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Re: Have You or Someone You Know Been on a TV Game Show?

Always loved watching game shows.

 

I never knew anyone personally but in our small town someone local

visited CA a couple years back and got on The Price is Right. So it

made the paper and of course the contestant had to keep totally 

quiet until the episode aired. Won a few prizes too.

 

 

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@PINKdogWOOD wrote:

Sometime in the 1060s I had an Aunt who was on The Price is Right. What ever possessed her to try to get on this show is totally beyond me but she was. She won a boat!!!  Well growing up in NJ being really close to the shore of course after she received it I remember a few of us went out on it. Happened only once then they sold the boat. No one in the family knew nothing about boating, it was fun for a NJ minute!

 

 

 


@PINKdogWOOD  I don't think there was television in the 1060s.😄
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I think it's strange that on Wheel of Fortune, where they are all standing 6+ feet apart and using a special implement to spin the wheel so they don't touch others' "germs", they are still giving away trips all over the world.  I wondered if you could opt for the cash or how long you have before you have to use it.

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Yes, my sister was on Lets Make a Deal many years ago. She won a Green Ford Pinto and had to pay the taxes on it. 

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The grown daughter of a dear lady I used to sit next to in choir was on Jeopardy.  She did fairly well, made it through a few shows.  

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Yes, I know someone who has been on a TV Game Show.

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When I was a kid, a neighbor and an aunt both did well on game shows.  Back then, if you won a trip you had to take it yourself or forfeit.  My aunt won a few trips, but couldn't get all that time off work .  She wanted to give one trip to Canada to my grandparents, but wasn't allowed.

 

The neighbor had to sell some of her prizes to pay the taxes.  There was a motor boat parked in their driveway for months, waiting to be sold.

 

All in all, it was well worth it to them and both came out well ahead.  Great experience!

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@wismiss Years ago when I lived in So. Cal. a friend of ours was on Price Is Right in the audience and won a refrigerator! She was thrilled.

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My cousin's son was a "classmate" on "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader."  (Yes, I know, it's an annoying show.)  I don't know how much he was paid or won. 

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I never got called up for the price is right from the audience because I was wearing a good support bra.