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Creator: Mark Goodson
Mark Goodson, along with Bill Todman, produced some of the most iconic and long-lasting Game Shows in television history. After Todman's death on July 29, 1979, the "Goodson-Todman" moniker continued until about March 1984. Child's Play was the first game show to use the "Mark Goodson Productions" logo in 1982.

After Goodson's death in December 1992, the company was sold to All-American Television. In 1998, All-American was bought out by Pearson Television, which in turn was bought out in 2002 by Fremantle Media. The "Mark Goodson Productions" logo remained in use during this time, but was eventually removed on August 15, 2007 when Drew Carey became host of The Price Is Right.note  It was last seen on the October 12, 2007 repeat of Bob Barker's last show.

Also played the drums. And disco-danced in a custom-tailored Giorgio suit. No, seriously.

Shows originally produced by Goodson-Todman include:

  • Winner Take All (1946-52; the duo's first game show) and its unsold revival, Play For Keeps! (1956)
  • Stop the Music (1948-52, 1954-56; produced in association with Louis Cowan Productions)
  • Hit the Jackpot (1948-49, 1950; originally known as Catch Me If You Can, although we're not sure if Goodson-Todman was involved there)
  • Time's a-Wastin' (1948)
  • Beat the Clock (1949; quiz show unrelated to the later stunt series)
  • What's My Line? (1950-67, 1968-75)
  • The Web (1950-54, 1957; dramatic anthology series)
  • Beat the Clock (1950-61, 1969-74, 1979-80, 2002-03)
  • By Popular Demand (1950)
  • It's News to Me (1951-53, 1954)
  • The Names The Same (1951-55)
  • Ive Got A Secret (1952-67, 1972-73, 1976, 2000-03, 2006)
  • Two for the Money (1952-56, 1957)
  • Judge for Yourself (1953-54)
  • Take Your Choice (1954 pilot hosted by Fred Allen)
  • What's Going On? (1954)
  • Make the Connection (1955)
  • Choose Up Sides (1956; pilot taped in 1953 for CBS with Bob Kennedy as host)
  • The Price Is Right (1956-65, 1972-; also had nighttime versions from 1957-64, 1972-80, 1985-86, and 1994-95)
  • To Tell the Truth (1956-68, 1969-78, 1980-81, 1990-91, 2000-01)
  • Jefferson Drum (1958; Western starring Jeff Richards and Eugene Martin)
  • Play Your Hunch (1958-63)
  • The Rebel (1959-61; Western starring Nick Adams)
  • Split Personality (1959-60)
  • Say When!! (1961-65; pilot taped in 1960)
  • Number Please (1961)
  • Password (1961-67, 1971-75, 1979-82, 1984-89, 2008-09)
  • Match Game (1962-69, 1973-82, 1990-91, 1998-99) and its spinoff, Match Game PM (1975-81)
  • Missing Links (1963-64)
  • The Richard Boone Show (1963-64; anthology series)
  • Get the Message (1964)
  • Call My Bluff (1965)
  • Branded (1965-66; Western starring Chuck Connors).
  • Snap Judgment (1967-69)
  • He Said, She Said (1969-70) and its revival, Tattletales (1974-78, 1982-84); began as a 1963 pilot called It Had To Be You, hosted by Ed McMahon
  • It's Predictable (1970 pilot hosted by Gene Rayburn)
  • Now You See It (1974-75, 1989; also did at least two pilots in 1985, hosted by Jack Clark)
  • Showoffs (1975) and its revival, Body Language (1984-86; taped three pilots in 1983)
  • Family Feud (1976-85, 1988-95, 1999-) and its spinoff, Celebrity Family Feud (1978-84, 2008)
  • Double Dare (1976-77)
  • The Better Sex (1977-78)
  • Card Sharks (1978-81, 1986-89, 2001)
  • Spellbinders (August 1978; unsold pilot hosted by Bill Anderson)
  • Mindreaders (1979-80)
  • Puzzlers (March 1980; unsold pilot hosted by Pat Sajak {yes, him})
  • That's My Line! (1980-81)
  • Blockbusters (1980-82, 1987)
  • Child's Play (1982-83; pilots were billed under Goodson-Todman)
  • Star Words (June 2, 1983; at least three pilots for CBS, hosted by Nipsey Russell)
  • The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour (1983-84)
  • Trivia Trap (1984-85)
  • Oddball (February 1, 1986; unsold pilot hosted by Jamie Farr for NBC)
  • TKO (November 10, 1989; unsold pilot hosted by Peter Tomarken for ABC)
  • Body Talk (October 11, 1990; unsold Showoffs/Body Language revival hosted by Vicki Lawrence)
  • Lottery Cash Explosion (July 18, 1993; unsold pilot hosted by Jim Perry)

Special mention should be made to Concentration, which was licensed to Goodson-Todman by NBC (1973-78, 1987-91; also did five pilots in 1985). Because of NBC's refusal to do anything with the format or episodes, Concentration has never appeared in blooper specials - not even Game Show Moments Gone Bananas, a Fremantle-produced series of specials that dealt mostly with Goodson-Todman games.

Flamingo Fortune originally used the Mark Goodson logo despite debuting in October 1995. It was quickly changed to son Jonathan's logo, but his credit was eventually ousted as well. Jonathan still produces games, but with the exception of Dirty Rotten Cheater they've only been for lotteries.
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