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Password All-Stars 

Password (original title)
Two celebrity-contestant teams compete to guess words by giving one-word clues in this all-time classic game show.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Allen Ludden ...  Himself - Host 252 episodes, 1961-1975
...  Herself - Celebrity Contestant 86 episodes, 1966-1975
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Two celebrity-contestant teams compete to guess words by giving one-word clues in this all-time classic game show.

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TV-G
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2 October 1961 (USA)  »

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(2655 episodes)

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(1961-1966)| (1966-1967 and 1971-1975)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 1967, on the milestone of the 1500th episode of Password All-Stars (1961), Allen Ludden was presented with a tiny trophy and the reading of a proclamation by that week's guest stars Joan Fontaine and Jack Jones. See more »

Quotes

[the final ABC telecast on 13 June 1975]
Host: Some time, somewhere, some day there will be another game show, but never one with the class of this one.
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Followed by Password Plus (1979) See more »

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Password All-Stars Theme
Theme 4 (1974 - 1975)
Written by Robert Israel (BMI)
Published by Keep Music Co. (BMI)
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Maybe the *best* game show ever...
2 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

"Password" was one of those rare game shows in which contestants had to rely on mental abilities *other* than memory. Contestants on games such as "Jeopardy" and "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" rely on their memories, or those of others, to come up with answers.

Unfortunately, the game placed people who do not have a great command of the English language at a disadvantage. People who have English as a second language may not have done too well in this game.

Nevertheless, "Password" demanded that the contestant make an intellectual effort to take a word (idea) and convey it someone else. That kind of effort takes imagination and insight in the nuances of language to do well. It's a cerebral game; maybe that's why Allen Ludden said: "Some time, somewhere, some day there will be another game show, but never one with the class of this one."


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