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Subject: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/25/12 at 6:53 am

Who is or was your favorite game show or host past or present that is either alive or had passed away?

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Dagwood on 04/25/12 at 7:06 am

I have always loved Wink Martindale

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/25/12 at 7:29 am

I used to watch The Joker's Wild back when I was growing up and that was such a good show.

http://s4.hubimg.com/u/498183_f520.jpg

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/25/12 at 10:26 am


I used to watch The Joker's Wild back when I was growing up and that was such a good show.

http://s4.hubimg.com/u/498183_f520.jpg


Jokers Wild rocked.  8)

I always wanted to grab that big lever way down at the bottom and pull it REAL HARD to see if I could break that slot machine prop.  ;D

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Ashkicksass on 04/25/12 at 1:58 pm

Gene Rayburn from The Match Game.  No contest. 

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f109/ban95692/GeneRayburn.jpg

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/25/12 at 2:01 pm


Jokers Wild rocked.  8)

I always wanted to grab that big lever way down at the bottom and pull it REAL HARD to see if I could break that slot machine prop.  ;D


remember when he said Joker Joker JOKER!  ;D

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/25/12 at 2:13 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnv8q7arHGE

Bullseye- ran from 1980-1982 (then in 1983 ran Celebrity Bullseye)

Host Jim Lange: http://www.nndb.com/people/038/000098741/jim-lange-2-sized.jpg

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: whistledog on 04/25/12 at 3:33 pm

Dick Clark

The $10,000 Pyramid (1973 - 1976)
The $20,000 Pyramid (1976 - 1980)
The $50,000 Pyramid (1981)
The Krypton Factor (1981)
The $25,000 Pyramid (1982-1988)
The $100,000 Pyramid (1985-1988)
The Challengers (1990-1991)
Scattergories (1993)
Winning Lines (2000)

http://cdn.idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/18/Dick_Clark_10000_Pyramid-435x580.jpg

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/25/12 at 4:10 pm

Chuck Barris from the Gong Show was my favorite because he was completely insane. What other game show host would have the stones to do a dance like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R28b8XXoXs&feature=related

And how awesome would it have been to be in that live studio audience?

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: wildcard on 04/25/12 at 7:43 pm

I use to watch and love The Price Is Right when I was a kid. 

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/25/12 at 7:48 pm

Definitely, Peter Tomarken...of Press Your Luck. So sad that he was killed in a plane crash. :\'(

http://www.thegameshowtemple.com/tribute/tomarken.jpg

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Ashkicksass on 04/25/12 at 8:07 pm


Definitely, Peter Tomarken...of Press Your Luck. So sad that he was killed in a plane crash. :\'(

http://www.thegameshowtemple.com/tribute/tomarken.jpg


He reminds me soooo much of my ex fiance.

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Dagwood on 04/25/12 at 8:46 pm


Definitely, Peter Tomarken...of Press Your Luck. So sad that he was killed in a plane crash. :\'(

http://www.thegameshowtemple.com/tribute/tomarken.jpg


He was?  When?


**runs to google**


Okay, back.  I hadn't heard of this.  Sad. :(

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/25/12 at 8:51 pm


He reminds me soooo much of my ex fiance.


He was a pretty decent looking guy!

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/25/12 at 11:14 pm

RICHARD DAWSON on FAMILY FEUD

http://kmnnz.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/richard_dawson_smooching.jpg

The only old dude who could give your 14-year-old daughter a big soul kiss and stay on this side of the jailhouse!
;D

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/25/12 at 11:50 pm


RICHARD DAWSON on FAMILY FEUD

http://kmnnz.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/richard_dawson_smooching.jpg

The only old dude who could give your 14-year-old daughter a big soul kiss and stay on this side of the jailhouse!
;D


I always got a little weirded out watching Richard Dawson play tonsil hockey with all the female contestants. :o

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/26/12 at 12:41 am

I like Wayne Brady (Let's make a deal) but I've always thought he was awesome way before LMAD)

Speaking of LMAD, I liked Monty Hall.

Also like Ben Bailey the cab driver/game show host.

Bud Collyer (Beat the Clock), Bill Cullen, and John Charles Daly of the older game shows.

