Friday, May 5, 2017

Like grandfather, like grandson

A faux tweet mentioned an odd genealogical fact.

Hunter March, host of GSN's upcoming Emogenius, is the grandson of Hal March, host of the (in)famous 1950s quizzer $64,000 Question. Or at least that's what Hunter says on his web site, and I have no reason to doubt him. Putting their pictures side by side really doesn't reveal too many family similarities (see the screenshot). Maybe if Hal had electrified his hair a little...

I have no idea if there's been another grandfather-grandson host combo on TV game shows. Sounds like a nice trivia question for Millionaire. I have to say it, but there will obviously be one crucial difference. Hunter's show won't be rigged.

I won't go into my usual rant about the rigging scandals. My views are well known to anybody who reads this blog. I understand that an alternate school of thought has developed. You might call it the Albert Freedman school, after the Twenty One producer who recently died. The scandals weren't much, just a ballyhooed nothing cranked up by politicos and newspapers.

I don't agree. At all. We'll leave it at that.

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