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Host
Lloyd Thaxton
Announcer
Kenny Williams
Broadcast
Funny You Should Ask
ABC Daytime: 10/28/1968 - 6/27/1969
Packagers
Merrill Heatter/Bob Quigley Productions

Funny You Should Ask!! is the celebrity comedy game show where the celebrities were asked questions, and the contestants would guess which celebrities gave what answers.

GameplayEdit

The game was played with a five-celebrity panel facing two contestants.

In each round, the celebrities were asked a dilemma-type question to which they gave their own opinionated answers; meanwhile, the contestants were locked away in a soundproof room. When the contestants were released from isolation, they were given the same question for the first time. They were given the celebrities' answers in no particular order and chose which celebrity gave each answer. The contestants made their choices by pressing a button corresponding to the star they wished to choose. Each time either player chose the correct star, s/he scored a point; the player with the most matches won the round and a $100 Spiegel gift certificate, which both players split in case of a tie.

If in any round any player matched four stars in a row, s/he won all the money in the "Funny Money Jackpot" which started at $100 and increased by $100 per day until won. The player with the most matches at the end of the game won a special prize.

MusicEdit

Main - "Shades" by Patrick Williams

This would later be used as the theme on The Honeymoon Game.

Episode StatusEdit

Only four episodes are known to exist, all from 1969. In addition to the three listed below, there is a January 1969 episode with panelists Milton Berle, Rose Marie, Stu Gilliam, Jan Murray, and Janis Paige.

While the series aired in color, at least three of the surviving episodes are in black-and-white.

RatingEdit

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YouTube LinksEdit

Clips of a January 1969 episode (Noel Harrison, Nanette Fabray, Jim Backus, Jan Murray, Donna Jean Young):
Opening
Various clips (mostly centered around Noel)

A full episode from March 24, 1969 (Glenn Ford, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Stu Gilliam, Jim Backus, Martha Raye; Susan vs. Nick {Funny Money Jackpot starts at $4,400}):
Part 1
Part 2

A full episode from April 1969 (Dean Jones, Rose Marie, Stu Gilliam, Marty Allen, Meredith MacRae; Rita vs. Jake {Funny Money Jackpot starts at $1,100})

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