For years, one of America's favorite board games was Scrabble, the Selchow & Righter-marketed game introduced in the 1930s. The game was revised and brought to television in 1984 by Reg ... See full summary »
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Chuck Woolery ...  Himself - Host 7 episodes, 1984-1990
Charlie Tuna Charlie Tuna ...  Himself - Announcer 5 episodes, 1986-1990
Jay Stewart Jay Stewart ...  Himself - Announcer 2 episodes, 1984
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For years, one of America's favorite board games was Scrabble, the Selchow & Righter-marketed game introduced in the 1930s. The game was revised and brought to television in 1984 by Reg Grundy Productions. Two contestants competed in the "crossword" round, played on a giant Scrabble board. Host Woolery announces a letter to build on, announces the number of letters in the word and reads a clue to said word (e.g., a seven letter word; "Experts really know how to pick them"; answer: "pockets"). The contestant chosen to go first draws two numbered tiles from the rack; the rack (positioned between the contestants) contained all the letters in the word, plus three "stoppers," or letters not in the puzzle. The contestant indicates which letter he wants to place in the word; if the letter fits, he/she may either attempt to guess the word or place another letter in the puzzle (the contestant draws two more tiles if he/she still doesn't attempt a guess). If the letter tried is a "stopper" or ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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It's the Crossword Game You've Played All Your Life, But Never Quite Like This!

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2 July 1984 (USA) See more »

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The first season had Jay Stewart as the announcer. He was replaced with Charlie Tuna in the second season, who would announce the program for the remainder of its run. See more »

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Referenced in I'm Your Man (1992) See more »

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best game show ever
27 June 2002 | by godeltsihwSee all my reviews

Scrabble was THE BEST game show created in the eighties. Getting fired from Wheel of Fortune was the best thing that could have happened to Chuck Woolery. Without Scrabble, daytime TV wouldn't have been the same in the eighties. I loved when the contestants popped a tile in, and chose a letter from the 2 available, the letter would animate across the screen and drop in the word if it fit in the word.

I loved that bell in the Super Sprint round that signaled on the next word. I hope someday they revive this show. Chuck Woolery is the best game show host ever!


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