The Name's The Same Episode Guide
 
From July through December 2008, GSN aired virtually all of the existing epiosdes of the fifties panel show The Name's The Same as part of their Black & White Overnight programming hour. What follows is an as-complete-as-possible episode guide for that series, featuring the original fifties air dates and, for reference, the GSN air dates more than half a century later.  The information comes mostly from the aired episodes, of course, but also from vintage TV Guides and newspaper listings.
 
ORIGINAL AIR DATE
GSN AIR DATE
PANEL
GUEST
NOTES
August 6, 1952
7/14/2008
Abe Burrows
Joan Alexander
Bill Cullen
Barry Fitzgerald
Earliest surviving show, eight months into the series run. 
Robert Q. Lewis is the program host. 
Original series airs at 7:30 Wednesdays on ABC.
Paris France, Barry Fitzgerald, A. Papa
August 13, 1952
7/15/2008
Abe Burrows
Joan Alexander
Bill Cullen
Victor McLaughlin
 Bill Cullen, Martha Washington, A. Groom
August 20, 1952
7/16/2008
Abe Burrows
Joan Alexander
Bill Cullen
Burgess Meredith
Sally Rand, Knobby Walsh, Will Sleep 
August 27, 1952
7/17/2008
Abe Burrows
Joan Alexander
Bill Cullen
Sir Cedric Hardwicke
 Errol Flynn, Bunny Rabbit, A. Wedding
September 3, 1952
7/18/2008
Abe Burrows
Joan Alexander
Bill Cullen
Johnny Mercer
 A. Mule, Johnny Mercer, Curly Lips
September 10, 1952
7/19/2008
Morey Amsterdam
Joan Alexander
Bill Cullen
Eddie Bracken
 Lolly Pops, Eddie Bracken, A. Stocking
September 17, 1952
7/20/2008
Abe Burrows
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Melvyn Douglas
 
September 24, 1952
7/21/2008
Abe Burrows
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Corrine Calvert
 
October 1, 1952
7/22/2008
Abe Burrows
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Yogi Berra
Gin Rickey, Yogi Berra, A. Mattress 
October 8, 1952
7/23/2008
Abe Burrows
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Lauritz Melchior
 
October 15, 1952
 
 Unknown
Unknown
GSN has not shown an episode from this date.
Vintage newspapers indicate a program did air.
October 22, 1952
7/24/2008
Abe Burrows
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Jean Sablon
 
October 29, 1952
7/25/2008
Abe Burrows
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
David Niven
Arturo Toscannini, Teddy Bear, A. Caress 
November 5, 1952
7/26/2008
Abe Burrows
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Maxie Rosenbloom
Last Abe Burrows appearance that GSN has aired,
though a vintage TV magazine indicates he
also appeared the following week.
November 12, 1952
 
Abe Burrows
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Unknown
GSN has not shown an episode from this date. A vintage
TV magazine indicates a program did air with the regular
panel listed at left.  Probably Abe Burrows' last appearance.
November 19, 1952
7/27/2008
Morey Amsterdam
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Hoagy Carmichael
 
November 26, 1952
7/28/2008
Garry Moore
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Dick Haymes
 
December 2, 1952
7/29/2008
Hal Block
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Nelson Eddy
Series moves to Tuesdays at 10:30.
December 9, 1952
7/30/2008
Cliff Norton
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Zasu Pitts
 
December 16, 1952
7/31/2008
Cliff Norton
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Caesar Romero
 
December 23, 1952
8/1/2008
Jerry Lester
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Joe E Brown
Jerry Lester, Venus DeMilo, A. Punch 
December 30, 1952
8/2/2008
Jerry Lester
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Jeanette MacDonald
 
