My Game Show-Related Programs, Specials, Etc.

A&E BIOGRAPHY:

  • Vanna White is the subject of this 1999 episode (hosted by Alex Trebek!). [OC/468.1]
  • Bob Barker is the subject of this 1999 episode (hosted by Alex Trebek!). [OC/468.2]
  • Monty Hall is the subject of this 1999 episode (hosted by Alex Trebek!). [OC/468.3]
  • Regis Philbin is the subject of this 1999 episode (hosted by Alex Trebek!). [OC/468.4]
  • Merv Griffin is the subject of this 1999 episode (hosted by Alex Trebek!). [OC/468.5]
  • Mark Goodson is the subject of this 2000 episode (which includes reminiscences by Gene Rayburn, in his final TV appearance!). [OC/468.6]
  • Ben Stein is the subject of this 2001 episode. [OC/549.2]
  • Paul Lynde is the subject of this 2001 episode. [OC/549.3]
  • Chuck Barris is the subject of this 2003 episode. [OC/783.2]
  • Betty White is the subject of this 2003 episode. [OC/839.5]
  • "Jeopardy! Champions": Ken Jennings, Frank Spangenberg, Eddie Timanus, Robin Carroll, and Brad Rutter are profiled in this 2004 episode. [OC/997.5]
  • "Game Shows": An inside look at the genre from 2006, w/comments from hosts and big winners, plus a behind-the-scenes peek at "Family Feud". [RPT]

    ABC 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (2003): The network's game and reality shows are highlighted in this 5-minute segment. [1052.5]

    ACCESS HOLLYWOOD:

  • WWtBaM's first grand prize winner, John Carpenter, is discussed in this 3-minute piece from 1999. [396.10]
  • The reality TV craze (primarily related lawsuits) is discussed in this 4-minute piece from 2001. [566.10]
  • Kevin Olmstead, the all-time top GS winner in TV history, is the subject of this 2-minute piece from 2001. [566.11]
  • The upcoming "Survivor: The Australian Outback" finale, the engagement of castaway Elisabeth Filarski, and a sneak peek at the 4/12 episode are the focus of this 3-minute piece from 2001. [572.1]
  • Anne Robinson, host of "The Weakest Link", is interviewed in this 2-minute piece from 2001 (which also includes clips of the UK version!). [572.2]
  • "Weakest Link" contestant Matt Scott's on-air marriage proposal is the subject of this 2-minute piece from 2001. [623.7]
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the new "Pyramid", including interviews w/Donny Osmond and Dick Clark, is the focus of this 2-minute piece from 2002. [741.7]
  • Drew Carey is interviewed from the "TPiR" set about his upcoming gig in this 2-minute piece from 2007.
  • Tony Potts goes behind the scenes of the upcoming "Moment of Truth" and plays the game in this 2-minute piece from 2008.
  • Bob Barker talks about his post-"TPiR" animal activism in this 5-minute interview from 2010.

    AIRLINE
    "Winners and Losers": A prospective TPiR contestant's trip to LA is among the subjects of this 2004 episode. [RPT/875.5]

    ALEX TREBEK FAN CLUB PRANK: A hilarious joke is pulled off in this 5-minute clip.

    THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: THE QUIZ SHOW SCANDALS (PBS, 1991)
    An hour-long look at TV's biggest shakeup; includes lots of clips, plus reminiscences by hosts, producers, contestants and others. [OB/435.3, also RPT/422.6]

    ANYTHING FOR A LAUGH: 20 YEARS OF CHUCK BARRIS (ABC, 1984)-Chuck Barris:
    Join Chuckie Baby (not me, the other one!) plus Bob Eubanks, Jamie Farr, Arte Johnson, Jim Lange, and Jaye P. Morgan for a look back at some of the funniest moments from 20 years worth of Barris shows! [OC/893.1]

    ANYTHING TO WIN: THE PENNSYLVANIA LOTTERY FIX (GSN, 2006)
    This hour-long documentary takes a look at the 1980 lottery scandal known as the "Triple Six Fix". [OB]

    AS SEEN ON...-Matt Parrott & Greg Baker:
    "TV Show Reunions": Clips featuring classic TV show cast members are the focus of this 1999 episode. [OC]

    BAGGAGE: MOST OUTRAGEOUS MOMENTS (GSN, 2015)-Jerry Springer:
    An hour-long clipfest spotlighting some of the best moments from the dating show's history. [OC]

    BARBARA WALTERS' 10 MOST FASCINATING PEOPLE (ABC, 2004):
    "Jeopardy!" superchamp Ken Jennings is interviewed and profiled in this 5-minute clip. [997.10]

    BATTLE OF THE VIDEO GAMES (KTLA, 1983)-Anson Williams & Jayne Kennedy:
    An hour-long special in which four celebrity teams compete against each other at popular video games to win cash and prizes for their favorite charities. [SM]

    BEHIND CLOSED DOORS-Joan Lunden:
    Joan goes inside WWtBaM in this 20-minute piece from 2001, which includes lots of great behind-the-scenes footage, clips of some foreign versions, and Joan in the "hot seat" trying her hand at an actual $1M question. [OB/567.7]

    BEHIND THE SCENES AT WHEEL OF FORTUNE (SYNDICATED, 1988)-Jill Rappaport:
    This half-hour special shows how contestants are chosen, interviews w/Pat and Vanna, what goes on before and during a taping, and a first look at WoF's upcoming visit to NY. [OC/531.6]

    BEHIND THE SCENES OF WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (ABC, 2000)-Regis Philbin:
    A fascinating hour-long special taking you inside the biggest GS ever to hit televison; includes reminiscences by former contestants and staffers, a look at how questions are chosen, the phenomenon of the show, and much more! [OC/457.2]

    BEHIND THE SCENES OF YOU BET YOUR LIFE (1952): A 15-minute piece going inside one of the most popular game shows of the 1950s. [SM]

    THE BEST OF EVERYTHING GOES (1983): An hour-long video clipfest of the most outrageous moments from the popular adult game show.

    THE BEST OF WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (ABC, 2000)-Drew Carey:
    An hour-long retrospective of memorable moments from the hilarious improv game show, including some bits too risque to be aired...until now! [OC/509.11]

    BETTY WHITE'S 90TH BIRTHDAY: A TRIBUTE TO AMERICA'S GOLDEN GIRL (NBC, 2012)
    The "Queen of Game Shows" celebrates her milestone birthday in this 90-minute special featuring countless celebrity appearances, musical tributes, mock version of the games she appeared on, and much more! [RPT]

    BETTY WHITE'S OFF THEIR ROCKERS:

  • The 2012 premiere episode of the hidden camera show. [RPT]
  • A 2-minute clip of a 2012 episode featuring *Wink Martindale*!

    BIG BUCKS: THE PRESS YOUR LUCK SCANDAL (GSN, 2003)-Peter Tomarken:
    A 2-hour documentary on how Michael Larson was able to take PYL for over $110K back in 1984, and the aftermath of his "affair"; includes interviews w/his 2 opponents, family, friends, and crew members, plus an edited version of Larson's original 2-episode reign. [GSN/804.2]

    THE BIG SPIN WINNINGS TALLY (KGO, 1985)
    A 3-minute report on the California Lottery GS's 1st grand prize winner, along w/other recent big winners.

    THE BILL CULLEN SHOW (CBS, 1953): Two 15-minute episodes of Bill's short-lived daytime variety show. [both KIN/652.6-7]

    CBS AT 75 (2003)
    Bob Barker introduces this 3-minute montage of CBS game shows from the past 50 years (some rarities here!). [859.1]

    CBS: 50 YEARS FROM TELEVISION CITY (2002)
    Bob Barker hosts this 9-minute segment, which includes a behind-the-scenes look at TPiR and brief clips of other game shows taped at TV City over the past half-century. [OB/718.2]

    CBS GAME SHOW PROMOS (1972-73)
    A series of 45-sec. promos for "The Price is Right", "The Joker's Wild", "Gambit", "The $10,000 Pyramid", and "Hollywood's Talking". [SM]

    CBS GAME SHOW PROMOS (1974)
    A series of 45-sec. promos for "The Joker's Wild," "Match Game '74", "Gambit," "The Price is Right," "Now You See It," and "Tattletales". [SM/D10.7]

    CNBC TITANS:
    Merv Griffin's rise to power, in both the entertainment and hotel arenas, is the focus of this 2010 episode. [RPT]

    THE CNN QUIZ SHOW: PRESIDENTS' DAY EDITION (CNN, 2015)-Anderson Cooper:
    Three teams of network personalities compete in answering Presidential-themed questions to try and win $20,000 for charity; teams are Jake Tapper & Alisyn Camerota, Chris Cuomo & Don Lemon, and Erin Burnett & John King. [RPT]

    CAREER DAY
    TPiR producer Mike Richards gives a behind-the-scenes look at his show in this 5-minute clip from 2011.

