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Press Your Luck Episode Guide (Part 3: January 1985-June 1985)

New Version 6.0
By: Brian Dominy, Todd Hunter, Adam Marchese, Jason Hernandez, et al.
SPECIAL THANKS to David Hammett
With additional editing by Adam Marchese and Jason Hernandez


    This is part three of this episode guide from the first part of 1985. This show still had its popularity as the limit was increased to $50,000; and there were two Home Player's Sweepstakes in the year. There were also some very memorable appearances!

***So, I'm missing all info from only one show...and that's the first one of the season. Go fig!

1/1/85 NO SHOW ON NEW YEAR'S New Year Day, 1985!
1/2 (332) Cydney Sam Jill SAM $11,050 Three new players to start off the new year...once again. Sam's Big Bucks hit from the intros! Many whammies! New Year's Whammies!
1/3 (333) Eddy Sam Julie SAM $5,300
($16,350)
Eddy's "Cold Cash, Cold Cash" from the intros!
1/4 (334) Sam Rick Esmeralda ESMERALDA $11,348 Peter announces the date of the next HPS! New whammies debut, and some other minor cosmetic changes.

 
1/7 (335) Ryan Jeanne Esmeralda ESMERALDA $16,619
($27,967)
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1/8 (336) Buddy Mary Ann Esmeralda BUDDY $7,750 Buddy Graham starts his run. Also, the "flokati rug" episode.
1/9 (337) Brian Annette Buddy BUDDY $19,858
($27,608)
--
1/10 (338) Karin Buddy Jerome JEROME $15,191 Jerome Jacobs begins his run. An exciting game, and Karin goes in the "poor strategy" HoF.
1/11 (339) Jerome Michael LeeAnn JEROME $11,503
($26,694)
--

 
1/14 (340) Lisa Max Jerome JEROME $8,470
($35,164)
--
1/15 (341) Lesley Jerome Tim LESLEY $6,939 Lesley Ballan starts her run of wins! Jerome lost big here...
1/16 (342) Donna* Paul Lesley LESLEY $4,328
($11,267)
What a tragic $18k+ loss! Really, quite tragic... and Donna would return later.
1/17 (343) Andra Lesley Brad BRAD $15,759 Brad Koppel wins his first show. Brad won here with a car! 
1/18 (344) Brad Will Christine BRAD $5,874
($21,633)
Will Willis was a football player, and dramatic ending! Peter leans on that podium...

 
1/21 (345) Brad Arlene George ARLENE $3,225 Home Player's Sweepstakes #2 begins! What an ending!
1/22 (346) Andrea Arlene Mike ANDREA $10,489 Andrea and Arlene from the intros!
1/23 (347) Andrea Al Rita RITA $0
NO BUCKS!
Only the third time someone won with no money in a strange game.
1/24 (348) Nancy John Rita NANCY $16,724 GREAT game between Nancy and Rita; Rita's spin from the late intros!
1/25 (349) Nancy Dayna Ron NANCY $15,290
($32,014)
-

**Just an observation, but there is weird (and cheesy) HPS music!
 

1/28 (350) Jennie Terry Nancy JENNIE $10,622 Jenny Jones ep. #1...she won on a pass where she and Terry become best friends! :-) From intro.
1/29 (351) Michael Jodi Jennie JENNIE $8,084
($18,706)
Jenny Jones ep. #2. PAC/Whammy is hit here.
1/30 (352) Melodee John Jennie MELODEE $24,133 Jenny's last ep.
1/31 (353) George Melodee Savannah MELODEE $10,000
($34,133)
Exactly $10,000?!? :-)
2/1 (354) Mike Melodee Jody JODY $7,645 Mike literally pushes down the whammy! Melodee loses on a whammy!

After show #355, there were a few changes to the Big Board. First off, the whammy is taken out of square #1. Also, $1400 moves to square #1, and $2000/Lose 1 Whammy moves into square #15 in the corner! Pretty much the whole left side of the board is changed, and now Pick A Corner now doesn't work (on some spins)!
 

2/4 (355) Barbara Jody Evan JODY $9,899
($17,544)
Good game here.
2/5 (356) Jon Steve Jody STEVE $19,124 BOARD CHANGES and whammies move around. Board sound #2 plays on the last two spins! Good game.
2/6 (357) Steve Myke Robin ROBIN $19,119 Myke "Gemini" Horton's episode! Thanks, Brian! Robin from the intros. "Cancun, Hong Kong, here we go!"
2/7 (358) Kirby Ellen Robin KIRBY $7,761 Kirby beat Robin here...
2/8 (359) Philip Kirby JoAnn JOANN $14,981 Kirby's loss from the intros...thanks to the "one more time" curse.

