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This DVD features 26 episodes from game shows from the 1950s and 1960s. And no matter which era we were born in (most of us game show fans were 80s, 90s, and 2000s born), expect to learn a little about that era in school (like I did by taking a journalism class in college).

To kick things off, there's a Bill Cullen episode of The Price is Right from the NBC era (remember, if it's Don Pardo announcing, you know it's NBC; it's the only network he worked at).

The quiz show scandals are highlighted here, but not in the way you would expect. Twenty One, while highlighted, won't highlight the ever-popular Stempel-Van Doren duel that made Quiz Show famous. The episode featured here mentions James Snodgrass, the contestant who mailed the correct answers to himself (also highlighted in the movie). The contestants are returning champion Hank Bloomgarden (defeated Snodgrass) and his challenger Harold Craig.

Also, a Tic Tac Dough episode dated April 3, 1958 (per Daniel) is featured. While the champion didn't do anything wrong as some have said, you'll get a glimpse of how game shows were rigged back then... and why I have constantly said James Holzhauer's Jeopardy! run is legit. But there is the one instance where an answer is yelled out in the audience, and that's the one thing that hasn't changed with game shows. This episode is featured on YouTube, and you know they were going to do anything to keep the other from winning. I won't spoil the outcome, so those who haven't watched it, either watch it on YouTube or buy the DVD like I did.

Now, I can understand why they chose not to include the Stempel-Van Doren duel. Most everyone knows about it, whether you're a game show fan or not. They probably chose one that not very many knew about (and as Daniel has told me, multiple episodes survive).

You can learn more about the DVD here, or buy it [1] here].

Two cents? Pop them in the box below. Gameshowguy2000 (talk) 02:29, May 19, 2019 (UTC)

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