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Child's Play 

Two contestants attempt to correctly guess words based on definitions given by children ages five to nine.


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Credited cast:
Michael Bondi Michael Bondi ...  Himself
Gary Cohen Gary Cohen ...  Cast Member (1982-1983)
Jeff Cohen ...  Cast Member (1982)
Bill Cullen ...  Host (1982-1983)
Johnny Gilbert ...  Announcer (1982)
Cary Greenberg Cary Greenberg ...  Cast Member (1982-1983)
Jewels Hanson Jewels Hanson ...  Cast Member (1982)
Bob Hilton Bob Hilton ...  Announcer (1982)
Jesse Irwin Jesse Irwin ...  Cast Member (1982-1983)
Andrew James Kushner Andrew James Kushner ...  Cast Member (1982)
Breckin Meyer ...  Cast Member (1982)
Chris Onjian Chris Onjian ...  Cast Member (1982)
Tara Reid ...  Cast Member (1982)
Fred Saxon Fred Saxon ...  Announcer (1982)
Sascha Segan Sascha Segan ...  Cast Member (1982-1983)


A light but funny gameshow which enjoyed only a blip run during the early '80s, "Child's Play" pitted the wits of two contestants in a guessing game of deceptive simplicity. Young children were interviewed and asked to give their descriptions or definitions of everyday items, phrases, or events without using the actual word itself. Sometimes the responses were helpful; other times, inaccurate or misleading; but very often humorous and always insightful. Upon viewing such clips the contestants then had to guess at what the children were describing, with the player who had figured out the most correct answers winning the game. Written by Kay-22

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Release Date:

20 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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The show was never able to make ratings headway against either Wheel of Fortune (1975) or Sale of the Century (1983), two hit game shows that NBC aired opposite it. CBS ended this series on September 16, 1983 and replaced it with Press Your Luck (1983). See more »


Version of Child's Play (1984) See more »


Child's Play
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Child's Play - funniest game show ever!
27 July 2006 | by lucyseabruntSee all my reviews

Back in 1982 my family was visiting my parent's home in California and I stumbled across Child's Play. We live in Canada and didn't get the show up there so every morning my husband and I just had to watch Bill Cullen and the kids. The funniest episode I still can visualize is when a little boy named Sascha was on. My husband and I laughed until we cried. I've always loved Bill Cullen as a game show host and this was truly his finest! We now get GSN and I wish so much they would replay this game show again. I thoroughly enjoy game shows and usually prefer those where you can learn stuff, but the ones that make you laugh are a lot of fun and good clean fun is so hard to find!

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