History Series / TheHollywoodSquares

21st May '17 10:18:49 AM nombretomado
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A hip-hop–themed revival, ''Hip-Hop Squares'', premiered on Creator/{{MTV}}2 on May 22, 2012. [[http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1682103/hip-hop-squares-show-mtv2.jhtml Yes, you read that right.]] While serviceable, the show didn't live to see 2013, but Creator/{{VH1}} [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/vh1-ice-cube-team-hip-915108 announced]] plans to revive the series in 2016, with Creator/IceCube on board to produce. The revival premiered on March 13, 2017.

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A hip-hop–themed revival, ''Hip-Hop Squares'', premiered on Creator/{{MTV}}2 on May 22, 2012. [[http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1682103/hip-hop-squares-show-mtv2.jhtml Yes, you read that right.]] While serviceable, the show didn't live to see 2013, but Creator/{{VH1}} Creator/VH1 [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/vh1-ice-cube-team-hip-915108 announced]] plans to revive the series in 2016, with Creator/IceCube on board to produce. The revival premiered on March 13, 2017.



* MythologyGag: For VH1's ''Hip-Hop Squares'', the celebrities aren't enclosed in boxes, but rather have the Xs and Os displayed on their backdrops, rear-projection style- a lot like how it worked on ''The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour''. The contestant areas, meanwhile, has patterns of Xs and Os behind the contestants that resemble the ones of the Davidson version.

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* MythologyGag: For VH1's [=VH1=]'s ''Hip-Hop Squares'', the celebrities aren't enclosed in boxes, but rather have the Xs and Os displayed on their backdrops, rear-projection style- a lot like how it worked on ''The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour''. The contestant areas, meanwhile, has patterns of Xs and Os behind the contestants that resemble the ones of the Davidson version.
17th Apr '17 1:55:35 PM Briguy52748
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* TVNeverLies: Averted when the naive young contestant, a pretty girl (as it turned out) who was counting on ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' host Art Fleming -- who had gained a reputation as a storehouse of trivia -- to have the correct answer to a Secret Square question about tennis ("In 1938, who won the Wimbledon women's tennis championship?" to which Fleming said the answer was Helen Wills Moody, one of the three choices given). "Art Fleming would never lie. I agree!" As it turned out ... Art Fleming was right(!), and the pretty young contestant with the puppy-dog eyes won an $11,000 prize package (a then-record). Fleming admitted in several latter-day interviews that he was merely guessing and didn't know a thing about tennis.
13th Apr '17 7:15:24 PM Green_lantern40
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* HotterAndSexier: Bergeron's version was far more overt in its sexual overtones than previous versions.

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* HotterAndSexier: HotterAndSexier:
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Bergeron's version was far more overt in its sexual overtones than previous versions.versions.
** Both versions of ''Hip Hop Squares'' also fall under this (a given with the hip hop theme), but the [=VH1=] revival is loads more sexually tinged than the original [=MTV2=] version.
16th Mar '17 1:41:41 PM themisterfree
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* MythologyGag: From the preview clips of VH1's ''Hip-Hop Squares'', it appears that the celebrities aren't enclosed in boxes, but rather have the Xs and Os displayed on their backdrops, rear-projection style- a lot like how it worked on ''The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour''. The contestant ares, meanwhile, has patterns of Xs and Os behind the contestants that resemble the ones of the Davidson version.

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* MythologyGag: From the preview clips of For VH1's ''Hip-Hop Squares'', it appears that the celebrities aren't enclosed in boxes, but rather have the Xs and Os displayed on their backdrops, rear-projection style- a lot like how it worked on ''The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour''. The contestant ares, areas, meanwhile, has patterns of Xs and Os behind the contestants that resemble the ones of the Davidson version.
13th Mar '17 10:35:27 PM Green_lantern40
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A hip-hop–themed revival, ''Hip-Hop Squares'', premiered on Creator/{{MTV}}2 on May 22, 2012. [[http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1682103/hip-hop-squares-show-mtv2.jhtml Yes, you read that right.]] While serviceable, the show didn't live to see 2013, but Creator/{{VH1}} [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/vh1-ice-cube-team-hip-915108 recently announced]] plans to revive the series for Fall 2016, with Creator/IceCube on board to produce- though this has since been pushed back to March 2017.

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A hip-hop–themed revival, ''Hip-Hop Squares'', premiered on Creator/{{MTV}}2 on May 22, 2012. [[http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1682103/hip-hop-squares-show-mtv2.jhtml Yes, you read that right.]] While serviceable, the show didn't live to see 2013, but Creator/{{VH1}} [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/vh1-ice-cube-team-hip-915108 recently announced]] plans to revive the series for Fall in 2016, with Creator/IceCube on board to produce- though this has since been pushed back to produce. The revival premiered on March 13, 2017.