Ken Ober from Remote Control, Alfonso Riberio from Catch 21, David Ruprecht, Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Stein

I even liked Jon "Bowzer" Bauman when he hosted Hollywood Squares.  ;D

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/26/12 at 6:53 am


Dick Clark

The $10,000 Pyramid (1973 - 1976)
The $20,000 Pyramid (1976 - 1980)
The $50,000 Pyramid (1981)
The Krypton Factor (1981)
The $25,000 Pyramid (1982-1988)
The $100,000 Pyramid (1985-1988)
The Challengers (1990-1991)
Scattergories (1993)
Winning Lines (2000)

http://cdn.idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/18/Dick_Clark_10000_Pyramid-435x580.jpg


Didn't Bill Cullen run one the Pyramids? ???

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/26/12 at 6:59 am


Chuck Barris from the Gong Show was my favorite because he was completely insane. What other game show host would have the stones to do a dance like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R28b8XXoXs&feature=related

And how awesome would it have been to be in that live studio audience?


I miss Gong Show, I wish it could return to television.

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/26/12 at 7:00 am


Definitely, Peter Tomarken...of Press Your Luck. So sad that he was killed in a plane crash. :\'(

http://www.thegameshowtemple.com/tribute/tomarken.jpg


Press Your Luck was a good show too.

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/26/12 at 7:01 am


I always got a little weirded out watching Richard Dawson play tonsil hockey with all the female contestants. :o


he shook hands with the guys and kiss all the females.

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/26/12 at 7:07 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYdp5ejgkZM

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/26/12 at 8:11 am


I always got a little weirded out watching Richard Dawson play tonsil hockey with all the female contestants. :o


Ew, totally creeped me out too! 8-P

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/26/12 at 8:12 am


Press Your Luck was a good show too.


Yes, I would watch it all the time! They brought it back to the Game Show Network now, I think it's just called, Whammy. :)

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/26/12 at 9:11 am


he shook hands with the guys and kiss all the females.


Thankfully it wasn't the other way around. :o

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Ashkicksass on 04/26/12 at 9:24 am


I always got a little weirded out watching Richard Dawson play tonsil hockey with all the female contestants. :o


Me too!  But all of the ladies seemed really into it.  :-\\  Must have been a 70's thing...  ;)

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: whistledog on 04/26/12 at 1:23 pm


Didn't Bill Cullen run one the Pyramids? ???


Yes.  The syndicated night time version of $25,000 Pyramid from 1974-1979

John Davidson hosted a short-lived 1991 version of $100,000 Pyramid and Donny Osmond hosted the 2002-2004 revival which was just called Pyramid

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/26/12 at 7:36 pm


Thankfully it wasn't the other way around. :o


Richard Dawson had class.

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/26/12 at 7:37 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3O6-CHQLgs

Who remembers when Bill Cullen ran The $10,000 Pyramid?

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: whistledog on 04/26/12 at 8:06 pm


Who remembers when Bill Cullen ran The $20,000 Pyramid?


No one will because never hosted The $20,000 Pyramid, he hosted The $25,000 Pyramid

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/26/12 at 8:10 pm


No one will because never hosted The $20,000 Pyramid, he hosted The $25,000 Pyramid


I meant $25,000 Pyramid, my bad.

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: whistledog on 04/26/12 at 8:27 pm


I meant $25,000 Pyramid, my bad.


It's Ok.  I'll let it slide for now but don't let it happen again ;) :P :D

:)

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Ashkicksass on 04/26/12 at 9:49 pm


Yes.  The syndicated night time version of $25,000 Pyramid from 1974-1979

John Davidson hosted a short-lived 1991 version of $100,000 Pyramid and Donny Osmond hosted the 2002-2004 revival which was just called Pyramid


I smell decadeology.  ^ 

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/27/12 at 12:20 am

What's the matter, doesn't anybody else like Alex TREBEK!

8)

http://0.tqn.com/d/gameshows/1/0/H/G/-/-/jeopardy-alex-trebek.jpg

http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/files/original/Trebek10.03.08.png
Who is Johnny Wadd?
???

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/27/12 at 6:34 am


What's the matter, doesn't anybody else like Alex TREBEK!

8)

http://0.tqn.com/d/gameshows/1/0/H/G/-/-/jeopardy-alex-trebek.jpg

http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/files/original/Trebek10.03.08.png
Who is Johnny Wadd?
???


I liked him better when he had the moustache.

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/27/12 at 6:39 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13tnjh3dZw4

http://cdn0.hark.com/images/000/001/234/1234/original.jpg

"have your pet spade or neutered, Goodnight folks"!

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: whistledog on 04/27/12 at 10:37 am


I smell decadeology.  ^ 


Game shows and decadeology never go together lol


What's the matter, doesn't anybody else like Alex TREBEK!

