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Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: Eric Paddon on December 05, 2008, 05:06:56 PM
Per David Levine of BCI at the Home Theater Forum, "Tattletales" will be the next G-T show to get some episodes released on DVD.

This could be a chance to see some episodes GSN never aired, because to my knowledge they *never* got to the end of the original CBS run at any point, and we never saw any from the night syndicated version that aired in the 70s.

I would hope that all the episodes they pick are from 74-78 since I never enjoyed the 82-84 ones much.

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/sd-dvd...ext-bci-13.html (http://\"http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/sd-dvd-tv-shows-tv-movies/260504-whats-next-bci-13.html\")
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: Matt Ottinger on December 05, 2008, 05:30:24 PM
In one way, this is a little surprising since Tattletales is hardly A-list Goodson-Todman product.  On the other hand, BCI believes that celebrities are what sell these packages, and they ought to be able to get some decent ones out of the series. (Though they'll have to work a little harder for big names than they needed to on Password.)

As for which version they show, I doubt that will be a consideration.  If they have access to the entire run, they'll just look for the biggest stars no matter what year those stars appeared.

Also, here's an early wish that an episode of He Said, She Said gets included in the mix!
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: Eric Paddon on December 05, 2008, 06:13:37 PM
If names is their first consideration, then I think at the very least we'll end up seeing these celebs:

William Shatner
Joan Collins
Zsa Zsa Gabor (with all of her marriages you CAN'T leave her out)

But if they wanted to pick episodes strictly for laughs I would start with Barbara Stuart's "Nixon" answer episode.
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Post by: Dbacksfan12 on December 05, 2008, 06:29:54 PM
[quote name=\'Eric Paddon\' post=\'202999\' date=\'Dec 5 2008, 06:13 PM\']But if they wanted to pick episodes strictly for laughs I would start with Barbara Stuart's "Nixon" answer episode.[/quote]This must be hilarious, because I don't recall seeing it on any clip special.

Anyone care to fill in the details?
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: Eric Paddon on December 05, 2008, 07:45:16 PM
The question to the ladies was "If you could pick the centerforld for Playgirl magazine, who would you pick?"

Julie London and Rona Barrett both gave the answers their husbands predicted, Robert Redford.    Then it was Dick Gautier's turn to predict and he was looking dubious.

He stated that Barbara had zero interest in things like Playgirl, and would not say him (Dick).    And then Bert suddenly began promoting himself by flexing his muscles a few times.    Then finally, Dick said, "You know what I'll say?    I'll say Nixon!    She'd probably like to see him that way just for laughs."

The audience is reacting with dubious laughter and Bert is equally dubious that Dick would predict an off the wall answer like that, going "I can hardly wait to see her reaction when she finds out you said that."

Well....time to blink Barbara back.    She seems clueless because just as Dick said, she has zero interest in those kinds of things and then as if in desperation....."Oh, how about President Nixon?"

The audience reaction, Dick's reaction that she actually said it and Barbara's reaction that Dick had predicted that answer was uproarious and Bert had one of those, "That's INCREDIBLE!" moments.      It's my personal pick for the best moment on Tattletales that I've seen.
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Post by: Ian Wallis on December 05, 2008, 10:09:30 PM
Quote
This could be a chance to see some episodes GSN never aired, because to my knowledge they *never* got to the end of the original CBS run at any point, and we never saw any from the night syndicated version that aired in the 70s.

They did air some episodes as late as the fall of 1977 around 1995.  During GSN's first year on the air, a lot of episodes hadn't been cleared yet, so they went from '74-77 quite quickly, and cycled back to the beginning again when they made their first major schedule change in January 1996.  They never kept it on the air long enough to get that far in the run again.  I think they might have aired some later episodes during the old "Wide World of Games" they used to have.

They've never aired any episode from the syndie version (I'd really like to see one...), but they did air pratically all of the '82-84 series.
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: calliaume on December 05, 2008, 10:28:26 PM
The '80s run might yield some "Before They Were Stars" moments (Meg Ryan, for example, although she's quickly moving into the "After They Were Stars" territory).  But by and large, I've only got three people who rate in the "They Never Do Game Shows" category so far:  Sammy Davis Jr. did a week in 1975, Nancy Sinatra did a couple of weeks with her husband (he's since died), and Cheryl Ladd appeared with her first husband back in 1974 under her maiden name (Stoppelmoor), back when her biggest claim to fame was being the singing voice of Melody in Josie & The Pussycats.

I think they're going to have to rely on funny moments.  Or we're gonna see a lot of Betty and Allen.
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: chris319 on December 06, 2008, 03:09:17 AM
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we're gonna see a lot of Betty and Allen
Or Charles and Dodi.

Or Dick and Dolly or Scoey and Claire.

