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Hosts in the intro?
« on: March 18, 2024, 03:16:17 PM »
Not counting any shows that did not have an actual announcer, how many shows can you think of that had the host in an active on-camera role in the intro before being introduced by the announcer? Here are some:

Double Dare (all Nickelodeon versions)
Think Fast (Michael Carrington, not sure about Skip Lackey)
Born Lucky
Debt
It Takes Two (1997 Dick Clark version)
Win Ben Stein's Money

Jimmy Owen

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Re: Hosts in the intro?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2024, 03:26:09 PM »
Knockout with Arte Johnson
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Kevin Prather

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Re: Hosts in the intro?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2024, 03:37:47 PM »
Paul Reubens/Troy Stevens on You Don't Know Jack.

BrandonFG

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Re: Hosts in the intro?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2024, 03:42:28 PM »
Marc Summers and Arthel Neville, Majority Rules

Tom Kennedy guessed the celebrities’ names on the original You Don’t Say!

Bert Convy and Robb Weller played along on Win, Lose or Draw and revealed each celebrity caricature.
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Re: Hosts in the intro?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2024, 04:34:13 PM »
Post-"All Stars" ABC "Password".
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Re: Hosts in the intro?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2024, 05:33:56 PM »
Post-"All Stars" ABC "Password".

Between that and the computer noises, I'm sure John Harlan took up needlepoint.

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Nick

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Re: Hosts in the intro?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2024, 07:00:17 PM »
Bill Cullen on Blankety Blanks.

Post-"All Stars" ABC "Password".

Between that and the computer noises, I'm sure John Harlan took up needlepoint.

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Re: Hosts in the intro?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2024, 08:30:04 PM »
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Bert Convy and Robb Weller played along on Win, Lose or Draw and revealed each celebrity caricature.

Vicki Lawrence says hello..


Also, Betty White on Just Men.

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Re: Hosts in the intro?
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2024, 09:10:31 PM »
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Bert Convy and Robb Weller played along on Win, Lose or Draw and revealed each celebrity caricature.

Vicki Lawrence says hello..
Fair.
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Re: Hosts in the intro?
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2024, 11:27:47 PM »
Johnny Arcade on Video Power, Bob on All Star Secrets, Hal & Tom (all the hosts, I'd assume?) on It's Your Bet.

steveleb

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Re: Hosts in the intro?
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2024, 04:05:29 AM »
John michael Higgins on Split Second, if you define the intro as the entire first question as GSN does

Kevin Prather

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Re: Hosts in the intro?
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2024, 12:24:30 PM »
Do you wanna count Bzzz!, where the host *is* the announcer?

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Re: Hosts in the intro?
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2024, 01:10:20 PM »
John michael Higgins on Split Second, if you define the intro as the entire first question as GSN does
Do you wanna count Bzzz!, where the host *is* the announcer?

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Not counting any shows that did not have an actual announcer, how many shows can you think of that had the host in an active on-camera role in the intro before being introduced by the announcer?

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TimK2003

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Re: Hosts in the intro?
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2024, 09:57:08 PM »
VERY fuzzy GSN memory here, but didn't Bob & Ray do cold opens when they briefly co-hosted The Name's The Same?

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Re: Hosts in the intro?
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2024, 10:02:24 PM »
The first few episodes of DOND where the camera followed Howie onto the stage as he explained the premise of the show.

Also, both Jack Barry and Maury Povich on Twenty One.
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