History Series / IveGotASecret

24th Sep '16 9:53:03 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** Originally, celebrity secrets were actual things about them or that had happened to them (i.e., Boris Karloff's "I'm afraid of mice"). This became both boring and limiting, and the gag/stunt secrets quickly evolved.[[note]]Allan Sherman later admitted that those secrets, including Karloff's, were made up by the staff, with the celebrities playing along. Their elimination was a good thing, considering the quiz scandals that would erupt in a few years.[[/note]]

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** Originally, celebrity secrets were actual things about them or that had happened to them (i.e., Boris Karloff's "I'm afraid of mice"). This became both boring and limiting, and the gag/stunt secrets quickly evolved. [[note]]Allan Sherman later admitted that those secrets, including Karloff's, were made up by the staff, with the celebrities playing along. Their elimination was a good thing, considering the quiz scandals that would erupt in a few years.[[/note]]
24th Sep '16 9:52:49 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** Originally, celebrity secrets were actual things about them or that had happened to them (i.e., Boris Karloff's "I'm afraid of mice"). This became both boring and limiting, and the gag/stunt secrets quickly evolved.

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** Originally, celebrity secrets were actual things about them or that had happened to them (i.e., Boris Karloff's "I'm afraid of mice"). This became both boring and limiting, and the gag/stunt secrets quickly evolved.[[note]]Allan Sherman later admitted that those secrets, including Karloff's, were made up by the staff, with the celebrities playing along. Their elimination was a good thing, considering the quiz scandals that would erupt in a few years.[[/note]]



* WilliamTelling: On one [[BroadcastLive live]] episode, [[TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]]'s secret was that he would shoot an apple atop host Garry Moore's head. He did it too...with Moore safely behind a sheet of pexiglass.

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* WilliamTelling: On one [[BroadcastLive live]] episode, [[TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]]'s secret was that he would shoot an apple atop host Garry Moore's head. He did it too... with Moore safely behind a sheet of pexiglass.
3rd Jul '16 8:41:21 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* RealSongThemeTune: The 1952-1961 theme was "Plink, Plank, Plunk" by Leroy Anderson. It was succeeded in 1961-1962 by an upbeat arrangement of the "Theme from ''A Summer Place''" before being replaced by an original tune from musical director Norman Paris for the rest of the original run. Steve Allen's theme song, "This Could Be the Start of Something", was used as the theme for the 1972-1973 syndicated revival.
21st Jun '16 7:41:00 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** John Daly, the host of ''Series/WhatsMyLine'', made a couple of appearances where he had the panelists guess historical events from newspaper quotes and headlines.
6th Jun '16 4:33:18 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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*** Several guests hosts would fill in on occasion during the original run. The most frequent one was Henry Morgan with at least 15 known appearances as host[[labelnote:]](he was also the only one to ever replace Steve Allen on the original run)[[/labelnote]]; other guest hosts included fellow panelists Bill Cullen and Betsy Palmer, as well as Steve Allen[[labelnote:]](in 1952, before he became permanent host)[[/labelnote]], Ralph Bellamy, Don [=McNeil=], Hal March and Arthur Godfrey.



* ADayInTheLimelight: Panel regulars Bill Cullen, Henry Morgan, and Betsy Palmer each got a chance to guest host during Garry Moore's frequent boating vacations.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Panel regulars Bill Cullen, Henry Morgan, and Betsy Palmer each got a chance to guest host during Garry Moore's frequent boating vacations. While Bill and Betsy only got to host once and twice respectively, Henry ended up being the most frequent substitute host and, from late 1961 until the end of the original run, was the only one in that position.
5th Jun '16 7:45:59 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The June 19, 1952 premiere featured a courtroom set with a witness stand where the contestant would sit and be questioned by the panelists who would walk up to them. Goodson-Todman did so in an attempt to differentiate the show from ''Series/WhatsMyLine'', but it ended up being a disaster; one of their two sponsors backed out, which meant the show could only air every other week for the rest of its first season. The courtroom set was scrapped and replaced with a carbon copy of the WML set for the very next broadcast.



** The time limit also became very loose during this period. They were notorious for buzzing the panelist just as they got the right answer.

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** The There also used to be a strict 15 seconds time limit also for questioning, which was done away with at the same time as the "twice-around" system. The loose time limit was supposedly to allow the producers to lengthen or shorten the rounds in order to keep the show running on time, but they eventually became very loose during this period. They were notorious for buzzing the panelist just as they got the right answer.
5th Jun '16 7:23:46 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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The "regular" panelists on the CBS run were Bill Cullen, Henry Morgan, Jayne Meadows, Faye Emerson, Betsy Palmer and Bess Myerson. Meadows and Emerson, who debuted in 1952 and 1953 respectively, were replaced by Palmer and Myerson in 1958; Cullen and Morgan debuted in 1952 and stayed until the end of the run. Guest panelists would fill in on occasion for the regulars.
17th Apr '16 3:33:58 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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The original show aired from 1952-67 on Creator/CBS. One-season revivals aired from 1972-73 and in 1976. Another revival aired from 2000 to 2003 on the Oxygen cable network, hosted by [[Radio/TheStephanieMillerShow Stephanie Miller]], and yet another version aired on Creator/{{GSN}} in 2006.

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The original show aired from 1952-67 on Creator/CBS.Creator/{{CBS}}. One-season revivals aired from 1972-73 and in 1976. Another revival aired from 2000 to 2003 on the Oxygen cable network, hosted by [[Radio/TheStephanieMillerShow Stephanie Miller]], and yet another version aired on Creator/{{GSN}} in 2006.
17th Apr '16 3:33:45 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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The original show lasted from 1952-67. One-season revivals aired from 1972-73 and in 1976. Another revival aired from 2000 to 2003 on the Oxygen cable network, hosted by [[Radio/TheStephanieMillerShow Stephanie Miller]], and yet another version aired on Creator/{{GSN}} in 2006.

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The original show lasted aired from 1952-67.1952-67 on Creator/CBS. One-season revivals aired from 1972-73 and in 1976. Another revival aired from 2000 to 2003 on the Oxygen cable network, hosted by [[Radio/TheStephanieMillerShow Stephanie Miller]], and yet another version aired on Creator/{{GSN}} in 2006.



** TheAnnouncer: Johnny Olson handled these duties on the syndicated and 1976 versions.

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** TheAnnouncer: John Cannon was the announcer of the original CBS run. Johnny Olson handled these duties on the syndicated and 1976 versions.
24th Feb '16 6:19:14 PM Ezclee4050
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* RedOniBlueOni: The classic panel had a pair of these per gender: Bill Cullen and Betsy Palmer were red, Henry Morgan and Bess Myerson were Blue.

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* RedOniBlueOni: The classic panel had a pair of these per gender: Bill Cullen and Betsy Palmer were red, Red, Henry Morgan and Bess Myerson were Blue.
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