8)

http://0.tqn.com/d/gameshows/1/0/H/G/-/-/jeopardy-alex-trebek.jpg

http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/files/original/Trebek10.03.08.png
Who is Johnny Wadd?
???


Before Alex Trebek was hosting Jeopardy!, I used to watch him on a short lived Canadian game show in 1981 called 'Pitfall' which I do believe also aired in the States on the USA Network

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B273jLeGJaE

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Ashkicksass on 04/27/12 at 10:43 am


What's the matter, doesn't anybody else like Alex TREBEK!

8)

http://0.tqn.com/d/gameshows/1/0/H/G/-/-/jeopardy-alex-trebek.jpg

http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/files/original/Trebek10.03.08.png
Who is Johnny Wadd?
???


He is such a dick.  I hate his condescending tone toward the contestants - especially if they get a question wrong.  Like he knew the answer all along. 

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: karen on 04/27/12 at 10:45 am

My favourite is from the past is probably Nicholas Parsons.  He hosted Sale of the Century "And now from Norwich it's the quiz of the week".  And he's still good on the radio quiz Just a Minute.

More recently I think Noel Edmonds does a good job on Are You Smarter than a Ten Year Old.  Though I can't stand him on Deal or No Deal - odd!

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/27/12 at 12:09 pm

I always like Bill Cullen. He hosted so many shows.

-Meet Your Match (1949; local WOR series that was canned after two episodes)
-I've Got A Secret (1952-67 as regular panelist and occasional host; also helmed a brief 1976 version)
-Professor Yes 'n' No (1953-54)
-Place The Face (1954-55)
-Bank On The Stars (1954)
-Name That Tune (1954-55)
-Down You Go (1956)
-The Price Is Right (1956-65)
-Eye Guess (1966-69)
-To Tell the Truth (1969-78 as regular panelist and occasional host)
-Three On A Match (1971-74)
-Winning Streak (1974-75)
-The $25,000 Pyramid (1974-79)
-Blankety Blanks (1975)
-Pass The Buck (1978)
-The Love Experts (1978-79)
-Chain Reaction (1980)
-Password Plus (1980; hosted four weeks as a fill-in for Allen Ludden)
-Blockbusters (1980-82)
-Child's Play (1982-83)
-Hot Potato (1984)
-The Jokers Wild (1984-86)

My favorite was Blockbusters.



Cat

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/27/12 at 1:12 pm


He is such a dick.  I hate his condescending tone toward the contestants - especially if they get a question wrong.  Like he knew the answer all along.


I've heard he's one of those do you know who I am celebrities.  He whips that out for hotel suites and restaurant tables, and don't downgrade him to coach or he'll piss and moan 'till the cows come home!
;D

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/27/12 at 2:49 pm

I liked Alex Trebek when he hosted "The new high rollers" from 1974 - 1980.  http://www.tvparty.com/spotpix16/highrol.gif

He didn't seem arrogant at all.  When he hit Jeopardy, he got that condescending attitude.  8-P

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/27/12 at 2:56 pm

Hostess Elaine Stewart was on a few game shows as the card turner or merchandise showcaser(?)..

She died last year at age 81.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_O-UGIOHOn9s/SYD3ASmSJsI/AAAAAAAAFhs/2GnqctU1joE/s400/elainestewart15.jpg

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/27/12 at 6:00 pm

Pat Sajak seems like a nice enough guy!

http://gashouseradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/pat-sajak.jpg

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/27/12 at 6:31 pm


Pat Sajak seems like a nice enough guy!

http://gashouseradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/pat-sajak.jpg


My friend was on Wheel of Fortune before I knew him.  He didn't win BIG, but he won some.

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: nally on 04/27/12 at 6:39 pm


Pat Sajak seems like a nice enough guy!

http://gashouseradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/pat-sajak.jpg


My friend was on Wheel of Fortune before I knew him.  He didn't win BIG, but he won some.

15 years ago, a couple of teachers from my high school went on Wheel Of Fortune for the "Best Friends Week" (one of them was the cheerleading coach, and the other was the drill team coach), and they won lots of money. They won the maingame and advanced to the bonus round, where they solved the puzzle (whose solution was "SHIPYARD") and a total of $42,000+. When I saw one of them at school the following week, I made sure to congratulate her. She mentioned that Pat Sajak seemed like a nice guy. :)

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/27/12 at 7:46 pm


Game shows and decadeology never go together lol

Before Alex Trebek was hosting Jeopardy!, I used to watch him on a short lived Canadian game show in 1981 called 'Pitfall' which I do believe also aired in the States on the USA Network

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B273jLeGJaE


Didn't he do another short lived game show in 1983? ???

