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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:
Kenny Williams ...  Himself - Announcer 1,342 episodes, 1965-1980
...  Himself - Host 1,340 episodes, 1966-1980
Cliff Arquette ...  Charley Weaver - Panelist / ... 962 episodes, 1965-1974
...  Himself - Panelist / ... 909 episodes, 1965-1973
...  Himself - Center Square / ... 829 episodes, 1966-1979
...  Herself - Panelist 627 episodes, 1965-1980
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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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King World Studios West

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17 October 1966 (USA)  »

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(3536 episodes)

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(1966-1980)| (surviving kinescope prints from mid-1960s)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Retired, reclusive actress Greta Garbo was such a big fan of the show she actually wrote a fan letter to Paul Lynde in care of the show's taping location at NBC Burbank. See more »

Quotes

Peter Marshall: In the Shakespearean play "King Lear", King Lear had three of them - Goneril, Cordelia, and Regan? Who were they?
Paul Lynde: King Lear had Goneril?
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Connections

Referenced in Banacek: The Three Million Dollar Piracy (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Merrill & Bob's Theme
(We're THE HOLLYWOOD SQUARES No. 2)
Performed by the William Loose Orchestra from 1969 to 1979
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best gameshow of all time
28 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

I'm not a game show kind of guy, but this was good. first for all, i love celebrities, 2nd of all, i love old celebrities and 3rd of all i love comedy, this has all 3. i've only seen a few episodes and allready i got the point of this show. 10/10.


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