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This is the episode guide for the game show Press Your Luck that covers the calendar year of 1984. Press Your Luck's ratings started its peak period sometime in 1984. The ratings may have boosted because of an incredible contestant named Michael Larson who would memorize the light pattern and end up winning $100,000+, thus leading to more affiliates gaining an interest in the show causing viewership to rise dramatically by the fall of 1984. Shortly after Larson's feat, the board would have more patterns added so no one (not even the home and studio audiences) would know where the light would go next.

And so, folks, we enter 1984...

NOTE: No episode aired on 1/2/84 due to live coverage of the Rose Bowl & Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA, since New Year's Day was on Sunday in 1984.

Ep. # CBS airdate Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Show total Running total Notable moments
075 1/3 Casey Linda Tom $12,745 $12,745
  • Three new players to kick off 1984.
  • Prize rotations updated; Peter also mentions for the first time that one prize is worth more than $5,000 in Round 2. This prize is the car, now with an increased value, as Peter also hit a car during his game demonstration spin early in the show, and mentioned it being over $5,000; however, it won't appear in Round 2 for several more days yet.
  • Tom becomes the first new champion of 1984.
076 1/4 Tom Vici Troy $14,600 $14,600
  • Troy later becomes a contestant on NBC's Classic Concentration in August 1988.
077 1/5 Dalene Jeff Troy $10,621 $25,221
  • One of Dalene's spins in which she hits a Whammy would be featured in a future flashback intro.
  • Troy retires undefeated. His last win would also be featured in a future flashback intro.
078 1/6 Janet Linda Frank $4,550 $4,550
  • Three new players start off the show.
  • Janet becomes the new champion.
  • Janet later becomes a contestant on the nighttime Sale of the Century in March 1985.
  • Linda later becomes a contestant on NBC's Blockbusters in January 1987.
079 1/9 Carol Ross Janet $17,324 $17,324
  • Ross defeats Janet.
080 1/10 Andy Nancy Ross $17,195 $17,195
  • Nancy defeats Ross with a big win.
  • Andy's surfing Whammy was later immortalized in a flashback intro.
081 1/11 Jeannie Nancy Gary $12,170 $29,365
  • Nancy goes over the $25,000 limit and retires undefeated.
082 1/12 Gary Melinda Rich $13,311 $13,311
  • Three new players to start the show.
  • Gary is not the same person from the last show.
  • Gary becomes the new champion.
083 1/13 Chuck Gary Dee Dee $14,300 $14,300
  • Dee Dee defeats Gary, and in so doing, wins the now $5,199-value car.
084 1/16 Gary Lisa Dee Dee $15,308 $15,308
  • Third different contestant named Gary within a week.
  • Gary defeats Dee Dee.
085 1/17 Pierre Gary Terri $6,961 $6,961
  • Episodes 085-104 were taped at Studio 43.
  • Round 2 Board Update: Whammy is seen in Square #2.
  • First appearance of Whammy Revere and Skiing Whammy.
  • Terri makes a bizarre pass that wins her the game, defeating Gary.
086 1/18 Fred Rosie Terri $12,422 $12,422
  • Rosie defeats Terri.
  • First appearance of Fang Chasing Cat and Snowblowing Whammies.
087 1/19 Will Rosie Rona $16,092 $16,092
  • Whammy in Square #2 is hit on the last spin.
  • Rona defeats Rosie.
  • First appearance of $1 Whammy Bill and Whammy Baba.
  • First time that a Whammy is hit and it's not the last spin of the game, but we don't actually "see" the animation; this would become an off-and-on occurrence, usually involving the Jackhammering Whammy (as it did here).
088 1/20 Rona Sheila Ray $17,254 $33,346
  • Rona retires undefeated.
  • First appearance of Skateboarding Whammy.
  • Second game in a row that the Square #2 Whammy is hit on the last spin, and third in a row that hitting it ultimately decides the game.
089 1/23 Beth Tom Kimberly $7,900 $7,900
  • Three new players again, and they get off to an inauspicious start by ending Round 1 in an all-zero tie, first time that happened.
  • Kimberly becomes the new champion.
090 1/24 Michael Nancy Kimberly $11,493 $19,393
  • Kimberly wins her second show.
  • Whammy moves from Square #2 back to Square #16 in Round 2, where it had been prior to December.
091 1/25 Kimberly Thomas Shelley $8,595 $27,988
  • Kimberly retires undefeated.
092 1/26 Jim Mimi Mark $21,469 $21,469
  • Three new players start off the show.
  • Mimi becomes the new champion.
093 1/27 Mimi Irene Kirk $12,639 $12,639
  • Kirk defeats Mimi.
  • During the closing credits, a disclaimer appeared mentioning that the original Round 2 didn't generate enough spins to allow for a full half-hour broadcast, so the round was re-taped.
094 1/30 Mira Kirk J.C. $7,306 $19,945
  • Kirk wins his second show.
095 1/31 Tom Terri Kirk $13,380 $33,325
  • No board updates, but prize rotations are updated, and with three prizes that would be short-lived: Brazil, Scotland and Rhine Cruise.
  • Kirk retires undefeated.
096 2/1 Jeanie Susan Mike $18,376 $18,376
  • Only time Brazil was hit, but would later be re-branded as Rio De Janeiro.
  • Susan gets $5,000 + a spin three times and is the only player to hit Scotland and win it!
  • Scotland is actually a tour for those not in the know.
  • Susan becomes the new champion.
097 2/2 Susan Naomi Alan $25,603 $43,979
  • Susan retires undefeated with the highest total at this point in the series.
098 2/3 Joyce Karl Shelley $2,600 $2,600
  • Three new players again.
  • Shelley becomes the new champion.
099 2/6 Shelley Floyd Maari $11,150 $11,150
  • Maari defeats Shelley.
  • Maari's victory win would be seen in a future flashback intro.
100 2/7 Jeff Maari Tricia $12,445 $12,445
  • 100th episode, though not mentioned on air.
  • Two more of Maari's successful spins - Sailboat and $4000 + a spin - would be seen in a future flashback intro.
  • Those would ultimately not be enough, however, as Tricia defeats Maari in surprise come-from-behind fashion.
101 2/8 Tricia Leo Peter $12,896 $12,896
  • Rhine Cruise was hit once, won, and never seen again.
  • Unusually, Tricia faces against two male opponents, possibly due to the lack of females in the contestant pool on the taping day.
  • Peter defeats Tricia.
102 2/9 Julia John Peter $14,500 $14,500
  • Julia defeats Peter with the second five-figure all-cash win inside of a week (Maari being the other).
