Child's Play (1982–1983)

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A gameshow for grown-ups that's not as simple as it sounds.

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Credited cast:
Michael Bondi ...
Gary Cohen ...
 Cast Member (1982-1983)
 Cast Member (1982)
 Host (1982-1983)
Johnny Gilbert ...
 Announcer (1982)
Cary Greenberg ...
 Cast Member (1982-1983)
Jewels Hanson ...
 Cast Member (1982)
Bob Hilton ...
 Announcer (1982)
Jesse Irwin ...
 Cast Member (1982-1983)
Andrew James Kushner ...
 Cast Member (1982)
 Cast Member (1982)
 Cast Member (1982)
Fred Saxon ...
 Announcer (1982)
Sascha Segan ...
 Cast Member (1982-1983)
Gene Wood ...
 Announcer (1982-1983)


A light but funny gameshow which enjoyed only a blip run during the early '80s, "Child's Play" pitted the wits of two contestants in a guessing game of deceptive simplicity. Young children were interviewed and asked to give their descriptions or definitions of everyday items, phrases, or events without using the actual word itself. Sometimes the responses were helpful; other times, inaccurate or misleading; but very often humorous and always insightful. Upon viewing such clips the contestants then had to guess at what the children were describing, with the player who had figured out the most correct answers winning the game. Written by Kay-22

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This is the _'Mark Goodson Television Productions [us]'-produced series, _'Mark Godson'_'s first since the death of production partner Bill Todman in 1979. See more »


Featured in TV's Funniest Game Show Moments (1984) See more »


Child's Play
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Child's Play - funniest game show ever!
27 July 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Back in 1982 my family was visiting my parent's home in California and I stumbled across Child's Play. We live in Canada and didn't get the show up there so every morning my husband and I just had to watch Bill Cullen and the kids. The funniest episode I still can visualize is when a little boy named Sascha was on. My husband and I laughed until we cried. I've always loved Bill Cullen as a game show host and this was truly his finest! We now get GSN and I wish so much they would replay this game show again. I thoroughly enjoy game shows and usually prefer those where you can learn stuff, but the ones that make you laugh are a lot of fun and good clean fun is so hard to find!

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