The Hollywood Squares (TV Series 1965–1980) Poster



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The Match Game (1962) (TV Series)

Followed by 

The Storybook Squares (1969) (TV Series)
Match Game 73 (1973) (TV Series)
Match Game PM (1975) (TV Series)
The New Hollywood Squares (1986) (TV Series)
Match Game (1990) (TV Series)
Match Game (1998) (TV Series)
What the Blank (2004) (TV Movie)

Version of 

Prat i kvadrat (1985) (TV Series)
version of same show concept from different country
The New Hollywood Squares (1986) (TV Series)
version of same show concept from different country
XXO - Fritz & Co. (1995) (TV Series)
version of same show concept from different country
Hollywood Squares (1998) (TV Series)
version of same show concept from different country
All Star Squares (1999) (TV Series)
version of same show concept from different country
Kochavim Baribu'a (1999) (TV Series)
version of same show concept from different country

Remade as 

Celebrity Squares (1975) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Banacek: The Three Million Dollar Piracy (1973) (TV Episode)
Banacek asks Diana if she is going to miss this show when she's living in the Middle East.
Sanford and Son: Julio and Sister and Nephew (1974) (TV Episode)
Fred refers to this then-popular game show.
Sanford and Son: The TV Addict (1976) (TV Episode)
Officer Hoppy stops by to catch Jack Webb's appearance on the program.
Saturday Night Live: Lily Tomlin/James Taylor (1976) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chevy Chase and during Gary Weiss's short film
The Paul Lynde Halloween Special (1976) (TV Special)
Paul Lynde: "Sounds like 'Hollywood Squares.'"
Saturday Night Live: Buck Henry/The Band (1976) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Garrett Morris as he recounts his own roots
The Richard Pryor Special? (1977) (TV Special)
Tour guide mentions title.
The Rockford Files: Hotel of Fear (1977) (TV Episode)
Angel quotes Vincent Price from this show.
Sneak Previews: Going to the Movies (1980) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel says that Paula Prentiss in "The Black Marble" (1980) reminds him of Paul Lynde on this TV series.
Naughty Network (1981)
TV show mentioned by "Mr. Blackman".
They Call Me Bruce? (1982)
While they are putting away the cocaine in the pantry, Little Pete tells Freddy to hurry up as he does not want to miss this.
Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper (1984) (TV Episode)
referenced by name
Wicked Stepmother (1989)
The grandfather character mentions that he has to stay home and watch his game shows and then names them.
Fletch Lives (1989)
When Fletch is in the morgue, the names of the corpses on the refrigerators are the names of regulars, presumably because of the 3'x3' dimensions both on the doors, and on the squares.
Night Court: Auntie Maim (1989) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Tiny Toon Adventures: The Buster Bunny Bunch (1990) (TV Episode)
Shirley says, "It reminds me of a past life; I was, like, one of the Hollywood Squares."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Castle of Fu Manchu (1992) (TV Episode)
"It's kind of like watching Hollywood Squares"
Tiny Toon Adventures: Kon Ducki (1992) (TV Episode)
Hampton says "Charley Weaver for the block" after being hit on the head too many times.
Frasier: Selling Out (1993) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Martin
Nurses: No, But I Played One on TV (1993) (TV Episode)
"This is a hospital, Hank, not the Hollywood Squares!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Violent Years (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Tonight, on 'The Hollywood Squares'!"
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Max mentions this television show.
The Nanny: That's Midlife (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Saturday Night Live: Chris Rock/The Wallflowers (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Nat X
The Nanny: The Ex-Niles (1997) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the show by name.
Pep Squad (1998)
mentioned in dialogue
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Silent Movie (1999) (TV Episode)
When the Brady Bunch squares are shown, Hilda says she will take Jan Brady to block, referencing the game play in this show.
Saturday Night Live: Sarah Michelle Gellar/Backstreet Boys (1999) (TV Episode)
Sight gag on Weekend Update
Freaks and Geeks: I'm with the Band (1999) (TV Episode)
Bill mentions the show
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock (1999) (TV Special)
Referenced during the Nat X sketch
Popular: We Are Family (2000) (TV Episode)
Erik Estrada mentions the show.
Freaks and Geeks: Noshing and Moshing (2000) (TV Episode)
Neal asks to be excused from the dinner table because "Willie Tyler and Lester are on The Hollywood Squares (1965) this week."
Auto Focus (2002)
Angels in America (2003) (TV Mini-Series)
The Simpsons: Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2004) (TV Episode)
Paul Lynde says, "Circle gets the square."
Strongbad_email.exe (2004) (Video)
In "The Show", Homestar's line "Pom Pom, for the block," is a reference to this game show.
Submerged (2005) (Video)
A character refers to the show in one scene
Bewitched (2005)
It's mentioned by name by Farrell's agent, who even mentions Farrell sitting in the bottom right square.
The Office: A Benihana Christmas (2006) (TV Episode)
Dwight: "And circle gets the square."
Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Five (2007) (Video)
In "Geddup Noise", Homestar refers to the center square from that show (where celebrities normally sit for a long time) on his show, "The Show"
How I Met Your Mother: The Playbook (2009) (TV Episode)
Barney uses the show's catchphrase "circle gets the square".
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.55 (2009) (TV Episode)
Title used as a category title
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.76 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "Hit TV Shows in Other Words"
Animation Lookback: Hanna-Barbera Part 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Heatter-Quigley Productions, the production company of this game show was involved in Wacky Races.
Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Brain That Wouldn't Die (2010) (TV Episode)
Elvira mentions the show.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Gene compares Paula Prentiss's line readings in "The Black Marble" to Paul Lynde's on "The Hollywood Squares"
Jeopardy!: Episode #28.154 (2012) (TV Episode)
Answer to question in category Game Shows
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Malcolm refers to Lenny and his friends as "Hollywood and the Squares."
Community: Queer Studies & Advanced Waxing (2015) (TV Episode)
Jeff says, "Thirty years ago, the most power the openly gay could achieve was the center square."
Hemlock Grove: Todos Santos (2015) (TV Episode)
"Circle gets the square."
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar: Cooperstown (2016) (TV Episode)
Sammy and Alice talk about his appearance on Hollywood Squares
Suicide Squad (2016)
Rick mentions it
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ice Cube/Rachel Maddow/Khalid (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy as he discusses Ice Cube's show Hip Hop Squares (2012)

Featured in 

Rabbit Test (1978)
Being There (1979)
I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1971 (2006) (TV Episode)
Shown as part of the 1971 episode, even though it originally aired in 1965.
The 50 Greatest Game Shows of All Time (2006) (TV Mini-Series)
Episode was Shown

Spoofed in 

Freaked (1993)
The Muppet CDROM: Muppets Inside (1996) (Video Game)
One of the mini-games is a parody of the show with Kermit as the host and other Muppets as the contestants.
The Simpsons: Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder (1999) (TV Episode)
The "Springfield Squares" TV program Homer appears on spoofs "Hollywood Squares."
Kim Possible: Dimension Twist (2005) (TV Episode)
Most of the cast winds up on a similar game show
Futurama: Lethal Inspection (2010) (TV Episode)
Hermes has a cubicle "right next to the center square" which contains Paul Lynde
This Ain't Hollywood Squares XXX (2011) (Video)
XXX parody of the game show
Mad: Doraline/Monster Mashville (2013) (TV Episode)
Hollywood Scares is a spoof of this show.

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