Joker Joker Joker
Syndicated, September 1979 - September 1981
Run time
30 Minutes
Jack Barry
Jay Stewart, Bob Hilton

This is chronicling the short-lived children's version of The Joker’s Wild as Joker Joker Joker.

Game FormatEdit

Two child contestants played the game which was highly similar to the adult version except they played for points not dollars. They took turns pulling the lever to spin the wheels on a giant slot machine on stage. On the wheels were five child-friendly categories. When the wheels stop, up to three categories were shown. The player in control selected a category and host Barry asked a question. A correct earned points but an incorrect answer gave his/her opponent a chance to answer the same question for the same value. Points were awarded according to how many of that category appeared. A single category was worth 50 points, a pair was worth 100 points, and a triple was worth 200 points. The first player to reach 500 points or more in proper turn won the game. Also on the wheels were jokers which were wild. The contestants can make the joker any category and match it up with the one they chose, and they can also use the joker(s) to go off the board, and select a different category. But if at anytime three jokers come up, that player can instantly win the game by answering one question from any category correctly. The winner of the game won a $500 savings bond plus a chance to play the bonus game with his/her parent or relative from the audience; the loser got a $100 savings bond.

An important rule from the CBS era carried over to this era: The children were allowed to confer with their parents/relatives when choosing categories, but must answer questions themselves.

Face the DevilEdit

In this bonus round, the categories & jokers were replaced by dollar values ranging from $25-$200, and devils which resembled host Jack Barry. The winning player can take as many spins as he/she liked. The goal on each spin is to spin only money amounts, each time he/she did that, that contestant would win the combined total of the money amounts shown. But if at anytime a devil appeared that player would lose all the accumulated money up to that point. That's why the host gave the contestant the option to stop the game and keep whatever he/she won after each successful spin (the parent/guardian/friend/relative must make the decision). But if the contestant can reach $1,000 or more, that player not only gets to keep the cash, but also wins a special prize package; and if the winning player can spin a natural triple (three of the same money amounts), he/she automatically wins the money & prizes.


International VersionsEdit


Joker Joker Joker Home Game!


Episode StatusEdit


See AlsoEdit

The Honeymoon Game
The Joker’s Wild
The Joker’s Wild (1977)
The Joker’s Wild (1990)
The Joker's Wild (2006 pilot)
The Joker's Wild (2009 proposed pilot)
Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild
Gettin' Wild with Snoop Dogg