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/27/12 at 7:48 pm


Pat Sajak seems like a nice enough guy!

http://gashouseradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/pat-sajak.jpg


Pat Sajak is nice. And so is Vanna White.

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: whistledog on 04/27/12 at 7:57 pm


Didn't he do another short lived game show in 1983? ???


Battlestars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHIAdyvuSs0

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/27/12 at 9:37 pm


Pat Sajak seems like a nice enough guy!


Karma +1
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_19VGqGxWyi8/S8zo3HWnpFI/AAAAAAAAADQ/SiWOoQuHzIw/s1600/Ed+Grimley.jpg
:D

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/27/12 at 11:11 pm


Karma +1
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_19VGqGxWyi8/S8zo3HWnpFI/AAAAAAAAADQ/SiWOoQuHzIw/s1600/Ed+Grimley.jpg
:D


Gotta love Ed Grimley! I was just thinking about him earlier today.  :D

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Foo Bar on 04/28/12 at 4:42 am


Definitely, Peter Tomarken...of Press Your Luck. So sad that he was killed in a plane crash. :\'(


There's a whammy joke in there somewhere that even I didn't want to make.  Press Your Luck was a fun show. 

I remember seeing Michael Larson "win" the game.  Alas, Larson's ending wasn't much happier than Tomarken's - he got suckered into a pyramid scheme, wound up with throat cancer by 1994, went on the lam after having been drawn into another scam, and eventually died of throat cancer in 1999.


Gene Rayburn from The Match Game.  No contest. 


Now there's a guy who really knew how to make an audience *___blank___*

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/28/12 at 6:46 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztaSNRbnhwo

Geoff Edwards Treasure Hunt (1981-1982)

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/28/12 at 8:24 am


What's the matter, doesn't anybody else like Alex TREBEK!

8)

http://0.tqn.com/d/gameshows/1/0/H/G/-/-/jeopardy-alex-trebek.jpg

http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/files/original/Trebek10.03.08.png
Who is Johnny Wadd?
???


Apparently Sean Connery doesn't.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1SvsOWQlAA

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: nally on 04/28/12 at 9:50 am


I liked Alex Trebek when he hosted "The new high rollers" from 1974 - 1980.  http://www.tvparty.com/spotpix16/highrol.gif


I never saw his version of High rollers (but I did read about it in a book). I remember Wink Martindale hosting an incarnation of it in the 1980's; it was one of my favorite programs to watch then.

About Trebek, I know he hosted a number of shows other than "Jeopardy"; he hosted "Classic Concentration" on weekday mornings in the 1980's (I was a fan of that show too), and a short-lived program in the 70's on CBS called "Double Dare" (not to be confused with the kid-oriented program that began a decade later).

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: nally on 04/28/12 at 9:55 am

Not mentioned yet... Bob Eubanks.

He was probably best known for hosting "The Newlywed Game", but from 1986-89 he also hosted the second incarnation of "Card Sharks".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBqI8KeuoMs


He also appeared in the movie Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, hosting a fictitious game show (a show-within-a-movie) called "Celebrity Ding-Dang-Dong" which can be seen in the early part of the film as Kevin is watching television in his parents' bedroom; and a fictitious game on an episode of "The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air" whose name I forget.

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/28/12 at 11:49 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1vr2an65Pc



Cat

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/28/12 at 7:18 pm


Not mentioned yet... Bob Eubanks.

He was probably best known for hosting "The Newlywed Game", but from 1986-89 he also hosted the second incarnation of "Card Sharks".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBqI8KeuoMs


He also appeared in the movie Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, hosting a fictitious game show (a show-within-a-movie) called "Celebrity Ding-Dang-Dong" which can be seen in the early part of the film as Kevin is watching television in his parents' bedroom; and a fictitious game on an episode of "The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air" whose name I forget.


This game show was exciting.

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/28/12 at 7:21 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJAcQZ-kjyQ

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: whistledog on 04/28/12 at 8:01 pm


Not mentioned yet... Bob Eubanks.

He was probably best known for hosting "The Newlywed Game", but from 1986-89 he also hosted the second incarnation of "Card Sharks".
He also appeared in the movie Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, hosting a fictitious game show (a show-within-a-movie) called "Celebrity Ding-Dang-Dong" which can be seen in the early part of the film as Kevin is watching television in his parents' bedroom; and a fictitious game on an episode of "The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air" whose name I forget.


