In the most male-dominated field in television second only to the pro-football announcer booth the Brits deserve a little credit for shipping this stern schoolmistress across the pond to try to bring a bit of gender balance to the TV game biz. The show, a Survivor-like elimination tournament, turned out to be a ratings bust in the U.S. Still, before Donald Trump's "You're fired!" Robinson's curt "Goodbye!" was gameland's most entertaining kiss-off.
By Richard Zoglin
Next Richard Dawson