Quiz Show

l've been assured by our friends
at the encyclopedia...

that they've concocted
some real brain-breakers this week,

so we'll find out
in the next 30 minutes...

if the unstumpable
Herbert Stempel can be stumped.

- Could l have the questions, please ?
- [ Drumroll ]

Thank you, gentlemen. Remember,
the questions on Twenty-One
are secured each week...

in a Manhattan bank vault
'til just before show time.

So right now, let's meet Herbert Stempel
and his challenger as Geritol,

American's #1 tonic,
presents Twenty-One.

[ Fanfare ]
Welcome back to the show,

Mr. Peloubet, a very cordial
welcome to you, sir.

How are you, Herb ?
How's everything in Queens ?

- Fine, Mr. Barry.
- lt's a nervous strain
in the family, l bet.

- How's your wife holding out ?
- She's fine, thank you. Thank
you, Mr. Barry, for asking.

As you know, Herb, the questions
are graded for difficulty by
the Encyclopedia Britannica--

l might add that my wife
no longer suffers from tired blood,

now that l've got her
on Geritol.

That's fine. Graded
on a scale from one--

l personally vouch that
it's a fine product.

l'm sure our sponsor will be
pleased to know that. Now,
to get on with the show--

l'd like to take this
opportunity to thank Geritol...

for giving a poor ex-G.l.
this amazing opportunity...

to realize his dream
of a college education.

[ Faint Applause ]
Now there's a face
for radio.

[ Barry ] Dick Peloubet back again from
sunny Miami, Florida, and Herb Stempel.

- Yeah.
- Stempel is giving me a headache.

- Well, he sells Geritol.
- Have you seen the ratings ?

- Well, they've evened out.
- l don't think he works anymore.

Stempel is an underdog.
You know, people root for that.
lt's a New York thing.

Queens is not New York.
- [ Dial Tone ]
- [ Barry ] Let's play Twenty-One.

Mr. Kintner's office, please.
- [ Phone Ringing ]
- Office of the president.
Could you hold, please ?

- [ Ringing ]
- Mr. Kintner's office.

Once inside the isolation booth,
neither player can see the other,

nor can they hear anything
until l turn their studios on,
which l'm gonna do right now.