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The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) 

Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game.
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Nominated for 8 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Peter Marshall ...  Self - Host 1,705 episodes, 1966-1980
Kenny Williams Kenny Williams ...  Self - Announcer 1,695 episodes, 1965-1980
Cliff Arquette ...  Charley Weaver - Panelist / ... 1,106 episodes, 1965-1974
Paul Lynde ...  Self - Center Square / ... 1,079 episodes, 1966-1980
Wally Cox ...  Self - Panelist / ... 989 episodes, 1965-1973
Rose Marie ...  Self - Panelist 782 episodes, 1965-1980
Vincent Price ...  Self - Panelist / ... 693 episodes, 1967-1980
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Nine celebrities, seated in a three-by-three tier as in a tic-tac-toe board, joined two contestants one of them a champion in a game known best for the celebrities' witty answers to questions. The object was to win an otherwise standard game of tic-tac-toe by determining whether a celebrity was giving a correct answer to a general knowledge question or bluffing ("agree" or "disagree"). Contestants selected a celebrity, for which host Marshall read a question; a correct decision to agree or disagree by the player allowed him/her to place their mark in that box, while the opponent's mark was placed there if said decision was incorrect (unless it led to tic-tac-toe, in which case the contestant had to earn the box). During the first complete game of a show, a "Secret Square" game offered the contestants a bonus prize package for a correct answer. The contestant winning the best-of-three match was champion and returned to face a new challenger. Five-time champions retired un-defeated with... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Trivia

Bert Parks was the host for the unaired pilot. See more »

Quotes

[reading of the bonus prize after player won the match]
David Brenner: Here's the news, do you ride a bike?
Peter Marshall: [to contestant] Do you ride a bike?
[contestant nods]
David Brenner: You do? Good, because in Yugoslavia your prize would be called, "Five thousand American dollars".
[contestant freaks out; Marshall counts off five one-thousand-dollar bills]
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Soundtracks

The Silly Song
Performed by the Jimmie Haskell Orchestra from 1966 to 1969
(We're THE HOLLYWOOD SQUARES No.1)
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The Rules of the Game
10 October 1999 | by BHallumsSee all my reviews

The 2 contestants are stationed at "X" & "O" to play tic-tac-toe. 3 Squares Across, Up & Down or Diagonally or 5 Squares were possible. One Contestant picks a square by determined the correct answer or making one up will Agreed or Disagreed the answer. The 1st contestant get 3-5 squares with either "X" or "O" wins $200 and completes the 2 out of 3 match wins $400. The Champion completes 10 games (5 matches) wins $2000 plus a new car. In the 1st or 2nd game was "The Secret Square" and the contestant choose that square can win merchandise prizes from $2000 to $5000 and later it raised up greater than $10,000. Contestants will compete before losing the game. In 1976-1977, The Program presents "The Bonus Prize Squares" and all 9 stars has an envelop that anything such as an car or $5000 cash.


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Official Sites:

King World Studios West

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3536 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (1966-1980)| Black and White (surviving kinescope prints from mid-1960s)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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