/Don't know where that came from.

Speakin' of which, which if any of the Klugmans appeared on TT (probably early in the run)?
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Post by: irismason42 on December 06, 2008, 03:12:40 AM
They had aired the entire '80s revival of Tattletales but since 1997, GSN hasn't been able to air a full week of Tattletales beyond August 1982. I don't know when the black microphones that were also seen on Child's Play made its debut but I'm pretty it did make its debut before CP made its debut. As far as I can remember, GSN has only aired 1 episode from X-Mas week 1983 on every Christmas marathon they had with Tattletales being included, but I still don't know when the "Places, please" intro debuted but I think it debuted later in April 1983 at the same time as CP introduced the new "Turnabout" end game but Matt may have to confirm me about all of this.
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: Ian Wallis on December 06, 2008, 11:04:13 AM
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Speakin' of which, which if any of the Klugmans appeared on TT (probably early in the run)?

TTBOMK, neither Brett nor Jack ever did "Tattletales".  I can't find any listing for them in old TVGuides, and GSN did run practically all of the first couple of years of the show and they never appeared.

GSN has never aired any of the Bob Newhart shows (most of them were quite funny) - I wonder if they'd be able to include a few of them in any DVD release - or would that fall under the same "clearance" clause?
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: tpirfan28 on December 06, 2008, 11:07:39 AM
I wonder if we'll see Bob and Dorothy Jo.
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: Fedya on December 06, 2008, 11:30:41 AM
calliaume wrote:
Quote
Nancy Sinatra did a couple of weeks with her husband (he's since died)
But did she go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like "I love you"?

{ducking}
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Post by: Jimmy Owen on December 06, 2008, 11:31:29 AM
It would be cool to see the night time version.  It wasn't cleared in my market, but all the ads I've seen in old TV Guides had everyone attired in evening wear (tuxedos and gowns).  Not sure if that was always the case, however.
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Post by: MikeK on December 06, 2008, 11:42:00 AM
[quote name=\'Ian Wallis\' post=\'203035\' date=\'Dec 6 2008, 11:04 AM\']GSN has never aired any of the Bob Newhart shows (most of them were quite funny) - I wonder if they'd be able to include a few of them in any DVD release - or would that fall under the same "clearance" clause?
[/quote]
Wasn't there a similar clearance issue with Jack and Joan Benny on Password?  Their episode made it onto the DVD release.
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: Ian Wallis on December 06, 2008, 12:00:24 PM
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Wasn't there a similar clearance issue with Jack and Joan Benny on Password? Their episode made it onto the DVD release.

Unless I'm mistaken, wasn't the reason Jack and Joan's episode never aired on GSN due to a major glitch on the tape?
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Post by: snowpeck on December 06, 2008, 02:32:05 PM
According to what the webmaster at kinescopes.com found out, there was a huge audio problem with the tape, or at least the copy GSN has.  Can anybody who has that set tell what source the episode came from? A kinescope is out there and if the audio problem is on the master, they may have had to go to that.

Greg
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: TroubadourNando on December 06, 2008, 09:56:42 PM
Do the It Had To Be You or Celebrity Match Mates pilots---respectively hosted by Ed McMahon and Gene Rayburn---still exist?
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: Matt Ottinger on December 06, 2008, 10:25:43 PM
[quote name=\'TroubadourNando\' post=\'203064\' date=\'Dec 6 2008, 09:56 PM\']
Do the It Had To Be You or Celebrity Match Mates pilots---respectively hosted by Ed McMahon and Gene Rayburn---still exist?[/quote]
Some collectors have a bad copy of It Had To Be You, which usually suggests that there's still a good one someplace.
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: chris319 on December 07, 2008, 01:22:24 AM
You'll never see the Darrows due to a Clarence issue.

/Can't think of another famous Clarence.

//Somebody had to say it.
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Post by: chris319 on December 07, 2008, 01:26:26 AM
Would Tattletales work today? With all the celebrity crap on TV these days you'd think it might have a shot -- up the ante a little.
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: clemon79 on December 07, 2008, 02:04:19 AM
[quote name=\'chris319\' post=\'203072\' date=\'Dec 6 2008, 10:22 PM\']
/Can't think of another famous Clarence.[/quote]
Not amused by your shenanigans. (http://\"http://www.morethings.com/music/springsteen/bruce_springsteen_photos/bruce_and_clarence.jpg\")
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: PYLdude on December 07, 2008, 02:39:45 AM
[quote name=\'chris319\' post=\'203072\' date=\'Dec 6 2008, 10:22 PM\']
/Can't think of another famous Clarence.[/quote]

