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March 25, 2015

I Have A Dream....

I have an obsession with old game shows and wish that I could rewind time and be a guest on them all. Sometimes I watch them on You Tube in hopes of them coming back on the air so that I can try out. If I could live out my dream, I would definitely be a Professional Game Show Audition-er. 



Supermarket Sweep

Supermarket Sweep was the best part of my day. I would watch it with my mom and giggle and yell at the TV screen at people running up and down aisles throwing large turkeys in their carts.
The game started with a question round of different puzzles involving supermarket items and teams earned increments of time to add to their total to shop with at the end.

I was way too young to ever be on the show when it aired, but if I could make one wish come true it would involve me dashing up and down aisles of the grocery store hauling huge cans of coffee. The Manager's Special was always in a tough spot, but I would be smart about it and grab that item first, then get the turkeys, then the coffee. We all know those were the hot items with the big price tag that could help you claim the Supermarket Sweep Title.


supermarket sweep pictures


Shop 'Til You Drop

Basically the real life version of Mall Madness. This was usually on right before Supermarket Sweep in the daily TV lineup. My favorite part was the giddy host, Pat Finn. He was always SO excited to be there, but can we blame him? A game show in a mall, heck, I would be pretty happy too.

The games were off the wall...weird and wacky. I bet a 6 year old could come up with more creative games than the producers of this show, but that's what made it so great.
Pat's commentary was absolutely hilarious, and the way he ran around the mall in between games made my mom and I laugh hysterically. 

If we made it to the final round I would definitely make Chuck stand there as I did the running to the different stores, I mean hello...a woman knows a mall best.


shop till you drop game show


Legends of the Hidden Temple

Hello Blue Barracudas!!! I will admit The Moat freaked me out a little, but the rest of the show I was sure I could dominate. This was a kids game show for sure, so I used to dream of getting on it, because I thought I had a chance.
The questions on the Steps of Knowledge weren't that tough, and the games looked more fun than difficult.
The final around, The Temple Run, was so intense. The contestants had to make their way through the temple to find artifacts and complete a puzzle. The music made it seem like a video game and the anticipation of wondering if the team would do it made me bounce in front of the TV screen.


legends of the hidden temple show


Blue Barracudas FTW!! I think that may have been my favorite show, probably because people my age were dominating a temple run. I wish they would bring these shows back...I would have the time of my life.
One could dream....

Do you have a favorite "old school" game show?





32 comments:

  1. HAHAHAHA! Love your face pasted into these. I would totally go on Legends of the Hidden Temple!

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  2. YES!!!!! This is AWESOME and I would join you in any of these in a second! I would definitely add Gladiator - remember that one from the 90s?!?

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  3. Love this post! I am so with you girl! I loved Legends and Guts, those were my two favorites. And I just loved the Shop till you Drop show. None of my friends cared for it but I loved it. And heck yeah the women shops, men don't know anything! I always held my breath when they added things up at the end.

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  4. The Sequin NotebookMarch 25, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    I used to watch ALL of these shows!!! Supermarket Sweep was my favorite...I used to watch it with my parents and we would talk about our strategies for getting the most out of the "big sweep", haha.

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  5. Bahaha your face in the pictures is my favorite part of the post! how fun would it be to get on those shows?!?! lol!!

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  6. Hhhahaha omg this reminds the - The Price Is Right is actually shooting an episode locally on Friday and I totally forgot to get tickets :(

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  7. I would go way back and be on Double Dare. I wanted SO BADLY to be on that show. Those kids were the luckiest! Supermarket Sweek and Shop til ya Drop were pretty sweet too.

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  8. YES! That's one that my stepson and I were talking about as I wrote this post, that was another great one Carissa!

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  9. They are coming here next month too! I couldn't take the time off work with all the wedding stuff, and Vegas next month..if it were Family Feud though..I WOULD BE THERE!

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  10. The one in the cart is my favorite, hahaha...I was sitting here, home alone editing pictures cracking up so hard. I wish someone could have secretly recorded me...hahahha!

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  11. YES GIRL! Loved it....my mom and I would yell at the TV to these people, like "noooo, go that way...grab the vegetable oil!" hahahah

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  12. Thanks Pinky! I seriously have an obsession, and loved watching them with my mom each night too, guess I haven't grown out of it haha. YES, I am totally with you on holding your breath hoping they don't go over, hahahah

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  13. YES! Gladiators were AWESOME! My brother and I used to watch it on Saturday's....good pick Emily!

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  14. Thanks Cassie, do I look good as a Barracuda?! HAHAHA! ME TOO, best show!

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  15. Oh my goodness as I child I would see supermarket sweep and dream of the day that could become a reality hahah, if only! Such a cute post!
    xoxo
    http://brookiewords.blogspot.com/

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  16. I remember those shows! So fun, I always wanted to be on Supermarket Sweep too!

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  17. I swear I would rock at supermarket sweep - totally my show!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  18. oh my goodness. that is hands down the best photoshopping I have ever seen. ALSO I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE ON LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE.

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  19. hahaha, I still laugh looking at the pictures. I kind of want the one of me in the cart to be hung in my bedroom...can we go back and be teammates, PLEASE?!!?

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  20. YES! Dominate that supermarket Biana ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. They were SO good, very entertaining...we need more of that these days!

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  22. I'm still dreaming Brooke ;) hahaha...thank you for the nice comment and stopping by!

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  23. So funny! Great job on the photo shop! I can always count on you for a laugh, or some great wisdom. Love you Mills so glad you found happiness!

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  24. Too funny! I don't remember the name of it, but I would have loved to go on that family game show that I'm pretty sure was on Nick, that you had to random games with your family and everyone ended up being covered in slime or whatnot?!

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  25. The best post ever! Oh super market sweep everyone knows you have to go for the formula and meat right? That is what rings it up! This cracked me up girl!

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  26. Well that's great news, I like that "best post ever" accomplishment Amanda! HOW DID I FORGET ABOUT THE FORMULA?!! Thanks for reading, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  27. YES! Double Dare? Was that it? LOVE the old school game shows. Thank you for reading Katie!

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  28. Awe thanks Pipp, the pictures still are making me laugh ;) I'm so thankful for you reading, commenting and supporting my blog, XO!

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  29. YES! I grew up practicing my mad skills for the game shows knowing one day I would dominate on them all...only for them to cancel all of them before I got old enough. It may be the thing that upset me most in my entire life.

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  30. I know, why didn't they stick around?! These would be AMAZING to audition for!

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