The original version of the popular and long-running quiz show, hosted by Red Benson Contestants competed to see who had the more comprehensive knowledge of popular songs by trying to be the first to identify pieces of music. Additional challenges included contestants bidding to see who could "name that tune" in as few notes as possible. Written by
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In an interview, comedian Marty Ingels
said that he appeared on the show while he was in the army, before he got into show business. He said that just before the show began, someone on the staff would come up to him and tell him what songs were going to be played, so he would know the answers. He was on for several episodes, but he knew he was going to be off the show when one day as he was about to go on, no one told him what the songs to be played were. Sure enough, when the show started, they played songs he had never heard of and therefore couldn't answer, so he was off the show. See more
Referenced in Cheers: Please Mr. Postman