Finds you guilty. (http://\"http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c2/Clarence_Thomas_official.jpg\")
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: bscripps on December 07, 2008, 02:48:56 AM
[quote name=\'PYLdude\' post=\'203080\' date=\'Dec 7 2008, 02:39 AM\']
[quote name=\'chris319\' post=\'203072\' date=\'Dec 6 2008, 10:22 PM\']
/Can't think of another famous Clarence.[/quote]

Finds you guilty. (http://\"http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c2/Clarence_Thomas_official.jpg\")
[/quote]

Wants this discussion Oveur. (http://\"http://www.arcollectibles.com/oveur.jpg\")

/Roger.
//Huh?
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: Matt Ottinger on December 07, 2008, 06:47:13 AM
[quote name=\'chris319\' post=\'203072\' date=\'Dec 7 2008, 01:22 AM\']You'll never see the Darrows due to a Clarence issue.
/Can't think of another famous Clarence.[/quote][quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'203077\' date=\'Dec 7 2008, 02:04 AM\']Not amused by your shenanigans. (http://\"http://www.morethings.com/music/springsteen/bruce_springsteen_photos/bruce_and_clarence.jpg\")[/quote][quote name=\'PYLdude\' post=\'203080\' date=\'Dec 7 2008, 02:39 AM\']Finds you guilty. (http://\"http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c2/Clarence_Thomas_official.jpg\")[/quote][quote name=\'bscripps\' post=\'203081\' date=\'Dec 7 2008, 02:48 AM\']Wants this discussion Oveur. (http://\"http://www.arcollectibles.com/oveur.jpg\")[/quote]
Is probably too obscure (http://\"http://www.impawards.com/1965/posters/clarence_the_cross_eyed_lion.jpg\"), but all the good ones were taken.

/Still, a neat original line from Chris.
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: Fedya on December 07, 2008, 09:08:12 AM
How could you forget Clarence the angel (http://\"http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/Fedya/its_a_wonderful_life.jpg\")?
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Post by: BrandonFG on December 07, 2008, 11:11:10 AM
Ahem... (http://\"http://www.nndb.com/people/103/000024031/clarence-williams-2-sized.jpg\")

/Right on!
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Post by: clemon79 on December 07, 2008, 02:41:38 PM
Well, as long as we're being obscure... (http://\"http://farm1.static.flickr.com/58/155918255_371218af92.jpg?v=0\")

/then there's this little number from Trading Places (http://\"http://www.movieactors.com/freezes1/TradingPlaces22.jpeg\")
//you mess with the bull, you get the horns
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Post by: bricon on December 07, 2008, 02:46:10 PM
[quote name=\'TroubadourNando\' post=\'203064\' date=\'Dec 6 2008, 09:56 PM\']
Do the It Had To Be You or Celebrity Match Mates pilots---respectively hosted by Ed McMahon and Gene Rayburn---still exist?
[/quote]

Yes they both exist, It Had To Be You in b/w kinescope and Celebrity Match Mates on color videotape.
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: davemackey on December 07, 2008, 04:44:29 PM
[quote name=\'calliaume\' post=\'203010\' date=\'Dec 5 2008, 10:28 PM\']
Cheryl Ladd appeared with her first husband back in 1974 under her maiden name (Stoppelmoor), back when her biggest claim to fame was being the singing voice of Melody in Josie & The Pussycats.
[/quote]
The speaking voice of Melody appeared frequently on "Tattletales" as well - Jackie Joseph, who at the time was married to Ken Berry.
[quote name=\'PYLdude\' post=\'203080\' date=\'Dec 7 2008, 02:39 AM\']
[quote name=\'chris319\' post=\'203072\' date=\'Dec 6 2008, 10:22 PM\']
/Can't think of another famous Clarence.[/quote]

Finds you guilty. (http://\"http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c2/Clarence_Thomas_official.jpg\")
[/quote]
What about Cla'ence? He's still around, doing funny things under his real name of Brad Sanders.
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Post by: calliaume on December 07, 2008, 06:33:26 PM
[quote name=\'chris319\' post=\'203072\' date=\'Dec 7 2008, 02:22 AM\']
/Can't think of another famous Clarence.
[/quote]
He gave himself the nickname Cito -- I thought you couldn't give yourself a nickname. (http://\"http://www.checkoutmycards.com/CardImages/Cards/021/305/01F.jpg\")

I don't see this show ever coming back, at least not five-a-week.  Getting enough celeb couples to do the show could be troublesome, and if they don't use celebrity couples Sony's lawyers would probably come a-knockin'.
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Post by: Neumms on December 08, 2008, 02:31:36 PM
[quote name=\'calliaume\' post=\'203107\' date=\'Dec 7 2008, 06:33 PM\']
I don't see this show ever coming back, at least not five-a-week.  Getting enough celeb couples to do the show could be troublesome, and if they don't use celebrity couples Sony's lawyers would probably come a-knockin'.
[/quote]

It's funny--I'd have never imagined this coming back either, but given how low the bar is set for "celebrities" now, I can see this once-a-week in prime time. Anyone know the whereabouts of Amber and Boston Rob from Survivor?

