“When it’s least expected, you’re elected. You’re the star today. With a hocus pocus, you’re in focus. It’s your lucky day.”If the above prompts you to reply, “Smile, you’re on Candid Camera,” then you really know your TV theme-song lyrics, because those are the opening lines to the “Candid Camera” theme.The show pioneered the hidden-camera technique and eventually spawned such contemporary imitators as “Punk’d” and “Girls Behaving Badly.” Advertisers, knowing a good thing when they saw it, ...

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