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Henry Polic II
Johnny Gilbert
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Unsold Pilot for CBS: 8/14/1988
Bob Stewart Productions

"From Television City in Hollywood, this is EYE Q! Today, our contestants are: from Chicago, Illinois, Kathy and Frank Conway; and from Moundsville, West Virginia, Stone and Charlie Stoda. And your host on EYE Q is Henry Polic II!"

Eye Q was a failed attempt to revive the 1960s comedy game show Eye Guess.


Main Game[]

Two teams of two competed in a game of finding & memorizing answers to questions hidden on a game board with eight numbered squares. The difference between this pilot & Eye Guess is that the answers were not revealed & re-concealed prior to each round.

Host Henry read a question to one player, and then the player in control picked a numbered square he/she thought the correct answer was hidden behind. An exposure of a wrong answer caused a funny reaction to occur. Players on both teams took turns throughout and finding correct answers earned points. The team with the most points at the end of the game won $500 in cash and went on to play the bonus game.

Bonus Game[]

The bonus game was played on a 16 square game board. The catch was that the numbers were not in order, they were arranged at random, plus the winning team had their backs to the board. The object of this game was to get four boxes in a row either across or up & down (no diagonals) in eight picks or less.

Players on the winning team took turns picking off up eight numbers until they either got four in a row or ran out of picks. If the winning team was successful in getting four in a row they won a jackpot which started at $10,000 and grew by $1,000 if not won. If they got four in a row on the first four picks, then they won $50,000.


Theme - "Honky-Tonk Humor #2" by Henrik Nielsen (Ole Georg Music)

It was previously used on another failed Bob Stewart pilot, Twisters.


CBS Television City (Studio 33), Hollywood, California


The show's title is a reference of the term "IQ", meaning "Intelligence Quotient".

The set used in this pilot was previously used on another Bob Stewart pilot called Money in the Blank, which had taped in July 1987.

While not selling in the States, this format was eventually sold to Indonesia's RCTI as Kontak, which ran from 1998 to 2002.

Frank Conway was on the $25,000 Pyramid in March 1986.

CBS considered using the show as a replacement for the Bob Eubanks version of Card Sharks, but it got lost to the revival of Now You See It.

Related Shows[]

Eye Guess
Punch Lines

YouTube Link[]

Clips of the pilot (followed by a clip from the 1,000th episode of The New $25,000 Pyramid)