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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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Complete series cast summary:
Peter Marshall ...  Self - Host 1,705 episodes, 1966-1980
Kenny Williams Kenny Williams ...  Self - Announcer 1,695 episodes, 1965-1980
Cliff Arquette ...  Charley Weaver - Panelist / ... 1,106 episodes, 1965-1974
Paul Lynde ...  Self - Center Square / ... 1,079 episodes, 1966-1980
Wally Cox ...  Self - Panelist / ... 989 episodes, 1965-1973
Rose Marie ...  Self - Panelist 782 episodes, 1965-1980
Vincent Price ...  Self - Panelist / ... 693 episodes, 1967-1980
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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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Trivia

Actress Rose Marie and host Peter Marshall were the only two to appear on camera on the show's beginning in (1966) and concluding (1980) NBC broadcasts. See more »

Quotes

Peter Marshall: True or false, massaging the feet helps some people with hot flashes?
George Gobel: So that's why Rose Marie wears battery-operated shoes.
Rose Marie: OH! I KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO SAY THAT! I KNEW IT!
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Connections

Referenced in Frasier: Selling Out (1993) 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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THE HOLLYWOOD SQUARES (Daytime) NBC-TV Timetables Report.
6 May 2019 | by benhallums12019See all my reviews

NBC-TV In Living Color for "THE HOLLYWOOD SQUARES (Daytime)" are Monday-Friday 11:30 AM-12 NOON October 17, 1966-October 1, 1976 Monday-Friday 10:30-11:00 AM October 4, 1976-September 29, 1978 Monday-Friday 1:00-1:30 or 4:00-4:30PM October 2, 1978-March 2, 1979 Monday-Friday 12:30-1:00PM March 5-August 10, 1979 Monday-Friday 10:30-11:00 AM August 13, 1979-June 20, 1980 All Times Eastern.

Except 1-Hour Special Weekday Show from November 3 to 7, 1975 11:30 AM-12:30PM All Times Eastern.


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Official Sites:

King World Studios West

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ハリウッド・スクエア 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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