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What Makes You Tick? was an early quiz show where the contestants were quizzed about themselves.

Broadcast[]

Mutual Radio (Weekly): 6/6/1948 – 8/29/1948
ABC Radio (Daily): 9/20/1948 – 12/20/1948
CBS Radio (Daily): 12/27/1948 – 7/8/1949
ABC Radio (Weekly): 9/23/1950 – 3/31/1951

Hosts[]

John K.M. McCaffrey (1948–1949)
Gypsy Rose Lee (1950–1951)

Announcer (1948)[]

Cy Harrice

Format[]

Guests were asked to rate themselves on jealousy, tolerance, and generosity, and submit to a public analysis by a pair of psychologists.

Trivia[]

Addison Smith, the creator of the show, drew inspiration for this show when he asked himself, "What Makes You Tick?", which eventually became the name of the show.

In 1957 a pilot was shot for a televison revival with Dennis James as host. Sadly, it never became a series.

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