Saturday, January 3, 2009

Game Shows!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love Game Shows.

Always have and always will.

I mainly love watching game shows with my little brother Bud.

I have the fondest memories of us coming home on the bus together and watching such favorites as I'm Telling, Legends of the Hidden Temple and Supermarket Sweep.

Those were our absolute favorite game shows.

I mean sure we liked Shop til you Drop, Guts and Wild and Crazy Kids....but just not as much.

For those of you who shockingly don't know anything about these shows.....allow me to enlighten you.

1.) I'm Telling: "The game show where kids tell it like it is..." This was me and Bud's absolute favorite game show. Basically siblings pair up and answer questions about the other while they wait in the ISOLATION ZONE. Bud and I used to crack up at how mad the brothers and sisters got at each other if they answered the question wrong. They were so quick to throw each other under the bus. There was one episode in particular where a brother guessed his sisters favorite movie was "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" then his adorable chubby sister answered "Sleeping Beauty." The brother began to throw a fit "What are you talking about Sarah? You watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory every day. GOSH"

2.) Legends of the Hidden Temple: This was me and Bud's favorite Nick game show. First of all I loved how the host Kirk Fogg would propel down from the sky in the opening to make it look as if he had been escavating the Andies mountains. In this physical game show teams of two had to cross a THE MOAT....first 4 teams across advanced to THE STEPS OF KNOWLEDGE where Olmac, remember that huge talking Aztec stone would read the kids a super boring story and then the kids had to answer questions about it......first 2 teams to reach the bottom of the steps advanced to THE TEMPLE GAMES....these were a variety of physical challenges that the two teams competed in...first team to win advanced to THE TEMPLE RUN...where the team members went in on seperate turns in search of 2 halves of a pendant.

My brother reminded me the other day of the time I tried to build the Temple Labryinth out of cardboard boxes in our living room. He said I did a good job and even let him run the coarse.

Me and Bud loved when the Temple Guards would jump out and scare the pants of those kids.

We also loved watching kids struggle to put together the monkey in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey room. It only consisted of 3 parts and yet no one could ever do it. We were always so confused by this.

3.) Supermarket Sweep: "Remember next time you're at the grocery store and you hear the beep, think of all the fun you could be having on SUPERMARKET SWEEP..."This game could be seen as Jeopardy for the average housewife. Teams of two had to answer questions about grocery store products in the ROUND ROBIN. Occasionally they had to run out in the store and find these products. The team who got the most points would then participate in the BIG SWEEP where they would run like mad people throughout the grocery store trying to load up on expensive items. The team with the highest total would advance to the BONUS SWEEP where they would have to find 3 products by following a trail of cleverly written clues. Oh how I loved watching these ladies run.

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