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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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Storyline

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

Celebrities were not required to give the right answers for any questions. They were briefed before each show to help them with possible bluff answers, but were hearing the actual questions for the first time when each show was taped. Certain celebrities were often asked questions pertaining to specific categories. For example, Paul Lynde frequently got loaded questions just so he could come up with an initial funny response. See more »

Quotes

Peter Marshall: Paul, how many fingers in the girl scout salute?
Paul Lynde: Gee, I don't remember. The last time I saw it was when I didn't buy their cookies.
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Referenced in Designated Survivor: Summit (2018) 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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