Password is a timeless classic which came off as dated in 1974. What's a show to do? Raise the stakes, upgrade the set, and for a brief while in 1974 and 1975, turn it into a celebrity tournament. These changes didn't help, as the show was off the air by mid-1975.
Go was in the death slot of Noon and had a very short life, despite being a exciting, action packed game. All 3 of us look at how the game was played with the assistance of Funko Pop dolls. (You wish this episode was a video podcast.) Also bad impersonations of Johnny Olson.
In May, our first live show was on the Dark Side of the Ring installment about Herb Abrams. On this episode, we go a bit deeper into this feeble attempt to topple the WWF (now WWE) empire.
Mel Brooks is a legend, both for his work in film and on television. He had something in Fall 1975 with When Things Were Rotten, but it had rotten luck and a rotten time slot versus two powerhouse shows plus it might have been a little ahead of its time.
This week 40 years ago saw the temporary ends of three game shows, each of which would return to TV by 1987. That week also saw the birth of a legend, though he made his mark in late night. We look at the three NBC game show finales of June 20, 1980 and their replacement, The David Letterman Show in this timely installment of the podcast.
Everybody loves the action and fun on Supermarket Sweep. The show we know and love was quite different in its first season, a bare bones version with some odd additions that didn't last long. Come for the caviar, stay for Mr. Yuk.