Trivia: Tic-Tac-Dough

  • Fan Nickname: During the years it was rerun on GSN regularly, it was referred to as "The Fort Knox of Game Shows".
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • Gene Rayburn later hosted Match Game in several forms from 1962 to 1982, as well as hosting a nighttime version of the show from 1975-81.
    • Wink Martindale previously hosted Gambit from 1972 to 1976, as well as a Las Vegas-based revival from 1980 to 1981.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
    • Gene Rayburn was also Steve Allen's sidekick/announcer on The Tonight Show.
    • Bill Wendell later announced for Sale Of The Century (1969-74), the syndicated To Tell the Truth (1972-77), and Late Night With David Letterman (1982-93).
    • Jay Stewart previously announced for Let's Make a Deal from 1964 to 1977, and later went on to announce for Sale Of The Century from 1983 to 1988 and Scrabble from 1984 to 1986. Incidentally, original Deal host Monty Hall previously worked for Barry & Enright as host of 21 during the Summer of 1958.
    • Charlie O'Donnell previously announced on Wheel of Fortune from 1975 to 1980 before doing a second run from 1989 to 2010. Incidentally, original Wheel hostess Susan Stafford was also working for Barry & Enright around the same time in the position of vice president for public relations. She was also Dan Enright's companion for many years.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Complicated.
    • Only two episodes of the NBC nighttime version note  and the first four episodes of the CBS run note  circulate. Some Barry episodes are available for viewing at the Paley Center for Media in New York.
    • Of the 197886 nighttime run, GSN has never showed anything from 1980 to 1983, along with the tail end of the final season.
    • The 1990s version reran on USA from 1993 to 1994, but hasn't been seen since. (This might have to do with ITC, the people who brought us Thunderbirds and The Muppet Show, distributing it (though by this point they weren't doing much other than making the occasional TV movie) having been successively bought and sold; Polygram and then Universal owned the company itself for a time in the late 1990s, but its library (or at least the good stuff) was acquired by Carlton, which would eventually become part of ITV Plc; so it's likely the show has fallen into legal limbo.)
  • No Budget: The NBC era's daytime set, which looked far cheaper and had a different layout than the upscale nighttime set. The UK version (see below) used a version of this set for at least part of its run. Unfortunately, the nighttime version was also rigged, whereas the daytime version was not.
  • What Could Have Been: There would have been a Syndicated version no matter what, and it would have aired alongside the daytime one, when production began in June 1978. But when the daytime edition fizzled a month later, production immediately switched over to the Syndicated edition. Tapings lasted at CBS Television City (using Studios 43 and 31) from June 1978 to December 1980 (two-thirds into season 3). Production then moved to KCOP-TV for all but the 1984/85 season (there, they were at The Production Group Center, as the KCOP studios were under-going renovations). (The 1990 version taped at Hollywood Center Studios.)