Hosted by Jim Perry, were contestants are asked questions about how 100 people answered a poll question then played a card game where they tried to guess whether the next card drawn from a deck in a sequence would be higher or lower.
In this game show, contestants answer trivia questions and then compete in a timed race through the supermarket. The team that has the most valuable items in their shopping cart at the end of the race wins.
A high-stakes version of the classic game show, hosted by Gene Rayburn. A group of celebrities would be given a sentence with a missing word, which they would then have to fill in. The ... See full summary »
Monty Hall hosts this hilarious half-hour gameshow in which audience contestants picked at random, dressed in ridiculous costumes, try to win cash or prizes by choosing curtain number 1, 2 ... See full summary »
Three contestants one a returning champion competed in this game of strategy. The game consisted of two rounds, each with two parts. In the first part of each round, host Tomarken read a toss-up question; the first to signal is given a chance to answer. That response, plus two other possible answers are then listed, with the other two contestant then given a chance to choose from the three listed answers. A correct answer earned the first contestant three spins and his/her opponents one spin each. Four such questions were played; the players used the spins to accumulate cash and prizes on an 18-space board. One contestant at a time is in control of the board; he/she stopped a randomly-flashing cursor by pressing his signal device (and usually the scream "STOP!"). The contestant wins whatever appears in the lit space a cash amount, a prize, perhaps an extra spin or other action space ... or it could be a Whammy, which caused the contestant to lose all he/she had accumulated in that ...Written by
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This show usually edged its NBC time slot competitor, Sale of the Century (1983), in the Nielsens from its premiere until January 3, 1986. Ratings reached its peak in mid-1984, after Michael Larson's run against the Big Board. Ratings began to slip in Summer 1985, when Sale of the Century gained the upper hand in the Nielsen ratings. On January 6, 1986, CBS moved the show to 12:00 noon or 4:00 PM Eastern (depending on the local market) to make room for a revival of Card Sharks at 10:30 AM (which also debut on January 6th), replacing Body Language (1984). Ratings slipped further, and the series ended on July 25 with four weeks of shows left unaired. Some affiliates aired the show at 9:30 AM Eastern to precede The $25,000 Pyramid, which it had previously followed. From July 28 to August 29, CBS aired the 1985 College Week shows, followed by episodes from Summer 1984. On September 1, the series returned to air its last four weeks. The final episode, aired September 26, was not announced as such. After the show ended, CBS gave the 4 PM slot back to the affiliates. See more »
Today these three players are after high stakes! But they'll have to avoid the Whammy as they play the most exciting game of their lives! From Television City in Hollywood, it's time to PRESS YOUR LUCK!
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A complete and unedited version of the Michael Larson episode was screened in the TV special "Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal". See more »
I won't get into too long of a review, but I want to say that I love this show! It's a good, old game show. As good as "Jeopardy!", and considerably better than that other has-been game show . . . er, I mean "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" (which I did like in its heyday). I haven't watched the new "Whammy!", but no reason to, IMO, since it's just this with more up-to-date graphics and technology. Love the Whammies, BTW.
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