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Subject: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: eightiesfan on 08/31/04 at 2:40 pm

I thought about doing this as a poll then realized there's probably too many to narrow it down. These are some of my faves, some of which were carryovers from the 70's:

$25,000/$100,000 Pyramid (bring this one back, Game Show Network)
Press Your Luck
Sale of the Century
Card Sharks
Remote Control
Family Feud
Scrabble
Love Connection

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/31/04 at 2:44 pm

I liked Family Feud and Card Sharks and $25,000 Pyramid a lot, as well as many of the 70s game shows (especially Match Game.  8)

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: rubixgirl on 08/31/04 at 2:44 pm

I also liked
Wheel of Fortune and Password

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: nally on 08/31/04 at 6:24 pm

I loved watching game shows as a child in the 1980s! I remember that there were lots of them on TV in the morning and in the evening. The only morning game show that's survived to this day is "The Price Is Right", which I've watched since age 7.

Anyway, here's my list (in no particular order):

$100,000 Pyramid (one of my favorite nighttime shows, which I watched regularly from 1986-88)
High Rollers
Hollywood Squares (with John Davidson)
Million Dollar Chance of a Lifetime (1987 nighttime show hosted by Jim Lang; I often referred to it as "the alphabet game")
Win, Lose, or Draw
Classic Concentration
Sale Of The Century
Scrabble
Card Sharks
Double Dare
Fun House

I also like "Family Feud" although I was too young to remember watching Richard Dawson's version (although I've watched it on GSN in recent years). When Ray Combs began his version in 1988, I was in 3rd grade; my class did our own "Family Feud" skit (from a script); I imitated the sound effects.
Also, I was a frequent "Jeopardy" watcher, 1988-89.

...and, of course, "The Price Is Right".

Game Show Network used to pick up some of these shows, but they've dumped the good ones and replaced them with newer reality-based shows.

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/31/04 at 7:12 pm

There's only two game shows I liked, "Jeopardy" and "Family Feud" with Richard Dawson, has to be Richard Dawson.
I'm just not a game show kinda guy.

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: krakboi on 09/01/04 at 4:10 pm

Have you guys ever seen Starcade?  It was an arcade gameshow.  They were airing old episodes on G4 until recently.

Starcade website can be seen here  http://www.jmpc.com/Starcade/starframe.htm

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: Howard on 09/01/04 at 8:08 pm


Have you guys ever seen Starcade?  It was an arcade gameshow.  They were airing old episodes on G4 until recently.

Starcade website can be seen here  http://www.jmpc.com/Starcade/starframe.htm



Would this happen to be a new game show? Have never seen it before. ???


Howard

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: krakboi on 09/30/04 at 3:48 pm

No, it was out back in the day and filmed in San Francisco.  It's too bad G4 pulled it.  It is very entertaining.

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: Tanya1976 on 09/30/04 at 7:09 pm

Family Feud (w/both Richard Dawson and Ray Combs)
the Pyramid
Love Connection
Double Dare
Fun House

Tanya

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: Indy Gent on 09/30/04 at 7:23 pm

I liked Family Feud, especially when Richard Dawson hosted. The questions sounded easier than they really were, because some bad answers made the survey. :-\\

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: krakboi on 10/04/04 at 10:11 pm

heh...Richard Dawson was a perv.  He gives me the creeps a little.

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: whistledog on 09/22/05 at 6:04 pm

My all-time fave was Scrabble, with the $25,000 Pyramid in a very close second.  Other ones that I was addicted to:

- Wheel of Fortune
- Family Feud
- Card Sharks
- The New Chain Reaction
- Jackpot
- Pitfall
- Win, Lose or Draw
- Acting Crazy
- Classic Concentration
- Bumper Stumpers
- Super Password
- The New Hollywood Squares
- Let's Make A Deal
- $ale of the Century
- The Price i$ Right
- The New Liar's Club

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/22/05 at 7:46 pm

I liked all the ones mentioned and also "Name That Tune"

Does anyone remember "Tic Tac Dough?"

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: Perryfan on 09/22/05 at 8:36 pm


I liked all the ones mentioned and also "Name That Tune"

Does anyone remember "Tic Tac Dough?"


I remember Tic Tac Dough with Wink Martindale and that dragon.