    CELEBRITIES AND GAME SHOWS (GSN, 2007)-Chuck Woolery:
    This hour-long special features clips of the funniest GS celeb moments over the years, plus some "before they were stars" moments. [OC]

    CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH:

  • Pat Sajak vs. Alex Trebek in this 7-minute "battle" from 1999. [336.5]
  • Regis Philbin vs. Chuck Woolery in this 6-minute "battle" from 2000. [496.2]

    CHALLENGE OF THE CHILD GENIUSES (FOX, 2000)-Dick Clark:
    In this 2-hour special, 50 of the smartest kids in America compete in a series of challenging elimination rounds until they are whittled down to 2, who face off against one another for over $500,000 in cash and prizes! [OC/452.0]

    CHALLENGE OF THE CHILD GENIUSES 2 (FOX, 2000)-Dick Clark: See above. [OC/524.0]

    CHAMPAGNE FOR CAESAR (1950, 99 min.)
    After being turned down for a job with a major soap company, a college professor (Ronald Colman) seeks revenge by going on the radio quiz show "Masquerading for Money" (which the company sponsors) with a plan to break the bank, but as his winning streak carries on, can he withstand attempts by the producer and sponsor to try and knock him off? Art Linkletter appears as host Happy Hogan.

    THE CHUCK BARRIS STORY: MY LIFE ON THE EDGE (GSN, 2006)
    Narrated by Jim Lange, this hour-long documentary focuses on the life and career of the successful GS producer; lots of clips are shown, along w/comments from colleagues, former staff members, and hosts/celebrities. [SM]

    CHUCK WOOLERY BOBBLEHEAD (WBBM, 2003)
    The unveiling of this 11-foot wonder on a stop in Chicago is shown in this 1-minute clip. [875.12]

    CHUCK WOOLERY: NATURALLY STONED (GSN, 2003)

  • The premiere episode; features segments on Chuck's beginnings as a singer/songwriter and family life. [OC/836.3, also SM]
  • Episode 2: "A Tale of Two Chucks"; features behind-the-scenes footage of Chuck working on "Lingo". [RPT/836.6]
  • Episode 3: "Reinventing the Cheese Wheel"; features a shopping trip w/Chuck (where's that Knudsen's cottage cheese?), plus a "Making the Video"-type segment in which Chuck re-does the show's title track as a rap song(!). [RPT/836.7]
  • Episode 4: "The Road to QVC"; features Chuck hobnobbing w/fellow celebs and a look at his QVC gig pitching Motolure fishing bait. [OC/836.9]
  • Episode 5: "Chuck and the Common Man"; features a look at Chuck's phiolosphy on people, and putting it to work as he interacts w/fellow "Lingo" staffers and conestants. [RPT/836.12]
  • Episode 6: "The Reality Behind Reality"; the last episode, which features a look at the show's development, comments from colleagues and family members, and the battle to keep his marriage to wife Terry afloat. [OC/842.8]

    CLASSIC MOMENTS OF THE NEWLYWED GAME, VOLUME 1 (1996)-Bob Eubanks:
    A cheaply produced made-for-video clip fest containing memorable moments from the 70s and 80s versions of the show.

    CLASSIC MOMENTS OF THE NEWLYWED GAME, VOLUME 2 (1996)-Bob Eubanks: See above.

    COLLEGE BOWL 30TH ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (NBC, 1984)-Pat Sajak:
    A special hour edition of the long-running series, from the Ohio State University campus. [OC/785.1]

    CONCENTRATION/PASSWORD HOME GAME AD (196?): A 60-second spot for Milton Bradley's home versions of the popular game shows.

    CONQUER FORT BOYARD (ABC, 1991, aired 1993)-Chris Berman & Cathy Lee Crosby:
    Taped in France, this hour-long special pits two teams against each other in a series of physically and mentally challenging stunts for the chance at a grand prize of $15,000! [OB/97.5]

    D.J. GAMES: The 2000 premiere episode; highlights include "Who Wants to Be a Renel-aire" from KISS-FM in Oakland. [OC/535.5]

    THE 12TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS (CBS, 1985): The year's best shows and hosts are honored in this 15-minute clip. [OB/721.3]

    THE 15TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS (CBS, 1988)
    The year's best shows and hosts are honored in this 10-minute clip (preceded by a promo for "Family Feud"). [OB/814.9]

    THE 26TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS (CBS, 1999)
    In this 10-minute clip, Rosie O'Donnell gives a heartfelt tribute to Bob Barker, and then presents him with the Lifetime Achievement Award! [OB/343.2]

    THE 28TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS (CBS, 2001)
    In this 10-minute clip, Bob Barker pays tribute to Ralph Edwards and presents him w/the Lifetime Achievement Award. [OB/586.12]

    THE 42ND ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS (POP, 2015)
    In this 10-minute clip, Tom Bergeron hosts a mock game of "Password Plus" between Fred Willard, Charo, Marie Osmond, and Regis Philbin that leads into Betty White receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.

    $DEAL$: THE MAKING OF "LET'S MAKE A DEAL" (1976)
    A fascinating 90-minute feature film that takes you inside one of the best game shows of all time; includes interviews w/cast and crew, a behind-the-scenes look at the taping of an episode, and a few pilot clips!

    DEAN MARTIN CELEBRITY ROAST (NBC, all hr.):

  • Monty Hall is "honored" in this half-hour installment from 1973.
  • Peter Marshall is "honored" in this hour installment from 1977.

    DECADES-Peter Tomarken: 9 min. of wraparounds from 1996 taped on the set of "Wheel of Fortune". [OB/784.5]

    DOUBLE DARE: THE INSIDE SLOP (1988)-Marc Summers & Harvey:
    A behind-the-scenes look at Nickelodeon's most famous game show; includes footage of Marc's audition tape, an early version of the show, lots of clips, and some "nightmarish" outtakes from the first episode!

    DOUBLE DARE: THE MESSIEST MOMENTS (1988)-Marc Summers & Harvey:
    A "clip" show featuring (as the title implies) some of the messiest physical challenges and obstacle courses of all time!

    DOUBLE DARE: SUPER SLOPPIEST MOMENTS (1994)-Marc Summers:
    Taped at Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando, this half-hour special includes lots of clips, as well as interviews w/kids about their favorite physical challenges.

    DOUBLE DARE 2000 MALL TOUR FOOTAGE: 1:20 of this nationwide tour in action at a local mall. [711.3]

    THE DREAM HOUSE MEGAMIX (1983-84): 6 hours of endgames, promos and openings from this oh-so-memorable game show! [92.0]

    E! BEHIND THE SCENES: CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND (2003)
    A half-hour peek inside the film version of Chuck Barris's memoirs, which includes comments from cast/crew and "Chuckie Baby" himself! [OC/911.4]

    E! SCANDALS AND MYSTERIES: THE QUIZ SHOW SCANDALS (1998)
    A half-hour look at one of the biggest events to hit TV, which includes reminiscences by former "Twenty-One" contestants Herb Stempel and James Snodgrass, "Television Fraud" author Kent Anderson, and EoTVGS co-author Fred Wostbrock. [OC/262.2]

    E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: FAMILY FEUD (2002)
    This 2-hour special reveals the turmoil that FF's 3 hosts endured both backstage and personally; features lots of behind-the-scenes footage, archival interviews w/the hosts, and commentary from G-T and Pearson staffers. [RPT/833.4]

    E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: THE GONG SHOW (2003)
    A look at one of TV's craziest game shows, which includes lots of clips (including the original PILOT!), reminiscences from cast/crew and fellow GS personalities, and a glimpse inside Chuck Barris's bizarre personal life, plus a sneak peek at the upcoming "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" film. [OC/779.2]

    E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: HOLLYWOOD SQUARES (2003)
    A 2-hour look inside all 3 versions of the show, w/lots of clips (including the original pilot w/Bert Parks), behind-the-scenes footage, and reminiscences by cast/crew members. [OC/807.5]

    E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: THE PRICE IS RIGHT (2002)
    A revealing look at the backstage turmoil on TV's longest-running GS; includes behind-the-scenes footage, reminiscences by former models and crew members, and additional commentary by ATGS's Marc Green! [OC/679.1]

    E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: RAY COMBS (1997)
    A biography of the late, great emcee that takes you from his beginnings in Ohio to the fame he achieved hosting "Family Feud" to his tragic last days; includes reminiscences by family, friends, and coworkers, plus lots of rare clips. [OC/126.1]

