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John Salley
Marc Summers
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FOX Family: 8/15/1998 – 1999
Stone/Stanley Productions

"SUMMERS: (Insert the mom, two kids and husband and the families name) When you hear what these families have to say, you wanna shout... AUDIENCE: I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT! SUMMERS:...And now, here's your host and referee Mr. John Salley!

On I Can't Believe You Said That!, two families, each with two kids and their parents, would tell embarrassing stories about each other's lives and then have members of their family guess who told the story.


Round 1[]

In the first round, host Salley asked each family member a multiple choice question in which one of the answers was predicted by another family member (A typical question would go like this: When you're in a bad mood, do you control it, cry, or take it out on others?). Each correct answer was worth 10 points.

Round 2[]

This round was where the show got its name, for each family member gave an embarrassing moment that happened to another family member before the show by virtue of a clue, and it was up to them to match the previously given embarrassing moment. Each matched answer was again worth 10 points.

Round 3[]

In the final round, each family member lined up behind each other and was asked a series of general questions in which the answers were given the other family members beforehand. Each family had 60 seconds to answer as many questions as possible, and each match was now worth 25 points. The family with the most points at the end of this round won the game and a family vacation. The losing team went home with a consolation prize, and all the kids (win or lose) went home with a prize.


Based on The Family Game by Chuck Barris.

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I Can't Believe You Said That!/Catchphrases


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