The Name's the Same (1951)

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The Name's the Same is an American game show that was produced by Goodson-Todman for the ABC television network from December 5, 1951 to August 31, 1954, followed by a run from October 25, 1954 to October 7, 1955.

It was alternately sponsored by Swanson and Johnson Wax for the majority of its run. It was also sponsored by the Bendix home appliance division of Avco early in its run, and Clorets and Chicken of the Sea tuna midway through its run. The show's final sponsor, Ralston Purina, also sponsored Ethel and Albert, the program that replaced The Name's the Same on the ABC schedule.

Series Cast

  1. Robert Q. Lewis as Moderator

    Robert Q. Lewis


    21 Episodes

  2. Abe Burrows as

    Abe Burrows

    21 Episodes

  3. Arnold Stang as

    Arnold Stang

    21 Episodes

  4. Bob Elliott as

    Bob Elliott

    21 Episodes

  5. Carl Reiner as

    Carl Reiner

    21 Episodes

  6. Clifton Fadiman as Moderator

    Clifton Fadiman


    21 Episodes

  7. Dennis James

    21 Episodes

  8. Gene Rayburn as

    Gene Rayburn

    21 Episodes

  9. Jack Dempsey as

    Jack Dempsey

    21 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2

1952 | 21 Episodes

Season 2 of The Name's the Same premiered on August 8, 1952.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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