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The Tic-Tac-Toe Game was the very first pilot of the 1978 revival of Tic-Tac-Dough, hosted by Jack Barry, announced by Johnny Jacobs, produced by Jack Barry Productions, and it was taped for CBS on December 16, 1975, at CBS Television City in Hollywood, California.

Differences between The Tic-Tac-Toe Game, the 1976-77 pilots, and the series

  • The main theme for The Tic-Tac-Toe Game is the same one used on Now You See It and the 1974 Blank Check pilot, which used "Chump Change" by Quincy Jones as the main theme.
  • The tic-tac-toe color backgrounds were yellow for the X and green for the O as almost the opposite to the blue and red.
  • Jack Barry is the host instead of Wink Martindale.
  • The 1975 pilot The Tic-Tac-Toe Game, as well as the 1976 pilots, however, credited as just Jack Barry instead of Barry & Enright.
  • The rules used the 1956-59 Tic-Tac-Dough rules.
  • The designs of the Xs and Os were the same ones used on the Peter Marshall run of The Hollywood Squares but however stretched out.
  • The borders were the exact same ones used on the 1956-59 version.
  • There is no logo on the pilot, just like on Double Cross.
  • There was a totally different bonus round than the actual Tic-Tac-Dough revival of 1978, however, the lightning bolt appears on the nine boxes instead of the dragon.
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