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January 1, 1962
« on: August 23, 2011, 05:04:37 PM »
The second of three recently unearthed Cullen episodes from the 1961-62 holiday season...

Bill comes out to loud applause and  wishes everyone a Happy New Year, also pointing out that the show is telecast live on the East Coast (the Christmas show was recorded a week prior).

The bargain hunters:
* - Pat DeBenedetto is the returning champion. An engineer from Kenosha WI who won $7623 in merchandise in his last appearance.

* - Judy Frank is a housewife from East Elmhurst N J.

* - Leland Brown works for the IRS and is from Upper Darby PA.

* - Jackie Way is a piano teacher from Dallas TX. She was especially pleased with her Texas Longhorns, who defeated Mississippi 12-7 in the Cotton Bowl earlier in the afternoon.

All contestants receive a gift package from the makers of Newport cigarettes (the evening's primary sponsor).

First item up for bids: A family room. The Ranch Oak collection from A. Brandt, consisting of 28 pieces made of hand-rubbed white oak. Price authority: A. Brandt Co., Ft. Worth TX.

Mr, DeBenedetto opens anywhere; minimums are $100:
(*--frozen bid; last bid buzzer follows bid in bold)

- - DeBENEDETTO - - FRANK - - - BROWN - - -  - WAY - -
.................100 ..............200 ...........300 ...............400
.................500 ..............600 ...........700 ...............800
................1000 ............1200 .........1300 .............1400
.............* 1800 .........* 1200 ......* 1300 ..........* 1400

Actual retail price: $2212.80, with Mr. DeBenedetto the winner and he hit the bonus bell. He wins a pizza oven and a full kitchen from Frigidaire and the Schyrick Corporation.
 
Next item: A trailer. The Odyssey sports trailer converts from its travel position by a pop-up procedure to full size, accomodating four people. It is furnished with water pump, refrigerator and range and is made of reinforced fiberglass. Price authority: Odyssey Trailer Company, Magnolia AR.

Mrs. Frank opens anywhere; minimums are 100:
- - DeBENEDETTO - - FRANK - - - BROWN - - -  - WAY - -
....................... ..............200 ...........300 ...............450
.................600 ..............800 ..........1000 .............1100
................1300 ............1600 ..........1700 ...........* 2100
.............* 2300 .........* 2400 .......* 2500

Actual retail price: $2540, with Mr. Brown the winner.

Bill tells viewers for tickets to the show, write to:
NBC Guest Relations
Box 13
Radio City Station
New York 19, N Y

Write six weeks in advance of when planning to visit New York to see the show.

The last look at the sweepstakes, a beaver jacket and a mink coat from Scarparelli of New York, modeled by June and Toni, is shown.

Next item: A New Year's charm bracelet. It has five mechanical charms, the first showing the new year of 1962 and the other four depicting the four seasons. Price authority: Johnston Jewelers, Waldorf Astoria, New York.

Mr. Brwon starts and it's a one-bid item:
- - DeBENEDETTO - - FRANK - - - BROWN - - -  - WAY - -
.................... ................ ...............* 725 ............*1550
............* 2500 .........* 2550

Actual retail price: $1850 with Mrs. Way the winner. And she hit the bonus bell. Mrs. Way stands to win $1962 in cash if she knows her husband well. A board of six New Year's resolutions is shown with the following:
(1)Eat my wife's food more often
(2)Won't argue over bridge game
(3)Try to get home from work on time
(4)Be home more often
(5)Take wife out more often
(6)Let her watch her TV program

Mrs. Way must pick the three resolutions her husband selected which will be denoted upon selection with a "W". The other three resolutons were selected by Mrs. Frank's husband (which would have an "F"). Mrs. Way selected resolutions 2, 3 and 6. If she gets all three right, she wins $1962. If she gets two right she wins half that and if she gets one right, it's 1/3. She selected all three resolutions her husband selected, winning her $1962 in cash.

Final item: An ice cream truck. The Jolly Roger truck comes with an amplified music box and is capable of serving banana splits and shakes at a moment's notice. It is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, fluorescent lights and storage units. Price authority: Jolly Roger Dairy, Johsnville PA.

Mrs. Way starts with the opening asked to be at least $5000; minimums are $100:

- - DeBENEDETTO - - FRANK - - - BROWN - - -  - WAY - -
..................... ..................... ................. ..............5000
................5200 .............5400 ..........6000 ..............7000
................7500 .............8000 ..........9000 ..............9200
.............* 7500 ...........* 8000 ..........9300 .............10000
.............* 7500 ...........* 8000 .........10100 .............10300
.............* 7500 ...........* 8000 .........10400 .............10500
.............* 7500 ...........* 8000 .........10600 .............10700
.............* 7500 ...........* 8000 .........10800 .............10900
.............* 7500 ...........* 8000 .........11000 ...........*10900
.............* 7500 ...........* 8000 ........*11000

Actual retail price: $12990, with Mr. Brown the winner.

Final totals:
- - DeBENEDETTO - - FRANK - - - BROWN - - -  - WAY - -
...............4671 ....................0 ..............15530 ...............3812

Mr. Brown is the big winner and returns next week to defend. Mr. DeBenedetto leaves with a two-week haul of $12994. Mrs. Frank receives a 7-piece tea set and coffee service from Michael C. Fina.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2011, 05:09:48 PM by Ccook »
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