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Host
John Byner
Assistant
Stacey Kim Haley
Announcer
John Harlan
Broadcast
Relativelyspeaking
Syndication (Daily): 9/5/1988 – 6/23/1989
Packagers
Kushner-Locke Company
The Maltese Companies
Distributor
Select Media Communications

"Welcome to Relatively Speaking, the show that climbs into the branches of the world's most celebrated family trees. And to play today's game, here's our celebrity panel (insert the four celebrity panelists) and here's the star of Relatively Speaking, John Byner!"

Relatively Speaking was a syndicated game show where four celebrities tried to identify a famous person who was related to an in-studio contestant.

GameplayEdit

Main RoundsEdit

In the first two (later three) rounds, the celebrity panel asked yes or no questions to the contestant. The panelist in control kept asking questions until he/she got a "no" (similar to What's My Line? and the later series Figure it Out).

The contestant won a growing prize package for each "no" answer. If the panel got eight "no" answers (unlike What's My Line? in which they were allowed 10), they were stumped and the contestant won a grand prize package (dubbed the "Super Stumper Jackpot").

Final Round: Celebrity RoundEdit

In the final round of the day, the final contestant(s) appeared along with another celebrity guest who was related to that player. Each & every one of them were hidden away from the panel by a partition which slid out from the front wall. The contestant still won an accumulating prize package; and regardless if the panel was stumped or not, the celebrity's winnings got donated to charity.

NotesEdit

In early episodes, before the first round of gameplay, a video clip was shown of Byner impersonating a famous character or person while explaining the rules of the game, an example on the premiere showing him impersonating Indiana Jones.

Trade AdsEdit

InventorsEdit

David Garber
Bruce Kalish
Michael Poryes

StudioEdit

Studio 3, Sunset Gower Studios, Hollywood, CA

RatingEdit

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YouTube LinksEdit

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