Charades have long been a staple of TV game shows, and "Body Language" provided a return to the durable format. Two contestants, each paired with a celebrity, competed in this game. In round one, the celebrity member of the team pantomimes as many of five words or phrases as possible to the contestant in 60 seconds. Each correctly-guessed word is placed in an often-puny word puzzle containing seven blanks; at least two spaces will always be left blank. If the contestant correctly guessed the puzzle, he/she won $100; an incorrect guess allowed the contestant member of the opposing team to fill in any one of the remaining blanks. Round 2 was played identically, with the contestant members of the team pantomiming the clues and the celebrities trying to decipher the puzzles; correct guesses were now worth $250. The first team to reach $500 won the game and advanced to the two-stage bonus game. A playoff was played if neither team reached $500, with the contestants shown a new word puzzle ... Written by
Brian Rathjen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A cute afternoon game show, where everyone does charades for words that fit into a puzzle. Maybe it was a charades ripoff, but I enjoyed it a whole lot. When I watched this first air, it was when coming home for lunch from school. When I once saw it on the Game Show Network, I kind of felt sorry for the c-list celebrities who had to perform these stunts. But at least it looked like they were having fun too.
It would be nice to have the return of the game show, especially one as good as this one. We do have reality shows though, don't we? Stuff like "The Apprentice" would be a joke during the time Body Language was original.
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