The Name's the Same
|The Name's the Same|
|Premiere||December 5, 1951|
|Finale||October 7, 1955|
|Host|| Robert Q. Lewis (1951-54),|
Dennis James (1954-55),
Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding (1955),
Clifton Fadiman (1955)
|Style||30-minute game show|
|Company||Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions|
The Name's the Same is a panel game that aired on ABC prime time. It was one of many imitations of What's My Line?, which was produced by the same company, Goodson-Todman.
This series had three celebrity panelists cross-examining a civilian guest who had a famous name, be it from show biz, sports, fiction, all lines. Each celebrity had ten "yes" or "no" questions to ask. A panelist could pass to the next in order to keep from running out of questions too soon. Questions are asked until the name has been identified, none of the panelists identify the name or the panelists have run out of questions. The panelists who do not identify the name award the guest $25 each.
A special feature was the appearance of a celebrity who had a secret wish to be somebody else. The panelists cross-examined the celebrity in the same way, with any money won going to that celebrity's charity of choice.
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
There are no DVD releases for this show.