Friday, July 29, 2016

BUZZR To Air Michael Larson Episodes of “Press Your Luck” July 31 and August 6

Game show fans will be in for a special treat this weekend as the network will be airing the rarely rerun episodes of Michael Larson on Press Your Luck. BUZZR will be airing the iconic episodes that left everyone watching in a shock and awe on Sunday July 31 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm ET. To quote most As-seen-on-TV commercials, “but wait – there’s more!” BUZZR will also be airing episodes featuring other contestants racking up massive one-day totals from 9:00pm-11:00pm and 12:00am-2:00am ET. The three-hour event will re-air on Saturday August 6 beginning at 8:00pm and 11:00pm  ET and will include BUZZR Bonus Bites of trivia to provide additional insight into Larson’s incredible moment. 

Touted as one of the more controversial moments in game show history, Larson, an ice cream truck driver, studied the patterns of the Big Board by replaying episodes on his VCR in his home in Ohio. Once he qualified to compete as a contestant on the high-stakes/high-risk game show, Larson proceeded to exploit the flaw in the repetitious sequence of the game board (after a slightly rocky start in the first round) and become the biggest one-day and all-time winner in the short history of Press Your Luck with his $110,237 windfall. GSN reran the episode along with the unaired footage edited out for the original CBS broadcast in 2003 as a part of the network’s documentary, Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal, and once more in 2006 during GSN’s summer countdown series, The 50 Greatest Game Shows of All Time hosted by Bil Dwyer

Stay tuned for special Press Your Luck episodes this weekend and next Saturday on BUZZR.

Sources: BUZZR via Facebook, YouTube

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