I've long referred to myself as a "game show geek," a term that I don't believe to be self-deprecating in the least. Whether you've been glued to the tube since the early days of What's My Line and The Match Game, arrived during Bob Barker's heyday on The Price is Right, or have become hooked on recent fare like Deal or No Deal, welcome to the club! Here's how you can diagnose yourself as a game show fanatic.
You Might Be a Game Show Geek If:
- You watched GSN's Think Like a Cat game show, hanging on to the tiniest thread of hope. It was hosted by Chuck Woolery, after all.
- You know the actual retail price of Turtle Wax, circa 1973.
- You played the Password home game so often that you had to make up your own cards with new Passwords on them just to keep it interesting.
- You can name that game show theme song in __ notes.
- You actually remember who hosted Boggle: The Interactive Game.
- When someone says, "Show me the money!" you think of William Shatner, rather than Cuba Gooding Jr. and Tom Cruise.
- You purchase DVD game show collections, but are disappointed when you discover they don't include as many episodes as you already have stored on VHS tapes.
- Briefcases just don't look right to you unless there's a giant number from 1 to 26 on the front.
- You wish your family "good night, and big balls."
- When a classic game show is revived, you make up your wish list, complete with which era theme song should be used, the full mechanics of the set, and your ideal host, who is likely the original.