Posted: 1:59 pm Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
By Pete Rizzo
Nice to see nostalgia for old TV game shows is alive and well. I’m generally averse to TV reboots but this idea is working for me so far. Among the classic TV game shows that have come back to primetime over the last few months include,…
“To Tell The Truth”
,…and “Match Game”
“Match Game”, which my wife willl tell you is the gold standard of old game shows, was the one I was most nervous about. I frankly thought it would bomb for sure. But I have to say they grabbed me all over again.
And now the latest one, “The Gong Show”. Not sure how they will recreate gems like the Unknown Comic,…
,…and hands down my favorite “Gong Show” segment, the late, great Gene Gene the Dancing Machine.
Thoughts on old TV game show reboots?
About the Author
Hi, I'm Pete Rizzo, early morning elixir for your weekends. I love music and I love talking about it. I grew up listening to bands like Rush (best band on the planet!), Van Halen (Diamond Dave all the way), AC/DC (Bon rules!) and Genesis (the Gabriel years). But my true love is progressive rock and heavy metal. The louder, crunchier, more bombastic and self-indulgent, the better! When I’m not on the air, I’m either training in martial arts, deciding which tattoo I should get next, reading a good book (I still enjoy turning actual pages), or my wife and I are planning our next big travel excursion. I’m on every Saturday and Sunday morning. You can also follow me on on Twitter @PeteRizzoWBAB. I’d love to hear from you.