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Card Sharks 

Hosted by Jim Perry, were contestants are asked questions about how 100 people answered a poll question then played a card game where they tried to guess whether the next card drawn from a deck in a sequence would be higher or lower.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jim Perry Jim Perry ...  Himself - Host 871 episodes, 1978-1981
Janice Baker Janice Baker ...  Herself - Card Dealer 870 episodes, 1978-1981
Gene Wood Gene Wood ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 864 episodes, 1978-1988
Lois Hamilton ...  Herself - Card Dealer 605 episodes, 1979-1981
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Storyline

In 1978 NBC debuted "Card Sharks" and it features two(2) contestants, one(1) a champion competed. The host read a question asked of 100 people in a certain group (e.g., mothers-to-be, homecoming queens & Congressmen). The questions could be serious, funny, cute ... but were always interesting. The 1st contestant had to predict how many of those 100 people answered a certain way, while his or her opponent had to guess whether the actual figure was higher or lower. The contestant who was correct played a card game based on Acey-Deucey; he or she was shown their base card (they could play it or change it) and had to guess whether the next card was higher or lower than the previous one(1) card. {The Playing Cards ranked from Ace(High) to 2(Low)}. Any incorrect judgment (miscall or mistake) or a duplicate card had the overturned cards except the base card discarded and allowed the opponent a chance at his/her row of cards (no change of the base card allowed); players could "freeze" at any ... Written by Ben Hallums <Benhallums1@aol.com>

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Family | Game-Show

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1978 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(864 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (1978-1981)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the run of the CBS version, only five known episodes had no car game and no Money Cards played during a full episode due to a lengthy match that took up the whole show See more »

Goofs

On one taping, a contestant during sudden death turned over an Ace as her middle card and immediately called lower. The person in charge of the lights anticipated that she had won and started blinking almost immediately after Jim Perry turned over her last card...which was another Ace. See more »

Quotes

Host: What do you do for a living?
Contestant: I'm a social chemist.
Host: Really? What's a social chemist?
Contestant: Bartender.
[audience laughs]
Contestant: Well, if a garbage man can be a sanitation engineer, I can be a social chemist!
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Connections

Featured in Greatest Game Show Moments (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Card Sharks Theme
(1978-1981)
Previously used as theme from Double Dare (1976)
Written by Edd Kalehoff (BMI)
Performed by Edd Kalehoff & The Score Production Band
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Another great game show!!!!! Good times.....
15 September 2006 | by sethn172See all my reviews

One night, I had a deck of cards. I shuffled them up. I would create a game in a similar fashion to "It's In The Bag," with a little bit of "Card Game" thrown in there, on "The Price Is Right." I pulled out one card, where I had to guess "Higher or Lower," then pull out five more. Hopefully, I would be correct through all five of them.

Now, I have seen the tail end of this show on the old GSN back in 2000, but haven't seen how the game actually worked until just recently. It's amazing how I could find an actual game similar to one of my own creation: "Card Sharks." This was not only a great thing to watch daily back in the late 70s, but, well, it's a terrific show!!!!! (And you might want to try my game idea out, too!!!!!)

10/10


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