103 2/10 Marc Julia Mindy $4,550 $4,550
104 2/13 Jesse Mindy Brenda $17,364 $17,364
105 2/14 Wendy Pam Jesse $12,389 $29,753
  • Show returns to Studio 33.
  • The yellow plunger protectors first appear and are used for the rest of the series.
  • Also, there are Valentine's Day references at the end of the show, in the form of appropriately-themed Whammy poems.
  • Pam returns due to a problem in the question round.
  • Unusually, Jesse faces against two female opponents, possibly due to the lack of males in the contestant pool on the taping day.
  • Jesse retires undefeated.
106 2/15 Virginia Jim Shelly $11,260 $11,260
  • Three new players start the show.
  • Jim swears, but not like Jim Hess.
  • Shelly becomes the new champion.
107 2/16 Dan Mary Shelly $9,536 $20,796
  • Two of the contestants' names form the author of Frankenstein.
  • Both Mary's first Whammy and Dan's game-ending Whammy resulting in Shelly's second win would be seen in future flashback intros.
108 2/17 Shelly Kate Peter $13,400 $13,400
  • Kate defeats Shelley.
  • No prizes hit.
109 2/20 Kate John Debbie $16,843 $16,843
  • John defeats Kate.
110 2/21 Richard John Ann $4,050 $4,050
  • Episodes #110-#114 were recorded on February 05, 1984.
  • First episode to air on Game Show Network on 9/1/2001.
  • A question about the Summer Olympics is asked, coincidentally two days after the Winter Olympics has ended.
  • Ann's $5,000 + a Spin, and the spin where she loses $10,000+ to a Whammy would be seen in a future flashback intro.
  • Richard would eventually be the first $100,000 winner on The $100,000 Pyramid in 1985.
111 2/22 Jim Cyann Richard $14,124 $14,124
  • Jim defeats Richard.
112 2/23 Kerry Darlene Jim $8,520 $8,520
  • Darlene defeats Jim.
  • Some updates to the prize rotation in Round 2 are reflected here, as Sebring and the Sailboard appear instead of Lehigh and Scotland, respectively.
113 2/24 Gilbert Lorri Darlene $16,595 $16,595
  • Gilbert defeats Darlene, and has a Move One Space choice on the last spin of the game. As it turns out, either choice would have let him win. (Kona would be hit on the next show, and had he chosen that here, his margin of victory would have been just $2 rather than slightly less than $1,000.)
  • Mexico City appears in Round 2 instead of the Rhine Cruise.
114 2/27 Mac Gilbert Rachele $9,449 $9,449
  • A pretty short game with no Whammies hit!
  • Mac defeats Gilbert.
115 2/28 John Terre Mac $13,370 $22,819
  • Episodes 115-164 were taped at Studio 43.
  • The round two board has completely changed and Pick-A-Corner was introduced.
  • Prize rotations updated.
  • New intros added.
  • Double Your $$ is added to the prize rotation in round two, but it won't actually first appear on the board until seven shows later.
  • Mac wins his second show.
  • John becomes the first player to not earn any spins in a given round, in this case Round 1, and may even be the only player to not even play in a given round, as nor was he passed spins either. Despite this, he nearly manages to come back from over $10,000 down in Round 2, in the end falling short by just $125 for the closest non-tied finish to this point.
116 2/29 Mac Kevin Margaret $3,748 $3,748
  • Margaret defeats Mac.
117 3/1 Bob Kathy Margaret $5,050 $5,050
  • The saddest round two in the series. For everybody scored only one spin in that round.
  • Kathy defeats Margaret.
118 3/2 Kathy Jane Andres $6,817 $6,817
  • Andres defeats Kathy.
119 3/5 Joyce Kevin Andres $11,899 $18,716
  • First time Pick-a-Corner was hit that had a Whammy as one of the choices.
  • Andres wins his second show.
120 3/6 Kay Lee Andres $800 $19,516
  • Ten Whammies hit during gameplay.
  • Andres wins his third show with only $800.
  • The third question in Round 2 would have two separate answers given between the three players and both were accepted as correct per ruling from the judges.
121 3/7 Nita Andres Otis $9,250 $9,250
  • Andres' fourth show.
  • Nita defeats Andres.
122 3/8 Susan Nita Michael $16,156 $16,156
  • Double Your $$ appears on the board for the first time.
  • Michael defeats Nita.
123 3/9 Michael Bob Maggie Browne-Schpak $12,932 $12,932
  • Maggie Browne-Schpak was the winner on the 1983 pilot episode.
  • Bob hits Double Your $$ (first time it was hit) via Advance Two Spaces at Square 13 at $4,495 for $8,990.
  • Maggie defeats Michael.
124 3/12 Maggie Browne-Schpak Burt Laureen $4,000 $4,000
  • Maggie almost won the game, until she hit a Whammy.
  • Laureen defeats Maggie.
  • Lots of spins earned in this game, including a perfect 20 in Round 2, but also no shortage of Whammies hit.
125 3/13 Laureen Dolly David $15,263 $15,263
  • Prize rotations updated.
  • New Whammy animations set. First appearance of the UFO Whammy and the Michael Jackson Whammy.
  • David defeats Laureen.
126 3/14 Lynn David George $2,995 $18,258
  • First appearance of the Politician Whammy and the Native American Whammy. The former only appeared in 1984 due to the Presidential election.
  • David wins his second show.
127 3/15 Douglas Liz David $7,500 $7,500
  • There is a large number of errors in this episode - and a large number of Whammies as well, ten.
  • Liz defeats David.
128 3/16 Bo Donna Liz $15,383 $15,383
  • Bo defeats Liz.
  • This is the first episode where we don't see Peter give the full explanation of the game, including his taking a spin; all that was clearly edited out.
129 3/19 Bo Kim Craig $14,766 $14,766
  • Peter comments about Kim's blue eyes.
  • Kim defeats Bo.
130 3/20 Lois Rod Kim $15,091 $15,091
  • Lois defeats Kim.
  • During the closing segment, Lois claimed that she had gained the gift of sight 4 & 1/2 years before this.
131 3/21 Gary Susie Lois $10,649 $10,649
  • Susie defeats Lois in a thrilling finish that is decided by a split-second Whammy.
132 3/22 Susie Cliff Joanne $16,471 $27,120
  • Susie hits Double Your $$ at Square 17 at $2,166 for $4,332.
  • Susie retires undefeated, winning with a finish nearly identical to the day before.
133 3/23 John Jill Pamela $19,295 $19,295
  • Big bucks hit quite a lot in this episode.
