July[edit | edit source]

Audience Polling Group June 27 to July 1, 1988: 10 Former Tax Auditors from the I.R.S.
Featured Car: Buick Skyhawk ($9,415)
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
635 7/1/1988 Monica Michael
  • Last taped show with car game using seven numbered cards and Jokers in the Money Cards deck.
  • Monica defeats Michael, wins $2,200 on the Money Cards plus a new car on the last playing of the original car game! (total: $19,015)
  • New match between Monica and Kristin begins afterwards.

NOTE: This is the week where the Range Board car game is launched. This version of the car game is played similar to the "Judge the Jury" round on the 1979 series Mindreaders, with a scale of numbers 0 to 10. Contestant places blue diamond on number s/he believes is right.

To accompany its launch, Gene Wood's opening spiel is changed to "Answer just one question, and you can win this sporty jeep (or truck)/beautiful car." Such opening spiel would be modified again early in August.

Audience Polling Group July 4 to 8, 1988: 10 Celebrity Mothers
Featured Car: TBA
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
636 7/4/1988 Monica Kristin
  • Gene Wood's opening spiel is changed to "Answer just one question, and you can win this beautiful car". This would be used until early in August 1988.
  • First show with Version 2.0 of the car game, with the Range Board.
  • Kristin defeats Monica, and wins $#,### on the Money Cards, and is the first contestant to play the range board car game. Kristin does not win the car.
  • New challenger Dan (a.k.a. Dan Dan the Muffin Man) is Kristin's opponent in a new match. Dan may be the only contestant in the series to wear a baseball cap on the set.
  • There are no educated guess questions in this episode.
637 7/5/1988 Kristin Dan
  • Kristin vs. Dan match continues.
  • Dan defeats Kristin.
638 7/6/1988 Dan Nancy
639 7/7/1988 Nancy Ernie
640 7/8/1988 Ernie Denise

Young People's Week XIII runs from July 11 to 15, 1988.

NOTE: Although one week of the Range Board car game was aired the week before, the bonus game with the seven numbered cards make their final appearance this week, because this week of episodes was taped before the first episodes with the Range Board. Source: Ryan Gagne.

Audience Polling Group July 11 to 15, 1988: 10 Owners of Pet Pigs
Featured Car: TBA
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
641 7/11/1988 Clayton Lori
642 7/12/1988 James Lackey
643 7/13/1988
644 7/14/1988
645 7/15/1988
  • Last CBS-aired show to feature the car game using the seven numbered cards and Jokers in the Money Cards deck.

The adults return on July 18, 1988, and the Range Board car game is played from this point forward.

Audience Polling Group July 18 to 22, 1988: TBA
Featured Car: TBA
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
646 7/18/1988
647 7/19/1988
648 7/20/1988
649 7/21/1988
650 7/22/1988
Audience Polling Group July 25 to 29, 1988: 10 Identical Twins
Featured Car: Nissan Sentra ($7,449)
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
651 7/25/1988
652 7/26/1988
653 7/27/1988 Probe Probe plays the Money Cards at the start of the show.
654 7/28/1988 Probe Melinda Four audience polling questions were asked in this episode.
655 7/29/1988 Melinda Barbara Melinda defeats Barbara and wins $4,200 on the Money Cards, plus wins the car (total $21,849)

August[edit | edit source]

Sometime in August, Lacey would leave the show to go on maternity leave. Lacey's son, Travis, was born sometime in August. After Lacey left, a different guest model would accompany Suzanna each week until Lacey returned in December.

Also, sometime this week, Gene Wood's opening spiel would be changed one final time to "You can win this sporty jeep (or truck)/beautiful car with just one answer.", which would be used from this point forward.

Audience Polling Group August 1 to 5, 1988: 10 Top Guns?
Featured Car: TBA
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
656 8/1/1988 Melinda Doug
657 8/2/1988 Doug Clara Show starts at the Money Cards.
658 8/3/1988 Clara When the champion plays the car game, she leaves the marker on the default 5, and wins the car.
659 8/4/1988
660 8/5/1988 Mark Frances It is believed that this may be Lacey's last episode before her maternity leave.

Charlie O'Donnell fills in for Gene Wood for at least the next ten shows.