January 6, 1953
8/3/2008
Jerry Lester
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Arthur Treacher
Walter Winchell, A. Torso, Julius Caesar 
January 13, 1953
8/4/2008
Bill Cullen
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Monty Wooley
 Harry Truman, Monty Wooley, May Love
January 20, 1953
8/5/2008
Bill Cullen
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Piper Laurie
Bill Cullen's last appearance.
A. Kick, Mamie Eisenhower, June Groom
January 27, 1953
8/6/2008
Jerry Lester
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
June Havoc
 Herbert Hoover, I. Caress, Jack Benny
February 3, 1953
8/7/2008
Jerry Lester
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Chester Morris
 A. Back, Hans Christian Andersen, Jackie Gleason (a girl)
February 10, 1953
8/8/2008
Jerry Lester
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Robert Montgomery
 Robert Montgomery, Guglielmo Marconi, Will Kiss
February 17, 1953
8/9/2008
Jerry Lester
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Dennis O'Keefe
 Richard Nixon, A. Green Lemon, Will Kick
February 24, 1953
8/10/2008
Jerry Lester
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Morton Downey
 Scarlett O'Hara, A. Clinch, Ernest Hemingway
March 3, 1953
8/11/2008
Jerry Lester
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Leslie Caron
 Enrico Caruso, A. Baby (elderly man)
(Only three rounds played.)
March 10, 1953
8/12/2008
Jerry Lester
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Frances Langford
 Will Faint, Henry Ford, Hazel Nut
March 17, 1953
8/13/2008
Jerry Lester
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Edward Everett Horton
 Perry Como (a woman), A. Maid, Benjamin Franklin
March 24, 1953
 
Jerry Lester
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Unknown
GSN has not shown an episode from this date. 
A vintage TV magazine indicates a program aired with the 
regular panel listed at left. Alternating sponsorship also
indicates this is an episode missing from the GSN archive.
March 31, 1953
8/14/2008
Jerry Lester
Joan Alexander 
Meredith Willson
Gypsy Rose Lee
 Rocky Martiano, Mrs. Meredith Willson, Thomas A. Edison
April 7, 1953
8/15/2008
Jerry Lester
Joan Alexander 
Meredith Willson
Denise Darcel
Conrad Nagel is substitute host.
Woodrow Wilson, Captain Kidd, A. Male (a woman)
April 14, 1953
8/16/2008
Carl Reiner
Joan Alexander 
Meredith Willson
Charles Coburn
 Wendell Wilkie, Charles Coburn, I. Flirt
April 21, 1953
8/17/2008
Jackie Cooper
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Diana Lynn
 Babe Ruth (a woman), Jackie Cooper (a woman), A. Lap
April 28, 1953
8/18/2008
Peter Donald
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Eva Gabor
 Jesse James (a woman), Charles Lindburgh, An Infant
May 5, 1953
8/19/2008
Peter Donald
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Xavier Cugat
Rita Hayworth, Lou Gehrig, May Hug 
May 12, 1953
8/20/2008
Carl Reiner
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Marilyn Maxwell
 Eddie Arcaro, Lucille Ball, I. Gargle
May 19, 1953
8/21/2008
Carl Reiner
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Brian Donlevy
 Al Capone, Carl Reiner, A. Blonde
May 26, 1953
8/22/2008
Carl Reiner
Joan Alexander
Meredith Willson
Mickey Mantle
 Dorothy Lamour, A. Stork, Tommy Manville, Henry Clay
June 2, 1953
 
Unknown 
Unknown 
 GSN has not aired a program from this date.
Alternating sponsorship suggests that an episode did
air on this date, and is missing from the GSN archive. 
June 9, 1953
8/23/2008
Carl Reiner
Joan Alexander
Dane Clark
Eve Arden
 