    E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: SURVIVOR (2001)
    A look inside the original series creation and ultimate success, tensions that existed both on and off the island, and the castaways’ subsequent fame. [OC/586.3]

    E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: WHEEL OF FORTUNE (2005)
    A 2-hour look inside America's #1 syndicated GS; features some rare clips (including the pilot and premiere!), behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews w/cast and crew. [RPT/1012.1]

    E!'S 60-MINUTE LOOK AT GAME SHOWS (1993)-Michael Castner:
    This special features a look at the history of the genre, behind-the-scenes features, clips from foreign game shows, and interviews with LOTS of GS personalities, producers, and staff members! [OB/332.3]

    ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT

  • The career of Soupy Sales, plus his NY radio show, are the focus of this 2-minute piece from 1985. [814.7]
  • The return of "WWtBaM?" and the upcoming debut of "Greed" are discussed in this 3-minute piece from 1999. [394.11]
  • This 3-minute piece from 1999 includes a peek at a "Greed" contestant auditions, plus tips from contestant coordinator Beverly Pomerantz. [397.12]
  • A brief history of the game show genre (which includes comments from Monty Hall!) is the topic of this 3-minute piece from 1999. [410.1]
  • A behind-the-scenes look at "Winning Lines" is the focus of this 3-minute piece from 2000. [82.5]
  • WWtBaM's 2nd $1M winner, Dan Blonsky, and a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming "Survivor" are the focus of this 2-minute piece from 2000. [427.2]
  • The upcoming Fox Family series "Paranoia" is previewed in this 2-minute piece from 2000. [722.5]
  • The battle between "WWtBaM" and the upcoming "Weakest Link" (w/comments by the respective hosts) is discussed in this 2-minute piece from 2001, followed by a sneak peek at the 4/12 episode of "Survivor: The Australian Outback". [567.9]
  • A sneak preview of the upcoming Julia Roberts/George Clooney film "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" (based on Chuck Barris's 1984 memior of the same name) is the focus of this 2-minute piece from 2002. [758.11]
  • Regis Philibin offers a first look at the upcoming "Super Millionaire" in this 2-minute piece from 2004. [920.10]
  • The plane crash that killed Peter Tomarken and his wife is reported in this 1-minute piece from 2006.

    EXTRA:

  • WWtBaM's first $250K winner, Doug Van Gundy, is interviewed in this 3-minute piece from 1999. [384.2]
  • Original "Twenty-One" champ Herb Stempel offers his thoughts on the new version in this 2-minute piece from 2000.

    FAUX PAUSE-Sean Donnellan & Mary Gallagher: Five episodes from 1998:

  • The premiere episode; "Play the Percentages" is skewered [OB/345.14]
  • "Ruckus" is skewered [OC/404.1]
  • "3's a Crowd" is skewered [OC/340.11]
  • "Camouflage" is skewered [OB/345.15]
  • "The Hollywood Connection" PILOT is skewered [OB/596.1]

    $100,000 FORTUNE HUNT PREVIEW & PROMO (WGN, 1989)
    A 3-minute montage of two brief news reports on the upcoming debut of the Illinois Lottery GS, followed by a promo. [OB]

    FOUL PLAY (GSN, 2003)
    An hour special in which champs from GSN's original series are involved in a variety of comedic hidden-camera setups. [OC/883.6]

    THE 411
    "Inside Wheel of Fortune": This half-hour episode from 2005 goes behind the scenes of TV's most popular syndicated GS, including some great clips, segments about Vanna's wardrobe, contestant tips, and backstage footage from their visit to New Orleans. [RPT]

    GAME OVER: THE DECLINE OF TELEVISION GAME SHOWS (1995[?])
    In this 5-minute documentary, produced by ATGS's own Aaron Solomon, the causes of the genre's mid-90s decline are investigated, along with reasons for a possible comeback (imagine that!!); includes phone comments by Bob Boden and David Schwartz, "Illinoi$ Instant Riches" emcee Mark Goodman appears, and a number of clips are shown. [D55.3]

    GAME SHOW A GO-GO (VH1, 1997)-Wink Martindale:
    A retrospective of 70s game shows, which takes place on the empty "WoF" set; features comments by Gene Rayburn, Monty Hall, and Tom Kennedy, some "Match Game" clips, and music videos of popular 70s songs. [OB/D122.2]

    THE 2009 GAME SHOW AWARDS (GSN, 2009)-Howie Mandel:
    In this 2 1/2-hour ceremony, the year's best on-air personalities, shows, and other categories are honored, plus the "Dancing w/the Stars" cast performs! [OC]

    THE GAME SHOW BIZ (SYNDICATED, 1987)-Wink Martindale:
    This fascinating special offers lots of rare clips (including some foreign game shows!), comments from producers, hosts, and hostesses, behind-the-scenes glimpses at some popular game shows, and more! [OB/202.9]

    GAME SHOW CONVENTION (GSC) 4 (June 12-15, 1996)
    From Atlanta, join co-hosts Brad Fancini and David Hammett, plus guests Jake Tanner, Matt Ottinger, Randy Amasia, Chris Holland, Aaron Solomon, Brian Dominy, Al Martella, Aaron Sica, Todd Hunter, Justin Dyer, Daniel Dedmon, and Tripp Payne for 3 1/2 hours of fun as they play "Winning Streak", "Password '75", "You Don't Say!" and "The Big Showdown" (w/a pair of ACTUAL Showdown dice; check out Randy's reaction!!); also includes footage of their call to GSN's "Club AM" plus the closing ceremonies (which must be seen to be believed!!). [D55.1-2]

    GAME SHOW CONVENTION (GSC) 8 (a.k.a. GSC '98, June 23-26, 1998)
    From Television City in Cleveland, join co-hosts Tim Kubat (a.k.a. "T. Jay Dexter") and Mike Klauss, plus guests Chri$ Lambert!, Randy Amasia, Charles Blaquiere, Aaron Sica, Mark Jeffries, Tom Hornikel, Matt Kaiser, Chuck Donegan (yours truly!), John Venturini, Eddie Timanus, Jeremy Soria, and Jim Ellwanger for 12 hours of fun as we play "The Joker's Wild", "The Big Showdown", and "Whew!", read Tom's e-mail from Mary Lou Basaraba of "Super Pay Cards!" fame, and speak LIVE via phone to special guests *Art James* and *Jim Peck*! [248-249.0]

    GAME SHOW CONVENTION (GSC) 12 (Jun. 2-5, 2004)
    From Inkerman, PA, co-hosts Bob Staub & Andrew Kudey and guests Brian Schwartz, Joe Raygor, Chuck Donegan (me!), Aaron Sica, and Michael Clifford are featured in this 90-min. highlight reel playing "Card Sharks", "High Rollers", and "$ale of the Century", plus chatting via phone w/special guest Randy West! [951.6]

    GAME SHOW COUNTDOWN: TOP 10 HOSTS (GSN, 2006)
    Narrated by John O'Hurley, this hour-long special discusses what makes a good host and features some rare clips and reminiscences by some game show greats as the 10 best emcees of all time are named. [OC]

    GAME SHOW FLASHBACK (GSN, 2014)-Ben Gleib: A half-hour special featuring some classic moments from the genre's past 40 years. [OB]

    GAME SHOW HALL OF FAME: WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (GSN, 2007)
    Narrated by Dana Mills, this hour-long special tells of the rise, fall and comeback of one of TV's biggest game shows. [OC]

    GAME SHOW MANIA (E!, 2000):
    This hour long special investigates the popularity of TV's big-money game shows; includes lots of clips, great behind-the-scenes footage, interview segments w/hosts, producers, contestants, etc., and lots more! [OC/446.2]

    GAME SHOW MOMENTS GONE BANANAS (VH1, 2005, all hour)-Ben Stein:

  • "GSMGB 1": Features such rarities as the 1980 "Puzzlers" pilot w/Pat Sajak and the "MG '90" pilot w/Bert Convy, plus Chuck Woolery hosts a "Top 5 Host Screw-Ups" segment. [OC]
  • "GSMGB 2": Features a brief Dennis James "TPiR" clip, plus Kato Kaelin hosts a "Top 5 Blonde Moments" segment. [OC]
  • "GSMGB 3": Features a "Showoffs" pilot clip, plus Jay Manuel hosts a "Top 5 Wardrobe Malfunctions" segment. [OC]
  • "GSMGB 4": Features an overly emotional Aussie "TPiR" contestant, plus Ed McMahon hosts a "Top 5 GS Celebrity Moments" segment. [OC]
  • "GSMGB 5": Features a 1984 Aussie "$otc" clip, plus Cindy Margolis hosts a "Top 5 Brain Freezes" segment. [GSN]

