In the earlier episodes in Season 1, Bert Convy would announce that the audience members would go home with their winnings that day due to their "check writing machine". Goodson-Todman did this to save on postage as most payments to contestants were sent out by postal mail.
In 1976 there was a special game show host episode. Bob Barker hosted and Bert Convy took a seat with his wife Anne. Other couples were frequent guests Jack Narz and his wife Doe along with Richard Dawson and his fiancé Jody.
Tattletales aired on CBS weekday afternoons from 1974 through 1978. CBS picked it up again for a second run from 1982 through 1984. Bert Convy hosted both runs except for shows where he appeared as part of a celebrity couple with his wife Anne.
Frequent guest Joyce Bulifant appeared on the show with then husband Edward Mallory. She is now married to another frequent guest, Roger Perry since 2002, who appeared with his then wife Jo Anne Worley.
A ticket stub to a 1975 taping proclaims: Tattletales starring Bert Convy and celebrity couples. Where the studio audience wins all the money! According to certain celebrities (the Berrys and McLeods), they also get paid for their appearance and it's based on how well they do.
Some "couples" on the show weren't couples at all, most notably Fannie Flagg and Dick Sargent, who were both openly homosexual but agreed to appear together due to Flagg's popularity in game show appearances. Another example was the openly gay Charles Nelson Reilly appearing with his good friend, actress Elizabeth Allen.
TV Guide ad for the inaugural season declared: Famous stars and their spouses swap marital secrets on the new game show "Tattletales". The fun way to get in the know. Watching contestants trying to get in the money by outguessing celebrities and their mates about their innermost secrets. Bert Convy is your host.