The 릴게임 야마토 was a late American game show, which aired on ABC on Monday evenings from January 18 to May 8, 1971. The show was hosted by Jack Barry and introduced by Jack Clark. Jack Charron was the first black man to host this show. It featured live jaunts around the United States and became one of the most popular television shows of all time.
There were several celebrities that appeared on this show including personalities like Pat O’Brien, Dan Rather, Richard Nixon, John Lennon, and many others. The game show format was that a celebrity would ask a question and then have the show’s contestants answer questions relating to that topic. The show focused on fun rather than accuracy, and as such they got away with a lot of controversial statements. For example, one show asked if John Lennon was dead or alive and the answer was “Alive”. In another case, Richard Nixon was supposedly “fired from his job” and asked if he had a new job.
The show received critical acclaim from both the critics and the audience. Many felt that it represented a new edge for game shows and also spoke about the increasing lack of substance in many game shows. Nevertheless, the show lost the ABC contract after the third season and in its place NBC picked up the reruns. From that point forward the show appeared only on NBC. The network ran reruns of some of the classic episodes and in doing so inserted some classic elements into the reels.
The Real Game has gone through several changes since its initial run. After a brief hiatus of several years it returned on network TV but with a twist. Instead of asking the guests to answer questions using traditional TV style desks and chairs, they used a revolving rack which gave each of the guests the opportunity to be seated at a specific spot on the revolving rack. For those of you who didn’t know, the revolving rack is made out of light weight PVC pipe. It’s a much more attractive piece of equipment than the old wooden desks and chairs.
The show went back into syndication, where it remained popular for several years. It moved to VH1, where it became popular in the late 90s and early 2000s. The show became one of the biggest winners of that time. In addition to the reruns, the show was featured in many popular movies and specials, many of which were incredibly popular.
The game show industry changed very little during that period. Most other shows were being canceled as the video game industry continued to grow. A few were able to survive and even grew in popularity, but they were few and far between. The Reel Game followed that trend and it survived for a great number of years before being canceled again. It was revived several times over the years and remained popular until its cancellation in 2021. After several years on the air it was brought back to television by the Discovery Channel, which you can still watch to this day.