Here from YouTube is a full show from the short-lived 1976 ABC game Hot Seat w/Jim Peck. From the looks of it, it seemed to be a very simple game. The way it worked was this: Jim brought out a husband and wife, then one spouse answered questions about their relationship, with the other in an isolation booth hooked up to a “galvanic skin response machine” (the show’s term for an ordinary lie detector). Jim asked the first question for $100, and one spouse picked a response from two choices. As soon as that spouse made a response, the sound was turned on in the booth, and Jim gave the other spouse those two choices; he wanted that spouse to say “No” to each in a specific fashion. For example, for the first question, he asked the wife: if your husband wanted you to go to a nude beach and join in with the group, how would you feel with regard to that? For each choice, he wanted the wife to say, “No, I wouldn’t feel that way.” According to Jim, “Would you be shocked and a little angry?” She gave the directed fashion of response, and the electrodes were measured. He then asked if she would be curious, and she gave the same response in the same fashion, and that response was measured. The two electrode responses were compared, and if the response on what the husband said had a greater reading than the other answer, the couple scored. If otherwise, they did not. Three questions were played per couple, for $100, $200, and $400. High scorer of the day (IINM) had the choice of going for a trip and new car in the bonus game or taking an additional $500.
Here’s the show:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhGL4Ne1KGY (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24ETkA5XjX4 (Part 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiBDxLr-CXg (Part 3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMzOByEIs48 (Part 4; final part)