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Soap Stars on Game Shows ( Why don't they do that anymore?)


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So, I was watching some old clips of soap stars Competeing on Family Feud and stuff, and it struck me that it has beem forever that they have done stuff like that. I wanted to know if anyone knows why any current game show does not let soap stars guess star and play anymore? I think the last time they did somthing like that was when they had the Naughty and Nice soap stars on Family Feud back in 2005, and perhaps when Melody Thomas Scott was on a gameshow that had to do with Cards (the name is escaping me at the moment) that Jackie Zeman also appeared on about 1 or 2 years ago, but yeah, is it because soaps are just not popular anymore? (which is probably why anyway) whatever reason it is, i wish they would start doing that again. I would love them to have a family feud soap special again, where the soaps compete against each other and stuff.

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I would like that too, but mostly the older stars because so many of the younger ones try so hard to be clever and they get on my nerves. I would love to see Susan Lucci and Eric Braedan lead their shows' teams on Win, Lose or Draw. :wub:

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I would like that too, but mostly the older stars because so many of the younger ones try so hard to be clever and they get on my nerves. I would love to see Susan Lucci and Eric Braedan lead their shows' teams on Win, Lose or Draw. :wub:

Yeah i agree, It would have to be the vets competeting, not that the younger stars shouldn't be on them, its just that the vets give more of a familiar vibe to the audience i guess, so I defenitely agree. It would be nice to see Melody Thomas Scott on a new version of "Pyradmid" since she was always a known regular back in the day.or Doug Davidson and John McCook leading their teams on a new family feud challenge.

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I don't know why they don't go on game shows. I guess it's down to a lot of networks not having game shows where celebrities are involved. The only one is Password which was back on CBS briefly in 2009. I would have liked a few soap stars on there, especially since they certainly dredged up a lot of nobodies, with a few exceptions like Betty White.

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As cheap as they keep telling us game shows are, why didn't SoapNet do one when they had the chance? So many folks here could rock out on a Soap Opera Jeopardy! show and imagine Celeb Soap Opera Jeopardy!, how fun would that be (seeing some of the vets who've appeared on more than one show, the newbies who embarrassingly know nothing...).

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As cheap as they keep telling us game shows are, why didn't SoapNet do one when they had the chance? So many folks here could rock out on a Soap Opera Jeopardy! show and imagine Celeb Soap Opera Jeopardy!, how fun would that be (seeing some of the vets who've appeared on more than one show, the newbies who embarrassingly know nothing...).

I don't think there's enough content to sustain a soap opera type Jeopardy show. Incidentally, La Lucci was on Celebrity Jeopardy. :wub:

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One of the main reasons why I've been so gung ho about getting Pyramid back on the air is because of the possibility of having soap stars compete on game shows again. The last run of the show with Donny had several soap stars on (I think they even had soap-themed weeks). You can find lots of clips on YouTube with people like Lowder (who was REALLY good) and Rowell.

I always like it when random 70s/80s soap stars pop up on Match Game and Pyramid reruns because it allows you to get a little glimpse of what the stars are really like. We don't really have an outlet anymore for that type of thing, except for maybe Twitter/Facebook and the various radio shows that air online.

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One of the main reasons why I've been so gung ho about getting Pyramid back on the air is because of the possibility of having soap stars compete on game shows again. The last run of the show with Donny had several soap stars on (I think they even had soap-themed weeks). You can find lots of clips on YouTube with people like Lowder (who was REALLY good) and Rowell.

I always like it when random 70s/80s soap stars pop up on Match Game and Pyramid reruns because it allows you to get a little glimpse of what the stars are really like. We don't really have an outlet anymore for that type of thing, except for maybe Twitter/Facebook and the various radio shows that air online.

I agree, I would love to see pyramid back, with the soap stars playing on it. Melody Thomas Scott was a beast when it came to that game, and Peter Bergman (though not as good as Melody) seemed decent as well.

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You have to remember, the cast of GH on Family Feud circa 1982 had 10 million people watching them or something like that. Nobody on earth ever heard of Maurice Benard or Steve Burton, so unless they are bringing on James Franco and Adrienne Barbeau vs David Hasselhoff and Sean Young, featuring these people will be a total dud.

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You have to remember, the cast of GH on Family Feud circa 1982 had 10 million people watching them or something like that. Nobody on earth ever heard of Maurice Benard or Steve Burton, so unless they are bringing on James Franco and Adrienne Barbeau vs David Hasselhoff and Sean Young, featuring these people will be a total dud.

Most of the celebrities who go on game shows aren't exactly household names. My guess is Benard and Burton probably have more of a following. Actually I'd say they are probably better known than Franco, Barbeau, or Sean Young.

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Yeah, frankly, what's the big difference between a soap star folks may be unfamiliar with and an average Joe off the street? It's just a little extra fun and incentive for the folks who do happen to watch the stories too. I grew up in the '80s and I remember a seeing soap stars on the game shows (there were so many more!), though they were hardly ever from the only soap I really knew which was AMC. I recognized faces from the CBS lineup that my grandmother watched. The world seemed a little smaller back then and you probably didn't have to jump through hoops and plotz over scheduling nightmares just to get a soap star to mosey on down the hall and crank out a week's worth of game show appearances. ^_^

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I don't think there's enough content to sustain a soap opera type Jeopardy show. Incidentally, La Lucci was on Celebrity Jeopardy. :wub:

I remember, and I was scared for her. :D She did pretty well though.

Fine, so then we're back to Win, Lose or Draw with soap-related clues. Ha, can't you imagine Linda Dano freakin' out and being all handsy with the markers? :lol:

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Even back then soap stars were probably better known than a lot of the people on game shows -- a lot of people BECAME famous by going on game shows as comic panelists. That doesn't take away from their abilities.

These days, the few game shows which feature celebrities on a regular basis often cast people who haven't done much in years.

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Even back then soap stars were probably better known than a lot of the people on game shows -- a lot of people BECAME famous by going on game shows as comic panelists. That doesn't take away from their abilities.

These days, the few game shows which feature celebrities on a regular basis often cast people who haven't done much in years.

You just summed up the entire career of Joyce Bulifant!

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