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Hosts
Gene Wood (1971–1972)
Don Harron (1972–1974)
Announcer
Bill Luxton
Broadcast
Anything You Can Do.jpg
Syndication (Daily): 9/13/1971 – 9/1974
Packager
Don Reid Productions
Distributors
ABC Films (1971–1973)
Worldvision Enterprises (1973–1974)

"It's a man's world! It's a woman's world! It's a battle of the ages! It's the battle of the sexes! It's Anything You Can Do! And here's the star of our show, Gene Wood/Don Harron!"

Anything You Can Do was a stunt-based game show shot in Canada with two teams of three. This was a typical battle-of-the-sexes stunt/dare show.

Gameplay[]

Two teams of three (three men vs. three women) competed in a battle-of-the-sexes stunt/dare game. They faced a board at center stage consisting of four occupations, two male occupations & two female occupations. The men's team picked one from the women's side of the board and the women's team picked from the men's side; however, the opposing side got to perform the stunt first. The object of the game was to complete each stunt in less than 90 seconds (1:30). The times were accumulative throughout the game, in other words the times the teams performed the stunts in were added to their time score. Four stunts were played per show, and the team with the least total amount of time won the game and big prizes. The losing team won smaller prizes.

There was also a "mental challenge" about midway through the show; the teams would have to complete some activity such as unscrambling a word, reciting a tongue twister, etc. The time taken to complete the task was added to the team's overall time.

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Taping Location[]

CJOH-TV Studios, Ottawa, ON

Music[]

"Anything You Can Do" by Irving Berlin

Trivia[]

  • Gene Wood, the future announcer of Family Feud and the then-current announcer of another stunt show Beat the Clock, hosted the first season.
  • He left after learning that some of the stunts were not as safe as executive producer Richard Reid assumed they were.
  • Reid was made a liar when some contestants were injured in the playing of those stunts.
  • Don Harron of Hee Haw fame became the new host starting in the second season, and Gene was promoted to host Beat the Clock, replacing the departing Jack Narz.

Links[]

Josh Rebich's Anything You Can Do Rule Sheet

YouTube Videos[]

The first taped episode of the show