  • John becomes the new champion.
134 3/26 John Geralyn Andy $15,801 $15,801
  • Geralyn defeats John.
135 3/27 Geralyn Betty Leon $5,100 $20,901
  • Prize rotations updated.
  • Geralyn wins her second show.
136 3/28 Geralyn Julio Carla $12,506 $12,506
  • One of Geralyn's spins where she hits a Whammy is featured in a flashback intro later in 1984.
  • Julio defeats Geralyn.
137 3/29 Diana Gregg Julio $11,950 $24,456
  • Double Your $$ now moved to Square #7.
  • Ten Whammies hit in this episode.
  • Julio wins his second show, and needs only $544 to retire undefeated.
138 3/30 Julio Mae Harris $7,800 $7,800
  • Mae hits Double Your $$ at Square 7 at $3,900 for $7,800. When Double Your $$ was hit, Peter mentioned it was the first time it was hit, when really it was the third time.
  • Perfect 20 spins earned for Round 2, whose question round also had another question with two separate correct answers accepted.
  • Mae defeats Julio.
139 4/2 Karen Martin Rich Mae $14,405 $14,405
  • Screaming Karen Martin would appear in a future flashback intro.
  • Karen Martin (then Sullivan) was previously a contestant on Family Feud in 1980 when Richard Dawson was host.
  • Karen defeats Mae.
140 4/3 Sue Karen Bill $12,924 $12,924
  • Second episode to air on Game Show Network.
  • Karen Martin calls for a "pool table for Dan" and gets it, only to be lost to a Whammy afterwards.
  • Sue defeats Karen.
  • Sue would later appear in an episode of Match Game '98.
141 4/4 Jimmy Catherine Sue $4,500 $4,500
  • Jimmy defeats Sue.
  • Catherine would return later in 1984 due to a technical problem.
142 4/5 Richard Karen Jimmy $23,849 $28,349
  • Jimmy retires undefeated.
143 4/6 Pam Kathy Clifton $19,866 $19,866
  • Three new players start off the show.
  • All three players finished with $0 at the end of round 1.
  • Kathy becomes the new champion.
  • Kathy would appear in a future flashback intro.
144 4/9 Kathy Joanne Greg $15,950 $15,950
  • Multiple technical errors, cameras are slow, and Squares 2 and 4 freeze.
  • Joanne defeats Kathy.
145 4/10 Joanne Jim Audrey $9,095 $9,095
  • Prize rotations updated.
  • Second time Pick-a-Corner was hit with a Whammy as a possible choice.
  • Peter announces Home Player Sweepstakes I for the first time, and begins plugging an address for viewers to send in postcards for ten consecutive episodes, including this one.
  • Audrey defeats Joanne.
146 4/11 Tony Laurie Audrey $13,456 $13,456
  • Tony may be in the running of being the fastest spinner in the series.
  • Laurie defeats Audrey.
147 4/12 Laurie Nancy Jim $13,889 $13,889
  • First time Double Your $$ + a Spin appears on the board.
  • Nancy defeats Laurie.
  • Episode skipped by Buzzr, but did air on GSN as recently as 2008.
148 4/13 Colleen Nancy Yogi $15,050 $15,050
  • Colleen defeats Nancy.
  • Episode skipped by Buzzr, but did air on GSN as recently as 2008.
149 4/16 David Colleen LaVerne $9,895 $9,895
  • LaVerne's name may be the only occurrence of a lowercase letter on a name tag (in this case, "a").
  • David spins the board really fast.
  • David would return later on April 24, 1984 due to a board malfunction.
  • LaVerne defeats Colleen.
150 4/17 Joe LaVerne Diana $2,000 $11,895
  • Episodes #150-#154 were taped on April 01, 1984. An unaired blooper from the taping of this episode, in which the contestants prank Peter, exists.
  • "Video Game Cartridges" may be the shortest-lived prize to appear on the board - it was on the board for only a few seconds before it was hit and was never seen again. LaVerne has the biggest Whammy loss at this point with $18,206.
151 4/18 Miguel LaVerne Patti $17,990 $17,990
  • Patti hits Double Your $$ + One Spin at Square 13 at $8,995 for $17,990. This is the biggest hit thus far, and appears in a future flashback clip.
  • All three players finish in five figures, second time that happened.
152 4/19 Jeff Patti Bette $16,352 $34,342
  • On two occasions, "one more time" really does mean one more time, for a change.
  • Patti retires undefeated.
  • Home Player Spin address left intact on Buzzr airing.
153 4/20 Lynn Fredda Rick $16,450 $16,450
  • Pick a Corner on the next-to-last spin of the game offers both a Whammy (third time that happened) and a Car for Fredda.
  • Rick's win will appear in a future flashback clip.
  • All three players finish in five figures again.
154 4/23 Jerry Linda Rick $6,950 $23,400
155 4/24 Sue Rick David $16,542 $39,942
  • New intros added.
  • Camera now pans from Player 2 to wide shot during the intro.
  • Peter announces that Home Player Sweepstakes I will begin on Monday, May 14.
  • Demonstration spin removed.
  • $2,500 In Round 2's Square 10 is now a prize.
  • Rick retires undefeated.
156 4/25 Susie Betty Stephen $6,086 $6,086
  • Betty becomes the first contestant to earn the maximum number of spins in a single round. But she Whammied out in three.
157 4/26 Dean Emily Stephen $15,386 $21,472
  • Emily from later intros who "doesn't wanna see a whammy's face"
158 4/27 Sally Larry Stephen $16,016 $16,016
159 4/30 Scott Sharon Sally $15,047 $15,047
  • Perfect 20 spins earned for Round 2.
160 5/1 Darrell Scott Cheri $10,800 $10,800
161 5/2 Dana Cheri Mike $9,220 $20,020
  • Dana is pronounced "Danna", unlike the common "Dayna".
  • All three players are have a $0-$0-$0 tie at the end of Round 1.
162 5/3 Lisa Jeff Cheri $14,745 $14,745
  • Second episode in a row where everyone, at the end of Round 1, have a $0-$0-$0 tie.
  • Pick-a-Corner hit multiple times in Round 2.
163 5/4 Gregg Betty Lisa $12,422 $27,167
  • Lisa surpasses the $25,000 limit and retires.
164 5/7 June Scot Veronica $20,221 $20,221
  • Three new players start off the week.
  • This is the infamous "ear in his lunchbox episode".
165 5/8 Veronica Catherine Bob $5,000 $5,000
  • Show returns to Studio 33.
  • Catherine from 4/4 returns due to a technical error.
