With a special nod to the hosts we love the most
In case you missed it, TV Guide recently named the top game shows of
all time. And although there were many familiar favorites, the list contained
quite a few surprises as well. Take a walk down memory lane and see how
many of these classic shows you remember.
You know the drill: Couples run through the aisles, grabbing as many
goodies as they can before time runs out.
||1983-95. Host: Chuck
Woolery. Couples pick a dream date from video.
||1950s. Host: Art
Linkletter. Goofy contestants performed bizarre stunts for prizes.
in the World is Carmen San Diego?
Children's show on PBS that quizzed contestants on geography.
Do You Trust?
||1950s. Host: Johnny
Carson. Early version of The
Newlywed Game concept.
Lose, or Draw
Charades game created by Burt Reynolds.
Forerunner to Iron Chef pairs chefs with contestants.
Related pairs play as teams to answer questions.
||1960s. Children's show inspired by #17,
of the Century
Contestants bought low-priced prizes with their winnings.
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