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WIN THIS! Game Show DVDs – ‘The Price Is Right,’ ‘Family Feud,’ ‘Match Game’ & More!

HOORAY! We have our winners:

Joan, Mark and Kathryn! Congrats, game show fans, and thanks for entering. Your awesome prize packs will be on their way to your mailboxes shortly. Enjoy, and thanks again for checking us out at TV!

And everyone, stay tuned to … we’ve got lots more TV goodies coming your way!

What TV fan doesn’t love watching classic episodes of classic game shows? As the existence of the Game Show Network proves, watching Brett Somers and Charles Nelson Reilly tickle your BLANK on Match Game, seeing the casts of sitcoms like Welcome Back Kotter battle the cast of Barney Miller on All-Star Family Feud or enjoying contestants trying to avoid The Whammy – No Whammies! No Whammies! – on Press Your Luck is good stuff.

Thanks to a DVD series from Mill Creek Entertainment, you can watch a collection of the best episodes from those great game shows and more, and, extra thanks to Mill Creek, because the studio has given copies of five fab game show DVDs to give away to three lucky readers!

Three winners will each receive one copy of each of these DVDs:

The Best of All-Star Family FeudHogan’s Heroes star Richard Dawson is the host, and this DVD includes 28 celeb Feud battles, including Soap vs. All My Children, The Jeffersons vs. The Dukes of Hazzard, Three’s Company vs. The Love Boat, Eight Is Enough vs. General Hospital, plus games involving the casts of The Ropers, Gilligan’s Island, The Waltons, Dallas, WKRP in Cincinnati and Dynasty.

Game Show Moments Gone Bananas! – Hosted by Ben Stein, this collection of great game show moments includes funny and outrageous clips (read: bloopers) from shows like The Price Is Right, Family Feud, Match Game, Password, Press Your Luck, Card Sharks, Sale of the Century (loved that one!), What’s My Line, Child’s Play and more. The clips are actually five episodes of a mini-series that aired on VH-1, and includes one installment devoted to celebrities, before they were famous, as game show contestants, including Kirstie Alley on Match Game.

The Best of Password, The CBS Years: 1961-1967 – This fun collection includes lots of celeb guest stars, and is hosted by Allen Ludden, or Mr. Betty White, as I always think of him. And yes, Betty White is among the guests, along with Johnny Carson, Bob Newhart, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett and lots of other A-listers.

The Best of Match GameGene Rayburn is the beloved host of the 30 episodes on this collection, which also includes an interview with one of the all-time best panelists, Brett Somers; other celeb panelists, like Michael Landon, William Shatner, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mama Cass and Jack Klugman (who was married to Brett Somers); a tribune to Gene Rayburn; and the original 1962 Match Game pilot.

The Best of The Price Is Right – Includes 26 episodes, including the entire last week of episodes that featured Bob Barker (the king!) as host.

Now, for a chance to win one of the game show DVD packages:
– Leave a comment on this post, with the name of the game show, current or classic, that you would most like to be a contestant on, and an e-mail address to reach you
– Deadline to enter is April 19 at 8PM ET (according to recorded comment time)
– The winners will be chosen by random, using’s Random Number Generator
– The winners will be announced on the evening of April 19, as an update to this post
– For this content, U.S. residents only, please, and entrants must be at least 18 years of age

Good luck, game show fans!

Weird Al Yankovic’s Tribute to a Game Show Legend

I love me some Weird Al Yankovic, and cannot highly enough recommend you check him out in concert if you have the chance. One more reason to love The Al: His new single and video, “CNR,” the latest tune from his Internet Leaks EP.

The song pays tribute to Match Game panelist Charles Nelson Reilly, portraying the late star as larger-than-life via some Chuck Norris-ish “facts,” including a very impressive talent with chunks of coal …

Check out “CNR” on YouTube.

Game Show Awards Winners: Come on Down

As they say on Best Week Ever, in case you missed it: Winners at last weekend’s Game Show Awards on GSN:

Best Game Show: Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Best Game Show Host: Howie Mandel, Deal or No Deal

Favorite Classic Game Show: Match Game

Best Reality Competition Show: Dancing With the Stars

Favorite Dating or Relationship Show: The Newlywed Game

Favorite Celebrity Team: The Brady Kids (Barry Williams, Mike Lookinland, Eve Plumb and Susan Olsen) for their appearance on Trivial Pursuit: America Plays

Favorite Game Show Models: The Briefcase Models, Deal or No Deal

Most Outrageous Game Show Contestant: Excited Contestant Dances a Jig (Josh Silberman), The Price Is Right

Favorite Game Show Theme Song: Jeopardy!

Favorite Parting Gift: Turtle Wax

Favorite Interactive DVD Version of a Game Show: Deal Or No Deal

Favorite Celebrity Player: Betty White, for her appearances on Million Dollar Password

Best Announcer: Rich Fields, The Price Is Right

Smartest Game Show Contestant: Kathy Cox, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Favorite Game Show Catchphrase: “Come on down!” from The Price Is Right

Favorite Price Is Right Pricing Game: Plinko

Favorite Game Show Sound Effect: New Puzzle, Wheel of Fortune

Favorite Prize: A new car!

Favorite Board/Box Game Turned Game Show: Trivial Pursuit

Favorite Online Game: Bejeweled

Did GSN get it right? You can’t argue any time Plinko or Betty White get some love, but Howie Mandel as best game show host? Better than Trebek or the delightful Drew Carey? Nah.

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