Question: who was Cheryl Ladd married to?
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Post by: Matt Ottinger on December 08, 2008, 02:58:12 PM
[quote name=\'Neumms\' post=\'203172\' date=\'Dec 8 2008, 02:31 PM\']
Question: who was Cheryl Ladd married to?[/quote]
David Ladd, a modestly successful producer and the son of actor Alan Ladd.
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Post by: Don Howard on December 08, 2008, 03:24:15 PM
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'203175\' date=\'Dec 8 2008, 02:58 PM\']
[quote name=\'Neumms\' post=\'203172\' date=\'Dec 8 2008, 02:31 PM\']
Question: who was Cheryl Ladd married to?[/quote]
David Ladd, a modestly successful producer and the son of actor Alan Ladd.
[/quote]
And a fool of a man for ever letting that Charlie's Angel go.
This is unexpected happy news. I figured Beat The Clock had a better chance of being released than Tattletales. Is there a tentative release date for this?
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Post by: calliaume on December 08, 2008, 11:12:15 PM
[quote name=\'Don Howard\' post=\'203179\' date=\'Dec 8 2008, 04:24 PM\']
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'203175\' date=\'Dec 8 2008, 02:58 PM\']
[quote name=\'Neumms\' post=\'203172\' date=\'Dec 8 2008, 02:31 PM\']
Question: who was Cheryl Ladd married to?[/quote]
David Ladd, a modestly successful producer and the son of actor Alan Ladd.
[/quote]
And a fool of a man for ever letting that Charlie's Angel go.
[/quote]
He's got a ways to go to pass Tate Donovan, who dumped both Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock.
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Post by: Don Howard on December 09, 2008, 08:47:44 AM
[quote name=\'calliaume\' post=\'203207\' date=\'Dec 8 2008, 11:12 PM\']
He's got a ways to go to pass Tate Donovan, who dumped both Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock.
[/quote]
Hate 'em both. Don't blame Tate on that one.
Burt Reynolds on the other hand...allowing Dinah Shore to slip away. Twit.
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Post by: BrandonFG on December 09, 2008, 08:53:11 AM
[quote name=\'Don Howard\' post=\'203223\' date=\'Dec 9 2008, 08:47 AM\']
Burt Reynolds on the other hand...allowing Dinah Shore to slip away. Twit.
[/quote]
Well...he did get Loni Anderson.

/Am more of a Bailey Quarters man himself...
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Post by: Don Howard on December 09, 2008, 09:00:06 AM
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' post=\'203225\' date=\'Dec 9 2008, 08:53 AM\']
Well...he did get Loni Anderson.
/Am more of a Bailey Quarter man himself...
[/quote]
Loni does nothing for me, either. With you completely on Jan Smithers.
Why that Brolin bloke passed her over for Barbra Schnoz Yentl is beyond me.
ObGameShows: Yentl was the correct Final Jeopardy! response on the 12.8.08 episode.
ObThisTopic: WKRP's Frank Bonner was on Tattletales along with his wife one week.
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Post by: Jimmy Owen on December 09, 2008, 09:03:08 AM
[quote name=\'Don Howard\' post=\'203226\' date=\'Dec 9 2008, 09:00 AM\']
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' post=\'203225\' date=\'Dec 9 2008, 08:53 AM\']
Well...he did get Loni Anderson.
/Am more of a Bailey Quarter man himself...
[/quote]
Loni does nothing for me, either. With you completely on Jan Smithers.
Why that Brolin bloke passed her over for Barbra Schnoz Yentl is beyond me.
ObGameShows: Yentl was the correct Final Jeopardy! response on the 12.8.08 episode.
ObThisTopic: WKRP's Frank Bonner was on Tattletales along with his wife one week.
[/quote]


