History[ edit ] Television formats portraying ordinary people in unscripted situations are almost as old as the television medium itself. Producer-host Allen Funt 's Candid Camera , in which unsuspecting people were confronted with funny, unusual situations and filmed with hidden cameras, first aired in , and is often seen as a prototype of reality television programming. Queen for a Day — was an early example of reality-based television. The television game show Cash and Carry sometimes featured contestants performing stunts. Debuting in , Allen Funt 's hidden camera show Candid Camera based on his previous radio show, Candid Microphone broadcast unsuspecting ordinary people reacting to pranks.
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As the name implies, this game eliminates a group of contestants from continuing any further in the game. The game is normally a test of endurance, where each contestant has to hold on to something such as a bar or a pole for as long as possible. In Seasons 1 through 4, the first three girls and the first three boys to let go were eliminated. In Season 5, the game was a test of balance and speed, and the last two boys and last two girls to finish the game were eliminated. In Season 6, the first two boys and two girls to let go of a rope were eliminated, winnowing the sixteen hopefuls to twelve contestants who earned the right to stay, forming six teams of players. In Season 3, the eliminated players were brought back the following day to compete in a second chance Right to Stay game.