No skill or knowledge was needed on The New Treasure Hunt.
Two contestants on each episode got to choose from thirty wrapped packages displayed centerstage.
Based on a game show from the Fifties (Treasure Hunt), this Chuck Barris production is my favorite game show of all time.
This was Geoff Edwards' shining moment - emotionally torturing his overly-excited contestants for laughs.
Ominous Latin Chanting, the One-Woman Wail, or the Cherubic Choir are popular choices for this, as are a techno beat or heavy metal riff. , Most Wonderful Sound, Power Up Motif, Music for Courage, Near Victory Fanfare, and Musical Spoiler (the last of which is arguably a Super Trope).
Sometimes, near the end, the series Theme Song will play, allowing good guy to kick some major rear at the Grand Finale.
Video games will sometimes have a variation of this, where a specific jingle plays during temporary power-ups, like invincibility due to an Invincibility Power-Up; see Power Up Motif.
If a Theme Music Power-Up is defeated, then it's The Day the Music Lied.
If it's in particularly spectacular fashion, it may end with a Record Needle Scratch or by Letting the Air Out of the Band (or, if you're unlucky, a Last Note Nightmare).
and Joan Jett) perfectly suit the cheery protagonist, TV news producer Mary Richards. : The original series' brassy instrumental, composed by CBS's then—director of music, Morton Stevens, became a huge surf-guitar hit for the Ventures in 1969 and is still popular among marching bands, especially at (where else? Then known as one half of hip-hop's DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Smith wrote his rap; the track was composed by Quincy Jones.
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,000 was the possible final prize - big money for a game show, even now.