Audience Polling Group August 8 to 12, 1988: 10 Female Bodybuilders
Featured Car: TBA
Guest model: Kyle Aletter
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
661 8/8/1988 Mark Cathy
662 8/9/1988 Cathy Tim
663 8/10/1988 Candace Candace plays the Money Cards at the start of the show.
664 8/11/1988 Juliana George
665 8/12/1988 Juliana Julie One of the audience poll members, Lisa, claimed she would beat Bob at arm wrestling. Bob challenged and beat her! Lisa would later become Zap on American Gladiators.
Audience Polling Group August 15 to 19, 1988: TBA
Featured Car: TBA
Guest model: Leila Rashad
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
666 8/15/1988 Julie Steve
667 8/16/1988 Steve Becky
668 8/17/1988 Becky
669 8/18/1988
670 8/19/1988
Audience Polling Group August 22 to 26, 1988: TBA
Featured Car: TBA
Guest model: Kyle Aletter
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
671 8/22/1988
672 8/23/1988 Zovinar Show starts with Zovinar at the Money Cards.
673 8/24/1988 Zovinar Elizabeth Elizabeth defeats Zovinar.
674 8/25/1988 Elizabeth Alex Alex defeats Elizabeth.
675 8/26/1988 Alex Leslie Alex defeats Leslie.
Audience Polling Group August 29 to September 2, 1988: 10 Private Eyes
Featured Car: TBA
Guest model: Theresa Rein
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
676 8/29/1988 Alex Debbie
677 8/30/1988 Alex Michele
678 8/31/1988 Marilyn Gonah

September[edit | edit source]

Audience Polling Group August 29 to September 2, 1988: 10 Private Eyes
Featured Car: TBA
Guest model: Theresa Rein
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
679 9/1/1988 Marilyn Dave
680 9/2/1988 Marilyn Ron
Audience Polling Group September 5 to 9, 1988: TBA
Featured Car: TBA
Guest model: Kathy Cargas
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
681 9/5/1988 Ron Sarahbeth
682 9/6/1988 Ron Badiene
683 9/7/1988 Badiene Jesse
684 9/8/1988 Badiene Jeff
685 9/9/1988 Jeff Norma
Audience Polling Group September 12 to 16, 1988: TBA
Featured Car: TBA
Guest model: Theresa Eubanks (Bob's daughter)
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
686 9/12/1988 Jeff Mary
687 9/13/1988 Mary Debbie
688 9/14/1988 Mary Grace
689 9/15/1988 Grace Gary
690 9/16/1988 Grace Pat

Johnny Gilbert, longtime anmouncer for Jeopardy!, announces at least the next ten shows.

Audience Polling Group September 19 to 23, 1988: TBA
Featured Car: TBA
Guest model: Cynthia (last name unknoen)
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
691 9/19/1988 Grace Grace plays the Money Cards to kick off a new week.
692 9/20/1988 Grace Tracey It is believed that Grace retired as a five-time champion.
693 9/21/1988 Julio Estelle
694 9/22/1988 Julio Diana
695 9/23/1988 Diane Luther
Audience Polling Group September 26 to 30, 1988: 10 Male Escorts
Featured Car: Toyota Tercel
Guest model: Barbara Vaughn
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
696 9/26/1988 Luther Norma
697 9/27/1988 Luther Joleen
698 9/28/1988 Joleen Gene
699 9/29/1988 Joleen Nancy
700 9/30/1988 Joleen Daniel

October[edit | edit source]

Audience Polling Group October 3 to 7, 1988: 10 Nurses
Featured Car: TBA
Guest model: Debbe Dunning (Heidi the Tool Time Girl on Home Improvement)
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
701 10/3/1988 Joleen Lorraine It is believed that Joleen retired as a five-time champion.
702 10/4/1988 Earl Earl plays the range board at the start of the show.
703 10/5/1988 Rozella Rozella plays the Money Cards at the start of the show.
704 10/6/1988 Rozella Rozella plays the range board at the start of the show.
705 10/7/1988 Keith

NOTE: The audience polling group for October 10 to 14, 1988 was referred to by Bob as "stuntmen", but then realized there was a female in the group. Bob's term is no longer acceptable in this day and age, and therefore this guide will use the term "stuntpersons" to describe the audience polling group.

