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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Dec 10, 2012

Doctor IQ, which aired from 1939 to 1950, was one of the most popular quiz shows of all time. 

With six assistants roving the theater with microphones, choosing contestants, Doctor IQ handed out silver dollars to winners and boxes of candy to losers. 

The doctor was on stage, and he called on each of his assistants in turn to supply the next contestant. 

The remembered catchline from the show was "Doctor, I have a lady in the balcony."

The show moved at breakneck speed, and the questions were fairly difficult. 

This episode aired on January 26, 1942.