Bill Cullen (sub)
Bill Wendell (sub)
|Mark Goodson/Bill Todman Productions|
"This is (insert the first three celebrity wife's names), and her husband (insert the first three celebrity husband's names). And this is (insert the last celebrity wife's name), and her husband (insert the last celebrity husband's name). These four celebrity couples are here to play... He Said She Said! And now, here's the star of He Said She Said, Joe Garagiola!"
He Said She Said was the retooling of an early unsold 1966 pilot It Had to Be You where it was the original prototype of TattleTales where celebrity couples told about their lives together as well as some of their hobbies, their lifestyles, and maybe revealed some dirty little secrets.
Each couple was given 100 points to begin the game (later they began with nothing). One half of each couple – the men for one half of the show, the women during the other half – were asked the questions, while the other member was taken to an off-stage room. Each could be seen and heard via a monitor that sat before each player; Garagiola communicated with them via an on-stage speaker phone.
Garagiola read a statement (e.g., "How he/she shows affection"), and each player had to raise his/her hand. The first three to raise their hands would say a one- or two-word answer, which Garagiola would ask them to explain. The answers would then be read one at a time over the phone, and the off-stage partner would have to ring in if he/she thought his/her partner had said it. If the first person to ring in was correct and related the same story, the couple won 25 points. If he/she was wrong, the couple lost 10 points; a couple would also lose 10 points if the partner buzzed in but the on-stage player did not give that answer, as did the team which originally gave the answer. The three answers were read in a random order.
In the pilot, three civilian couples competed against a celebrity couple, but in the series, all four teams were celebrity couples.
The spouses switched positions after two questions. Four questions were played in each game (five in the pilot) and for the final question, only the first two people to raise their hands would get to answer (except in the pilot, where only the first player to raise his/her hand would get to answer).
At the end of the game, the team(s) with the highest score won a full week's stay at any Holiday Inn. On the pilot, the winning couple also won $250 and remaining couples would each win a $100 gift certificate redeemable at any Holiday Inn. Each celebrity couple played for a civilian couple in the audience whose card they had randomly drawn before the show.
2016 Proposed revival
According to an article from TVNewsCheck.com(originally posted on September 30, 2015) Bill Carroll (senior vice president and director of Katz Television Group) said that he's heard that a revival was in the works for the Fall 2016 season, however, no distributor was made.
Unlike TattleTales, the series did not use real television monitors. Instead, the images for the offstage spouses were superimposed.
265 episodes were produced.
NBC Studio 8H, New York City, NY
Pilot - Score Productions (recycled into a show called Fashion in Sewing)
Main - Score Productions (recycled as the Who's Who cue on the syndicated What's My Line?)