Thursday, April 19, 2018

Rhyme time

The funniest game show items turn up in Google searches. Like this article from a Maine site about game show creator William T. Naud.

With all due respect to Mr. Naud, his name does sound a little...odd, maybe? Anyway, his main claim to game show fame is creating the short-lived Rhyme and Reason. This was sort of Match Game with every celeb playing Nipsey Russell. In other words they tried to fill in the blanks with excruciating and (they hoped) humorous doggerel.

Of course, YouTube has some remains of the show for your viewing pleasure. Mr. Naud is apparently trying to revive the game or some similar format, and good luck to him. He's also known for a few low-budget flicks from the '70s and '80s that fall into the so-bad-they're-good category. Like Ricky 1.

His wife is trying to do something with a Davy Crockett story. Maybe they could combine the projects into Davy Gravy, the Rhyming Game Show.


  1. Futon Critic says that The Gong Show will return June 21st at 8 pm. Guess ABC is hoping for better ratings at a earlier time.

  2. ....and do you know what show this Match game copy replaced Rhyme and Reason in July of 1976, no other than the Match Game inspired Family Feud!

  3. Yes! Gong Show returns. I think its FUN! (And this comes from a very luke warm fan of the original. Mike Meyers is hilarious