CBS (ended 1967)
The way it looked it might have been from around 1967. The reason I say this is due to the appearance of the audience vote, which was introduced right around that time.
Also, Mark Goodson would again host the show several years later during the Alex Trebek run. Trebek's wife went into labor just as taping was about to begin, so Goodson caem on as the last minute replacement.
|Does anybody know the air date of this TTTT? Something to pinpoint the year would be Betsy Palmer's upcoming tour of "South Pacific."|
It was aired on a Thursday because Mark says Bud might be back tomorrow or Monday.
It was indeed from 1967; I'm as curious as everyone else as to the exact date (not just the day it aired). There is a guide to the surviving daytime TTTT episodes:
Two episodes are cited of this particular week's run where Mr. Goodson subbed for Mr. Collyer, and Betsy Palmer for Kitty Carlisle.
The first show listed with Goodson as sub-host was the one aired by GSN. The first game was the James Bond stuntwomen. And by the list we can determine that the show aired on a Thursday sometime after April 14,1967.
|The first show listed with Goodson as sub-host was the one aired by GSN. The first game was the James Bond stuntwomen. And by the list we can determine that the show aired on a Thursday sometime after April 14,1967.|
With the exception of Nipsey Russell and Margaret Trudeau, I'd never heard of any of the people on the December 11, 2006 color TTTT that GSN aired. W-B and I put together the list of the people who appeared on this program:
This episode came from the 1980-1981 version of "To Tell the Truth," and was hosted by Robin Ward. The first contestant was legendary animated cartoon director Chuck Jones and two impostors. The second and final contestant was the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Mary Kay Ash, and two imposters.
The panelists were Pat Collins (from "Good Morning America"), comedian Nipsey Russell, former Canadian First Lady Margaret Trudeau and "the toast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania," John Wade.
...former Canadian First Lady Margaret Trudeau...
Just for the sake of accuracy, we don't call the wife (or husband) of the Prime Minister by any title, such as "First Lady". Actually, up here, spouses stay very much in the background.
Margaret Trudeau was an exception, though! At the height of the disco/Studio 54 craze in the late 70s, she left Pierre Trudeau and spent a lot of her time at that famed NYC nightclub, being that day's version of Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan (right down to the pictures taken of her with no underwear on). She was also widely rumored to have slept with Mick Jagger, Ted Kennedy and Geraldo Rivera (among others). In fact, in the early days of Saturday Night Live, they had a talk-show sketch where all of the guests claimed to have slept with Margaret Trudeau.
She lives a fairly quiet life these days, not far from where I live. She does work for a group that works to develop sustainable water supplies for third-world countries called WaterCan.
It was a big surprise to see her on this edition of To Tell The Truth (especially hosted by another minor Canadian celebrity, Robin Ward, hosting)!
Thanks for the info, TV Gord!
Here is more info on John Ward:
David B. wrote in the Yahoo Groups WML Forum:
Date: Dec 13, 2006
I'm in radio in Pittsburgh and asked a colleague about John Ward. He said John Wade used to be co-host of "Pittsburgh 2Day" on KDKA-TV. It was an afternoon show that aired at 2:00 PM, preempting "As the World Turns" or whatever else was airing on CBS at the time.
|outoffog --- I agree with you about the old commercials. At least GSN, having this material in their archives, could come up with some kind of special or something. That would be the least they could do.|
Wouldn't it be a logistical nightmare, though? Wouldn't they have to clear every commercial with the original company or its (for wont of a better word) descendants? I don't think it's just as easy as "hey, let's show these commercials", as much as I wish that were so! :-)