Brolin was on too...with his first wife.
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Post by: Don Howard on December 09, 2008, 09:13:00 AM
[quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' post=\'203228\' date=\'Dec 9 2008, 09:03 AM\']
Brolin was on too...with his first wife.
[/quote]
Son of a gun! Truly, I did not know this. Jane Cameron. A very pretty lady who died too young.
Was this appearance during his run on Marcus Welby, M.D.?
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Post by: chris319 on December 09, 2008, 01:34:15 PM
I was remiss in failing to mention two stalwart Tattletales couples: Patti Deutsch and Donald Ross, and the ever-popular Mitzi McCall and Charlie Brill.
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Post by: BillCullen1 on December 09, 2008, 03:06:13 PM
TT did have some famous couples, George and Elana Hamilton, William and Marcy Shatner, Stiller and Meara, plus a number of game show hosts with their wives, Bill Cullen, Bob Barker, Chuck Woolery (with JoAnn Pflug), Allen Ludden, Monty Hall, Bobby Van, Jack Narz, Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Richard Dawson and even Dennis James. When I saw TT in person in 1977, I saw two nighttime shows with Bob & Ginnie Newhart, Dick & Dolly Martin, and Totie Fields & George Johnson. Totie won $1,500 for the banana section one one show, which I was in. The next day, I managed to get in (they didn't want the same people showing up every day) and saw three daytime shows with Bobby Van & Elaine Joyce, Jack & Wallace Albertson, and Adam Arkin & his wife or lady (don't remember which, heck it's been 30 years). Shame that Bob Newhart hasn't cleared his TT appearances. The shows he was on usually had Dick & Dolly Martin and were funny as hell.

I didn't see a release date for the TT DVD. It's safe to assume it will be out sometime in '09, I guess.

BTW, when you saw TT in person, you had to leave one section at at time. There was only one check writing machine. The section that won the most money left LAST.
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Post by: BillCullen1 on December 09, 2008, 03:10:10 PM
Interestingly, though Jack Klugman and Brett Somers never did TT, Charles Nelson Reilly was on several times, with Elizabeth Allen, Julie Harris and Karen Morrow.
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Post by: SRIV94 on December 09, 2008, 03:35:33 PM
[quote name=\'BillCullen1\' post=\'203262\' date=\'Dec 9 2008, 02:06 PM\']
When I saw TT in person in 1977, I saw two nighttime shows with Bob & Ginnie Newhart, Dick & Dolly Martin, and Totie Fields & George Johnson. Totie won $1,500 for the banana section one one show, which I was in. The next day, I managed to get in (they didn't want the same people showing up every day) and saw three daytime shows with Bobby Van & Elaine Joyce, Jack & Wallace Albertson, and Adam Arkin & his wife or lady (don't remember which, heck it's been 30 years).

BTW, when you saw TT in person, you had to leave one section at at time. There was only one check writing machine. The section that won the most money left LAST.
[/quote]
I'm making an assumption here (and we all know what that does), but you were in whatever section you wound up in for the duration of the taping?

And while we're at it, were you randomly assigned a section or did you get to choose?
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Post by: Dbacksfan12 on December 09, 2008, 03:54:40 PM
[quote name=\'BillCullen1\' post=\'203262\' date=\'Dec 9 2008, 03:06 PM\']Totie won $1,500 for the banana section one one show, which I was in.[/quote]Approxmently how much did this mean for each member in that section?
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Post by: Jimmy Owen on December 09, 2008, 03:54:50 PM
[quote name=\'BillCullen1\' post=\'203263\' date=\'Dec 9 2008, 03:10 PM\']
Interestingly, though Jack Klugman and Brett Somers never did TT, Charles Nelson Reilly was on several times, with Elizabeth Allen, Julie Harris and Karen Morrow.
[/quote]

I never would have guessed Charles was such a ladies man!  Three different chicks!  Bravo!
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Post by: Matt Ottinger on December 09, 2008, 03:57:14 PM
[quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' post=\'203270\' date=\'Dec 9 2008, 03:54 PM\']I never would have guessed Charles was such a ladies man!  Three different chicks!  Bravo![/quote]
Um...you may not have gotten the memo...
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Post by: BillCullen1 on December 09, 2008, 04:05:13 PM
To answer the last few questions:

You were told to sit in a certain section - you did NOT get a choice. You stayed in that section for the duration of the taping (two or three shows). The celebs changed sections for each show, the audience stayed put.

The money was split 100 ways - there were 100 people in each section. So $1,500 was $15 apiece. Not bad for sitting in an audience.

You were also warned by announcer Gene Wood that if an answer was heard on stage, the question would be thrown out for your section, and everyone in your section would be waiting for you in the parking lot.

As for CNR, the G-T people liked him, which best explains his appearances on TT. He did admit to being gay, but he could play it "straight" very well. Elizabeth Allen was Paul Lynde's wife on his short-lived TV sitcom. That's what tipped it off for me.
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Post by: Neumms on December 09, 2008, 04:53:27 PM
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'203272\' date=\'Dec 9 2008, 03:57 PM\']
[quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' post=\'203270\' date=\'Dec 9 2008, 03:54 PM\']I never would have guessed Charles was such a ladies man!  Three different chicks!  Bravo![/quote]
Um...you may not have gotten the memo...
[/quote]

So Dick Sargent might have been in CNR's demographic BEFORE he was dating Fannie Flagg?
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Post by: BillCullen1 on December 09, 2008, 05:58:44 PM
[quote name=\'Neumms\' post=\'203279\' date=\'Dec 9 2008, 04:53 PM\']
So Dick Sargent might have been in CNR's demographic BEFORE he was dating Fannie Flagg?
[/quote]

Since Sargeant also admitted to being gay, yes!  Fannie Flagg was also "outed" by a former lover some years back, and Richard Deacon was just going through the motions with Dody Goodman on TT, if the Wikipedia article about him is correct. Hey, TT offered national exposure to celebs.
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Post by: Ian Wallis on December 09, 2008, 06:15:50 PM
Quote
Son of a gun! Truly, I did not know this. Jane Cameron. A very pretty lady who died too young.
Was this appearance during his run on Marcus Welby, M.D.?

