Gameshow Marathon (2006) Ricki Lake reminds viewers to have their pets spayed or neutered à la Bob Barker. 'N Sync's Lance Bass plays Let's Make a Deal while… 2006-05-31 Game Shows Ricki Lake CBS
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Gameshow Marathon (2006)

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B-

Details Start Date: May 31, 2006; Genre: Game Shows; With: Ricki Lake; Network: CBS

Ricki Lake reminds viewers to have their pets spayed or neutered à la Bob Barker. 'N Sync's Lance Bass plays Let's Make a Deal while dressed in a banana costume. These are just two of the small joys derived from CBS' kitschy Gameshow Marathon, a competition that pits six celebrities (including Leslie Nielsen, Tim Meadows, and Kathy Najimy) against each other in re-creations of classic game shows. The series is certainly goofy, but never fully reaches its fun potential. In other words, there are big bucks (and yuks) but also some Whammies.

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Originally posted Jun 16, 2006 Published in issue #883 Jun 23, 2006 Order article reprints