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* ADayInTheLimelight: Convy occasionally got the chance to play the game while [[Series/MatchGame Gene Rayburn]], [[Series/ThePriceIsRight Bob Barker]], [[Series/{{Showoffs}} Bobby Van]], or [[Series/NowYouSeeIt Jack]] [[Series/{{Concentration}} Narz]] would take over hosting duties.


* TheBeard: Charles Nelson Reilly and Dick Sargent appeared for a week with "their gals", Marcia Wallace and Fannie Flagg.

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* TheBeard: Charles Nelson Reilly and Dick Sargent Creator/DickSargent appeared for a week with "their gals", Marcia Wallace and Fannie Flagg.


*** Going back even further, before becoming ''He Said, She Said'', the show was developed in 1963 for NBC as ''It Had to Be You''. It didn't sell, so it was held off for six years.

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*** ** Going back even further, before becoming ''He Said, She Said'', the show was developed in 1963 for NBC as ''It Had to Be You''. It didn't sell, so it was held off for six years.years.
* OpeningNarration: "Everyone in this arena has a money stake in one of our famous couples! The red section has its money on (male celebrity) and his wife, (name). The yellow section backs (male celebrity) and his wife, (name). The blue section is betting on (male celebrity) and his wife, (name). As we play the game of celebrity gossip, ''Tattletales''! On the first few episodes, "red section/yellow section/blue section" were "rooting section number one/two/three" respectively, and by 1975, the introduction of the panel was done away with entirely. The 1980s revival shortened it even further to "It's the game of celebrity gossip, ''Tattletales''!"


GameShow[=/=]PanelGame hybrid created by Ira Skutch and produced by Creator/MarkGoodson-Bill Todman Productions. A loose {{revival}} of ''Series/HeSaidSheSaid'', it was hosted by Bert Convy and saw three celebrity couples trying to match answers. Only one half of each couple played the game onstage; the other half was placed offstage with headphones.

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GameShow[=/=]PanelGame hybrid created by Ira Skutch and produced by Creator/MarkGoodson-Bill Todman Productions. A loose {{revival}} of ''Series/HeSaidSheSaid'', it was hosted by Bert Convy and saw three celebrity couples trying to match answers. Only one half of each couple played the game onstage; the other half was placed offstage with headphones.
headphones. Each episode of the show was directed by Creator/PaulAlter.


The show ran from 1974 to 1978 on Creator/{{CBS}} (with a concurrent syndicated run in the 1977-78 season) and was brought back from 1982 to 1984, again with Convy as host. This version was replaced in June 1984 with ''Series/BodyLanguage'', another Goodson creation and another revival (this one of 1975's ''Showoffs'').

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The show ran from 1974 to 1978 on Creator/{{CBS}} (with a concurrent syndicated run in the 1977-78 season) and was brought back from 1982 to 1984, again with Convy as host. This version was replaced in June 1984 with ''Series/BodyLanguage'', another Goodson creation and another revival (this one of 1975's ''Showoffs'').''Series/{{Showoffs}}'').



* AdvertisingCampaigns: One GSN promo featured some couples laughing as they were introduced, after which the date of their future divorce popped up on the screen. The tagline? "Nothing Ruins a Marriage Quicker than a Tattletale."

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* AdvertisingCampaigns: One GSN Creator/{{GSN}} promo featured some couples laughing as they were introduced, after which the date of their future divorce popped up on the screen. The tagline? "Nothing Ruins a Marriage Quicker than a Tattletale."


*** At least one week featured two established hosts, and soon-to-join-the-club Country Singer [[WheelOfFortune Chuck]] [[LoveConnection Woolery]] appearing as contestants.

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*** At least one week featured two established hosts, and soon-to-join-the-club Country Singer [[WheelOfFortune [[Series/WheelOfFortune Chuck]] [[LoveConnection [[Series/LoveConnection Woolery]] appearing as contestants.



* ObviousBeta: The 1969-70 ''He Said, She Said'', hosted by Joe Garagiola. Bert Convy and wife Anne appeared as a celebrity couple in a few episodes.