June 16, 1953
8/24/2008
Carl Reiner
Joan Alexander
Dane Clark
Harry James
 Willie Sutton, Harry James, A. Hog
June 23, 1953
8/25/2008
Carl Reiner
Joan Alexander
Dane Clark
Zsa Zsa Gabor
 Shirley Booth (a man), A. Wrinkle
June 30, 1953
8/26/2008
Carl Reiner
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Gracie Fields
 Bill Stern, Robin Hood, A. Brain, Rudyard Kipling
July 7, 1953
8/27/2008
Carl Reiner
Joan Alexander
Gene Rayburn
Peter Lawford
 Huey P. Long, Ruby Lips
July 14, 1953
8/28/2008
Carl Reiner
Joan Alexander 
Meredith Willson
Steve Allen
Meredith Willson's last appearance. 
John Dillinger, Steve Allen (his son), A. Muscle
July 21, 1953
8/29/2008
Carl Reiner
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Ronald Reagan
 A. Fish, Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln, Al Smith
July 28, 1953
8/30/2008
Carl Reiner
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Mel Torme
 Robinson Crusoe, A. Hen. Ed Sullivan
August 4, 1953
8/31/2008
Carl Reiner
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Gloria DeHaven
Marilyn Monroe, Michael Angelo, A. Harem 
August 11, 1953
9/1/2008
Carl Reiner
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Burt Lancaster
 Napoleon Bonaparte, A. Beard, Monte Carlo
 August 18, 1953
 9/2/2008
 Carl Reiner
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
 Charles Ruggles
 Tyrone Power, A. Nose
 August 25, 1953
 9/3/2008
 Carl Reiner
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
 Franchot Tone
 Wallis Warfield Windsor, A. Halter, Sherry Wine
 September 1, 1953
 9/4/2008
 Carl Reiner
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Ann Sothern 
Charles Boyer, A. Sailor (a sailor!), Bonnie Scotland 
 September 8, 1953
 9/5/2008
 Carl Reiner
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
 David Wayne
 Last episode with the traditional "I'd Like To Be..." celebrity segment.
Mona Lisa, A. Buggy, King Cole
Carl Reiner's last appearance.
 September 15, 1953
 9/6/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
 Evelyn Ay
(Miss American 1954)
 Ay's "ILTB" segment is referred to as "an ambition".
Robert Q. Lewis (finally!), Miss America, A. Tongue
September 22, 1953
9/7/2008
Peter Donald
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
George Jessel
From this point, celebrity segment is now a "Secret Wish". 
Dr. Kinsey, George Jessel, A. Crook
 September 29, 1953
9/8/2008
 Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
 Phil Rizzuto
 A. Bachelor (a woman), Phil Rizzuto, Ulysses S. Grant
October 6, 1953
9/9/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Brian Aherne
 Mickey Mouse, A. Chin
October 13, 1953
9/10/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Victor Moore
 Romeo and Juliet, A. Cop
October 20, 1953
9/11/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Guy Lombardo
 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Guy Lombardo, A Garlic
October 27, 1953
9/12/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Joe Louis
 Julie La Rosa, I. Vanish, Gregory Peck
November 3, 1953
9/13/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Jan Murray
Brian Aherne is the substitute host.
Brian Aherne, A. Rib, Mark Clark
November 10, 1953
9/14/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
John Payne
Brian Aherne is the substitute host.
Adam & Eve, A. Daddy, Paul Revere
November 17, 1953
9/15/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Paul Whiteman
 Goodson & Todman, A. Redhead, Myrna Loy
Mark Goodson and Bill Todman appear briefly.
November 24, 1953
9/16/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Herb Shriner
 Winnie Winkle, Herb Shriner
Winnie Winkle cartoonist Martin Branner appears briefly.
December 1, 1953
9/17/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
George Raft
 Jack & Jill, A. Bum, Marlene Dietrich
Clorets becomes an alternating sponsor 
with Swanson, replacing Johnson's Wax.
December 8, 1953
9/18/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Judy Holiday
 Anthony & Cleopatra, A. Flea, Bing Crosby
December 15, 1953
9/19/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Terry Moore
 Santa Claus, A. Squeeze, Aly Khan
December 22, 1953
9/20/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Kirk Douglas
 Amos & Andy, A. Tub, Lana Turner
December 29, 1953
9/21/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Rocky Graziano
 Gene Rayburn (a girl), A. Tickle, Napoleon & Josephine
January 5, 1954
9/22/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Kathryn Murray
 Goldie Locks, Arthur Murray, A. Body
January 12, 1954
9/23/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Russell Crouse
Snooky Lanson
 Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio, A. Sock
Lanson performs a duet with Lewis.
January 19, 1954
9/24/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Salvador Dali
 Mother Hubbard, Ava Gardner
January 26, 1954
9/25/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Paul Douglas
 Chester Gump, Paul Douglas, A. Bump
The Gumps artist Gus Edson appears briefly.
February 2, 1954
9/26/2008
Gene Rayburn
Joan Alexander
Bill Stern
Merle Oberon
Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis (both women), 
Will Hug, George Bernard Shaw
Bill Stern's last appearance. 
February 9, 1954
9/27/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Basil Rathbone
Joan Alexander
Mickey Spillane
Tallulah Bankhead, A Pig, I. Kick
Panel expands to four members.
February 16, 1954
9/28/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Basil Rathbone
Joan Alexander
Phil Silvers
Mamie & Ike, A. Father. Terry Moore (a boy) 
February 23, 1954
 
