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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Even ''exploiting sob stories for ratings'' can actually manage to get worse.
** Metromedia's 1969-70 revival apparently went UpToEleven and used '''actresses''' chosen before each taping to "win" a bunch of prizes. [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Metromedia is now]] {{FOX}}.
** Averted by the Lifetime [[http://www.gameshownewsnet.com/prime/queen/ one-off]], which rewarded people who were recommended by their loved ones because they gave back to their communities. The most honest and good-hearted of the three versions only got one episode; think about that.
* WeirdAlEffect: Many younger fans of GeorgeCarlin may not know that his "Queenie For a Day" skit was based on this show. It was part of a fake TV lineup that also included a parody of the far more well-known ''TruthOrConsequences''...and the two fake game shows are connected by a BrickJoke.
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