I remember Eubanks best for Card Sharks, as well as the 80s version of The Newlywed Game that had the yellow set.  He also had a cameo appearance in the 1984 movie 'Johnny Dangerously' starring Michael Keaton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV567H8kaTw



Geoff Edwards Treasure Hunt (1981-1982)


Geoiff Edwards also hosted The Treasure Hunt in the 70s from 1973-1977, but I knew him best as host of the 80s Canadian game show 'The New Chain Reaction' and the late 80s revival of the game show 'Jackpot!' that he hosted in the 1970s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCqEkuh59Y8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWInyWtIaYc

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/28/12 at 8:22 pm


I never saw his version of High rollers (but I did read about it in a book). I remember Wink Martindale hosting an incarnation of it in the 1980's; it was one of my favorite programs to watch then.

About Trebek, I know he hosted a number of shows other than "Jeopardy"; he hosted "Classic Concentration" on weekday mornings in the 1980's (I was a fan of that show too), and a short-lived program in the 70's on CBS called "Double Dare" (not to be confused with the kid-oriented program that began a decade later).


Here's a Mother's Day Episode 1980 and here's the "Man with the action, Alex Trebek"  ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-OvSl2IBJY part 1

Here is High Roller's final episode with Alex (1 of 4) Seems like they had a cast party before the show was filmed.  ;D http://www.nashvillebeermile.com/Images/Drunk%20Smiley%20Small.png
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzc9ZadFpP0&feature=related

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/28/12 at 8:30 pm

I probably would have been a great contestant for Half Wits (SCTV)  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB6KFa7-6B4

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 04/29/12 at 7:12 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRurk9Jqb40

Bowling For Dollars

My father was on this show December 24th,1976 but we just can't find the episode.

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Foo Bar on 05/01/12 at 9:08 pm


I never saw his version of High rollers (but I did read about it in a book). I remember Wink Martindale hosting an incarnation of it in the 1980's; it was one of my favorite programs to watch then.


Wink Martindale, which brings me to the 80s version of Tic-Tac-Dough.

fK7sH8jJ4eE

Observe catchy theme song, big hat, and 9 screens' worth of fancy-for-1983 computer graphics!

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 05/02/12 at 7:03 am


Wink Martindale, which brings me to the 80s version of Tic-Tac-Dough.

fK7sH8jJ4eE

Observe catchy theme song, big hat, and 9 screens' worth of fancy-for-1983 computer graphics!


When did Tic Tac Dough go off the air? ???

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/02/12 at 1:05 pm


Wink Martindale, which brings me to the 80s version of Tic-Tac-Dough.

fK7sH8jJ4eE

Observe catchy theme song, big hat, and 9 screens' worth of fancy-for-1983 computer graphics!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmp3TF1DFZ8&feature=related

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Foo Bar on 05/03/12 at 11:46 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmp3TF1DFZ8


Thanks for helping me discover Wink Martindale, 1959, Deck of Cards.  I'd seen that story transcribed as a text file (back before there were HTML files), but I never knew the source went that far back.

So all I have in the hole is the fact that Wink Martindale didn't host Card Sharks, Bob Eubanks did.  That's hardly a trump card, so if we're going to talk about Gods Playing Poker, I tip my hat to your ability to remember that little bit of awesome obscurantia.  I know when to hold 'em, and I know when to fold 'em.  You win the thread!

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 05/03/12 at 11:50 pm

If you could be on a t.v. game show (any era, any capacity (as host, as letter-turner, as anonymous judge, or as a contestant) which game show and why?

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 05/04/12 at 6:53 am


If you could be on a t.v. game show (any era, any capacity (as host, as letter-turner, as anonymous judge, or as a contestant) which game show and why?


I'd like to be on The Price Is Right back in the early 80's and also I'd like to be on The Family Feud when Richard Dawson was host.

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Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 05/04/12 at 7:53 am


If you could be on a t.v. game show (any era, any capacity (as host, as letter-turner, as anonymous judge, or as a contestant) which game show and why?


I totally would have been a judge on the Gong Show. (No way I could have hosted, Chuck Barris just cannot be improved upon.)

That, or a panelist on Match Game. :D






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Written By: whistledog on 05/04/12 at 9:19 am

I would have been a panelist on The New Hollywood Squares.  I always wanted to know if each star had to memorize all the joke answers, or were they reading off a teleprompter.

"I'll take Joan Rivers to block"

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Written By: Howard on 05/04/12 at 7:38 pm

I'd like to be on The old Hollywood Squares- center square.

