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Panel shows & game shows

Discussion in 'Notable TV' started by Emelee, Dec 4, 2019 at 10:53 PM.

  1. Emelee

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    A panel show is a radio or television game show in which a panel of celebrities participates, in teams, with both teams having a captain.

    A game show is a type of radio, television, or stage show in which contestants, individually or as teams, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles, usually for money or prizes.


    What are some of your favourite panel and game shows?

     
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    But we watched everything in the 70s and 80s.
     
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    My favorite panel-type game show doesn't have 'captains' or 'teams'. It's old-school (1973-82) Match Game, hosted by Gene Rayburn. The host would read a set-up statement with an important part (the punchline) left "blank". The panelists would write responses on cards. The contestants would then offer up an answer for the "blank", and the individual panelists would then reveal their (typically funny) responses. The contestant who got the most matches would win, then go on to another match round to win a larger sum of money. This show was a product of its time, and the mix of celebrity panelists was amazing. They were typically drinking during the filming breaks, so some episodes feature the stars being a lot more loose with their humor than others. Brett Somers and Charles Nelson-Reilly were seated beside one another and were always ragging on each other, and the fourth panel seat was always occupied by the "babe-of-the-week" for Gene to make suggestive comments toward and flirt with (when he wasn't making veiled comments about he and Brett carrying on in cheap motels).

    from the period:
    Gene: "Bad news. King Midas has lost his Golden Touch. Yes....now, everything he touches turns to [blank]."
    Richard Dawson: "Everything he touches....[holds up card] turns to mufflers."
    (Midas Muffler Shops were everywhere in that period)

    The reruns are now so old that it's rare to see a panelist who is still alive in 2019. :( But I can watch these shows over and over and laugh every time.
     

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