Ralph Edwards Productions Shows
The People's Court
So You Think You Got Troubles!
Name That Tune
Love Stories
Woody Woodbury
Superior Court
Who In The World
Family Medical Center
Truth or Consequences
Funny Boners
Annabelle's Wish
This Is Your Life
It Could Be You
Ralph Edwards Show
BZZZ
Crosswits
Wide Country
End of the Rainbow
Knockout
About Faces
Throughout its seven decades, Ralph Edwards Productions has produced or co-produced dozens of entertainment specials, series and feature films. Many of these programs have been archived at the UCLA Department of Film and Television and in the National Archives in Washington, DC.

The formats of most of the programs produced by Ralph Edwards Productions may be available for licensing both domestically and internationally. Please contact our legal department for more information.

Clips from many of the programs may be licensed for use on television, in films and other media. Please contact our legal department for more information.

Ralph Edwards

"About Faces"
Program Type: Audience Participation
Description: An expanded version of "Place the Face" that included recognizing celebrity faces and faces of people in the news. Contestants were chosen from the studio audience and awarded merchandise prizes. Host: Ben Alexander. Announcer: Tom Kennedy. Created by Ralph Edwards.
Broadcast History: ABC (1960-1961; 5/week)
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"Annabelle's Wish"
Program Type: Animation - Children
Description: The story follows the adventures of a calf named Annabelle, born on Christmas Eve, and her best friend, a 7-year old boy named Billy who cannot speak. Based on the farm legend that Santa Claus gives animals a speaking voice on Christmas Day. Music by Randy Travis; voices by Randy Travis, Jerry Van Dyke, Rue McClanahan, Jim Varney, and Cloris Leachman.
Broadcast History: Fox Television Special and Video/DVD (1997); Fox Family (1998, 2000, 2001); ABC Family (2002)
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"BZZZ!"
Program Type: Game
Description: Participants on this dating game show were asked to select a date from among four contenders who were silhouetted behind a translucent screen. Host: Annie Wood. Produced in association with Stu Billett Productions.
Broadcast History: Syndication (1996-1997; 5/week)
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"Family Medical Center"
Program Type: Drama
Description: Dramatized stories of medical emergencies set in a doctor's office. Cast included regulars Lauren Woods, Sheila Wills, Wortham Krimmer, Eileen Conn, and Matti Leshem. Announcer: Chuck Riley. Produced in association with Stu Billett Productions.
Broadcast History: Syndication (1988-1989; 5/week)
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"Funny Boners"
Program Type: Audience Participation Children's Show
Description: The "Truth or Consequences" format was modified for kids with stunts and prizes suitable for younger contestants and a younger audience. Host: Jimmy Weldon with Webster Webfoot, a puppet duck. Announcer: Easy Marvin. Created by Ralph Edwards.
Broadcast History: NBC (1954-1955; weekly on Saturday mornings)
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"It Could Be You"
Program Type: Audience Participation
Description: Elaborate format that involved "framing" audience members in advance of the show by discreetly finding humorous or poignant anecdotal information about their lives. Host then surprised them with the information. They received a prize that they had always wanted but might not have been able to buy; sometimes this was the return of a lost object. The show featured reunions. Host: Bill Leyden. Announcer: Wendell Niles. Created by Ralph Edwards.
Broadcast History: NBC Daytime (1956-1961; 5/week) & NBC Primetime (four runs 1958-1961; weekly)
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"Knockout"
Program Type: Game
Description: Three contestants were asked to identify which one of four listed items was out of place; the winner was awarded one of the eight letters needed to spell the word "knockout" and received an additional letter if the relationship between the remaining three items was correctly guessed. First player to spell "knockout" won. Host: Arte Johnson. Announcer: Jay Stewart. Created by Mark Maxwell-Smith.
Broadcast History: NBC (1977-1978; 5/week)
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"Let's Face It"
Program Type: Game
Description: Contestants try to identify celebrities from fragmented photographs and disguised voices. Host: Bill Leyden. Created by Ralph Edwards.
Broadcast History: ABC Chicago only (1967-1968; weekly)
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"Love Stories"
