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  Press Your Luck
When CBS first aired Press Your Luck in 1983, it quickly caught the attention of Michael Larsen, an unemployed Mister Softee ice cream truck driver from Ohio.
The Big Board on Press Your Luck was a randomized grid, a roulette-style array of blinking boxes with different offerings: thousands of dollars in cash, fabulous prizes, dream vacations, free spins, and "Whammies" -- cartoon caricatures of a grinning, crudely drawn li'l red devil equipped with a pointed pitchfork suitable for pokes in the tuckus.
He would literally have to Press His Luck like a regular contestant, plunging the Big Board onto a non-winning square, a non free-spinning square, and one possibly yielding a Whammy capable of draining him of every penny.
www.rotten.com /library/conspiracy/press-your-luck   (1726 words)

  
  Press Your Luck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Press Your Luck ran from September 19, 1983, to September 26, 1986, on CBS.
Ricki Lake served as host for "PYL", the episode of which had a facsimile of the original set, and the six other classic shows, and Rich Fields was the announcer.
For the remainder of the third (and final) season of Press Your Luck, Roddy was the announcer of both shows, with Charlie O'Donnell and John Harlan filling in on occasion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Press_Your_Luck   (4591 words)

  
 Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal - Writer's Corner: General Non-Fiction - Epinions.com
Press Your Luck was a mid-80’s game show on CBS, and the purpose of the game was to acquire enough spins (by answering questions correctly at the beginning of the round) to use against the big board.
GSN definitely did the right thing by making Peter Tomarken, the original host of Press Your Luck, the narrator of this piece, and it also manages to be illuminating in terms of what the players in the scandal say, and also by what it shows and implies.
Overall, though, Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal was a tantalizing glimpse into the attraction that money and game shows had on people, and of the tragedy that greed can pull certain people into.
www.epinions.com /content_3537805444   (1350 words)

  
 Press Your Luck - Wikiquote
Press Your Luck (1983-1986) was an American game show hosted by Peter Tomarken, where three players could take spins on a big game board to win thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.
Now we're gonna find out just how courageous you are, just how much confidence you have, because if you don't want to press your luck, you can pass your remaining spins to another player at anytime during your turn and protect your money that way.
So if you feel a Whammy coming on and you don't want to press your luck, all you have to do is pass your remaining spins to another player during your turn and protect your money that way.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/Press_Your_Luck   (1276 words)

  
 Press Your Luck
Oh, well, 'tis all right; your sister wanted t'see, 'twas all." R'ehn ambles over to the painted underwear conversation, "And y'all wondered why I have a firelizard living in the press and guarding the clothes." Lirra rolls her eyes, linking an arm through R'ehn's.
That, of course, is enhanced but your charm and kindness." Shaking her head, then, to Kassima, she says, "I've never had a chance to visit the Odds, to be true.
You're the wingleader, I'm the hider behinder." He nods to Tenefel, "They were worried about whether or not Kassi's butt was honorable." Telgar Weyr> Jayna takes notes furiously, so she can do the same to A'lex.
www.filidh.org /~kassima/logs/presluck.htm   (15105 words)

  
 Press Your Luck Scandal
Michael Larson plays Press Your LuckOn May 19, 1984, Michael Larson, an unemployed ice cream truck driver from Lebanon, Ohio, won $104,950 in cash, a sailboat, and two all-expense-paid vacation trips from two appearances on the CBS television game show “Press Your Luck.” At the time, $40,000 was considered to be a huge winning.
CBS only aired the Larson episodes of Press Your Luck a single time, and then, for the next nineteen years, kept them hidden away.
The All-New Press Your Luck.” On one episode of the new show, GSN brought back the two contestants who lost to Michael Larson in the eighties.
www.museumofhoaxes.com /hoax/Hoaxipedia/Press_Your_Luck_Scandal   (928 words)

  
 From the Vault: No Whammies!
But after watching the show day after day, Larson developed a theory: The "Press Your Luck" board operated by a series of patterns, which meant that if a player were to memorize the patterns, he or she could avoid the whammies and thus win as much money as they wanted.
"Press Your Luck" host Peter Tomarken was killed in a plane crash in March of 2006, while piloting volunteer flights for Angel Flight West, a non-profit that arranges free air transportation to the needy.
When the syndication rights to "Press Your Luck" were sold to the USA Channel, CBS stipulated that the Larson episodes not be aired.
www.rezoom.com /money/from-the-vault/read/5524   (951 words)

