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 / ... (430 episodes, 1956-1968)
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 Herself - Panelist / ... (373 episodes, 1957-1968)
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 Himself - Panelist / ... (309 episodes, 1959-1967)
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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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Family | Game-Show

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(1962-1968) | (1956-1967)

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(1956-1966)| (1967-1968)

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1.33 : 1
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In one telecast, aired during the 1950's, Errol Flynn appeared as a guest celebrity. The two accompanying impostors were comedians Louis Nye and Don Knotts. See more »

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[last lines spoken each episode]
Host Bud Collyer: [says goodnight to the panel, then faces the camera] Bud Collyer saying goodnight from >>name of sponsor<< and
[points right index finger at camera]
Host Bud Collyer: reminding you to tell the truth.
[waves at camera]
Host Bud Collyer: Good night, everybody.
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Connections

Spoofed in Get Smart: The Man from YENTA (1967) See more »

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To Tell The Truth
(1962-1967)
(Theme 2)
Composed by Bob Cobert (BMI)
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An Average Game Show That Meets Minimum Requirements For Watching
20 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First let me say that Bud Collyer is one of the worst game show hosts ever. He's an okay guy, but he lacks charisma and has little sense of humor.

As for the usual panelists, Kitty Carlisle is cut from the same cloth as Bud, but she does bring sophistication to the show. Tom Poston is likable, but not very funny. Peggy Cass, on the other hand, is a hoot. Orson Bean is a favorite of mine--clever, quick-witted and somewhat irreverent.

Overall, the show entertains, but it falls far short of some other game shows of its era. For example, "What's My Line?" always features an intelligent, funny panel and is hosted by John Daley, who has a corny but cute sense of humor combined with a cosmopolitan body of knowledge and real style.


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