Game Show first produced for KTLA (local Los Angeles television) by Desilu, hosted by Jack Barry. It was later acquired by producers Ralph Andrews and Bill Yaggemann, and moved to NBC with Tom Kennedy as host from 1963 to 1969.It was a word association game like Password, except the catch was to identify names of famous people or places. Two teams, each of a celebrity and a civilian, communicated the names by forming a sentence with the last word missing. That word could sound like, but not spelled like, part of the name. Each team had up to two attempts to communicate the name. Doing so scored a point, with three winning the game.The show returned on KTLA in late 1974, now hosted by Clark Race with Tom Kennedy as a regular panelist (although at some point, the two swapped positions). It again expanded to a network this time ABC, in July-November 1975, and used a larger format (also used on the KTLA series): now, four celebrity panelists alternated giving clues to two contestants, with correct guesses worth money starting at $250 for the first clue and ending at $50 for four clues. The first to get $500 won.The last run was in daily syndication for six months in 1978-79, hosted by Jim Peck. Two contestants played on Monday and Tuesday of a particular week, while two more played on Wednesday and Thursday. In a tournament fashion, the highest scorers from those games played each other on Friday. Instead of cash being awarded on a scale for each correct answer, every answer scored only one point, regardless of the number of clues necessary, with five winning the game. Correct answers were worth $100 on the Monday–Thursday shows and $200 on Fridays, but these payouts were not reflected in the scoring.
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