Hi, Wink Martindale here and I am so glad to be hosting here..why Birgit allowed me to write here is beyond me but I am not complaining. Well, I do believe Bob Barker is actually an alien, that evil bastard but I digress. Over at Wandering Through The Shelves the theme are TV Shows and I am so happy to talk about Tic, Tac Toe which her dad loved watching before The Muppet Show. Oh...ok I won’t show my show which was the best show ever, I will concentrate on Canadian TV Shows that Boom Boom Birgie loved watching. Here they are...
1. PARTY GAME-1970-1981
When most kids were playing outside on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, Birgit was watching this show that featured Dinah Christie, Jack Duffy and Bobby Van who would each be on two teams, sitting on a couch playing charades. Yup a game show on Charades with really tough words and sentences that they had to decipher in a certain time limit. I don’t know what the party guests won, maybe some turtle wax but it was fun seeing the banter.
2. THIS IS THE LAW-1971-1976
I think Miss. Birgie talked about this show before but she loves it so much that she whipped..Er, strongly suggested I talk about this very interesting game show. You would have celebrity(hahaaa) guests paired with participants who would watch a silent Short taking place in some town where the person in this short, would get arrested by the cop and now you had to guess the obscure law that the person in the short broke. It was an original show and I want to watch more episodes as Birgit got me hooked.
We know this theme music well because of the Austin Powers movies which was composed by Quincy Jones..pretty cool. There were 2 teams who had to guess which letters were in that saying or word. The Jim Perry, would give clues in puns and if you won, you could get $10 for each letter..a whole $*(+ $10 dollars! You were very special is you won a fridge...Man, these Canadians were cheap in the winnings.
Ok, I have to choose one more because this show was on forever
4. FRONT PAGE CHALLENGE-1957-1995
Some famous faces were on this program from Malcolm X, Boris Gandhi to Shania Twain. The panel of journalists had to guess who and why these famous people were involved in some major news story of that day, afterward. the journalists would question the guest. This is one very cool show that is intelligent and much better than people screaming because they won a car..too bad they no longer have the episode with Jayne Mansfield.
This was fun and I am so glad that Birgit..oh oh , she came back from her walk I gotta go but I leave you with one more...
TIC, TAC, DOUGH- 1978-1986
I know this was on before but nothing compared to my hosting this program even though I left in 1985 to do another game show. Basically 2 guests had to answer questions to get either an X or an O. There's more to it but this is it in a nutshell and we gave out more than $10 or a fridge so people loved getting our prizes. Now I gotta go before Birgit sees what I've written. I wanted to talk about this one because her daddy died this day back in 1988. Let's toast to her dad.
Which Game Shows would you pick?
What tv game show would you pick?