I do not want to promote television watching in a wholesale way, because it is a known time-waster. I think all of us, with few exceptions spend too much time watching TV. But sometimes, taken in moderation, it can be entertaining. A case in point would be educational/entertaining game shows. I do not care much for the newer quiz shows/game shows, as they seem to have an edge to them that the old-time shows did not have. They were for the most part good, clean fun. I have assembled a list of what I consider to be the top ten quiz shows ever. They are all oldies. If you disagree, just comment at the end of the post. If you have a fond memory of one of the shows, by all means share it with us. Here we go in no particular order:
Ten Best Quiz Shows
What’s My Line- John Daly, host.
The Price is Right-originally hosted by Bill Cullen.
Queen for a Day-the best prize giveaway show, ever.
Jeopardy-original host’s name escapes me. Help me out.
Password-with Alan Ludden
Beat the Clock-I think Gary Moore may have been the original host.
Concentration-Again, readers, please send me the host’s name.
I’ve Got a Secret-with Gary Moore
Let’s Make a Deal-with Monte Hall. Probably replaced “Queen for a Day” in amount of prizes given out
Tic-Tac-Dough-hosted by Jack Narz?
I have purposely left out the scandal-ridden shows, i e, 21, the $64,000 Question, etc.
Please tell me what you think, bearing in mind that some of you are not old enough to remember these shows.