PAX (2000-03)Edit

PAX, Daily: April 3, 2000 - May 23, 2003 [March 26, 2004]
Pretty much identical to the last Lifetime season, although like that run each season was different.

Season 7 (April 3-December 1, 2000)

The Shootout time limit was dropped back to 30 seconds, and now required the giver to use pre-selected clues. Also, the Candy Corner is initially dropped from the show, but returns on May 3.

New bonuses added this season included the $100 Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Center (first appeared on April 3, last appearance was on April 28), the $200 Bonus Envelope (first appeared on April 24), $100 Stack Job (first appeared on April 24), Pop Goes The Money (first appeared on May 29, last appearance was on June 9), Sweep Swipe (teams could swipe two $100 gift boxes off a display to their own table, first appeared on June 21), Jolly Time Is Money! (first appeared on July 21, second appeared on August 18, and third appeared on September 1), and the Giant Laundry Box of Detergent (Cheer/Gain) with four money envelopes containing $25, $50, $75, or $100 (Cheer's first appearance was on May 16, and Gain's first was on June 19).

Randy West replaces Johnny Gilbert on June 19.

Notably, the opening sequence for this season uses the Seasons 1-4 logo, as well as a somewhat redone version of the 1990-93 theme, containing a saxophone portion and key changes. Given this and the fact the intro contains then (2000)-outdated product logos such as Colgate's, I suspect this package had originally been created for Season 5, before it was decided to overhaul the theme and logo to their more well-known variants.

I'm not sure why they eventually used said package here, although if I had to guess I'd say it was to pay tribute to the Lifetime era, much as the intro for the first Lifetime season had paid a bit of tribute to the ABC series.

  • April 3, 2000 (Premiere: Jenise & Judy/Kris & Kathy/Anjanette & Shannon; taped from WPXN)
  • April 11, 2000 (#7: Traci & Trina/Rick & Amy/Karen & Michele)
  • May 16, 2000 (#32: Shauna & Eileen/Nancy & Mark/Kathy & Laura; taped from WBPX)
  • May 26, 2000 (#40: Mike & Tony/JoAnne & Keri/Dan & Becky; taped from WDPX, with a Video Rental Game question answered Jeopardy!-style and very likely the most Big Money Makers ever in one Big Sweep {alternate copy... thing, by the original uploader})
    • [A promo graphic is for the U.S. Olympic Trials on June 3. Show number and airdate per a YouTube comment.]

Randy West becomes announcer (began 6/19/00)

Season 8 (August 6, 2001-February 22, 2002; approx. 130 episodes)
The show moved taping to NBC Studios in Burbank, changed the intro to a graphic of the "cart" emblem with several clips playing at once, and stopped calling the contestants from the audience (not like anybody else in the audience was going to be a contestant, but still...).

New bonuses added this season included the Alphabet Game (played like the Shopping List); the Red Tag Special (played like the Manager's Special); The $300 Movie (involves the Mystery Monitors, which were reduced to two for all Mystery Monitor-related bonuses); Jolly Time is Money! (played like the Cracker Jackpot, awarding $100); and the Bonus Envelope (David's overhead announcement gave a clue to find the envelope; a variation was also used for the video display).


  • September 13, 2001 (Carolyn & Cathy/Shannon & Bob/Jacque & Stephanie, with a "slip of the tongue" moment in the 30-Second Shootout and a Bonus Sweep where confusion of the rules sets in {alternate copy})
  • October 4, 2001 (Barbara & Phil/? & ?/? & ?; ends shortly after first Mini-Sweep)
  • October 25, 2001 (Rashel & Stacy/Tolga & Donovan/Mike & Amanda; taped from WYPX {taped 3/01}; has commercials, "iSkysoft" logo in top-left corner throughout {alternate copy, same source})


Season 9 (September 23, 2002-May 23, 2003)
The intro was now a variant of the later Season 6 one, with a clip of the Twin Car Giveaway opening and a spinning logo, and a reminder that the show's given away over $2,000,000 and is ready to go for $3,000,000 (not sure whether they got there before being canned, though); Randy began giving each player's name as they came out, and the zoom to the nearby Mystery Monitor "chroma transitioned" to the next shot (it was a fade in Season 8).

Gameplay-wise, the only real big change was that the candy and coffee bonuses were increased from $100 to $200 (although they tended to alternate) and two other bonuses were upped (The Alphabet Game now awarded $300, while Stack Job and Jolly Time is Money! offered $150).

The final season also added several new bonuses: The Fruit Fantasy, offering $250 for collecting certain quantities of oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and apples (similar to the International Bread Center); Splitting the Name, played like the Mystery Product; and Market Madness, which offered up to $250.



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