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Written By: whistledog on 05/04/12 at 8:18 pm


I'd like to be on The old Hollywood Squares- center square.


You do kind of look like Paul Lynde :D

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Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 05/04/12 at 8:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra4Zk5CSSPQ&feature=endscreen

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/04/12 at 11:03 pm


If you could be on a t.v. game show (any era, any capacity (as host, as letter-turner, as anonymous judge, or as a contestant) which game show and why?


I would like to be on Wheel Of Fortune, I'm pretty good at solving those puzzles. That, or Press Your Luck! :D

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Written By: Howard on 05/05/12 at 6:58 am


You do kind of look like Paul Lynde :D


Thank You.  ;D

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/05/12 at 11:40 am


If you could be on a t.v. game show (any era, any capacity (as host, as letter-turner, as anonymous judge, or as a contestant) which game show and why?



I would want to be on the panel of Match Game. They would have a party (you could tell most of them were drunk) almost every day. They were just having a good time.


Cat

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 05/05/12 at 1:40 pm

The old Wheel of Fortune used to have the winner go "shopping" at the end of the round to spend their winnings.  Some of the items they had available were hilarious.  I always liked the ceramic dog statue.  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syExoQ5DAk0 Check out those encyclopedias!  Hot!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEdk_T-mSxw&feature=related  A super cassette player!

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/05/12 at 2:15 pm

The one game show that I would love to a contestant on is

http://img2.findthebest.com/sites/default/files/478/media/images/Deal_or_No_Deal.jpg


Cat

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Written By: nally on 05/05/12 at 4:04 pm


Wink Martindale, which brings me to the 80s version of Tic-Tac-Dough.

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Observe catchy theme song, big hat, and 9 screens' worth of fancy-for-1983 computer graphics!

Thanks.

I vaguely remember seeing Tic-Tac-Dough on TV in the mid-80's or so, but I was a little kid then and did not pay very much attention to how the game was played.

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Written By: Howard on 05/05/12 at 7:30 pm


The old Wheel of Fortune used to have the winner go "shopping" at the end of the round to spend their winnings.  Some of the items they had available were hilarious.  I always liked the ceramic dog statue.  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syExoQ5DAk0 Check out those encyclopedias!  Hot!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEdk_T-mSxw&feature=related  A super cassette player!


Wow can't believe it's been 31 years.  :o

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/05/12 at 9:02 pm


The old Wheel of Fortune used to have the winner go "shopping" at the end of the round to spend their winnings.  Some of the items they had available were hilarious.  I always liked the ceramic dog statue.  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syExoQ5DAk0 Check out those encyclopedias!  Hot!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEdk_T-mSxw&feature=related  A super cassette player!


Hahahaha, that's right!! I had forgotten about that! :P

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Written By: Howard on 05/06/12 at 7:18 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ex3leQNaOg

Guy Smiley-This is your lunch (1982)

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Written By: whistledog on 05/09/12 at 7:28 pm


The old Wheel of Fortune used to have the winner go "shopping" at the end of the round to spend their winnings.  Some of the items they had available were hilarious.  I always liked the ceramic dog statue.  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syExoQ5DAk0 Check out those encyclopedias!  Hot!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEdk_T-mSxw&feature=related  A super cassette player!




If I remember correctly, the Shopping segment on WOF was discontinued in the late 80s, shortly before Sajak left the daytime version to host his own Talk Show.  It's always interesting to see how game shows still on the air were originally played.

Remember back in the old Price is Right days, cars were priced at 4 digits.  Whenever they played for a car that had 5 digits in price, the games 3 Strikes and Dice Game were re-named 3 Strikes Plus and Dice Game Plus

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Written By: Foo Bar on 05/10/12 at 2:19 am


If I remember correctly, the Shopping segment on WOF was discontinued in the late 80s, shortly before Sajak left the daytime version to host his own Talk Show.  It's always interesting to see how game shows still on the air were originally played.


Nice find.  Yeah, once upon a time, Wheel of Fortune was a game played for the purpose of having the camera pan over your product whether or not the contestant actually selected it as one of their prizes.  When the show hit critical mass and could draw enough advertising dollars on its own (which was very rare for a game show back in the day), it didn't need the in-show sponsors. 

The Price is Right worked as a game show because someone in Wyoming might pay $0.89 for a can of soup, and someone from LA might pay $0.99 for the same can of soup, and because they were actually able to make a game out of regional differences in purchasing power parity, even though the brands were national.

