|ABC Daytime, Monday, March 30, 1964 – Friday, December 25, 1964|
|Frank Buxton March-September|
Robert Q. Lewis September-December
|Elysee Theater, New York City, New York|
Two teams of three (consisting of two celebrities & one civilian contestant) compete in a battle of the sexes word game (three men vs. three women). The object of the game for the celebrities was to get their civilian partners to say the message which was a either a familiar word, phrase or name by virtue of giving one-word clues. The celebrities were given the secret message and had their clues written on index cards by the celebrities themselves. When they were finished, they raised their hands to confirm that they're done. After that, one team of celebrity partners show their clues to their contestant partner after which he/she must take a guess. If the first contestant got it wrong, the opposing team took a chance. Both teams had two chances on the same message with different clues on the second chance. Each correct answer was worth one point, and the first team to score three points won the game, $100 for the winning contestant, and went on to the bonus game.
Turnabout (Bonus Game #1)Edit
The winning team went on to play the bonus game, called "Turnabout". The winning contestant was now shown a new message and verbally gave one-word clues to each celebrity partner. Each incorrect guess decreased the value of the message. Three messages were played and up to four clues were given for each. The first clue was worth $100, the second was worth $50, then $25, and finally $10. The highest the winning contestant could win was $300.
Open Round (Bonus Game #2)Edit
In this new bonus game, the contestant could earn up to an additional $150 by guessing up to three $50 messages. The celebrities gave one clue each and the contestant took only one guess at each message.
New contestants played each game.
- Host: Frank Buxton, Robert Q. Lewis
- Announcer: Johnny Olson, Chet Gould
- Authority: Dr. William Barnes
- Executive Producer: Robert Noah
- Producer: Jack Farren
- Director: Mike Garguilo
- Set Designer: Romain Johnston
Milton Bradley released a Get the Message board game in 1964.
Get the Message is believed to have been mostly destroyed as per the network practices at the time. GSN has aired two episodes in the past, the finale and an episode hosted by Buxton.
See Also: Get the Message/Episode Guide