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: Perryfan on 09/22/05 at 8:37 pm

I like that one where the 3 people sat up there and had to hit that big button and would scream "One thousand, one thousand, no whammies, no whammies!"  I can't remember the name of it.

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: whistledog on 09/22/05 at 8:45 pm


I like that one where the 3 people sat up there and had to hit that big button and would scream "One thousand, one thousand, no whammies, no whammies!"  I can't remember the name of it.


That was Press Your Luck w/ Peter Tomarken :)

http://www.loogslair.com/gameshow/rules/pyl1.jpg

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: GREEN67 on 09/22/05 at 10:10 pm

8) I loved Family Feud..Richard Dawson had to Kiss Everybody..LOL...Always a Classic...The Price Is Right...My Grandma..( Memaw..here in the south..LOL..)...She loved Bob Barker...Soo cool....We would always watch together..

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: whistledog on 09/22/05 at 10:41 pm


8) I loved Family Feud..Richard Dawson had to Kiss Everybody..LOL...


I used to have this book called "Blips" which was a joke book about video games.  In one section about "failed video game attempts", they did a spoof on Family Feud.  The idea behind the game was to blast rockets and missiles at Richard Dawson before he can kiss members of your family  ;D  IF that was an actual video game, I'd definately play it  ;D

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: GREEN67 on 09/22/05 at 10:47 pm

;D  Thats SOOO funny!!! 

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: rip_jeans on 09/23/05 at 2:29 pm

Two of my favorites were

Tic Tac Dough
The Jokers Wild

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: Amber on 09/24/05 at 8:57 pm

Press Your Luck was my favorite.

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/25/05 at 3:27 pm


That was Press Your Luck w/ Peter Tomarken :)

http://www.loogslair.com/gameshow/rules/pyl1.jpg


Wow, I haven;t seen that rectangular board in what seems like ages!  That nearly escaped my memory completely!  Whew, thanks for showing it. I am much better at remembering things visually, lol

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: JamieMcBain on 09/25/05 at 6:26 pm

I liked:

Jeopardy
The Price Is Right
The Jokers Wild
Classic Concentration
$100,000 Pyramid
Definition (A Canadian game show hosted by Jim Perry)
Love Connection
Family Feud (Richard Dawson is my favorite host in the series)
Card Sharks
Wheel of Fortune


A good place to watch both old and new game shows is Game Show Network.

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: whistledog on 09/25/05 at 6:41 pm


I liked:

Jeopardy
The Price Is Right
The Jokers Wild
Classic Concentration
$100,000 Pyramid
Definition (A Canadian game show hosted by Jim Perry)
Love Connection
Family Feud (Richard Dawson is my favorite host in the series)
Card Sharks
Wheel of Fortune


A good place to watch both old and new game shows is Game Show Network.




I remember Definition.  I'd almost forgotten about it.  Jim Perry was such a good host :)

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: JamieMcBain on 09/25/05 at 10:13 pm


I remember Definition.  I'd almost forgotten about it.  Jim Perry was such a good host :)


It has a a cool theme song too.

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: whistledog on 09/25/05 at 10:35 pm


It has a a cool theme song too.


I liked the theme song too.  I remember it was sampled by Canadian rap group The Dream Warriors for their 1991 hit "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style"  8)

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: JamieMcBain on 09/25/05 at 10:37 pm

It's also the theme song for Austin Powers as well.

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/25/05 at 10:45 pm


It's also the theme song for Austin Powers as well.

Are you guys talking about that theme done by Quincy Jones back in the 60's?

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: JamieMcBain on 09/25/05 at 10:49 pm


Are you guys talking about that theme done by Quincy Jones back in the 60's?


Yes, it's called Soul Bossa Nova.

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: nally on 10/06/05 at 3:17 pm


Wow, I haven;t seen that rectangular board in what seems like ages!  That nearly escaped my memory completely!  Whew, thanks for showing it. I am much better at remembering things visually, lol


GSN revived the "Press Your Luck" show a few years ago with "Whammy!", whose board is shaped differently than the original PYL board. Instead of the prize windows being set up around the perimeter of the board, the "Whammy!" board has the prize windows pretty much spread out all over the place.

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: rich1981 on 10/06/05 at 4:51 pm

Man, I'm into all the game shows mentioned above, especially The Price is Right/Wheel of Fortune/Jeopardy!/Family Feud and back in the 80's they were even better.

