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Old 09-15-2017, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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Hollywood Squares: These great questions and answers are from the days when ' Hollywood Squares' game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted, as they are now. Peter Marshall was the host asking the questions, of course...


Q.. Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat?
A. Paul Lynde: Loneliness!
(The audience laughed so long and so hard it took up almost 15 minutes of the show!)

Q. Do female frogs croak?
A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough.

Q. If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be?
A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it.

Q. True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years.
A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes.

Q. You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman?
A.. Don Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake.

Q. According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think that he is attractive, is it okay to come out and ask him if he's married?
A.. Rose Marie: No wait until morning.

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

Q. In Hawaiian, does it take more than three words to say 'I Love You'?
A. Vincent Price: No, you can say it with a pineapple and a twenty.

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

Q. As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or less with your hands while talking?
A. Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question Peter, and I'll give you a gesture you'll never forget.

Q. Paul, why do Hell's Angels wear leather?
A. Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.

Q.. Charley, you've just decided to grow strawberries. Are you going to get any during the first year?
A.. Charley Weaver: Of course not, I'm too busy growing strawberries.

Q. In bowling, what's a perfect score?
A. Rose Marie: Ralph, the pin boy.

Q. It is considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at nudist camps.. One is politics, what is the other?
A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures.

Q. During a tornado, are you safer in the bedroom or in the closet?
A. Rose Marie: Unfortunately Peter, I'm always safe in the bedroom.

Q. Can boys join the Camp Fire Girls?
A.. Marty Allen: Only after lights out.

Q. When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. What will a goose do?
A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark?

Q. If you were pregnant for two years, what would you give birth to?
A. Paul Lynde: Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of the dark.

Q. According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into the habit of kissing a lot of people?
A. Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army.

Q. It is the most abused and neglected part of your body, what is it?
A. Paul Lynde: Mine may be abused, but it certainly isn't neglected.

Q. Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do?
A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.

Q. Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant?
A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?

Q. When a couple have a baby, who is responsible for its sex?
A.. Charley Weaver: I'll lend him the car, the rest is up to him.

Q. Jackie Gleason recently revealed that he firmly believes in them and has actually seen them on at least two occasions. What are they?
A. Charley Weaver: His feet.

Q.. According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should never do in bed?
A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh.
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Sunny South Florida
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If the original HS operated in the same way as the newer version, the stars were actually given the questions ahead of time so that they could come up with comedic answers (in case they were picked during the game). They were not given the answers as far as I know, but having the questions ahead of time meant they could look much wittier--and help taping go smoother with fewer pauses for thought.
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:29 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Paul Lynde always cracked me up but I wasn't a HUGE big fan of Hollywood Squares.
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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I liked Hollywood Squares too. There was a disclaimer at the end of the show during the credits stating that the "stars" were given the questions in advance. They could ask their joke writers to give them a witty answer if they didn't have one of their own. Yes, they were all prepared in case they were called. Not exactly a big secret. This was during the Peter Marshall heyday when it was very popular.
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Oh, I remember it. It was a lot of fun, I thought. I liked the "regulars"-- Cliff Arquette, Paul Lynde, and Wally Cox.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:51 PM
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Location: Where the last of the "Big 3" has retired. Spurs country.
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Trivia: Charley Weaver is the grandfather to the Arquette family. His real name was Cliff Arquette.

I loved Hollywood Squares in it's heyday. I was young then, I had a crush on Paul Lynde. I thought he was an attractive looking man. It was only when I was older that I knew his "secret". I was sorry to hear when he passed away. Funny man.
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Old 09-15-2017, 10:35 PM
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Location: Ontario
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80s host John Davidson was good ....whatever happened to him?

John Davidson was a dynamo then, hosting multiple shows, was good singer too,
then just dropped off the face of earth. Always amazing when a star just disappears
from the lime light.
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:04 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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80s host John Davidson was good ....whatever happened to him?

John Davidson was a dynamo then, hosting multiple shows, was good singer too,
then just dropped off the face of earth. Always amazing when a star just disappears
from the lime light.
Still around at 75 years old.
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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If the original HS operated in the same way as the newer version, the stars were actually given the questions ahead of time so that they could come up with comedic answers (in case they were picked during the game). They were not given the answers as far as I know, but having the questions ahead of time meant they could look much wittier--and help taping go smoother with fewer pauses for thought.
Even knowing that as I read the OP, I loved reading them. In it's time it was even more racy than Family Feud is today, with Steve Harvey. And more funny.
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:56 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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Still around at 75 years old.
And of course his hair looks great
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