It Was A Thing on TV Twin Pack (Episodes #73 & 74): The 20/20 Premiere & Password All-Stars + Password ‘75

This week on It Was A Thing on TV, the gang looks at a pair of popular TV shows that had some problems during the 1970’s.

First, 20/20 has been a television staple for over four decades. Its start was a different beast than the 20/20 we have seen for years, from a graphic expose to words and their definitions to Claymation animations.

Then, Password is a timeless classic which came off as dated in 1974. What’s a show to do? Raise the stakes, upgrade the set, and for a brief while in 1974 and 1975, turn it into a celebrity tournament. These changes didn’t help, as the show was off the air by mid-1975.

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