GSN has not aired an episode from this date.
Alternate sponsorship indicates an episode did air.
March 2, 1954
9/29/2008
 Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Basil Rathbone
Joan Alexander
 Mickey Rooney
Bess Myerson, Mickey Rooney (a girl), Scotch & Soda 
March 9, 1954
9/30/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Basil Rathbone
Joan Alexander 
 Eddie Albert
Arthur Conan Doyle, Will Bathe 
 March 16, 1954
10/1/2008
 Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Basil Rathbone
Joan Alexander
 Jack Carson
 Robert E. Lee, Jack Carson, Bubble & Dance
 March 23, 1954
10/2/2008
 Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Basil Rathbone
Joan Alexander
 Jean Hersholt
 A. Mule, Dr. Christian, Theodore Roosevelt, Bernard Baruch
Baruch had been waiting 19 weeks as a stand-by contestant.
 March 30, 1954
10/3/2008
 Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Basil Rathbone
Joan Alexander
Billie Burke 
 Gene Autry (a woman), Billie Burke (a boy), A. Still
 April 6, 1954
10/4/2008
 Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Arnold Stang
Joan Alexander
Art Carney 
 Arnold Stang, Othello & Desdemona, A. Scratch
 April 13, 1954
10/5/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Arnold Stang
Joan Alexander 
 Laraine Day
 During the 2008 GSN rebroadcasts, this episode was skipped 
so that GSN could air tribute episodes for Paul Newman, 
who had died earler that week.
 April 20, 1954
10/6/2008
 Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Arnold Stang
Joan Alexander 
 Thomas Mitchell
Pocahontas, Thomas Mitchell, A. Mom (an older man) 
April 27, 1954
10/7/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Arnold Stang
Joan Alexander 
Ralph Bellamy
Will Love, Margaret & Harry Truman 
May 4, 1954
10/8/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Arnold Stang
Joan Alexander 
Marie MacDonald
 A. Herring, Marie McDonald, Minnie Gump
May 11, 1954
10/9/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Arnold Stang
Joan Alexander 
Vaughn Monroe
 A. Gorilla, Vaughn Monroe (a girl), Winston Churchill (a boy)
May 18, 1954
10/10/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Roger Price
Joan Alexander 
Don Ameche
 Will Pinch, Jackie Robinson (a woman), Roger Price
May 25, 1954
10/11/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Rory Calhoun
 Liberace, Rory Calhoun, A. Boss
June 1, 1954
10/12/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Rita Gam
 Chicken of the Sea becomes an alternate sponsor with Swanson.
A. Bull, Gene Tunney (a girl), Salome
June 8, 1954
10/13/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Dane Clark
Clifton Fadiman is the substitute host.
Papa Dionne, Joe McCarthy (a girl ) & Robert Stevens, Emily Post
June 15, 1954
10/14/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Jack Dempsey
Clifton Fadiman is the substitue host.
A. Bar, Jack Dempsey, Cinderella, Betsy Ross
June 22, 1954
10/15/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Van Johnson
Clifton Fadiman is the substitute host.
King Solomon, Van Johnson, A. Nose
 
June 29, 1954
10/16/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Arnold Stang
Joan Alexander
Peter Lawford
Mickey Spillane, A. Bloomer, George Burns & Gracie Allen 
July 6, 1954
10/17/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Arnold Stang
Joan Alexander
Les Paul & Mary Ford
 A. Couch, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Huck Finn, John Hancock
July 14, 1954
 
 
 
GSN has not aired an episode from this date.
Alternate sponsorship indicates an episode did air.
July 20, 1954
10/18/2008
John Newland
Bess Myerson
Arnold Stang
Joan Alexander
Bob Cummings
A. Man (a woman), Robert Cummings, Grandma Moses, Annie Oakley
July 27, 1954
10/19/2008
John Newland
Bess Myerson
Arnold Stang
Joan Alexander
Roy Campanella
 A. Mouse, Roy Campanella, Dagwood Bumstead
August 3, 1954
10/20/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Arnold Stang
Joan Alexander
Gabby Hayes
 A. Wiggle, Gabby Hayes, Tom Thumb
August 10, 1954
10/21/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Arnold Stang
Joan Alexander
Dennis O'Keefe
 A. Zipper, Dennis O'Keefe
August 17, 1954
 
 
 
GSN has not aired a program from this date.
August 24, 1954
 
 
 
