My top 3 Daytime Emmy Award Winners for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show in television history come from programs that I really watched a lot during the 1970s and early 1980s. These top 3 Daytime Emmy Award Winners for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show in television history include one tic-tac-toe style of game. My top 3 Daytime Emmy Award Winners for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show in television history are listed by order of their first wins. What are your best memories from watching the following programs?
Top 3 Daytime Emmy Award Winners for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show in Television History Selection Number 1: Hollywood Squares (First win was 1975, but also won for 1978-80).
This game show is arguably the most famous version of tic-tac-toe in history. For me personally, my fondest memories come from watching this game show during the 1970’s. The unforgettable characters who gave the funniest answers included such stars as George Gobel, Jonathan Winters, Rose Marie, and of course the totally off the cuff Paul Lynde, who’d laugh at his own snappy answers to Peter Marshall’s questions. Just seeing Lynde laugh at his own wisecracks was worth watching the game show alone! I also enjoyed trying to figure out whether or not the celebrities were bluffing in their answers, too, which one couldn’t always tell.
Top 3 Daytime Emmy Award Winners for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show in Television History Selection Number 2: Family Feud (First and only win to date was 1977).
“Let’s play The Feud” was often heard coming out of the mouth of one of the best game show announcers ever, that being Richard Dawson with his dry British sense of humor and his obsession with kissing the female contestants. The concept of having two families square off against each other and try to get points by guessing the top answers to survey questions was really neat. But I did get irritated often when some of the family members would give such stupid answers to the questions. It was more understandable during the Fast Money Round when they were expected to give really quick answers for 15 seconds (changed to 20 seconds in 1994 according to Wikipedia). I enjoyed Dawson’s way of saying the following during those rounds: “(Our) Survey said!”
Top 3 Daytime Emmy Award Winners for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show in Television History Selection Number 3: The Price Is Right (First win was 1988, but also won for 1996-97, 2004, 2007).
I believe I watched this game show more than any other, especially during the time Johnny Olson announced it from 1972-85, according to Wikipedia. It helped me to become a better shopper, because regular household items that one could get at a supermarket were often part of the game props for the contestants, which helped me be more aware of prices. I was sometimes pretty good at estimating the prices of those items. It seemed that the retail prices in California were more expensive than they were in Wyoming when I sometimes could compare them.
I also liked it when they installed the spinning wheel for the Showcase Showdown because some of the contestants were so strong they could get that wheel to spin over and over and over again, while some of the weaklings had to spin more than once because they couldn’t even get the wheel to make a full turn the first time. I also enjoyed imitating the game show contestants when they were initially called up to the game area out of the audience. I screamed and hollered like a banshee to irritate my mother!
To read about my favorite game show hosts who’ve won the Daytime Emmy Award, read this Associated Content article called Top 3 Daytime Emmy Award Winners for Outstanding Game Show Host in Television History and see if you recognize a game show pattern!
Sources for my top 3 Daytime Emmy Award Winners for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show in television history article:
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daytime_Emmy_Award_for_Outstanding_Game/Audience_Participation_Show, Wikipedia
Family Feud: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Feud, Wikipedia
The Price Is Right (U.S. game show): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Price_Is_Right_(U.S._game_show), Wikipedia