Thursday, October 16, 2008


So many people connected to Toobworld have passed away over the last few days, and I know if I don't give them their proper dues now, I'll probably be overwhelmed as time goes by......

Game show host and announcer Jack Narz died at the age of 85, after suffering a couple of massive strokes in the last month. He's probably best known for hosting 'Dotto' at the time of the big quiz show scandal (I think 'Dotto' was the first show to be outed, but his career was not damaged by the association.)

Narz was also the announcer for 'Space Patrol' and for the first episode of 'The Adventures Of Superman', as well as for TV Crossover Hall of Famer Betty White's sitcom from the early 1950s, 'Time For Elizabeth'.

Technically, many of these shows are not exactly part of Toobworld. But they may have been mentioned in various shows of the era as TV characters would watch many of the same game shows that we do here in the Trueniverse. So Jack Narz would still be counted among Toobworld's League of Themselves.

For a better and personal tribute to Jack Narz, visit Mark Evanier's "News From ME". Click here to go directly to the story, but his site is also at home to the left.....

"The Farmer's Daughter" (1 episode, 1966)
- My Papa, the Politican (1966) TV episode

"The Spike Jones Show"

"Life with Elizabeth"

"Adventures of Superman"

"Space Patrol"

"Password Plus"

"Card Sharks"

"Beat the Clock"


"Now You See It"

"Match Game 73"


"The Movie Game"

"I'll Bet"

"Seven Keys"

"Video Village"


"The Price Is Right"

"The Bob Crosby Show"

"Place the Face"

"Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge"

Toby O'B

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