Program Type: Human Interest
Description: A romantic reality show in which two couples were individually interviewed to tell their versions of how they met and the events leading to a break-up. The interviews are edited together to present a complete picture of each story. At the end of the show, the host tells viewers which couple ultimately got back together, and which split permanently. Host: Kristian Alfonso. Produced in association with Stu Billett Productions.
Broadcast History: NBC (1991-1992; 5/week)
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"Name That Tune"
Program Type: Musical Game
Description: Two contestants vie for cash and prizes through a series of competitions that test the players' ability to identify song titles (remember, "I can name that tune in ____ notes"?). Starting in 1976, the show offered a $100,000.00 jackpot, the largest on TV at the time. Games included: Bid-A-Note, Cassette Roulette, Melody Roulette, Money Tree, Golden Medley. Hosts: Tom Kennedy (syndicated and second NBC daytime run); Dennis James (first NBC daytime run). Announcer: John Harlan. Orchestra/Band leaders: Bob Alberti, Stan Worth, Tommy Oliver, Dan Sawyer. Singers: Kathie Lee Gifford (then known as Kathie Lee Johnson), Steve Marsh, and Monica Burris. Dancers: Dennon Rawles (choreographer) and Jeri Fiala. Created by Harry Salter. Produced in association with Sandy Frank Productions.
Broadcast History: Syndication (1974-1981; weekly) & NBC Daytime (1974-1975 & 1977; 5/week)
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"Place the Face"
Program Type: Game
Description: Pre-screened individuals (both celebrity and unknown) were asked to identify the face of someone out of their past through a series of clues provided by the host. A cash prize if the "face" was identified within the allotted time. Host at different times during the run: Jack Smith, Jack Bailey, and Bill Cullen. Announcers: Jack Narz, Bob Warren. Created by Ralph Edwards.
Broadcast History: CBS (1953-1955; weekly)
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"So You Think You've Got Troubles?!"
Program Type: Human Interest
Description: A comedy interview show featuring ventriloquist Jay Johnson and his puppet Bob. Participants were selected on the basis of their unusual and/or unique life problems and received advice from a panel of three experts who included psychiatrists, ministers, astrologers, and the like. Jay would lead the guests through a description of their "troubles"; Bob would provide comic relief through ad-libs and running commentary. Announcer: Rod Roddy. Produced in association with Stu Billett Productions.
Broadcast History: Syndication (1982-1983; 5/week)
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"Superior Court"
Program Type: Drama
Description: Set in a courtroom, "Superior Court" featured scripted trials. The lawyers and participants were actors. Judges included the Hon. William D. Burns, Jr., the Hon. Louis M. Welsh and the Hon. Jill Jakes, as well as actor Raymond St. Jacques. Announcer: Chuck Riley. Produced in association with Stu Billett Productions.
Broadcast History: Syndication (1986-1989; 5/week)
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"the CROSS-WITS"
Program Type: Game
Description: Two three-member teams, each comprised of two celebrities and one non-celebrity captain, take turns solving a crossword puzzle with comedy clues provided by the host. Filled-in words within the puzzle provide clues to the name of a mystery person, place, or thing. The first team to guess the mystery name won. Host: Jack Clark. Announcers at different times during the run: Jerry Bishop and John Harlan. Model: Jerri Fiala. Created by Jerry Payne.
Broadcast History: Syndication (1975-1980; 5/week)
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"The People's Court"
Program Type: Reality
Description: The forerunner of the current crop of court shows, this was the first brainchild of the collaboration between Ralph Edwards and producer Stu Billett. Taped in a courtroom set before a live gallery, the show highlights real small claims court cases, set before, and adjudicated by, a real judge. The first Judge, Joe Wapner, with Bailiff Sgt. Rusty Burrell, presided over "The People's Court" for 12 years. Announcer was Jack Harrell. Other judges have been former New York Mayor Ed Koch and the Hon. Jerry Sheindlen. Currently, the Hon. Marilyn Milian presides with announcer Curt Chaplin. Court reporters have been Doug Llewelyn and Harvey Levin. Produced in association with Stu Billett Productions for Warner Bros.
Broadcast History: Syndication (1981-1994; 5/week); USA Cable (1995-97; 5/week), Syndication (1997-present; 5/week)
Availability:  •Format Licensing •Web Site


