Don Adams' Screen Test
|Don Adams' Screen Test|
Adams as the show's host
|Created by||Don Adams|
|Presented by||Don Adams|
|Narrated by||Charlie O'Donnell|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||24 (+1 pilot)|
|Running time||24 mins.|
|Original release||September 7, 1975– September 18, 1976|
The game involves two 15-minute periods, in which a random person would be asked to act out or re-enact a famous Hollywood movie scene (such as the race scene from the 1964 movie Viva Las Vegas). They would then be helped out by Adams and guest celebrities that appeared on the show. Blunders such as forgotten lines, failures of props, and celebrities ad-libbing would provide more comedy.
A second contestant would do the same. At the end, both contestants would see their screen tests, and the contestant whose screen test got a bigger reaction from the audience received a trip to Hollywood to take part in a real screen test to be in an upcoming movie or television show.
- The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows, 2nd ed., 1995, Schwartz, Ryan, and Wostbrock