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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful:
A Great Show, 29 June 2003
Author: Brian Washington (Sargebri@att.net) from Los Angeles, California
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.
4 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
I cannot tell a lie--I love "To Tell the Truth"!!, 5 May 2001
Author: SkippyDevereaux from Parkersburg, West Virginia
Another winner from the stable of Goodson/Todman and it was a very durable program in its day. Four panelists try to figure out, through questions, which one of the three people connected with the story of an event, was the correct person. The black and white version with Bud Collyer as host holds up the best to me--maybe it is the innocence of the times, but all versions of this program were enjoyable--unfortunately, as time went by, the versions seemed to diminish all around. I mean, the last two versions only lasted one season each!! That should tell us something. But always, it was the final fateful question of "Will the real-------, please stand up? that was fun, especially if the four panelists picked the wrong person. The audience would just go wild in the screams and applause and it was always a thrill to hear and see that!! I could spend all day watching back to back episodes of "To Tell the Truth", "What's My Line" and "I've Got A Secret" and never be bored!! Classic programs all around!!
2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Still one of the best, 5 December 2001
Author: D. Mock (email@example.com) from Rockville Centre, NY
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
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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