  • Debut of Pick a Corner's dark green color scheme and white font.
  • The generic France slide appears on the board, and was hit by Bob.
  • Bob's hitting a Whammy and ducking down would later be seen in a future flashback intro.
166 5/9 Bob Pamela David $12,273 $12,273
  • Bob hits Double Your $$ + One Spin at Square 5 at $7,350 for $14,700.
  • He then hits Pick a Corner with the Whammy in the upper left corner, fourth time that happened.
  • He then has the biggest Whammy loss at this point with $18,950, and the Airplane Whammy that takes it jerks around horizontally for whatever reason.
167 5/10 Joshua Kristi David $11,838 $24,111
  • David is so close to the winnings limit.
168 5/11 Keith David Lynn $12,075 $12,075
  • Fifth time Pick a Corner was hit with a Whammy as one of the choices.
169 5/14 Barbara Menard Keith $18,050 $18,050
  • Start of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • Sixth time Pick a Corner was hit with a Whammy as one of the choices.
  • Menard makes a huge comeback near the end, and his hitting of Big Bucks is featured in a future flashback intro.
  • The Double Your $$ + One Spin space never appeared during any of these Sweepstakes due to confusion on what to do if a contestant playing for the home viewer stopped at such space.
  • Barbara wins $1,400 for John Bowden of Normandy, TN.
  • Perhaps due to the aforementioned comeback leaving them a bit short on time, the ending was a bit unusual - Menard's total is all cash, but that isn't mentioned, nor is Keith's departing winnings. There also isn't a final camera shot of the contestants - the credits end on the stage lights that are normally seen right before that.
170 5/15 Sally Menard Brad $14,557 $14,557
  • Day 2 of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • Seventh and eighth times Pick a Corner was hit with a Whammy as one of the choices.
  • Sally wins $800 for Patti Robison of Thibodaux, LA. (FYI, Thibodaux is pronounced TIB-ih-DOO)
  • Brad's France spin appears in a future flashback intro.
171 5/16 Brad Brian Teressa $16,000 $30,557
  • Day 3 of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • Brad's spins are really quick.
  • Brad exceeds the winnings limit and retires undefeated.
  • Teressa wins $1,250 for Jean Roehlke of Alexandria, MN.
172 5/17 Patty David Jenneen $5,799 $5,799
  • Day 4 of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • David becomes the first player in the series to play against the house.
  • Jenneen wins $750 for Hazel Patkochis of Quakertown, NJ.
173 5/18 David Becky Paul $33,410 $33,410
  • Day 5 of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • Becky has the all-time one-day winnings total at this point in the run. She is also the first player to retire undefeated with just one win. However, her amazing feat would be overshadowed three weeks later by a certain Ohioan.
  • Rod Roddy gives the longest prize description, and even ends up running out of breath.
  • GSN showed parts of this episode that CBS edited out when it originally aired in 1984 and vice versa.
  • Due to the length of the episode, no closing credits prevailed.
  • David wins $4,000 for Angela Alboro of Jersey City, NJ.
174 5/21 Ruth Carolyn Jake $7,495 $7,495
  • Day 6 of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • Three new players start off a new week.
  • Start of Ruth's run.
  • Big Whammy losses in Round 2.
  • Carolyn wins $500 for Marcia Weddle of Idaho Falls, ID.
175 5/22 Geron Chris Ruth $16,202 $23,697
  • Day 7 of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • Episodes 175-184 were taped at Studio 43.
  • Chris is a female.
  • Prize rotations updated; Ireland first appears on the board, and was hit.
  • Ruth wins the game by just $10, and was featured in a future flashback intro.
  • Geron wins $750 for Joyce Black of Natchitoches, LA. (FYI, Natchitoches is pronounced NAK-a-TISH)
  • Home Player screen (Whammy mailing a letter) in the final segment now shows the Home Player's winnings in addition to name and location; before it showed just name and location.
176 5/23 Ruth Kathie Phil $13,644 $37,341
  • Day 8 of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • Ruth exceeds the $25,000 winnings limit and retires undefeated.
  • Kathie wins $1,500 for William M. Harvilla of Bethlehem, PA.
177 5/24 Kimberly David Rhonda $750 $750
  • Day 9 of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • The lowest one-day non-$0 total at this point in the series.
  • Kimberly wins $750 for Audrey M. Judge of Richmond, VA.
178 5/25 Phyllis David Jon $9,550 $9,550
  • Day 10 - and halfway point - of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • Phyllis goes by the nickname "Phootus", which is what her grandson called her when he was first learning how to talk (he couldn't pronounce the name Phyllis correctly at that time).
  • David has a strange strategy of passing spins.
  • Jon wins $500, courtesy of the Whammy, for Eleanora Gardiner of Modesto, CA.
179 5/28 Ondreia Ralph Phyllis $7,431 $7,431
  • Day 11 of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • Ralph defeats Phyllis.
  • Ralph wins $1,500 for Dawn Schultz of Emmitsburg, MD.
180 5/29 Loreen Dan Ralph $6,300 $6,300
  • Day 12 of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • Loreen passes her spins from third place, but changes her mind. This may have prompted a new rule that once the contestants decides to pass his or her spins, and changes his or her mind, the passing is final. Loreen would get her comeuppance on the next episode.
  • Dan wins $4,000 for Joan Assante of Woodside, NY.
181 5/30 Jimmy Loreen Cindy $14,780 $14,780
  • Day 13 of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • Peter attempts to rescue a fly who cries "Help Me!".
  • Ninth time Pick a Corner was hit with a Whammy as one of the choices.
  • Cindy wins by $700.
  • Loreen wins $2,000 for Carolyn Orton of Myrtle Beach, SC.
182 5/31 Danielle Alan Cindy $25,681 $40,461
  • Day 14 of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • Episode skipped by GSN. Episode aired by Buzzr for the first time on 11/30/2017.
  • Cindy survives an 8-spin pass (the most spins passed without netting a Whammy, to this point) enroute to exceeding the $25,000 limit and retiring undefeated.
  • Final segment does not appear in this broadcast, possibly due to prolonged gameplay.
  • Danielle wins a Big Screen TV worth $3,800 for Edwina Seale of Biddeford, ME. First time a prize has been won for a home viewer during the Sweepstakes.
183 6/1 Mike Karyl Lynn $8,628 $8,628
  • Day 15 of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • Three new players to kick off June.
  • Lynn is a male, as in football player Lynn Swann.
  • Appropriately for the first day of June, a question about weddings starts off the first question round.
  • France reappears on the Round 2 board for its final bow.
