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Supermarket Sweep 

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.

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Al Howard
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Cast

Series cast summary:
David Rupprecht David Rupprecht ...  Himself - Host 14 episodes, 1990-2003
Johnny Gilbert ...  Himself - Announcer 8 episodes, 1990-2000
Randy West Randy West ...  Himself - Announcer 6 episodes, 2002-2003
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Storyline

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.

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Family | Game-Show

Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Al Howard Productions See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Very early in the show's run during the "Big Sweep" there would be a guy who would dress up as a product & try to block shoppers from grabbing items. It would normally be 1 of the producers dressed up as "Mr. Yuck" or a can of "Raid". David would say, "Be careful because lurking out there somewhere is Mr. Yuck and he will try to block you from getting to the products." This aspect of the show was dropped early in the show's run because it proved to be too much of a distraction for contestants trying to win the "Big Sweep" & go for the $5000. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
[repeated line]
Host: Hey, the next time you're at the checkout counter and you hear the beep
[beep beep]
Host: , think of all the fun you can have on
[the winning team joins in]
Host: SUPERMARKET SWEEP!
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Connections

Referenced in My Name Is Earl: Girl Earl (2008) See more »

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former contestant
21 March 2008 | by rusha-5See all my reviews

My wife and I were on this show in 2000 I think it was. We auditioned, got called back within a week. Taped our show, which we won, and won the extra $5,000 for a total of about $6,200. then a few weeks later they called us back for a tournament of champions week and we ended up winning that week for another $6,500. It was so much fun running around the store. My wife got mad at me because in my first run around the store I didn't get her a bonus and I spilled the candy when I was trying to fill up the bag, which I ended up not getting credit for since I forgot to tie it, that's a no no. I did even better shopping the second time around. health and beauty aisle is the one to hit, small big priced items. I wish they'd bring it back again too, i really enjoyed watching, and playing.


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