IT was a Thing on TV Triple Header (episodes #18, 19 & 20): “First Night 2013”, “Super Jeopardy/Monopoly” & “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” knock-offs

Mike, Chico and Greg’s latest mix on “It Was A Thing On TV” has it all Awkwardly Timed New Years Countdowns, Jeopardy! Champions, Complicated Game Show Rules and Credit Card Debt Shredders. First, they look back at 2012/13 in a hurried mess of a New Year’s Celebration called “First Night 2013” hosted by Jamie Kennedy. This disaster of a show was predicted by Mike Judge in Idiocracy seeing as it was sponsored by Carl’s Jr. Next, the recent Jeopardy! Greatest of All-Time Tournament wasn’t the first time Jeopardy! aired in ABC Primetime. We look at Super Jeopardy! from the Summer of 1990 along with it’s companion show Monopoly. We hope you have patience for complex rules. Finally, after ABC hit it big with Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, other networks tried to grab their piece of the pie. We look at three of those shows “It’s Your Chance of a Lifetime”, “Winning Lines” and “Twenty-One”. Mike also shares his experiences on his tryout for “Twenty-One” back in 1999 including the rules of the game at the time.

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