Shenanigans (1964–1965)

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"Shenanigans" is Pure, Classic and FUN Nostalgia!
1 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jonesy74-1 hit the nail on the head with the "Shenanighoul" (but it did look like a 'griffin' in a way), and scared the heebee-jeebies outta me, but it was fun watching the entire show. I appreciate all the comments, as they brought back some great memories of this to me, and was I was glued to the set for this show.

I can tell you that I've not seen anything on YouTube or anything on this, since I saw the show in 1964 and early 1965.

The numbers were all up on the wall, along with the letters of "S-H-E-N-A-N-I-G-A-N-S" and the numbers 1 through 6 were randomly below each of the letters. Random lights (a la "Press Your Luck") would flash very quickly in any spot until the 'presser' (could have been a parent of the contestant) would press the button to stop the light on a number, which would stay lighted, and that's how the player got to move to the selected spot.

I believe the "Shenanighoul" was about four or five spaces from the finish line, and if memory serves me right (doesn't seem like over 40 years ago), the first season only allowed the player to enter, if he/she landed on the spot. A short change in the show, later, blocked the player with an old "fence" coming out of the wall, in order to stop the player in moving any further, and the THUNDER would just make me jump!! I remember one young lady as a contestant just let out a short, but effective SCREAM! She'd go inside the wall where the Shenanighoul was waiting with two boxes (that music didn't help me, either - lol), and come out with either a good or bad prize.

All youngsters who earned Shenaniganzas would turn them in, at the end of the show to purchase their prizes.

I, too, would love a map of the actual TV game board!

The show was in color, and only where the "Shenanighoul" was, was in glorious black and white!


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