Snap Judgement
(Better Quality) Opening of Snap Judgment00:52

(Better Quality) Opening of Snap Judgment

A cleaned up version of the opening.

is a Gameshow that aired from April 11, 1967 - March 28, 1969 on NBC. It was hosted by Ed McManon and Gene Rayburn, who occasionally substiuted. It was narrated by Johnny Olsen, and aired at EST 10 AM.

The format featured a word-association game played by two teams consisting of a contestant and a celebrity. Before the start of the show, contestants completed their associations and their celebrity teammates had three tries to guess the association based on the clue word provided by the host. A correct guess won $10, while a incorrect guess allowed the other team to get the $10 by guessing correctly with one try. If both teams failed to guess correctly, the contestant would reveal the first letter of the association and each celebrity had one shot at guessing the association. The first team to score $100 won the game and played a bonus round, called "The Big 5". With the contestant offstage in a soundproof room, the celebrity teammate was asked to come up with five associations to a clue word provided by the host, then designate one of those five as a bonus word, the one his or her teammate was most likely to say. The contestant would then return and have 20 seconds to come up with all five associations for $50 each. Initially, the contestant merely had to say the bonus word in order to double the team's winnings. To provide a greater degree of difficulty, a new rule was later added requiring the contestant to guess the bonus word to double the team's winnings. For the second game on the same show, the celebrities switched teams.

A second format was later used in the December 23, 1968 - March 28,1969 run. It was changed to a near identical copy of Password, which had been cancelled by CBS over a year earlier. In the new format, the objective was to guess a word from one-word clues with a point structure identical to that of Password (10 points were awarded for guessing the password on the first clue, nine points on the second clue, eight points on the third clue, etc.) After the fifth word, point values doubled.The first team to reach 25 points won $100 and played a reformatted "Big 5", played similarly to Password's "Lightning Round", only with 30 seconds to guess five words at $100 each.There were no returning champions in either format. Each show featured two new contestants.

Dispite the oddly large knowledge known about the show, no episodes of it exist in archived form. The only 2 remaining clips that exist are audio only. They are the intro and a small clip from a 1967 episode, from a bonus round. The August 19, 1968 show is known to exist on audio tape, it doesn't appear to have been leaked and the episode's holder (Archival Television Audio, Inc.) doesn't have any way to listen to its recordings online. It is unlikely any video footage exists, due to it being aired in the late 60's. This the only gameshow known that Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions doesn't hold any episodes of.
Snap Judgment Bonus Round--Rare 1967 audio01:13

Snap Judgment Bonus Round--Rare 1967 audio

Audio from the bonus round of a 1967 episode (please ignore the meh video re-creation)

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