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.
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?
Challenge contestants to show their smarts with elementary school questions…
TV game shows have entertained viewers for years with everything from trivia questions to reality competitions – read on for our picks of the 25 greatest game shows of all time.
Hosts: Chuck Woolery (1983-1995), Pat Bullard (1998-1999) Years on TV: 1983-1995; 1998-1999 Super-suave Chuck Woolery hosted Love Connection, a different take on The Dating Game, where contestants would select their match from three potential dates.
The audience voted on which date they thought was the perfect match and the contestant would reveal his/her choice.
Chuck’s interview of the couple’s date provided some of the best moments – especially when the dates were a total disaster.
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.
But who didn’t love the courage of those contestants who could “name that tune in two notes” – for reals?
Hosts: Marc Summers, Bruce Jenner, Jason Harris Years on TV: 1986-1993 Nickelodeon kids’ channel featured plenty of slime and other messiness with the kids’ game show Double Dare.
Hosted by super cheeseball Marc Summers (he of the Cosby sweaters), kids were put through their paces with trivia questions and physical challenges. Host: Peter Tomarken Years on TV: 1983-1986 Any game show where eager contestants shout out “Big bucks! ” has to make the list, despite the dorky animated “Whammy” character that took away contestants’ cash and prizes.