To Tell the Truth (1956–1968)

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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 »

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Bud Collyer ...
 Himself - Host (401 episodes, 1956-1968)
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 Herself - Panelist / ... (360 episodes, 1957-1968)
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 Himself - Panelist / ... (297 episodes, 1959-1967)
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 Herself - Panelist (165 episodes, 1956-1961)
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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>

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(1962-1968) | (1956-1967)

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To Tell the Truth (1956) was missing from the CBS fall lineup in September, 1966 after 10 years on the air. The show returned on December 12, 1966 to the Monday lineup, where it had aired for six years. However, its time slot changed from 7:30 PM Eastern to 10 PM Eastern. It replaced the canceled The Jean Arthur Show (1966) a new sitcom which had lasted less than three months on the network. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in F Troop: Will the Real Captain Try to Stand Up (1966) See more »

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To Tell The Truth
(1962-1967)
(Theme 2)
Composed by Bob Cobert (BMI)
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Still one of the best
5 December 2001 | by (Rockville Centre, NY) – See all my reviews

Packager Mark Goodson rightly called it the most golden game show idea of all. It's also one of Bob Stewart's masterworks, for Stewart created the Goodson-(Bill) Todman classic -- as he also did 'The Price Is Right' and 'Password'.

While the idea had roots in 'People Are Funny's Detecto segment, the Goodson-Todman crew developed a format in which not only the studio participants and the viewers could play along, but which still offers insights into human nature -- what better question to make people really think than 'which of these folks is lying?'

Stewart's ideas, Goodson's packaging, and the great supervision of executive producer Gil Fates meshed into a classic which lasts to this day, with the bright, polished John O'Hurley manning the moderator position first held by Bud Collyer (Mike Wallace did the pilot).

'Truth' is a timeless show that deserves to be one of two ('Price' is the other) to span six decades of national television.


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