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Pyramid: TRAP categories in the Winner's Circle
« on: January 30, 2019, 01:30:18 AM »
Throughout the years of any Pyramid version, the producers love putting TRAP categories in the Winner's Circle that would make the cluegiver say part of the word on the card that results in instant disqualification.  From my perspective, here are a list of categories that I felt were easy traps in the wrong cluegiver's hands:

Things in a BEDROOM
First Aid Things (EMERGENCY)
Things in a BATHTUB
Parts of a CAR WASH
Cold Weather Animals (NORTH POLE)-(Lauri Hendler handled that trap category real good)
SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES
Things at an AIRPORT
Things at a HORSE RACE
Things at a ROLLER DERBY

What other trap categories from any Pyramid version did you feel was too easy for the cluegiver to fall into that trap?

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Re: Pyramid: TRAP categories in the Winner's Circle
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 02:51:22 AM »
Though never known to have been used on the series, here's a good one:
Cities in INDIANA

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Re: Pyramid: TRAP categories in the Winner's Circle
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 03:25:43 AM »
I'd seen this on two separate episodes, and both drew DQ's...

"CLUES THE POLICE FIND"

And in one of those, cost the player a $25,000 win (and given that they'd won the $10,000 in only 35 seconds in the first half, they would've very likely gotten it otherwise), since it was in the $300 box, and they'd cleared the bottom five already. Why, Nipsey, oh why did you have to blurt out "clues"?

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Re: Pyramid: TRAP categories in the Winner's Circle
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 10:38:53 AM »
Here's one I was witness to, when I attended May 5, 2018's taping:

"Names of Pizza Chains," and the contestant said "Pizza Hut" as the first clue.
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Re: Pyramid: TRAP categories in the Winner's Circle
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 11:10:43 AM »
I played a game of Pyramid with a friend one time, and I was given the category "Things associated with a morning routine." I could not get it for the life of me.
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Re: Pyramid: TRAP categories in the Winner's Circle
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 12:01:19 AM »
Names of Pizza Chains is definitely an EASY trap.  Too easy for a DQ

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Re: Pyramid: TRAP categories in the Winner's Circle
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2019, 06:01:47 AM »
Things That Are Open. Good. Luck.
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Re: Pyramid: TRAP categories in the Winner's Circle
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2019, 07:35:55 AM »
How about TACO CHAINS or CHICKEN CHAINS (I assume KFC is illegal since you know what the "C" stands for?)

And of course, HAMBURGER CHAINS thanks to Burger King.

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Re: Pyramid: TRAP categories in the Winner's Circle
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2019, 08:22:01 AM »
Things That Are Open. Good. Luck.

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Re: Pyramid: TRAP categories in the Winner's Circle
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2019, 02:19:21 PM »
How about TACO CHAINS or CHICKEN CHAINS (I assume KFC is illegal since you know what the "C" stands for?)
And of course Taco Bell is a dead giveaway.

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« Last Edit: February 04, 2019, 02:21:30 PM by tpir04 »
I walk into Barker's Bargain Bar to find some deals. I notice the men's department and encounter some Temptation. I go over and look at some t-shirts trying to figure out which one is 1/2 Off. One shirt has Five Price Tags on it for some reason so I must go to the price scanner to find out which is the One Right Price. Next I go over to the slacks and see a sign, "2 for the Price of 1." I figure the Clearance Sale price is around $40 each. Seeing that it's a good deal, I Take Two. Time is running short, so I hurry over to the shoes department to see if I can Pick a Pair for my meeting tomorrow. I find the perfect shoes, hurry back to the Check-Out and hand the clothes to the clerk so she can ring them up. She tells me the Actual Retail Price for all the items, and I discover...

THE PRICE IS RIGHT!

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Re: Pyramid: TRAP categories in the Winner's Circle
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2019, 03:19:23 PM »
Apologies for the double-post, but this could be an evil top-section category:

"Types of balls used in sports games."

Have at it, my friends!
I walk into Barker's Bargain Bar to find some deals. I notice the men's department and encounter some Temptation. I go over and look at some t-shirts trying to figure out which one is 1/2 Off. One shirt has Five Price Tags on it for some reason so I must go to the price scanner to find out which is the One Right Price. Next I go over to the slacks and see a sign, "2 for the Price of 1." I figure the Clearance Sale price is around $40 each. Seeing that it's a good deal, I Take Two. Time is running short, so I hurry over to the shoes department to see if I can Pick a Pair for my meeting tomorrow. I find the perfect shoes, hurry back to the Check-Out and hand the clothes to the clerk so she can ring them up. She tells me the Actual Retail Price for all the items, and I discover...

THE PRICE IS RIGHT!

Have a nice day.

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Re: Pyramid: TRAP categories in the Winner's Circle
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2019, 04:20:11 PM »
Apologies for the double-post, but this could be an evil top-section category:

"Types of balls used in sports games."

Have at it, my friends!

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Re: Pyramid: TRAP categories in the Winner's Circle
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2019, 12:07:52 AM »
Though never known to have been used on the series, here's a good one:
Cities in INDIANA
Gary, Fort Wayne, Kokomo, Valparaiso, Hammond, South Bend.....though most clue-givers would say Indianapolis on instinct.  I also find it funny that the Beach Boys had a song titled Kokomo, when the city is located in the north-central part of a mostly landlocked state. 

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Re: Pyramid: TRAP categories in the Winner's Circle
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2019, 04:01:35 PM »
Though never known to have been used on the series, here's a good one:
Cities in INDIANA

Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Rushville, Monrovia....

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Re: Pyramid: TRAP categories in the Winner's Circle
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2019, 04:03:30 PM »
Gary, Fort Wayne, Kokomo, Valparaiso, Hammond, South Bend.....though most clue-givers would say Indianapolis on instinct.  I also find it funny that the Beach Boys had a song titled Kokomo, when the city is located in the north-central part of a mostly landlocked state.


The Kokomo mentioned in the song is explicitly placed off the coast of Florida, not the one in Indiana.