When it comes to game shows, there’s just about a gameshow to suit every type of taste! Gameshows have long been a fun way for families to spend their afternoons and evenings in front of the TV. That’s because its as much fun watching it as participating in it as a contestant.
Guess Who’s Back!
One much-loved game show of the ’90s that is making a comeback to TV is a grocery store themed show called Supermarket Sweep! Of course, the show was popular. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have brought it back to life! If you aren’t familiar with the principle of the show, it is a game show that has three pairs of contestants, each pair wearing matching brightly colored sweaters to distinguish them from the others. The contestants have to answer trivia before they dash around the supermarket loading their trolleys.
Supermarket Sweep Secrets
Even if you were the greatest fan of this popular show, we could practically guarantee that you will learn something new about the show form this article. While the reboot will differ somewhat from the good old version, let’s dive into the secrets of the ’90s Supermarket Sweep!
Unfortunately, not just anybody can participate in the game show. The producers have certain criteria that their chosen contestants must meet before they are in the show. The prospective contestants go through an ‘audition’ like process. The contestants must look good on TV, which is the basic expectation. This includes posture and appearance. The producers have specified that they are looking for dynamic couples and fun and outgoing people. This applies to the reboot as well.
It Wasn’t All that Much of a Supermarket
The set for Supermarket Sweep of the ’90s wasn’t the kind of supermarket you would expect. It was a rather small store. So contestants weren’t dashing around in a full-scale grocery store as you may have always believed. The set design is such that it appears huge. However, former contestants confirm that the ‘supermarket’ in the show was only about four aisles in size. The aisles themselves were tiny and pretty cramped for contestants as well as camerapersons to be running through them. So no, the Supermarket Sweep gameshow didn’t take place in a 15,500 square foot store! There’s no word on whether the reboot will be using a small set or a 15,44500 square foot store, though. What we do know is that it will be “trendy,” “modern,” and yet still featuring “nods to the past.”
Heres something incredibly gross to consider. Supermarket Sweep‘s filming took place for five to six months every year. Would you believe us if we told you that the show used the same food over and over again for episode after episode? Pretty darn gross, but true! The hot dogs were fermenting in their packaging, swelling by the episode. Besides that, a lot of food went to waste from being thrown in and out of trolleys for three to four months. If you’re wondering why the show didn’t use fake foods, it was because it was costly for the low budget of the show. So the rotten food was there for the scenery. Now you know.
A Strategy to Win
Those of us who enjoyed watching this entertaining show has fond memories of our family members, and sometimes us too, yelling at the television, outraged at the choices the contestants make as they fling items into their shopping carts. However, not everyone would know what to do if they were racing through the aisles. People generally make the mistake of going for large meats.
But there’s a better strategy for winning the game. Firstly, to win, you have to load your cart with the most expensive items that you can. You can achieve this by going to the beauty and health care aisle. The hair dyes, beauty products, and expensive health support add up far better than the deli and butcher products! A good thing to know, just in case you want to try out for the reboot!
In closing, we’d like to indulge your curiosity a little by revealing that the host of the American reboot of the show will be SNL star comedian, Leslie Jones. Fans of the show are waiting to relive memories by watching the gameshow in its new, modern glory!
For folks in the UK, don’t feel sad. That’s because there is also a UK reboot of the show, with Rylan Clark-Neal as the host. It’s exciting!