My Favorite TV Game Shows of All-Time [VIDEO]
Game shows have been apart of daytime television since I can remember. Game Shows are so popular that in the last few years you’ll see them in prime time night television. I was surfing channels late one night, and the Match Game was on Game Show Network, and yes, I got sucked in! I was curious what game shows others in the KNUE office liked, so I went around one afternoon asking everyone, and here are the results.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT – BOB BARKER
This was the overall most loved game show in the office. Bob was definitely the “man.” The show began in 1956 and was hosted by Bill Cullen. It later was completely revamped in 1972 with Bob Barker as the host through 2006. The show is still on the air and is hosted by funny man, Drew Carey. “Remember to have your pets spayed or neutered!”
PRESS YOUR LUCK – PETER TOMARKEN
I never watched this game, but several people in the office loved it. The show ran for only 3 years, from 1983 – 1986. The show centered around the “whammie,” which would take all your money and prizes if you landed on it. Contestants would earn spins by answering trivia questions and then use the spins on an 18-space game board to win cash and prizes. The person who got the most in cash and prizes at the end of the game won.
MATCH GAME – GENE RAYBURN
Match Game was a panel game show in which contestants attempted to match celebrities’ answers to fill-in-the-blank questions. Through the years, Match Game went through various formats and was on from 1962-69, 1973-82 (that was the most popular years of the game) 1983-84, 1990-91, 1998-99. Some of the celebrities that had recurring roles on the game were; Betty White, Brett Somers (Jack Klugman’s wife) Charles Nelson Riley, Dick Martin and Fannie Flagg. I loved this show!
WHEEL OF FORTUNE – PAT SAJAK & VANNA WHITE
Wheel of Fortune features contestants solving and spinning a giant wheel word puzzles, similar to those used in Hangman, to win cash and prizes determined by spinning a giant carnival wheel. The wheel started out as a daytime game show from 1975-until 1992. Chuck Woolery was one of many emcees. Now that Pat Sajak and Vanna White both started in the daytime version and of course it is now in the evening and still going strong. I used to be so envious of Vanna’s job – I mean, you turn letters man, that’s the coolest job ever!
LET’S MAKE A DEAL – MONTY HALL
The show is centered around the audience involvement, who dress up in silly creative costumes, in hopes of Monty Hall choosing them to “make a deal!” Deals are made to the player and then the player can accept the deal, or trade it for deal that’s behind on of three doors. The show is now hosted by funny man, Wayne Brady. The show’s first run was 1963-69 on NBC, then ABC picked up the show and ran it until 1976. The show was on again, off again for a while, until 2009, when host Wayne Brady joined the show.
So now it’s your turn. What is your favorite game show? Share in the comment section below.