The Name's the Same (1951–1955)

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Guests who have the same name as famous persons, fictional characters, or things, are quizzed by celebrity panelists who try to determine their name. Each panelist has ten questions; if ... See full summary »

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Joan Alexander ...
 Herself - Panelist / ... (101 episodes, 1952-1955)
Robert Q. Lewis ...
 Himself - Moderator / ... (70 episodes, 1952-1954)
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Guests who have the same name as famous persons, fictional characters, or things, are quizzed by celebrity panelists who try to determine their name. Each panelist has ten questions; if they fail, they have to give the guest a check for a small amount. A famous person also visits with a secret wish that the panelists guess. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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5 December 1951 (USA)  »

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When the show first began there were only three people on the panel and the top prize was $75. The panelists who ran out of questions or didn't make the correct guess paid the contestant a check for $25. However, in 1954, the panel expanded to the more familiar four person set up that was used on "What's My Line" and "I've Got a Secret" and the top prize went up to $80 and each panelist who didn't make a correct guess or ran out of questions now paid $20. See more »

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One of the Classic Game Shows of All Time
8 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been watching The Name's The Same on GSN for the past few weeks (at 2 AM CST) and I enjoy it very much. I believe that this show is one of the true classics of the Golden Age of Television (50s and 60s). I also believe that it is up there with other classics such as What's My Line and I've Got A Secret. The host Robert Q Lewis was just outstanding (he helped keep the show going in terms of interest and humor). The guest panelists like Gene Rayburn (pre Match Game with a crew cut), Joan Alexander (every time I see her on this show, I wish I had been alive (and an adult) back in the 1950s), Bill Stern (known for his sports commentary on radio), Meredith Willson (known for the Music Man musical), and Jerry Lester added an informative (many times quite humorous also) dimension to the show.


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