Wednesday, May 12, 2010

“If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn't be a human being, you'd be a game show host.”- Gabriel Heater

Before reality shows, regular Joe's had few choices for their 15 minutes of fame, you could either appear on the News, Talk Shows, or Game shows.

I've never been one to break the law or save kittens from trees, so I knew the evening news was outta the picture, and my family and my childhood was too normal for shows with Jerry Springer or Ricky Lake, but when I watched game shows......I thought, now that's something I could do!

So today's "Belated Top 5" is.................

Emily's Favorite Game shows!

Double Dare

As a child Nickelodeon was sort of a babysitter for me, it was my favorite channel, and Double Dare was my favorite game show! Every time I watched it, I dreamt of the day I could slide down that tongue slide and get covered in slime and all sorts of crazy stuff! I'm was never very good at racing and I'm not known for my speed, but when it comes to making messes I'm a champ, just ask my Madre....and Angie! Anyway, trivia, and crazy challenges, mixed with a sweet obstacle course at the end, all for cool prizes!!! Double Dare was the best game show EVER!!!!

Rock'n' Roll Jeopardy-

It's the only kind of Jeopardy I feel smart watching, although I wouldn't want to go up against, Edwin McCain, Mark MaGrath, or C.C. Deville, because those guys were ridiculous with the stuff they remembered... I never expected that from C.C. thought all the drugs would have warped his memory, but he was a force to be reckoned with.

Also does anyone recognize the host?

let's take a closer look.....


That's right it's Jeff Probst who now hosts Survivor!


Supermarket Sweep-

Lifetime may have the most depressing movies, but back in the day their game shows made me seriously happy! If there is one thing I know how to do, it's spend money, so a game show where you have to spend as much money as possible to win.....sounds like it was designed just for me!  

Remote Control-

Television themed trivia questions you answer from the comfort of your own Lazy boy....must have been sent from Heaven! Why has no one tried to bring this back???? I mean everything else is making a comeback! Why not this!!!


Shop til You Drop!

I think it should be farely clear that any game show involving pop culture and shopping would be on the top of my list.... thus shop til you drop! You get asked questions about various products and stores and sometimes you have to figure out what items are more expensive then another, and then if you make it to the end you could potentially win a massive shopping spree by doing a massive shopping spree! AWESOME!!!

Honorable Mention- Let's Make a Deal
based solely on the fact that you get to dress up and your chance to play is often based on what items you have in your purse... I like my odds with this one!

OK people, time for you to chime in, what are some of your favorite game shows?


angie said...

true story. I saw a taping of "shop til' you drop" at Universal Studios, back in the day....jealous?

Um...and where is Family Feud?? THE GREATEST GAME SHOW EVER!

100 people surveyed, one answer on the board..."Emily's Top 5 Game Shows are...??"

#1 answer WRONG.

Tiffany Fackrell said...

I was a price is right freak. probably because it came on at 10 saturday mornings and that is usually when I woke up so all other cartoons were already over. but I miss bob barker. drew just doesn't cut it. it bores me out of my mind now a days though!

plus I agree with angie hello, FAMILY FEUD!!

Kimmy said...

Darn it, Ang! I was going to brag about seeing a taping of "shop til you drop" but you beat me to it.


Ohhhhh the tongue slide,I had the same dream of being slimed as you! Tyler (my hubby) and I both LOVED "Supermarket Sweep" as well...and I liked "Shop til you Drop". I'm not all that impressed with the game shows they have now. I loved Price is Right and Family Feud as well.

Gwen Stoker said...

I LOVED supermarket sweep!!! I wanted to be on it SO bad! That and shop til you drop I would have died! Just DIED! to be on one!

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