Holywood Squares Debuted 45 Years Ago Today
If you like game shows that are more entertaining than just watching other people win money, you probably liked watching “Hollywood Squares” on TV. Forty-five years ago today, October 17, 1966 “Hollywood Squares” debuted on NBC-TV. Now that the “Frog Days of Fall” are upon us, cooler days and nights, we may be indoors a bit more watching game shows (or not).
Host Peter Marshall knew that whenever the show got bogged down, comedian Paul Lynde would liven it up in the center square. Here’s a classic clip from the show: