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Classic TV Discussion: Game Shows

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Personally I think game shows were so much better when I was younger. Here are a list of a few I liked:

    • Card Sharks: "Higher!"
    • Password: You younguns would never guess what a raunchy sense of humor Betty White had!
    • Hollywood Squares: At least half the fun was the stuff they couldn't say!
    • Match Game: At least half the fun was the stuff they did say!
    • $25,000 Pyramid: Pass! (back when you could buy something with $25,000)

    Basically any game where celebrities sat around with impossibly loud outfits, cigarettes in one hand, liquor in the other, and you never knew what would happen.

    Today all you get is Alex Trebek pretending to know everything.
     
  2. jodyguercio

    jodyguercio Active Member

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    What about Monty Hall and "Let's Make a Deal". Some of the outfits those people wore to get on tv, and how many times did he have to warn the ladies to put their signs down so he didnt get whacked with em? That was a classic. I miss Wheel of Fortune when you could buy stuff, I'll take the ceramic dalmation for $250 please Pat.
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Oh yeah, Jay Stewart was great, and my 2nd favorite TV blooper of all time is from that show. Apparently Monty was walking around when he came to a woman dressed as a baby, with a bottle. So you know, he would offer people money if they had a common item in their possession. So he says to the lady, referring to the baby bottle,

    "Ok, I'll give you $50 if you can show me another nipple."

    Anyone whose mind went anywhere but the baby bottle, shame on you.
     
  4. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    From the 'wayback machine' there was "What's My Line?" on Sunday nights, with Garry
    Moore as host and Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennet Cerf and some other panelists I can't recall.
    It was like '20 questions, but the celeb panelists had to guess the guest's occupation and
    Each incorrect guess got the guest a whopping ten dollars which was tallied on flip-cards. :lol:

    It was somewhat interesting back in the day, but I don't think it would hold a candle to today's
    million-dollar shows.
     
  5. jodyguercio

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    I rememeber seeing this next one on GSN....."Beat the Clock", some of the stunts they did to wint some cheesy stuff but man was it funny.....
     
  6. ragbirch

    ragbirch Cool Member

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    Maybe not a true game show but great none the less was the Gong show.
     
  7. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    I always enjoyed "Concentration" (I don't remember the host) and "Truth or Consequences" hosted by Bob Barker.
     
  8. lucky13

    lucky13 New Member

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    Concentration was hosted by Hugh Downs. For part of that time he was also doing the Today show, and I think it also overlapped his stint as Jack Paar's announcer. (Boy, am I old!)

    There's also these oldies but goodies:

    To Tell the Truth (Mondays, 7:30 ET, CBS, Bud Collyer)
    I've Got a Secret (Mondays, 8 PM, CBS, Garry Moore)
    You Don't Say (weekday afternoons, NBC, Tom Kennedy)

    Kennedy was one of 3 game-show host brothers.

    Quiz: Can anyone name the other two?
     
  9. alevine1986

    alevine1986 Godfather

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    I loved Press Your Luck....

    "Big money, no whammy, stop!"
     
  10. jodyguercio

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    Tic-Tac-Dough with Wink Martindale
     
  11. sean10780

    sean10780 Godfather

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    Press your luck was a good one. I remember when that one guy figured it out and won tons of money.

    I watch a lot of GSN. :)
     
  12. lucky13

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    Oh, and of course, Who Do You Trust (weekday afternoons, ABC, Johnny Carson)
     
  13. durl

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    Let's Make A Deal - LOVED the cars and appliances.
    Press Your Luck - As a kid, I loved to see Whammy take the money.
    To Tell The Truth - Not sure why, but I always enjoyed it.
    Match Game - It made me <blank>
    Gong Show - Gene Gene The Dancin' Machine. Nuff said.
     
  14. tomcrown1

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    The price is right
    You bet your life with Graco Marx
    The Dating Game
    The Newly Wed Game
    Name that Tune
     
  15. MikeW

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    Name that Tune and Split Second were a couple of my favorites. I can't even remember the premise of Split Second, but contestants could win a car at the end of every game.
     

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