Say When!! 1960 Test Pilot.jpg
Say When!! 60s Pilot.jpg
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Say When!! Final 1960 Logo.jpg
Test Episode, December 20, 1960
NBC Daytime, Tuesday, January 3, 1961 – Thursday, March 25, 1965
Run time
30 Minutes
Art James
Wayne Howell
NBC Studio 6B, New York City, New York

Say When!! is the four year old game show where contestants picked prizes while trying not to go over a predetermined amount. 

Game format[edit | edit source]

On this show, two contestants picked off prizes from a group of four. Each time a prize was chosen, a new one replaced it. For each prize selected, its value was added to the player's score. The goal was to have the total of all the prizes chosen to come closer to a set amount than his/her opponent without going over. Anything over the goal amount was a loss. To prevent this from happening, a player in control could decide to "freeze" if the next prize chosen would put him/her over the top. If the contestant's total matched the goal, he/she not only won the game, but also won a "blank check", good for 100 cases of a product. The first player to win two out of three games won the match.

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Art James sang "It's Christmas Time Again" on the December 24, 1964 episode, this was the first time he had sung on national television.

This was the first game show hosted by Art James.

At one time, Art was doing a plug for Peter Pan peanut butter. It seemed like he was doing fine, until the minute he put a knife into the jar, which caused the bottom of it to break off and the knife to go through it. He couldn't stop laughing while he finished doing the commercial.

International Versions[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Say When!!/International

Merchandise[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Say When!!/Merchandise

Photos[edit | edit source]

Press[edit | edit source]

Print Ad[edit | edit source]

Tickets[edit | edit source]

Episode Status[edit | edit source]

Only one episode is known to exist. A blooper clip also exists. An episode of this show aired on Buzzr as part of their 5th Annual Lost & Found week on September 27, 2020.

Video[edit | edit source]


Say When!! Pilot


Say When!! 1962 Episode


Say When!! blooper clip, 1964


Say When game show with Art James Part 1


Say When game show with Art James Part 2


SAY WHEN opening credits NBC game show




Say When!!

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