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They are hard to stop watching, fun to play along, and a part of our culture like Hollywood and baseball. The television Game Show is about as old as television itself.
The first game show recorded in history was a program called Spelling Bee which existed in 1938. Truth or Consequences followed in 1941 and was the first game show on commercially-licensed television.
These early shows would become eclipsed in the 1950s by programs like The $64,000 Question and Twenty One. But scandal surrounding the legitimacy of these shows saw their decline.
Next came shows like The Match Game, Let’s Make a Deal, Hollywood Squares, The Dating Game, and The Newlywed Game.
I remember growing up watching everything from Password to The $10,000 Pyramid, Card Sharks and Jeopardy, The Family Feud, The Joker’s Wild and Press Your Luck (remember, “No Whammy No Whammy… STOP!”?) and everything in between.
When Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? debuted with Regis Philbin in his swanky wardrobe I was watching. I’ve even stopped to watch Meredith Viera’s daytime take on the program.
Jeopardy gets watched all summer long while my parents are visiting from Florida, but I don’t get to watch many game shows anymore.
What were/are your favorite game shows on television?
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