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Anderson Cooper Pranked With Childhood Game Show Footage (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted May 10th 2011 3:45PM
Producers Prank Anderson Cooper on '360' With Embarrassing VideoOn 'Anderson Cooper 360' (weeknights, 10PM ET on CNN), producers pranked Anderson Cooper with highly embarrassing video of an appearance he made on 'To Tell the Truth' as a child.

While correspondent Isha Sesay read a story on Marg Helgenberger's recent swipe at Justin Bieber, producers surreptitiously inserted a still from the video that showed young Cooper in a furry, purple wig. "Why was that picture up there? Wait a minute," said Cooper. "How did ...? Where did this picture suddenly materialize from?"

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Orville Redenbacher and his popcorn weren't always well-known

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 3rd 2009 6:02PM
I could stay online all day long and watch clips from old game shows. Classic Television Showbiz posted this clip the other day of Orville Redenbacher on the original To Tell The Truth with Garry Moore. This was before all of those commercials and he wasn't as well-known as he would later become. Look at that panel! Bill Cullen, Peggy Cass, Kitty Carlisle, and Joe Garagiola!

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Kitty Carlisle Hart fans will have to stay up for tribute

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 20th 2007 9:01AM

To Tell The TruthWe told you the other day that longtime To Tell The Truth panelist and patron of the arts Kitty Carlisle Hart had died at 96, and one of us here mentioned that GSN will probably air a tribute to her. And in fact, they are going to give her a tribute this weekend.

At 3AM.

Yup, that's right. GSN is going to air Carlisle Hart's very first appearance on the game show at 3AM Monday morning.

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Kitty Carlisle Hart dead at 96

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 18th 2007 3:45PM

Kitty Carlisle HartYes, like you, I had just assumed she died several years ago, but Kitty Carlisle Hart lived a long, happy life and passed away today at the age of 96 after contacting pnuemonia in December.

TV fans will remember her for her long-running spot on To Tell The Truth. She was on the show from 1956 to 1967. Other TV appearances include a Kojak movie in 1990, The Howard Stern Show, I've Got A Secret, Password, and What's My Line.

She was also in the classic Marx Brothers comedy A Night At The Opera, as well as the films Radio Days and Six Degrees of Separation. She also appeared in several operas and Broadway plays and was awarded the National Medal of Arts from President Bush in 1991.

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Which game shows do you think should come back?

by Joel Keller, posted Sep 4th 2006 1:01PM
Whew!The Onion's AV Club always does a good job of coming up with pop culture lists that have a good sense of a medium's history, not just listing things to generate controversy. For instance, they won't say that The White Stripes were better than The Beatles just to see what kind of pissed-off response they're going to get.

This list from last week, about the game shows they'd love to see return to the air, is no exception. Not only do they include the old favorites like Match Game, TattleTales, and To Tell the Truth, but a couple of obscure ones, like Hot Potato, Go and Second Chance (which was a forerunner to Press Your Luck). All of the items are accomapnied by video clips from YouTube, so you can get a good feeling for each show. My favorite obscure show on the list was Whew!, where a contestant had to traverse a "gauntlet of villains" in the bonus game. It was a set-sized nightmare that was more show than game. The clip reminded me that I was transfixed by this show as an 8-year-old. But I hadn't quite gotten into baseball yet, so my taste was questionable at the time.

Anyway, which games shows do you want to be revived? Let me know in the comments.

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