    GAME TV-Dave Nemeth & Nancy Sullivan:

  • The 1997 premiere episode; guest is Annie Wood [OC/401.1]
  • 1997; guest is Rod Roddy (who also fills in for Dave as co-host) [OC/401.2]
  • 1997; guest is Jackie Joseph (*Jake Tanner* plays "Race For the Numbers" and wins a cocktail table!) [OB/164.5]
  • 1997; guest is Bob Eubanks [OC/401.3]
  • 1997; guest is Fred Wostbrock, w/a salute to Bob Barker (Bob's good friend Tom Boggs calls in and stumps Fred!) [OC/401.4]
  • The 100th episode from 1997 (w/clips and congrats from GS personalities); in-studio guests are Phyllis Diller (whose 80th birthday is also celebrated!), Larry Anderson, Marianne Curan and Fred Wostbrock, plus (via phone) Betty White, Tom Kennedy, Gene Rayburn, and Geoff Edwards [OC/401.5]
  • 1997; guest is Fred Wostbrock, w/a salute to Wink Martindale (who also appears via phone) [OC]
  • 1997; guest is Bob Stewart (Marianne Curan fills in for Dave) [OB/164.6]
  • 1997; guest is Gene Rayburn (Marianne Curan fills in for Dave) [OC/401.6]
  • 1997; guest is Fred Wostbrock, w/a salute to Charles Nelson Reilly [OB/401.7]
  • 1997; guest is Vanna White (includes a salute to her 15th anniversary on WoF!) [OB/386.8]
  • The Tom Kennedy version of "Break the Bank" is profiled in this 1998 episode. [OC]

    GAME WORLD-Dave Nemeth: One episode from 1997 [OC/87.6]

    GSN LAUNCH MONTAGE
    On Dec. 1, 1994, Game Show Network hit the airwaves with this 10-minute montage containing clips from virtually every show in their library at the time! [D103.5]

    GSN LIVE

  • Vanna White is interviewed in this 15-minute clip from 2008. [OB]
  • The upcoming Game Show Awards are previewed in this half-hour episode from 2009. [OB]

    GSN PITCHFILM (1995)
    Pat Sajak pitches Game Show Network to cable companies in this 8-minute piece, which includes lots of clips, a behind-the-scenes peek at the GSN studios, and appearances by Peter Tomarken, Steve Day, and Laura Chambers! [108.10]

    GSN'S THANKSGIVING FAMILY CELEBRATION (1996)
    This 4-minute piece from GSN's "Family Feud" Thanksgiving marathon includes opening remarks from Richard Dawson, followed by Gene Wood's closing reminiscences about the late, great Ray Combs, and ends w/a brief clip montage of Ray. [169.13]

    THE GONG SHOW ALL-STAR SPECIAL (NBC, 1977)-Chuck Barris:
    An hour-long primetime extravaganza that's basically the same as the daytime version, but w/more professional talent; guests are Arte Johnson, Jaye P. Morgan, and Jamie Farr. [GSN/613.7]

    GONG SHOW CLIPS: 20 minutes of clips in which "Chuckie Baby" gets sprayed, dunked, and pied! [all GSN/296.8]

    THE GONG SHOW MOVIE (1980, 89 min.)
    Released shortly after "The Gong Show" was cancelled, this film takes a look a the troubled, tumultuous personal life that Chuck Barris led while hosting that show, and includes some original music written AND sung by Chuckie Baby himself! [475.0]

    THE GRAND KNOCKOUT TOURNAMENT (USA, 1987)-Hal Linden:
    A 2-hour special based on the popular UK stunt show featuring members of the British Royal Family as captains and celebrities Tom Jones, Christopher Reeve, John Travolta, Meat Loaf, et al. (WAY too many to completely list here!) [OC]

    THE GREAT WISCONSIN QUIZ SHOW (MPTV, 1985)-Tedd O'Connell:

  • An hour-long panel quiz testing the participants' knowledge of the Dairy State; panel is is Beth Zerbuchen, Ed Mueller, Marlene Cummings, and Michael Lekrone [OB]

    GREATEST GAME SHOW MOMENTS (GSN, 2007-Chuck Woolery: An hour-long look at the genre's funniest, most and least successful moments. [OC]

    HARD COPY: Diane Diamond reports on Holly Hallstrom's firing from "TPiR" in this 6-minute piece from 1995.

    HARDBALL-Chris Matthews: ATGSer Mike Klauss takes the hot seat in this 5-minute "Campus Challenge" clip from 2002. [758.8]

    HEADLINE CHASERS REHEARSAL (1985)-Johnny Gilbert: A 20-minute run-through game, w/contestants changing midway through! [SM/964.9]

    HIGH SCHOOL SQUARES (1995)-Chris Colbourne
    A hilarious version of "Hollywood Squares", taped in an Ontario high school auditorium; guests are The Blues Brothers, Ding & Bat, The Golden Girls, Mutt & Jeff, Larry, Darryl, and Darryl, Rod Stewart, George the Techno Peasant, Prime Minister Lang, and Rooster McGee (all played by teachers in costume). [214.1]

    HIGH SCHOOL SQUARES 5TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION (1998)-Chris Colbourne
    Another equally fun "Hollywood Squares" variant (now w/a more elaborate set); guests are Michelle Tonner & Peter Williams, Klutzy the Klown, Brad & Gary, Kevin Closs, Deputy Mayor Doug Craig, Jamey Whiteside, Mayes & Mell, Tom Hewlett & Marianne Zadra, and The Students (two high school students chosen at random by Chris). [214.2]

    HOLLYWOOD SQUARES PROMOS (2000): 5 minutes of promo spots for the 3rd season premiere week. [SM]

    HOW TO THROW A DOUBLE DARE PARTY (1989)-Marc Summers & Harvey:
    In this half-hour video, Marc, Harvey and a group of kids demonstrate how to have a "DD Party" in your home, as well as showing how to perform some of the show's most popular challenges.

    I LOVE THE '80S STRIKES BACK (VH1, 2003):

  • 1986: Celebrities talk about "Double Dare" in this 2-minute clip.
  • 1987: Celebrities talk about "Remote Control" in this 2-minute clip.

    I LOVE THE NEW MILLENIUM (VH1, 2008):

  • 2000: Celebrities talk about "Survivor" in this 2-minute clip.
  • 2001: Celebrities talk about "Fear Factor" in this 2-minute clip.
  • 2001: Celebrities talk about "The Weakest Link" in this 1-minute clip.
  • 2004: Celebrities talk about Ken Jennings' run on "J! " in this 2-minute clip.

    INFANITY-Lisa Joyner:

  • "Jeopardy!" is featured in this half-hour 2007 episode. [OC]
  • "TPiR" is featured in this hour episode from 2007 (missing first few minutes). [OC]

    INSIDE EDITION:

  • Bob Barker's return to TPiR after his surgery is the focus of this 3-minute piece from 1999. [391.8]
  • Vanna White gets her star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in this 1-minute clip from 2006.

    INSIDE JEOPARDY! (WTNH, 2003)-Matt Scott:
    This half-hour special goes behind the scenes of J!'s visit to the Yale campus for its annual College Tournament; includes an interview w/Alex Trebek, plus comments from cast, crew and prospective contestants. [OB/878.5]

    THE INSIDER:

  • Vanna White is interviewed in this 3-minute piece from 2006. [OB/1050.14]
  • A behind-the-scenes peek at "Million Dollar Password", including interviews w/Regis Philbin and Rosie O'Donnell, is the focus of this 2-minute piece from 2008.

    THE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO WINNING GAME SHOW MILLIONS (GSN, 2007)-Chuck Woolery:
    In this hour-long special, clips of some of the most successful GS contestants are shown, and the contestants themselves share reminiscences about their appearances and offer tips. [OC]

    INSTANT RECALL:

  • The debut of "TPiR" is recalled via numerous clips from the premiere and interviews w/Roger Dobkowitz, Janice Penington and Bob Barker in this 6-minute clip from 1990.
  • One-time "WoF" host Rolf Benirschke's battle w/Crohn's disease is profiled in this 10-minute clip from 1990.

    IT'S YOUR BET PITCHFILM (1971)
    Tom Kennedy plugs the upcoming season by showing clips of memorable moments from the first 2 seasons in this 15-minute piece. [SM]

    INTIMATE PORTAIT: VANNA WHITE (LIFETIME, 1998)
    Narrated by Merv Griffin, this intriguing biography of one of the most famous game show hostesses of all time takes you from her chilhood in Myrtle Beach, SC, to her early modeling career in Georgia, right up to her landing the job as "WoF" hostess and the ensuing fame and fortune; includes lots of reminiscences by friends, family, and co-workers. [OC/274.3]

    THE JACKPOT (1950, 85 min.)
    A department store employee (James Stewart) wins $24,000 in prizes from a radio quiz show, but when his life begins to fall apart not long after, he receives assistance from a newspaper reporter (James Gleason).