Yes, James Brolin appeared around April 1974.  He didn't play the game very well, but he was on the same panel as Dick Gautier and Donald Ross, IIRC.
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Post by: ChuckNet on December 10, 2008, 06:08:03 PM
Quote
Loni does nothing for me, either. With you completely on Jan Smithers.

Put me down as one who wouldn't mind a visit to Bailey's "quarters" sometime, either. :-D

Chuck Donegan (The Risque "Chuckie Baby")
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Post by: chris319 on December 11, 2008, 02:28:46 AM
[quote name=\'BillCullen1\' post=\'203263\' date=\'Dec 9 2008, 12:10 PM\']
Interestingly, though Jack Klugman and Brett Somers never did TT, Charles Nelson Reilly was on several times, with Elizabeth Allen, Julie Harris and Karen Morrow.
[/quote]
And Dodie Goodman.

Charles was gay but his alter ego "Chuck" got the chicks.

After he stopped being Mel Cooley, Richard Deacon was fairly open about his personal life, as were Charles and Raymond Burr. Deacon was interviewed by Boze Hadleigh in his book. When the faux Darren Stevens, Dick Sargent, came out no one really cared. Robert Reed felt he had to stay in the closet before he passed away. He had HIV at the time.

What a gay word, "faux".
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Post by: BrandonFG on December 11, 2008, 08:31:18 AM
[quote name=\'chris319\' post=\'203408\' date=\'Dec 11 2008, 02:28 AM\']
Robert Reed felt he had to stay in the closet before he passed away. He had HIV at the time.
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I remember when he died, one of the newsmagazines (wasn't "Entertainment Tonight" or "Inside Edition") did a memorial piece on him, and the reporter made this huge buildup to reveal the fact Reed was gay, as if it were a shameful secret. I remembered being surprised (was only 9 or so at the time), but curious as to why it was treated like some sort of scandal.
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Post by: Matt Ottinger on December 11, 2008, 09:56:07 AM
[quote name=\'chris319\' post=\'203408\' date=\'Dec 11 2008, 02:28 AM\']and Raymond Burr. [/quote]
Really?  For some reason, that was one that was never on my radar.

/Or gaydar.  Or whatever.
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: Don Howard on December 11, 2008, 12:10:20 PM
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'203420\' date=\'Dec 11 2008, 09:56 AM\']
[quote name=\'chris319\' post=\'203408\' date=\'Dec 11 2008, 02:28 AM\']and Raymond Burr. [/quote]
Really?  For some reason, that was one that was never on my radar.
/Or gaydar.  Or whatever.
[/quote]
Not to worry. He came in loud and clear on that of Robert Benevides.
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: chris319 on December 11, 2008, 12:41:48 PM
Are we all on board with Roger C. Carmel?
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Post by: Mike Tennant on December 11, 2008, 12:43:03 PM
[quote name=\'chris319\' post=\'203434\' date=\'Dec 11 2008, 12:41 PM\']Are we all on board with Roger C. Carmel?[/quote]Clear as Mudd to me.
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Post by: Jimmy Owen on December 11, 2008, 01:20:52 PM
[quote name=\'chris319\' post=\'203434\' date=\'Dec 11 2008, 12:41 PM\']
Are we all on board with Roger C. Carmel?
[/quote]

What I remember is that he was replaced by Richard Deacon on "Mothers-In-Law" and nobody noticed the difference.
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Post by: Don Howard on December 11, 2008, 01:23:01 PM
[quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' post=\'203437\' date=\'Dec 11 2008, 01:20 PM\']
[quote name=\'chris319\' post=\'203434\' date=\'Dec 11 2008, 12:41 PM\']
Are we all on board with Roger C. Carmel?
[/quote]
What I remember is that he was replaced by Richard Deacon on "Mothers-In-Law" and nobody noticed the difference.
[/quote]
That's understandable. All viewing eyes were tuned to Kaye Ballard anyway.
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Post by: BrandonFG on December 11, 2008, 01:59:07 PM
[quote name=\'chris319\' post=\'203434\' date=\'Dec 11 2008, 12:41 PM\']
Are we all on board with Roger C. Carmel?
[/quote]
I'm suddenly reminded of an SCTV sketch, involving a trailer for "Twelve Angry Men". As the camera slowly zoomed in on the closed jury chamber doors, you heard the characters, all known for being effeminate, if not gay, arguing back and forth.

