Clash!


Clash!
Clash!
Format Game show
Presented by Billy Kimball
Country of origin  United States
Production
Producer(s) Billy Kimball
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Ha! (1990-1991)
Comedy Central (1991)
Original run May 1, 1990 – December 28, 1991

Clash! is a comedy game show which aired on Ha! from May 1, 1990 to March 31, 1991 and on Comedy Central from April 1 to December 28. The show was produced and hosted by Billy Kimball, and the theme song was composed by Carter Burwell.[1]

Episodes were broadcast weekdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM.[2]

Format

Clash! was presented in an absurdist quiz show format in which two teams of three players each competed for prizes. Contestants were selected based on criteria such as occupation, ethnicity, religion, etc. and each team would represent one half of a rivalry. For example, an episode might pit nudists against fashion designers, librarians against noisy people, or vegetarians against butchers. Some rivalries were altered for comedic effect, such as "Cowboys vs. Indians" in which the Indians were people from India.

The final round consisted of one contestant spinning a wheel and answering a single question. Depending on where the wheel stopped, the question could be extremely difficult ("What is the third word on the thirty-third page of the third book from the right on the third shelf of the third cabinet from the left in the Clash library?") or extremely easy ("What did you have for breakfast this morning?" or "How are you?").

References

  1. ^ Carter Burwell. "Clash". http://www.carterburwell.com/projects/Clash.html. 
  2. ^ Benjamin Svetkey (1990-07-06). "'Clash' Act". Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,317696,00.html. 

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