Re: 1970s and 80s TV Game Shows
The Gong Show was absolutely brilliant.
As a kid, I was a huge fan of Match Game (thank you, Charles Nelson Reilly).
I also liked Tic Tac Doe, The Joker's Wild, and The Liar's Club (what a surreal set design).
A few years later (mid-80s), I liked Press Your Luck and Don't Make Me Laugh, in which professional comedians tried to make the contestants laugh. If the contestants held out, they would win prizes.
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