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NBC Primetime, Tuesday, August 18, 1953 – Tuesday, May 11, 1954
Run time
30 Minutes
Fred Allen
Don Pardo
NBC Studio 6B, New York City, New York

Judge For Yourself was a judgment talent game show.

Game format[edit | edit source]

Two different formats were played during its very short-lived run.

Original Format[edit | edit source]

In the original format, three professional acts (by singers, musicians, dancers, comedians) performed and were rated 1-2-3 by two panel of judges. One set of judges was composed of three celebrities. and the other set of three members of the studio audience. An audience-judge won $1,000 if his or her ratings matched that of any of the celebrities.

New Format[edit | edit source]

The format was changed on January 5, 1954. Three contestants now listened to songs that were performed by the show's regulars. The players tried to determined the one song that the audience liked best and any player who guessed correctly won part of the $1,000 jackpot.

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Merchandise[edit | edit source]

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Episode Status[edit | edit source]

Approximately 19 episodes are known to exist. Most are held by UCLA and the Paley Center for Media. GSN has also aired episodes in the past.

Video[edit | edit source]


JUDGE FOR YOURSELF opening credits NBC game show


Judge For Yourself w FRED ALLEN - Debut Show - Intro by Orson Bean (August 18, 1953)


Judge For Yourself (1 5 54) Pt. 1


Judge For Yourself (1 5 54) Pt. 2


Judge For Yourself w FRED ALLEN - Final show - Intro by Frank Gorshin (May 11, 1954)

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