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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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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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(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

Whenever Big Bird appeared, he always referred to Peter Marshall as "Mr. Marshmallow", in a similar manner to how he refers to Mr. Hooper from Sesame Street (1969) as Mr. Looper. See more »

Quotes

[another Secret Square is won courtesy of Oscar the Grouch]
Peter Marshall: Oscar, aren't you proud again? You've made a woman happy...
Oscar the Grouch: No!
Peter Marshall: You're not happy?
Oscar the Grouch: [stammering] No! I'm not supposed to *help* people!
[Oscar groans]
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Connections

Referenced in Sanford and Son: Julio and Sister and Nephew (1974) See more »

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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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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