Special-themed weeks have been prominent during "sweeps" weeks through all incarnations of the show's long history. Among them are the following:
1978 - The cast of Barney Miller vs. The cast of Eight is Enough.
1979 - Hatfields vs. McCoys special. A gunshot was used as the "buzz-in" sound during the face-offs.
1979 - The cast of Dallas vs. The cast of Eight is Enough.
1979 - The Cast of The Love Boat vs. The cast of WKRP in Cincinnati.
1980 - Dallas Cowboys vs. the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.
1983 - Game show hosts competed for $10,000 in cash for charity.
1988-1993 - The Price is Right & The Young and the Restless competed for $5,000 in the daytime edition and $10,000 in the nighttime edition. When the Price is Right cast was introduced, they used a special intro similar to the show itself, right down to the Come on Down cue, light border, and even the logo spin in and out after its third appearance.
1989 - A Grammy All-Stars special with The Swinging Sisters playing against The Musical Misters.
1990 - WCW vs. GLOW.
1991 - 80's vs. 90's Playboy Centerfolds.
1992 - Battle of the Celebrity Look-a-Likes from the Combs era.
1992 - Playboy Playmates and Soap Opera Hunks battle to discover the superior sex.
1992 - The cast of The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital and Santa Barbara vie for their favorite charities.
1993 - Baywatch vs. real-life L.A. lifeguards.
1993 - Roseanne Arnold along with the cast of Roseanne competing against her former ex-husband Tom Arnold along with the cast of The Jackie Thomas Show. This week was noticeable as the only time the full $20,000 was won during the original Bullseye format (it was achieved by a family in the regular run, but they lost the front game).
1993 - WWF Good vs. Evil special.
1993 - Opryland special from the Combs era.
1993 - The American Gladiators competed for cash when Ray Combs hosted the show.
1994-1995 - And again a year later.
1994-1995 - Beauty vs. Brawns special from the hour-long Dawson era.
1994-1995 - The Playmates competing against the Hunks in the hour-long Dawson era.
1994-1995 - Carol Burnett and her family playing against Betty White and her poker players.
1999 - Beauty vs. The Beast (Playboy vs. WCW).
2000 - The Los Angeles Laker Girls competed against the champion Lakers. The charity was the Lakers Youth Foundation.
2000 - Battle of the Beach with the cast from Baywatch Hawaii playing against Los Angeles real-life Lifeguards.
2001 - The Muppets vs. The Dixie Chicks.
2001 - Circus Spectacular
2002 - Soap Opera special Y&R vs. General Hospital.
2003 - The Village People vs. The Disco Divas.
2004 - A Playboy Special premiered in the 2003-2004 season which featured the Playboy Playmates vs. Bachelors. It featured:
Evan Marriott vs. Christina Santiago
Charles Divins vs. Barbara Moore
Bryan Datillo vs. Serria Tawan
John Enos III vs. Carmella Decesare
Lorenzo Lamas vs. Audra Lynn
The players took a turn being captain for each of the 5 days but still got to play for $20,000 for charity.
2004 - A Stars on Ice special had international legendary figure skaters compete for $20,000 for The Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In the 2003-2004 season the international figure skaters were:
Scott Hamilton vs. Katarina Witt
Kurt Browning vs. Oksana Baiul
Todd Elderidge vs. Jenni Meno
David Pelletier vs. Jamie Salé
Alexei Yagudin or John Zimmerman vs. Kyoko Ina
2004 Battle of the Divorced Couples.
If the winning team failed to reach 200 points in Fast Money, the losing team splits $5,000.
2005 - Smuckers Stars on Ice Special Part 2
The Ice Skaters came back to win $20,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Scott Hamilton vs. Sarah Hughes
Kurt Browning vs. Kristi Yamaguchi
David Pelletier vs. Jamie Salé
Todd Elderidge vs. Kyoko Ina
John Zimmerman vs. Yuka Sato
The people in bold appeared on the 1st Stars on Ice Special from the 2003-2004 season.
2005 - Friefighters Search & Rescue special.
2005 - Idol on Feud
2005 - Soap Opera Special Naughty vs. Nice.
2006 - Battle of the Divorced Couples...Part 2.
If the winning team failed to reach 200 points in Fast Money, the losing team splits $2,500.
2007 - Celebrity Look-a-Likes premiered on the 2007-2008 season as they competed for $20,000.
2007 - NBA Players vs. their Mothers special from the O'Hurley era.
2007 - WWE Superstars vs. Divas special from the O'Hurley era.
2008-2009 - Battle of the Divorced Couples Part 3
This was the first time that John O'Hurley introduces the Battle of the Divorced Couples. If the winning team doesn't get at least 200 points, the non-winning team splits $2,500.
2010 - A special TNA special featured the wrestling men vs. the knockout women playing for cash and bragging rights. It premiered in the 2010-2011 season and each player took his/her turn as captain for each of the 5 days.
The wrestling men are:
|Stage name||Real name|
|Jay Lethal||Jamar "Jay" Shipman|
|Mr. Anderson||Kenneth "Ken" Anderson|
|Rob Van Dam (RVD)||Robert Alex "Rob" Szatkowski|
|Matt Morgan||Matthew "Matt" Morgan|
|Mick Foley||Michael Francis "Mick" Foley, Sr.|
The knockout women are:
|Stage name||Real name|
|Mysterious Tara||Lisa Marie Varon|
|Christy Hemme||Christina Lee "Christy" Hemme|
|Velvet Sky||Jamie Lynn Szantyr|
|Angelina Love||Lauren Richards|
|Lacey Von Erich||Lacey Dawn Adkisson|
SoCal Val was backstage wishing both teams good luck in the Fast Money round.
2011 - NBA Superstar Chris Paul along with his family competed in this special.
2013 - Here Comes Honey Boo Boo vs. Cake Boss special.
On November 11, 2013, team "Cake Boss" won the game and won $20,000 for their charity in Fast Money. Team "Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo" lost the game but got $10,000 for their charity. This was the second episode where there were 6 players on each team; the first time was on the Halloween show during the Karn era. The first players were both under 18 years of age while the other 5 people were over 18 years of age.
2013- A family took their own spin on the New York Rangers hockey team jerseys. Their family name was on the front while the first name was on the back.2016 - On October 25, 2016, the cast of the movie "Almost Christmas" appeared.