Almost Anything Goes 1976
United States of America Domestic Series

Presenters:
Charlie Jones
Lynn Shackleford

Announcer/Interviewer:
Regis Philbin

Referee:
Ron Barassi

Games Designer:
Archie Sharp

Director:
Kip Walton

Producers:
Sam Riddle
Bob Banner
Robert Stigwood

An ABC Network Production

 

Key:
Regional Heats
 
l = Qualified for Regional Final
 
l = Qualified for National Final
Domestic Final
l = Gold Trophy   l = Silver Trophy   l = Bronze Trophy

 

USA

Almost Anything Goes 1976

Heat 1 (West)

Event Staged: Unknown
Venue: Arizona, United States of America

Transmission:
ABC (USA):
Saturday 24th January 1976, 8.00-9.00pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Bisbee (Arizona) v. Douglas (Arizona) v. Nogales (Arizona)

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd
3rd

 Nogales (Arizona) l
 -
 -

-
-
-

Additional Information

The 1976 series of Almost Anything Goes was contested over 9 heats which led to three regional finals in the South, East and West. A grand final was contested by the three winning teams and a Super Final was also staged, pitching the 1976 Champions against their predecessors from 1975 and a team of Hollywood celebrities.

The regional heats were organised in such a way that each edition would feature three teams which were located within 100 miles of each other. This was decided so as to ensure that each team had travelling support and a cheering section. A stipulation of the selection process was that all cities and towns putting themselves forward for Almost Anything Goes had to boast populations no larger than 12,000. This requirement was waived on at least one occasion, as Manassas (Heat 3, East) had a population a little larger than that.

Made in Colour • This programme may exist in ABC Television archives

 

USA

Almost Anything Goes 1976

Heat 2 (South)

Event Staged: Unknown
Venue: Louisiana, United States of America

Transmission:
ABC (USA):
Saturday 31st Janary 1976, 8.00-9.00pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Bogalusa (Louisiana) v. Covington (Louisiana) v. Hammond (Louisiana)

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd
3rd

 Bogalusa (Louisiana) l
 -
 -

-
-
-

Made in Colour • This programme may exist in ABC Television archives

 

USA

Almost Anything Goes 1976

Heat 3 (East)

Event Staged: Unknown
Venue: Osborn Park High School, Manassas,
Virginia, United States of America

Transmission:
ABC (USA):
Saturday 7th February 1976, 8.00-9.00pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Culpeper Minute Men (Virginia) v. Front Royal (Virginia) v. Manassas (Virginia)

Games included: Platter Ball, Blindfold Football and Superchicken (Finale).

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd
3rd

 Culpeper Minute Men (Virginia) l
 -
 -

-
-
-

Made in Colour • This programme may exist in ABC Television archives

 

USA

Almost Anything Goes 1976

Heat 4 (West)

Event Staged: Unknown
Venue: New Mexico, United States of America

Transmission:
ABC (USA):
Saturday 14th February 1976, 8.00-9.00pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Artesia (New Mexico) v. Lovington (New Mexico) v. Portales (New Mexico)

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd
3rd

 Artesia (New Mexico) l
 -
 -

15
9
7

Made in Colour • This programme may exist in ABC Television archives

 

USA

Almost Anything Goes 1976

Heat 5 (South)

Event Staged: Unknown
Venue: Mississippi, United States of America

Transmission:
ABC (USA):
Saturday 21st February 1976, 8.00-9.00pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Columbia (Mississippi) v. Lumberton (Mississippi) v. Picayune (Mississippi)

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd
3rd

 Columbia (Mississippi) l
 -
 -

-
-
-

Made in Colour • This programme may exist in ABC Television archives

 

USA

Almost Anything Goes 1976

Heat 6 (East)

Event Staged: November 1975
Venue: Hartford Community College, Westminster,
Maryland, United States of America

Transmission:
ABC (USA):
Saturday 28th February 1976, 8.00-9.00pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Bel Air (Maryland) v. Havre de Grace (Maryland) v. Westminster (Maryland)

Games: Caterpillar Car Pool, Butterball, Scuba-Shoot, Disc-Jockey, Balloon Sock and Teddy Bear Tackle;
Marathon: Super-Guy.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd
3rd

 Westminster (Maryland) l
 Bel Air (Maryland)
 Havre de Grace (Maryland)

60
50
27

Made in Colour • This programme may exist in ABC Television archives

 

USA

Almost Anything Goes 1976

Heat 7 (West)

Event Staged: Unknown
Venue: Texas, United States of America

Transmission:
ABC (USA):
Saturday 6th March 1976, 8.00-9.00pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Fort Stockton (Texas) v. Monahans (Texas) v. Pecos (Texas)

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd
3rd

 Fort Stockton (Texas) l
 -
 -

-
-
-

Additional Information
Fort Stockton were declared Western Regional Winners with this result.

