New version of the 1987 syndicated game, where two teams of two compete to complete a Lingo card by solving mystery five-letter words.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Chuck Woolery ...  Himself - Host 24 episodes, 2002-2007
Shandi Finnessey ...  Herself - Co-Host 11 episodes, 2005-2007
Stacey Hayes ...  Herself - Co-Host 8 episodes, 2003-2004
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The rules for Lingo have been updated for season 2. The team that goes to the bonus round gets a bonus letter for winning, and also a bonus letter for each Lingo in the main game. Also, if the winning team makes a lingo on the first ball in Bonus Lingo, they win a trip, worth about $10,000. If they get a lingo using 2 or more balls, they win $5,000. Written by Bobby Peacock <wachovia_138@yahoo.com>

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team | word game | non fiction | See All (3) »

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It's not just letters, it's Lingo!

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Family | Game-Show

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TV-G
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Official Sites:

Game Show Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 2002 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Contestant: [guessing] "Oscar" O-S-C-A-R.
Host: I don't think we can take that.
[to the judge]
Host: Isn't that a proper name?
Contestant: It's also a type of fish.
Host: You're right; it is a type of fish, but it's used as a proper name. "I hate to tell you, Oscar, but you look like a fish!"
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Version of Lingo (1991) See more »

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It's ALL about the game
21 October 2009 | by KUAlum26See all my reviews

Upon watching this show for what I'm presuming the first time,my father observed that the show's payout seemed paltry compared to the amount of brain power invested into the front game and end game. But what my dad didn't care to notice was that this game--produced and ran exclusively through Game Show Network--was created and ran primarily as a variation on the popular but now not-seen NBC daytime game "Scrabble",that a cable produced show doesn't have the prize budget of a show that is run by,say Sony Pictures,and that the whole élan of this show was that the true star of this show(besides host Chuck Woolery or whichever hostess,which happened from about season two on)was the game,a word game that is born out of the same game principles as Bingo(Language or Letters + Bingo= Lingo),and that the ability to master this game is a skill in and to itself.In other words,the money is secondary to the ability to show off one's mastery of words. As such,it's a fine watch,nothing all-too spectacular. The time constraints and game clock seem to be run rather arbitrarily,vis-a-vis the game pacing and this show would simply NOT have any character without a genuinely affable persona like Woolery mastering the ceremonies. Even though I cannot consider myself a fan,I think it's a watchable enough show that I kinda hope its still going to be renewed(assuming that it hasn't been canceled)and that they continue to tweak the game formula,prizes and all. A kind of game show for the viewer who enjoys the game itself over the promised payout.


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