  • Karyl wins a trip to Rome worth $2,628 for Charlotte E. Raffle of Dayton, OH.
184 6/4 Karyl Jim Pat $16,405 $16,405
  • Day 16 of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • Pat wins $750 for Gina Carpenter of New Castle, IN.
185 6/5 Vicki Drew Pat $9,180 $9,180
  • Day 17 of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • Show returns to Studio 33.
  • Prize rotations updated for Round 2.
  • Episode skipped by Buzzr, but eventually shown on 12/28/2018.
  • Drew wins $2,000 for Dorothy Smith of Akron, OH.
186 6/6 David Vicki Sue Ellen $9,295 $18,475
  • Day 18 of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • David wins a Surf Jet worth $2,350 for Warren Morris of Lynwood, CA.
187 6/7 Pamela Vicki Ed $11,516 $11,516
  • Day 19 of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • Ed's championship would be short-lived for obvious reasons...though in his intro, he mentions wanting to come back for "four more games", which possibly suggests that there was a hard 5-day limit even before the winnings amount limit was raised to $50,000.
  • Vicki wins a trip to Rio de Janeiro worth $1,922 for Georgia Mae Davis of Corsicana, TX.
188A 6/8 Ed Michael Larson Janie N/A N/A
  • Final day of Home Player Sweepstakes I.
  • Part I of Michael Larson's notorious appearance.
  • At the end of Part I, Michael has $36,000+ in his bank.
  • Just before the closing segment, Peter, standing in front of a still image, displayed using blue screen technology, mentioned that the run will continue on Monday.
  • Michael wins $1,000 for Michael Landry of Jeanerette, LA.
188B 6/11 Ed Michael Larson Janie $110,237 $110,237
  • Part II of Michael Larson's notorious appearance.
  • Michael is the biggest winner on any CBS game show during the 1980s, more than four times the winnings limit of $25,000 at the time.
  • Janie appeared on the 11/20/1986 episode of Price is Right.
189 6/12 Mike Jo Jeffie $17,698 $17,698
  • After the contestant interviews, Peter claims he was feeling numb after Michael Larson's incredible feat.
190 6/13 Jana Jobe Jeffie $14,702 $32,400
  • Jeffie is the first contestant to retire undefeated after the Larson episodes.
191 6/14 Lori Mauri Mike $12,944 $12,944
  • Final known appearance of the Astronaut Whammy.
192 6/15 Sandra Fernando Mike $13,293 $26,237
  • Mike retires undefeated.
193 6/18 Phil Sandi Bob $7,855 $7,855
194 6/19 Wes Reva Sandi $24,828 $24,828
  • Last episode with the original "Larson patterns".
  • Reva appears in a future flashback intro.
195 6/20 Reva Brad Adoris $14,930 $14,930
  • Episodes 195-234 were taped at Studio 43.
  • $2,000 in Round 2 in Square 10 becomes a prize, resulting in three prizes in such square.
  • Five new board patterns debut, replacing the "Larson patterns". The board now moves slower than previously.
  • Prize rotations updated.
  • New set of Whammy animations are launched, including the first appearance of Tammy Whammette.
196 6/21 Cameron Cynthia Brad $13,128 $13,128
  • Cameron appears in a future flashback intro.
197 6/22 Kathy Cameron Richard $16,890 $16,890
  • Kathy hits Double Your $$ + One Spin at Square 10b at $8,445 for $16,890, which will appear in a future flashback intro.
198 6/25 Allen Lisa Kathy $10,250 $10,250
199 6/26 Quincey Gil Allen $12,178 $22,428
  • First appearance of Olympic Torch Whammy, but during the closing credits. The bucket of water was not seen.
200 6/27 Allen Vicky Brad $12,500 $12,500
201 6/28 Vicky Bill Tammy $16,595 $16,595
  • Episodes #201-#206 were recorded on June 10, 1984.
202 6/29 Jeff Judi Bill $9,800 $26,395
  • Bill retires undefeated, and both of Bill's wins come despite hitting 3 Whammies in each game.
  • All three players each faced the possibility of Whammying out - having 3 Whammies but also having spins left - at some point during this game.
203 7/2 Nancy Helen Patrick $14,250 $14,250
  • The game winner hits 3 Whammies along the way for the third game in a row.
204 7/3 Helen Harry Elva $16,640 $30,890
  • Helen retires undefeated.
205 7/4 Art Alexis Laurie $8,650 $8,650
206 7/5 Greg Laurie Sharon $10,559 $19,209
207 7/6 Jim Laurie Judi $12,011 $31,220
  • Olympic Phone appears in Round 1.
  • Peter points out that the Whammy and Tammy are not married, they're only "dating and courting".
  • Judi hits Double Your $$ + One Spin at Square 2 at $0. A couple of spins later, she then hits Pick a Corner which has both the corner Whammy and a Car.
  • Laurie retires undefeated.
208 7/9 Keith Angie Sancy $5,835 $5,835
  • Perfect 20 spins earned in Round 1.
209 7/10 Corey Sancy Bob $15,978 $15,978
  • Corey is a female.
210 7/11 Sharon Charles Corey $10,501 $10,501
  • Much of Corey's contestant intro is edited out on Buzzr airings.
211 7/12 Clark Colleen Charles $27,407 $27,407
  • Colleen appears in a future flashback intro.
212 7/13 Karin Tom Angela $15,450 $15,450
  • Peter now says that the Whammy and Tammy are "having an illicit affair".
213 7/16 Tom Karin Suzanne $10,144 $10,144
214 7/17 Steph Suzanne Jeff $15,039 $25,183
  • Suzanne retires undefeated.
215 7/18 Andy Jani Peter $8,200 $8,200
216 7/19 Dave Jani Nancy $13,145 $13,145
217 7/20 Michelle Harold Nancy $750 $13,895
  • Nancy wins the game with a measly $750.
218 7/23 Gene Snyder Carol Nancy $18,270 $18,270
  • Noted for his "$80,000!!!" chant, Gene appears in future flashback intros.
  • Nancy has the biggest Whammy loss at this point with $20,666. That appears in a future flashback intro too.
219 7/24 Gene Snyder Joy Bob $13,092 $31,362
  • Joy's friend Beverlie appears on a future episode.
  • More future flashback clips of Gene, who retires undefeated.
220 7/25 Aaron Nyna Nancy $15,931 $15,931
  • Nyna brings with her a homemade Whammy doll.
  • Aaron hits Double Your $$ + One Spin at Square 15 at $600 for $1,200.
221 7/26 Nyna Rick Stacey $20,421 $20,421
  • Stacey wins via hitting a Car on the last spin of the game (albeit anything not a Whammy would have let her win), which will appear in future flashback intros.
