What's the Good Word?

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What's the Good Word?
Presented by John Barton
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CTV (Canada)
Syndicated (US)
Original release 1972 – 1976

What's the Good Word? was a Canadian word-based game show that aired on that country's CTV network as a daily daytime series from 1972–1976. The host was John Barton. The show was shot at the CTV studios in Burnaby, British Columbia.


Three teams of two players each competed over guessing the key word with a list of related clues. Play began with an introductory clue. For example, a set might begin with "This can either be a friend to man or an enemy." Clues would then be read while the timer clicked down. Clues for this example set might be: WILD, RED, FLASH, GUN, ANTS, SIDE, TRUCK, HYDRANT, and finally FIGHTER. The good word, of course, is FIRE.