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memories of the ’80s – Chain Reaction

Before competitions became the mainstay of 21st game shows, in the 1980s words ruled in the daytime game show Chain Reaction. Created by Bob Stewart, the show’s premise was to create a word chain of eight words. Two teams of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The $10,000 Pyramid

After the gold rush of game shows in the 1960s, the 1970s provided a few gems, including the popular daytime game show $10,000 Pyramid. Created by Bob Stewart, the basic premise of the game was two contestants, each paired with a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – American Gladiators

In the late 1980s a new competition game show came out swinging – American Gladiators. Created by Dan Carr and John Ferraro, the game show was based on a competition held at a Pennsylvania highschool, with the concept sold to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Wheel of Fortune

A simple spinning wheel and contestants trying to figure out a word or phrase to win became a favourite tv show of all ages – Wheel of Fortune. Created by Merv Griffin, this game show was based on the principles … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Love Connection

For this post-school afternoons of the 1980s, many of us were fascinated with the Love Connection. Hosted by Chuck Woolery, this updated version of The Dating Game took a new perspective – instead of finding someone to date, the two … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Match Game

For those of us who appreciate humour, inuendoes and a game, Match Game was one of the favourites of the 1970s. Originally produced in the late 1960s, The Match Game was two team leaders who with two contestants each, tried … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Gong Show

Game shows were always popular television, but nothing was crazier than the debut of The Gong Show. Created by Chuck Barris, who was also the host of the show, The Gong Show was another showcase for the wierd and wacky … Continue reading

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