Cultural References

Candid Camera (TV)

"Yo, fella, check it out. You're on Candid Camera."

Wow, one of four cultural references in the time span of 10 seconds. Whew. Impressive. The catchphrase "Smile! You're on Candid Camera!" from TV's first hidden-camera show will probably haunt us until the end of time. First aired in 1948 and created and produced by Allen Funt , this TV show filmed unsuspecting everyday people as they got caught up in the web of trickery designed by its producers. We have Candid Camera to thank for modern hidden-camera shows like Punk'd and Boiling Points. Gee, thanks, Allen. How could we survive without fine television fare like this?

1.12 "Clash of the Tritons"

Cultural References