/82 Pat Lanny & Matt __
Ep 310 1/27/82 Marty Matt & Lanny __
Ep 311 1/28/82 Gwenn Lanny & Matt No Gold Run played.
Ep 312 1/29/82 Gwenn Matt & Lanny No Gold Run played.
Ep 313 2/1/82 Gwenn Lanny & Matt __
Ep 314 2/2/82 Ed Matt & Lanny __
Ep 315 2/3/82 Ed Fern & Roni __
Ep 316 2/4/82 Ed Show starts at Gold Run.
Ep 317 2/5/82 Ed Joyce & JoAnn __
Ep 318 2/8/82 Ed Gaile & Rick __
Ep 319 2/9/82 Ed Deb & Vicki No Gold Run played.
Ep 320 2/10/82 Ed Vicki & Deb __
Ep 321 2/11/82 Ed Michael & Robyn __
Ep 322 2/12/82 Ed Paul & Margie __
Ep 323 2/15/82 Gloria Margie & Paul __
Ep 324 2/16/82 Donna Paul & Margie __
Ep 325 2/17/82 Jeff Margie & Paul __
Ep 326 2/18/82 Deborah Paul & Margie __
Ep 327 2/19/82 Margie & Paul Show starts at Gold Run.
Ep 328 2/22/82 Jon Paul & Margie __
Ep 329 2/23/82 Jon Carole & Shelli __
Ep 330 2/24/82 Jon Kathy & John __
Ep 331 2/25/82 Sue John & Kathy __
Ep 332 2/26/82 Jacqie Kathy & John Last ep. with tan background.
Ep 333 3/1/82 Jacqie Georgia & Peggy 1st ep. with Blue background. Bill takes his glasses off.
Ep 334 3/2/82 Jacqie Pat & Sylvia No Gold Run played.
Ep 335 3/3/82 Jacqie Sylvia & Pat __
Ep 336 3/4/82 Pat & Sylvia Show starts at Gold Run.
Ep 337 3/5/82 Leland Sylvia & Pat No Gold Run played.
Ep 338 3/8/82 Leland Pat & Sylvia __
Ep 339 3/9/82 Leland Andrea & Dee __
Ep 340 3/10/82 Leland Harvie & Dottie __
Ep 341 3/11/82 Leland Val & Kim __
Ep 342 3/12/82 Leland Gary & Otto __
Ep 343 3/15/82 Leland Jodi & Lillian __
Ep 344 3/16/82 Leland Foster & Sondra __
Ep 345 3/17/82 Leland Show starts at Gold Run.
Ep 346 3/18/82 Leland Dave & Vicki __
Ep 347 3/19/82 Leland Bob & Tom __
Ep 348 3/22/82 Renee Barbara & Kelli __
Ep 349 3/23/82 Renee Laurie & Kirk __
Ep 350 3/24/82 Renee Nancy & Margie __
Ep 351 3/25/82 Don Margie & Nancy __
Ep 352 3/26/82 Lyn Nancy & Margie __
Ep 353 3/29/82 Bonnie Margie & Nancy __
Ep 354 3/30/82 Nancy & Margie Show starts at Gold Run.
Ep 355 3/31/82 Phillip Margie & Nancy __
Ep 356 4/1/82 Penni Nancy & Margie __
Ep 357 4/2/82 Gordon Margie & Nancy __
Ep 358 4/5/82 Kathy Nancy & Margie __
Ep 359 4/6/82 John Hatten Margie & Nancy __
Ep 360 4/7/82 John Hatten Kelly & Ryan __
Ep 361 4/8/82 John Hatten Show starts at Gold Run.
Ep 362 4/9/82 John Hatten Susan & Janet __
Ep 363 4/12/82 John Hatten Debbi & Linda Rich Jeffries new announcer. Set is a little darker blue.
Ep 364 4/13/82 John Hatten Andy & Katie __
Ep 365 4/14/82 John Hatten Cec & Cecil __
Ep 366 4/15/82 John Hatten Bill & Larry __
Ep 367 4/16/82 John Hatten Jill & Cynthia __
Ep 368 4/19/82 John Hatten J.D. & Wendy __
Ep 369 4/20/82 John Hatten Mark & Stephanie __
Ep 370 4/21/82 John Hatten Stephanie & Mark __
Marge Kim & Nina
Ep 371 4/22/82 Marge Nina & Kim __
Ep 372 4/23/82 Marge (2-?) $1,400($1,400+) Kim & Nina (3-3) $2,800 Finale! Gene(female, $47,700) is brought back thanks to the 20 win rule! Final game is played for $5,000, no Gold Rush.
Gene (?-?) $5,000($52,700)

