The Game Show thread

Steve Martin on the Dating Game

This is pretty hilarious:

What were your favorite Game shows?  I actually binged a bunch of Password Plus episodes pon Prime recently.  Match Game reruns are fun also!


I'm a fan of British panel shows. Some of them are just parlor games, or just excuses to tell jokes and the host will randomly declare a winner, but hands down my favorite is a mixture of a panel game cast playing an actual game show, called 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. It is the most insane show where they spend at least 20 minutes just introducing everyone, but then the game itself (Countdown) is a proper game you can play at home. I love it.

Other than that, there's the hardest game show I've ever seen called Only Connect, where you have to find the connections between seemingly random things. It has no audience, and the host makes the weirdest "jokes" at the beginning and end which literally fall flat every time, and I think it's deliberate. And the contestants are literally the nerdiest people you will ever see, which makes them all the more cool.

Pointless is a cool game show, too, kind of like the opposite of Family Feud.

Got no problem with Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, either, but I'm not impressed by any other US modern game show, really.


I love the old Card Sharks with their “poll” questions. 


The 70s was certainly the heyday for game shows - Joker's Wild - Tattletales - Hollywood Squares.  Here's a pretty good list:

https://www.yardbarker.com/entertainment/articles/the_25_best_game_shows_of_all_time/s1__29014178

I don't remember Supermarket Sweep, it's before my time, but I also know shows older then it as well.

I was a Paul Lynde fan.


Here's an old Supermarket Sweep episode:

Here's a 1993 reboot of it from UK:


jamie said:

I was a Paul Lynde fan.

 The best Paul Lynde episodes were the ones when Buddy Hackett was also a guest. Buddy couldn't control his unique laugh whenever Lynde gave one of his answers.


jamie said:

Match Game reruns are fun also!

The ABC reboot hosted by Alec Baldwin the last few springs/summers was a hit with our high school son, who later turned his college housemates on to it. “Match Game is so immortal” — HOW IMMORTAL IS IT? — “that when Alec Baldwin tried filling Gene Rayburn’s shoes, even he couldn’t blank it up.”

Love the Paul Lynde autograph, jamie.


steel said:

jamie said:

I was a Paul Lynde fan.

 The best Paul Lynde episodes were the ones when Buddy Hackett was also a guest. Buddy couldn't control his unique laugh whenever Lynde gave one of his answers.

Peter Marshall: "Paul, it's the most abused and neglected part of your body. What is it?

Paul Lynde: "Well, mine may be abused, but it certainly isn't neglected."


The Hudson Brothers to block



Peter Marshall: "Paul, how many men are on a hockey team?"

Paul: "About half."

Buddy Hackett proceeds to lose his sh_t.


To add to the panoply of funny and smart British Game Shows 

you can find these on you tube

Would I Lie To You - where they are mostly and outrageously and the panelist must guess truth or li.


Quite Interesting -  which also mostly is. 

If you are a Jeopardy or Wait Wait Don't Tell Me fan you will be entertained.

I also 2nd :

8 out of 10 Cats in which you will see many of the same panelist as Would I Lie To You



QI is a wonderful show.


This article on Paul Lynde just came out on Tuesday.

https://ew.com/celebrity/paul-lynde-life-legacy/




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