Throwback Thursday: Favorite TV Game Shows

Remember Password, $25,000 Pyramid and The Dating Game? Before Wheel of Fortune and Who Wants to be a Millionaire, there was Hollywood Squares and Concentration. Submit a comment below to share your favorite TV game show.

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Leonie August 21, 2014 at 9:50 am

The Food Network's 'Chopped' - does that count?

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Shante Miller RN June 27, 2014 at 11:57 am

I used to watch Whammy all the time.

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Barb Shaffer June 23, 2014 at 11:40 am

Hollywood Squares was my favorite. The humor was never ending and kept me in stitches!

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Rose Richardson June 23, 2014 at 11:04 am

25,000 Pyramid, Jeopardy, Whammy, and the Newlywed Game. Thos were the days!!!

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Steve June 20, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Match Game, with host Gene Rayburn. "Dumb Dora was so dumb..."

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dante goines June 19, 2014 at 5:47 pm

dating game is my favorite

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Gary Wayne June 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm

The all time most memorable game show was Queen For A Day . Typically , housewives (it was the '50's) would vie for household items such as refrigerators or washing machines by demonstrating they were the neediest among the contestants that day.

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Robin Deaver June 19, 2014 at 3:49 pm

My favorite game shows are Lets make a deal, the price is right and press your luck

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Lori June 19, 2014 at 1:36 pm

WHAT's MY LINE?
NEWLYWED GAME
FAMILY FEUD

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CAF June 19, 2014 at 11:33 am

I loved Jeopardy even though that came later. I remember Wheel of Fortune as time spent wathching with my mother.

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Karen Tong June 19, 2014 at 11:10 am

I still love the Price is Right! The contestants and their reactions are hysterical.

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S. Koren Sealey June 19, 2014 at 10:58 am

I remember the Dating Game, and the Gong Show. Before American Idol and all the rest, the Gong Show is where I remembered cheering for new (wierd) talent.

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James A. Fischer, RN, MSN June 19, 2014 at 10:29 am

Press your luck. BIG BUCKS. NO WHAMMIES.

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Sonia June 19, 2014 at 10:10 am

Remember What's Happening? That was an incredibly funny show and I loved all the characters. This is definitely a Throwback Thursday show.

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gabi June 19, 2014 at 9:53 am

The Price Is Right was the ultimate game show when I was a kid. Watched it every day during the summer.

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Sadie June 19, 2014 at 9:47 am

I absolutely LOVED game shows during my elementary and teenage years--My favorites were Password, $25,000 Pyramid, the Match Game; and a few real oldies--To Tell the Truth, What's My Line, and I've Got a Secret

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Cathy Carini June 19, 2014 at 9:09 am

Hollywood Squares and then probably Match Game.

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Vicki June 19, 2014 at 9:04 am

The Newly Wed Game
What's My Line

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Denne (Bonnie) June 19, 2014 at 8:57 am

I loved Hollywood Squares. The stars were sometimes hilarious. I loved Charlie Weaver, George Gobel, Paul Lynde and Rose Marie. They came up with some of the funniest answers.
I also loved Whammy! But, Hollywood Squares was the BEST!!!!!

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Linda June 19, 2014 at 8:44 am

The Who, What or Where game - Bert Convey was the host

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Linda June 19, 2014 at 8:46 am

Sorry, Art James was the host of The Who What or Where game.

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Alison Dimick June 19, 2014 at 8:43 am

The Match Game was by far one of the funniest

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Laverne June 19, 2014 at 8:24 am

It's Accademic and To Tell The Trueth

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Amy June 19, 2014 at 8:24 am

Jokers Wild! Joker, Joker and another Joker.
Whammy! - No whammies, no whammies, STOP!
Family Feud - All hosts
Match Game

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Katy Nulph June 19, 2014 at 7:55 am

Whammy

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Anita June 19, 2014 at 6:49 am

The Gong Show
Let's Make A Deal
The Price is Right
The Dating Game
Wheel of Fortune

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Rodney U Bellamy June 19, 2014 at 6:49 am

My favorite gameshows were Password, $25,000 Pyramid, & the Newlywed Game.

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Tom June 19, 2014 at 6:27 am

Telling my age a little here but, I had two I use to watch every afternoon school Match game and a close second was Hollywood Squares. I guess it was because we were so poor and they were both games where celebrities played with the everyday people and showed they were just like us. Most of all they were funny and I love to laugh.

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