In Which I’m Watching Old Game Shows Again


So this episode of the 1960s Password came up, and the password they were supposed to guess was “Tweet”. Well, sure, I watched that and thought, boy, if this were today you’d just give ‘Twitter’ as the prompt. And then the celebrity prompted with ‘chirp’ and the contestant guessed ‘Twitter’. So I just wanted to say to time-travellers, please, I understand the temptation but we need you to stop the collapse of the ecology and the descent of the world into fascism. Let’s make “messing with Arlene Francis’s head” like, job number six, okay?

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Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

6 thoughts on “In Which I’m Watching Old Game Shows Again”

  1. Last time I went back to ’62 I had the writers give Florence Henderson “bunch” about a decade before Brady Bunch was a thing, hope I didn’t break the universe too badly, so far I find no mention of it on the gameshow fan Usenet archives,although someone DID list it on TVTROPES.

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