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To Tell the Truth 

Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into ... See full summary »
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1968   1967   1966   1965   … See all »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Bud Collyer ...  Self - Host / ... 464 episodes, 1956-1968
Kitty Carlisle ...  Self - Panelist / ... 389 episodes, 1957-1968
Tom Poston ...  Self - Panelist / ... 322 episodes, 1959-1967
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Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into voting for the two impostors. Each wrong vote would be worth $250 ($100 in the daytime version). Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Family | Game-Show

Certificate:

TV-G
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Trivia

Henry Morgan and the show's producer, Mark Goodson, both appeared as decoys claiming to be Otto Preminger. They did this by wearing towels over their faces and hats on top of their heads. See more »

Quotes

[last lines spoken each episode]
Host Bud Collyer: [says goodnight to the panel, then faces the camera] Bud Collyer saying goodnight from >>name of sponsor<< and
[points right index finger at camera]
Host Bud Collyer: reminding you to tell the truth.
[waves at camera]
Host Bud Collyer: Good night, everybody.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Promise Her Anything (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

To Tell The Truth 1967
(1967-1968)
(Theme 3)
Performed by The Score Production Band (In Vocals)
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Lots Of Fun
6 July 2020 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

TTTT is certainly one of TV's most durable series, even for a game show. (Check out IMDB for the many incarnations and celebrities). One reason, I think, for the show's success is it's high level of audience participation. Folks at home could guess right along with the panelists as to which of the three challengers was telling the truth. Usually the real challenger had a distinction of some sort, dubious or commendable, like an Olympic swimming champ or a guy who walked 20-miles after losing his car keys. Then too, questioning of the challengers was always light-hearted from a range of four show biz personalities skilled at playful talk. And mustn't overlook the show's perennial host, the affable Bud Collyer, who kept things on track in easygoing style. Also, there should be a salute to the many pretenders, who, after all, had to do a lot of prepping in order to fool the panelists and the rest of us.

Anyhow, for a number of years I hardly missed an episode. To my limited knowledge, only a few episodes now appear available and are on Amazon's Prime Video. Too bad, since the premise itself is trans-generational, and the celebrity appearances include many famous names of yesteryear. I'm hoping some media visionary will spot the show's enduring appeal and deliver as many half-hours as possible to today's viewing audiences. If so, I'll be sure to tune in.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1962-1968) | (1956-1967)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (1956-1966)| Color (1967-1968)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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