Here are more of the letters recently received
from Candid Camera viewers. (Please note, only signed letters will be considered
SMILES AND TOODLES
It's always good to watch your show, even if here in South Africa
we're a few months behind all of you in America. Your show is really fantastic.
It has me in stitches for 30 minutes. I have some wonderful ideas, but I'm not
sure they'd be funny in America, but I'll keep the thinking cap on. Toodles for
Danton Baromen, Johannesburg, South Africa
LONG TIME FAN
I think Candid Camera is better than it ever had been, with all
respects to your Dad, because he had some mighty good pieces on the air. Hope
you stay on a long time to come; it is about the only decent thing to watch anymore.
I watch about two hours a week and don't approve of the junk they have on now.
My wife and I have watched Candid Camera for years and years.
William L. Patterson
'LOST DOG' COMES HOME
I really like watching your show. My family and I watch it all the
time! I especially like the one when you brought the dog to the wrong house! I
am a dog lover, and I wouldn't mind that a bit! Of course, I would find it kind
of freaky to see my address on the dog's collar! I just have one question: Did
you let the old man keep the dog?
Sarah A LeBlanc
[Peter's reply: Unfortunately we couldn't let him keep
the dog, because we had only borrowed Tiny for the day. But not everyone liked
that sequence. Read onů]
I'm very, very disappointed in your show and your responsibility
to all the unfound dogs now in the animal shelters being put to sleep because
of improper or no identification. Instead, your program made it a joke. At least
at the very end you could have made a public announcement to people about how
important it is to license their pet. You could have made a positive public message;
instead you made it a joke. It's very disappointing that you just don't get it.
[Peter's reply: Sorry we didn't make a public announcement,
but you just did. Thanks!]
RECALLING AN OLD IMAGE
Enjoy your show, as I enjoyed the old one. One question, something
that I have wondered about for years: In the opening (teaser?) of the old show,
there is a very short clip of someone (a Candid Camera subject?) discovering the
camera, I think, and then striking someone (the cameraman? Mr. Funt?) over the
head. It is a violent image, and I have been curious about the story behind it.
Barry Wohl, Charlotte, NC
[Peter's reply: What you're recalling was part of the
closing credits in 1964. My father built a camera out of cardboard, then pretended
to be hit over the head. It was not real; it was just a joke for the credits.]
I've enjoyed CC since I was a kid during the Garry Moore days. I'm
impressed how today's incarnation captures the spirit of the old shows. The people
"caught" are subjects not victims, and the situations are still as clever. Peter,
your dad would be proud.
Kenny Gura, Altamonte Springs, Florida
LAUGHS BY THE BAY
Candid Camera is seriously one of the funniest shows on television.
Whenever I have a bad day or no plans on Friday night, I settle in and watch your
show and it always cheers me up. Thanks for making me laugh!
Rebecca, San Francisco
JERSEY GAS PRICES
I enjoy watching your show but your episode running on June 16 was
not on the mark. New Jersey gasoline prices are the lowest of any of the surrounding
states. This is due to the low state tax. We do not have self-service and hope
we never see it. When self-service comes in the price of gas jumps. On the PA
Turnpike it costs about 20 cents more a gallon to have someone pump your gas.
The main point is, compared to the surrounding states N.J. gasoline is cheaper
than the self-service states.
Steve J. Catranis
[Peter's reply: Well, thanks. Now we know it's a good
idea to go to Jersey for Candid Camera laughs and gasoline!]