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"Password Plus" Episode dated 24 November 1981 (1981)

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The Funniest Thing Is, I Remember This Episode

Author: richard.fuller1
5 July 2014

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A chance viewing of Password Plus, hosted by Tom Kennedy, had up-and-coming actor Chuck Wagner as a non-celebrity contestant. I don't recall Edie McClurg and Fred Grandy at all.

What made it funny was Wagner and Kennedy, to put it plainly, clashed! Kennedy, we already deduced from other game show appearances, could be a bit of an a-hole.

On Whew, a contestant finished reading the clue before Tom and screamed out the answer. Kennedy told them 'wait for me'. So they lose precious seconds because they read faster than him? So now we had Chuck Wagner here. I saw Wagner on things very early on, namely Automan and General Hospital and I always suspected it was the same person on Password Plus.

When an answer was called into question as to if it applied, they had to ask the judges. Wagner began speaking out and questioning and explaining himself, and Kennedy had to intervene.

"we'll handle this, Chuck," he said calmly, the same way he did that 'wait for me' on Whew.

Wagner looked to him rather puzzled. I do recall the 'celebrity' was the guy, so it must have been Grandy. I seem to recall they both just looked blankly to Kennedy.

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