"The Ralph Edwards Radio Show"
Program Type: Audience Participation
Description: The program a combination of new material and audio elements from "Truth or Consequences" radio shows.
Broadcast History: NBC Radio (1951-1952; 5/week)
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"This Is Your Life"
Program Type: Human Interest
Description: Guest "subjects," both famous and unknown, are profiled through remembrances by family and friends and was an early pioneer of today's reality TV. Trademarks for the program are the opening surprise, the backstage voice heard before a guest's entrance, and memorable reunions, often highly emotional. Hosts: Ralph Edwards and Joe Campanella (series); Sir David Frost and Pat Sajak (specials); Ronald Reagan (filled in twice for Ralph Edwards). Announcers have included Bob Warren and John Harlan. "TIYL" has aired around the world, beginning in England in 1955. Created by Ralph Edwards.
Broadcast History: NBC & CBS Radio (1948-1950); NBC TV (1952-1961); Syndication (1971-1973 & 1983-1984); NBC TV Specials (1981, 1987, 1993)
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"Truth or Consequences"
Program Type: Audience Participation
Description: One of radio and television's longest-running "game" shows, it influenced almost all that followed. Contestants, either selected from the audience or pre-screened, were usually asked a silly question that was nearly impossible to answer correctly. Since they hadn't told the "truth" they had to pay the "consequences" by participating in what could be a simple parlor gag or an elaborate stunt, and sometimes a heartwarming good gesture. The show is credited with a number of entertainment "firsts": It was the first TV program regularly filmed live before an audience on 35mm film using the still popular multiple camera technique; the first to go out of the studio to produce outrageous stunts on remote; the first to stage surprise reunions; and the first series to combine entertainment with a greater cause. Through various contests and other efforts, "TorC" benefited the March of Dimes, the American Heart Association, and many other charities. In 1950, the show won the first Emmy awarded to an Audience Participation program. Hosts over the years: Ralph Edwards (weekly), Jack Bailey (weekly), Steve Dunne (weekly), Bob Barker (5/week), Bob Hilton (weekly), and Larry Anderson (5/week). Over 20 people have served as announcer, notably Mel Allen, Bud Collyer, Ed Herlihy, Jay Stewart, Ken Carpenter, Harlow Wilcox, John Harlan, and Charles Lyon. Created by Ralph Edwards.
Broadcast History: CBS Radio (1940); NBC Radio (1940-1950); NBC TV (1941: special on the first day of commercial TV in the U.S.; 1949: two specials); CBS Radio (1950-1951); CBS TV (1950-1951); NBC Radio (various runs 1951-1957); NBC TV (various runs 1954-1965); Syndication (1966-1978 & 1987-1988)
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"Who in the World"
Program Type: Human Interest
Description: The show focused on people in the news, often resulting in an unusual or emotional reunion. After only a few episodes were aired, the program was cancelled at the request of Fred Friendly, head of CBS News, who told Ralph Edwards he couldn't do news on an entertainment show. Host: Warren Hull. Announcer: Tom Kennedy. Created by Ralph Edwards.
Broadcast History: CBS (1962; weekly)
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"Wide Country"
Program Type: Drama
Description: Hour-long filmed series on the adventures of Mitch Guthrie, champion rodeo rider, as he and his brother traveled the rodeo circuit. The show starred Earl Holliman and Andrew Prine. Shot at Universal. Produced in partnership with Hal Hudson.
Broadcast History: NBC (1962-1963; weekly)
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"Woody Woodbury Show"
Program Type: Interview/Variety
Description: A daily 90-minute talk-variety show hosted by comedian/musician Woody Woodbury performing bits of his nightclub act and featured the music of the Michael Melvoin Combo. Announcer: Bob Ridgley. Created by Ralph Edwards.
Broadcast History: Syndication (1967-1968; 5/week)
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