I’ll Buy That!

I’ll Buy That! was a game show hosted by Mike Wallace back in the days when Mike Wallace sometimes hosted game shows.  The show debuted June 13, 1953 and lasted a few months into 1954.  Home viewers would send in items they wished to sell and a celebrity panel headed by Vanessa Brown and Hans Conreid would attempt to guess what each item was.  Every time they made a wrong guess, the “selling price” would go up.

How was it?  A fine question.  There don’t seem to be many (any?) episodes around.   But its cancellation and the failure of a few other attempts got Wallace out of the game show hosting and into news work.  So that’s something.