MacGregor said he had been concerned that the game 'be played as a regular game,' and he said he made it a point to 'treat everyone with the same sarcastic lack of respect that I treat every contestant. The May 9 edition of the syndicated program featured teamsof deaf players, in observance of national Deaf Awareness Month. Studio Audience This show provides examples of: It should come as no surprise that the show would offer this particular departure, since its executive producer is Burt Sugarman - the same man who guided the highly acclaimed treatment of deafness, 'Children of A Lesser God,' from stage to screen. The game became very raunchy as its popularity grew, with virtually all the questions and answers being veiled innuendos. What in retrospect is one of the creepiest moments in the history of American television took place in when serial killer Rodney Alcala appeared as a contestant.