Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game.
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Nominated for 8 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »
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Kenny Williams ...
 Himself - Announcer (1,342 episodes, 1965-1980)
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 Himself - Host (1,340 episodes, 1966-1980)
Cliff Arquette ...
 Charley Weaver - Panelist / ... (962 episodes, 1965-1974)
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 Himself - Panelist / ... (909 episodes, 1965-1973)
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 Himself - Center Square / ... (828 episodes, 1966-1979)
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 Herself - Panelist (629 episodes, 1965-1980)
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Nine celebrities, seated in a three-by-three tier as in a tic-tac-toe board, joined two contestants one of them a champion in a game known best for the celebrities' witty answers to questions. The object was to win an otherwise standard game of tic-tac-toe by determining whether a celebrity was giving a correct answer to a general knowledge question or bluffing ("agree" or "disagree"). Contestants selected a celebrity, for which host Marshall read a question; a correct decision to agree or disagree by the player allowed him/her to place their mark in that box, while the opponent's mark was placed there if said decision was incorrect (unless it led to tic-tac-toe, in which case the contestant had to earn the box). During the first complete game of a show, a "Secret Square" game offered the contestants a bonus prize package for a correct answer. The contestant winning the best-of-three match was champion and returned to face a new challenger. Five-time champions retired un-defeated with... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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(3536 episodes)

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(1966-1980)| (surviving kinescope prints from mid-1960s)

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1.33 : 1
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Actress, Rose Marie and host, Peter Marshall were the only two to appear on camera on the show's beginning, in (1966) and concluding (1980) NBC broadcasts. See more »

Quotes

Peter Marshall: True or false, massaging the feet helps some people with hot flashes?
George Gobel: So that's why Rose Marie wears battery-operated shoes.
Rose Marie: OH! I KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO SAY THAT! I KNEW IT!
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The Hollywood Squares
(The Hollywood Bowl)
Performed by Stan Worth from 1979 to 1980
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The Rules of the Game
10 October 1999 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

The 2 contestants are stationed at "X" & "O" to play tic-tac-toe. 3 Squares Across, Up & Down or Diagonally or 5 Squares were possible. One Contestant picks a square by determined the correct answer or making one up will Agreed or Disagreed the answer. The 1st contestant get 3-5 squares with either "X" or "O" wins $200 and completes the 2 out of 3 match wins $400. The Champion completes 10 games (5 matches) wins $2000 plus a new car. In the 1st or 2nd game was "The Secret Square" and the contestant choose that square can win merchandise prizes from $2000 to $5000 and later it raised up greater than $10,000. Contestants will compete before losing the game. In 1976-1977, The Program presents "The Bonus Prize Squares" and all 9 stars has an envelop that anything such as an car or $5000 cash.


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