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YMMV: Tattletales

  • Adaptation Displacement: The format used until June 1974 was from the original version of the show, He Said, She Said.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Convy occasionally got the chance to play the game while Gene Rayburn, Bob Barker, Bobby Van, or Jack Narz would take over hosting duties.
  • Funny Moments: Quite a bit.
    • July 1974 (Gene Rayburn as guest host): The question (a la Match Game) to the ladies was "If I want something from my husband, to make sure I get 'yes' for an answer, I approach him after he's had ______." Harvey Korman predicted his wife Donna would say "a drink". Let's bring Donna on the monitor:
    Donna: It's a toss-up. It's either pizza or sex... (audience roars with laughter; Harvey is beside himself)
    Harvey: With or without sausage? (even louder laughter from the audience)
    • July 5, 1974: The question to the ladies was "You're the editor of Playgirl magazine for a day. Who's going to be next month's centerfold?" Dick Gautier was stumped as his wife, Barbara Stuart, was never really turned on by anyone he figured Barbara would come up with someone goofy, so he said President Nixon. The audience rose in derisive laughter at such a thought (Convy: "What I want to see is her face when she finds out what you said.") and then Barbara was brought onscreen. Her last-gasp response? "How about President Nixon?" Everybody in Studio 41 especially Barbara was stunned as the audience absolutely brought the house down laughing and cheering.
    • October 1975: The question to the men was "Which do you remember most your first sexual encounter with your wife, or the latest?" Tom Bosley's wife, Jane Eliot at the time, said the first because "we broke the bed!" The audience was hysterical. Tom, brought on camera on his monitor, was more genteel and diplomatic:
    Tom Bosley: I've been in show business for over forty years, and when you're in a hit show you remember your opening line!
  • Growing the Beard: While the "all-Quickies" format is generally considered superior to the original format, there are those who enjoyed hearing the 'tattletale' stories one partner would tell about the other ( especially Dick Gautier/Barbara Stuart, whose stories often involved good friend Bert Convy ) in the original format.

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