|Faded Denim Productions|
Buena Vista Television
"It's Don't Forget Your Toothbrush! These people have come to our studio packed and ready to do whatever it takes to win a free vacation! Before the show is over, someone in our audience will be leaving on a trip to (insert grand prize location) or (insert humiliating location). Will it be (random audience member #1, and a fact)? Will it be (random audience member #2, and a fact)? Or will it be someone sitting in the last row? And now, here's your host, MARK CURRY!"
Don't Forget Your Toothbrush was another British format imported to America; this one was more emphasized on the game segment of the British show it originated from.
This was a new take on the Truth or Consequences idea, in which several contestants pulled from the audience received the chance to compete onstage in stunts that ranged from the humorous to the humiliating. More often than not, the players were chosen well ahead of time, as the stunts involved their friends, loved ones, or personal belongings. At the end of every show, a player was chosen to be strapped onto an huge, vertical wheel. It (and they) were spun to determine whether the contestant won the grand prize vacation. If they won, they had to leave for the airport immediately. Contestants had to come with their suitcases packed, hence the title.
Countries that did their versions of Don't Forget Your Toothbrush include:
- Belgium (Dutch language only)
- United Kingdom (country that originated the program)
Based on the British show of the same name
Sheldon Strickland (musical director)
"Hey we'll see ya next time! Same place, same time! And remember, DON'T FORGET YOUR TOOTHBRUSH!" - Mark Curry
“Some participants are briefed regarding their stunts prior to taping the show.”