Friday, November 18, 2011
Blast from the Past
I'm in Retro TV Heaven.
This is Dick Clark at his finest. The man leaned on his podium and led the contestants through the subjects, the Lucky 7, and the tiebreaker. (Choose a letter?) He gave great suggestions when they didn't make it to the top of the pyramid. He gave great advice on how to play the game better. He suffered when the contestants didn't win. He rejoiced when they did!!
Oh, the guest stars. Just tonight, I've seen Florence Henderson, Bill Cullen, Earl Holliman and Elaine Joyce. (funny, I bet they were all on Love Boat at one time...) Some of them were really good. Some were really bad. But no matter, they all seemed truly pleased when a contestant beat that dreaded pyramid! By the way, the 70s were NOT a good fashion era for game shows. Just saying.
They gave away great prizes. Tonight, alone, they gave away a VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER, a trip to Tahiti, and $1100 in the Lucky Seven segment. They graphics were nice and simple. The sweaters were hideous and the hair was BIG. Ahhhh. Those were the days.
Thanks for the memories Dick Clark.