Funny You Should Ask
Funny You Should Ask is an American television series which aired from 1968 to 1969 on ABC. Hosted by Lloyd Thaxton, it was a comedy game show featuring celebrities, and aired as part of a programming block which also included The Newlywed Game and The Dating Game. The series debuted on October 28 1968 and was produced by Heatter-Quigley Productions.
Five celebrities are each asked for their answer to a question (such as which magazine best describes their personality), which usually results in humorous answers. Two contestants are asked to identify which celebrity said which answer.
Unusually, the series aired in a 25-minute time-slot, and was followed by a 5-minute series titled The Children's Doctor. Since it was a daytime series, it featured more advertising than a prime-time series of the same period, with a 1-minute commercial break approximately every 5 minutes, plus plugs for the providers of prizes.
An episode appears on YouTube. Since the episode lacks a copyright notice, it also appears on the Internet Archive. The episode features Stu Gilliam, Rose Marie, Meredith MacRae, Marty Allen and Dean Jones. Additionally, another four episodes are known to circulate among video collectors.
This theme song was later used by KPRC-TV in Houston, for their late afternoon newscast, The Scene at 5, with Ron Stone & Doug Johnson, from the 70's to the early 80's. The theme song is a variant of "Shades" by Patrick Williams, released in 1968.