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(Detroit Free Press)   Local 1970s game show "Bowling for Dollars" being revived. How can this not be awesome?   ( divider line
    More: Cool, Bowling for Dollars, Bob Allison, Detroit TV, game shows, Allen Park, local programming  
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2013-04-27 08:04:53 AM  

/seriously? i'm the first?
2013-04-27 09:19:00 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: OH MY GOD!  THAT BOWLING BALL.... IT'S MY WIFE!!!

/seriously? i'm the first?


katzrc: No anchovies, please

2013-04-27 09:55:19 AM  
The "UHF" references make sense, since this is Detroit's version of U-62 we're talking about (WADL-TV, whose narcissistic owner likes to "disgorge remnants" of mistakes he's made).
2013-04-27 10:30:14 AM  

Awwwwwww hell yeah
2013-04-27 11:03:57 AM  
That show was everywhere. In Quebec, it was called "L'heure des quilles"
2013-04-27 11:22:49 AM  
My mom was on Bowling For Dollars way back when.
2013-04-27 11:26:33 AM  
Came here for Chris Hardwick's All-Star Celebrity Bowling, leaving satisfied.

It's quite an empire that he's developing.
2013-04-27 02:12:37 PM  
Oh my god, that's no bowling ball, that's MY WIFE!

\\ good times
\ no anchovies please
2013-04-27 03:52:37 PM  

Ed Becker: Up into the early '90's, IIRC, there was bowling on TV 7 days a week here in Milwaukee.  6 of those days were locally produced.

M-F had The Bowling Game.  It featured 2 local league teams going head to head playing the last four frames.  There were randomly placed prizes behind frames on the scoreboard, a jackpot that could be won if the player got a strike when the striped pin was in the headpin position, if a bowler failed to mark they got bowling lessons and a bunch of other fun, goofy shiat.  One of the things I thought was cool about TFA was they're bringing in the old host to do that show.  That couldn't be done with TBG as one of the hosts, Lee Rothman died some time back.  The other host, Tom Kohl was married to a cousin for a while.

Saturday was the PBA Tour on ABC.

Sunday was Bowling with the Champs produced by the local NBC affiliate.  They would have tournaments to set the field for the season.  The format was two bowlers head to head for a three game series with an occasional use of the format that the PBA used.

This may be the best Milwaukee-related post ever.  Hank Stoddard, I believe, hosted Bowling with the Champs.  My Dad and his team were on The Bowling Game once and when I was but a wee lad, my Mom made little flashcards of different scenarios I could try and knock down with my toy pins while they watched the show.

If this were to come back on Milwaukee TV, I would set my DVR appropriately.
2013-04-27 09:08:57 PM  
I just watched 'Oh Sit' a farking game show based on musical chairs...
This is a thing now.
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
2013-04-28 04:44:31 AM  

Pfighting Polish: Hank Stoddard, I believe, hosted Bowling with the Champs.

Correct.  Saw him once between tapings on a Saturday morning talking with some hot girl young enough to be almost his granddaughter while enjoying a smoke and an adult beverage from the announce position.  Hank rocked.

They tried to revive the show for a bit, maybe even on channel 58 from South Park but it didn't float.

/the dance floor and the sides of the bar at the bar I work at are from the old Red Carpet Celebrity.
2013-04-28 09:20:14 AM  
And no mention of Nick Perry.
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