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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
36 Years Ago Today

Here is the ending to Hollywood Squares on WLS Channel 7 including a post-show commercial break. Includes:

Last second of an Illinois Office of Tourism commercial.

Ending of The Hollywood Squares featuring host Peter Marshall - including credits and Filmways logo. (Contestant prize info voice over by Kenny Williams)

Commercial: Pontiac T1000 (the Terminator?) at Your Favorite Pontiac Dealer.

Chicagoland Auto Recyclers - A-Suburban and Al's Auto Parts.

Delta Airlines - Readier than ever in Chicago.

WLS-TV Chicago Station ID slide with PSA voice over (by Wayne Atkinson).

"No actual questions or answers are given to any celebrity."

This aired on June 28, 1981.

WLS Channel 7 - The Hollywood Squares (Ending & Post-Show Break, 1981)

Here is the ending to Hollywood Squares on WLS Channel 7 including a post-show commercial break. Includes:

Last second of an Illinois Office of Tourism commercial.

Ending of The Hollywood Squares featuring host Peter Marshall - including credits and Filmways logo. (Contestant prize info voiceover by Kenny Williams)

Commercial: Pontiac T1000 (the Terminator?) at Your Favorite Pontiac Dealer.

Chicagoland Auto Recyclers - A-Suburban and Al's Auto Parts.

Delta Airlines - Readier than ever in Chicago.

WLS-TV Chicago Station ID slide with PSA voiceover (by Wayne Atkinson).

"No actual questions or answers are given to any celebrity."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, June 28th 1981 from approximately 11:51pm to 11:55pm!

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Viewer Comments

This was a year after the daytime version ended after 14 years and 3,536 shows. The show moved to Las Vegas to finish up its syndie run under the Marshall era. Thanks for the upload, FM!
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Saturday, March 7th 2009 at 10:28pm.

I wonder if the next item on the tape is the Late Night Movie.
Comment posted by VintageCanada on Saturday, March 7th 2009 at 11:07pm.

You would be correct sir. :-) "Citizen Kane" that night.
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Saturday, March 7th 2009 at 11:11pm.

Harry Friedman who was listed in the credits now works for Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune (I think he's a producer for both)

It almost seems strange to go from Hollywood Squares to Citizen Kane. Hollywood Squares was a cute show, but Citizen Kane is a masterpiece.

Comment posted by LaPrincess on Sunday, March 8th 2009 at 1:56am.

In 2002, GSN had reran some episodes of the syndicated "The Hollywood Squares" from the 70s along with some prime-time NBC episodes from the 60s. Peter Marshall was surprised that those episodes exist.
Comment posted by betamax75 on Sunday, March 8th 2009 at 10:24am.

T 1000. What a pile!
Comment posted by pantaloon123 on Sunday, March 8th 2009 at 1:21pm.

I also wonder if the full Late Night Movie animation is on that tape, and has it already been presented?
Comment posted by VintageCanada on Sunday, March 8th 2009 at 3:54pm.

The announcer at the very end was the same annoucer from the infamous GK Cherolet Commercial, when the film or tape stopped working.
Comment posted by MST3K1993 on Sunday, March 8th 2009 at 7:36pm.

It was at about this time in NYC Squares moved from WABC-TV to WPIX Channel 11. The syndicated Squares in NYC were first on WNBC from 1971-76; then switched to channel 7 from 76-80; and then on PIX for the last year.
Comment posted by BobAnthony on Sunday, March 8th 2009 at 7:36pm.

Ah, PIX. Where you can see clips galore from the past on many a site - unlike a certain Windy City station that shares common corporate parentage. ;)

But back to the issue at hand: "Center Square" Paul Lynde had left in 1979 in a dispute over money (there'd been rumors he'd been fired due to his behavior), but by the time of this final syndicated season all differences had been ironed out and Lynde was back on board.

Comment posted by W.B. on Monday, March 9th 2009 at 12:13am.

And a year after syndie Squares ended, Lynde passed on in 1982.
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Monday, March 9th 2009 at 8:25am.

T1000, a Chevette with orange dash lights.
Comment posted by hpkid on Tuesday, March 10th 2009 at 11:26am.

Anyone remember those hideous Eagle Insurance ads? The T1000 and Eagle go hand in hand :-D
Comment posted by Pete on Sunday, May 31st 2009 at 2:57am.

In case anyone was wondering...it wasn't a hit. Poor Diana.
Comment posted by TVsTim on Sunday, June 14th 2009 at 12:06am.

"No actual questions or answers are given to any celebrity. The areas of some questions designed for the celebrities and possible bluffs are discussed with some celebrities. During this presentation, some correct questions and/or answers might be discerned."

What a confusing, roundabout, lawyer-ball way of saying that the show is scripted for comedy.

Comment posted by TVsTim on Sunday, June 14th 2009 at 12:16am.

I know..."might be discerned"? Gimme a break. :-)
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Sunday, June 14th 2009 at 4:36am.

I think that wording was required because NBC was in the doghouse with some regulators in the late 1960's over the shenanigans on "The Hollywood Squares." In short, C.Y.A. time.
Comment posted by W.B. on Sunday, June 14th 2009 at 7:00pm.

Love it!!!
Comment posted by Julius on Friday, June 18th 2010 at 5:10pm.

"Hollywood Squares" prize V/O and station ID PSA V/O info added to clip description.
Comment posted by W.B. on Thursday, April 14th 2011 at 3:56pm.

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