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Gameshow Marathon

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Gameshow Marathon

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
run date:
05/31/06
performer:
Ricki Lake
broadcaster:
CBS
genre:
Game shows

We gave it a B-

Ricki Lake reminds viewers to have their pets spayed or neutered à la Bob Barker. ‘N Sync’s Lance Bass plays Let’s Make a Deal while dressed in a banana costume. These are just two of the small joys derived from CBS’ kitschy Gameshow Marathon, a competition that pits six celebrities (including Leslie Nielsen, Tim Meadows, and Kathy Najimy) against each other in re-creations of classic game shows. The series is certainly goofy, but never fully reaches its fun potential. In other words, there are big bucks (and yuks) but also some Whammies.