CanCon flashback: Pitfall!

Starring a fro’d and funky Alex Trebek, Pitfall ran for one season from 1981-82 and was shot in Vancouver. Pitfall required players to answer questions under pressure while avoiding falling down lethal elevator shafts. We remember watching this as a kid and totally catching Trebek reading the questions super-slow to sabotage players chances of winning like, $500. It’s hard to believe that any Canadian game show production budget could finance the heavy-duty game apparatus (although I bet it’s just one guy running backstage from forklift to forklift – dropping the players when Alex rubs his moustache.

This one stars Dan the hockey player!


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