Explosive Game Show Secrets That Will Forever Change the Way You Watch!
Written by Sarah Norman
Step right up and get ready to reminisce about the fun and flashy world of game shows! We've spun the wheel, surveyed the audience, and uncovered a treasure trove of fascinating facts from 2021 that will make you want to shout "Come On Down!" faster than you can say "No Whammies!" So grab your lucky charm, and get ready to be tickled by trivia as we unveil the curtain on these delightful, behind-the-scenes tidbits. It's time to let the games begin!
Mel Blanc Called In To 'Press Your Luck' To Correct The Host
First aired in 1983, Press Your Luck was a high-stakes game of chance, strategy, and timing, where contestants faced off against each other and the mischievous, money-stealing Whammy. Contestants would answer trivia questions to earn spins on the Big Board, a colorful, flashing display filled with cash prizes, vacations, and of course, the dreaded Whammy. The goal? To amass as much money and as many prizes as possible, while avoiding the Whammy at all costs. One of the most memorable moments of the show occurred when Mel Blanc, the voice actor for Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and pretty much all of our Looney Tunes faves, called into the show to set the record straight. Host Peter Tomarken had asked "Which Looney Tunes character says "sufferin' succotash?" and marked the contestants' answer of Sylvester wrong, saying it was Daffy the Duck. Blanc, in character as Sylvester, let him know that it was indeed Sylvester's catchline first. Whoops!