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jjman920

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GSN's Annual WML?/IGAS Holiday Block 2020
« on: December 13, 2020, 02:49:53 PM »
Starting on the 14th (or rather the 15th) begins GSN's annual two week run of What's My Line? and I've Got a Secret at the 3/3:30am EST slots, respectively. Unsurprisingly, the WML? episode selection is a veritable who's who of celebrity passings from this year. IGAS seems to be a random selection of episodes.

WML
15th: 6/19/55 (Panel: Betty White, MG: Arnold Stang)
16th: 5/25/58 (Panel: Eammon Andrews, MG: Olivia De Havilland)
17th: 1/10/65 (Panel: Orson Bean, MG: Lee Remick)
18th: 10/3/65 (Panel: Martin Gabel, Ralph Meeker, MG: Sean Connery, Henry Fonda)
19th: 1971 (MG: Satchel Paige)
22nd: 1969 (MG: Bozo the Clown*, Stiller and Meara)
23rd: 1970 (MG: Mama Cass Elliot)
24th: 1971 (MG: Hugh Downs)
25th: 1973 (MG: Carl Reiner)
26th: 1974 (Panel: Phyllis George, MG: Barbara Feldon)

(*panel blindfolded, normal questioning)

IGAS
15th: 11/20/61 (Guest: Peggy Cass)
16th: 3/5/62 (Panel: Barry Nelson, Guest: Milton Berle)
17th: 9/13/65 (Guest: Carol Burnett)
18th: 2/14/66 (Panel: Arthur Godfrey, Guest: Phyllis Diller)
19th: 11/22/65 (Guest: Ethel Merman, Satchel Paige)
22nd: 12/26/66 (Guest: Paul Anka)
23rd: 3/20/67 (Guest: Jim Backus, penultimate episode)
24th: 1972 (Guest: Greg Morris)
25th: 1972 (Guest: Marty Allen)
26th: 1973 (Guest: Chad Everett)

There are two Blyden episodes that feature Barbara Feldon, and I don't know how to figure out which one is airing, but I'm assuming it's the one with Phyllis George.

Is there some milestone I'm missing with Satchel Paige? As one night (the 19th) will feature both his WML? and IGAS appearances. Perhaps just someone noticing he did both shows and putting them together.
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Re: GSN's Annual WML?/IGAS Holiday Block 2020
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2020, 04:53:24 PM »
Is there some milestone I'm missing with Satchel Paige? As one night (the 19th) will feature both his WML? and IGAS appearances. Perhaps just someone noticing he did both shows and putting them together.

Major League Baseball has been commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues this year, so it might be connected to that.
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Re: GSN's Annual WML?/IGAS Holiday Block 2020
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2020, 06:20:51 PM »
24th: 1972 (Guest: Greg Morris)
25th: 1972 (Guest: Marty Allen)
26th: 1973 (Guest: Chad Everett)

I'm a cord cutter, so I don't get GSN anymore, but I'd love to have those three so that I don't have to pull them from my VHS tapes.  If one of you would be so kind.
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Re: GSN's Annual WML?/IGAS Holiday Block 2020
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2020, 07:29:44 PM »
Major League Baseball has been commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues this year, so it might be connected to that.

This has been confirmed by someone I know at GSN.

Other things of note:

The Betty White episode is her earliest appearance on any network game show ever.

The Hugh Downs episode from the syndicated show has never aired on GSN before.
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Re: GSN's Annual WML?/IGAS Holiday Block 2020
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2020, 11:00:55 PM »
The Hugh Downs episode from the syndicated show has never aired on GSN before.
It's not this one, then?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEnX0oG2xW0
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Re: GSN's Annual WML?/IGAS Holiday Block 2020
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2020, 01:16:02 AM »
The Hugh Downs episode from the syndicated show has never aired on GSN before.
It's not this one, then?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEnX0oG2xW0

Apparently not. According to the info in the source code of GSN's schedule page, the civilian contestants on the episode they're showing are the author of a  book on housekeeping and a champion prune eater.
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Re: GSN's Annual WML?/IGAS Holiday Block 2020
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2020, 02:13:02 PM »
All I'm doing is reporting what my friend told me.  I have no direct knowledge of the episode or episodes in question.
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Re: GSN's Annual WML?/IGAS Holiday Block 2020
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2020, 03:00:39 PM »
God, don't scare me by pointing out a "who's who of celebrity passings" in the intro and then highlighting Betty White in the first line.

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Re: GSN's Annual WML?/IGAS Holiday Block 2020
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2020, 11:04:37 PM »
I'm told that the Hugh Downs episode that they're going to run is actually from 1971.
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Re: GSN's Annual WML?/IGAS Holiday Block 2020
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2020, 11:57:38 PM »
I'm told that the Hugh Downs episode that they're going to run is actually from 1971.
Which would make sense then. GSN barely ran any of Bruner's later episodes.
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Re: GSN's Annual WML?/IGAS Holiday Block 2020
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2020, 01:23:11 AM »
I'm told that the Hugh Downs episode that they're going to run is actually from 1971.
Post edited. Can't wait to see and find out who's on the panel, since the sources I looked at (mainly a wikia and IMDB) only have the 1969 week. Thank you!
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Re: GSN's Annual WML?/IGAS Holiday Block 2020
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2020, 11:10:06 AM »
I haven't had GSN for over a year. For an additional $12 a month, I could add it to my cable lineup. But their originals are basically copycats of each other and four hours of Harvey Feud every night, I just couldn't bring myself to pulling that trigger. I've previously seen most of the WML and IGAS eps they are showing.