Operation game

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This memory was added on: October 26, 2008

I never liked this game, I thought the man looked too much like Moe from the three stooges. I did play it one vacation at a cousins house, and I had a steady hand, and I remember getting run off because I always won.

I never did grow up to be a surgeon, like my Aunt said. :^(


This memory was added on: June 20, 2008

Wow, I love this site - forwarded it on to a bunch of friends. I'm 38 years old and my four year old son just loves this game that he found at Mom-mom's! Yes, my mother saved so many toys from our childhood years. Its just awesome that we have all of this stuff. Smurf colorforms, Barbie stuffs, Charlie's Angles dolls, stuffs, and the tree house! Sesame Street & Fisher Price peoples, houses, the town, school, tree house, vehicles, planes, accessaries - you name it, we have it! So cool!


This memory was added on: June 5, 2007

this game scared the crap out of me with that loud-ass BUZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!! Very unnecessary. Still gathering dust in Mom's closet.


This memory was added on: May 27, 2007

OH, I?m so glad to know I?m not the only one who was scared ?poopless? by this game!! Every time the buzzer went off I?d run and hide behind the chair. Finally, mom took the batteries out (wow, so much easier to play). I bought one this year for my nephew (Spiderman version) and the first question everyone asked me when he opened it was ?Are you going to run and hide when the buzzer goes off?? So glad to know I?m not alone anymore!!


This memory was added on: May 11, 2007

I remember playing Operation for about a week until my 4 brothers lost all of the small pieces to it. Every once in a while I would run up on a piece of it and play with what pieces I had to play with. I loved this game! I hope to find another one now at a yard sale to get for my grandbabies to play. I am sure they will love it for about a week too!


This memory was added on: April 3, 2007

Water on the knee? OPERATION! Thousand dollar fee! OPERATION! Spare rib or two... OPERATION! I'm the doctor for you!

I saw somebody asking about this...


This memory was added on: March 19, 2007

I loved this game as a youngster, then when my nephew was old enough to understand and play the game i bought it him. Has anyone seen or played the new version. The game has changed to what i remember. What have the done to it??


This memory was added on: January 7, 2007

does anyone remember the lyrics to the TV commercial jingle for this game, other than "water on the knee, OPERATION." and "I'm the doctor for you"? cant find the words anywhere!


This memory was added on: December 14, 2006

I wanted but never had this game. I think I was about 13 or 14 when I decided to see if I could make one, so I took some cardboard and drew on a figure like the game, then cut out holes and wrapped the thing with foil, carefully making sure to have a metal edge on all the holes. Then I laid a paper cover over it with the same figure and lined up the holes. Attach a light bulb in the nose, body parts made of bakeable plastic clay, some wire, tweezers and batteries, and believe it or not, it worked. Kinda cheesy, but hey, it was fun. Still wish I'd had the real game.


This memory was added on: December 8, 2006

This was one of my favorite toys of all time. I used pretend that I was the surgeon, and do the 'Operation'..oh when that sound went off I couldn't stand it. I wanted to be the best Dr.- but never could get it perfect from laughing.

what a great game.


This memory was added on: October 2, 2006

This game scared the living soul out of me from when I was four to when I was fourteen. I love it to death.

Keep buzzin, Cavity Sam, keep buzzin'


This memory was added on: May 11, 2006

There were 3 things I remember about this game from the 60's- that annoying buzzer, how frustrated I was at not being able to pick out a certain part because the opening was too narrow, and getting a shock one time. Still loved it and wish things were the way they used to be...

Gary M