It Takes Two is a game show where contestants gave numerical answers to questions (which usually entail stunts and/or demonstrations) in order to win, produced by Ralph Andrews. Ralph Andrews is an American television producer best known for producing the hit 1960s game show You Don't Say!, the 1970s game show Celebrity Sweepstakes
The show had two runs. Its first run ran from March 31, 1969 through July 31, 1970 on NBC, airing weekdays at 10 a. Events 307 - After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of the retired Roman Emperor Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 30 BC - Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian 's forces but most of his army subsequently Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's m. Eastern/9 Central. It replaced a game hosted by Ed McMahon titled Snap Judgment, and was succeeded by Truth or Consequences. Edward "Ed" Leo Peter McMahon Jr (born March 6 1923 is an American Comedian, Game show host, Announcer, and Television personality Snap Judgment was an American daytime Game show hosted by Ed McMahon, airing on NBC from April 3 1967 to March 28 Truth or Consequences was an American quiz show, originally hosted on NBC Radio by Ralph Edwards (1940-57 and later on television It Takes Two ran against sitcom reruns on CBS; numerous NBC affiliates tape-delayed or preempted the show in favor of local homemaker's shows or syndicated programming. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. In Broadcasting, syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast Radio shows and Television shows to multiple individual stations without going through
The second run took place during 1997 from March 10 through May 30 on the Family Channel (now known as ABC Family). Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Events 241 BC - First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands - The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing Events 1416 - The Council of Constance, called by the Emperor Sigismund a supporter of Antipope John XXIII burns Jerome of Prague following Family, sometimes referred to as Family Channel, is a Canadian Premium television service marketed to children ABC Family is an American Cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company
The host for the first version was Vin Scully, and the announer was John Harlan; Harlan appeared on-screen with the studio audience contestants. Vincent Edward "Vin" Scully (born November 29, 1927 in The Bronx, New York) is an American Sportscaster, John Harlan (born in USA) is an American television Announcer who has worked on numerous television projects for over 40 years particularly game and Variety
Dick Clark hosted the 1997 version, with Burton Richardson announcing. Richard Wagstaff "Dick" Clark (born November 30, 1929) is an American Television, Radio personality, Game show host Burton Richardson (born September 25, 1949, in Portland Oregon) is an American Television
Three celebrity couples competed in this version. On each question both spouses of each celebrity couple gave individual numerical answers to make a single averaged answer. After the celebrity couples gave their answers, a studio audience member guessed which couple was the closest. A correct answer won $100 for the audience member. Later in the run, the audience member won prizes. In 1970, if the audience member was right four times, he/she won a car. The first theme song was the 1967 hit for Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston of the same name. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. Marvin Pentz Gay Jr, known as Marvin Gaye ( April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American Singer-songwriter Kim Weston (born Agatha Natalie Weston, December 20, 1939, in Detroit Michigan) is an African American soul Singer
In this version, the game was basically the same except that they're now two civilian contestants on each team rather than celebrity couples. Once again both players on each team gave individual numerical answers to make one answer (which is usually the average). Each question is now worth money for the team who is the closest, and the team whose the second closest wins half price (3/4 price on the first question, although 1/2 price in earlier episodes). If there's a two way tie, both teams get the first or second place money, but if there's a three way tie (which never happened), all three teams get the first place money. If at anytime the team hits the answer on the nose, a train whistle goes off, and in addition to the first place money they also win a special prize (usually a Yamaha WaveRunner). ( a Japanese motorized vehicle-producing company (whose HQ is at 2500 Shingai Iwata Shizuoka) is part of the Yamaha Corporation. WaveRunner is the trademarked name of Personal water craft (PWC produced by the Yamaha Motor Company, but the term "waverunner" has become a The 1997 version was produced by Mark Phillips Philms & Telephision with Mark Phillips serving as Executive Producer. Rich DeMichele was the Producer and Gary Jonke was the writer. Some of the guests included; Betty White, Adam West and the Batmobile, Tommy Smothers, Vicki Lawrence and a host of other celebrities.
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The team with the most money wins the game, keeps the cash, wins prizes and has a chance to answer one last question called the "Brainteaser". The "Brainteaser" is a question that had to do with an act or demonstration that was already used during the show. Now in the main rounds, the team players write down their answers but in this round, they gave verbal answers, but still their answers were averaged out. If the correct answer is within range higher or lower (either within 20 of their guesses, within the averaged numerical answer, or within their individual answers) they win a grand prize.
Note: If the game ended in a tie, the tying teams get to answer the "Brainteaser" with the team winners of that question getting the grand prize.
Dick Clark appeared on this version with his then-wife Loretta. Other game shows hosts that appeared on the show were:
Many episodes featured a guest celebrity (sometimes from popular game shows) that came on to either perform a task related to a question or for a question related to their work. Tom Kennedy (born James Narz on February 26, 1927, in Louisville Kentucky) is a Television Game show host who had his Peter Marshall (born March 30 1930, Huntington West Virginia) is an American Actor, Singer and television and Allen Ludden ( October 5, 1917 - June 9, 1981) was an American Television presenter and Game show host Jack Narz (born November 13, 1922, in Louisville Kentucky) is an American Television announcer and Game show host
All episodes of the 1997 series exist. The fate of the NBC version is unknown; only one episode is known to have circulated among collectors.