Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Peter Tomarken hits a Whammy

A tragic plane crash took the life of Peter Tomarken and his wife yesterday. Tomarken was the former host of the classic game show Press Your Luck and another Berger family favorite, Wipeout. Few things were more exciting to my 8-year-old mind than coming home from school to catch a re-run of this show and hearing someone yell "No whammies, no whammies, no whammies, stop!" Tomarken joins Ray Combs as another game show host who left us too early. Let us hope that a better fate awaits the Yale blogosphere's own beloved game show host, Tom.

2 comments:

  1. This just in!

    Dan and I were FUCKING ON SANTA MONICA BEACH when a cutie asked us if we knew what happened with the plane crash.

    We both acted concerned and said "no, sorry."

    BUT THAT WAS THE SAME PLANE CRASH!

    Now that Dan knows what really happened, he is inconsolable.

    Stay tuned for more updates.

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  2. "Press Your Luck" was known for contestants shouting the slogan "Big bucks! No whammies!"

    Chuck Woolery never had the Tomarken touch. No one ever will.

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