Carruthers Company

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
Michael Bass, bmasters9, and codyfinke2

1st Logo (October 27, 1974-July 15, 1977)


Logo: Superimposed in the credits, we see one of these three texts:

THIS HAS BEEN

A

CARRUTHERS COMPANY

PRODUCTION

Or:

THIS HAS BEEN A

CARRUTHERS CO.

PRODUCTION

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE

AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO.

The above notice used a Peignot font. The other text reads:

THIS HAS BEEN A

CARRUTHERS COMPANY

PRESENTATION

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

WARNER BROS. TELEVISION

in the Bauhaus font. In long credit rolls, the second notice was split between the Carruthers Company notice (which only reads "A CARRUTHERS COMPANY PRODUCTION") and the WBTV credit.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The end theme plays while either one of the two in-credit notices shown above appears on the screen. On the unsold 1974 pilots for Big Spenders, the announcer says, "This has been a Carruthers Company production, in association with NBC."

Availability: Extremely rare. The in-credit text for the Carruthers Company and Warner Bros. Television appeared on three short-lived game shows: The Neighbors, Give-N-Take, and Second Chance, all of which were not preserved due to network practices at the time. The Carruthers/ABC text is seen on the un-aired 1975 pilot for Beat The Odds. This made its first known appearances on two pilots for Big Spenders, taped for NBC in October 1974.

2nd Logo (May 18, 1983-September 26?, 1986)

Logo: As superimposed on Press Your Luck, we see the text:


A

Carruthers (__/\__) Company

Presentation

©[YEAR]

Between "Carruthers" and "Company" is a rounded rectangle with a small spike in the middle.
Variant: On the pilot of Press Your Luck, it was like this:


A CARRUTHERS CO.

PRODUCTION

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

CBS TELEVISION, INC.

© 1983

Rod did not sign off on the pilot, though.

Technique: None, it's superimposed, except for that choppy "wipe" effect from the CBS Television City mentioning to the logo.

Music/Sounds/Voice-over: The ending theme of Press Your Luck with Rod Roddy saying, "This is Rod Roddy speaking for Press Your Luck, A Carruthers Company Presentation!"

Availability: Uncommon. Only seen on Press Your Luck, and even then this was uncommon for many years due to GSN's "credit crunch" practices. However, this is shown in its entirety on BUZZR.

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