"$100,000 Name That Tune" (1984) TV Season

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
6.9/ 10 (12 Votes)

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Production Company
Sandy Frank Productions [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

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Release Date
(USA) - 17 September 1984

Running Time
30 (195 episodes)


non-fiction, number-in-title,

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Full Cast

  1. Harlan, John (I) as [Announcer]
  2. Lange, Jim (I) as [Host]
  3. Oliver, Tommy (I) as [Orchestra Leader]


  1. Game-Show
  2. Music

Full Plot

An updated version of the popular long-running quiz show, hosted by Jim Lange. Two contestants compete to see who has the greater knowledge of popular songs. As the music plays, the first contestant to name the song wins money and prizes. Additional challenges include the contestants 'bidding' on how few notes they need in order to name that tune. Jean-Marc Rocher Two contestants competed in a series of musical identification games in this 1980s five-day-a-week update of "Name That Tune." Games included Melody Roulette, where host Lange spun a carnival wheel to determine the dollar value of the tune; Tune Topics, where each song's title was related; and the famous Bid-a-Note, where contestants were given the clue to a song and then bid downward against each other to determine how few notes they needed ("I can name that tune in three notes!"). Contestants won points for winning each round; the high scorer after three rounds was champion and moved on to the "Golden Medley. In the "Golden Medley," the champion had to identify seven tunes within 30 seconds. Prizes were awarded for each correct answer. An incorrect guess stopped the game, while naming all seven tunes won an additional prize package and the right to return for a tournament (which took place every eight weeks or so) for $100,000 in cash and prizes. Some of the prizes offered for the tournament winners were awarded individually to winners in a home- viewer contest. Brian Rathjen Plot not found


Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) [us] - (1984) (USA) (TV)