Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Name's The Same - 1953

Thanks to the kindness of la peregrina, I was able to obtain a copy of the ever elusive episode of The Name's The Same with Robert Montgomery. If I knew what the heck I was doing with video, I'd post this on YouTube, but until then, it's screen caps.

Just to give you a 101 on The Name's The Same, it's similar to What's My Line, another famous TV game show of the 1950s. Name offers a contestant with the same name of a famous person, object, or action. A panel of three asks questions until they guess correctly or time out.

This episode, from February 10, 1953 offers two Bobs - the younger being a Boy Scout:




The panel has to guess the boy's name...


Bob with show host Robert Q. Lewis


Battle of the horn rimmed glasses


They just had to swap glasses. Of all things coming to mind, I'm wonder what color the glasses are. Yeah, probably black.


Name often included a segment with a celebrity - "I'd like to be." In this case, Bob wishes he could be...


Oliver J. Dragon of the kids show Kukla, Fran and Ollie

In the end, panelist Meredith Wilson guessed correctly. The other two panelists - well, they wrote out their checks for $25 to Bob, who donated the funds to young Bob's Boy Scout troop. In the meantime, I keep watching this darned addictive show and have found myself crying in laughter a few times as a result.

5 comments:

Maria said...

Aww, Bob is adorable! Thanks for the screencaps.

la peregrina said...

I loved that Montgomery picked Ollie as the famous person he would like to be and laughed in delight. Shows a whimsical side to his personality that I did not realize he had.

Carrie said...

Maria: Ditto!

LaP: I can just imagine him with his stocking feet up on the couch watching KF&A!

stellypippin said...

I laughed at your 'Battle of the horn rimmed glasses' remark. That is soooo cool - Bob being cute as ever, with his Ollie remark, lol

Carrie said...

I'd love a desktop wallpaper of Bob & Robert Q right about now...