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for trying out for game shows?  This is an area that I don't really get into.  Quite possibly because I don't tend to think quick on my feet, plus I honestly don't think TV producers or whoever is in charge of picking contestants, wants disabled people to be seen on their shows.  Even though Little People are getting more and better public attention than in previous years, you just don't see that many disabled/little people on Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune, etc.

The one game show that I've always wanted to be on was The Price is Right!  I don't know why, but it was just the one I remember with the most fondness as a child.  I loved Plinko and the possibility of winning a new car.  Plus the Showcase Showdown was great and exciting!  Now that Drew Carey is the host, I still think I would really enjoy being on that show.  However, I don't think anyone would see anything but the top of my head, trying to shout out bids when they called me to "Come On Down!"  Hopefully I wouldn't have a bad hair day that day.

Another game show that was watched quite regularly when my mema was alive was "Wheel of Fortune".  I like this show for the most part, but I'm just not that great at it.  I would love to be on it, however can you imagine a little person, like myself, leaning over to spin the wheel, falling head first and go around spinning and spinning in a circle and then throwing up on Pat Sajak?  That would live on forever on YouTube, I just know it!

Now my Dad, he loves Jepordy!  I personally hate that dang show for some reason.  I guess because I realize how little I truly listened in high school and how little I do know.  I only have two answers anytime I watch Jepordy.  It's either Abraham Lincoln or Gone with the Wind!  Yes I know that stupid,  but that's just me! :)  (But I was actually right one time!  Go figure.)

Now I also like Deal or No Deal.  I have no clue if that's even still on the air, but I liked Howie Mandel and they did actually have a little person on their program, so they get a gold star from me for that!

The only thing close to a game show that I've ever been on was something that was done on the Tony Danza Show.  He had a promotion on his show, called the Extravadanza or something like that.  You either entered online or through the mail and you had to list something that you felt like an expert on, in regards to trivia.  I entered a few times and I actually got called!  Man was that exciting.  I was on his second to last show before he got canceled.

My trivia was on Marilyn Monroe.  I don't know why, but I've always loved learning about her.  The question had to be answered in ten seconds.  My question was, "Marilyn Monroe was in two movies that had the name "business" in the title.  What where they?"  I thought my heart was gonna stop that day, but I answered in time and I answered correctly.  I won $5,000!  Man what a rush! I did however sound like a dork on the phone, but I didn't care at the time.  (BTW the answers were "No Business Like Show Business" and "Monkey Business")

One the reasons why I am bringing this up, is because an article was written on trying out for the Wheel of Fortune, by our local news station. You can find it here.  You might find it interesting and learn something from it, and maybe it can help you prepare for an audition sometime.  The auditions for our area has already passed, but they usually come around every other year or so. 

Have you ever tried out for a game show? Have you ever been on a game show?  If so, which one?  I would love to hear about your experience.  You can shoot me an email at LittleSweepers@Gmail.com.  Or just leave a comment here, to share with everyone.

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