Games People Play (TV series)

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Games People Play
Genre Sport
Directed by Jim Cross
Tom Munshower
Presented by Mike Adamle
Bryant Gumbel
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run 21 August 1980  – 24 September 1981

Games People Play is an NBC television show that ran from 1980 to 1981, hosted by Bryant Gumbel and Mike Adamle. The format centers on unusual sports competitions, including a belly flop contest and a taxicab demolition derby. Sylvester Stallone discovered Mr. T, whom he subsequently cast as Clubber Lang (the villain in Rocky III), when Mr. T won a "World's Toughest Bouncer" competition on the show.

The title of the show is a play on the title of Games People Play, a popular psychology book from the 1960s about mind games and interactions within relationships.

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