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Bob Zager

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First time you heard "Back in Two and two"
« on: January 17, 2024, 12:37:21 PM »
Although many of us associate the quote with Chuck Woolery, I recently heard a couple of similar quotes on a couple of TTTT episodes from around 1973-1974.

Bill Cullen was guest hosting, and said: "we'll meet our motorcyclist in about two minutes and a couple of seconds."

Then, a different episode with Garry Moore, had him saying: "we'll meet this fortune teller, in 122 seconds!"

I'm sure there is a bit of extra time that actually leads to the "two and two."

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Re: First time you heard "Back in Two and two"
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2024, 12:56:22 PM »
I'm sure there is a bit of extra time that actually leads to the "two and two."

I've heard it explained that it's one second out, two minutes of commercials, one second back in.
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Re: First time you heard "Back in Two and two"
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2024, 01:28:59 PM »
Allen Funt said a similar line on the '70s Candid Camera at least once as well.
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Re: First time you heard "Back in Two and two"
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2024, 08:56:29 PM »
a true "two and two" is all about that hand motion. how many other hosts have a trademark physical action? maybe Howie Mandel, with that S-wave he'd do at the end of Deal -- or Allen Ludden, with his Password hand gesture
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Re: First time you heard "Back in Two and two"
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2024, 01:27:13 AM »
a true "two and two" is all about that hand motion. how many other hosts have a trademark physical action? maybe Howie Mandel, with that S-wave he'd do at the end of Deal -- or Allen Ludden, with his Password hand gesture

The Dick Clark salute comes right to mind, along with Regis pointing at the camera.

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Re: First time you heard "Back in Two and two"
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2024, 02:52:36 PM »
The Dick Clark salute comes right to mind, along with Regis pointing at the camera.

Didn't Barker, at least some of the time, salute with his "good-bye everybody?"

Bud Collyer liked to salute, and he had his sanctimonious finger wagging at the end of TTTT.

Trebek did his palm-up hello to camera when entering.