Friday Jan 26
Q: Hope you've enjoyed Game Show Week! Here's the fifth and final question in the series: What was Chuck Wollery's famous sign-off just before a commercial break?
A: In several of his game shows, Chuck Wollery told audiences he'd be back in "two and two", spinning his hand around to show the front and back of two fingers.
Thursday Jan 25
Q: What game show gave contestants the option to answer a question, or "take the physical challenge"? For a bonus point, what was the announcer's (first) name?
A: "Taking the physical challenge" was an option on Nickelodeon's Double Dare. Though most of you knew that Marc Summers was the host, I asked for the announcer, who went simply by "Harvey".
Wednesday Jan 24
Q: Last night, Monty Hall came over for our regular Tuesday night Scrabble game. He's been a dear friend for years, and I enjoy our weekly game, but I swear he tries to cheat sometimes. Last night, for example, he tried to use a four-letter word which he said meant, "a worthless prize or gag". Now I'd never heard the word before, but he insisted, so I gave it to him (along with the triple word score). I'd like to use the same word next time Wink Martindale and I play hangman. Can you help me remember what the word was?
A: In Let's Make a Deal, Monty Hall used the word "Zonk" to describe a worthless prize, such as a donkey or a box full of smog-enriched LA air.
Tuesday Jan 23
Q: What do Marisol Massey and Kari Wurher have in common?
A: Both Marisol and Kari were hostesses for MTV's Remote Control.
See the Remote Control Intro (954KB)
Monday Jan 22
Q: What is the longest running daytime game show in television history?
A: The Price Is Right has been on US television for nearly forty years (28 of them continuous) making it the longest running game show.
What happens if The Price Is Wrong?
Friday Jan 19
Q: Today's question is simple yet insidious: Name all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
A: The four Ninja Turtles were Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo, and Raphael.
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