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 05/10/12 at 2:32 am



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Does he get a year's supply of Turtle Wax car wax?  Or maybe a lovely fur coat from Dicker and Dicker of Beverly Hills?

yes, I watched way too many game shows in my youth.  ;D

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/10/12 at 9:10 am


Does he get a year's supply of Turtle Wax car wax? Or maybe a lovely fur coat from Dicker and Dicker of Beverly Hills?

yes, I watched way too many game shows in my youth.  ;D


Like Clark W. Griswold on Pig-in-a-Poke!
;)

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Written By: whistledog on 05/10/12 at 3:41 pm


Like Clark W. Griswold on Pig-in-a-Poke!
;)


The Froegers should have chosen "The History of early Hungarian Cabinetmaking"

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/10/12 at 5:37 pm


Does he get a year's supply of Turtle Wax car wax?  Or maybe a lovely fur coat from Dicker and Dicker of Beverly Hills?

yes, I watched way too many game shows in my youth.  ;D



Do I get the home game?


Cat

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 05/10/12 at 9:59 pm



Do I get the home game?


Cat


Absolutely.  Although I wonder if anyone ever did play the home version.  My grandma had the Password home game and it was fun but I never had anyone to play it with (as children should be seen and not heard  :-\\ ) 

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/11/12 at 12:58 pm


Absolutely.  Although I wonder if anyone ever did play the home version.  My grandma had the Password home game and it was fun but I never had anyone to play it with (as children should be seen and not heard  :-\\ )


I have the computer home game of Remote Control. I don't think I can play it now because I don't have a portal for the discs that came it with (two different kinds). I think I have an external portal that I may be able to use-just haven't tried it.

I also have the home game (DVD) of Deal or No Deal that I bought at a yard sale for a $1. I haven't played it but SIL did once. She took it and brought it back to me about 10 minutes later. She said it was fun at first but then it got monotonous.


Cat

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Written By: nally on 05/11/12 at 1:24 pm



Host Jim Lange: http://www.nndb.com/people/038/000098741/jim-lange-2-sized.jpg

He was probably best known for hosting the Dating Game for a 15-year run (1965-80), but he also hosted other shows, including the $1,000,000 Chance Of A Lifetime, which lasted only a couple of years (1986-87).

Here is part 1 from an episode in which a couple took their final step towards the million-dollar grand prize (which at the time was the highest-valued prize in game show history):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ2S4RR09M4

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Written By: Howard on 05/12/12 at 8:28 pm



Do I get the home game?


Cat


Have you played the board game version before? ???

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Written By: Howard on 05/12/12 at 8:30 pm


He was probably best known for hosting the Dating Game for a 15-year run (1965-80), but he also hosted other shows, including the $1,000,000 Chance Of A Lifetime, which lasted only a couple of years (1986-87).

Here is part 1 from an episode in which a couple took their final step towards the million-dollar grand prize (which at the time was the highest-valued prize in game show history):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ2S4RR09M4


I remember that show too bad it didn't last long on the air.

Subject: Re: Game Show Hosts

Written By: Howard on 06/04/12 at 6:55 am

speaking of game show hosts what were your favorite Family Feud moments?

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/04/12 at 9:09 am

I liked when other sit-coms wrote being on Family Fued into their plots.

Mama's Family
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLdkvySOPOg

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Written By: Howard on 06/04/12 at 7:49 pm


I liked when other sit-coms wrote being on Family Fued into their plots.

Mama's Family
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLdkvySOPOg


;D

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Written By: Howard on 06/04/12 at 7:52 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59XwHQcyBjQ

The Family Food-Sesame Street

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/04/12 at 8:13 pm

Grammy winners on Family Fued

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPJxezA1gHw&feature=relmfu

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/04/12 at 8:16 pm

Soap operas on Family Fued (Bold and the Beautiful vs. Young and the Restless)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zSJI-DQ8mw&feature=related

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/04/12 at 8:18 pm

The Price is Right cast vs. The Young and the Restless
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8b8yAm8m4s&feature=related

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/04/12 at 8:19 pm

Soap Opera stars naughty vs. nice on Family Fued

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buOlgRHqJ4U&feature=related

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Written By: Howard on 06/04/12 at 8:21 pm


Grammy winners on Family Fued

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPJxezA1gHw&feature=relmfu


Wow I remember this one.

