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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 1,343 episodes, 1965-1980
Peter Marshall ...  Himself - Host 1,341 episodes, 1966-1980
Cliff Arquette Cliff Arquette ...  Charley Weaver - Panelist / ... 963 episodes, 1965-1974
Wally Cox ...  Himself - Panelist / ... 910 episodes, 1965-1973
Paul Lynde ...  Himself - Center Square / ... 830 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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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

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

Ernest Borgnine was the original center square, when the show premiered on NBC on Monday, October 17, 1966. Paul Lynde appeared the second week but didn't appear in his permanent center square position until the fall of 1968. See more »

Quotes

Peter Marshall: What's the one thing you should never do in bed?
Paul Lynde: Point and laugh!
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Connections

Referenced in Angels in America (2003) 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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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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