** ''Hip Hop Squares'' had one that was vaguely similar to how ''Series/BreakTheBank1976'' ([[Creator/JackBarry Barry & Enright's]] attempt to copy this show) played its game: the contestant pick from any of the three rows on the board. Each celebrity on that row answers a question; one celebrity is right and two are wrong. The contestant picked which celebrity they thought was right; if the pick was correct, they won $2,500.
* BonusSpace: The Secret Square. Renamed the "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar G-Spot]]" for ''Hip Hop Squares''.

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** Both iterations of ''Hip Hop Squares'' have had one that one, with both formats being reminiscent of other game shows:
### The [=MTV2=] version's bonus format
was vaguely similar to how ''Series/BreakTheBank1976'' ([[Creator/JackBarry Barry & Enright's]] attempt to copy this show) played its game: the game. The contestant pick picked from any of the three rows on the board. Each celebrity on that row answers a question; one celebrity is right and two are wrong. The contestant picked which celebrity they thought was right; if the pick was correct, they won $2,500.
### The [=VH1=] revival's bonus format borrows elements from ''Series/PressYourLuck''. A light bounces from square to square, and the winning "celebrity fan" must press a button to make it stop; whichever square it stops on then is marked with the player's symbol (X or O, obviously). If the player can make a tic-tac-toe connection in five spins or less, whatever money they won in the front game is doubled.
* BonusSpace: The Secret Square. Renamed the "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar G-Spot]]" for the original version of ''Hip Hop Squares''.Squares'' (the revival does away with this mechanic).



** TheAnnouncer: Kenny Williams handled the entirety of the Marshall era. Shadoe Stevens (best known as Creator/CaseyKasem's replacement on ''Radio/AmericanTop40'') did both the Davidson version — on which he often pulled double duty as a panelist — and the first four seasons of the Bergeron version. After Shadoe left the latter, Jeffrey Tambor (''Series/TheLarrySandersShow''; he had already been a semi-regular during the Whoopi & Friends era) announced Season 5, and John Moschitta (aka the Micro Machines man and [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Blurr]]) announced Season 6. Fill-ins included Shadoe's brother Richard and Creator/HowardStern (!) on the Davidson version, while Henry Winkler (also executive producer at the time) sometimes filled in for Tambor. "[[TotallyRadical DJ Ms. Nix]]" (real name: Nicole Lyn Hill) was the announcer on ''Hip Hop Squares''.
** GameShowHost: Bert Parks hosted the 1965 pilot. Peter Marshall hosted the series proper from 1966 to 1981, followed by John Davidson from 1986 to 1989, and Tom Bergeron from 1998 to 2004. Peter Rosenberg hosted the original [=MTV2=] version of ''Hip Hop Squares'', and [=DeRay=] Davis will host the [=VH1=] revival.

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** TheAnnouncer: Kenny Williams handled the entirety of the Marshall era. Shadoe Stevens (best known as Creator/CaseyKasem's replacement on ''Radio/AmericanTop40'') did both the Davidson version — on which he often pulled double duty as a panelist — and the first four seasons of the Bergeron version. After Shadoe left the latter, Jeffrey Tambor (''Series/TheLarrySandersShow''; he had already been a semi-regular during the Whoopi & Friends era) announced Season 5, and John Moschitta (aka the Micro Machines man and [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Blurr]]) announced Season 6. Fill-ins included Shadoe's brother Richard and Creator/HowardStern (!) on the Davidson version, while Henry Winkler (also executive producer at the time) sometimes filled in for Tambor. "[[TotallyRadical DJ Ms. Nix]]" (real name: Nicole Lyn Hill) was the announcer on the original version of ''Hip Hop Squares''.
Squares''; Creator/IceCube is the announcer on the current revival.
** GameShowHost: Bert Parks hosted the 1965 pilot. Peter Marshall hosted the series proper from 1966 to 1981, followed by John Davidson from 1986 to 1989, and Tom Bergeron from 1998 to 2004. Peter Rosenberg hosted the original [=MTV2=] version of ''Hip Hop Squares'', and [=DeRay=] Davis will host hosts the [=VH1=] revival.



*** ''Hip Hop Squares'' also utilized the rotation.

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*** Both versions of ''Hip Hop Squares'' have also utilized the rotation.rotation. Similar to Whoopi Goldberg above, the revival's producer, Ice Cube, has served as a center square, though unlike Goldberg, he isn't a permanent fixture.
10th Mar '17 2:10:13 PM Gimere
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* MilestoneCelebration: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNVrFNk2BgA The Bergeron version's 500th episode]] featured a sparkler-filled cake wheeled out at the end of the show, with confetti going off and the day's winning contestant allowed a slice.
7th Mar '17 6:41:37 AM themisterfree
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A hip-hop–themed revival, ''Hip-Hop Squares'', premiered on Creator/{{MTV}}2 on May 22, 2012. [[http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1682103/hip-hop-squares-show-mtv2.jhtml Yes, you read that right.]] While serviceable, the show didn't live to see 2013, but Creator/{{VH1}} [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/vh1-ice-cube-team-hip-915108 recently announced]] plans to revive the series for Fall 2016, with Creator/IceCube on board to produce.

