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This version of Funny You Should Ask plays slightly different from the original short-lived 1968 version produced by Heatter-Quigley.
Similar to Hollywood Squares, six comic celebrities are each asked for their answers to a trivia question (the comics first give an obvious "joke" answer, and then a legitimate response). Taking turns, the two contestants tried to determine if the comedian's answer was right or wrong. If the player's judgement is correct, he/she earns $100 in the first round, $200 in second and $300 in third. Rounds 1 and 2 each had lasted for six questions (one per comedian) and Round 3 allowed as many questions until the bell sounds signifying that time was up (although in most cases, this round also lasted six questions). The player who accumulates the most cash wins the game, keeps the money and plays the bonus round for an additional $5,000. In the event of a tie, a numerical question was asked to both contestants before the game started, which determined the winner; whoever is closest is the winner.
In the bonus round, three multiple choice questions are asked and the celebrities give answers, only one of which is true. The questions get progressively harder and more answers are given for each successive question: three for the first, four for the second, and six for the third and final question. For each question, one answer (usually the last of each group given) is a joke answer, similar to a "bluff" on Squares. If the contestant gets three correct answers, he/she wins $5,000. However, if the contestant gives one wrong answer along the way, the round was automatically over.
"Contestants are briefed that celebrities are informed of questions and possible bluff answers prior to taping, and that the celebrities may discern correct answers during that process."
- The show's first season theme song was Pharrell Williams - Happy.