Part 3 :: Secrets, Sex, and Songs :: Shows Ranked
More rankings from TV Guide's feature on the Greatest Game Shows of
Ben Stein's Money
||1990s. TV Guide calls this "Jeopardy!
on Comedy Central's budget." Contestants answer trivia to win
a chunk of Ben Stein's $5,000.
||1980s. Nickelodeon's first game show slimed
contestants with incorrect answers.
||The Dating Game
||1965-80. Single chose one of three bachelors
or bachelorettes who are hidden from view.
||I've Got a Secret
||1952-67. Celebrity panel tries to guess
contestant's strange secret.
||Name That Tune
||to 1985. Contestants guess the song in
the least amount of time possible.
||1975+. Host: Pat
Sajak. Contestants spin the wheel for prize money which they earn
by guessing letters in a phrase.
||You Bet Your Life
||1950-61. Host: Groucho
Marx. Hilarious trivia show. If anyone said the secret word, a
duck floated down and awarded $100.
||Beat the Clock
||1950s-60s. Host: Bud
Collyer. Contestants performed wacky, messy tasks in 60 seconds.
||The $64,000 Question
||1955-58. Host: Hal
March. Dramatic show asked contestants a series of questions,
worth from $1 to $64,000. Popular series was killed off during the
game show scandals of the 1950s.
||1950-69. Hosts: Ralph
Edwards, Jack Bailey, Bob
Barker. Answer a silly question or perform a ridiculous stunt.
This popular show is the only one with a town named after it (in New
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