Double Talk

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Double Talk
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Premiere August 18, 1986
Finale December 19, 1986
Creator David Stewart
Host Henry Polic II
Network ABC
Style 30-minute game show
Company Bob Stewart Productions
Episodes 90
Origin USA

Double Talk was a game show airing on ABC daytime. It was a revival of the 1977 game show Shoot for the Stars.

Two teams, each of a celebrity and a civilian, compete. They face a board of 4 monitors. A team is shown two synonyms that compose a phrase when translated (example: "sacred/bovine" would translate into "holy cow"). One team member takes the first half and the other teammate translates the other half. Doing so scores ten points. An incorrect translation turns the board to the other team and is worth five points. A team scoring on all four monitors wins a $1000 bonus. A fifth box, in the middle, is worth double points. Four boards are played with the team with the highest score the winner.

That team plays a bonus round in translating as many as 10 incomplete phrases in 60 seconds as possible. Each phrase is worth $100 with all ten winning $10,000.

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