Art Linkletter asked kids questions and they were too candid

Apr 27, 2018
05:14 P.M.
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Art Linkletter's House Party is one of the most remembered TV shows of all time, and Kids Say the Darndest Things is probably the most famous segment of the show.


According to Rare, Linkletter liked interviewing women over 80 years of age and young children, as they were the most honest individuals he could find.

The Canadian-born American radio and television personality knew they would give the most honest answers as they did not have filters.

According to Roanoke-Chowan News Herald, the host would gather a group of children and, one by one, asked them a simple question to then brace for a wide variety of answers.

During the Kids Say the Darndest Things segment, no one would have imagined what the kids were going to say, as they would often throw their own parents under the bus.


The video below has some of the best clips on the most renowned segment of Art Linkletter's House Party, which aired from 1945 to 1967.

One of those children thought George Washington’s wife was Miss America. Each one had the audience laughing out loud because they each said hilarious things.


The series was launched when producer John Guedel learned that an ad agency wanted to do a new daytime audience participation show, and he pitched a series that would star Art Linkletter.

During the segment's 27-year run, Linkletter interviewed an estimated 23,000 children, and the popularity of the segment led to a TV series with the same title hosted by Bill Cosby on CBS from January 1998 to June 2000.

House Party was a weirdly designed variety TV show, as a humorous monologue by Linkletter could be followed by an audience participation quiz to win prizes.

Things like musical groups, informal celebrity interviews and guest speakers from different life paths were a normal part of the show.