 
2/11 (360) Charlotte JoAnn Dave CHARLOTTE $5,482 A VERY close ending! An $80 difference between first and second.
2/12 (361) Joanie Charlotte Seth SETH $10,025 Joanie...collects rocks. =P
2/13 (362) Sheila Ernest Seth SETH $15,835
($25,860)
Seth Weinger wins his second ep. Paging System is won!
2/14 (363) Seth Pat Kathie PAT $12,300 Pat Pacquiza (sp?) was a famous baseball player... Good episode here! The "one more time" curse strikes!
2/15 (364) Lex Jeffrey Pat PAT $13,050
($25,350)
Sweepstakes #2 ends! Jeffrey from the intros!

 
2/18 (365) Libby Jeff Pat JEFF $13,669 Obviously, Pat and Jeff are here!
2/19 (366) Dean Jeff Carolyn DEAN $2,500 Dean is from the military, and wins $2500 in cash!
2/20 (367) Cathy Dean Robyn CATHY $8,101 New intros...and this is THE first episode where Rod Roddy says "Big Bucks" for his introduction. Paging System is hit! Also, weird shots...
2/21 (368) Cathy Vince Janie JANIE $2,250 A weird error here, and Vince sets a then round one record of $5986.
2/22 (369) Sam Susan Janie SAM $9,860 Oooh, Susan is pretty funny as she celebrates prematurely! Also, a dog named Press Your Luck!

 
2/25 (370) Lissa Guy Sam SAM $9,484
($19,344)
Sam is at it again! Two $500+ in round one again!
2/26 (371) Sam Jim Pamela PAMELA $7,278 THE INFAMOUS JIM HESS EPISODE! Yeah, he really does not like that whammy.
2/27 (372) Scott Pamela Lisa SCOTT $15,790 Audience does NOT like Scott!
2/28 (373) Scott Suzanne Bob BOB $9,736 Audience chants whammy during Scott's spins! T. Jay Dexter's poem is read and Rod makes a cameo!
3/1 (374) Dale Norma Bob BOB $1,600
($11,336)
What a bizarre game with ELEVEN whammies! Thanks, Todd!

 
3/4 (375) Bob Victor Romey BOB $13,593
($24,929)
Another game with many whammies, and Victor whammies out to 9 passed spins!
3/5 (376) Johnny Jennifer Bob BOB $5,750
($30,679)
Bob's fourth game, and not a big total, again.
3/6 (377) Bob Philip Lynette PHILIP $1,500 Philip is wearing sweatpants, and many whammies in this game!
3/7 (378) Steve Sam Philip PHILIP $21,898
($23,398)
Philip wins BIG! Very big. Biggest win in a while.
3/8 (379) Mike Marlene* Philip MIKE $13,033 Big Bucks! The board hiccups (badly at that), so Marlene would come back later.

 
3/11 (380) Mike Donna* John JOHN $19,524 Mike just wants some Big Bucks! Donna is back from ep #342.
3/12 (381) Joe Sharon John JOE $12,764 --
3/13 (382) Joe Michael Julie JULIE $11,458 Pretty good game here.
3/14 (383) Stanford Linnea Julie LINNEA $15,060 Yes...Stanford. =P
3/15 (384) Susan Linnea Michael LINNEA $9,610
($24,670)
--

 
3/18 (385) Linnea Richard Lynn LYNN $14,740 Montana Ski Trip first won! Also, Peter belly-dances with Lynn at the end! =D
3/19 (386) Gregg Joan Lynn JOAN $8,884 --
3/20 (387) Joan Ralph Trish RALPH $22,862 Another big winner!
3/21 (388) Ralph Alex Jane RALPH $14,350
($37,212)
Ralph wins yet again!
3/22 (389) Tyler Ralph Mary TYLER $9,435 Tyler passed 9 spins to a whammyout!