1987 Revival[]

In this very short-lived revival, the "solo player vs. family pair" format was discontinued, and two solo players compete against each other. It is believed that this revival was a placeholder that was intended to only air for four months while Classic Concentration was in development.
Ep # Aired Champion Winnings Challenger Winnings Notes
Ep 1 1/5/87 Debbie Stacy Premeire!
Ep 2 1/6/87 Debbie Karis
Ep 3 1/7/87 Debbie John
Ep 4 1/8/87 Debbie John
Ep 5 1/9/87 Debbie David Debbie would return later in February 1987 due to a technical error.
Ep 6 1/12/87 David Andrea
Ep 7 1/13/87 David Linda
Ep 8 1/14/87 David Debbie
Ep 9 1/15/87 Debbie Bob
Ep 10 1/16/87 Bob Dianne
Ep 11 1/19/87 Bob Vanessa
Ep 12 1/20/87 Bob Annette
Ep 13 1/21/87 Bob Candy
Ep 14 1/22/87 Bob Laurel
Ep 15 1/23/87 Laurel Chris
Ep 16 1/26/87 Laurel Jackie Bill announces NBC's upcoming Car-Azy February Sweepstakes.
Ep 17 1/27/87 Laurel Jim
Ep 18 1/28/87 Madelyn Laura
Ep 19 1/29/87 Madelyn Randy
Ep 20 1/30/87 Randy Maria

-First appearance of the letter Q on the board.
-Early in the episode, a contestant supposedly swears, which gets censored for broadcast.

Ep 21 2/2/87 Maria Art
Ep 22 2/3/87 Art Ann
Ep 23 2/4/87 Art Christy
Ep 24 2/5/87 Christy Andy
Ep 25 2/6/87 Andy Robert
Ep 26 2/9/87 Andy Robert
Ep 27 2/10/87 Andy Anne
Ep 28 2/11/87 Anne Michele
Ep 29 2/12/87 Anne Tim
Ep 30 2/13/87 Tim Val
Ep 31 2/16/87 Val Kim
Ep 32 2/17/87 Val Susan
Ep 33 2/18/87 Val Janet
Ep 34 2/19/87 Janet Debbie
Ep 35 2/20/87 Bob Grace
Ep 36 2/23/87 Bob TBA
Ep 37 2/24/87 Bob Peggi
Ep 38 2/25/87 Bob Sharon
Ep 39 2/26/87 Sharon Mike
Ep 40 2/27/87 Mike Michelle
Ep 41 3/2/87 Mike Debbi
Ep 42 3/3/87 Mike Pat
Ep 43 3/4/87 Mike Ann
Ep 44 3/5/87 Mike Susan
Ep 45 3/6/87 Susan Jim
Ep 46 3/9/87 Susan Florence
Ep 47 3/10/87 Susan Florence
Ep 48 3/11/87 Florence Deb
Ep 49 3/12/87 Florence Duchess
Ep 50 3/13/87 Florence Sandy
Ep 51 3/16/87 Florence TBA
Ep 52 3/17/87 Florence Joanie
Ep 53 3/18/87 Joanie Jeryl

-Joanie wins the match after a lengthy round.
-Joanie plays for $10,000 in the Gold Run, and fails.
-NBC was on the Gold Run board, but obviously didn't represent the network this show aired on.

Ep 54 3/19/87 Joanie Garrett
Ep 55 3/20/87 Joanie TBA
Ep 56 3/23/87 Joanie Melinda
Ep 57 3/24/87 Melinda David
Ep 58 3/25/87 David Wendy
Ep 59 3/26/87 David Melannie
Ep 60 3/27/87 Melannie Deirdre
Ep 61 3/30/87 Deirdre Mayi
Ep 62 3/31/87 Deirdre Tony
Ep 63 4/1/87 Tony Caroline
Ep 64 4/2/87 Tony Rhona
Ep 65 4/3/87 Rhona Michele
Ep 66 4/6/87 Rhona Michele
Ep 67 4/7/87 Rhona TBA The only time the letter X appears on the board.
Ep 68 4/8/87 Rhona Sam
Ep 69 4/9/87 Rhona TBA
Ep 70 4/10/87 Rhona Jeanne
Ep 71 4/13/87 Jeanne TBA
Ep 72 4/14/87 Jeanne Kieran
Ep 73 4/15/87 Jeanne Cindi
Ep 74 4/16/87 Jeanne Robyn
Ep 75 4/17/87 Jeanne Louise
Ep 76 4/20/87 Jeanne Leslie
Ep 77 4/21/87 Jeanne Denver
Ep 78 4/22/87 Jeanne Teri
Ep 79 4/23/87 Holly TBA
Ep 80 4/24/87 Holly Denice There are two questions about McDonald's in this episode.
Ep 81 4/27/87 Holly TBA New challenger Faith previously appeared on Card Sharks in March 1986, where she broke an all-time Money Cards record winning $29,000.
Ep 82 4/28/87 Holly Faith
Ep 83 4/29/87 Holly Paul
Ep 84 4/30/87 Paul Patti
Ep 85 5/1/87 Patti Pete Finale! Gold Run jackpot played for $15,000, but lost. Bill makes an "executive decision" by awarding the final champion $1,000 in consolation cash, and ending a short run of four months.
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