FANDOM


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

Week Aired Celebrities Notes
01 February 16-20, 1981 Didi Conn & Brian Patrick-Clarke First taped week! Start of first $50,000 tournament preliminaries! VTR: January 11, 1981
02 February 2-6, 1981 Shelley Smith & Nipsey Russell VTR: January 12, 1981
03 February 9-13, 1981 Anita Gillette & Soupy Sales VTR: January 12 (M-T) & 13 (W-F), 1981
04 January 26-30, 1981 Jo Anne Worley & Sal Viscuso First aired week! VTR: January 13, 1981
05 February 23-27, 1981 Rita Moreno & Jay Johnson VTR: February 2, 1981
06 March 2-6, 1981 Adrienne Barbeau & LeVar Burton VTR: February 3, 1981
07 March 9-13, 1981 Anne Meara & John Gabriel VTR: February 3 (M-T) & 4 (W-F), 1981
08 March 16-20, 1981 Elaine Joyce & Tony Randall End of first $50,000 tournament preliminaries! VTR: February 4, 1981
09 March 23-27, 1981 Jo Anne Worley & Fred Grandy First $50,000 Tournament! VTR: March 2, 1981
10 March 30-April 3, 1981 Jo Anne Worley & Soupy Sales First $50,000 Tournament continues and ends on Friday with Colleen Messina becoming the first contestant to claim the top prize! VTR: March 3, 1981
11 April 6-10, 1981 Joanna Gleason & Robert Mandan Start of second and final $50,000 tournament prelminaries! VTR: March 3 (M-T) & 4 (W-F), 1981
12 April 13-17, 1981 Susan Richardson & Ross Martin VTR: March 4, 1981
13 April 20-24, 1981 Didi Conn & Robert Mandan VTR: March 30, 1981
14 April 27-May 1, 1981 Donna Mills & Ken Kercheval VTR: March 31, 1981
15 May 4-8, 1981 Constance McCashin & Greg Morris VTR: March 31 (M-T) & April 1 (W-F), 1981
16 May 25-29, 1981 Lois Nettleton & LeVar Burton VTR: April 1, 1981
17 June 1-5, 1981 Didi Conn & Nipsey Russell End of second and final $50,000 tournament preliminaries! Final aired week! VTR: April 6, 1981
18 May 11-15, 1981 Anita Gillette & Grant Goodeve Second and final $50,000 Tournament! VTR: April 7, 1981
19 May 18-22, 1981 Anita Gillette & Grant Goodeve 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! VTR: April 8, 1981