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1978-Jeopardy

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« on: April 11, 2004, 10:44:01 PM »
I just found out that Jay Johnson, the guy from "Soap" hosted a gameshow called Celebrity Charades. Now let my ask the quick and obvious question: Was he accompanied by Bob?

beatlefreak84

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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2004, 10:53:47 PM »
If you're talking about a dummy named Bob since Johnson was indeed a ventriloquist (in case anyone out there didn't know), no, he wasn't.  However, there was a dummy that accompanied him named "Squeaky."  The dummy was even given co-host billing (no, not Johnson; Squeaky!).

A pretty lame idea, if you ask me, to have a dummy on a game show like this, and even weirder to have actual conversations between the host, the celebrities, and the dummy.  Hmm...wonder why this show tanked?  :)

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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2004, 11:12:22 PM »
Not to put too fine a spin on this, but remember that "Bob" was the fictional character in the sitcom Soap.  Squeaky is the same block of wood, and is simply the dummy's...uh...real name.

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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2004, 05:09:37 AM »
Ny guess as to why Celeberty Charades tanked falls squarely on the dummy(Squeaky).  Any attempt to lighten up an already light-hearted celeberty panel game would lean it towards an improv type of show.  At least, that's my gist of it anyway.

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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2004, 03:20:46 PM »
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' date=\'Apr 11 2004, 10:12 PM\']Not to put too fine a spin on this, but remember that "Bob" was the fictional character in the sitcom Soap.  Squeaky is the same block of wood, and is simply the dummy's...uh...real name.[/quote]
So Squeaky was portraying Bob Campbell on "So You Think You Got Troubles!?"