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The first question simply reveals one letter at a time until someone rings in, to determine who starts. From then on, Bob asks trivia questions. A randomizer hops along a blank word puzzle, which spells out a trivia question. Once the randomizer stops, the players take turns answering more trivia questions. They are given the answer, but scrambled with one letter added. Correctly unscrambling the answer drops down the extra letter into the word puzzle. If the contestant thinks they know the question, they may stop and read it for five points. Round 2 is the same, with doubled values. Also, the answer to the question is no longer spotted at the top of the round.
Game Show Tropes in use:
- Bonus Round: A one-man version of the main game, basically. Doing better in the main game also gives you a better chance to win, since your points are converted straight across to seconds, then you get 10 more seconds at the end to guess the question and give the answer for $5,000. Fail, and you get just $500.
- Double the Dollars
This show provides examples of:
- Foreign Remake: It's a remake of a Dutch game and, much like Lingo, Season 1 was filmed on the Dutch set.
- Rouge Angles of Satin: Season 1 had this in nearly every round, sometimes coupled with research failures (such as calling the Pathfinder a Toyota car instead of Nissan).
- Title Drop: Bob said "That's the question!" every time the contestant correctly read the question.