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: rip_jeans on 10/07/05 at 7:48 am


Man, I'm into all the game shows mentioned above, especially The Price is Right/Wheel of Fortune/Jeopardy!/Family Feud and back in the 80's they were even better.



Except for the prizes won these days compared back to the 80's, especially Wheel of Fortune.

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: whistledog on 12/19/05 at 11:53 pm

One thing that I loved about 80's Game Shows was the theme songs.

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: nally on 12/20/05 at 12:06 am



Except for the prizes won these days compared back to the 80's, especially Wheel of Fortune.

And the sound effects. I watched an old Wheel episode on GSN a few months ago and the buzzer sounded like it was broken or somthing!

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: 80smuzikhead on 12/23/05 at 6:47 am

Here are the shows I loved to watch in the 80s (some of which would've been perculiar to Australia)
Sale Of The Century
The New Price I$ Right
Perfect Match
Say G'Day
Blankety Blanks

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: robby76 on 12/23/05 at 8:41 am

I loved "Wheel of Fortune", but the best was "Million Dollar Chance of a Lifetime"... I used to love the way people would should out "I'll have an A"... and the way the audience would go "oooooooooh"... when they announced the "dreaded stinger".

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: 80sLADY on 12/23/05 at 10:20 am

I always watched Family Fued.  I always wanted my family to be on the show!!!!

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: macmcgu on 01/02/06 at 12:08 am

Maybe it was just in my area, but what about Bowling For Dollars??

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: whistledog on 01/02/06 at 12:12 am


I loved "Wheel of Fortune", but the best was "Million Dollar Chance of a Lifetime"... I used to love the way people would should out "I'll have an A"... and the way the audience would go "oooooooooh"... when they announced the "dreaded stinger".


I remember that one.  Jim Lange hosted it.  A few years ago, I saw the Home Board Game version of it in Goodwill for $3.00.  I still regret not buying it.  lol

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: nally on 01/02/06 at 1:22 am


I loved "Wheel of Fortune", but the best was "Million Dollar Chance of a Lifetime"... I used to love the way people would should out "I'll have an A"... and the way the audience would go "oooooooooh"... when they announced the "dreaded stinger".


I remember that one.  Jim Lange hosted it.  A few years ago, I saw the Home Board Game version of it in Goodwill for $3.00.  I still regret not buying it.  lol

I remember it too. It was one of my favorite nighttime gameshows to watch as a kid.

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: whistledog on 01/02/06 at 1:42 am

Game Show Home Games are cool 8)

http://www.skynyrdsurvivor.com/EBAY/1mil1.jpg
http://www.skynyrdsurvivor.com/EBAY/1mil2.jpg
http://www.skynyrdsurvivor.com/EBAY/1mil3.jpg
http://www.skynyrdsurvivor.com/EBAY/1mil4.jpghttp://www.skynyrdsurvivor.com/EBAY/1mil5.jpg

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: nally on 01/02/06 at 1:49 am

^ They made a home-game version of that show, too? ??? ;)

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: whistledog on 01/02/06 at 1:53 am


^ They made a home-game version of that show, too? ??? ;)


Almost every Game Show in the 80's had a Home Version.  Some even had Video Game versions for the NES and Computer

http://www.planetnintendo.com/thewarpzone/boxes/ClassicConcentration.jpg http://www.vgindex.com/images/nes/box-cover/Hollywood-Squares-cover.jpg

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: nally on 01/02/06 at 1:55 am


Almost every Game Show in the 80's had a Home Version.  Some even had Video Game versions for the NES and Computer

http://www.planetnintendo.com/thewarpzone/boxes/ClassicConcentration.jpg http://www.vgindex.com/images/nes/box-cover/Hollywood-Squares-cover.jpg

Verry eenteresting. 8)

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: zachhulk on 01/02/06 at 5:01 pm

Press Your Luck, no doubt! Check out my new t-shirt, Gotta love it! I may never take this frickin thing off!http://www.teesnthings.com/ProductImages/80s-retro-t-shirt/commercial-t-shirts/press-your-luck-tee-shirt.jpghttp://www.teesnthings.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1209

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: nally on 01/02/06 at 5:16 pm


Maybe it was just in my area, but what about Bowling For Dollars??

