I've done some lists over the years but I've gotten out of the silly habit. I always forget some show or struggle to get the rankings "right" (as if there's any real right or wrong in such a subjective appraisal). So other than opining that the 1973-82 Match Game is my favorite game show ever and that includes everything, I've pretty well given up on list-making.
I did have to smile at the most honest comment on the oldies board to end all oldies boards.
I do look forward to revisiting my list to see what shows might have changed positions, in my mind. I wonder how many new shows I might add (I'm pretty critical of the "newer" stuff, so I doubt I'll have that many).Yeah, I think it's safe to say that Game Show Forum will not go gaga over any show with less than decades of dust on it. Another poster wondered about a list of greatest game show hosts ever, and made a similarly honest older-is-better remark.
As it pertains to hosts there's really not anyone in that last ten years who has come on strong that was unrecognized previously (I could give Chris Hardwick a minor asterisk on the strength of At Midnight, and if Millionaire runs another nine years Chris Harrison), but the point is that someone who gets on your chart has to bump off Jack Narz, Dennis James, or any of those other guys who are just above the Mendoza Line, and I don't see Jeff Foxworthy, Brooke Burns or Mike Richards doing that.At Midnight isn't even a real game show, and Chris Harrison either gets onto the list or he doesn't, regardless of Millionaire's survival. But if Dennis James and Jack Narz make the list - both mediocrities in my harsh opinion - Steve Harvey, Craig Ferguson, Jeff Foxworthy, Ben Bailey and Howie Mandel land on the honor roll with ease. Though I hardly expect Game Show Forum to agree with me. (Especially about Harvey. He's the board's favorite hate object.)