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A hip-hop–themed revival, ''Hip-Hop Squares'', premiered on Creator/{{MTV}}2 on May 22, 2012. [[http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1682103/hip-hop-squares-show-mtv2.jhtml Yes, you read that right.]] While serviceable, the show didn't live to see 2013, but Creator/{{VH1}} [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/vh1-ice-cube-team-hip-915108 recently announced]] plans to revive the series for Fall 2016, with Creator/IceCube on board to produce.
produce- though this has since been pushed back to March 2017.



* TransatlanticEquivalent: Multiple ones, but he best-known one would be Britain's ''Celebrity Squares'', on Creator/{{ITV}}. Running first from 1975 to 1979 with British legend Creator/BobMonkhouse at the helm, it was closely modeled after Marshall's version- it even had most of the tapes wiped. When the show returned from 1993 to 1997 (again with Monkhouse), it was now heavily influenced by the Davidson era, complete with the five cars in-studio, though there wasn't a key-related endgame to earn one. An unsold pilot was pitched to Creator/Channel5 in the early 2000s (with Joan Rivers (!) as center square), but wasn't picked up. The show returned again in 2014, now with [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Warwick]] [[Franchise/HarryPotter Davis]] as the ringleader; this version took its' own sense of style and direction, and also stretched out the show to run for an hour. This version had dismal ratings and was canned in 2015.

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* TransatlanticEquivalent: Multiple ones, but he best-known one would be Britain's ''Celebrity Squares'', on Creator/{{ITV}}. Running first from 1975 to 1979 with British legend Creator/BobMonkhouse at the helm, it was closely modeled after Marshall's version- it even had most of the tapes wiped. When the show returned from 1993 to 1997 (again with Monkhouse), it was now heavily influenced by the Davidson era, complete with the five cars in-studio, though there wasn't a key-related endgame to earn one. An unsold pilot was pitched to Creator/Channel5 in the early 2000s (with Joan Rivers (!) as center square), but wasn't picked up. The show returned again in 2014, now with [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Warwick]] [[Franchise/HarryPotter Davis]] as the ringleader; this version took its' own sense of style and direction, and also stretched out the show to run for an hour.hour (at least for the first series). This version had dismal ratings and was canned in 2015.


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* MythologyGag: From the preview clips of VH1's ''Hip-Hop Squares'', it appears that the celebrities aren't enclosed in boxes, but rather have the Xs and Os displayed on their backdrops, rear-projection style- a lot like how it worked on ''The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour''. The contestant ares, meanwhile, has patterns of Xs and Os behind the contestants that resemble the ones of the Davidson version.
28th Jan '17 10:53:04 AM themisterfree
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* MilestoneCelebration: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNVrFNk2BgA The Bergeron version's 500th episode]] featured a sparkler-filled cake wheeled out at the end of the show, with confetti going off and the day's winning contestant allowed a slice.
4th Jan '17 1:36:57 AM goldenroad
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** The final season of the Davidson version used a similar bonus round, but all nine celebrities had a key instead, and the contestant would pick the celebrity rather than the key. No cars would be eliminated, champions would remain until winning a car or defeated.

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** *** The final season of the Davidson version used a similar bonus round, but all nine celebrities had a key instead, and the contestant would pick the celebrity rather than the key. No cars would be eliminated, champions would remain until winning a car or defeated.



* GameShowWinningsCap: In all versions, champions could stay on for as much as five days (with the above exceptions). In the Marshall run, this awarded a bonus prize. At first a car, then a cruise/two cars/$5000, then two cars and a cruise, then two cars and $10,000, then a car/trip for four/$10,000.



** TheAnnouncer: Kenny Williams handled the entirety of the Marshall era. Shadoe Stevens (best known as Creator/CaseyKasem's replacement on ''Radio/AmericanTop40'') did both the Davidson version — on which he often pulled double duty as a panelist — and the first four seasons of the Bergeron version. After Shadoe left the latter, Jeffrey Tambor (''Series/TheLarrySandersShow''; he had already been a semi-regular during the Whoopi & Friends era) announced Season 5, and John Moschitta (aka the Micro Machines man and [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Blurr]]) announced Season 6. Fill-ins included Shadoe's brother Richard and Creator/HowardStern (!) on the Davidson version, while Henry Winkler (also executive producer at the time) sometimes filled in for Tambor. "[[TotallyRadical DJ Ms. Nix]]" (real name: Nicole Lyn Hill) is the announcer on ''Hip Hop Squares''.