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* ObviousBeta: The 1969-70 ''He Said, She Said'', ''Series/HeSaidSheSaid'', hosted by Joe Garagiola. Bert Convy and wife Anne appeared as a celebrity couple in a few episodes.


GameShow[=/=]PanelGame hybrid created by Ira Skutch and produced by Creator/MarkGoodson-Bill Todman Productions. A loose {{revival}} of ''HeSaidSheSaid'', it was hosted by Bert Convy and saw three celebrity couples trying to match answers. Only one half of each couple played the game onstage; the other half was placed offstage with headphones.

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GameShow[=/=]PanelGame hybrid created by Ira Skutch and produced by Creator/MarkGoodson-Bill Todman Productions. A loose {{revival}} of ''HeSaidSheSaid'', ''Series/HeSaidSheSaid'', it was hosted by Bert Convy and saw three celebrity couples trying to match answers. Only one half of each couple played the game onstage; the other half was placed offstage with headphones.


GameShow[=/=]PanelGame hybrid created by Creator/MarkGoodson-Bill Todman Productions. A loose {{revival}} of ''HeSaidSheSaid'', it was hosted by Bert Convy and saw three celebrity couples trying to match answers. Only one half of each couple played the game onstage; the other half was placed offstage with headphones.

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GameShow[=/=]PanelGame hybrid created by Ira Skutch and produced by Creator/MarkGoodson-Bill Todman Productions. A loose {{revival}} of ''HeSaidSheSaid'', it was hosted by Bert Convy and saw three celebrity couples trying to match answers. Only one half of each couple played the game onstage; the other half was placed offstage with headphones.


* PantyShot: Implied. Elaine Joyce, wife of actor/singer Bobby Van, rspinded to a question that she was very popular with boys when she was a little girl in school because "I showed my panties a lot!"

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* PantyShot: Implied. Elaine Joyce, wife of actor/singer Bobby Van, rspinded responded to a question that she was very popular with boys when she was a little girl in school because "I showed my panties a lot!"

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* PantyShot: Implied. Elaine Joyce, wife of actor/singer Bobby Van, rspinded to a question that she was very popular with boys when she was a little girl in school because "I showed my panties a lot!"


*** At least one week featured two established hosts, and soon-to-join-the-club Country Singer [[WheelOfFortune Chuck]] [[LoveConnection Woolery]] appeared as contestants.

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*** At least one week featured two established hosts, and soon-to-join-the-club Country Singer [[WheelOfFortune Chuck]] [[LoveConnection Woolery]] appeared appearing as contestants.

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*** At least one week featured two established hosts, and soon-to-join-the-club Country Singer [[WheelOfFortune Chuck]] [[LoveConnection Woolery]] appeared as contestants.


GameShow[=/=]PanelGame hybrid created by Creator/MarkGoodson-Bill Todman Productions. A loose {{revival}} of HeSaidSheSaid, it was hosted by Bert Convy and saw three celebrity couples trying to match answers. Only one half of each couple played the game onstage; the other half was placed offstage with headphones.

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GameShow[=/=]PanelGame hybrid created by Creator/MarkGoodson-Bill Todman Productions. A loose {{revival}} of HeSaidSheSaid, ''HeSaidSheSaid'', it was hosted by Bert Convy and saw three celebrity couples trying to match answers. Only one half of each couple played the game onstage; the other half was placed offstage with headphones.



The show ran from 1974 to 1978 on Creator/{{CBS}} (with a concurrent syndicated run in the 1977-78 season) and was brought back from 1982 to 1984, again with Convy as host. This version was replaced in June 1984 with ''Series/BodyLanguage'', another Creator/MarkGoodson creation and another revival (this one of 1975's ''Showoffs'').

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The show ran from 1974 to 1978 on Creator/{{CBS}} (with a concurrent syndicated run in the 1977-78 season) and was brought back from 1982 to 1984, again with Convy as host. This version was replaced in June 1984 with ''Series/BodyLanguage'', another Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson creation and another revival (this one of 1975's ''Showoffs'').



* ObviousBeta: The 1969-70 ''HeSaidSheSaid'', hosted by Joe Garagiola. Bert Convy and wife Anne appeared as a celebrity couple in a few episodes.
** When ''Tattletales'' was being developed for CBS, its original title was ''Celebrity Match Mates'', and Gene Rayburn was to host it. But Gene landed the ''MatchGame'' reboot, and when the show was renamed as ''Tattletales'', the host job went to Convy.

