Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into ... See full summary »
Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into voting for the two impostors. Each wrong vote would be worth $250 ($100 in the daytime version). Written by
Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>
For several years, the nighttime and daytime versions had two separate panels. However, in 1965 it was decided that the panel from the nighttime version would not only appear on that version but the daytime version as well in order to boost the ratings of the daytime show. See more »
Host Bud Collyer:
[at the end of every show with a giggle and a smile]
Don't you forget to tell the truth!
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Goodson-Todman were the innovators in terms of game shows. This show, as well as What's My Line and I've Got a Secret, made up that company's great triumvirate of classic panel game shows. I grew up mainly looking at the syndicated version that was on during the 1970's with Gary Moore as host, but I've recently started looking at the original black and white version. Although I preferred the Gary Moore hosted version, the black and white version is still a treat to look at. Also, you get to see the two mainstays of the show, Peggy Cass and Kitty Carlisle when they were a little younger. Also, Tom Poston and Orson Bean were great on this show as well. Poston had pretty much a great deadpan style and Bean was pretty much the clown prince of the show. This show will always remain one of the classic games to ever appear on television.
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