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Cheap Show, The

Celebrity guests were asked a question. One gave the correct answer, one gave the wrong one. The contestants guessed which celebrity was correct.  If they guessed right, they won a cheap prize (worth under $16). If they guessed wrong, they were punished - with a cream pie in the face or a bucket of water over their head. Just for fun, the show often marked seats for celebrity guests who were not going to show up - like Richard Nixon.

Premiered: September 1978


Dick Martin


Janelle Price

Shirl Bernheim

Joe Baker

Billy Beck

Roger Chapline


Charlie O'Donnell

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 1970s Game Shows