Press Your Luck

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Press Your Luck

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Press Your Luck originally aired on September 19, 1983 and ended on September 26, 1986. Press Your Luck is a game show where 3 players answer trivia questions to earn spins on the big board. A correct buzz-in answer gets you 3 spins, while a correct multiple-choice answer gets you 1 spin. After the questions, the players take their spins to the big board which is loaded with cash and prizes, but also some whammies. Hit a whammy and he'll grab all your cash and leave you flat broke. Hit 4 of them, you'll be out of the game. Round 2 works the same way, except higher cash prizes on the board. Press Your Luck is currently airing on GSN weekday mornings at 9:30am Eastern.

  • ENGINE TROUBLE LIKELY CAUSED DOWNING OF FORMER GAME SHOW HOST'S PLANE OFF COAST OF SANTA MONICA.

    Peter Tomarken killed in plane crash

  • Savage Steve Holland

    Savage Steve Holland

    Whammy & Tammy Whamette (voice-uncredited)

    Peter Tomarken

    Peter Tomarken

    Host

    Charlie O'Donnell

    Charlie O'Donnell

    Sub-Announcer (1984-1985)

    Michael Larson

    Michael Larson

    Himself

    Rod Roddy

    Rod Roddy

    Announcer

    John Harlan

    John Harlan

    Sub-Announcer (1984)

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    • Whammy is a little better

      9.0
      Woohoo, I give a 9!
    • Amazing show!

      10
      I love this show and the Wii game also! This is the best show honestly which has come out.
    • "I want to press my luck!"

      10
      In my top 3 all-time favorite game shows, for sure, is Press Your Luck. On this show, a group of three average players ask questions to earn "spins" to earn money - simple, but addictive to watch - I can only imagine what it'd be like to be on the show. This version is better than the new version, Whammy!, for several reasons. For one thing, it looks better. It's older, but better. Second, the contestant win more and better prizes for the most part. Third, everyone keeps their money at the end of the game. And fourth, the winner gets to keep coming back! An amazing show right here. And it's legendary especially for having Michael Larson, the Ice Cream truck driver, win $110,237 on the show. By cheating, yes, but he found a flaw, and took advantage of it. Amazing show that will never be the same again. Now that I'm here, R.I.P. Peter Tomarkenmoreless
    • I love this show!!

      9.6
      Press Your Luck is a game show that is on GSN (Game Show Network). It is an awesome game show. It's a classic. I think it's one of the best game shows ever. The new version of this show is called Whammy (The All New Press Your Luck). I sorta like the newer one better, but only by a little. This game show is very old. The host of the show died not a long time ago. How sad. I barely ever see this show because it's on when I'm at school. So overall, an awesome game show and it's such a classic.moreless
    • Bump "WHAMMY", I WANT MY PRESS YOUR LUCK.

      10
      I was a baby when this originally aired, so the light flashing-cartoon animation I guess caught me. Every since then when it was cancelled, i followed it to USA and now on GSN. I'm trying to collect each episode but GSN be tripping with all that starting over, cutting the ending of the show off. But Press Your Luck to me was a classic show--RIP to the host Peter Tomarken, he really made the show a success. This was the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire back in the eighty's to me, just think about Micheal Lawson-- he broke the big bank,(the PYL board)you know.moreless
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