1 9 5 3 – 1 9 5 4 (USA)
30 minute episodes
This weekly CBS game show, hosted by Mike Wallace, featured four celebrity panellists who could ask up to 30 questions about an item submitted by a guest – ranging from a shillelagh to long underwear – seen by the studio audience and the viewers at home, but unseen by the panellists.
There was a catch, though. Each “no” answer generated by a panellist’s query awarded the guest $5.
Contestants who managed to stump the panel could triple their winnings by answering three questions correctly.
A cast-off bikini brought a cash reward of $435. An old shaving brush netted the same amount.
Comedian Ernie Kovacs joined actresses Vanessa Brown and Audrey Meadows and bridge expert Albert Morehead on the panel nine months into its run as a replacement for actor Hans Conreid.
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