Explosive Game Show Secrets That Will Forever Change the Way You Watch!

By Sarah Norman | May 25, 2024

Vanna White Was On 'The Price Is Right' In 1980

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!

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We all know the beautiful Vanna White from Wheel of Fortune, the show that catapulted her into TV icon status. No one can turn letters like Vanna! But just a couple years before Wheel of Fortune, Vanna was just one of the many contestants hoping to "come on down!" on The Price Is Right. And how did she do? Well, let's just say she didn't quite hit the jackpot. Despite her best efforts, Vanna didn't make it past Contestant's Row. But don't feel too bad for her. This was just a stepping stone in her journey. Just two years later, she would land the co-hosting gig on Wheel of Fortune, a role that she has held with grace and charm since 1982. But her appearance on The Price Is Right serves as a fun reminder that we all have to start somewhere.

All The Food In The 1990s Version OF Supermarket Sweep Was Legit, Except For The Meat And Cheese

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The 1990's game show Supermarket Sweep challenged contestants to demonstrate their shopping savvy and knowledge of everyday products, as well as their speed and dexterity, as they raced through a fully-stocked supermarket set. As one would expect in a grocery store, nearly all the food on the set was the real deal, including the fresh produce and boxed items. However, there was one notable exception to the authenticity of the set's provisions: the meat and cheese. The reason why might surprise you, according to former Supermarket Sweep host, David Ruprecht:
 

All that was fake because [the contestants] get the meat juices on their sweaters, and that’s not telegenic, so they wanted to get rid of that.