Don McNeill
Fred Kasper
Take 2
ABC Sunday Afternoons: 5/5/1963 – 8/11/1963
Ray-Eye Productions

"It's time to play TAKE 2!!, the picture game and prizes. Brought to you by United States Gypsum, building quality for better buildings, and starring Don McNeill. And now, here's Don!"

Take 2!! (or Take Two) was a short-lived picture puzzle game show.


Four pictures were flashed on a screen (ex: Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Amy Vanderbilt, a cat). The first team to ring-in and identify the related items (ex: Jayne and Marilyn were actresses) won the round and scored points. The highest-scoring team won prizes.

Originally, the show was an all-celebrity game with four celebrities playing in two teams, each playing for a member of the studio audience. After a few weeks, the format was altered to use two celebrities partnered with two studio contestants (one for each celebrity) who played for themselves.


This show originated in Evanston, IL, a suburb of Chicago.

Among the celebrities who played were Phyllis Diller, Bob Hope, Hedda Hopper and Jerry Lester.

Host Don McNeill was host of the long-running ABC Radio series The Breakfast Club, which ran from 1933 until 1969.

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