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whewfan

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Re: Game show hosts you've met
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2023, 07:00:27 AM »
Ron Maestri was a contestant on Win Lose or Draw before he got the job hosting Quicksilver. The premise was kind of clever, but presented in a very understated way. Ron was hardly "Mr. Excitement", but I guess they wanted a low key host, and I don't think you could get more low key than Ron Maestri. When I was trying to find out why they called the show "Quicksilver", the only thing I could find was that they couldn't think of a better name for the show.

clemon79

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Re: Game show hosts you've met
« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2023, 06:45:05 PM »
When I was trying to find out why they called the show "Quicksilver", the only thing I could find was that they couldn't think of a better name for the show.

"Mystery Blank" didn't test well.

/four people will get that one
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bulldog_06

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Re: Game show hosts you've met
« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2023, 03:16:39 PM »
Todd Newton and Randy West after TPiR Live came to St. Louis.

Bill Bellamy (final season of Let's Ask America)

Cedric The Entertainer (It's Worth What, Millionaire)


ET206

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Re: Game show hosts you've met
« Reply #48 on: May 24, 2023, 01:29:04 AM »
My list:
Bill Anderson
Vicki Lawrence
Bob Eubanks
Peter Tomarken
Steve Allen (plus Jayne)

JMFabiano

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Re: Game show hosts you've met
« Reply #49 on: May 24, 2023, 11:25:12 AM »
After watching Bowling for Dollars, I guess I can count Larry Kinney?
I'm a pacifist, and even I would like to see a little more action.

BrandonFG

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Re: Game show hosts you've met
« Reply #50 on: May 24, 2023, 11:39:53 AM »
Bill Bellamy (final season of Let's Ask America)
I forgot Bill Bellamy hosted a show. I met him at the Virginia Beach Funny Bone around 2010 or so.
"I just wanna give a shoutout to my homies in their late-30s who are watching this on Paramount+ right now, cause they couldn't stay up late enough to watch it live!"

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narzo

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Re: Game show hosts you've met
« Reply #51 on: May 24, 2023, 10:01:15 PM »
Was friends with Ron Maestri for a while, and we'll leave it at that.
Saw him on an episode of Extreme Cheapskates some years back. He seems....eccentric.


Beautifully phrased.  Mind you, that was largely set-up (SHOCK, a reality show?!!!!)  But yes, good observation. 

chris319

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Re: Game show hosts you've met
« Reply #52 on: May 28, 2023, 06:32:07 PM »
I have stories about Allen Ludden.

But will you share them?

Yes, but only in person. Anyone reading this who finds himself in the Hollywood area can hit me up and I'll pick up your luncheon tab.

Betty figures into some of the stories.