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Host
Hal March
Announcer
Wayne Howell
Broadcast
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NBC Primetime: 10/12/1957 – 1/4/1958
Packager
Entertainment Productions Inc.

What's It For? was a short-lived primetime game show where a celebrity panel attempted to guess the use of an unusual invention by asking questions of the inventor.

Gameplay[]

Each player was given one minute to cross-examine the guest. If the panel could not come up with the correct answer, the inventor got $100. However, if the panel guessed correctly, the inventor got $50.

Among the regular panelists were Hans Conried, Betsy Palmer, Abe Burrows, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Toni Gilman, and Lisa Ferraday.

Studio[]

Studio 6A, NBC, New York City, NY

Trvia[]

Emcee Hal March was doing double duty, hosting What's it For? on Saturday nights for NBC and The $64,000 Question on Tuesday nights for CBS.

The show's creator was future game show producer Merrill Heatter.

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