Home Shopping Game (1987– )

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Short-lived syndicated series which married the concept of shop-at-home networks and a word-identification game show.

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Cast overview:
Bob Goen ...
 Himself - Host
Bob Circosta ...
 Co-Host / ...
Debbie Bartlett ...


The "Home Shopping Game" was among a handful of ill-fated game shows that attempted to cash in on the exploding popularity of shop-at-home networks, a relatively new concept at the time. Two contestants competed in the game portion. Announcer Circosta reads a description of a merchandise item, which viewers can purchase by calling a special 1-800 number. Contestants answered general knowledge questions to earn the right to correct the placement of one letter in a scrambled word; up to three words were scrambled per round (worth $100 for the first word, $200 for the second and $300 for the third). Correctly identifying two of the three words in each round won the player the merchandise item just described. Four rounds were played, with the double stakes for the last two rounds. The highest money winner of the day played a two-part bonus game. In the first half, the player was shown the first letter of each word in a well-known phrase (e.g., N------ V------- N------ G-----). A correct ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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15 June 1987 (USA)  »

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(65 episodes)

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