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Tmj302  (Level: 53.5 - Posts: 129)
Sun, 2nd Jul '06 1:40 PM


What are your favorite old gameshows?

Let's Make A Deal!
I know this gameshow is corny - but I love it!! The old version, of course, the newer one they tried is awful...even though it was before my time, when I discovered it on reruns..I was hooked...

I also love the older Newlywed Game..some of those chicks were the definition of dumb blonde...

Koota  (Level: 180.6 - Posts: 2097)
Sun, 2nd Jul '06 2:00 PM

Jeopardy is the most fabulous game show of all time ... and longrunning, so it may qualify as an old game show.

If we have to stick with game shows that are off the air, I have to go with The Dating Game. Hollywood Squares was also good for a laugh ... back in the days when their responses were adlibbed ... not planned in advance!

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Sun, 2nd Jul '06 3:45 PM

I love game shows. To Tell The Truth, Dating Game, and Newlywed Game are my favorite old ones.

Anyone remember "Tattletales"?

Missgeorge  (Level: 63.0 - Posts: 388)
Sun, 2nd Jul '06 3:55 PM

How about Truth or Consequences with Bob Barker?

Skagitmla  (Level: 96.1 - Posts: 28)
Sun, 2nd Jul '06 5:52 PM

I loved Password - had the Home Edition.

Rev66  (Level: 86.4 - Posts: 85)
Sun, 2nd Jul '06 7:01 PM

I'm generally a GSN fan which shows some of the older game shows. Blockbusters with Bill Cullen is such fun and Card Sharks. This is with the caveat that Jeopardy comes first always.

Bigbird  (Level: 236.1 - Posts: 3300)
Sun, 2nd Jul '06 7:31 PM

I used to pretend I was sick so I could stay home from school and watch game shows. That was in the '50s. Loved them all!!

Skagitmla  (Level: 96.1 - Posts: 28)
Sun, 2nd Jul '06 11:10 PM

I used to love Jeopardy until I was a contestant and had to study my butt off for the months pre-audition and pre-show. Now I never ever watch it. It was a very cool, albeit somewhat humiliating experience (I choked on a $1000 question - amazing what nerves will do to you).

Skagitmla  (Level: 96.1 - Posts: 28)
Sun, 2nd Jul '06 11:12 PM

One of the coolest parts of the experience was that I recognized one of the other contestants who played that day in 1999 (5 shows taped in 1 day) from being a long-time champion on Tic Tac Dough in the late '70's.

Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Sun, 2nd Jul '06 11:55 PM

I love old game shows! Match Game, $20,000 Pyramid, The Price Is Right...the really old black & whites where people are in formal evening wear and smoking...

One of my favorites is this great, strange 70s time-capsule of a show called "3s a Crowd". It was kind of like the Newlywed Game, but with the male contestants' wives AND their secretaries competing to see who knew him better.

A lot of the questions were suggestive, and there were all these flirty secretaries and grim looking wives. Hysterical.

They tried to remake it not long ago with people & their exes, but it didn't compare.

Mindmonkey  (Level: 268.3 - Posts: 295)
Mon, 3rd Jul '06 3:20 AM

My parents let me stay up on Sunday nights to watch "What's My Line" at 10:30 (don't tell anybody). I thought it was amazingly good. Occasionally, I see reruns now on the Game Show network and they are still amazingly good, even after 40 or more years. I don't think there's ever been anything like it since, perhaps because you can't clone Bennett Cerf.

I'd love to see some old "You Bet Your Life" shows again.

Surreyman  (Level: 257.1 - Posts: 2766)
Mon, 3rd Jul '06 4:39 AM

Oh yeh, I'll always remember dear old Gilbert and Lady Isabel in their evening dress!

I think they tried a resuscitation some years back, but out of its era, and flopped.

Good old Mastermind is back on Brit TV live now - do you get that? And University Challenge.

Mindmonkey  (Level: 268.3 - Posts: 295)
Mon, 3rd Jul '06 5:04 AM

I think University Challenge is the same as College Bowl which aired here about 20 years ago. It was quite good. I was on a high school version of it in Washington State and won a semester at a university for our efforts.

