Monday, March 23, 2015

Liar's Club

No, it's not a severely outdated Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor or a decrepit Shakeys- it's a game show set! Liar's Club was a unique game show in which its celebrity panel would try to trick the contestants into getting the answers wrong, a huge change from the usual game show formats in which the celebrity panel helped the contestants.

On Liar's Club, the host would introduce a bizarre looking item. One member of the panel would demonstrate the exact use of the item while the others simply made up a believable story about what the item was. It was up to the contestants to guess what the true story was and answer accordingly.

The bonus round featured a piece of art that two celebrities would interpret for the contestant. One interpretation was correct, the other was made up on the spot. Liar's Club ended in 1979, but a short lived revival appeared on cable in 1989.