222 7/27 Lynda Phillip Stacey $9,945 $30,366
  • Stacey retires undefeated.
223 7/30 Gene Donna Eric $11,500 $11,500
  • Eric begins his run, winning with three Whammies.
224 7/31 Eric Ozzie Chandra $7,000 $18,500
  • Another new set of five board patterns replace the ones previously used since 6/20 to make sure no one was catching on to such previous set. The board now moves than faster than before the first pattern change.
  • Ten Whammies hit, three once again by Eric, who has to survive a pass at the end to win.
  • Chandra will appear in future flashback intros.
225 8/1 Rich Eric Adriana $0 $18,500
  • Eric wins with three Whammies for the third day in a row, this time winning with NO DOLLARS!
  • Eleven Whammies hit!
  • Ten spins passed at once may be the record for the series, and Eric's passing them to Adriana is a dramatic role-reversal of the previous day's climax.
226 8/2 Jim Eric Toni $27,363 $27,363
  • Toni earns more than $25,000 in one game.
  • First appearance of the Pole Vaulting Whammy - who visits Jim, an actual pole vaulter!
  • Perhaps fittingly, Eric did not finish this game with 3 Whammies.
227 8/3 Alpha Gerald Natalie $12,543 $12,543
  • Alpha celebrating her win will appear in future flashback intros.
228 8/6 Alpha Cheryl Jim $15,560 $15,560
  • CBS re-aired the following four weeks of episodes starting on August 4, 1986.
229 8/7 Cheryl Craig Lynda $10,556 $10,556
230 8/8 Craig DeAnn Sandy $11,750 $22,306
  • At the end of the first question round, contestant island gets stuck, so Peter has to turn the whole thing himself!
  • Sandy is a male.
231 8/9 Cathy Craig Pete $2,950 $2,950
  • Cathy wins with a modest $2,950.
232 8/10 Randy Lori Cathy $24,685 $24,685
  • Cathy loses $31,408, the biggest loss because of a Whammy as a result of a "spin battle" between her and Lori (one spin passed back and forth between two contestants multiple times).
  • The contestant introductions were obviously re-shot in post-production to fit the broadcast limitations of this episode.
233 8/13 Lori James Beverlie $9,045 $9,045
  • Beverlie Peters is the fishing friend of former contestant Joy. She actually avenged her by winning her game.
234 8/14 Beverlie Ernie Susan $11,384 $11,384
  • Beverlie's $3,000 + One Spin hit would later find its way into the flashback intros, as would Ernie's sole Whammy.
  • Susan will return on a later episode due to an error from Peter; a spin gets passed from Susan to Ernie when it should not have been.
  • A brief clip of this episode was seen in the opening to the movie "The Cable Guy".
  • Last episode with second light pattern sound and the original Whammy squares.
235 8/15 Cindy David Ernie $3,800 $15,184
  • Show returns to Studio 33.
  • First episode with the third light pattern sound and the introduction of five new whammy squares which were initially small and had to be re-positioned.
  • Prize rotations updated.
236 8/16 Vicki Ernie Kevin $16,740 $16,740
237 8/17 Kevin Mark Sonya $9,656 $26,396
  • Kevin becomes the latest contestant to play against the house, and in the process, is the only returning champion to retire undefeated from that position - which as it turns out, was his goal!
  • Peter dubs the recently-debuted Square #16 Round 1 Whammy (hit for the first time here) "an especially ugly one!"
238 8/20 Eleanor Steve Ted $19,423 $19,423
  • Ted hits Double Your $$ + One Spin at Square 5 at $0.
239 8/21 Jeff Laura Steve $9,900 $9,900
240 8/22 Heidi Jeff Bill $6,551 $6,551
241 8/23 Sheree John Bill $17,827 $17,827
  • Rod Roddy makes a cameo appearance for the first time after Peter makes his entrance.
242 8/24 John Tami Kris $7,680 $25,507
  • John retires undefeated.
  • During Round 1 of the Big Board, the sign with the Earned/Passed arrows was displayed upside down on Kris's podium. This was corrected in Round 2.
  • Peter's daughters have a cameo during the final segment as part of the visiting Beverly Hills Sports Camp (shown in the audience).
243 8/27 Susan Brett Christina $10,302 $10,302
  • Perfect 20 spins earned for Round 1, with Christina also becoming the second player to earn the maximum of 12 herself.
244 8/28 Susan Todd Carol $17,018 $17,018
245 8/29 David Christy Todd $10,209 $10,209
246 8/30 Christy Dan Leila $4,924 $4,924
  • Episodes 246-257 were taped at Studio 43.
  • Prize rotations updated.
247 8/31 Dolores Jeff Leila $10,200 $10,200
  • Dolores hits Double Your $$ + One Spin at Square 7 at $750 for $1,500.
248 9/3 Denise Rick Jeff $4,500 $4,500
249 9/4 Sande Rick Joyce $8,202 $12,702
250 9/5 Martha Frank Rick $4,608 $4,608
251 9/6 Sam Frank Maytee $8,000 $8,000
252 9/7 Kathy Gene Maytee $15,152 $23,152
  • Maytee's last spin win from the intros.
  • For whatever reason, the Car is in the lower left corner in Round 2 even though the Billiard Table ended the day there yesterday, and it will swap back in for the next game (the Car isn't hit here).
253 9/10 Carol Maytee Del $3,950 $27,102
  • Peter announces new stations airing Press Your Luck. Because of that, Peter would start doing his demonstrations spins again.
  • Maytee retires undefeated.
254 9/11 Shane Pattie Gail $12,645 $12,645
255 9/12 Shane Evette Bob $8,789 $21,434
  • Shane earns 10 spins for each round, one of the only players to earn double-digit spins twice.
256 9/13 Gary Shane Eileen $11,207 $11,207
  • The Sailboard will swap in, trading places with the Sailboat in Square #7 a la the Billiard Table/Car from the previous week, and will swap back out again the next day.
257 9/14 Rick Teresa Eileen $12,500 $12,500
  • The show borrows the Price is Right "losing horn" for the first time, during Teresa's contestant intro as Peter jokingly suggests showing off (in response to Teresa mentioning her husband becoming a bodybuilder).
  • The Sailboat is hit, and has the value that the blue Sailboat had most recently had ($1,379) despite now using the image of the smaller Sailboat (which had been $1,015).
258 9/17 Kirk Dee Dee Teresa $7,050 $7,050
  • Show returns to Studio 33.
  • New intros debut.
  • Prize rotations updated.