GSN has not aired a program from this date.
According to a vintage TV Guide, an episode did air.
August 31, 1954
10/22/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Charles Coburn 
Last show with Robert Q. Lewis as host.
Lewis and panel say their goodbyes, believing the show canceled.
It would return (without Lewis) a few weeks later.
Anthony Eden, A. Knee, Alk Khan
September, 1954
October, 1954
November, 1954
Several weeks of shows are missing from the GSN archive.
The program definitely was off the air for part of this time,
but early research shows that it was airing at least by
October 18th in its new time slot (Mondays at 7:30pm).
November 29, 1954
10/23/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Rocky Graziano
First show in the GSN archive with Dennis James as host. 
Original series now airs Mondays at 7:30pm.
Ralston is the sole sponsor, and will remain so for the rest of the series.
Smooch (a dog), Rocky Graziano, Wilbur & Orville Wright
December 6, 1954
10/24/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Arnold Stang
Joan Alexander
Zsa Zsa Gabor
 Resident of Bourbon (Ky), William Shakespeare & Ann Hathaway
December 13, 1954
10/25/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Yvonne DeCarlo
 Resident of Tightwad (Mo), Yvonne DeCarlo, Willie Sutton
December 20, 1954
10/26/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Arnold Stang
Joan Alexander
Denise Darcel
 Nine Frank Sinatras, Resident of Big Foot (TX), Patrick Henry
December 27, 1954
10/27/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Dennis O'Keefe
 Bess Myerson Roger Price and Joan Alexander, 
Dennis O'Keefe, Dick Tracy, Stephen Foster
(The "Gene Rayburn" of the first group missed his flight!)
January 3, 1955
10/28/2008
Gene Rayburn
Bess Myerson
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Salvador Dali
Jesse James (a woman), Resident of Bachelor (MO), Gary Cooper
Gene Rayburn's last appearance 
January 10, 1955
10/29/2008
Hy Gardner
Bess Myerson
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Lauritz Melchior
Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey's mother, A. Pickle,
Walter Winchell Drew Pearson and Louella Parsons
Bess Myerson's last appearance.
First appearance of "famous relatives" segment.
January 17, 1955
10/30/2008
Hy Gardner
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
George Montgomery
 A. Tub, Dinah Shore's sister, Benjamin Franklin
January 24, 1955
10/31/2008
Hy Gardner
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Jayne Meadows
 Jayne Meadows, Albin Barkley's son, A. Daddy
 
11/1/2008
 
 
GSN did not air an episode of The Name's The Same
on this 2008 date, instead airing Halloween-themed
episodes of I've Got A Secret in the overnight slot.
January 31, 1955
11/2/2008
Hy Gardner
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Giselle MacKenzie
 Eddie Fisher's brother, A. Kiss. Donald Duck
Giselle MacKenzie performs Mr. Sandman in French.
February 7, 1955
11/3/2008
Hy Gardner
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Sam Levenson
 
February 14, 1955
11/4/2008
Hy Gardner
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Donald Crisp
Hedda Hopper's brother, A. Shiner, Douglas MacArthur (a boy) 
February 21, 1955
11/5/2008
John Henry Faulk
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Pearl Bailey
Grace Kelly's sister, I. Wash, Tom Sawyer 
February 28, 1955
 
 
 
