Art James
Jay Stewart
POG 01
Unsold Pilot: 1979
Von Feldt/Paylow Productions

"Today, one of our contestants will have a chance to win $50,000 on the new game of fun and big cash prizes. From Hollywood, motion picture and TV capital of the world, let's test out memories on Pot O' Gold! And now, here's your host, Art James!"

Pot O' Gold was an odd unsold game show pilot about movie and TV trivia with an even odder board.

Main GameEdit

Two contestants played. To start the game, a marble was dropped down the pyramid-shaped game board. The game board was divided into two sides, television and movies. Each side of the board had slots ranging from $100-$500, with a $50,000 slot on the very ends of the pyramid. The contestant was then given a question and, if the question was answered correctly, received the dollar amount of the slot. If an incorrect answer was given, the other player could answer the question for half the dollar amount. Despite having $50,000 slots, only $500 was needed to win the game.

Bonus GameEdit

The winner advanced to the bonus game, in which s/he had to identify a number of film or TV shows from clips in a set amount of time. A large prize was awarded for success.


"Do It To It" by Doc Severinsen


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Game Show Pilot Light review (note that this incorrectly states that the outermost slots are worth $5,000)

YouTube VideoEdit

Clips from the pilot