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Mount Rushmore of game show hosts
« on: November 15, 2020, 05:17:46 PM »
If you could put four of the greatest game hosts on top of Mount Rushmore, who would they be?

  1. Bob Barker
  2. Alex Trebek
  3. Gene Rayburn
  4. Even though he is still alive, Peter Marshall.

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Re: Mount Rushmore of game show hosts
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2020, 06:04:08 PM »
My votes

1. Bob Barker.

2. Alex Trebek.

3. Monty Hall.

4. Wink Martindale.
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Re: Mount Rushmore of game show hosts
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2020, 07:17:26 PM »

  4. Even though he is still alive, Peter Marshall.
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  1. Bob Barker

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Re: Mount Rushmore of game show hosts
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2020, 07:19:15 PM »
1. Bob Barker
2. Alex Trebek
3. Tom Kennedy
4. Bill Cullen

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Re: Mount Rushmore of game show hosts
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2020, 07:29:36 PM »
Uhhh Bob Barker is still alive!

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Re: Mount Rushmore of game show hosts
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2020, 07:59:48 PM »
Just to be clear, passed away or alive.

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Re: Mount Rushmore of game show hosts
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2020, 08:06:05 PM »
Bob Barker, Alex Trebek, Bill Cullen, Monty Hall

(Honorable mention would go to Pat Sajak, Richard Dawson, Tom Kennedy, Gene Rayburn, Dick Clark, Bob Eubanks and Jim Perry.)

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Re: Mount Rushmore of game show hosts
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2020, 08:23:47 PM »
1. Bill Cullen
2. Alex Trebek
3. Jim Perry
4. Jim Lange

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Re: Mount Rushmore of game show hosts
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2020, 08:38:47 PM »
Peter Marshall was the G.O.A.T. for Hollywood Squares.  If you'd asked me 20 years ago I may have put him on based on expectations with his show, which at the time was one of the longest-running.  My opinion doesn't change regardless of whether he's with us or not.  I wish he would've hosted the 80s version (even though John Davidson was great there).  Not sure if MGHS Hour would've been more of a success if he teams with Gene, but his command and respect was brilliant


Gotta go with Bob Barker, Alex Trebek, Richard Dawson, and Dick Clark.  So many good choices, but when it came to what makes a great host, an awesome show, and the details, in addition to respecting the participants (contestants & celebrities), I see that with my choices
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Re: Mount Rushmore of game show hosts
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2020, 09:28:45 PM »
1. Barker

2. Cullen

3. Martindale 

4. Trebek 

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Re: Mount Rushmore of game show hosts
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2020, 09:47:34 PM »
Barker and Trebek on opposite ends, I think that's the easy part.

But it comes down to how we really want to divvy up the other two, so this is where I want to fork off based off what we're looking for.

If we want to have different decades represented, Barker and Trebek are the 70's and 80's, so you might go Monty Hall for the 60's and Regis Philbin for the 90's/00's.

If we go solely on notoriety as a game show host exclusively, I think Pat Sajak gets a spot solely due to Wheel's longevity, and maybe you get Peter Marshall for Hollywood Squares or Richard Dawson?

If we go off of Emmy nominations, it should be Sajak and Dick Clark. Although, if you want to extrapolate and put the 1st, 3rd, 16th, and 26th winners, like Mount Rushmore, it'd be Peter Marshall, Allen Ludden, Alex Trebek, and Ben Stein & Jimmy Kimmel sharing a spot  :P
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Re: Mount Rushmore of game show hosts
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2020, 09:49:50 PM »
Alex Trebek
Bob Barker
Bill Cullen
Tom Kennedy

(Honorable mentions go to...basically everyone else, but as far as a top four this is it.)
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Re: Mount Rushmore of game show hosts
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2020, 10:08:01 PM »
Marc Summers
Alex Trebek
Dick Clark
Geoff Edwards


Honorable Mentions(Bill Cullen,John Charles Daly,, Peter Tomarken, Chuck Wollery,  Ray Combs, Jim Lange, Lew Schneider.)

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Re: Mount Rushmore of game show hosts
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2020, 10:19:40 PM »
Barker, Trebek, Cullen, and Martindale. Even though Barker and Martindale are still alive, they’re still easy picks regardless.
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Re: Mount Rushmore of game show hosts
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2020, 10:49:33 PM »
For me: Bill Cullen, Bob Barker, Alex Trebek, Tom Kennedy