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Hosts
Jim McKay (July)
Gene Rayburn (August–September)
Announcers
Lee Vines
Durward Kirby
Broadcast
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NBC Primetime: 7/7/1955 – 9/29/1955
Packager
Mark Goodson/Bill Todman Productions

Make the Connection was a different kind of Goodson-Todman panel show.

Gameplay[]

Two contestants with a special connection with each other, sat on opposite sides of the host and facing a panel of four celebrities. The panel's job was to figure out what the connection was. Each panelist had 30 seconds to ask the contestants. Each time a panelist's time ran out and the connection was not guessed, the team won $25. The panel was stumped if they did not guess the connection after three minutes (3:00) of questioning, making a possible total of $150 for the team.

Like most Goodson-Todman panel shows, a celebrity guest would visit and try to stump the panel. One notable guest was the chimpanzee J. Fred Muggs from The Today Show.

Music[]

Jack Shaindlin

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Borden's

Studio[]

Century Theater, New York City, NY

Trivia[]

Gene Rayburn made his debut as a game show host on this show.

Make the Connection was remade in 1989 as 3rd Degree!.

Link[]

Make the Connection @ Game Show Utopia