Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Somewhere the Whammys are rejoicing

Game show host and minor celebrity Peter Tomarken died when a small plane he was piloting crashed into Santa Monica Bay off the California coast.

I was ready to make a joke about how a B-list star tried to die in an A-list way, but then I found out that Tomarken, 63, was flying a needy patient to the UCLA Medical Center.

So instead of making fun I will say that his 1980s hit (?) "Press Your Luck" is probably my most favorite game show of all time.

For more than 700 episodes, Tomarken guided us throw canned jokes and thousands of cries of "Big Bucks! Big Bucks! No Whammys! Stop!" It is with a heavy heart that I blog today.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No "Press Your Luck" story can even be complete without a link to the story of how Michael Larson completely owned it: http://gscentral.net/larsen.htm

March 14, 2006  
Blogger Tom L├ęger said...

yeah it pretty much sucks.

March 14, 2006  

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