Thursday, April 19, 2012
Things That Are Dead
I know most people remember the late great Dick Clark for American Bandstand and New Year's Rockin' Eve. But my personal favorite memory of him was hosting The $25,000 Pyramid. It was a great game show that would have you on the verge of stroking out from yelling clues at the old Radiation King.
The nightime version of the show eventually jacked the prize up to an unheard of $100,000 (if you qualified for and eventually won a tournament). You just knew if you ever made it on Pyramid as a contestant and got a halfway decent celebrity, that cool $100K was easy pickins.
But with my luck I'd get Dick Cavett or William Shatner. Credit to The Shat, he was honestly pissed when he blew it and he knows a nice imported Italian nylon shirt when he sees one...