Audience Polling Group October 10 to 14, 1988: 10 Stuntpersons from Stunts Unlimited
Featured Car: TBA
Guest model: Shirley Williams (Suzanna's sister)
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
706 10/10/1988 Keith Eileen Despite a lengthy match, the champion manages to play the Money Cards in the final segment just before Bob signs off.
707 10/11/1988 Keith Show starts off with Keith at the range board.
708 10/12/1988
709 10/13/1988
710 10/14/1988 Beree Deborah
Audience Polling Group October 17 to 21, 1988: TBA
Featured Car: TBA
Guest model: TBA
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
711 10/17/1988 Beree Natasha
712 10/18/1988 Natasha Rick
713 10/19/1988 Rick Juana
714 10/20/1988 Rick Rick plays the range board at the start of the show.
715 10/21/1988 Rick Charlie Another rare march involving two male contestants.
Audience Polling Group October 24 to 28, 1988: TBA
Featured Car: TBA
Guest model: TBA
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
716 10/24/1988 Rick Trudy
717 10/25/1988
718 10/26/1988
719 10/27/1988
720 10/28/1988
Audience Polling Group October 31 to November 4, 1988: TBA
Featured Car: TBA
Guest model: TBA
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
721 10/31/1988 There were Halloween references in this episode.

November[edit | edit source]

NOTE: Ep. 722 (originally aired on CBS on November 1, 1988) has never been shown on GSN since its inception. There is rumor it was originally intended to air on GSN early in 2005, but may have been pre-empted due to a Johnny Carson tribute, which I am pretty sure such tribute aired on a Saturday, and I definitely remember seeing the Halloween episode (Ep. 721) on a Sunday in early 2005.

Audience Polling Group October 31 to November 4, 1988: TBA
Featured Car: TBA
Guest Model: TBA
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
722 11/1/1988
723 11/2/1988
724 11/3/1988
725 11/4/1988
Audience Polling Group November 7 to 11, 1988: TBA
Featured Car: TBA
Guest Model: TBA
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
726 11/7/1988
727 11/8/1988
728 11/9/1988
729 11/10/1988
730 11/11/1988
Audience Polling Group November 14 to 18, 1988: 10 Senior Olympic Athletes
Featured Car: Jeep Comanchi Pioneer Pickup Truck
Guest Model: Christine
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
731 11/14/1988
732 11/15/1988 Butch becomes the new champion at the end of this episode.
733 11/16/1988 Butch Loretta
  • Show starts with Butch winning $5,700 on the Money Cards, but does not win the truck. (total: $5,900)
  • Loretta is Butch's new challenger.
  • Loretta defeats Butch, wins $7,600 on her first trip to the Money Cards, and will play for the truck at the start of the next show.
734 11/17/1988 Loretta Show starts with Loretta playing for the truck.
735 11/18/1988 Loretta Al
  • Bob mentions at the start of the show that Loretta previously won $16,729, implying she won the truck on the last episode based on the total.
  • Show starts off at the tiebreaker.
  • Loretta defeats Al, wins another $3,550 on the Money Cards, and wins an extra $500 on the car game for missing the answer by one. (total: $20,879)
  • Tom Fudge is Loretta's new challenger, but the match continues in progress on November 28.

NOTE: No show aired on November 24 and 25, 1988 due to Thanksgiving weekend.

It is rumored that Young People's Week XIV aired from November 21 to 23, 1988.

Charlie O'Donnell fills in for Gene Wood this week.

Audience Polling Group November 21 to 23, 1988: Married Women Who Own Dogs
Featured Car: TBA
Guest Model: Caroline Ludnik (?)
Ep. #|- CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
736 11/21/1988 Cory Duffy
  • Cory vs. Duffy match continues in progress.
  • Cory is a female.
  • Cory defeats Duffy, wins $5,000+ on her Money Cards, and wins a trip to Hawaii!
  • New match with Heather and Andy begins. Heather sings for Bob!
  • Aside from the car game, three audience poll questions were asked plus an educated guess question about dogs.
737 11/22/1988
738 11/23/1988

Assuming that Young People's Week aired from November 21 to 23, the adults return on November 28, 1988?

