Grandmaster Tournament I
Regarding the Password All-Stars Tournament, I can't 100% confirm this (comes from Wikipedia, you know the song and dance there...), for the finals of the first tournament, the celebrities were Dick Gautier, James Shigeta, Peter Bonerz and Don Galloway. Based on that, and the fact that, per Aaron Handy's old ABC Password episode guide (which I've been sitting on for a few years now, if you need a copy), the only week to feature all four of them together was the week of December 30, 1974 to January 3, 1975, I'd guess the first finals were January 3, with the second tournament starting January 6. BryceLozier (talk) 10:38, September 11, 2016 (UTC)
- The All-Stars era lasted 14 weeks, so each Tournament spanning seven would make sense. As for Aaron's website, I totally forgot about that; since it's still active, I've put up a link. Thanks as always, Bryce. :) -Daniel Benfield (talk) 19:47, September 11, 2016 (UTC)
Barry-Enright Shows Owned By NBC
In case anyone wanted to have a source for the claims that NBC owns the original Twenty-One, the original Tic-Tac-Dough, and High Low (and hence why all three are on this page).
- High Low: The 12/11/57 Weekly Variety notes on Page 28 that Pharmaceuticals Inc. and the Parkson agency had less than a month to buy and prep a replacement for What's it For? on Saturday nights at 10. One of the possibilities was High Low, which the article notes was "the Barry & Enright-created, NBC-owned paneller which did summer duty".
- Twenty-One/Tic-Tac-Dough: The 10/8/58 Weekly Variety lists these along with Concentration and Dough Re Mi on Page 24, noting that NBC bought all these shows from Barry-Enright and took over production of them. In the case of Twenty-One, the article notes that it was so Barry and Enright "would have more time to devote "to disproving the unfounded charges against the integrity" of their programs."
ABC episode numbering systems
Wasn't sure if you knew this, but the setup of "[show number]-[show initials]-[year]" wasn't strictly for their game shows. At least one of their soaps used it too (Dark Shadows, [show number]-DRK-[year]. For example, the episode where Willie unchains Barnabas' coffin (#211 overall) is #76-DRK-67.), and I'd assume other did also. BryceLozier (talk) 07:56, November 13, 2016 (UTC)