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Jim Hutton (1965)
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Syndication (Daily): 2/1/1965 – 8/27/1965
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Unsold Pilots for ABC: 4/19/1980
Merritt Enterprises (1965)
Nicholson-Muir Productions (1980)
NBC Films (1965)

Everything's Relative was a short-lived family game show.


1965 Version[]

Two families competed in this version. The contestants from each family would have to guess how family members would respond to questions from seven categories displayed on the category wheel. The first family to answer three questions in a row or any seven questions correctly won the game.

1980 Version[]

Two families competed to see how much they know each other. Prior to the show, three of the family members on each team were asked questions with four possible answers marked A, B, C & D (one for each player) about themselves, what they do and what they would like to do. Those questions were asked to the other family members and they secretly locked in their choices. The more family members that matched the correct chosen answer, the more points they scored.


Here's how the teams score:

Round 1 Match 2 Matches 3 Matches
Round 1 25 50 100
Round 2 50 100 200
Round 3 100 200 400

The family with the most points after three rounds won a prize and won the right to play the bonus game. The losing family had their points converted into dollars.

Bonus Round[]

In this bonus round, the family was now tested as to how smart they are.

They were asked up to four general knowledge questions and on each one, they had to give a certain number of answers correctly within the time limit in order to win money. A family could pass if he/she didn't know the answer and once a family member answered, he/she had to sit out for that question.

Here's a chart explaining what happened:

Question # of Answers Time (in seconds) Award
Question 1 1 :15 $500
Question 2 2 :20 $1000
Question 3 3 :25 $2500
Question 4 4 :30 $5000


"Winning Streak" by James Clarke (1980 pilot)


The original show was produced at WMAQ-TV in Chicago, IL, while the 1980 pilot was taped at ABC Studio TV-15 in New York City, NY.

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YouTube Links[]

Intro of a 1965 episode
One of the 1980 pilots (Egan vs. Rosenthal): Part 1, Part 2