Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck (2002–2013)

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Remake of the classic 1983 game show, "Press Your Luck," where contestants gambled their winnings in an effort to avoid the Whammy.

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2 | 1

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2003 | 2002
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Gary Kroeger ...
 Himself - Announcer (15 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Himself - Host (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
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"Whammy!" was Game Show Network's true-to-the-original remake of the classic CBS game show, "Press Your Luck," and served as a companion to reruns of the classic series, which GSN began rerunning in 2001. Three contestants competed in this three-round game. Each contestant was spotted $1,000 to start the game. The first round was the Bonus Board, where contestants faced an 18-space oval-shaped PYL board containing cash amounts, the names of prizes and Whammy spaces (the latter explained later). One at a time, the contestants stopped a randomly-flashing cursor by pressing their signaling device (and usually the scream "STOP"). The contestant wins whatever appears in the lit space. He/she could then "freeze" with their winnings, or risk those winnings with increased odds they could hit a Whammy space (more such spaces were added as the contestant pressed his luck). If they hit a Whammy space, a humorous 3-D computer-animated sequence starring the Whammy, a hedgehog-like devil played and... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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The game with big bucks and whammies is back! Bigger, and better than ever! It's time to play, Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck!

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In the spring of 2003, a special episode aired as a tribute to the late Michael Larson, who won over $100,000 on Press Your Luck (1983) by memorizing the board's patterns. For this show, Larson's two opponents played against his brother James, and Peter Tomarken read the questions in the second round. James was the day's big winner. See more »

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Featured in Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal (2003) See more »

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Wow! What a good new season (2003-2004)!

The new season of Whammy! (2003-2004)is better than the last one, and I like the way they did their studio. There are new graphics on the big board (I no longer have to look at the Whammy's foot) and there is now a big bank. If you land on the "Big Bank" square, Todd Newton will read a question and if you get it right, you get the whole bank (Cash, prizes, and car keys [if applicable]). The "Big Bank" always starts out at $3,000. When you hit a Whammy, All the cash, prizese, etc. go into the big bank. I think that's all... Also, to all people who don't like the new PYL, then so be it. There are lots of other people who like it and some make it on the show.


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