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Monday, August 08, 2005

Hollywood Squares

Found at Bob Wallace's blog. Some excerpts from the 1970's heyday of the show:

Peter Marshall: Paul, can you get an elephant drunk?
Paul Lynde: Yes, but he still won't go up to your apartment.

Peter Marshall: According to Cosmo, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think he's really attractive, is it okay to come out directly and ask him if he's married?
Rose Marie: No, wait until morning.

Peter Marshall: Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?
Charley Weaver: My sense of decency.

Peter Marshall: In Hawaiian, does it take more than three words to say "I love you"?
Vincent Price: No, you can say it with a pineapple and a twenty.

Peter Marshall: Prometheus was tied to the top of a mountain by the gods because he had given something to man. What did he give us?
Paul Lynde: I don't know what you got, but I got a sports shirt.

Peter Marshall: What are "Do It," "I Can Help" and "Can't Get Enough"?
George Gobel: I don't know but it's coming from the next apartment.

Peter Marshall: What are "dual purpose" cattle good for that other Cattle aren't?
Paul Lynde: They give milk and cookies...but I don't recommend the cookies!

Peter Marshall: If you find someone lying unconscious in the street, should you do anything?
George Gobel: I'd probably crawl around him, I guess.


  1. From the not-relevant file: my favourite quote.
    The scene-The Australian Parliament. A new Senator from the Country Party (now National party) stood up to introduce himself, "I am a Country Member" he proclaimed...quick as a wink Gough Whitlam (ex-Prime Minister) declared..."I remember!"

  2. Heh. I always enjoyed the quips on Match Game; when I was around twelve, I watched it with my cousin at my grandmother's house every afternoon when we stayed with her.

  3. I, too, was actually a bigger fan of Match Game. It just so happens that I haven't accidentally come across great lines from the show.