Author Topic: A list of the most memorable contestants/biggest winners for game shows  (Read 915 times)

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Offline Superballer

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Let's not also forget Esther the Bull, reacting to winning Double Prices by essentially pinning Bob against Door #1 with her head.  Agree with Pauline the wild Samoan as well ("NOOOOOOOO, no, no, no, no, no, NOOOOOOOOOOOO, no, no, no, no, no, no!!!") 

Among other shows, let's not leave out Jacqui Caulkin completely killing it for the then-5 day limit on Scrabble, raking in over $33,000 (I believe the self-contained format record) and setting the 4-word Sprint round record for time. 

Of those who went all the way on Sale of the Century--either those who earned enough to win every prize on the scale or cleared every prize off the Winner's Board plus the $50,000 grand prize jackpot--who do you feel did so the most impressively? 

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Of those who went all the way on Sale of the Century--either those who earned enough to win every prize on the scale or cleared every prize off the Winner's Board plus the $50,000 grand prize jackpot--who do you feel did so the most impressively?
For me, a toss-up between either Mort Kamins (not only did he win the lot, he also won the 1983 Tournament of Champions) or Alice Conkright (passed up every single instant bargain offered to her, en route to winning the Lot in only six shows, a record for doing so on the nighttime series).

Also, special mention should go to Rani White, the only player to win the $50,000 grand prize offered in the Winner's Big Money Game (perhaps one of the most brutally hard end games in game show history), in May 1988.