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Game Shows

Big “Wheel” Keeps On Turnin’

Posted By RabbitEars The iconic game show Wheel of Fortune is still spinning after 26 years and now celebrates a landmark anniversary — its 5,000th show, airing Feb. 27 (in syndication; check local listings). Over the course of 5,000 episodes, Wheel has welcomed 15,000 contestants (way too many of whom have frittered away their money on unnecessary vowels), awarded nearly $200 million in cash and prizes, traveled and taped on location 56 times in front of live audiences totaling more than 350,000 fans, and likely made Pat, Vanna and Merv millionaires several times over. Not bad for a simple variation […]

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Game Shows

“Mad” About “Jeopardy!”

Posted By RabbitEars Attention Mad Men fans! If you think you’re an expert on the show, then tune in to Jeopardy! this Friday, Oct. 17, when the long-running game show features an entire category devoted to AMC’s hit series set amid the world of 1960s ad agencies. Several Mad Men cast members will be delivering clues throughout the category. The Jeopardy! web site also features a special area where home viewers can test their knowledge of Mad Men-inspired trivia with 1960s categories and clues. Jeopardy! airs in syndication; check your local listings for air time and channel.

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Game Shows

You Have Failed Me For The Last Time, George Lucas

Posted By RabbitEars Even though he will never let the embarrassingly bad 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special see the light of day, over the past decade George Lucas himself has seen fit to sell out his classic sci-fi/fantasy creation in some other, nearly-as-awful (but not even as campy) ways. The Star Wars merchandising galaxy has moved far, far away from mere Happy Meals and action figures into a whole other marketing universe. From Imperial stormtroopers appearing at NASCAR events, to Yoda pimping Diet Pepsi, to Chewbacca becoming spokes-Wookiee for Cingular Wireless — old-school fans have long said “no deal” to […]

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Game Shows

“No Deal” To Breast Cancer

I don’t normally like NBC’s Deal Or No Deal, but I do have to applaud the show’s upcoming campaign to help fight and raise awareness of breast cancer. On an October 19 special episode (8pm ET), the show goes “pink” to show its support for the battle. Host Howie Mandel will be garbed in pink socks, the briefcase models will waltz on stage in pink dresses (carrying pink briefcases), and even the Play At Home Lucky Case Game has a “pink” theme, with home viewers having a chance to win $10,000 and a limited edition “Warriors in Pink” Mustang. A […]