  
 Forget about Child's Play...It's Time to Press Your Luck!
PRWeb, a leader in online news and press release distribution, has been used by more than 40,000 organizations of all sizes to increase the visibility of their news, improve their search engine rankings and drive traffic to their Web site.
Press Your Luck premiered on CBS on TV on September 19, 1983 at 10:30am it was a huge ratings success and now its available online where the ambitions of www.getminted.com for the formats fortunes are even higher.
Press Your Luck was the definitive game show of the 1980's.
www.prweb.com /releases/2005/01/prweb194451.htm   (655 words)

  
 Print - "Press Your Luck" Host Killed in Plane Crash
The brotherhood of game-show hosts lost a key personality Monday when Peter Tomarken, ringmaster of the 1980s hit Press Your Luck, was killed along with his wife and two others when a plane he was piloting went down off the coast of Los Angeles Monday.
Tomarken, 63, and his wife, Kathleen, 41, had volunteered their services for a medical flight that was picking up a patient in San Diego for transfer to UCLA Medical Center.
When all of the show's luck had been pressed, Tomarken went on to host the short-lived Bargain Hunters for ABC, a not so popular spinoff of The Price Is Right.
www.eonline.com /print/index.jsp?uuid=2430a81b-5609-48c4-a009-8414c7a8b4d8&contentType=newsStory   (616 words)

  
 Press Your Luck :: Hunk du Jour   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Press Your Luck revival, simply titled "Whammy!" hits the Game Show Network Airwaves on April 15th, 2002.
While "Pick a Corner" won't be possible, most of your favorite spaces will still be on the board (though probably not the flokati rug).
Michael Larson was a contestant on PYL who actually memorized the six patterns that the board cursor would follow.
www.hunkdujour.com /gameshows/PressYourLuck.asp   (467 words)

  
 snopes.com: Press Your Luck
A contestant on the game show Press Your Luck racked up an amazing series of wins by memorizing the patterns of the prize board's sequence of lights.
He did so by memorizing the sequences by which the various prize squares lit up on the game board, allowing him to time his button presses to coincide with the lights' stopping on the most advantageous squares.
When the effort became too fatiguing, he passed his remaining spins to another contestant rather than risk losing his accumulated winnings to a mistimed press of the plunger.
www.snopes.com /radiotv/tv/whammy.asp   (444 words)

  
 The American Spectator
Press argues that the right is, and should be, a spent political force.
Press presses the second point because he wants to use the words and deeds of mostly conservative Republicans past to beat Republicans present over the head.
Press concedes that some of the loudest, most pointed critics of George W. Bush's Iraq ignominy were in fact, conservatives.
www.spectator.org /dsp_article.asp?art_id=13432   (1118 words)

  
 The Press Your Luck Homepage!
Show history, rules of the game, and the evolution one of the most popular game shows of the 1980's.
Follow the bouncing light all over the board to learn about what changes were made over the years.
The first chance at making Press Your Luck work was called Second Chance.
gscentral.net /cpyl.htm   (182 words)

  
 Press Your Luck @ streetcarmike.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The format of "Second Chance" was revised six years later into a more entertaining and high stakes game called "Press Your Luck," which was hosted by Peter Tomarken (who resembled Peck), late of "Hit Man." Rod Roddy, from "Whew!" and "Hit Man," was announcer (during his vacation in September 1984, John Harlan substituted).
Original run was from September 19, 1983 to September 26, 1986; reruns were shown until 1995 on the USA Network and beginning September 1, 2001 on Game Show Network.
When I graduated from SLU and went to work my final summer at Q.E.I., I lost touch with "Press Your Luck." (That's why I missed Larsen's appearance.) It moved to 3:00 p.m., but after I moved to Houston, the local CBS affiliate stopped carrying the network feed at that hour.
www.streetcarmike.com /pressyourluck.html   (834 words)

  
 "Press Your Luck" (1983)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Press Your Luck" originally ran from 1983-86 with Peter Tomarken as host.
The reason "Luck" was in the title was because also on the boards are "Whammies" that act like the bankrupts of Wheel Of Fortune.
Also, if you no longer wanted to press your luck, you could pass the spins to someone else and they had to take them and risk hitting the Whammy.
imdb.com /title/tt0136655   (501 words)

