fine, take away Jeopardy...my kids swear I should be on that show. I choose a childhood favorite, Matchgame.Laura
Pyramid or Password.Wouldn't want to be on JEOPARDY! anyway...
Here's an episode of your show. (Is this a game show? Probably not.)
Yeah, that's a gray area that I wondered about when I posed the question...I'm not sure if I consider those kinds of shows 'game shows' or not. They do have some of the same kind of sensibility, so maybe they're a different KIND of game show? I wonder! What say you, readers? Survivor, The Amazing Race, MasterChef -- game shows?
You're in the Picture.As for your follow up question, the industry calls those shows "Reality-Competition." So no, not game shows.If I can't be in You're in the Picture, I'll try to get on It Pays to Be Ignorant.
One of those crazy Japanese competitions. Running through a hexagonal maze while people dressed like animals try to dump me in the water? Sounds like fun to me. Also American Gladiator.
My niece and her husband were on Wipeout, and it did seem like a competition, in the game show sense, even if someone categorizes it as reality.
The $25,000 (or $100,000) Pyramid. I always liked the cheesy wrist restraints they used to keep the player reading the list from gesturing in the finale. There's also an old game show (around 30 years) that I'm not sure anybody else remembers--The Liars' Club. It had four C- and D-list celebrities describing the uses and descriptions of odd objects. Three of them were totally made-up, of course, and the contestants had to figure out which one was true. I remember this because I have a distinct memory of a young David Letterman (with his suit coat, tie and blue jeans) appearing on this show.
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