Building Blocks (TV Game Shows)

Some TV game shows can offer interesting character dialogue and situation ideas. You can explore current and past programs. Programs may have a specific age group or location. Here are three game show examples (this is not an endorsement):

Family Feud: Questions asked the contestants can be “We asked 100 people to say what does their neighbor do when they are away?” (e.g. ‘get my mail’). “When the lights go out at the movies, what does your spouse do?”

America Says: One team is shown a fill-in-the-blank and its top answers, with the first letter of each word in each correct answer being shown as a clue. The answers range from the most common to odd. For example: “What side dish is served with hamburgers…C_” “My spouse likes to watch on TV…G_S_.”

Match Game: This game features contestants trying to come up with answers to fill-in-the-blank questions that are often formed as humorous double enders; the object being to match answers given by celebrity panelists. “Name a kind of muffin?”

Think about your ‘building blocks’; we can not write without them.

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