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It Pays To Be Ignorant - 1944.12.08

It Pays To Be Ignorant - 1944.12.08

Broadcast: 8th December 1944
Starring: Tom Howard
Added: Oct 23 2001
A quiz show spoof that lampooned other quiz shows of the time such as Information, Please and The Quiz Kids. The format of the show was simple. Three nitwits made up the "board of experts". They spent more time trying to figure out what the question was than actually giving a sensible answer. The questions were as ludicrous as “From what kind of mines do we get gold ore?” or “Who came first, Henry VIII or Henry I?”.

Critics slated the show when it first appeared and said it wouldn’t last. They were wrong. The show ran for nine years.