GSN has not aired a program from this date.
March 7, 1955
11/6/2008
John Forsythe
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Tony Bennett
Groucho Marx's son, A. Knee, Andy Gump
Arthur Marx would later have a successful career as a writer.
Tony Bennett performs.
March 14, 1955
11/7/2008
Walter Slezak
Catherine Boyle
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Gregory Ratoff
John Philip Sousa's grandson is the only guest besides Ratoff, whose 
odd, rambling segment takes up nearly the entire program.
Lady Catherine Boyle appeared on many British game shows,
including their version of The Name's The Same.
March 21, 1955
11/8/2008
Walter Slezak
Jayne Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Jerry Colona
Rosemary Clooney's mother, Jerry Colona (a girl), A. Bridegroom
March 28, 1955
11/9/2008
Walter Slezak
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Ezio Pinza
Winston Churchill, Ezio Pinza's son, Will Caress, Victor Hugo 
April 4, 1955
11/10/2008
Walter Slezak
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Keenan Wynn
Ed Wynn, A. Hog, Dagmar's sister 
April 11, 1955
11/11/2008
Walter Slezak
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Laraine Day
Rhonda Fleming
Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding are the new hosts.
Jack Benny's daughter, I. Tickle, Laraine Day
Joan Benny made other game show appearances in the 50s and 60s
and co-wrote a book about her famous father.
April 18, 1955
11/12/2008
Walter Slezak
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Laraine Day
Leo Durocher
Ray Goulding's son, A. Garter, Jackie Gleason (a woman)
Laraine Day was Mrs. Leo Durocher
April 25, 1955
11/13/2008
Walter Slezak
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Laraine Day
Emmett Kelly
A. Red Cheek, Arthur Godfrey, Julius La Rosa's sister 
May 2, 1955
11/14/2008
Walter Slezak
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Laraine Day
Joan Alexander
A. Beard, Joan Alexander's daughter, Greta Garbo
Joan Alexander returns from having a son.
Joan's daughter would become the novelist Jane Stanton Hitchcock.
May 9, 1955
11/15/2008
Walter Slezak
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Eddie Bracken
 Milton Berle's brother, Jack Rabbit, April Showers
May 16, 1955
11/16/2008
Walter Slezak
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Van Johnson
 Pee Wee Reese's wife, A. Husband, Audrey Meadows
May 23, 1955
11/17/2008
Walter Slezak
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Jack E. Leonard
 I. Kick, Dr. Drill (a dentist), Davy Crockett (a boy), John Paul Jones
Crockett is costumed and the panel blindfolded for his round.
May 30, 1955
11/18/2008
Walter Slezak
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Henny Youngman
Rocky Graziano
Walter Slezak, Olive Pit
Panelist Slezak's family is introduced in the audience, including
daughter Erika, who would grow up to be the soap opera star.
June 6, 1955
11/19/2008
Walter Slezak
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Barbara Britton
 A. Snake, Sherlock Holmes, Guy Lombardo's sister
June 13, 1955
11/20/2008
Walter Slezak
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Spike Jones
 Marilyn Monroe, I. Hula
June 20, 1955
GSN has not aired a program from this date.  On the show previous,
Bob & Ray indicate they would be back "next week", suggesting
this missing episode is their final appearance.
June 28, 1955
11/21/2008
Marc Connelly
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Terry Moore
Clifton Fadiman is the new (and final) host.
Original series moves to Tuesdays at 10pm.
A. Male (a woman), Terry Moore (a man), Robert Taylor (a woman)
Fadiman explains that Walter Slezak can no longer appear
because the show's later time conflicts with his Broadway role.
July 5, 1955
11/22/2008
Mike Wallace
Laraine Day
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Peggy King
 George Gobel & Peggy King, I. May Hug, Virginia Ham
July 12, 1955
11/23/2008
Mike Wallace
Laraine Day
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Sheree North
 Joe Friday & Jack Webb, Novo Cain, U.S. Marine (a boy)
July 19, 1955
11/24/2008
Mike Wallace
Denise Lor
Hans Conried
Laraine Day
Joe E. Brown
 May Swindle, Joe E. Brown, Dwight D. Eisenhower
Though only one plays, five other "Joe E. Browns" are later introduced.
July 26, 1955
 
 
 
GSN has not aired a program from this date. Based on comments from
a later show, an episode did air and Joan Alexander did not appear.
August 2, 1955
 
 
 
GSN has not aired a program from this date. Based on comments from
a later show, an episode did air and Joan Alexander did not appear.
August 9, 1955
 11/25/2008
Mike Wallace
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Hildy Parks
Hoagy Carmichael
 
August 16, 1955
 11/26/2008
Mike Wallace
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Chico Marx
 Hope Diamond, Will Rob, The Marx Brothers
The Hope Diamond is shown, which leads to a funny Chico segment.
August 23, 1955
 11/27/2008
Mike Wallace
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Margaret O'Brien
 Penny Stamps, Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis (a woman), I. Argue
Thirty-nine Margaret O'Briens are in the studio audience.
11/28/2008
GSN did not air an episode of The Name's The Same on this 2008 date, 
instead airing a Thanksgiving-themed episode of I've Got A Secret in 
the overnight slot.  However, no TNTS episodes were skipped.
August 30, 1955
 11/29/2008
Mike Wallace
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Eddie Albert
 Lolly Pops, Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr, I. Love
Eddie Albert demonstrates fire-eating.
September 6, 1955
 11/30/2008
Mike Wallace
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Hildy Parks
Ken Murray
 Rocky Marciano & Archie Moore, I. Punch, Crystal Ball
A young "Ken Murray" appears but does not play.
September 16, 1955
 
 
 
GSN has not aired a program from this date.
A vintage TVG indicates a program did air.
Original series makes its final move to Fridays at 10pm.
September 23, 1955
 
 
 
GSN has not aired a program from this date.
September 30, 1955
 12/1/2008
Mike Wallace
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
George Raft
 Mike Wallace, Will Wash, Rosie Cheek
October 7, 1955
 12/2/2008
Mike Wallace
Audrey Meadows
Roger Price
Joan Alexander
Gil Hodges
Final show of the series