|Press Your Luck! No Whammy!|
Television in the 1980s ruled. With so many entertaining dramas and silly sitcoms, from Love Boat and CHiPs to Family Ties and The Greatest American Hero, I truly loved TV back then!
I wasn't super into game shows, however Press Your Luck stands out in my mind as being loads of fun. The CBS game show ran from 1983 to 1986 and kept viewers on the edge of their seats. Folks would exclaim, "No Whammy!' and "Big bucks" or "Big Money!" as contestants prayed they wouldn't hit upon those ugly whammies and lose all of their winnings.
When contestants would hit upon a Whammy, there would be this "Wah Wah" musical sound and an animated ugly Whammy would creep onto the screen and make an insulting joke and giggle in a voice similar to a gremlin.
Check out this YouTube video of Press Your Luck contestants who hit upon some creepy Whammies.