Stereotypical, yes. Offensive, probably. But still funny.
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Post by: chris319 on December 11, 2008, 04:50:08 PM
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All viewing eyes were tuned to Kaye Ballard anyway.
Between Kaye and Roger, not a heterosexual in that couple.

On the Chris Clementson Hollywood Tour, be sure to ask about Roger C.. I only tell that story in person. (It's not much of a story, either, just an occurrence.

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Stereotypical, yes. Offensive, probably. But still funny.
My Italian half would laugh and say "You can't offend my funnybone.". My Norwegian half would say "Uff da, vass dat supposed to be funny?".

I leave you with this Ole and Lena joke:

LENA: Ole, de car hass vater in de carburetor.

OLE: Vat do you mean de car hass vater in de carburetor? You don't even know vat a carburetur iss.

LENA: I'm telling you, de car hass vater in de carburetor.

OLE: OK, OK, I have a look at it. Vere iss de car now?

LENA: In de lake.

Thank you, I'll be here all week. Tip the veal, try your waitress.
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Post by: Eric Paddon on December 15, 2008, 12:55:25 PM
The BCI press release says a four disc set, and the celeb names include Bob Newhart which would mean at least one episode that was never on GSN.

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Tattletal...s-Planned/11035 (http://\"http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Tattletales-DVDs-Planned/11035\")
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: chris319 on December 15, 2008, 06:15:15 PM
They're only doing the 1974 - 1978 version -- apparently no episodes from the 1982 version.

When Adrienne Barbeau appears y'all get to meet Mike Malone, former G-T music supervisor and major contributor to the TVPMM.
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Post by: Vahan_Nisanian on December 15, 2008, 06:43:08 PM
[quote name=\'chris319\' post=\'203633\' date=\'Dec 15 2008, 06:15 PM\']
They're only doing the 1974 - 1978 version -- apparently no episodes from the 1982 version.[/quote]

That's too bad, cause IMO, the 1982 version was better.

I'd even go so far as to say that the 1982 theme was better and less annoying than the 1974 theme.
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Post by: isucgv on December 15, 2008, 07:16:19 PM
[quote name=\'gameshowlover87\' post=\'203636\' date=\'Dec 15 2008, 06:43 PM\']
That's too bad, cause IMO, the 1982 version was better.
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I can't say I was ever an avid TattleTales watcher, but how was the 1982 version much different than the 70's version (once they went to the all Quickies format), aside from the theme?
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Post by: Chief-O on December 15, 2008, 07:22:25 PM
[quote name=\'isucgv\' post=\'203638\' date=\'Dec 15 2008, 06:16 PM\']
I can't say I was ever an avid TattleTales watcher, but how was the 1982 version much different than the 70's version (once they went to the all Quickies format), aside from the theme?
[/quote]

Solely cosmetic, IIRC.
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Post by: Don Howard on December 15, 2008, 07:22:46 PM
[quote name=\'isucgv\' post=\'203638\' date=\'Dec 15 2008, 07:16 PM\']
I can't say I was ever an avid TattleTales watcher, but how was the 1982 version much different than the 70's version (once they went to the all Quickies format), aside from the theme?
[/quote]
From my recall, the differences were few. Johnny Olson announced and the rattle was done at the end of the show instead of at halftime.
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Post by: clemon79 on December 15, 2008, 07:31:36 PM
Exactly the same game, but the monitors on the desk were...how do I say...more squared-off?

Other'n that, same game, same money amounts (3 $150's and a $300, an extra question thrown in if they have extra time), all of it.

(Oh, and the open was a little different, with the "Places, please!" thing on the newer version.)
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Post by: SRIV94 on December 15, 2008, 07:37:11 PM
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'203642\' date=\'Dec 15 2008, 06:31 PM\']
Exactly the same game, but the monitors on the desk were...how do I say...more squared-off?

Other'n that, same game, same money amounts (3 $150's and a $300, an extra question thrown in if they have extra time), all of it.

(Oh, and the open was a little different, with the "Places, please!" thing on the newer version.)
[/quote]
Different sound effects as well, although they did resurrect the "time's up" bell from the old version.
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Post by: calliaume on December 15, 2008, 08:18:20 PM
[quote name=\'SRIV94\' post=\'203643\' date=\'Dec 15 2008, 08:37 PM\']
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'203642\' date=\'Dec 15 2008, 06:31 PM\']
Exactly the same game, but the monitors on the desk were...how do I say...more squared-off?

