People enjoy seeing ads during the Super Bowl sometimes as much as the game itself. In the late 1980s through the late 1990s, The Bud Bowl was likely the most popular series of Super Bowl ads. We reflect on The Bud Bowl's growth and eventual demise.
Spike TV took a chance on a different type of reality show, one in which everybody was an actor but one person, who the entire show was built around. "The Joe Schmo Show" was a memorable and fun unique endeavor which we remember quite fondly. We will cover the other seasons in the future.
After Who Wants to be a Millionaire became an overnight smash, every network tried to find a series to capture similar lightning in a bottle. We look at three of these shows--It's Your Chance of a Lifetime, Winning Lines, and Twenty One. Mike also shares details about his tryout for Twenty One in 1999, including the rules to the game at that time.
The Jeopardy! tournament to discover the greatest player of all time is not ABC's first foray into airing Jeopardy. We look at Super Jeopardy! from summer of 1990, including the times Chico and Mike played against Super Jeopardy! participants. The majority of this episode is devoted to its companion show, Monopoly. We hope you have patience for complex rules!