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Opening SpielsEdit

1965 Pilot: Wally Cox, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Gisele Mackenzie, Robert Q. Lewis, Vera Miles, Charley Weaver, Abby Dalton, and Jim Backus all in the Hollywood Squares, brought to you by (insert sponsor tag). Now here's the master of the Hollywood Squares, Bert Parks.

1966-1980:

  • (Today/This Morning)... [Said in 1966-67 only]

One of these stars is sitting in the Secret Square, and the contestant who picks it first could win...

  • ...prizes worth over (insert amount). Including (insert prizes).
  • ...a prize package worth (insert amount).
  • (insert name of featured prize).

Which star is it? (Insert celebrities) or (insert celebrity in the center square)? All in the Hollywood Squares!

NOTE: On 1968 episodes, the intro simply starts with the star introductions.

1978 "Party" episode: Welcome to a special edition of the Hollywood Squares, we're having a party! And here's your host for the evening, Peter Marshall.

1980 "Las Vegas" season: From the Riviera hotel in Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world, it's the Hollywood Squares with (insert celebrities) and Paul Lynde all in the Hollywood Squares.

Host Introduction: And here's the Master of the Hollywood Squares, Peter Marshall!

1985 Pilot: From the Silver Screen Burt Reynolds, From TV and Movies Loni Anderson, From 227 Marla Gibbs, From the Gridiron Dick Butkus & Bubba Smith, From comedy stardom Steve Landesberg, From Falcon Crest Apollonia Kotero, From Who's The Boss? Tony Danza, From Hollywood Wives Jackie Collins and from the Center Square Dom DeLuise They are The New Hollywood Squares! And here's your host, John Davidson!

1986-1987: (insert eight celebrities) And from the Center Square (celebrity). They are The New Hollywood Squares! And here's your host, Jooooooooohn Davidson!

1987-1989: From the Center Square Joan Rivers/other celebrity (Insert other seven celebrities) And me, I'm Shadoe Stevens! We are The New Hollywood Squares! And here's your host, Jooooooooohn Davidson!

1998-2002: This week/Tonight, (insert celebrity names), and starring Whoopi Goldberg, with Tom Bergeron your host/your host Tom Bergeron, all on Hollywood Squares! And here's Tom Bergeron!

2002-2003: From the Celebrity Capital of the World, it's Hollywood Squares, Starring (Insert celebrities), and this week's Center Square (insert celebrity). And your host, Tom Bergeron!

2003-2004: From the Celebrity Capital of the World, it's Hollywood Squares, Starring (Insert celebrities), and our Center Square, Martin Mull! And your host, Tom Bergeron!

CatchphrasesEdit

"Hello, stars/celebrities!" - Hollywood Squares Host

"And I wanna tell you a little bit about our game, I think you'll be fascinated. The object of this game is to get three stars in a row either across, up and down or diagonally. Now when it's your turn, you decide your strategy and you pick a star, then we ask the star a question. Now you must listen to that answer and tell us whether it's right or wrong. Now if you're correct, you get the square. But if you miss, you opponent gets the square unless it gives them the game. In other words, you must earn the winning square yourself. The star will always try to give the right answer but if they don't know it, they'll try and fool ya so watch out. Each game is worth $250 and the first player to win two games wins the match and remains on the show!" - Bert Parks (1965 Pilot)

"Object of the players is to get three stars in a row either across, up and down or diagonally. It is up to them to figure out if the answers the stars are giving them are correct or they're just making one up. That's how they get the square. Each completed game is worth $250. In addition, in the first three games, our players vie for the "Secret Square", Kenny!" - Peter Marshall (Nighttime Syndication)

"The object of the game of course is simply win tic tac toe, three squares across, down or diagonally or to acquire the most squares you can. the winner of each game will receive $500 in cash and something new on The Hollywood Squares. Whoever wins the most money and the end of the show will have a chance to drive away in one of these beautiful automobiles (cheers and whistles) we tossed a coin backstage, Steve won, so Steve will start. remember, the way to gain a square is by determining if the celebrity is giving a correct answer!" - John Davidson (1985 Pilot)

"Here's what you have to do, gotta get 3 of our stars in a row (either across, up and and down or diagonally), have to decide whether if they're giving a correct answer on not/just making them up, that's how you get the squares, first game is worth $500/$1,000. Who won the toss?/(insert challenger's name), you're the challenger. You get to start!" - Tom Bergeron

"You know how our game works, it's basic tic tac toe. But be careful because our stars have the tendency to bluff you at all times." - Tom Bergeron

"Object of the players is to get three stars in a row either across, up and down or diagonally. It is up to them to figure out if the answers the stars are giving them are correct or they're just making one up. That's how they get the square. Each game is worth a thou--A THOUSAND DOLLARS?! (laughter) Times have changed!" - Peter Marshall from the Thursday episode of Game Show Week, Part 1; where he hosted the front game for a day (he was the Center Square the entire week)

"Let's show the folks at home who that "Secret Square" is!" - Hollywood Squares Host

"Audience, please don't shout out anything, laugh, applaud, or do anything else. This is very important for (insert contestant)." - Peter Marshall (to remind the audience to be quiet when going for a large amount Secret Square)

"I agree/disagree." - Contestant

"Put an X/a circle up there!" - Peter Marshall (1966-1981)

"X/Circle gets the square!" - Hollywood Squares Host

"I'll take (insert celebrity) for the block/win." - Hollywood Squares Contestant

"We can't put an X/a circle up there, but you'll have to earn it yourself." - Peter Marshall (if a contestant failed to get the block) (1966-1981)

"We can't give you that square, but you'll have to earn it yourself." - Hollywood Squares Host (if a contestant failed to get the block)

"One of these nine keys could win you what Jeffery/John?" - Tom Bergeron (2002-2004)

"You got (insert amount) correct, so let's take away (insert amount) of the bad keys." - Tom Bergeron (2002-2004)

"Since you got all nine right, let's show you what key will open the safe/start the car." - Tom Bergeron (2002-2004)

"Let's see which key would've opened the safe/started the car." - Tom Bergeron (2002-2004 if a contestant loses in the bonus round)

"The areas of questions designed for the celebrities and possible bluff answers are discussed with some celebrities in advance. In the course of this presentation, actual questions and/or answers may be discerned by the celebrities." - End-of-show disclaimer

"On behalf of all our stars, I'm Tom Bergeron saying see you next time/tomorrow/Monday on Hollywood Squares. Take care everybody, bye-bye"-Tom Bergeron's closing (1998-2002)

"On behalf of all our stars and our center square (celebrity), I'm Tom Bergeron, hoping you join us tomorrow/Monday on Hollywood Squares, bye-bye"-Tom Bergeron's closing (2002-2004)

"This is Jeffery Tambor, the voice of Hollywood Squares, saying "So long!"  - Jeffery Tambor (2002-2003)

"I'm John Moschitta, the voice of Hollywood Squares, saying Good Night! Promotional consideration furnished by the following..." - John Moschitta Jr. (2003-2004)

To see the many zingers from the celebrities appearing on Squares, click here.

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