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Hosts
Fred Allen (Pilot/sub)
Herb Shriner (1952-1956)
Walter O'Keefe (1953, sub)
Sam Levenson (1955, sub/1956-1957)
Announcers
Kenny Williams
Dennis James
Ralph Paul
Ed McMahon
Carl King
Broadcast
Two For the Money '52 Pilot
Two for the Money '52 pilot alt
Pilot: 6/5/1952
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Screen shot 2011-05-26 at 9 51 36 PM
NBC Primetime: 9/30/1952 - 8/11/1953
Two for the Money Levenson
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CBS Primetime: 8/15/1953 - 9/22/1956, 3/23/1957 - 9/7/1957
Packager
Mark Goodson/Bill Todman Productions

Two for the Money is the primetime game show where contestants give a series of answers that fit into a category as fast as they can to win money.

GameplayEdit

In this four-year-old nighttime game show, teams of two contestants (couples) played three rounds of categories. On each round at the sound of the bell in each category and while alternating turns, the team had 15 seconds to name as many items that fit into the category as they can, with one mistake (which was either repeating an answer or giving a wrong answer) ending the round.

The first round was worth $5 an answer, and the next two rounds had answers be worth the total dollar amount scored in the previous round.

JudgesEdit

Dr. Mason Welch Gross
Walter Cronkite (sub)

MusicEdit

Milton Delugg

MerchandiseEdit

Two board games were released by Ideal.

YouTube LinksEdit

Clips of the 1952 pilot
A full episode from January 9, 1954 (Fred Allen sub-hosts)
A full episode from September 1955 (begins with Thomas Ambese & Mary Mattingly)
A full episode from Fall 1955 (begins with Katherine Decker & Abe Steinberg)
A full episode from August or September 1956 (begins with Josea Dixon & Anne Maddox)
A full episode from March 23, 1957

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