Supermarket Sweep

ABC (ended 2003)


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Supermarket Sweep

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"Hey, the next time you're at the checkout counter and you hear the beep, think of all the fun you can have on, Supermarket Sweep! Following many years of waiting in the check out lines at local supermarkets Al Howard, with his wife, Alice, wondered what it would be like if just once the manager came to him and asked, "How would you like to run wild through the market and grab everything you can get your hands on and it won't cost you a cent!?" The idea of Supermarket Sweep was born. But, Al realized that he needed more than just 'running through a market' to make a successful game show, so he came up with other features, all relating to products we typically find in a market. Than he took his new show to ABC-TV and soon the show was viewed all across America, five days-a-week at 11 a.m. Eventually, Sweep went off ABC-TV but over the years, the TV audience never forgot the show that looked entirely different from any other game show. After all, what other show allows you to grab a supermarket shopping cart and act out your fantasy! Lifetime TV put the show back on in 1990. This time, Al created an exciting new element: the "Bonus Round." $5000 in cash was hidden somewhere in the market and a contestant team was given 60 seconds to find it. They had to solve 3 clues in that amount of time and if they did, their reward was the $5000 in cash! Have contestants been successful in finding the big money? Well, the record shows that up to this point in time, Supermarket Sweep has given away close to two million dollars in cash! (Yes, that's $2,000,000.00) The program used to be seen on PAX TV, but the show is no longer seen as of right now. But since PAX is famous for being America's "Family Network," the show is a perfect fit for them. After all, going to the supermarket is a family experience!

David Ruprecht

David Ruprecht

Host (1990-1995, 2000-2003)

Randy West

Randy West

Announcer (2000-2003)

Richard Hayes

Richard Hayes

Announcer (1966-1967)

Johnny Gilbert

Johnny Gilbert

Announcer (1990-1995, 2000)

Bill Malone

Bill Malone

Host (1965-1967)

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  • Bring this show back!!!

    Me and my husband both loved this show growing up and we both have always wanted to go on it. This show always looked like so much fun when we were kids and were so disappointed that it went off the air before we were old enough to participate. Please, please bring it back on air!!!!!!
  • 90s Game Show

    Few ep (98)
  • Love and miss this show

    I think this show should come back on and that there should be an app for it.
  • Love this SHOW!!!!

    I'm 25 and I grew up watching this show I love love love it... I always sing the catchy phrase and my partner just laughs. Put them on DVDs and I will buy.... So please bring it back!!!!!!!
  • This gave new meaning to hard core grocery shopper.

    I really loved this show when it moved from Lifetime to Pax TV. Once that happened, I was able to watch every show as long as I can remember. I tell you what, this show just gave new meaning to hard core grocery shopper, with the limited amount of time they had to get as much stuff as they can, and then the end when they had to find products with clues, and hopefully win $5000. I loved the bonuses too with the mascots for cereal and other things like that. Wow, the '90's game show era I thought was lead by this show. I really enjoyed this one episode where all 3 teams had the same amount of time to get as many products as they can in their carts before the time ran out. I wish they could bring it back, or at least show some of the re-runs once again on syndicated television.moreless
  • 10:00 pm
    48 Hours

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