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Mel Harris interview on Pop My Culture podcast

Mel Harris (“Thirtysomething,” “K-9”) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about the Royal Baby, Dennis Farina, Ludlum novels, Corey Monteith, Stargate SG-1, Paul Giamatti joining Downton Abbey, The $100,000 Pyramid, Placerville, Betty White, John Lithgow, The Pep Boys, Supermarket Sweep, Comic Con, being a twin, and Ed Begley Jr.’s awesome business card.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first game show you remember watching a bunch) on our website for a chance to win a DVD of “The Retrievers” signed by Mel and Cole (they did the movie together!).

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Mel Harris with hosts Vanessa Ragland and Cole Stratton

The Retrievers DVD signed by Mel Harris and Cole Stratton


  • Comment by Jen — July 26, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    I used to watch Match Game all the time, but I knew I was missing the jokes cause I was so young. Now, boy, it’s hilarious!

  • Comment by Faith — July 26, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

    I used to watch the daytime Wheel of Fortune, with Chuck Woolery. NO one got through the shopping segment without getting a ceramic dog. And sadly, the phrase “on account or gift certificate” is no longer in our lexicon.

  • Comment by Brett D. — July 26, 2013 @ 10:57 pm

    I started watching a bunch at the exact same time. I watch Price Is Right, Supermarket Sweep, that one in the fake mall, then I also watched all of the Nickelodeon game shows. Such as; Legends of the Hidden Temple, Nick Arcade, Figure It Out, Finders Keepers, Global Guts, Double Dare, and more.

  • Comment by Gordon G. — July 27, 2013 @ 11:23 pm

    Before starting school, I was fascinated by the big spinning wheel on The Price Is Right and the little yodeling mountain climber thing. I didn’t have a great grasp on what numbers were yet, so it was all like magic to me.

    The way Bob Barker always seemed kind of disgusted and dismissive after some overly excited woman ran up and kissed him probably marked me for the worse in some Freudian way.

  • Comment by corinne — July 28, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    I probably watched Wild and Crazy Kids first/most. When we got to high school, a bunch of my friends were into Iron Chef, and two of them lived on the same block, so we’d have battles – reveal the secret ingredient and then have 2 hours to run to the supermarket (ideally running into someone’s mom and setting her on the other team), get back to the house, and make an appetizer, drink, entree, and dessert. Had judging rubrics and everything. It was pretty sweet.

  • Comment by Shawn Colton — July 28, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

    “Truth or Consequences,” also the fictional hometown of Cactus Jack.

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