 
3/25 (390) Tyler Pam Wade TYLER $9,400
($18,835)
--
3/26 (391) Denny Tyler Bernie DENNY $8,668 Hehe, three unique names...
3/27 (392) Denny Tony Michele MICHELE $9,750 Michele's "Mistress of the Pass" first episode!
3/28 (393) Michele Joe Susan MICHELE $14,576
($24,326)
Michele (Ma belle) nails her first victim and passes a spin...which results in a whammy!
3/29 (394) Jack Michele Patti MICHELE $700
($25,026)
Michele does not want to deal with her spins, and Michele becomes famous for this...
passing to a whammy-out!
*Note: Michelle does win $700 on show #394 since Peter announces that the following week is College Week.

**April 1st to 5th was College Week on Press Your Luck, for Easter Week!
 

4/1 (395) Steve
(Notre Dame)
Ruth
(Columbia)
Michael
(USC)
RUTH $14,126 April Fool's, 1985! College Week Show #1. Steve is dressed like a leprechaun! This is Ruth jumping around and hugging Peter like crazy from the intros!
4/2 (396) Sonya
(UCLA)
Lana
(Alabama)
Stuart
(N'Western)
STUART $11,000 College Week Show #2. One of THE funniest contestants EVER in the history of PYL in Lana!
4/3 (397) Elizabeth
(Ohio State)
Cliff
(Arizona)
Trey
(Harvard)
ELIZABETH $13,384 College Week Show #3.
4/4 (398) John
(Wake Forest)
Laurie
(Texas)
Tim
(Nebraska)
TIM $12,742 College Week Show #4.
4/5 (399) Brian
(Missouri)
Terri
(California)
Chris
(U of Penn.)
BRIAN $11,060 College Week Show #5. Brian thinks a famous cartoon skunk is a chihuahua? :-P

Michele's finishes her five-day run this week! :-) Yeah, the "Mistress of the Pass."
 

4/8 (400) Michele Drew Val MICHELE $12,325
($37,351)
This is her fourth show! She shot somebody down with "the pass of death" for the third time.
4/9 (401) Brenda Mark Michele MARK $14,728 Michele tries to nail her fourth victim, but it came to no avail...it didn't work this time.
4/10 (402) Katherine Jim Mark MARK $21,591
($36,319)
Big win here!
4/11 (403) Mark Nancy Vern VERN $1,000 A weird one...
4/12 (404) Vern Sheri Glen VERN $6,290
($7,290)
--

 
4/15 (405) Vern Therese Brick
"Carrot"
THERESE $2,250 Vern is a big pussy in his passing, and Brick brought his lucky carrot!
4/16 (406) Mike Therese Marlene* THERESE $13,250
($15,500)
Peter had to bring Mike a washcloth to cool off! Exciting game. Marlene comes back.
4/17 (407) Tracy Therese Jon TRACY $10,306 Oi! Tracy start's her five day tear. Wins a Windjammer, and a trip to the Virgin Islands.
4/18 (408) Harry Jan Tracy TRACY $10,500
($20,806)
All in cash...
4/19 (409) Tracy Tim Diane TRACY $10,050
($30,856)
Tracy wins a Big Screen TV!

 
4/22 (410) Tracy Helen Marty TRACY $14,237
($45,093)
Tracy's 4th day!
4/23 (411) Terri Jeff Tracy TRACY $12,543
($57,636)
Tracy is back for her fifth and final day. Also, a funny question about breasts! :-P
4/24 (412) Kirk Jonie Joanie JONIE $4,418 Yes, that's right! Isn't that like the battle of Tony on a Nov. '83 ep? :-)
4/25 (413) Jonie Dave Denise JONIE $25,332
($29,750)
Big win here!
4/26 (414) Jonie Lance Cynthia LANCE $11,151 --

 
4/29 (415) Rich Jennie Lance LANCE $14,974
($26,125)
--
4/30 (416) Lance Susan Tommy TOMMY $5,050 Tommy wants a Flokati!
5/1 (417) Cindy Curtis Tommy CINDY $6,685 Cindy Morgan begins her blitz of wins! An "European Tour" is up there. Feat. "Key Biscayne"
5/2 (418) Duncan Cindy Jackie CINDY $15,658
($22,343)
--
5/3 (419) Jamie Cindy Kurt CINDY $700
($23,043)
Okay, this is a weird game for her to end up with only $700!

 
5/6 (420) Cindy Pat Tony CINDY $7,220
($30,263)
Cindy wins once again!
5/7 (421) Coleen Cindy Joe COLEEN $9,340 Cindy is back for her fifth and final show! Coleen from the intros!
5/8 (422) Coleen Shequita Dan SHEQUITA $13,798 --
5/9 (423) Ken Shequita Lela LELA $17,546 This is very crazy, Columbian Lela who gives Peter a bear hug from the intros!
5/10 (424) Susie Lela Steve STEVE $10,408 Crazy Lela is back, and Steve has a VERY slow approach.

