See If You Can Tell Who's The Real Dr. Seuss In This 1950's Game Show
Jul 21, 2015
The four panelists are allowed to cross-examine the challengers, but the impostors are allowed to lie; only the central character is sworn "to tell the truth." The show has since seen several reincarnations and hiatuses, but is only one of five game shows in America to have aired in six consecutive decades, and is in development to be revived later this year on ABC.
In this episode, the panelists try to guess the true identity of one Theodor Geisel - better known as the one and only Dr. Seuss. At the end, the announcer says the show's iconic catchphrase "Will the real ___ please stand up?" If that sounds familiar but you're not old enough to remember the game show, it's because rapper Eminem famously paraphrased this catchphrase in his song "The Real Slim Shady."
"To Tell the Truth" (TTTT) is an American game show that first aired back in 1956 on CBS. The show featured a panel of four guests (often celebrities) and a central character, whom the panelists must correctly identify out of a team of three "challengers" where the other two are impostors pretending to also be the central character.