Monday, March 13, 2017

What Might've Been: The Origins Game (1982)

Here's a game show I'm sure you've never heard of. Not only that, but it's from a studio you wouldn't expect to produce a game show.

Filmation's Norm Prescott & Lou Scheimer thought they could be the next Merrill Heatter & Bob Quigley, or Mark Goodson & Bill Todman. They partnered with SFM Media Services to develop a pilot, The Origins Game, which was taped in February 1982, but never shown or sold. The only reason we know about it now is because animation veteran Jim Korkis was a contestant on the show. He blogged about his experience on Jerry Beck's Cartoon Research website. Beck has the video, which he posted to YouTube, and we'll show you in a bit.

Game show icon Bob Eubanks is the host.

This is also available, because of the Filmation connection, on Saturday Morning Archives.

Rating: A.

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