BEST TIC TAC DOUGH CAR

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Winning a Car

If a player was fortunate enough to win five Tic Tac Dough matches in a row, he or she would win a new automobile:

Poll Results

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* 1984-1985 – AMC Eagle 2
* 1978-1979 – Buick Skylark (over $5,300) 1
* 1979-1981 – Buick Century 1
* 1981-1984 – Chevrolet Chevette 1
* 1985-1986 – Mazda GLC0


jergïns, Thursday, 12 June 2008 07:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

REFERENCE:
1978 buick s kylark
http://www.fawcett-movie-cars.com/70_79_cars/1978buickskylarksedan290th.jpg

jergins, Monday, 16 June 2008 06:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

1979 buick century
http://www.autozoeker.nl/img/tumb/05032709335179-0.jpg

jergïns, Monday, 16 June 2008 06:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

1981 chevrolet chevette
http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/chevrolet-chevette-5.jpg

jergins, Monday, 16 June 2008 06:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

1984 amc eagle
http://www.amceaglenest.com/images/1984AMCEagleWagoncheeseconnection.jpg

jergins, Monday, 16 June 2008 06:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

1985 mazda glc
http://www.paul-davis.com/vehicles/glc.jpg

jergïns, Monday, 16 June 2008 07:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

Friend of mine had a Mazda GLC (it stands for "Great Little Car"!) and had to keep a fire extinguisher in the car because the engine would periodically shoot flames out from under the hood.

I once drove an AMC Eagle and it wasn't bad. When I drove the Alaska Highway in '85, Eagles were the second most popular car after generic pick-up trucks.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 18:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/4439/dragon.jpg
http://timstvshowcase.com/tictacdo.jpg

The Chevette looks great, especially in those colors. The Eagle is cool, too, though. Hmmm...

dell, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 19:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/4439/dragon.jpg

On July 4th, 1998, as Americans all over the country were celebrating Independence Day, GSN (back when it was known as Game Show Network) presented the first ever Tic Tac Dough marathon.

It was a six hour marathon that aired from 3PM to 9PM EST.

This marathon spotlighted Tic Tac's all-time winner, Lt. Thom McKee!

Thom's first appearance on Tic Tac aired in the spring of 1980. The first contestant that Thom defeated had defeated another contestant with over $100,000 in winnings.

Little did anybody realize that Thom would break practically every record in game show history at the time!

By the fall of 1980, Thom would go on to earn $312,700!

In addition to thousands of dollars in cash, Thom won lots of trips, lots of prizes enough to fill a house, and eight Buicks!

Many times, Thom's wife Jenny would join him for good luck at the bonus game. And boy, did she bring good luck!
Here are the details of the 12 episodes that aired that day:

1) Thom McKee's first appearance winning his first game.

2) Thom's second appearance.

3) Thom wins his first Buick Century.

4) Thom wins Tic Tac's largest cash jackpot ever - $36,800!

5) Thom wins his second Buick Century!

6) Thom reaches the $100,000 mark!

7) Thom becomes Tic Tac's all time winner (The bell used in the regular game goes wild!)

8) Thom becomes the first contestant to break the $200,000 mark!

9) Thom appears in the 79/80 season finale (Auld Lang Syne is played)

10) The episode that began Tic Tac's third season (80/81) with Thom as returning champion (The late Art James was guest announcer subbing for Jay Stewart)

11) Thom wins his eighth Buick Century and comes $50 short of $300,000.

12) THE HEARTBREAKER! Lt. Thom McKee finally gets defeated and ends his long reign as champion at $312,700.

In this episode, Wink Martindale takes a few moments to commend Thom on his excellent game play while the audience gives him a well deserved standing ovation lasting over a minute.

ARGHH!

In all, Lt. Thom appeared on 46 episodes, played 88 games including ties, and earned 43 victories!

Thom became so popular that he was a subject on To Tell the Truth, which returned in 1980 with host Robin Ward.

Thom later appeared in a Tournament of Champions episode in 1983 and got defeated by #3 all-time champ Wilbur Hicks.

On Tic Tac's final episode in May 1986, Jim Caldwell (who took over for Wink Martindale in the final season) did a special tribute to Thom by airing a clip of his final appearance.

By 1986, Thom had retired from the Navy and he and Jenny became parents for the first time with a baby boy!

Finally, in August 1999, after almost 19 years, Lt. Thom McKee's all-time record would finally be shattered by Michael Shutterly on ABC's Who Wants to be a Millionaire. On that show, Michael won in cold hard cash $500,000 - on one single half-hour show! Three month's later on the same series, John Carpenter would start a new trend, becoming network TV's first millionaire!

Today, Lt. Thom is in real estate, and currently lives outside the Washington-Baltimore area with wife Debbie and their three sons.

dell, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 19:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

lxy remembered that guy. shit, 300 grand in the 80s and a bunch of pimp cars. eat a dick ken jennings

jergins, Saturday, 21 June 2008 04:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

hahaha

dell, Saturday, 21 June 2008 16:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

indeed.

dell, Saturday, 21 June 2008 16:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

btw based on that video^ the buick century wasnt a wagon but a sweet coup like this

http://i26.tinypic.com/20ae64j.jpg

jhøshea, Saturday, 21 June 2008 17:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

whoa, i would have sex with this blue car /crash

dell, Saturday, 21 June 2008 17:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Monday, 30 June 2008 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink


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