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The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) 

Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game.
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Nominated for 8 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Kenny Williams Kenny Williams ...  Himself - Announcer 1,416 episodes, 1965-1980
Peter Marshall ...  Himself - Host 1,414 episodes, 1966-1980
Cliff Arquette Cliff Arquette ...  Charley Weaver - Panelist / ... 1,036 episodes, 1965-1974
Wally Cox ...  Himself - Panelist / ... 983 episodes, 1965-1973
Paul Lynde ...  Himself - Center Square / ... 898 episodes, 1966-1979
Rose Marie ...  Herself - Panelist 667 episodes, 1965-1980
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Storyline

Nine celebrities, seated in a three-by-three tier as in a tic-tac-toe board, joined two contestants one of them a champion in a game known best for the celebrities' witty answers to questions. The object was to win an otherwise standard game of tic-tac-toe by determining whether a celebrity was giving a correct answer to a general knowledge question or bluffing ("agree" or "disagree"). Contestants selected a celebrity, for which host Marshall read a question; a correct decision to agree or disagree by the player allowed him/her to place their mark in that box, while the opponent's mark was placed there if said decision was incorrect (unless it led to tic-tac-toe, in which case the contestant had to earn the box). During the first complete game of a show, a "Secret Square" game offered the contestants a bonus prize package for a correct answer. The contestant winning the best-of-three match was champion and returned to face a new challenger. Five-time champions retired un-defeated with... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

King World Studios West

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1965 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3536 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (1966-1980)| Black and White (surviving kinescope prints from mid-1960s)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Marshall was considering starring in the musical version of "Breakfast At Tiffany's" (1966), when approached to host The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (1965). The musical was an ultimate failure, closing before reaching Broadway. See more »

Quotes

Peter Marshall: Arthur Hailey had a very successful movie and novel called "Hotel". He has a new best seller about another stopover point. What is it called?
Charley Weaver: Service Station.
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Connections

Referenced in Suicide Squad (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Merrill & Bob's Theme
(We're THE HOLLYWOOD SQUARES No. 2)
Performed by the William Loose Orchestra from 1969 to 1979
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best gameshow of all time
28 January 2018 | by jacksons-02775See all my reviews

I'm not a game show kind of guy, but this was good. first for all, i love celebrities, 2nd of all, i love old celebrities and 3rd of all i love comedy, this has all 3. i've only seen a few episodes and allready i got the point of this show. 10/10.


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