“Forgotten Hollywood”- Smile, You’re on Candid Camera…

Posted on August 9, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Starting Monday, TV Land will air a new version of Candid Camera, the hidden-camera show that first debuted in 1948. The 10-episode series is produced by Peter Funt, son of the original show’s creator and host, Allen Funt. He will co-host with Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory. Guest stars including Reggie Jackson and Carnie Wilson will help pull off the gags.

   The original show’s catchphrase was Smile, you’re on Candid Camera, which is how people learned they had been pranked. Versions of the show have returned to television several times since its initial run. It is a pioneer in the genre of reality television.

Allen_Funt_1972   Funt brought his program to ABC, and then switched to NBC in the fall of 1949. The format moved to syndication in 1951 and continued for three years before returning to NBC in 1958 as a segment of Jack Paar’s The Tonight Show. The segment re-appeared in 1959 on CBS as a feature on The Garry Moore Show, before becoming a stand-alone show in 1960.      ALLEN FUNT —>

   The program’s longest uninterrupted run came on the 1960–1967 CBS version on late Sunday nights. Producer / host Funt was joined on stage by CBS veteran Arthur Godfrey the first season; Garry Moore Show announcer/sidekick Durward Kirby from 1961 to 1966; and Bess Myerson for the final season of the run, at which time, it also began broadcasting in color.

   In its first week, new episodes of Candid Camera will air at 8p, Monday through Thursday. The show will then air weekly on Tuesdays, starting August 19th.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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