70s Game Show Theme Music
April 28, 2012 11:25 PM   Subscribe

What 70s game show used Henry Mancini's "March of the Cue Balls" as its theme music?

The game show in question was on TV when I was a child living in Ft. McMurray, Alberta, Canada, so it may have been a Canadian production. It probably aired on CBC, because I think that was the only channel available to us at that time. The music is the only thing I remember about the show. This YouTube commenter says that he was on a "high school quiz show" that used the song as its theme, so that's probably the one I'm looking for, but he doesn't mention the show's title.
posted by dopeydad to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total)
 
Sorry; here is the link to the comment itself.
posted by dopeydad at 11:27 PM on April 28, 2012


Wild guess, but might it have been "Question Mark"? This site says that it was a quiz for children that originated from Edmonton and ran for a brief time in 1974.
posted by themanwho at 1:40 AM on April 29, 2012


Reach for the Top?
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse at 6:17 AM on April 29, 2012


Question Mark sounds like a strong possibility. We did get CBC out of Edmonton, and if that is where the show I saw originated from, it would be obscure enough to explain why I haven't been able to find my answer through Google. 1974 is exactly the right time period; I would have been three or four years old. I have vague recollections of a show where kids searched for items in a sandbox and opened what appeared to be numbered cupboard doors, but I'm not sure if this was the same show. I'll have to track down some of my Edmonton acquaintances and see if they remember anything.

I don't recall hearing of Reach for the Top until I was in Calgary in the 80s. Its theme music as of 1978 wasn't March of the Cue Balls, but that doesn't mean it never was.

Thanks much for both of your responses. I'll leave this unresolved for the moment in case anyone can add further enlightenment.
posted by dopeydad at 11:52 AM on April 29, 2012


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