    JEOPARDY! IN PHILADELPHIA (WPVI, 2001)-Gary Papas & Cecily Tynan:
    A half-hour special that goes inside J!'s visit to the City of Brotherly Love. [OB]

    JEOPARDY! REHEARSALS (1985)-Mark Richards:
    The first-season researcher and former "Starcade" host presides over this 25-minute compilation of two run-throughs. [SM]

    JEOPARDY! TRYOUTS (WEWS, 1995)
    A 5-minute report on the show's Cleveland-area auditions (fellow trader Ian McLinn's dad is among the prospective contestants!). [1052.7]

    JEOPARDY! ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS PROMO REEL (2005)
    A half-hour of interviews and promos for the finals of the tournament w/the biggest payoff in J! history. [SM/1038.12]

    JIMMY NEUTRON: WIN, LOSE AND KABOOM/YOU BET YOUR LIFE FORM (NICKELODEON, 2004)
    In this 65-minute TV movie, Retroville becomes ground zero for a meteor engraved with a mysterious alien message which teleports Jimmy and his friends into deep space, where they're forced to become contestants on an intergalactic reality game show that sees losing contestants' home planets destroyed! [OB]

    JOEL SIEGEL'S ALL-TIME GREATEST GAME SHOWS (WABC, 1999)
    The entertainment critic hosts this two-part piece (10 min. total) on the history of game shows, which includes some rare clips, plus interviews w/Dr. Joyce Brothers and Kitty Carlisle! [397.5, 397.7]

    JOHN RICCI'S GAME SHOW MUSIC VIDEO
    Set to the tune of "Easy Money" by Billy Joel, this fun video includes clips from "Bullseye," "Whew!" "The Joker's Wild," "Family Feud," "The Big Showdown," "Match Game," and "The $1M Chance of a Lifetime," to name just a few. [D8.1]

    KCBS 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (1988)
    Geraldo Rivera hosts a 5-minute segment on game shows, which includes a look at some new syndicated entries debuting that fall.

    KTVU 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (1988)
    Game shows previously aired by the station (including "You Bet Your Life" and the Ludden-era "Liar's Club!) are recalled in this 5-minute segment.

    KERRY KETCHUM ARREST (CNN, 1988): A 2-minute report on the fugitive "Super Password" contestant's arrest. [SM/1053.2]

    KING OF THE MOUNTAIN (FOX, 1990)-John Mulrooney & Judy Cole:
    Based on a Japanese series, this half-hour special pits 10 contestants against one another in a series of stunts for the chance at a dream vacation. [OC]

    KIT SALISBURY INTERVIEW (WPTV, 1984):
    Aired just after the start of his reign, the "Tic Tac Dough" champion talks briefly about his experience in this 1-minute clip.

    LAUNCH BOX (NICKELODEON):

  • A Q&A game called "Slime Time" (taped on the set of "Get the Picture") is played in this 7-minute clip from 1991 [711.5]
  • Robin Marrella hosts this 8-minute mock game of "Double Dare" from 1992. [711.4]
  • A 2-minute clip of a GS parody called "Flight Time" from 1994. [711.6]

    LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE (NICKELODEON, 2016)
    In this 77-minute TV movie based on the mid-90s kids' GS, three siblings tour the Hidden Temple theme park, but when they sneak into a restricted area believed to hide a secret entrance, it sets the course for a series of unexpected adventures! Kirk Fogg appears as the tour guide. [OC]

    LET'S MAKE A DEAL PHONE GAME INFOMERCIAL (1991)
    Monty Hall pitches the phone version of his classic game show in this half-hour ad, which includes some series clips (missing first few minutes). [OC/477.2]

    LINES AND FINES (1953)-Pat Tobin:
    A half-hour Admiral sales film, presented in the style of a panel game show that tests celebrities' knowledge of appliances; panel is Sid Melton, Mike Mazurki, George Tobias and Gretchen Wyler. [SM]

    THE LIST
    Jenna Lewis guest hosts this special hour-long episode from 2000 where she and fellow "Survivor" castaways Colleen Haskell, Joel Klug, Greg Buis, and Gervase Peterson answer questions about their experiences on the island and vote on the all-time best album out of their personal favorites (Jeff Probst appears at the end to tally the votes!). [RPT/557.10]

    LIVE FROM JEOPARDY! (WTNH, 2003)
    Matt Scott goes to the "J!" set in LA, where Alex Trebek makes a special announcement to local viewers, in this 2-minute piece from 2003. [878.7]

    THE MAKING OF A GAME SHOW: BEHIND THE SCENES OF CATCH 21 (GSN, 2008)
    A half-hour special that goes behind the scenes of GSN's latest original series. [OC]

    THE MAKING OF FEAR FACTOR IN LAS VEGAS (NBC, 2003)-Tony Potts:
    A half-hour look inside TV's most extreme stunt show on its first-ever location shoot in Sin City. [OC/807.7]

    THE MAKING OF SUPER SLOPPY DOUBLE DARE (WHYY, 1989)
    Two young contestants host this 45-minute special that goes inside the most popular kids' GS of the late 80s. [OB]

    THE MAKING OF THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE (GSN, 2012)
    A half-hour special that goes behind the scenes of the latest GSN original. [OC]

    THE MAKING OF YOU BET YOUR LIFE (SYNDICATED, 1992)-Renee Chenault:
    This half-hour special features a behind-the-scenes peek at the upcoming revival w/Bill Cosby, interviews w/cast and crew members, a look at how contestants are chosen, and more! [OB/543.17]

    MATCH GAME 2001-Matt Kaiser: The ATGSer's homemade version of the classic "fill-in-the-blank" game. [583.13]

    MATCH GAME PITCHFILM (1998)
    A 10-minute promo featuring info on host Michael Burger, clips of him in action, and lots of MG '7X snippets! [SM/327.1]

    MATT SCOTT'S MARRIAGE PROPOSAL (WLBT, 2001)
    A 3-minute news report on my good friend's "Weakest Link" on-air marriage proposal and the aftermath. [878.6]

    MAXIMUM ROCKET POWER GAMES (NICK, 2002)Andy MacDonald & Matt Moralejo:
    A half-hour outdoor competition comprised of such events as skateboarding, biking, and the like. [OC/699.9]

    MEGA MESS-A-MANIA: Three "episodes" of the live Nickelodeon stage show from 2011 [all SM]

    MEGABUCKS GIVEAWAY PROMO: A 10-second spot for the early 90s Michigan Lottery GS. [1053.1]

    THE MONEY CARDS MEGAMIX
    90 minutes of one of the best endgames ever from all 3 versions of "Card Sharks"; you'll see big wins, heartbreaking losses, and much more! [195.1]

    MOOLAH BEACH: THE REUNION (FOX FAMILY, 2001)-J.D. Roth:
    In this half-hour special, all 12 contestants discuss and answer audience questions about their experience. [RPT/718.8]

    THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS GAME SHOW MOMENTS (NBC, 2002)
    Join Bob Eubanks, Peter Marshall, Jim Lange, Wink Martindale, and Ben Stein as they introduce some of the most hilarious moments in GS history (many of which were suggested by ATGSers, including yours truly!) [OC/714.10, also RPT/779.8 w/original end credits]

    THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS GAME SHOW MOMENTS 2 (NBC, 2003)-Bob Eubanks:
    Another hilarious hour of memorable GS clips, but Bob runs the show solo this time. [OC/792.5]

    THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS GAME SHOW MOMENTS 3 (NBC, 2003)-Bob Eubanks: Same as above, literally. [OC/792.8]

    THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS GAME SHOW MOMENTS 4 (NBC, 2003)-Bob Eubanks & Chuck Woolery: You know the deal by now! [OC/818.1]

    THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS GAME SHOW MOMENTS 5 (NBC, 2003)-Bob Eubanks & Chuck Woolery: Need I say more? [OC/831.1]

    NBC 75TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (2002)
    The network's hit shows in the 50s (including some game shows!) are chronicled in this 5-minute segment. [1052.6]

    NAME THAT TUNE PARODY (1976)-Tom Kennedy:
    Tommy Oliver and Jerri Fiala compete in this 40-minute "not for air" spoof showing the classic musical GS like you've never seen it before! [SM]

    NATIONAL ENQUIRER UNCOVERED
    A 2-minute piece on "The Weakest Link" and the reactions of eliminated contestants from 2001.

