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    ymike673

    [41]Jan 14, 2006
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    The museum has several episodes of the 60's Match Game including the pilot as well as one from 1969 in color but this particular episode was sent to me by a friend who had it in her collection.
    Edited on 07/12/2006 4:07am
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    ymike673

    [42]Jan 15, 2006
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    Bennett was on the TV series "See What You Know" in 1946. His appearance on Match Game, March 7,1966 seems to be his only notable game show appearance other than WML. I would guess that with all the speaking engagements Bennett had all over the country there was really no time for him to appear on game shows other than WML. And since WML was on Sunday nights at 10:30 it was probably easy for him to fit his appearances on it into his busy schedule.
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    Stopette

    [43]Jan 15, 2006
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    ymike673 wrote:
    Bennett was on the TV series "See What You Know" in 1946. His appearance on Match Game, March 7,1966 seems to be his only notable game show appearance other than WML. I would guess that with all the speaking engagements Bennett had all over the country there was really no time for him to appear on game shows other than WML. And since WML was on Sunday nights at 10:30 it was probably easy for him to fit his appearances on it into his busy schedule.


    Was Bennett on Password ? I don't know.

    I was not the original Stopette back in the day. The original Stopette was an anti - perspirant created by Dr. Jules Montenier.
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    billsav57

    [44]Jan 16, 2006
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    I don't think they had to twist Bennett's arm to be on panel shows in the 1960s ... in addition to the obvious boost they provided his own ego, the publicity certainly helped Random House, which he noted on several occasions was a main reason he was on WML.
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    ymike673

    [45]Jan 17, 2006
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    Bennett's wife Phyliss was a panelist on the game show "Down You Go' in 1955.
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    The1Factotum1i1

    [46]Jan 17, 2006
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    Bennett was on the evening PASSWORD on 24 April 1962, his celebrity opponent was Carroll Baker. This is one of the Video Tape episodes GSN used to show.
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    billsav57

    [47]Jan 31, 2006
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    I wonder why Bennett had a light jacket on the other night. The show was from September, and one would think Bennett would not wear white after Labor Day ...
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    astorino

    [48]Jan 31, 2006
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    billsav57 wrote:
    I wonder why Bennett had a light jacket on the other night. The show was from September, and one would think Bennett would not wear white after Labor Day.


    There's a fashion term called "winter white," which is an off-white color such as cream. Maybe this explains his September fashion choice? I don't know how old that term is, though, but it's been around for decades.
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    billsav57

    [49]Feb 1, 2006
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    I'm surprised John Daly didn't make a joke about Bennett looking like a waiter ... maybe you just didn't joke about Bennett's wardrobe.
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    W-B

    [50]Feb 1, 2006
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    I.I.N.M., Mr. Cerf had worn a light jacket similar to that one in the past . . .
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    billsav57

    [51]Feb 2, 2006
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    I think Bennett may have worn that same type of jacket in his WML debut, or sometime very close to it.
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    billsav57

    [52]Feb 2, 2006
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    I think Bennett may have worn that same type of jacket in his WML debut, or sometime very close to it.
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    billsav57

    [53]Feb 8, 2006
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    Regarding the confusion over the Philadelphia Ramblers' general manager, I guess Bennett just didn't hear her right. The team was called the Ramblers. Philadelphia's hockey history doesn't just include the Flyers. For years, teams played at the old Civic Center. The first professional game I ever saw involved a Philadelphia team, the Firebirds, in the old North American Hockey League. Even now, Philadelphia has the Flyers and the Phantoms, of the American Hockey League. The Phantoms play in the old Spectrum, where the Flyers used to play.
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    ymike673

    [54]Feb 9, 2006
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    The Ramblers played at the Philadelphia Arena. The Civic Center did not have ice untill the WHA put a team in Philadelbhia in 1972. The Firebirds played in the AHL before moving to Syracuse.
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    The1Factotum1i1

    [55]Feb 9, 2006
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    billsav57 wrote:
    I think Bennett may have worn that same type of jacket in his WML debut, or sometime very close to it.


    In his first show in Oct 1950, didn't he wear just a regular business suit? The evening wear period didn't seem to start until 1952.
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    billsav57

    [56]Feb 9, 2006
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    You're right about the Philly Arena ... I forgot about that. I remember seeing old programs from there, too. But the Firebirds I saw were in the NAHL. I saw them in Binghamton around 1973 or 1974, and Binghamton wasn't in the AHL until later. The NAHL is the same league the Johnstown Jets were in ... the movie "Slap Shot" was filmed in their arena.

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    ymike673

    [57]Feb 10, 2006
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    Actually there was a Firebirds team in both the NAHL and AHL. The NAHL team played at the Civic Center first (1973) and then was replaced by an AHL team with the same name. I believe the AHL Firebirds were the Flyers farm team for a few years.
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    billsav57

    [58]Feb 10, 2006
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    Since we're on the Bennett Cerf forum, and it was Bennett's faux pas that brought hockey here in the first place, I checked in his autobiorgraphy to see if he ever went to see the Rangers, the Americans, or any other New York team. I didn't see any references to hockey, any of those teams, or Madison Square Garden in the index. He obviously was a big baseball/football fan, though.
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    billsav57

    [59]Feb 10, 2006
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    Yes, it was the NAHL team I saw in Binghamton. The goalie Reggie Lemelin played in that game, and he went on to play for the Flyers and others.
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    billsav57

    [60]Feb 26, 2006
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    Hey, Bennett finally owned up to being a hockey fan! I'd been wondering about that. He said he was at the Rangers' playoff game at the old Madison Square Garden that day (April 1, 1962). The Rangers beat Toronto 5-4 that day, and won 4-2 two nights later, but ended up losing the series 4-2, and the Maple Leafs went on to win the Stanley Cup over Chicago.
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