Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His ... See full summary »
This is a show worth reviving. With Mike Stokey both producing and emceeing this show had two competing teams of four celebrities simply playing a game of parlor charades. You had two minutes to guess what name or phrase or whatever the pantomimer was trying to put across. Seeing some very dignified people like Sebastian Cabot playing was funny enough. My favorite was Howard Morris who used to literally jump in as his turn was announced with Mike Stokey saying, "Howie Morris come in from wherever you are."
One moment I do remember from Pantomime Quiz was Beverly Garland trying to come up with Have Gun Will Travel. She kept saying over and over, 'Paddling, Paddling' instead of Paladin. She used up her allotted two minutes and never did come up with the name of Richard Boone's television series.
Another show that could be revived today, just like Hollywood Squares was for awhile. Seeing Tom Cruise's antics on interview shows, I think he'd be a natural as a panelist.
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