Monday, November 2, 2015

What Might've Been: Whew! (1979)

Some game shows have had the oddest titles. Once, there was a show called, How Do You Like Your Eggs? Folks, I ain't making this up. In 1979, an independent producer, Bud Austin, packaged his only show, the cleverly named Whew!, for CBS. The show lasted a year, and was another line on the resume of game show icon Tom Kennedy.

Speaking of icons, Wink Martindale has an episode from the fall of '79 on his YouTube channel. Let's scope it out.

Announcer Rod Roddy would later work for Goodson-Todman, succeeding Johnny Olsen on The Price is Right, then venture into cartoon work for Disney (House of Mouse). Tom Kennedy, now retired, seemed to have one, sometimes two series per year during the 70's & 80's. Talk about being in demand.

Rating: A.

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