Hosted by comedian Ben Bailey, this game show on wheels is a clever diversion from your typical trivia show – and makes you wish the cash cab would pull up the next time you hail a taxi.
Hosts: Jim Lange (1965-1980), Elaine Joyce (1986-1988), Jeff Mc Gregor (1988-1989), Brad Sherwood (1996-1997), Chuck Woolery (1997-2000) Years on TV: 1965-1980; 1986-1989, 1996-2000 The Dating Game is the original matchmaking game show (Take that, The Bachelor!
The fifth wheel dating game show
Hosts: Dick Clark (1973-1988), Bill Cullen (1974-1979), John Davidson (1991-1992), Donny Osmond (2002-2004) Years on TV: 1973-1988; 1991-1992; 2002-2004 Whether it was $10,000 or $100,000, the set for Pyramid was a killer – those monitors for the clues and of course, the ultimate final pyramid challenge with the fenced in “winner’s circle” and the cubes that revealed each correct answer in the pyramid. Host: Ben Stein Years on TV: 1997 – 2003 Who would’ve thought that lawyer and presidential speechwriter Ben Stein would be a worthy host and competitor on a Comedy Central game show?
The host became a contestant during the second segment and the final challenge pitted the winning contestant against Ben Stein himself!
Host: Anderson Cooper Years on TV: 2001 – 2004; 2008 The Mole had a great thing going during its first two seasons on the air with host Anderson Cooper.
Then he went and got all schmancy CNN newsman and The Mole took a dive into celebrity territory.
), starting in 1965 and running through 1980 with host Jim Lange, who introduced the show’s signature ending of blowing a kiss to the viewers.
The Dating Game saw a variety of hosts through the years but ended with the big cheese of game show hosts himself, Chuck Woolery.The Mole made a revival in 2008, but it couldn’t hold a candle to those first two seasons.Host: Jeff Foxworthy Years on TV: 2007- present Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader is genius, right?Check out this video of some whammy highlights: Host: Jack Bailey Years on TV: 1947–1964; 1969–1970 An oldie for sure, but in its day, Queen for a Day allowed women to escape their everyday drudgery and become royalty (if only for a day) when the audience voted the biggest sob story with the applause meter.We’d love to see this one make a comeback – but spa vacations would have to replace a new washer and dryer, for sure.Hosts: Red Benson, Bill Cullen, George De Witt, Richard Hayes, Dennis James, Tom Kennedy, Jim Lange Years on TV: 1953 -1959; 1974-1981; 1984-1985 Name That Tune is the predecessor of shows like “Don’t Forget the Lyrics,” and yeah, looking back it is heavy on the cheese.