  • The contestants' desks have been sawed by a quarter, and the chairs have now been painted red.
  • Introduction of the $2000 or Lose-1-Whammy square and the final set of 32 light patterns.
  • John Harlan fills in for the next 11 shows while Rod Roddy is on vacation.
  • New set of Whammy animations debut, including the first "You're out!" Whammy, an Umpire Whammy.
  • The background music heard during the prize descriptions is lower-pitched during the next 11 shows.
  • Teresa hits Double Your $$ + One Spin at Square 17 at $600 for $1,200.
  • Dee Dee defeats Teresa.
259 9/18 Dee Dee Nelson Laura $10,117 $10,117
  • Laura becomes the first player to win a Flokati rug!
  • As Peter himself put it: "Ladies and gentlemen, the singing debut of Tammy Whammette!" Later on, the Elvis Whammy will do the same.
260 9/19 Judy Laura Tom $10,049 $10,049
261 9/20 Giovanni Betty Judy $5,500 $5,500
  • The UFO Whammy, instead of the just-introduced Umpire, plays on Betty's 4th Whammy.
262 9/21 Betty Tissa Bob $8,120 $8,120
263 9/24 Tissa Linda David $7,396 $7,396
  • Linda defeats Tissa.
264 9/25 Linda Rick Edwina $19,365 $19,365
  • Edwina hits and wins a car on her last spin.
  • Edwina defeats Linda.
265 9/26 Scott Debbie Edwina $6,227 $6,227
  • Scott earns the maximum 12 spins for Round 2.
  • Debbie defeats Edwina by just $76.
266 9/27 Dawn Debbie Regis $5,400 $5,400
  • Debbie hits Double Your $$ + One Spin at Square 17 with $0.
  • Dawn defeats Debbie.
267 9/28 Mike Dawn Beverlyn $2,500 $2,500
  • Beverlyn defeats Dawn.
268 10/1 Doug Janet Beverlyn $6,874 $9,374
269 10/2 Mike Laura Beverlyn $6,893 $6,893
  • Episodes 269-333 were taped at Studio 43.
  • Rod Roddy returns from vacation.
  • Mike defeats Beverlyn.
270 10/3 Barbara Patrick Mike $10,438 $10,438
  • Patrick defeats Mike.
271 10/4 Patrick Maria Kent $2,200 $2,200
  • Kent defeats Patrick.
272 10/5 Glenn Barbara Kent $16,853 $19,053
273 10/8 Joe Clarice Kent $3,285 $22,338
  • Clarice is the first player to Lose 1 Whammy.
274 10/9 Claudia Kent Ron $13,259 $35,597
  • Episodes #274-#279 were recorded on September 9, 1984.
  • Kent retires undefeated.
275 10/10 Bettina Menett Gloria $13,302 $13,302
  • One Whammy apiece is showing for Menett and Gloria at the start of the episode and through the first question round.
276 10/11 Ruth Jim Bettina $11,047 $24,349
277 10/12 Lori Jerry Bettina $8,400 $32,749
  • Bettina retires undefeated.
278 10/15 Bob Susan Frances $5,315 $5,315
  • Susan from 8/14 returns due to an erroneous pass/hosting error, and may be the only contestant brought back from a previous error who would go on to win on their return.
  • Bob hits Double Your $$ + One Spin at Square 5 at $3,991 for $7,982.
279 10/16 Robert Libby Susan $14,784 $14,784
  • Libby defeats Susan.
280 10/17 Lori Clifford Libby $17,901 $32,685
  • Libby was the last player to retire undefeated with the $25,000 limit.
  • Prize rotations updated for Round 2.
281 10/18 Brenda Bruce Paula-Jo $2,265 $2,265
  • As of this episode, a Whammy poem sent in by a viewer would be displayed on screen at the end of Round 1 on some episodes.
282 10/19 Tim Caren Brenda $13,220 $13,220
283 10/22 Mark Caren Mabel $0 $0
  • Mabel is one of only a handful of contestants to win the game with $0.
284 10/23 Debbie Bill Mabel $16,750 $16,750
  • Messages on the screen accompanied Debbie's and Mabel's intros; Debbie's read "Hello, Halifax!" and Mabel's read "Whammy's Mammy Always Gets the Breaks".
  • Debbie defeats Mabel, who left with nothing.
285 10/24 Sam Debbie Lynette $6,000 $22,750
  • Debbie is the biggest all-cash winner to this point - not the biggest single-day all-cash winner, but as both of her wins have been all-cash, she is the biggest winner to this point whose winnings have been entirely cash.
286 10/25 Cynthia Chris Debbie $15,618 $15,618
287 10/26 Janie Ruben Chris $2,828 $2,828
288 10/29 Linda Ruben John $20,550 $23,378
  • Ruben now has the biggest single-day all-cash win to this point.
  • First appearance of the Halloween Whammy.
289 10/30 Pat Duane Ruben $16,736 $16,736
  • Ruben hits Double Your $$ + One Spin at Square 5 at $1,025 for $2,050.
290 10/31 Bob Pat Barbara $7,720 $24,456
  • Halloween Episode.
  • At the start of the show, Whammy artwork submitted from children is shown.
  • Pat remains champion.
  • Just after the fee plugs, and during the closing credits, Peter does a silly dance number while wearing a Frankenstein mask. His first dance moves resemble John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. After he collapses, a disclaimer "MANAGEMENT NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS IMITATION" is shown on screen, before the show fades to black.
  • Last show with the $25,000 winnings limit.
291 11/1 Kevin Liz Pat $2,995 $2,995
  • Episodes #291-#295 were recorded on October 06, 1984.
  • On this show, the limit was doubled from $25,000 to $50,000.
  • Prize rotations updated.
292 11/2 Susan Liz Gregg $16,395 $16,395
  • Liz hits Double Your $$ + One Spin at Square 2 at $2,350 for $4,700.
293 11/5 Nancy Tony Susan $4,227 $4,227
  • Ten Whammies hit in this episode.
294 11/6 Bob Debbe Tony $9,854 $9,854
295 11/7 Bob Claire Marc $10,236 $20,090
296 11/8 Adele Bob Lee $28,933 $28,933
  • Adele becomes the first winner to surpass the old $25,000 limit and remain eligible to return under the new $50,000 limit, hitting that mark in just one game!
297 11/9 Laureen Alex Adele $2,550 $2,550
  • Alex surprisingly passed his spins without even playing, making him the only contestant to do so.