  
 Press Your Luck | TV Show
Country of Origin: US Press Your Luck was a CBS game show where contestants tried to win money and various prizes by avoiding the evil Whammy that would take all their winnings away or even kick the contestants out of the game.
As of April 2002, GSN would revive Press Your Luck under the name "Whammy, the all new Press Your Luck" hosted by Todd Newton.
The gameplay would remain like the original PYL, but the set is more futuristic, and the Whammy character is CGI animated.
www.retrojunk.com /details_tvshows/483-press-your-luck   (437 words)

  
 Press Your Luck for DOS - MobyGames
Based off of the 80s game show of the same name, Press Your Luck allows you to play as one of three contestants in both a quiz round, and a shot at the "big board." Correct answers in the quiz round give spins for the board round.
Spins give you the power to dictate whether you will use them yourself, to increase your total prize money, or force them on others in the hopes they will land on a Whammy.
Its CGA graphics make it less flashy than the TV version, but the suspense of "pressing your luck" on the board rounds remain intact.
www.mobygames.com /game/dos/press-your-luck   (203 words)

  
 Press Your Luck
Press Your Luck was a game of strategy and skill.
-Press Your Luck was based on "Second Chance" a very similiar show that aired on ABC in 1976.
Game Show Network added "Press Your Luck" to it's daily and weekend schedule on September 1, 2001.
www.gameshow-galaxy.net /luck.htm   (753 words)

  
 Press Your Luck - TV.com
Press Your Luck originally aired on September 19, 1983 and ended on September 26, 1986.
Includes stories of Michael's tryout for Press Your Luck, footage from his episodes, his life after his big win, and other stuff about the game show legend.
michael is the king michael larson pass peter peter tomarken press press your luck whammy
www.tv.com /press-your-luck/show/5447/summary.html   (322 words)

  
 Game Show Marathon: Press Your Luck - TV Squad
The original Press Your Luck, which aired on CBS from 1983 until 1986 was such a cool concept that the show is still a favorite to this day.
It's when they began pressing their luck were the children separated from the adults.
It was really enjoyable and it made me wish that someone would revive Press Your Luck again with the original set and graphics; forget all of the computer animation and sensory crap.
www.tvsquad.com /2006/06/08/game-show-marathon-press-your-luck   (1715 words)

  
 Press Your Luck & Whammy
Before Press Your Luck started, in the 1970's, it was originally called Second Chance.
In September 1983, Press Your Luck was born created by William Carrothers.
In Press Your Luck, they used the Whammy for the show instead of the devil.
www.angelfire.com /ny5/evelez/gsbios/pylwpyl.html   (467 words)

  
 Stop at a Whammy! {BUZZZZZ!!!!!!!!}
Press Your Luck was one of the most original, unique, crazy game shows that was ever produced.
And the funny thing is, that Press Your Luck was never intended to be so interestingly cool like that.
Press Your Luck is currently not on in reruns, anywhere!
www.fortunecity.com /lavendar/westbridge/448/pylpages.htm   (416 words)

  
 Movies And Specials: Big Bucks-The Press Your Luck Scandal--AllYourTV.com
Larson, who had watched "Press Your Luck" since it premiered on September 19, 1983, tried out to become a contestant in the spring of 1984 after fervent study of the show's game board.
The "Press Your Luck" game board was comprised of flashing TV screens which featured money in dollar amounts, prizes and the cartoon character "Whammy." Contestants stopped the flashing sequence and "landed" on a screen by pressing a control button on his or her podium.
Prior to Larson's experience, "Press Your Luck" never had to resume a show that wasn't completed in the allotted 22 minute time frame.
www.allyourtv.com /moviesspecials/b/moviesspecialsbigbucksthepressyourluckscandal.html   (600 words)

  
 Classic Press Your Luck
Today, PYL is on GSN, being shown to the people that knew the game so well and to those that have never heard of it.
PYL was a spin-off of the game show Second Chance, hosted by Jim Peck.
There are about 80 different whammy animations and about 10 different designs (one of which is shown here), but they all do the same thing - take away all your cash and prizes when you stop on it.
www2.hawaii.edu /~awakamat/pyl.htm   (274 words)

  
 Free Game Download of Press Your Luck @ Demonews.com
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Press Your Luck ran on CBS from 1983 to 1986, but even fifteen years after its demise on network television, it still remains a dear memory in the hearts of many fans.
This version of Press Your Luck is a little different than the game show on television.
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