I ran outta gas. I had a flat tire. I didn’t have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn’t come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from outta town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake, a terrible flood, locusts. It wasn’t my fault! I swear to God!
I had no doubts you were correct, but my earliest recollection was the $20,000 incarnation. I was curious as to when it switched from to 10K to 20k and how long each ran, so I looked it up. It’s actually confusing as heck because the original $25k version (syndicated with Bill Cullen) actually co-existed with both 10k and 20k:
The $10,000 Pyramid (1973–1974, 1974–1976)
The $20,000 Pyramid (1976–1980)
The (New) $25,000 Pyramid (1974–1979, 1982–1987, 1988)
The $50,000 Pyramid (1981)
The $100,000 Pyramid (1985–1988, 1991, 2016–Present)
The Pyramid (2012)
Don’t let this distract you from the fact that Hector is gonna be running 3 Honda Civics with spoon engines. On top of that he just came into Harry’s and ordered 3 t66 turbos with NOS and a Motec exhaust.