It was brought to my attention that some of the links weren’t working (because of the domain switch), so I fixed those. Things like the wallpapers, or more importantly, the downloadable audio files. I checked the rest of the site and found a few other things to fix, removed some text that was no longer relevant, etc.
Unfortunately I’ve moved on to other projects and they are taking up most of my time, so don’t expect anything major to happen to this site in the near future. This was always just for fun, and I can’t dedicate much time to it anymore.
Although this site really only covers the original version of IGaS, I should still mention that there’s a new version of IGaS, and it will air on GSN! Previously there was a version that aired on the Oxygen Network in 2000. This newer version has a new cast, host, and set, so it doesn’t look like there’s any connection to the Oxygen version (or to the original, for that matter). It premieres Monday, April 17th at 10:30pm central. I guess now we know why GSN recently started re-airing the original IGaS.
Well, I finally switched this site to a separate server, and made the domain point here rather than be a redirect. The old links will still work, but I will probably make them redirect here. If you are using the old domain, please update it to this one ( www.ivegotasecretonline.com )!
In bigger news, it seems that IGaS is FINALLY coming back to GSN! According to my schedule, it will be back on starting April 4th, from 2:00 – 2:30 AM (central time). Check your listings to be sure! I’m not sure how long it will last, but it’s great to see it back on!
On February 22, 2005, “It Happened to Jane” was finally released on DVD! If you’ve read the transcript
about it on this site then you would know it’s the only existing color footage of IGaS! You can pick up the DVD on Amazon.com here:
Amazon.com: DVD: It Happened to Jane
Willettd emailed me a couple links to some fantastic audio clips! They’re each about an hour long, broken into three clips (the next clip loads automatically). They’re streaming WMA files (as far as I can tell). Definitely worth a listen! Unfortunately they saved the biggest question for last (“why did the show end so abruptly?”), so Betsy had no time to answer!
Here is his email:
This is an interview with Betsy Palmer aired on TV Time Machine on World Talk Radio on 04/28/04. An interesting fact in this interview is how she almost quit IGAS because of Henry Morgan (she isn’t completely blameless.) There is also audio from the Mark Goodson episode and others.
This is an interview with Jane Meadows on the same show on 11/3/04 on which she discusses IGAS.
Those links are also listed on the links page.
*gasp*! An update! Actually, I worked on a lot of this stuff *last year*, but then I moved and now I’m doing that “work” thing where I make money so I haven’t had much time for other stuff. Sorry. So anyway, I got sick of not having this stuff up because it is perhaps the greatest behind-the-scenes content I will ever receive
. So here is the stuff. Of course there are links to each in their respective sections, but so you don’t have to go digging to find it all:
Gary Senese (not the actor) was on IGaS in 1959. He contacted me, I sent him the episode. I put up a transcript with pictures of his appearance, an article he wrote about his experience (for this site), complete with scans of the official letters and telegrams! (I won’t link to those here, read the article for the links.) The “welcome letter” is the best piece of IGaS history I’ve ever seen! If you’re interested in behind-the-scenes type stuff, this is a MUST SEE! You get to learn lots of awesome IGaS trivia. For instance, the money handed out on the show is indeed fake money, and when the contestants whisper their secret to Garry, they don’t actually say anything!
So that it would be faster loading (since it’s basically just text anyway), I typed out the Official I’ve Got a Secret Welcome Letter! If you prefer, you can also see the scan of the actual letter (longer loading and a little blurry).
Oh yes, and I acquired some IGaS tickets last year from ebay. I’ll have better scans eventually, but here is a shot of the tickets in screwdown cases that I have.
Hope you like the new stuff! Sorry I haven’t updated this in a while!