A semi-remake of "People Will Talk" (1963), where contestants had to determine how celebrities would answer moral-type questions.
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Carl Reiner ...  Himself - Moderator / ... 21 episodes, 1964-1965
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"The Celebrity Game" was a retooled version of Merrill Heatter and Bob Quigley's earlier "People Will Talk," complete with an elegant set and a formally-dressed nine-member celebrity panel. Three contestants competed. Host Reiner posed a moral-type question (e.g., "Can most women keep a secret?" "Should a man shave in a gas station restroom?"), to which the celebrity panel secretly recorded either "yes" or "no" vote. The three contestants also locked in their votes as to how they believed the majority would answer. Reiner then asked the celebrities for their answers and why they responded that way; the responses usually made for the funniest moments in this show. The contestants won a share of $100 based on how well they and their opponents did--$25 each if all three answered correctly; $50 if only two were correct; and $100 if just one was correct. Several questions were played in this manner, except the final question had increased values of up to $300 for a correct answer. ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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English

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5 April 1964 (USA) See more »

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Car Reiner's hair
20 December 2016 | by johnwaynepeelSee all my reviews

I thought I had already written this. But I noticed that Carl Reiner on one day wore his toupee, and the next week, he didn't. I thought it was his in-joke. The show also had his former boss Mel Brooks from Your Show Of Shows. While they say it was another version of an old show called People Will Talk, it is clearly what became The Hollywood Squares. The same nine squares were that way on both shows. That show came on in just a few years. Many of those in the cubes were also on both shows.It also had many of the stars from the other show. Including, Rose Marie, Cliff Arquette (Charley Weaver) and even Zsa Zsa Gabor. Yet it only lasted one season.


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