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** TheAnnouncer: Kenny Williams handled the entirety of the Marshall era. Shadoe Stevens (best known as Creator/CaseyKasem's replacement on ''Radio/AmericanTop40'') did both the Davidson version — on which he often pulled double duty as a panelist — and the first four seasons of the Bergeron version. After Shadoe left the latter, Jeffrey Tambor (''Series/TheLarrySandersShow''; he had already been a semi-regular during the Whoopi & Friends era) announced Season 5, and John Moschitta (aka the Micro Machines man and [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Blurr]]) announced Season 6. Fill-ins included Shadoe's brother Richard and Creator/HowardStern (!) on the Davidson version, while Henry Winkler (also executive producer at the time) sometimes filled in for Tambor. "[[TotallyRadical DJ Ms. Nix]]" (real name: Nicole Lyn Hill) is was the announcer on ''Hip Hop Squares''.



** The NBC version began at about $1,000 (in 1966); the base amount increased to approximately $1,500 and then $2,000 by the late 1960s and early 1970s, and increased by $1,000-2,000 until claimed. During the late 1960s, the top jackpot was just over $11,000 [[note]](Art Fleming was that episode's Secret Square, and a naive contestant who believed that the ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' host could not be wrong about anything correctly agreed with an answer he admitted he had no clue to)[[/note]]; during this era, a five-time champion, upon winning his fifth match, won the Secret Square if it had not yet been won as part of his winnings [[note]](also a car and additional cash)[[/note]]. By the mid-1970s, new Secret Squares generally started in the $3,000 range, and the show's final couple of years (1978-1980) started at around $3,500 to $4,500, with the value increasing by as much as $6,000 for each show it wasn't won; it was common for Secret Square jackpots to reach $20,000, and at least one reached $35,000 before being won; unwon Secret Square jackpots, by this time, were no longer part of an undefeated champion's guaranteed take.

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** The NBC version began at about $1,000 (in 1966); the base amount increased to approximately $1,500 and then $2,000 by the late 1960s and early 1970s, and increased by $1,000-2,000 until claimed. During the late 1960s, the top jackpot was just over $11,000 [[note]](Art Fleming was that episode's Secret Square, and a naive contestant who believed that the ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' host could not be wrong about anything correctly agreed with an answer he admitted he had no clue to)[[/note]]; during this era, a five-time champion, upon winning his fifth match, automatically won the Secret Square if it had not yet been won as part of his winnings [[note]](also a car and additional cash)[[/note]].won, in addition to the regular bonus prize. By the mid-1970s, new Secret Squares generally started in the $3,000 range, and the show's final couple of years (1978-1980) started at around $3,500 to $4,500, with the value increasing by as much as $6,000 for each show it wasn't won; it was common for Secret Square jackpots to reach $20,000, and at least one reached $35,000 before being won; unwon Secret Square jackpots, by this time, were no longer part of an undefeated champion's guaranteed take.



** Should be noted that the UK version predated the US version with having a bonus round. The player had to get nine answers to a question. The 70's version had a top prize of a score augmentation to £1000 though with a risk of losing the front game money; they had a second option of an additional £100. The 90's run had a random choice of five cars for a win, while the Davis run awarded £1000 per right answer with all nine winning £20,000 (£25,000 in that version's second series).



** The Bergeron version originally had the front-game payouts the same as they were for the Davidson version for the first four months[[note]]$500 for the first two games, $1000 for the third, and $2000 for anything beyond that, plus $250 for each captured square when time was called[[/note]]; they were doubled after that[[note]]at rates of $1000, $2000, $4000 and $500[[/note]]. In addition, the Secret Square Stash didn't come until the next season (they'd simply move it to another star); some sound effects were different, and the endgame was a bit different (see above).

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** The Bergeron version originally had the front-game payouts the same as they were for similar to the Davidson version for the first four months[[note]]$500 for the first two games, $1000 for the third, and $2000 for anything beyond that, plus $250 for each captured square when time was called[[/note]]; called; they were doubled after that[[note]]at rates of $1000, $2000, $4000 and $500[[/note]].that[[/note]]. In addition, the Secret Square Stash didn't come until the next season (they'd simply move it to another star); some sound effects were different, and the endgame was a bit different (see above).
19th Dec '16 7:11:06 AM Gimere
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* LoopingLines: On the June 20, 1980 NBC Daytime finale, Wayland Flowers' puppet Madame took a jab at Fred Silverman, by saying "You can fuck some of the people some of the time, and you can fuck all of the people some of the time, but you can't fuck all of the people all of the time!". NBC decided to go back and redub that line, by replacing each use of the word "fuck" with "fool".[[note]]Of course, NBC could have just bleeped it.[[/note]] Whether that was actually Wayland dubbing himself or not is unknown. This is further evident that Madame was actually saying something else, based on the audience reaction.
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