The others don't ring a bell. The only British game show that I've seen here is the original Weakest Link which I rather liked. Episodes ran on the BBC channel which is a cable channel that has all British shows. The US version wasn't as good, in my opinion--sort of dumbed down. It didn't last long and Anne Robinson went back to Britain.

Bigbird  (Level: 236.1 - Posts: 3300)
Mon, 3rd Jul '06 5:28 AM

And what about the hosts? I loved Bill Cullen. (Talk about going way back!). And Gary Moore.


Surreyman  (Level: 257.1 - Posts: 2766)
Mon, 3rd Jul '06 5:34 AM

Weakest Link is still very live here - a relative newcomer of course! And of course there's 'Millionaire'.
What annoyed me on the US versions of WL was that the prizes had noughts on the end compared with the UK - they're lucky to get over 2,000 here.
Reminds me of the Nigerian TV quiz shows I used to see, with a flower pot as a prize!

Kaufman  (Level: 253.9 - Posts: 3936)
Mon, 3rd Jul '06 9:37 AM

Surreyman: You would have loved an abomination over here in the late '70s called The $1.98 Beauty Show. You can guess what first prize was.

Surreyman  (Level: 257.1 - Posts: 2766)
Mon, 3rd Jul '06 10:29 AM

Was that the Monopoly 2nd. prize!

Valedc4  (Level: 62.0 - Posts: 171)
Mon, 3rd Jul '06 1:14 PM

I remember a show called Make Me Laugh. I think it's from the 80's. Contestants would have to sit there, for 30 seconds I think, while a comedian would try to make them laugh. It was really funny but I don't think it lasted very long. Anybody remember that one?

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Mon, 3rd Jul '06 2:41 PM

Valerie - I was JUST thinking about that show the other day and trying to remember the name of it! THANK YOU!

Tmj302  (Level: 53.5 - Posts: 129)
Mon, 3rd Jul '06 4:12 PM

did anybody else see the short-lived game show that was on VH1 for a while - I think it was called "Beat the Geeks"? There were several Geeks that were experts in one category, like Star Trek, and the contestants had to answer more correctly than the geeks..
it was a funny one.

Willow58  (Level: 48.6 - Posts: 4)
Thu, 6th Jul '06 8:27 AM

i used to love the gong show and now am addicted to america's got talent..

Aquamar  (Level: 176.8 - Posts: 905)
Fri, 7th Jul '06 10:39 PM

I remember "Make me laugh" and the "Gong show." I was just thinking of a very old show that my mother used to watch on our black and white portable called "Queen for a Day." I was just a little girl then but I always thought to myself that my mom should be on that show. Does anyone remember it?


Ladyvol  (Level: 202.9 - Posts: 5435)
Fri, 7th Jul '06 10:53 PM

I remember Queen For A Day mom watched it while she would do the do know we are giving away our age here? LOL

Captaintony  (Level: 79.5 - Posts: 75)
Sat, 8th Jul '06 12:58 AM

Sale of the Century with Jim Peck.... Gambit with Tom Kennedy... High Rollers with Alex Trebeck and Ruta Lee... Concentration, any incarnation... Wizard of Odds w/ Alex... HATED Press Your Luck, only because those people screaming "Big Bucks, No Whammies" used to get under my skin in about thirty seconds... Dick Clark and the Pyramid... Anyone remember "The MAgnificent Marble Machine"? Had a giant pinball game for the bonus round... only lasted about one season... the ORIGINAL Hollywood Squares still makes me laugh... I still walk around humming the "Cliffhanger" music from "Price Is Right".... am I a game show addict? Do I need an intervention?

Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Sat, 8th Jul '06 5:46 PM

The $1.98 Beauty Show! I loved with Rip Taylor warbling the theme song and tossing confetti from his pockets while the winner walked the runway with her bouquet of carrots...

I was always fascinated with "Name That Tune" as a kid too, even though I hardly ever knew the songs...And what was the show that had people in a little booth trying to grab all the money that was flying around...?

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