    NATIONAL VOCABULARY CHAMPIONSHIP (GSN, 2007)-Dylan Lane:
    An hour-long special chronicling the quest of 50 student contestants as they make the road to the competition to try and win the grand prize of $40,000 in college funds. [RPT]

    THE NEW PRICE IS RIGHT PITCHFILM (1972)
    Mark Goodson and Dennis James pitch TNPiR to local stations; some "demo" pricing games are played, and a clip of Dennis guest-hosting "Let's Make a Deal" is shown! [SM/275.4]

    THE NEWLYWED GAME: A SILVER ANNIVERSARY OF LAUGHTER & LOVE (GSN, 1998)-Bob Eubanks:
    An hour-long clip fest w/lots of hilarious moments from the 70s and 80s versions of the show, plus reminiscences by Bob. [OB/366.2]

    THE NEWLYWED GAME: MORE SILVER ANNIVERSARY MEMORIES (GSN, 1998)-Bob Eubanks:
    Another hour's worth of clips from the classic relationship show. [OB/365.7]

    THE NEWLYWED GAME: THE LOST EPISODES (1996)-Bob Eubanks:
    Another cheaply-produced made-for-video clipfest w/the bits taken directly from Bob's personal collection.

    NICKELODEON ALL-STAR CHALLENGE (1994)-Mike O'Malley & Phil Moore:
    A three part hour-and-1/2 special in which guests Adam Wylie, Joanna Garcia, and Jeremy Jackson lead their teams as they compete in a variety of events taken from all of Nick's game shows. [all GAS/699.5-7]

    NICKELODEON GAMEFEST (1997)-Summer Sanders:
    A half-hour special in which teams representing different countries compete in athletic events. [GAS/699.8]

    NIGHTLINE: Brian Rooney goes behind the scenes of "Jeopardy!" and interviews Alex Trebek in this 6-minute piece from 2009.

    NOVA
    "Smartest Machine On Earth": In this 2011 episode, the creation of the IBM Watson and its preparation for use in the upcoming "Jeopardy!" IBM Challenge tournament is explored. [OB]

    NOVA NATIONAL SCIENCE TEST (PBS, 1984)-Art Fleming:
    Four celebrity panelists and members of the audience compete in a science-related Q&A game; panel is Jane Alexander, Jules Bergman, Marva Collins, and Edwin Newman. [OB]

    THE NOVA QUIZ (PBS, 1993)-Marc Summers:
    An hour-long special celebrating the venerable series' 20th anniversary in which 8 contestants compete at science-related Q&A for a chance at the grand prize of a scientific expedition. [OB/934.1]

    100 WINNERS: Fellow trader Brian Schwartz plays in this 3-minute clip from 2010.

    190 NORTH (local Chicago show)
    This 2002 episode, taped on the Navy Pier "Wheel of Fortune" set, features a behind-the-scenes look at WoF's visit to Chicago, an interview w/Vanna White, and a trek through Pat Sajak's old neighborhood in the city. [OC/727.1]

    PASSWORD '99-Matt Kaiser: The ATGSer's homemade version of the classic word association game. [463.13]

    PEOPLE ARE FUNNY: THE MOVIE (1946, 107 min.)
    While on vacation, a radio producer's girlfriend discovers a local show called "People are Funny", and sets out to have it pitched to a sponsor as a replacement for his recently-cancelled show...but when a rival producer schemes to pitch first, things get complicated! Includes appearances by Art Linkletter and the PAF cast.

    PHIL'S GAME SHOWS (Brooklyn-Queens public access show)-Art Kurtz & Phil Manners:

  • 4th of July Interviews: Shot at Art's annual holiday barbecue, Art, Phil and their guests (myself included!) share their thoughts on game shows. [SM]
  • "The Brooklyn Game" (2 episodes): Contestants test their knowledge of all things Brooklyn.
  • "The Magnificent Money Machine": A Q&A game that ends w/a visit to the Diamond Head-esque Money Machine, where a fortune in prizes can be won! [SM]
  • "Mingo-Mango": A Lingo clone. [SM]
  • "Pass it On": Two teams try to communicate the name of a person/place/thing down the line without repeating any key words in this Hot Streak clone.
  • "Snap Judgement" (4 episodes): A version of the classic G-T word communication game. [SM]
  • "Top of the Sphere" (3 episodes): A WWtBaM clone. [SM]
  • "Trivia Quest": Another Q&A game. [SM]

    PIONEERS OF TELEVISION: GAME SHOWS (PBS, 2008):
    The history of the genre is examined; includes reminiscences by Bob Barker, Merv Griffin (in his final TV appearance), Monty Hall, Betty White, and more! [OB]

    PLAY FOR A BILLION (WB, 2003)-Drew Carey:
    A 2-hour special taped at Universal Studios Florida; starts w/some side games for fabulous prizes, then the main competition in which 10 contestants are whittled down through a series of elimination rounds, w/the sole survivor winning $1,000,000 and the chance to turn that into $1,000,000,000! Holly Robinson Peete and Jamie Kennedy also appear. [OC/849.0]

    PLAY FOR A BILLION 2 (ABC, 2004)-Damon Wayans & Tom Bergeron:
    Another installment of the above, this one an hour and w/a performance by Destiny's Child. [OC/968.3]

    PLAY IT BACK (GSN, 2008, all hour)-Caroline Rhea:

  • "70s Game Shows": Consists mainly of "Match Game" clips, but also features some rarities! [OC/1058.5]
  • "80s Game Shows": Features some great moments from many well-known shows of the era. [OB]
  • "90s Game Shows": Focuses mostly on shows from 1999, following the genre's "WWtBaM"-inspired reboot. [OC]

    P.O.V.: WISE GUYS! (PBS, 1987):
    A half-hour documentary on the "Jeopardy!" 1986 Tournament of Champions, which features interviews w/the participants and their families, lots of great behind-the-scenes footage, and more! [OB/531.7]

    THE PRICE IS RIGHT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (CBS, 1996)-Bob Barker:
    An hour-long silver anniversary celebration of the classic game show; games are "Lucky Seven", "Plinko" (w/a $10,000 space!), and "One Away", lots of clips from the past 24 years are shown, and HUGE prizes are offered in the Showcase! [SM/59.3, also OC/D32.1]

    PRIMETIME LIVE:
    "Who Wants to Steal a Million?": This 2-hour episode from 2003 focuses on Maj. Charles Ingram and the UK "WWtBaM" cheating scandal; includes lengthy clips of Ingram's never-aired appearance, footage from the award-winning UK documentary "Major Fraud", interviews w/those involved, and a look back at infamous American GS scandals. [OC/818.5]

    PURE INSANITY! I (FOX, 1990)-David Alan Grier/Caroline Schlitt/Alan Hunter:
    An hour-long special in which two teams compete against each other in performing outrageous stunts for the chance at a grand prize of $15,000. [OC]

    THE $25,000 PYRAMID PROMO (1974)
    In this 3-minute pitchfilm, Bill Cullen promotes his new show by playing lots of win clips from the $10K version. [D10.6]

    QUEEN FOR A DAY: THE MOVIE (a.k.a. THREE AMERICAN STORIES; 1951, 107 min.)
    This documentary film tells the stories of two potential "Queen For a Day" contestants as well as a frequent audience member; features an appearance by Jack Bailey and lots of behind-the-scenes footage, plus one of the earliest film appearances of both Darren McGavin and Leonard Nimoy!

    QUIZ SHOW (1994, 133 min.)
    A historical film centering on the "Twenty-One" scandals of the 50s, in which big winner Herb Stempel is ousted in favor of clean-cut intellectual Charles Van Doren, only for it all to come crumbling down when the truth comes out!

    THE REAL MATCH GAME STORY: BEHIND THE BLANK (GSN, 2006)
    Narrated by Jamie Farr, this hour-long special goes inside one of the most popular celebrity games of the 70s. [OC]

    RIVAL CROCK-POT AD (1974): *Joe Garagiola* pitches the popular kitchen helper in this 30-second spot (B&W).