Never heard of that one. Maybe it was in just your area. :-\\

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/02/06 at 6:37 pm


Never heard of that one. Maybe it was in just your area. :-\\



Bowling for Dollars is more of a local game-even though many areas had it. If you ever hear J. Giles "No Anchovies, Please", they mention "Bowling for Dollars" in it.




Cat

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: 80sTrivMeister on 01/02/06 at 6:44 pm

I enjoyed Sale of the Century, Press Your Luck and Win, Lose or Draw... :)

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 01/02/06 at 7:34 pm

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Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: dmannavy on 07/04/06 at 10:53 am

Could someone please tell me what the game show was, i think in the 80's where two contestants played and a puzzle was slowly revealed and it was a picture puzzle, like it had an eye then a heart and a U = I Love You.  That is just a simple example of what they had, but it was a bit more complicated then that, same premise.  I had thought that Bert Convy hosted it, but I dont see it on his list of game shows.  Please email me if you can, for I probably wont check this.

Favorites:  

Jeopardy
100,000 Pyramid
Family Feud (Richard Dawson only)
Win, Lose, Draw
Match Game

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: dmannavy on 07/04/06 at 10:54 am

Sorry, my email is this id at yahoo, Thanks a bunch

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: whistledog on 07/04/06 at 10:58 am


Could someone please tell me what the game show was, i think in the 80's where two contestants played and a puzzle was slowly revealed and it was a picture puzzle, like it had an eye then a heart and a U = I Love You.  That is just a simple example of what they had, but it was a bit more complicated then that, same premise.  I had thought that Bert Convy hosted it, but I dont see it on his list of game shows.  Please email me if you can, for I probably wont check this.


That was Classic Concentration with Alex Trebek :)

http://timstvshowcase.com/classicco2.jpg

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: nally on 10/06/08 at 10:34 pm


Game Show Home Games are cool 8)

http://www.skynyrdsurvivor.com/EBAY/1mil1.jpg
http://www.skynyrdsurvivor.com/EBAY/1mil2.jpg
http://www.skynyrdsurvivor.com/EBAY/1mil3.jpg
http://www.skynyrdsurvivor.com/EBAY/1mil4.jpghttp://www.skynyrdsurvivor.com/EBAY/1mil5.jpg

Looks like a lotta fun. It would probably take me back to my early days to see it again...lol.

I was just thinking about this show not too long ago, so I decided to do some google-searching....and I found out that it was on only from early 1986 until September 1987.
Also I watched a Youtube clip that featured one of the winning couples.

At the time, it was one of the earliest game shows to offer a $1,000,000 grand prize.

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: 2kidsami on 10/07/08 at 7:05 am

What was the game show on "OLD" Nickelodean that had kids running through all sorts of endurance challenges and slime would usually come down in at least one of them????  I loved that game show, I remember it was shown after school at maybe 4:30 - 5:30 range Midwest time. 

Was it Card Sharks, or Press your luck that had the Whammies???  I remember watching something for the whammies, everytime I was home sick from school.


Classics - The Old Wheel of Fortune (when they had the various rooms with assortments of prizes labeled by pricetags that they got to choose from - that was my favorite part); The Old Price is Right (can't stand the new version), and then of course Family Feud (great trivia).

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: cinnabon on 10/07/08 at 8:00 am


What was the game show on "OLD" Nickelodean that had kids running through all sorts of endurance challenges and slime would usually come down in at least one of them????  I loved that game show, I remember it was shown after school at maybe 4:30 - 5:30 range Midwest time. 

Was it Card Sharks, or Press your luck that had the Whammies???  I remember watching something for the whammies, everytime I was home sick from school.


Classics - The Old Wheel of Fortune (when they had the various rooms with assortments of prizes labeled by pricetags that they got to choose from - that was my favorite part); The Old Price is Right (can't stand the new version), and then of course Family Feud (great trivia).


You might be thinking of Double Dare - that and Finder's Keepers were great children's game shows of the 80s.

Subject: Re: Favorite 1980's Game Shows

Written By: nally on 10/07/08 at 10:15 am



Was it Card Sharks, or Press your luck that had the Whammies???  I remember watching something for the whammies, everytime I was home sick from school.



Press Your Luck had the whammies. The idea was to try to win as much cash/prizes as you could, but try to avoid the "whammies"; hitting a whammy would take away all your winnings.

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