Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Center Square Memories



I was a big fan of Hollywood Squares. Center square Paul Lynde was my favorite, followed by Wally Cox. Oops, my age is showing.

These questions and answers are from the days when "Hollywood Squares" game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted, as they are now. Peter Marshall was the host asking the questions, of course.

Q. Do female frogs croak?
A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough.

Q. Paul, why do Hell's Angels wear leather?
A. Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.

Q. It is considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at nudist
camps. One is politics, what is the other?
A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures.

Q. When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. What will a
goose do?
A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark?

Q. If you were pregnant for two years, what would you give birth to?
A. Paul Lynde: Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of the dark.

Q. It is the most abused and neglected part of your body, what is it?
A. Paul Lynde: Mine may be abused, but it certainly isn't neglected.

Q. Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your
elephant?
A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?

Q. According to Ann Landers, what are two things you
should never do in bed?
A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh.

You can read more Square quotes here.

2 comments:

MaryRuth said...

Some of that stuff was quite risque, wasn't it? Our poor, tender little ears! I guess it is too late now, but there has been a great mini-series on PBS about "Pioneers of Television". Last week was all about the game shows and they spent a bit of time on "Squares". The series must be over now, because I don't see it listed in the TV section for tonight.
Thanks for the voting tips too!

Susan said...

Hollywood Squares and Match Game - they were both a bit risque, and I loved them. You can still see episodes of Match Game on tv from time to time.