12. Do You Trust Your Wife?/Who Do You Trust? (ABC, 1956–1963)
NBC had the name of the show changed from Do You Trust Your Wife? to Who Do You Trust? in 1957, but it's impossible to completely remove the blatant sexism from this show. Married couples appeared on the show, and were presented with a series of questions to answer for a cash prize. Sounds simple enough, but here’s the catch: The couple would first be presented with the category of the question, and before actually hearing the question itself, the husband would have to decide whether or not he wanted to answer the question himself, or if he “trusted” his (clearly less intelligent) wife to do so.
Even just reading that, it’s hard not to cringe.