298 11/12 Alex Mitch Margo $10,078 $10,078
299 11/13 Russ Regina Margo $3,333 $13,411
300 11/14 Bobbie Mike Margo $17,570 $17,570
301 11/15 Susan Sharon Mike $9,250 $9,250
  • Episodes #301-#305 were recorded on October 20, 1984.
  • Start of Sharon's run.
  • Prize rotations updated for Round 2.
  • Unusually, Mike faces off against two female players, possibly due to a lack of males in the contestant pool for the taping day.
302 11/16 Sharon Tim Wesely $12,940 $22,190
  • Sharon hits Double Your $$ + One Spin at Square 2 at $5,970 for $11,940.
303 11/19 John Sharon Kathi $10,778 $32,968
  • Peter begins promoting a second Home Player Sweepstakes by showing photos of winners from the previous one.
  • Kathi becomes one of, if not the only, player to Lose 1 Whammy during the game yet still end up Whammying Out.
304 11/20 Sharon Michael Ayne $6,500 $39,468
305 11/21 Sandy Chris Sharon $9,970 $9,970
  • Sharon becomes the show's first champion to last for 5 days, but falls short on her final day, as Chris Kaas starts his own run.
  • Chris would later appear on Card Sharks in May 1986.
  • Whammies having Thanksgiving dinner would appear leading into multiple commercial breaks as well as at the end.
  • Peter dressed up in a pilgrim outfit in the last segment of the show. Thursday and Friday shows for this week were pre-empted by CBS for Thanksgiving-related specials.
306 11/26 Chris Dom Diane $0 $9,970
(Chris)
  • Episodes #306-#311 were recorded on October 21, 1984.
  • Day 2 of Chris Kaas' run.
  • The first of two three-way $0 ties at the end of a game. All three contestants come back for a rematch in the next episode. A similar feat would occur again in February 1986.
  • From this episode to episode #316, Peter plugs an address for the second Home Player Sweepstakes, and during this time, more photos of past winners are shown with the animation of the audience Whammies from the ticket plug.
307 11/27 Chris Dom Diane $15,089 $25,059
  • Day 3 of Chris Kaas' run.
  • Dom loses 5 prizes at once to his last Whammy, including Stereos hit in both rounds.
  • Home Player Spin address left intact on Buzzr airing, though the plug for the address was cut from the opening.
308 11/28 Kacey Chris Skip $21,468 $46,527
  • Day 4 of Chris Kaas' run.
  • Lots of passed spins during this game, including 11 passed from Chris to Skip - a new record for most spins passed at once.
  • Skip hits a Motorcycle twice during Round 2 and loses both of them to Whammies.
  • Peter fainted onto his podium after very long game.
309 11/29 Chris Paula Ron $12,252 $58,779
  • Day 5 of Chris Kaas' run.
  • Chris becomes the first contestant to retire undefeated after the increase of the winnings limit to $50,000. He would've retired anyway if he had not exceeded that limit since this was his fifth winning game.
  • Chris was one of only two players to retire as a five-time champion. Tracy from April 1985 was the other.
  • Chris wins a tip to Curacao for the second day in a row; it began Round 2 back on the board despite the previous day's win (there was not a prize rotation here).
  • Peter held up the flokati rug card as he was saying goodbye.
310 11/30 Cindy Troy Kate $3,970 $3,970
311 12/3 Kate Ed Cindy $12,557 $12,557
  • Cindy is not the same Cindy as on the last game.
312 12/4 Cindi Ed Cheri $13,586 $13,586
  • Today marked the first time an African Safari trip was offered. To celebrate, Peter wore a pith helmet.
  • Cindi is not the same Cindy from either of the previous two episodes.
  • Ed ends this game by becoming the first player to hit four Whammies in a row.
  • Home Player Spin address left intact on Buzzr airing.
313 12/5 LaDina Cheri Bob $1,000 $1,000
314 12/6 Grace Spence LaDina $11,288 $11,288
  • Spence's African Safari hit & win from the intros. And in honor of that win, Spence was given and wore Peter's pith helmet for the final act of the show.
315 12/7 Brett Suzy Spence $7,637 $7,637
  • Home Player Spin address left intact on Buzzr airing.
316 12/10 Craig Teri Suzy $2,000 $2,000
  • Suzy hits Double Your $$ + One Spin at Square 7 at $0.
317 12/11 Wendy Craig Mike $4,245 $4,245
  • Wendy defeats Craig.
318 12/12 Wendy Greg Robin $16,041 $16,041
  • Robin's car hit from the flashback intros.
319 12/13 Debbi Norm Robin $12,400 $12,400
  • Debbi defeats Robin.
  • This and the following episode are skipped by Buzzr due to tracking issues on the master tapes, but were shown on GSN as recent as 2008.
320 12/14 Debbi Jon Diana $2,250 $2,250
  • Jon defeats Debbi.
321 12/17 Brian Valerie Jon $17,229 $17,229
  • Square 10 has two $500 + One Spin slides instead of one in Round 1.
  • Brian defeats Jon.
322 12/18 Robin Brian Ella $6,250 $6,250
  • Start of Robin's run.
  • Ella kicks off Round 2 with her Bermuda hit from the flashback intros.
323 12/19 Robin Carolyn Frank $15,000 $21,250
  • The door prize for some members of the studio audience is now read after Peter signs-off each day instead of occasionally and at the start of the last segment like before; the prize is now a different one each day, as opposed to it always being Skyway Luggage.
324 12/20 Robin Randy Diane $10,340 $10,340
  • Start of Randy's run.
  • Randy defeats Robin.
325 12/21 Adrian Randy Jim $16,757 $27,097
326 12/24 Ron Randy Suzanne $10,050 $37,147
  • Christmas Eve Show.
  • Ron possesses an anti-Whammy wand - which worked, but he didn't win the game.
  • Suzanne's Big Bucks hit from the flashback intros.
  • Randy remains champion.
327 12/25 Janet Randy Eric $24,169 $61,316
  • Christmas Day Show.
  • Randy retires as the third biggest winner in the show's history with $61,316.
  • Peter dons a Santa hat as snow falls during the final segment and credits, and he also hands out candy canes and tosses a snowball during the credits.
  • Randy, without a beard, won at least $5K in cash and prizes on High Rollers circa March 1988.
328 12/26 Bob Cynthia Mark $15,315 $15,315
  • Bob appears in a future flashback intro.
329 12/27 Jeff Bob Tricia $21,429 $36,744
330 12/28 Bob Greg Jo $11,897 $48,641
331 12/31 Mike Bob Sue $9,591 $58,232
  • New Year's Eve Show.
  • Peter is dressed in a tuxedo.
  • Bob retires undefeated.
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