Picks and Pans Review: Bargain Hunters

updated 07/13/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/13/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ABC (Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m. ET)


The worst part of any game show is the Johnny-tell-her-what-she's-won plugola about all those prizes provided for promotional consideration. Now here's an entire game show with nothing but plugs. In a confusing contest run by host Peter Tomarken, folks guess whether the dollar figure on a prize is retail or discount and then we hear all about that prize. We also hear about other items we can buy by phone, like gaudy watches or luggage or a ceramic carousel—a "bargain" as tacky as the show itself.

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