Tag: game shows

  • Vintage TV: Bill Cullen

    A look back at game show master Bill Cullen.

  • Vintage TV: Card Sharks

    It was a simple high-low card game, played out on TV for everyone at home. But it was good fun, and it always reminds me of my grandmother. It was Card Sharks, and it aired on NBC from 1978 to 1981. My grandma used to tell me stories of her grandfather, a sign painter by […]

  • Vintage TV: Bill Cullen

    This is an updated version of something I first posted in 2008. I’m running it again because a biography of Bill Cullen was recently published; you can buy it here. The show was a yawnfest, just boring as all get out, but I watched it every weekday afternoon anyway. It was Three on a Match, […]

  • Vintage TV: Bill Cullen

    The show was a yawnfest, just boring as all get out, but I watched it every weekday afternoon anyway. It was Three on a Match, a game show that aired on NBC from 1971 to 1974. Part of what made it boring, given that I was four years old, was that its rules were complicated. I could never […]

  • Vintage TV: Match Game

    All five of my regular readers probably know by now that I love game shows. I get the biggest kick out of watching average people win big prizes by playing silly games, or B-list celebrities make bad jokes and play off each other, or smart people try to figure out answers based on thin clues. […]

  • Vintage TV: The Price is Right ticket plug

    As a kid, I filled large portions of my summers watching game shows, which ruled the morning daytime airwaves in the 1970s. I still love game shows. If I had cable, I’d probably fill large portions of my evenings in front of GSN watching classic reruns. GSN condenses those reruns a bit so they can […]

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