Solved by Patricia right away. Pretty incredible for her and only a sign of things to come.
Cash word suspect
Lori couldn't remember much less think of the name of the place. Thankfully, her partner
artichoke stumped the contestants
astroturf was easy for Pat once he said Astrodome.
Gloria luckily guessed this one just out of the blue.
Doodle was unsaid
Firecracker (blown because Gloria said Fourth of July as a clue)
Mary Rose Callopy is from Costa Mesa, California and married to a man named Bill. They have two kids named Billy and Amanda. She would unfortunately be the very first contesant on this show to win nothing.
Password has always been one of the classics of the game show genre. Allen Ludden played the intellectual aspect to the hilt. After the (sadly permanent) passing of the original Password, in 1975, NBC elected to bring it back in 1979 but as "Password Plus" and retained Ludden as host. This version used the password as clues to a puzzle which the contestants (or their celebrity parter) had to guess to win the money and eventually the game. The mood was more playful, to which the quick witted Ludden usually played into but at times seemed frustrated that there was too much nonsense. Sadly, Ludden passed away and the show was never quite the same with replacements Bill Cullen and Tom Kennedy. In 1982, the show was cancelled.
Two years later, NBC again resurrected the Password franchise as "Super Password." This time veteren Bert Convy ("Tattletales", "Win, Lose or Draw") was tapped as host. As much as Ludden was Password, Convy was Super Password. His on stage demeanor was just the playful touch that this less intellectual game needed. He often seemed bumbling and many times he would unintentionally give away the answer. This may have been frustrating to the crew, celebrities and contestents but was a riot to those of us watching.
The premise of Super was the same as Plus: guess passwords to get the clues to the puzzle and solve the puzzle to win the round. In this version each game consisted of $100, $200, $300, and $400 rounds. Contestents would switch partners after the $200 round. The first contestant to $500 won the game and went on to play for a graduated jackpot which started at $5000 (later years it started at $10000) and went up by $5000 every time it was not won. This version also added the "Cashword" which was usually a more difficult word presented to the winner of the $200 puzzle. Guess it and win an extra $1000 graduated jackpot. Another much need rule change from Plus, thank goodness, opposites were again allowed for clues.
The celebrities came from various backgrounds, some very well know and others that most people have never heard of but are obviously there to promote themselves or their work. How else would you explain the then unknown Pat Sajak. Classic episodes include appearances by veteren funny men Tom Poston and Dick Martin.
This show is certainly worth the time to watch it. Thank you GSN for keeping it on the air.
Super Pssword is an excellent game show, that has a unique idea behind it. I enjoy the way the game is played, and they made like three different versions of it. Super Password I think is one of the best because it really makes you think, and it's very fun to play along with. I feel this game show is somewhat underated because I never hear anything about, and I'm surprised, but happy, that they still air the show on the Game Show Network. Either way, i hope it says on the Game Show Network, because it very fun, and a joy to watch compared to some of the others on the channel.
Look for this on the game show network. If this is a show that you do not normally watch and you are sitting at home with nothing to do, you are going to wish you had it on tape. Having it "on tape" had become the generic term for recorded programs. Today you are more likely to have the show on Tivo or DVR than VHS, or god forbid Beta!! It is kind of like how a lot of people still call CD's "records" or "albums." Anyway, back to the show. This is the type of show that is really pretty good if you would just give it a chance. So on those cold, lonely, rainy days, pop in your tape or DVR or whatever if you were smart enough to tape it. If not, check to see if it is on as a re-run. After all, as they say, if you have never seen it, it is new to you.
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