SP had pretty recognizable celebs still for today as well as the time it took place in originally. Don't see how the two shows vary that much in that department. When they didn't have veterans to the show on like Betty, Liz, etc., they got stars from shows and such from the time period. Like any other game show that used celebs.
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I just saw a commercial for an episode of The $25,000 Pyramid a minute ago on GSN. It said that the episodes were never seen before on GSN, and had The $25K icon coming up out of a brown box. A pretty good advertisement I have to say
Now, I am going to watch my DVR for 25 K......really, REALLY appreciate this from Mr Goldhill..
This morning, after watching highlights of the Phillies' win from last night, I turned on GSN in time to see the bonus round, and while I realize that the contestants may be somewhat nervous up there, the man never should have taken 20 seconds to figure out "Quintuplets" from the Dionne clue. Maybe his tie was too tight and cut off circulation to the brain -- just like any politician.
Looking forward to next week to get some Bill Cullen fix on P+.
But they also had Broadway stars appear (including Rosie O'Donnell and Neil Patrick Harris who both played "Regis Password" but not together) Food Network chefs (including both "Iron Chef America" regulars Bobby Flay and current co-host of ABC's "The Chew": Mario Batali, a pre-diabetic Paula Deen, and Rachael Ray before she had her own talk show, magazine, cookware, you name it!) NASCAR drivers (including Tony Stewart, the current defending Sprint Cup champion (which he also was at the time of the taping of the episode, before he formed his own team Stewart/Haas) and back when he drove the #20 Home Depot Pontiac (now a Toyota driven by Joey Logano) for Joe Gibbs, 2010 Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 winner Jamie McMurray, driving the car that Juan Pablo Montoya currently drives (the #42 Target Chevrolet) of what is now (what was then just Chip Ganassi) Earnhardt/Ganassi Racing, where Jamie currently drives the #1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield (who drove for what is now known as Richard Petty Motorsports, after Petty Enterprises merged with Evernham Motorsports (which Mayfield drove the #19) and Christian Fittipaldi who also appeared at the time drove Petty's iconic #43 car (sponsored then by Cheerios) which is now driven by Aric Almirola (featuring four different sponsors, including STP) who started on the pole for this past Sunday's Coca-Cola 600) plus 2009 and 2012 Daytona 500 winning driver Matt Kenseth, ironically the last champion to win when it was the Winston Cup (clinching it a few weeks before the episode aired) and 2008 Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch when he drove for what is now known as Roush/Fenway Racing, who would ironically be the first one to win the Nextel Cup under the original Chase format (beating future 5-time (and possibly more) Jimmie Johnson in 2004) before it got changed.
There were also some classic TV stars including some who played the original Dick Clark run, sports stars, television judges, music personalities, then and future game show hosts including "The Singing Bee" host Melissa Peterman (Barbra Jean on "Reba", then on her own show on CMT) "Family Feud" ex-host John O'Hurley, current "Newlywed Game" and "The View" host Sherri Shepherd, "Starface" host Danny Bonaduce, "Friend Or Foe" host Kennedy, "WinTuition" host Marc Summers, "Camouflage" host Roger Lodge, "Merv Griffin's Crosswords" host Ty Treadway, Paige Davis, Kathy Najimy and Ricki Lake from "Game Show Marathon", "GSN Live" short-run host Kelly Packard and others, I think. Also "Celebrity Apprentice" fired celebrities Lisa Rinna, Star Jones (before her weight loss, before becoming a "Today Professional", and before she pressed the button with NeNe Leakes in the famous tirade) Debbie (Deborah) Gibson (I think she had a rivalry with Teresa Giudice this past season) Penn Jillette, first runner-up Trace Adkins, there probably are more, I'm not sure, but there were also "Dancing With The Stars" contenders, "Biggest Loser" host Allison Sweeney, and a mix of stars from television shows at the time ("Scrubs", "Yes, Dear", "The King Of Queens", "According To Jim", "The Sopranos", "Mad TV", etc.) and stars on current shows ("Mike & Molly", "Harry's Law", "How I Met Your Mother", etc.) among the many celebrities that appeared on the Osmond "Pyramid".