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* ObviousBeta: The 1969-70 ''HeSaidSheSaid'', ''He Said, She Said'', hosted by Joe Garagiola. Bert Convy and wife Anne appeared as a celebrity couple in a few episodes.
** When ''Tattletales'' was being developed for CBS, its original title was ''Celebrity Match Mates'', and Gene Rayburn was to host it. But Gene landed the ''MatchGame'' ''Match Game'' reboot, and when the show was renamed as ''Tattletales'', the host job went to Convy.

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GameShow[=/=]PanelGame hybrid created by Creator/MarkGoodson-Bill Todman Productions. A loose {{revival}} of HeSaidSheSaid, it was hosted by Bert Convy and saw three celebrity couples trying to match answers. Only one half of each couple played the game onstage; the other half was placed offstage with headphones.

Originally, the show used a format wherein Convy would ask a question, and whichever spouse was onstage would ring in and relate a similar experience. If the offstage half could match the description given a one- or two-word clue, s/he would receive a cash award. These questions alternated with "''Tattletales'' Quickies", or multiple-choice questions involving incidents in the couples' lives. In June 1974, the format was retooled to include only the "Quickie" clues. On all versions, the game was played in four rounds -- two with the husbands onstage, and two with the wives onstage. Any money won by the celebrity couples was divided among StudioAudience members sitting in sections that corresponded to that couple red, yellow (or "banana", as Convy called it), and blue.

The show ran from 1974 to 1978 on Creator/{{CBS}} (with a concurrent syndicated run in the 1977-78 season) and was brought back from 1982 to 1984, again with Convy as host. This version was replaced in June 1984 with ''Series/BodyLanguage'', another Creator/MarkGoodson creation and another revival (this one of 1975's ''Showoffs'').
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* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: Jack Clark announced in 1974, followed by Gene Wood for the rest of the original series. Johnny Olson announced the revival.
** GameShowHost: Bert Convy. Occasionally, he would sit on the panel (with his then-wife, Anne) and hand hosting duties over to another Goodson-Todman host (usually [[Series/MatchGame Gene Rayburn]]).
** StudioAudience: The audience was divided into "rooting" sections corresponding to each celebrity. Every audience member received a share of the money allotted to the corresponding celebrity couple, with a bonus if that couple won the game.
* SoundProofBooth: While the husbands were onstage, the wives were in a different room wearing headphones, and then brought "onscreen" via closed-circuit television.
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* AdvertisingCampaigns: One GSN promo featured some couples laughing as they were introduced, after which the date of their future divorce popped up on the screen. The tagline? "Nothing Ruins a Marriage Quicker than a Tattletale."
* TheBeard: Charles Nelson Reilly and Dick Sargent appeared for a week with "their gals", Marcia Wallace and Fannie Flagg.
* ColourCodedMultiplayer: The aforementioned Red-Banana-Blue motif.
* FishEyeLens: Used in the intro.
* GuestHost: Convy wanted to sit on the panel, so a rotation of guest hosts ensued.
* InSeriesNickname: "Banana" for the yellow section of the audience. Orson Bean went one step further and called the red section "the Pimentos", although this usually didn't stick.
* ObviousBeta: The 1969-70 ''HeSaidSheSaid'', hosted by Joe Garagiola. Bert Convy and wife Anne appeared as a celebrity couple in a few episodes.
** When ''Tattletales'' was being developed for CBS, its original title was ''Celebrity Match Mates'', and Gene Rayburn was to host it. But Gene landed the ''MatchGame'' reboot, and when the show was renamed as ''Tattletales'', the host job went to Convy.
*** Going back even further, before becoming ''He Said, She Said'', the show was developed in 1963 for NBC as ''It Had to Be You''. It didn't sell, so it was held off for six years.
* WritersCannotDoMath: At the end of each show, the highest-scoring couple received a $1,000 bonus. If two couples tied for the high score, each received a $500 bonus. A three-way tie was more...problematic, getting rounded up to $334.
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