I’m still warming up to the format of the new Password… but damn, it was good to see Betty White playing the game to which she will always be linked.
It felt like the premiere week of the most recent version of “To Tell The Truth”, when Kitty Carlisle came back for one more show…
Those two ladies had a lot in common — both clearly enjoyed being part of a game show, and both were very serious game players. It was celebrities like them, who didn’t feel game shows were beneath them, that made the classic game show era so special.
Fortunately, so far, Password has found game players who are taking the game seriously, and the chance to earn big money for their non-celebrity partners more seriously. That credibility will help Password’s chances to come back.
Of course, as a committed game show fan, it’s great to see both “The Price is Right” and Password back in prime time. Until recently, I wouldn’t have dreamed it would happen again in my lifetime… since the last time both of those shows were in prime time, I wasn’t even a year old. 🙂