Audience Polling Group November 28 to December 2, 1988: 10 Mail Order Brides
Featured Car: Toyota 4-Wheel Drive Truck ($13,268)
Guest Model: Lisa Coles
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
739 11/28/1988 Loretta Tom We know that the Loretta vs. Tom match continues at the start of the show.
740 11/29/1988 Sue became the new champion at the end of this episode.
741 11/30/1988 Sue Al
  • Show starts with Sue playing the Money Cards, where she wins $3,750, and wins the truck afterwards! (total: $17,218)
  • Al is Sue's new challenger.
  • Sue defeats Al, and wins another $2,800 on the Money Cards, but no truck. (total: $20,218)

December[edit | edit source]

Audience Polling Group November 28 to December 2, 1988: TBA
Featured Car: Toyota 4-Wheel Drive Truck ($13,268)
Guest Model: Lisa Coles
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
742 12/1/1988
743 12/2/1988

December 5 to 9, 1988 is the final week of guest models filling in for Lacey.

Audience Polling Group December 5 to 9, 1988: 10 Ex-Convicts (they never got applause)
Featured Car: TBA
Guest Model: Karen Thomas (hostess from The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime during Season 2)
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
744 12/5/1988
745 12/6/1988
746 12/7/1988
747 12/8/1988
748 12/9/1988 Andrew Terri
  • Last show with guest models filling in for Lacey.
  • Terri is the only contestant who is hearing impaired.
Audience Polling Group December 12 to 16, 1988: 10 Las Vegas Showgirls from the Tropicana
Featured car: Nissan Sentra ($x,xxx)
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
749 12/12/1988 Andrew Suzy Lacey Pemberton returns from her maternity leave!
750 12/13/1988 Andrew Deb Andrew busts on the Money Cards at the start of the show.
751 12/14/1988 Deb Boaz
752 12/15/1988 Boaz Buffy
753 12/16/1988 Buffy Molly
  • Buffy vs. Molly match continues, with Buffy prevailing in the Tiebreaker after Molly loses on a double King!!
  • Buffy wins $1,600 in the Money Cards, but no car; however, she wins another $500 by being one away from the correct answer. (Total: $8,400)
  • Buffy vs. Anita match gets underway.
Audience Polling Group December 19 to 23, 1988: 10 Bachelors Over Age 65
Featured car: Toyota Pickup ($x,xxx)
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
754 12/19/1988 Buffy Anita
  • Christmas decorations are prevalent until 12/23.
  • A question was asked of 100 department store Santas.
  • Anita defeats Buffy.
755 12/20/1988 Anita Andy
  • Andy Devine's real name is Richard, but prefers to be called Andy.
  • Andy laughs after Anita goofs on gameplay. Karma gets to him after he goofs in return.
756 12/21/1988 Andy Adrienne
  • Andy wins $3,250, but no car. (Total: $4,475)
  • When Bob asked Adrienne who Don Johnson was, she mentioned it was the guy who had a new song with Barbra Streisand. The song in question is "Till I Loved You".
757 12/22/1988 Andy Becky
758 12/23/1988 Andy Carla
Audience Polling Group December 26 to 30, 1988: Identical Twins
Featured Car: Ford Probe ($10,939)
Ep. # CBS Airdate Red Player
(Champ)
Blue Player
(Challenger)
Notes
759 12/26/1988 Carla
760 12/27/1988 Carla Jo
  • Show starts with a new match between Carla & Jo.
  • Jo shuts out Carla, who leaves with $25,339 in cash and prizes; but Jo has bad luck in the Money Cards, as she bets $3,100 on a 3, only to come up with a deuce and bust! Talk about bad luck indeed!
761 12/28/1988 Jo Debbie
762 12/29/1988 Jo Andre
  • Show starts with a new match between Jo & Andre.
  • Jo gets $100 from an Audience Survey question in Game 2, and shuts out Andre.
  • Jo's luck changes in the Money Cards, as she wins $450, for a total of $4,650 in cash, then wins a car! (Total: $15,589}
  • Rici is Jo's new challenger.
763 12/30/1988 Jo Rici Last show of 1988.

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