Made in Colour • This programme may exist in ABC Television archives

 

USA

Almost Anything Goes 1976

Heat 8 (South)

Event Staged: Unknown
Venue: Alabama, United States of America

Transmission:
ABC (USA):
Saturday 13th March 1976, 8.00-9.00pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Andalusia (Alabama) v. Brewton (Alabama) v. Opp (Alabama)

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd
3rd

 Andalusia (Alabama) l
 -
 -

-
-
-

Made in Colour • This programme may exist in ABC Television archives

 

USA

Almost Anything Goes 1976

Heat 9 (East)

Event Staged: Unknown
Venue: Pennsylvania, United States of America

Transmission:
ABC (USA):
Saturday 20th March 1976, 8.00-9.00pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Chambersburg (Pennsylvania) v. Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) v.

Waynesboro (Pennsylvania)

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd
3rd

 Chambersburg l
 -
 -

-
-
-

Made in Colour • This programme may exist in ABC Television archives

 

USA

Almost Anything Goes 1976

West Region Final

Event Staged: Unknown
Venue: Unknown, United States of America

Transmission:
ABC (USA):
Saturday 27th March 1976, 8.00-9.00pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Artesia (New Mexico) v. Fort Stockton (Texas) v. Nogales (Arizona)

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd
3rd

 Fort Stockton (Texas) l
 -
 -

-
-
-

Additional Information

Fort Stockton were declared Western Regional Winners with this result.

Made in Colour • This programme may exist in ABC Television archives

 

USA

Almost Anything Goes 1976

South Region Final

Event Staged: Unknown
Venue: Unknown, United States of America

Transmission:
ABC (USA):
Saturday 3rd April 1976, 8.00-9.00pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Andalusia (Alabama) v. Bogalusa (Louisiana) v. Columbia (Mississippi)

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd
3rd

 Columbia (Mississippi) l
 -
 -

-
-
-

Made in Colour • This programme may exist in ABC Television archives

 

USA

Almost Anything Goes 1976

East Region Final

Event Staged: Monday 8th December 1975
Venue: Unknown, United States of America

Transmission:
ABC (USA):
Saturday 10th April 1976, 8.00-9.00pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Chambersburg (Pennsylvania) v. Culpeper Minute Men (Virginia) v.

Westminster (Maryland)

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd
3rd

 Chambersburg (Pennsylvania) l
 Culpeper Minute Men (Virginia)
 Westminster (Maryland)

-
-
-

Made in Colour • This programme may exist in ABC Television archives

 

USA

Almost Anything Goes 1976

National Final

Event Staged: Sunday 4th April 1976
Venue: Boulder City High School Stadium, Boulder City,
Nevada, United States of America

Transmission:
ABC (USA):
Thursday 17th April 1976, 8.00-9.00pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Chambersburg (Pennsylvania) v.
Columbia (Mississippi) v. Fort Stockton (Texas)

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd
3rd

 Chambersburg (Pennsylvania) l
 Fort Stockton (Texas)
 Columbia (Mississippi)

56
48
29

Made in Colour • This programme may exist in ABC Television archives

 

USA

Almost Anything Goes 1976

Super Final

Event Staged: Tuesday 6th April 1976
Venue: Boulder City High School Stadium, Boulder City,
Nevada, United States of America

Transmission:
ABC (USA):
Thursday 24th April 1976, 8.00-9.00pm
Not transmitted in Great Britain

Teams: Boulder City Superstars (Nevada) v. Chambersburg Raiders (Pennsylvania) v.
Hollywood Tinseltowners

Team Members included:
Hollywood Tinseltowners -
Phyllis Diller (Team Coach), Ruth Buzzi, Roosevelt 'Rosie' Grier, Arte Johnson, Carol Lawrence, Robert Reed and Leslie Uggams.

Games included: Pass the Pudding and Circus Ball Crawl.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

1st
2nd
3rd

 Boulder City Superstars (Nevada) l
 Chambersburg Raiders (Pennsylvania)
 Hollywood Tinseltowners

51
45
32

Additional Information

This Super Final saw the newly crowned Almost Anything Goes Champions, Chambersburg take on the 1975 Champions from Boulder City and a third team comprised of Hollywood celebrities.

Made in Colour • This programme may exist in ABC Television archives

 

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