Grimaces Against the Clock

Without pretense but with much nonsense, Mike Stokey's eleven-year-old Pantomime Quiz has long been the undisputed king of summer replacements. Last month Pantomime Quiz returned with a new, 22-week contract as a regular on the ABC network (Tues. 9130 p.m. E.D.S.T.).

Derived from the old parlor game of charades (TIME, July 29), emceed by Stokey himself and setting some top comedians (Carol Burnett, Stubby Kaye, Milt Kamen) against each other in two teams of four, the unrehearsed Pantominium cackles and crackles with a spontaneous hilarity all too rare in TV's overelaborated game shows. Racing...

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