Patch's Poll: What Was The Best Game Show Ever?

The death of Family Feud host Richard Dawson over the weekend got us wondering - what was your favorite game show? Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments.

Richard Dawson, the iconic host of TV game show Family Feud - whose trademark became his enthusiastic kissing of all female contestants - died Saturday at the age of 79.

His passing started a conversation about the best game shows ever - from the still-going Jeopardy and The Price Is Right to the still-missed Password and What's My Line? (TV Guide's 50 Greatest are here.)

What do you think? What was your favorite game show? Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments.

gail mcintyre June 04, 2012 at 08:13 PM
The original Password with Allen Ludden. Although not a game show I loved Love Connection with Chuck Wollery.
janis albamonti June 04, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Groucho Marx Show ....ofcourse I was an infant at that time!
Brigid June 05, 2012 at 04:32 AM
The GONG SHOW? Now there's a blast from the past I'd rather forget. :)
Brigid June 05, 2012 at 04:33 AM
I watch the re-runs of Family Feud, but prefer the ones where Richard Dawson was not the host. I apologize for speaking ill of the dead, but his constant slurpy kissiness totally turned me off. Sorry Mr. Dawson, but RIP.
Brigid June 05, 2012 at 04:34 AM
PS: But I really liked you in Hogan's Heroes. :)
Carrie Jacobson June 05, 2012 at 10:17 AM
Dating Game, anyone???
Lisa Beth June 05, 2012 at 12:13 PM
The Gong Show! Oh my! That old memory hurt my head and made me laugh out loud! Thanks for the chuckle :)
rich vetrano June 05, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Jokers Wild!! I used to love watching it with my grandparents..
Pem McNerney (Editor) June 05, 2012 at 01:31 PM
I totally agree with Carrie! Dating Game! In an effort to influence the votes, I am uploading a clip with the theme song to the Dating Game.
wayne June 05, 2012 at 02:00 PM
The match game was great
David Irons June 05, 2012 at 02:05 PM
I have to go with Jeopardy but was surprised to see how few others did in the poll. Seems it just must be too much of a challenge for some so they don't like it. Some would rather rely on luck than on actual knowledge. Thinking back, I am also surprised not to see some of the other oldies listed as a choice. "I've Got a Secret" and "What's My Line" are two that come to mind that I enjoyed many years ago. But I doubt a lot of readers remember those shows.
amy aronson June 05, 2012 at 02:56 PM
For sure ' The Newlyweds' with Bob Ubanks!
Brigid June 05, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Hollywood Squares - The funniest game show ever.
Brian Walsh June 05, 2012 at 05:13 PM
You Bet Your Life
Themoonski June 05, 2012 at 05:18 PM
The best game show nobody remembers........................The Liars Club!
Martha June 05, 2012 at 05:34 PM
I enjoy Jeopardy and am amazed at the extent of knowledge the contestants have. My only complaint is Alex Trebeck's arrogance. "Of course, the answer was..." If it was that obvious, one of the contestants would have gotten it correct.
Brigid June 05, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Martha, Couldn't agree with you more. My husband and I cringe everytime he makes one of his snarky remarks.
Brigid June 05, 2012 at 05:44 PM
PS: Yes Alex, its easy when you have the answer right in front of you.
Fran M. June 06, 2012 at 12:55 AM
I would agree that "Hollywood Squares" and "Match Game" were 2 of the funniest game shows, for comedic value. ("My mother's driving is so bad, it makes me want to <BLANK>") By the way, my wife reminded me, wasn't Richard Dawson a celebrity panelist on "Match Game" as well??
Fran M. June 06, 2012 at 12:58 AM
PDY-- I totally agree, the gross kissing weirded me out also. How crazy is that, anyway? Can you picture Alex Trebek giving soft, prolonged kisses to his contestants on Jeopardy?!? Were the women contestants making appearances on Family Feud actually looking forward to that??


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