Other'n that, same game, same money amounts (3 $150's and a $300, an extra question thrown in if they have extra time), all of it.

(Oh, and the open was a little different, with the "Places, please!" thing on the newer version.)
[/quote]
Different sound effects as well, although they did resurrect the "time's up" bell from the old version.
[/quote]
And the desk top on the '80s version was grey/tan, instead of three colors corresponding to the panelists' rooting sections.  I assumed they had to get it back on the air so quickly after Up to the Minute collapsed they didn't have time for details.

Seriously, either they didn't bother looking at the '82-'84 run or the one or two celebs who might have later been stars didn't clear their episodes.  Here's the 1982 episode guide (http://\"http://web.archive.org/web/20050306001853/www.matchgame.org/episodeguides/tattletales/tt82.html\") and you can link to a partial for 1983 on there -- slim pickings.
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Post by: ChuckNet on December 16, 2008, 12:22:20 AM
One major difference I can recall is that they didn't always use couples...on some weeks, you'd see:

- Actors who merely played couples on TV
- Best friends
- Parent/child teams (in fact, one week in 1983 had Bert's wife and daughter playing!)

And I def had a soft spot for that version's theme, mainly b/c it was one of my first GS memories and stuck w/me for years thereafter. :-)

Chuck Donegan (The Nostalgic "Chuckie Baby")
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Post by: chris319 on December 16, 2008, 03:04:07 AM
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the monitors on the desk were...how do I say...more squared-off?
The old monitors had angular "wings" behind which an ashtray could be partially concealed.
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: Eric Paddon on December 18, 2008, 06:34:59 PM
Some bad news to report.   BCI, which has been putting out these game show DVD releases is no more.    The parent company of it decided to fold it up today, and the indications are that all pending releases on DVD which would include all game show releases are as of now, cancelled.

That means in a nutshell, no Tattletales release and nothing else in the forseeable future.

Here's the grim story at HTF.

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/sd-dvd...ext-bci-14.html (http://\"http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/sd-dvd-tv-shows-tv-movies/260504-whats-next-bci-14.html\")

Message #403 is the one that reveals the grim news.

And here's another thread with the link to the press release.

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/sd-dvd...s-affected.html (http://\"http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/sd-dvd-tv-shows-tv-movies/280295-bci-eclipse-closes-doors-permanently-he-man-she-ra-ghostbusters-others-affected.html\")
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Post by: Eric Paddon on December 18, 2008, 07:36:49 PM
Further update, courtesy of TV Shows On DVD.

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Site-News...Shut-Down/11064 (http://\"http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Site-News-BCI-Shut-Down/11064\")
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Post by: Pyramid80 on December 18, 2008, 08:02:12 PM
I just saw the information on tvshowsondvd.com, before heading over here.  This is definitely some sad/bad news for us game show fans.  Thanks to the fine folks at BCI that have given us some good game show sets, some that we may have never seen without their help.  Hopefully those who work for BCI will be able to transition into other jobs without any problems.
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Post by: johnnyd1788 on December 19, 2008, 02:55:07 AM
So how long do you think we can buy the previously released sets? (I haven't bought the past couple...)
Title: Tattletales DVD Release Next
Post by: BillCullen1 on December 19, 2008, 11:33:25 AM
[quote name=\'johnnyd1788\' post=\'204106\' date=\'Dec 19 2008, 02:55 AM\']
So how long do you think we can buy the previously released sets? (I haven't bought the past couple...)
[/quote]

Probably till the stores run out of them.

And I was looking forward to TT and WML
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Post by: TroubadourNando on December 19, 2008, 04:16:37 PM
Did the Password box ever make it out?
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Post by: BillCullen1 on December 19, 2008, 04:22:27 PM
[quote name=\'TroubadourNando\' post=\'204224\' date=\'Dec 19 2008, 04:16 PM\']
Did the Password box ever make it out?
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Yes, I got it at Borders or Barnes and Noble. Off hand, I cant remember which one.
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Post by: William A. Padron on December 24, 2008, 12:46:13 PM
[quote name=\'BillCullen1\' post=\'204227\' date=\'Dec 19 2008, 04:22 PM\']
[quote name=\'TroubadourNando\' post=\'204224\' date=\'Dec 19 2008, 04:16 PM\']
Did the Password box ever make it out?
[/quote]

Yes, I got it at Borders or Barnes and Noble. Off hand, I cant remember which one.
[/quote]

Well, J&R Music World in lower Manhattan (where I had purchased my original copy on the day it was released) recently restocked some more copies of the DVD box set, and sales seem to be going well at least there.  That store still has not sold, as of this writing, its one last copy of the All-Star Family Feud set yet, which has been sitting in one of its bins in the TV section for quite some time.