Peter Marshall called Paul Lynde "the ultimate Hollywood Square." His outrageous quips earned Lynde 10 Emmy nominations (unbelievably, he never won any). Here now, for your enjoyment, are the classic Zingers from the center square's most famous occupant:
PETER: Paul, true or false: you have the same body temperature as a jackass.
PAUL: ...and you've got their TEETH!
PETER: Lashing out again, eh?
PETER: According to the famous quote by Alexander Pope, "A little what is a dangerous thing"?
PAUL: A little pervert.
ANSWER: "A little learning."
PETER: The great writer George Bernard Shaw once wrote, "It's such a wonderful thing, what a crime to wasre it on children." What was he talking about?
PAUL: A whipping.
PETER: According to Benjamin Franklin, in Poor Richard's Almanac, "He that falls in love with himself will have no..." what?
PETER: Paul, according to the great poem by Edgar Allen Poe, "We loved with a love that was more than love, I and my..." I and my what?
PAUL: "...gym teacher."
ANSWER: "Annabell Lee," from the poem of the same name.
PETER: It was Aristotle who once observed that even the bitterest of enemies can united by a common...common what?
PETER: During the War of 1812, Capt. Oliver Perry made the famous statement, "We have met the enemy and..." And what?
PAUL: And they are cute.
ANSWER: "And they are ours."
PETER: According to the Dictionary of American Proverbs, what comes before pleasure?
PAUL: The words, "Of course, I love you."
PETER: Billy Graham said in a recent column, "No matter how far you've let him go, your faith can end his control." What was Mr. Graham referring to?
PAUL: A teenage boyfriend.
ANSWER: The devil, of course.
PETER: We know that the Boy Scouts stick by their motto, "Be prpared." What is the Girl Scouts' motto?
PAUL: As long as he's prepared, they don't need a motto.
ANSWER: Same thing - "Be prepared."
PETER: The wise Chinese philosopher Confucius once said, "I can do nothing for the man who will not being me his..." His what?
PAUL: His number one daughter.
ANSWER: His problems.