Scrabble (1984–1990)

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For years, one of America's favorite board games was Scrabble, the Selchow & Righter-marketed game introduced in the 1930s. The game was revised and brought to television in 1984 by Reg ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Himself - Host (5 episodes, 1984-1990)
Charlie Tuna ...
 Himself - Announcer (4 episodes, 1986-1990)


For years, one of America's favorite board games was Scrabble, the Selchow & Righter-marketed game introduced in the 1930s. The game was revised and brought to television in 1984 by Reg Grundy Productions. Two contestants competed in the "crossword" round, played on a giant Scrabble board. Host Woolery announces a letter to build on, announces the number of letters in the word and reads a clue to said word (e.g., a seven letter word; "Experts really know how to pick them"; answer: "pockets"). The contestant chosen to go first draws two numbered tiles from the rack; the rack (positioned between the contestants) contained all the letters in the word, plus three "stoppers," or letters not in the puzzle. The contestant indicates which letter he wants to place in the word; if the letter fits, he/she may either attempt to guess the word or place another letter in the puzzle (the contestant draws two more tiles if he/she still doesn't attempt a guess). If the letter tried is a "stopper" or ... Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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It's the Crossword Game You've Played All Your Life, But Never Quite Like This!







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2 July 1984 (USA)  »

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In 1987, the show had a special week where game show hosts played against each other for at home contestants who had sent in postcards. The participants were Tom Kennedy, Peter Tomarken, John Davidson, Bill Rafferty, Jamie Farr, Marc Summers, and Chuck Woolery. Summers sub-hosted when Woolery played. See more »


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It was a great show.
3 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was a great show. I was 5 when it came out. I do hope it comes on Game Show Network. Lingo kind of reminds me of Scrabble in a way. It's funny that all the great game shows were from the 80s just like the best music was from the 80s. Scrabble sadly ended in 1990 just like the best decade. I used to come home from school and watch scrabble every day. It was Chuck Woolery's best show in my opinion. Greed was pretty good but too heartpounding. Love Connection was good. Lingo is great. Hopefully GSN comes out with some new classic gameshows not these crappy new shows on here now. Other shows I would like to see are classic Price is Right shows. Also another show I liked that I wish GSN would show is Name That Tune. That is a great game show. Also the MTV show Remote Control would be cool to see on GSN.

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