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Rain Man
11-23-2005, 08:37 AM
Anyone else remember this game show? Something got me thinking about it the other day. I didn't recall that they had only female contestants, and the show concept was really absurdly dumb, but I remember really enjoying it when I was a kid.

The New Treasure Hunt (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0281473/)

In this revival of the 1956 Jan Murray-hosted quiz show, two(2) female contestants are given separate opportunities to choose one(1) of 30 boxes (Surprise Packages) onstage. Before each segment, three females are selected from the studio audience from these 10 contestants to open special boxes onstage. Two(2) are empty, but the woman contestant choosing the one with a pop-up flower boquet is given an opportunity to select a box. Each box contains a cash amount {Secret Packet} (ranging from $500 to $2,000) and an unknown item. That unknown could be a prize (a car, trip, jewelry, furniture, fur, etc.), a "klunk" (a worthless, nonsense prize) or the checks are ranging from $5000 to $25,000. The contestant can either choose to keep the cash or trade it for the contents of the box. Before the contents of the box are revealed, a series of skits are performed to make the contestant believe she chose a klunk. At the end of each show, Emile Autouri announces the box containing the $25,000 check.


Characters on the show are discussed here.

http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/andorra/57/thcharacters.html

Inspector
11-23-2005, 09:24 AM
Remember "Queen for the day"?

Whichever woman had the most pathetic story / life would win a new washer or something.

It was on for quite awhile - mainly in the 50's I think.

Rain Man
11-23-2005, 09:50 AM
I've heard of Queen for a Day but never saw it.


I have no idea how this show lasted. In retrospect, all it was was someone going on stage and picking a random gift box.