Two celebrity-contestant teams compete to guess words by giving one-word clues in this all-time classic game show.
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Allen Ludden ...
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Two celebrity-contestant teams compete to guess words by giving one-word clues in this all-time classic game show.

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2 October 1961 (USA)  »

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In 1967, on the milestone of the 1500th episode of Password All-Stars (1961), Allen Ludden was presented with a tiny trophy and the reading of a proclamation by that week's guest stars Joan Fontaine and Jack Jones. See more »

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[the final ABC telecast on 13 June 1975]
Host: Some time, somewhere, some day there will be another game show, but never one with the class of this one.
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Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Jane Lynch/Bruno Mars (2010) See more »

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Password All-Stars Theme
Theme 4 (1974 - 1975)
Written by Robert Israel (BMI)
Published by Keep Music Co. (BMI)
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My TV show review: "Password Plus" and "Super Password..."
13 September 2006 | by ((Near) D/FW Airport, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

The excitement and fun of a retro game show can be found in "Password," the famous TV game show where two teams, "$100,000 Pyramid" style, try to win big bucks. One person reads out a clue on a folded up piece of paper while the other person tries to guess the word. There are up to five clues revealed on the board above, and one team must figure out what the actual word really is!!!!! And now, my two favorite variations that currently run on GSN:

  • "Password Plus:" It stars Allen Ludden, who looked (no offense)


really awful, like he always wore a raincoat to the show or something. Anyways, it had the most colorful set, and it had "Alphabetics," which gave the contestant a chance at big bucks!!!!! I once saw a man go through it fast and correctly about a week ago and that was awesome!!!!!

  • "Super Password:" It stars Bert Convy and the set looked different,


like a huge NES system; almost! Everything's the same, except that there's "Ca$hword" now. I also like how the word appears on screen and the noise that accompanies it!!!!!

C'mon, folks!!!!! These versions of "Password" meant good entertainment for everyone; this is stuff our parents (and us as little children) watched when they just got married!!!!! So watch them on GSN or else!!!!!

10 stars


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