Hollywood Squares "It Just Ain't Right" (found episodes of game show; 2004)

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The show's logo from 2002 to 2004.

Status: Found

Date found: 17 Jul 2023

Found by: Pluto TV

From May 3rd, 2004 to May 7th, 2004,[1] the game show Hollywood Squares had a contest week called "It Just Ain't Right". It plays like a spot the difference for viewers to tell seven things that feel out of place in that week's episodes than a regular episode of Hollywood Squares from that time. It was also the only week of episodes with a home viewer contest attached to it and was also the last unique-themed week before the show's cancellation on May 31st, 2004. Although, like most episodes from this version of Hollywood Squares have turned up online, the five episodes from that week hadn't turned up in the years since they last aired.


Monday Episode


# Difference
1 Two celebrities' names did not match their faces in the intro.
2 Bonus round keys were blue instead of red.
3 License plate said "Price Is Right".
4 Contestants' positions were reversed.
5 The 2 on the H Squared mogul was on the wrong side.
6 The bonus clock counted forward for 30 seconds instead of backward.
7 Different sound effect to indicate time up.

Tuesday Episode


# Difference
1 Background in the intro was blue instead of red.
2 1998-2001 Theme was used.
3 Secret Square Prize: Going to Hawaii’s sandy beaches but showing snow-covered mountains and a skier.
4 MARTIN MULL’s name is shown reversed.
5 I LOVE DORIS was reversed.
6 Showing yesterday’s audience but no one shown, only empty seats.
7 Henry Winkler and Michael Levitt's productions logo was flipped.

Wednesday Episode


# Difference
1 The stars' introduction starts with the center square (Most episodes have the center square last).
2 Charlene Tilton was the secret square, and her picture was shown upside down.
3 Melissa Peterman had curls in her hair.
4 Auto scroll running "this is a mistake" backwards after a commercial break.
5 Tom Bergeron was wearing glasses during part of the show.
6 Grocery cart on stage.
7 All the stars were gone from their squares at the end of the show, they are usually there until the show is completely over.

Thursday Episode


# Difference
1 Introduction said differently (i.e. "From the celebrity capital of America" instead of "From the celebrity capital of the world").
2 Martin Mull's square was in black and white.
3 Tom Bergeron was wearing shorts in the bonus round.
4 Peter Marshall was shown in one of the on-set monitors
5 A pay phone in BaBa Booey's Square.
6 Winnings were stated in British Currency (£) instead of the dollar sign.
7 The key rack in the bonus round was circular.

Friday Episode


# Difference
1 The star's introductions were done on set instead of a green screen.
2 The show's screen bug was upside down.
3 Tom & the winning contestant took the stairs backwards during the bonus round.
4 The car is backwards.
5 There’s a This Space For Rent sign in one of the on-set monitors.
6 Gilbert Gottfried is absent for a couple shots.
7 Contestant threw to commercial break, instead of Tom.


YouTube user thewhammy83 uploaded the first three episodes from that week on April 1st, 2010 and stated in the description of the third part of the Wednesday episode that due to bad reception at the time, he was only able to record the last ten minutes of the Thursday episode and he doesn't have the Friday episode. Despite saying he has the last ten minutes of the Thursday episode, he did not upload it because he says "which seems unfair to just put up"[3]. These episodes have never been reran on Game Show Network and the missing episodes have not turned up in any private collections. It's unknown who else has the last two episodes in their entirety and for years, they remained the only episodes from this incarnation of Hollywood Squares to have not resurfaced in full anywhere.

On June 30th, 2023, it was announced that this version of the show would get its own channel on Pluto TV[4]. The channel went live on July 11th[5] and episodes from its final two seasons were surprisingly shown first. The Friday episode would eventually be aired on the channel on July 12th. The show was added to the "On-Demand" section on July 17th and the Thursday episode was among the episodes added.


Monday episode.

Tuesday episode.

Wednesday episode.

Thursday episode.

Friday episode.

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