An unsold pilot for a game show, basically a crossword puzzle played by two teams of two, the game itself is on a large board. Each game has a title denoting the theme that the words will ... See full summary »

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An unsold pilot for a game show, basically a crossword puzzle played by two teams of two, the game itself is on a large board. Each game has a title denoting the theme that the words will lead to. A player chooses a spot on the puzzle board, something like "ten across", or Twenty-two down" and then must guess the word from the clues supplied by the emcee. Written by WesternOne

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Uncompelling dud.
4 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

The idea behind this must have been the simpler the better, so it's a crossword puzzle. But it's a badly done one. Fenneman is not a clever ad libber. He could have had Groucho write all his dialogue and it wouldn't work; he doesn't have the quality,-let's call it charm-to pull it off. Tippi is pretty nondescript, and Lynde is utterly wasted, with nothing much to say about anything. The show is filmed, and it really should have been videotaped. It's happening in a huge theatre, with a large audience. It's very dark, with the game console and screen looking very small on a big stage in long shots. It's also very dark, not the right atmosphere for lighthearted fare like a game show. The spotlights are aimed directly on the participants, and every sag and wrink on Fenneman's face shows, making it appear he's aged a lot since we last saw him on You Bet Your Life. Overall, a listless effort. This pilot only lasts fifteen minutes, perhaps indicating they knew a potential sponsor might be possibly sold after it, but after a full half hour would be firmly sold against it. By WesternOne


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