 
5/13 (425) Steve Shauna Jimmie JIMMIE $18,108 Jimmie goes for the Big Bucks, and he gets it! He is featured in my theatre, as well as the intros!
5/14 (426) Amy Jimmie Joey JOEY $13,760 --
5/15 (427) Joey Damon Queta DAMON $9,048 First off, Damon wins round one earning NO SPINS! He is also featured in the intros by hitting a trip to Key Biscayne!
5/16 (428) Patrick Linda Damon PATRICK $16,650 An intro clip here! Patrick cannot believe he won!
5/17 (429) David
Patrick
Norma
NORMA $16,651 Patrick and Norma are here for a great game!

 
5/20 (430) Mark Norma Lucia NORMA $17,395
($34,056)
Oh my gosh, what an incredible ending. Arguably, one of the best games of the season.
5/21 (431) Roy Norma Shelly SHELLY $14,328 That whammy...had to hurt.
5/22 (432) Bill Shelly Lori-Ann BILL $15,550 Bill's wife appears in the end!
5/23 (433) Debbie Robert Bill ROBERT $13,125 -
5/24 (434) Damon Robert Kathy DAMON $8,939 -

 
5/27 (435) David Damon Georgeanne GEORGE-
ANNE
$11,608 Oh! I remember Georgeanne! She was kinda cute! :-) [Okay, that was MY opinion, there!]
5/28 (436) Elaine Mike George-
anne
GEORGE-
ANNE
$9,720
($21,328)
Yeay, Georgeanne won again!
5/29 (437) Rusty Barbara George-
anne
BARBARA $10,350 Awwww... :-)
5/30 (438) Barbara Dennis Carlee DENNIS $5,662 Paging System appears here.
5/31 (439) Andy Dennis Rochelle DENNIS $6,033
($11,695)
--

 
6/3 (440) Dennis Danny Luanne DANNY $9,407 --
6/4 (441) Leila Bob Danny DANNY $10,169
($19,576)
--
6/5 (442) Cindy Al Danny AL $11,763 Lucky Al Rogers' run! FYI, check out Kris Lane's interview with Al Rogers.
6/6 (443) Al Lisa Paul AL $14,019
($25,782)
There are some "Whammybusters" in the audience, and Al uses his "Lake Erie Luck!" Paul does something....well.... :-P
6/7 (444) Al Cheryl Ken AL $16,131
($41,913)
--

 
6/10 (445) Myrna Martin Al MARTIN $17,418 Al's run ends with him nearly retiring!
6/11 (446) Martin Jerry Carol JERRY $10,064 --
6/12 (447) Jerry Ana Steve JERRY $11,798
($21,862)
Jerry sets a pre Add-A-One total!
6/13 (448) Carol Jerry Pat JERRY $10,438
($32,300)
Pat shoots down the airplane whammy. =P
6/14 (449) Pam Sam* Jerry* PAM $6,964 The "Sylvester" episode! Mel Blanc calls in because the question people were dumb. Sam does return later. Jerry is satisfied with his money...I think. =P
Peter Tomarken really wasn't kidding when he said all three players should come back because of the faulty question. So, Pam comes back on the next episode. Sam and Jerry would come back later in the season. When Jerry comes back, his previous winnings are not mentioned!
 
6/17 (450) Bill Christy Pam PAM $5,810 I think this is also from the intros. Christy gets on a huge roll... but presses one too many.
6/18 (451) Andrew Pam Lisa ANDREW $18,876 --
6/19 (452) Nina Jo Andrew Paul NINA JO $12,771 The $3 episode! That's all I really need to say about that one.... From intros!
6/20 (453) Nina Jo John Sandy JOHN $6,858 --
6/21 (454) Cindy John Guy CINDY $13,516 Cindy's exciting win from the intros.

 
6/24 (455) Ned Joanna Cindy CINDY $5,250
($18,766)
--
6/25 (456) Cindy Sherri Theodore THEODORE $16,593 --
6/26 (457) Alison Theodore Ted TED $20,100 --
6/27 (458) Ted Randy Karen RANDY $14,364 Pretty good one!
6/28 (459) Steve Mary Randy STEVE $14,329 --

On to Part FOUR of the episode guide with the rest of 1985....

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