Jay Johnson & Squeaky (1979)
Chad Lowe & Hilary Swank (2005)
Dick Patterson (1979)
Celebrity Charades
Syndication: January-September 1979
Celebrity Charades (AMC)
AMC: June 20-24, 2005
Fein-Schwartz Productions (1979)
Columbia Pictures Television (1979)
AMC (2005)

Celebrity Charades was a show with two teams of celebrities attempting to act out famous phrases.


1979 VersionEdit

Two teams of celebrities battled it out in a game of acting out comedic phrases, with the team who manages the better time by the end of the show receiving $500 for their favorite charity.

Four rounds were played and in each round, one member of each team tries to get his/her partners to say those phrases by acting it out as fast as possible within 75 seconds. The team to do that in the least amount of time won the round, and the team with the fastest time for all phrases won the game and $500 for their favorite charity.

2005 VersionEdit

This version of Celebrity Charades stemmed from a private series of parties. Here, there were five celebrities on each team instead of four, and their jobs were to act out famous movie titles.

On the show, the two celebrity teams were sent into separate rooms. In each round of play, a set of five movie titles to be guessed are predetermined by the producers. One person from each team is given the first title; then each must run to a section of the house where his/her teammates are waiting, then act out the title. The team member who guesses correctly subsequently runs to the central location where someone is waiting with the second answer to be guessed. This goes on for five answers. When all answers are guessed, the team must come up with the common theme that chains the answers together. The first team to do so wins the round.

There is no prize awarded to the winner. Instead, all participants agreed to donate their appearance fee to a charity of their choice.


The commercial cue from the original 1979 version was also used as a main theme for the Goodson-Todman produced shows Mindreaders in 1979 and the unsold pilot Puzzlers in 1980.


1979 - Score Productions

A sped-up vamp version of this show's theme was used on Tom Kennedy's version of The Price is Right for the Switcheroo game in the 1980s.


Based on Mike Stokey's Pantomime Quiz by Mike Stokey

YouTube LinksEdit

A Full Episode of the 2005 Show Featuring Vanessa Carlton: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

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