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The New Tic Tac Dough 

Contestants play Tic Tac Toe by answering questions in order to secure squares on an electronic game board.


Cast overview:
Wink Martindale ...  Host (1978-1985)
Jim Caldwell ...  Host (1985-1986)
Jay Stewart Jay Stewart ...  Announcer (1978-1980)
Charlie O'Donnell Charlie O'Donnell ...  Announcer (1982-1986)
Mike Darrow Mike Darrow ...  Sub-Announcer (1980)
Bob Hilton Bob Hilton ...  Sub-Announcer (1980-1981)
Johnny Gilbert ...  Sub-Announcer (1981)
Art James Art James ...  Sub-Announcer (1981-1982)


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In this series, contestants play a variant of Tic Tac Toe by answering questions in order to play their X or O on an electronic game board in order to get three in a row. After that, the winner plays a bonus round where they attempt to get another three in row without accidently picking the screen with a dragon that will cost them their bonus game winnings. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Over the course of nine weeks on the show in 1980, contestant Thom McKee defeated 43 opponents to win eight cars and take home $312,700 in cash and prizes, a record at the time. Over $200,000 of his winnings was in cash. In one game, he broke the record for winning the biggest pot in a match, which was $36,800 after four tie games against challenger Pete Cooper (the record was overtaken later in the series by contestant Randy James, who competed in a series of tie games that lasted for six consecutive shows before winning the final pot of $46,900). See more »


[opening spiel]
Charlie O'Donnell: From Hollywood, it's everybody's game of stategy, knowledge, and fun! It's "TIC TAC DOUGH"! And now, here is the host of our show, WINK MARTINDALE!
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Featured in CBS: 50 Years from Television City (2002) See more »

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One of the all-time greats
19 November 2002 | by asherjdoakSee all my reviews

I remember being 3 or 4 years old and having my eyes glued to the screen when this show was on. My favorite part was when they had that bonus round where they had to avoid the "dragon", which, to be honest with you, sounded like a cat growling. In other words, if you found it, you'd be more amused than disappointed. But other than that, to this day, it's till one of my all-time favorite game shows. Sure, the theme song sounds VERY cheesy by today's standards, but it's still fun to watch. And by the way, I liked the version with Wink Martindale much better than the remake. The guy who hosted the remake was SOOOO annoying! All in all, a really good show.

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3 July 1978 (USA) See more »

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