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/04/12 at 8:23 pm

Celebrity lookalike Family Fued
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5c1W0-I7tw&feature=relmfu

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/04/12 at 8:24 pm

Family Fued : battle of the divorced couples  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1RWtY8nnc0&feature=relmfu

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/04/12 at 8:30 pm

Famly Fued  Three's company vs. Love Boat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azYPOWRiayw&feature=related

Family Fued: The Waltons vs. The Dukes of Hazzard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S37LjI68fLw&feature=related

Love Boat vs. WKRP in Cincinnati
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udDCBsutHzA&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kBDQC82eWU&feature=related

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Written By: Foo Bar on 06/04/12 at 9:44 pm

Family Feud:

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"Name an animal with three letters in its name."
"Frog."

And then it got worse.  Much worse.

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Written By: whistledog on 06/04/12 at 10:08 pm


Soap operas on Family Fued (Bold and the Beautiful vs. Young and the Restless)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zSJI-DQ8mw&feature=related


Jpohn McCook playing for the Bold and the Beautiful.  Back in the day, he used to be on Y&R

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Written By: Howard on 06/05/12 at 6:50 am


Celebrity lookalike Family Fued
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5c1W0-I7tw&feature=relmfu


Wow this one is pretty interesting.

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Written By: Howard on 06/05/12 at 6:57 am


Family Feud:

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"Name an animal with three letters in its name."
"Frog."

And then it got worse.  Much worse.


OMG!  ;D

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Written By: Henk on 06/06/12 at 5:58 am

Anyone remember Willem Ruis..?

Well, of course you don't, because he was Dutch. He had his own game show from 1976 until his untimely death in 1986. Greatly influenced by Richard Dawson, he was nicknamed the Kissmaster (for obvious reasons). In his shows, that grew bigger and bigger over the years, he would also sing, dance and perform with national and international stars (among others: Dionne Warwick, Timi Yuro, Tina Turner).
In one series of shows, the final round for the winning contestants (a couple) would be opening a series of boxes containing prizes. The couple could stop at any given time, but they would lose all prizes they had won should they hit the one box that was locked. I vividly remember one episode where the couple indeed hit the locked box. But Willem Ruis janked the box until the lock gave way...and the couple won the prizes anyway!
Sadly, I can't find any footage of that specific episode.

Ruis insisted his shows would be broadcasted live. He was the first to give away a car in a live show on Dutch national television, to an unsuspecting viewer somewhere in the country. I know, because our neighbours won one...while we were watching.

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/06/12 at 8:10 am

http://www.sitcomsonline.com/photos/richarddawsonthedickvandykeshow.jpg

Just watched a 1964 episode of Alfred Hitchcock Hour that co-starred Richard Dawson.  The above pic was from that episode.  He was just a young pup back then.

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Written By: smittykins on 06/10/12 at 4:02 pm


Wink Martindale, which brings me to the 80s version of Tic-Tac-Dough.

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Observe catchy theme song, big hat, and 9 screens' worth of fancy-for-1983 computer graphics!


They were Apple IIe's, IIRC.

And I'm embarrassed to admit that the cheesy 8-bit dragon scared the kee-rap out of me as a kid(as did the Devil on Joker's Wild).  :-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNoV_kSe7Dk&list=FLwPdrnQj_T5MNr-B6lUoACw&index=91&feature=plpp_video

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/17/12 at 12:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsmFdewur1s&feature=related



Cat

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/17/12 at 1:36 pm

I wanted to be on Remote Control, but I was too young and couldn't figure out how to afford the flight out to the studio where it was filmed.

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/17/12 at 1:53 pm


I wanted to be on Remote Control, but I was too young and couldn't figure out how to afford the flight out to the studio where it was filmed.



I bought the computer game of it and when I got it home, I realized that I couldn't play it. Didn't have a computer-had a word processor. It wasn't until years later that I was able to play it. They had the wonderful category of "Dead or Canadian" and by the time I got to play it-sometimes the answer was BOTH.  :-\\  I still have the game.


Cat

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Written By: Howard on 06/17/12 at 2:07 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsmFdewur1s&feature=related



Cat


I remember Remote Control, loved that game.

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Written By: yelimsexa on 06/18/12 at 9:02 pm

Well before he hosted Card Sharks and Sale of the Century, Jim Perry hosted the short-lived syndicated Money Makers show, also known as "Bingo at Home" in 1969:
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Here he is on Sale of the Century in 1985 (not 1984 as the video says and love the Miami Vice shout-out):
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Ninja Turtle fans, you're not seeing things: That's April O'Neil's voice actress as a contestant!

And finally, an episode of Card Sharks, featuring a male stripper.
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His wife June enjoys pottery, and Mr. Perry himself still looks good for his age, and was also the author of two self-awareness books.

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