Just for fun - game or reality show

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Channahon, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    If you had your choice of being on a game or reality show, what would it be?

    "Price is Right" is for me!!!
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Jeopardy, using someone else's brain.
  3. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    :please::slap:I tell you what, this is one game show where the contestents are "nut jobs"......No Thanks
  4. Channahon

    Channahon New Member


    What a great video, and I'm guessing this would not be your game show of choice.

    I usually don't call my husband over while I'm here, but I couldn't resist on this one. How much could these guys possibly be paid or win?
  5. brazenbrown

    brazenbrown New Member


    So I could slap Howie Mandel!:slap:

    Although the models holding the boxes are nice to look at and there are lots of them.:happy-very:
  6. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    I'd do well on that one where contestants have to remember lyrics, there'd need to be a stunt double to do the singing.

    My brain recalls lyrics better than important things like: people's names, dentist appointments, shopping lists...
  7. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Put me down for "Let's Make A Deal" with Monty hall. Enjoyed this show in my childhood. Something about having cash in one hand and a living room suit in the other and then risking it all for what's behind curtain #1, #2 or #3! Would it be a new car or cart pulled by a goat!

    Now that was our Vegas in the Leave It To Beaver/Mayberry world that was America then!

  8. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    I use to like coming home from school and watching this guy's show: but his bio is really impressive yet weird and controversial.


    • Born: 3 June 1929
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Best Known As: Host of TV's The Gong Show
    Chuck Barris co-created and hosted the 1976-80 game show hit The Gong Show. The program was a goofy contest of bad talent, with hapless contestants being "gonged" off the stage by a celebrity panel of judges. Barris also dreamed up two earlier hits, The Dating Game (1965-73) and The Newlywed Game (1966-74), which now are considered the forerunners of 21st-century "reality" romance shows like The Bachelor. Barris wrote a 1984 book titled Confessions of a Dangerous Mind in which he claimed that while hosting The Gong Show he had been an undercover agent for the CIA. Many were skeptical of his claims, and Barris has generally refused to elaborate on them in public. In 2002 George Clooney directed a film version of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, with Sam Rockwell as Barris and co-starring Drew Barrymore and Julia Roberts.
    Barris also directed and starred in the 1980 film The Gong Show Movie... He wrote a second autobiography in 1993: The Game Show King: A Confession... Barris wrote the pop tune Palisades Park, a hit for Freddy 'Boom Boom' Cannon in 1962, and wrote the theme songs to many of his game shows... After their initial network runs, both The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game were revived in later syndicated versions... Among contestants on The Gong Show was Paul Reubens, later known as TV star Pee-wee Herman.

    What was the name of the Lets make a Deal's model ? Was it Carrol Marrel or something like that ?

    Thx, you should you tube some of those game shows in the far east......hilarious
  9. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    My wife had to see what I was LMAO about. She very seldom looks in on what I'm reading on the Net. She was howling when she watched it to. My game of choice was Concentration back in the day.
  10. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I know her first name was Carol but you got me after that. Man, that was a longtime ago!

  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    'Let's see what Carol Merrill has behind door No. 2.' :happy-very:
  12. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    That was it! When you put it like that it all came back. What was also fun was just how goofy people would dress up to get on the show. Such a purely simple gimmick sure left a lot of fond memories. After school was Let's Make a Deal followed by the Mike Douglas or Merv Griffin show.

    Man I miss those totally innocent and simple days.
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Innocent & Simple ?

    Maybe we can do this together, wkmac.....if you claim innocence, I'll claim simplicity.:happy2:
  14. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Maybe I better claim simplicity as I'm a hell of a long way from being innocent!