    THE ROAD TO SOLITARY (FOX REALITY, 2006): An hour-long behind the scenes peek at the upcoming reality game. [RPT]

    THE ROAD TO SOLITARY 2.0 (FOX REALITY, 2007): Same as above, only w/the show's 2nd season being previewed. [RPT]

    THE ROBAIR CLIPS TAPE
    This 6-hour tape contains clips of the following shows, direct from Robair Mackey's video library:

  • All-Star Blitz
  • (The New) Battlestars
  • Blockbusters (both versions)
  • Body Language
  • Break the Bank (Rayburn version)
  • Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak (Bruce's goodbye from the finale)
  • Bullseye (a 5th game/car win!)
  • Card Sharks (clips of a $12,000 Money Cards win and the Perry version's finale, some random Eubanks and Rafferty clips, plus a medley of car wins!)
  • Child's Play
  • Double Dare
  • Dream House
  • Face the Music (Tommy Oliver is a subject, Lisa sings "If I Were King of the Forest", and more!)
  • Family Feud
  • Fun House (a clip of the premiere)
  • The Gong Show (Paul Reubens' singing Indian chief, The Unknown Comic, Scarlett and Rhett, Gene-Gene the Dancing Machine, bloopers, and more!)
  • Hollywood Squares (Davidson)
  • Let's Make a Deal (Dean Goss trades places w/Monty, a clip from the last episode, and more!)
  • Liar's Club (Armstrong)
  • Nipsey Russell's Juvenile Jury
  • The Pop-n-Rocker Game
  • Press Your Luck
  • The Price is Right (Holly bloopers, wacky showcases, and more!)
  • $ale of the Century (including Lee Menning and Sally Julian!)
  • Scrabble (the short-lived "spelling" format, one of the all-time worst Sprint Round players, and more!)
  • Super Password
  • Tic Tac Dough (Caldwell)
  • Time Machine
  • Trivia Trap
  • Wheel of Fortune (some early Pat/Vanna clips, plus a few Pat/Susan clips!)
  • Your Number's Up
    ...plus miscellaneous bloopers, behind-the-scenes clips, and more! [264.0]

    $ALE OF THE CENTURY PITCHFILM (1982):
    The series' upcoming return to American television is promoted in this 9-minute piece, which includes clips from the Joe Garagiola version, as well as the British and Australian versions! [SM]

    A SALUTE TO DOUBLE DARE (NICKELODEON, 1990)-Marc Summers:
    In this half-hour special, Marc, Harvey, and Robin reminisce about DD history, as well as their careers prior to the show, and lots of clips (including some foreign versions of DD) are shown. [OB/267.1]

    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
    *Betty White* guest hosts this 2010 episode; highlights include "Scared Straight", "CSI: Sarasota", and "MacGruber". [OC]

    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: BEST OF GAME SHOW PARODIES (NBC, 1999):
    In this hour-long special, you'll see some of SNL's best GS-related spoofs; highlights include:

  • "The Bensonhurst Dating Game": From Bensonhurst, the dating capital of the world(?), it's the show where a bachelorette picks a date from one of 3 Brooklyn bachelors!
  • "Jackie Rogers Jr's $100,000 Jackpot Wad": Two celebrity/contestant teams compete in this word association game that's "like Pyramid, but different", and the winning team gets a chance to "spin for the wad"; guests are Sammy Davis Jr. and a cranky Captain Kangaroo.
  • "Dysfunctional Family Feud": Two less-than-happy families compete in this spoof, which uses the actual FF theme music/cues/sound effects and features Dana Carvery as Ray Combs!
  • "Jeopardy! 1999": Steve Martin hosts this scary "futuristic" version of the classic A&Q show.
    ...and lots more! [OC/310.3]

    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: BEST OF GAME SHOW PARODIES (NBC, 2000):
    Join hosts Regis Philbin (Darrell Hammond) and Alex Trebek (Will Ferrell) for this compilation of some of SNL's more recent GS spoofs, including:

  • "Celebrity Jeopardy!": Alex Trebek (Ferrell) plays host to a nasty Sean Connery (Hammond), a clueless French Stewart (Mike Myers), and a trying-too-hard-to-be-funny Burt Reynolds (Norm MacDonald).
  • "Old French Whore": A Q&A game which teams 3 high school honor students with 3 old French whores...one of whom isn't like the others! :-)
  • "Stand Up and Win": Bobby Wheat (Jerry Seinfeld) hosts this comedic Q&A show in which 3 stand-up comics (Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider) try to come up w/funny comments about various subjects.
  • "Who Wants to Eat?": Rajneesh Philbin (Hammond) is the host as starving contestants from around the world compete for food, from a bowl of rice up to a full meal.
    ...and more! [OC/436.3]

    SEGA STAR KIDS CHALLENGE (SYNDICATED, 1992)-Scott Baio/Rain Pryor/Brian Austin Green/Bob Golic:
    A 2-hour special in which four teams of teen celebrities compete in a variety of outdoor events to win money for their favorite charities. [OB]

    SHOWBIZ TONIGHT
    Karyn Bryant chats w/"Jeopardy!" Ultimate Tournament of Champions winner Brad Rutter and then challenges co-host A.J. Hammer to a brief mock game in this 4-minute piece from 2001.

    SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE (FOX, 2000)-Tom Bergeron:
    In this hour-long special, four people are isolated from outside contact for a week, and then quizzed on news events that happened during that week for the chance at a trip around the world! [OC/498.2]

    SINGLED OUT: THE DIRT ON THE DATES (1996)-Chris Hardwick & Jenny McCarthy:
    An hour-long special in which "Singled Out" couples are interviewed and followed on their dates to see just what happens.

    60 MINUTES

  • The annual NATPE convention is profiled in this 15-minute piece from 1984; highlights include Sandy Frank pitching "Name That Tune" and a clip of the "Puttin' On the Hits" pilot w/Shadoe Stevens hosting!
  • Merv Griffin is interviewed about his financial successes in this 15-minute piece from 1989.
  • Ed Bradley profiles "Jeopardy!" in this 10-minute piece from 2003 which includes clips, lots of behind-the-scenes footage, interviews w/cast and crew members, and Ed himself taking a shot at playing the game! [867.11]

    SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (2008, 120 min.)
    A young man is accused of cheating following his appearance on the Indian "WWtBaM", so he recounts his life story and how the events therein helped him on his quest for the big money.

    SOLITARY REUNION SPECIAL (FOX REALITY, 2006)-Todd Newton: An hour-long wrap show in which the contestants share their experiences. [RPT]

    SOLITARY 2.0 REUNION SPECIAL (FOX REALITY, 2007)-Todd Newton: Same as above, but w/the 2nd series contestants as participants. [RPT]

    STAR KIDS CHALLENGE (SYNDICATED, 1993)-Alfonso Ribeiro/Downtown Julie Brown/Randy "Macho Man" Savage/Joey Lawrence/Josie Bissett/Dawnn Lewis:
    Another 2-hour special w/four teen celebrity teams once again competing in a variety of outdoor events to win money for their favorite charities. [OC]

    STORM THE CASTLE (CBS, 1993)-Michael Burger & Nely Galan:
    Based on the popular Japanese GS "Takeshi's Castle", this hour-long special features families performing stunts for the chance to "storm the castle" and win a $15,000 grand prize. [OB/97.6]

    SURVIVOR AFRICA REUNION (CBS, 2002)-Bryant Gumbel: Same as "The Reunion", but w/the 3rd series castaways as participants. [OC/667.2]

    SURVIVOR ALL-STARS REUNION (CBS, 2004)-Jeff Probst:
    Another standard wrap-up, but this one w/several surprising twists, starting w/Boston Rob's "request" of Amber! [OC/919.2]

    SURVIVOR THE AMAZON REUNION (CBS, 2003)-Jeff Probst: Usual wrap-up, this time from the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC. [OC/815.2]

    SURVIVOR: AMERICA'S TRIBAL COUNCIL (CBS, 2004)-Jeff Probst:
    A second follow-up special to the "All-Stars" series, which includes a sneak peek at the upcoming "Survivor Vanuatu", plus the selection of a second $1,000,000 winner chosen by home viewers! [OC/923.8]

    SURVIVOR THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK REUNION (CBS, 2001)-Bryant Gumbel: Same story, but w/the 2nd series castaways. [OC/574.2]

    SURVIVOR: BACK FROM AFRICA (CBS, 2002)-Jeff Probst: Same as below, only w/the 16 African castaways profiled. [OC/670.8]

    SURVIVOR: BACK FROM THE OUTBACK (CBS, 2001)-Jeff Probst:
    This hour-long special details the 16 "Survivor: The Australian Outback" castaways as they return home to their normal lives, as well as the fame they encountered in doing so. [OC/579.2]

    SURVIVOR: CHINA REUNION (CBS, 2007)-Jeff Probst [OC]

    SURVIVOR: COUNTDOWN TO AFRICA (CBS, 2001)-Jeff Probst:
    An hour-long special which features a sneak peek at the upcoming series, plus reminiscences and strategy tips by former castaways. [OC/631.2]

    SURVIVOR GABON REUNION (CBS, 2008)-Jeff Probst: [OC]

    SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS REUNION (CBS, 2010)-Jeff Probst [OC]

    SURVIVOR MARQUESAS REUNION (CBS, 2002)-Rosie O'Donnell: Usual wrap-up, from the Wollman Rink at NYC's Central Park. [OC/712.2]

    SURVIVOR MICRONESIA REUNION (CBS, 2008)-Jeff Probst [OC]

    SURVIVOR NICARAGUA REUNION (CBS, 2010)-Jeff Probst [OC]

    SURVIVOR PALAU REUNION (CBS, 2005)-Jeff Probst [OC/1032.2]

    SURVIVOR PANAMA: EXILE ISLAND REUNION (CBS, 2006)-Jeff Probst [OC]

    SURVIVOR PEARL ISLANDS REUNION (CBS, 2003)-Jeff Probst [OC/868.2]

    SURVIVOR: THE PHENOMENON (SYNDICATED, 2001)-Gretchen Cordy/Gervase Peterson/Jenna Lewis:
    In this hour-long special, the castaways from the first series discuss the experience and their subsequent fame, and first glimpses of the upcoming "Survivor: The Australian Outback" are shown. [OC/549.5]

    SURVIVOR REDEMPTION ISLAND REUNION (CBS, 2011)-Jeff Probst [OC]

    SURVIVOR: THE REUNION (CBS, 2000)-Bryant Gumbel:
    In this hour-long live studio interview, all 16 castaways are reunited and answer questions about the experience. [OC/492.2]

    SURVIVOR SOUTH PACIFIC REUNION (CBS, 2011)-Jeff Probst [OC]

    SURVIVOR THAILAND REUNION (CBS, 2002)-Jeff Probst: You know the deal by now. :-) [OC/773.2]

    SURVIVOR TOCANTINS REUNION (CBS, 2009)-Jeff Probst [OC]

    SURVIVOR VANUATU REUNION (CBS, 2004)-Jeff Probst [OC/1002.2]

    TV'S BLOOPERS & PRACTICAL JOKES
    An 8-minute segment of hilarious moments from "$otC", "Scrabble", and "The Challengers".

    TV'S FUNNIEST GAME SHOW MOMENTS (ABC, 1984)-William Shatner:
    An hour of hilarious clips from the Goodson-Todman shows, plus reminiscences by guests Bob Barker, Richard Dawson, Bill Cullen, Gene Rayburn, Bert Convy, and Mark "The Man" Goodson himself! [OB/202.1]

    TV'S FUNNIEST GAME SHOW MOMENTS #2 (ABC, 1985)-William Shatner:
    Another equally funny hour of hilarious G-T show clips and reminiscences by guests Bob Barker, Garry Moore, Bert Convy, Steve Allen, and Bill Cullen. [OB/208.1]

    TV'S FUNNIEST GAME SHOWS (FOX, 2000)
    Richard Dawson narrates this hour-long special, which includes clips from "The Newlywed Game" (60s-80s), "Family Feud", "Hollywood Squares" (all 3 versions), and lots more (including some foreign shows!). [OC/445.1]

    TV'S FUNNIEST GAME SHOWS, PART 2 (FOX, 2002)-Richard Karn:
    Another hour of memorable GS clips, w/intros filmed on the set of "Family Feud". [OC/764.4]

    TV'S GREATEST GAME SHOWS (1995)
    A 90-minute program containing lots of extended clips from classic game shows of the 50s and 60s, including "To Tell the Truth", "You Bet Your Life", "Tic Tac Dough", "Masquerade Party", and "Truth or Consequences".

    TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT (1944, 70 min.)
    A man goes on the titular radio quiz as an expert in movies (leading to a medley of clips from real-life 20th Century Fox films) to try and win $1,000 to pay his wife's obstetrician; Phil Baker appears as himself.

    THE 9TH ANNUAL TELEVISION ACADEMY HALL OF FAME AWARDS (ABC, 1992)
    Dick Clark gets inducted in this 15-minute clip, loaded w/tributes from colleagues. [OB/814.10]

    THINK LIKE A CAT (GSN, 2008)-Chuck Woolery:
    A half-hour special in which cats and their owners compete at feline Q&A and various challenges for the chance at a $1,000,000 grand prize! [OC]

    THOSE WONDERFUL TV GAME SHOWS (NBC, 1983)-Carl Reiner:
    Guests Ralph Edwards, George Fenneman, Monty Hall, and Betty White join Reiner for this hour-long retrospective, which includes lots of clips (some rarities here!), a look at foreign game shows, a tribute to Allen Ludden, and more. [OC/201.8]

    TIME AND AGAIN: The history of game shows is recalled in this 2000 episode. [OB]

    TODAY 5 (WPTV, 1984): "Tic Tac Dough" champion Kit Salisbury is interviewed following his defeat in this 5-minute clip.

    25 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT GAME SHOWS (TVGC, 2006)
    An hour-long special that reveals a number of interesting facts about the genre. [OB/1052.8]

    2 ON THE TOWN
    "2 On the Games": A GS-themed episode from 1986, featuring lots of behind-the-scenes clips, plus interviews w/hosts and producers! (end credits missing) [OB]

    ULTIMATE FAN SEARCH
    A 10-minute clip of the Oklahoma City regional competition w/ATGS's Jon Hobden as a contestant! [553.4]

    VICTORY PARTY LIVE (GSN, 2003)-Kennedy:
    In this half-hour special that followed WWtBGoCA, Arnold Schwarzenegger is announced as the winner of the California gubernatorial primaries, and the WWtBGoCA winner is presented w/the grand prize check. [RPT/854.9]

    WWE RAW
    *Bob Barker* guest-hosts this 2009 episode (which includes a fake Contestant’s Row and One-Bid round!). [OC]

    WANNA BET? (CBS, 1993)-Mark McEwen & Gordon Elliott:
    An hour-long special in which a panel of 4 celebrities try to predict whether or not a challenging feat can be accomplished by a contestant; guests are Marsha Warfield, Martin Mull, Victoria Jackson, and Evander Holyfield. [OB/355.1]

    WHAT'S MY LINE? AT 25 (ABC, 1975)-Mark Goodson/Arlene Francis/John Daly:
    A 90-minute special jam-packed with reminisences and clips of memorable moments from the past quarter-century. [SC/622.5]

    WHEEL IN NEW ORLEANS (KTVT, 2005)
    The #1 syndicated game show's visit to the Big Easy is the focus of this 2-minute piece from 2005.

    WHEEL OF FORTUNE ON TOUR (TRAVEL, 2004)
    An hour-long special that goes inside WoF's recent visit to Phoenix; features lots of behind-the-scenes footage, plus interviews w/cast, crew and fans, a contestant "cattle call", and more! [OC/963.1]

    WHEW! (2003): Matt Kaiser's homemade version of the short-lived but classic game of "charging" and "blocking". [788.1]

    WHO WANTS TO BE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA? THE DEBATING GAME (GSN, 2003)-Kennedy:
    An hour-long special that's part political debate and part GS, w/CA Gubernatorial candidates Gary Coleman, Nate Walton, Carl A. Mehr, Bryan Quinn, Trek Thunder Kelly, and Mary Carey competing for $20,000+ in campaign funds. [RPT/854.8]

    WOMEN OF SURVIVOR (E!, 2001):
    An hour-long profile of castaways Tina Wesson, Elisabeth Filarski, Jerri Manthey, Susan Hawk, Kelly Wigglesworth, and Jenna Lewis, as well as their experiences both on and off the island. [OC/645.6]

    THE WOMEN WHO CHANGED GAME SHOWS (GSN, 2007)-Vicki Lawrence:
    This hour-long special showcases the hostesses and female celebrities who set the genre on its ear. [OC]

    WORD SLAM (GSN, 2005): An hour-long documentary chronicling the nationwide search for a true vocabulary master. [OC]

    WORLD'S WACKIEST GAME SHOWS-Todd Newton: All 4 episodes of the series from 2010 [all OC]

    YOU BET YOUR LIFE STAG REELS-George Fenneman:
    A series of 10-min. outtake compilations from different seasons; the following are available [all SM]:

  • 1950-52
  • 1953-55
  • 1955-56
  • 1957-58
  • 1958-59
  • 1959-60

    ZOOVENTURE LIVE (1999)-Melissa ?:
    A half-hour peek at this "traveling roadshow" version of the Animal Planet kids' game show, taped at the SmithHaven Mall in Lake Grove, NY; includes interviews w/emcee J.D. Roth, an Animal Planet staffer, and one of the "contestants", plus highlights from the show (including one game that Melissa plays...and gets slimed!). Also, keep your eyes peeled during the end credits (hint, hint!). [OC/316.12]

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