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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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Kenny Williams Kenny Williams ...  Himself - Announcer 1,342 episodes, 1965-1980
Peter Marshall ...  Himself - Host 1,340 episodes, 1966-1980
Cliff Arquette Cliff Arquette ...  Charley Weaver - Panelist / ... 962 episodes, 1965-1974
Wally Cox ...  Himself - Panelist / ... 909 episodes, 1965-1973
Paul Lynde ...  Himself - Center Square / ... 829 episodes, 1966-1979
Rose Marie ...  Herself - Panelist / ... 628 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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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

King World Studios West

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1965 (USA) 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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Trivia

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

Quotes

[show intro]
Announcer: And here's the master of the Hollywood Squares, Peter Marshall.
Peter Marshall: Thank you, Kenny and good morning everyone. Nice to have you with us. Hello, stars!
Celebrities: Hello, Peter!
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Connections

Followed by Match Game (1990) 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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Original 1960s Gameshow is Excellent/Post 60s worthless
30 April 2002 | by zensixtiesSee all my reviews

The Gameshow Channel is now running the original Hollywood Squares from the 60s. First thing that strikes you is the spontaneity, the rapour, the easy going fun fresh atmosphere, the 1960s feel of the show. As the show goes along you realize the contrast between the cleverness of the answers and the dimwittedness of today's gameshows. And of course the nostalgia value...it's now a classic. As a kid I watched the show from the early 70s on when the formula was getting dry and worn out, so see the 60s shows. Of course they're all worth it for Paul Lynde.


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