Jim Perry, Dead at 82

Jim PerryJim Perry was 82. He was the host of game shows such as Card Sharks, $ale of the Century and Definition, filmed at CFTO-TV's studios.

The clip above features Dave Devall as the announcer, Dan Matheson and Pat Marsden. Dan Matheson was fired by Bell Media earlier this week.


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Blind Dave

That was a fun walk down memory lane. RIP, Jim.

November 21, 2015 @ 4:55 PM

James Edgar

Rip Jim.

But i have to add that i hated that show and especially the music. My parents loved it of course and back in the 70's kids didn't get much choice on what to watch.

November 22, 2015 @ 11:58 AM

Al The Royal Pain

RIP Jim and Pat Marsden. I used to listen to Pat every morning on the fan. He and Derringer had a good chemistry. He also had a good chemistry with Don Landry. I guess when you're good, it doesn't matter who your co-host is. It was cool to hear his voice again.

November 23, 2015 @ 8:52 AM

Ryan G / hobogauntlet.blogspot.ca

Went for a full day of Definition tapings with my dad back in the mid 80's. Unlike local shows today like Cityline where middle aged soccer moms go on a waiting list to sit in the audience, Definition had to bus in a small group of old-timey folks from a retirement home, and I remember noticing many of them didn't really know what was going on. There was also a grizzled old tv production guy sitting alone at a table with a microphone, a stopwatch and a motel front desk style bell.

During one of the breaks Jim Perry walked out of the studio to get a drink from a water fountain in a hallway, illustrating just how cheap the show was. And, he had a billion pins in the back of his jacket to make it look fitted, illustrating just how cheap the show was.

I know Perry did a couple of low end US game shows too, so hopefully he had a good run of it anyway. He's now in game show host heaven, where everyone's got a helmet for hair, holds a long thin stick mic and cracks cheeseball one liners for eternity.


November 23, 2015 @ 10:01 AM

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