DAILY DIRT: It’s time for a ‘Name That Tune’ revival, not to mention ‘Sports Jeopardy!’ and ‘Supermarket Sweep’

NAME THAT TUNE: L-R: Jane Krakowski and Randy Jackson. CR: Sean Gleason / FOX. ©2022 FOX Media LLC.

Jane Krakowski and Randy Jackson host Celebrity Name That Tune. (FOX)

Daily Dirt for Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023

And just like that, January is gone. It’s hard to believe February arrives in matter of hours … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 514 of The Daily Dirt.

1. I’ve always loved TV game shows, starting with “Jeopardy!” and “You Don’t Say” way back in the early 1960s.

Which brings me to today’s opening thought about game shows. More specifically, ones that need to be revived.

Here are three game shows we need to see back on morning TV, or maybe afternoon TV. At this point in my life, I tend to miss a lot of mornings.

Gold medal: “Name That Tune.” The format would remain the same, with one slight change. Contestants would still compete to see how quickly they can name a tune, but could pick both the genre and time period, such as “”rock music of the 1960s” or “country music of the 1990s.” (PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Name That Tune was renewed for a third season that started on January 11, 2023 on FOX. Maybe Steve missed this…JRG)

Silver medal: “Sports Jeopardy!” “Jeopardy!” has been a monster hit for decades, but attempted spinoffs — such as “Sports Jeopardy!” — have failed in the past. My idea? Put this solely on ESPN. Boom! Automatic blockbuster. Here’s another idea — have the contestants all be famous athletes, playing for various charities.

Bronze medal: “Supermarket Sweep.” I think the time is perfect for a (another) revival of this classic. And as high as food prices are today, that final sweep when contestants charge through the supermarket trying to collect the most expensive items could take on a whole new life.

2. And we have a new No. 1 in the 2023 Great Plate Debate.

The new No. 1 is simply dynamic, one of the all-time best. I spotted it in the QMG parking lot.

Gold medal: BATLADY. I don’t know this person, but even if I did, there’s no way I’m messing with her.

Silver medal: STARVED. I said last week it would take a great, great plate to knock this one off the gold stand. And it did.

Bronze medal: 4 CASTR. Still medal worthy, but hearing footsteps behind …

This week’s honorable mention:

  • WAD 44
  • 13 (yep, just “13”)
  • MONKY 11

3. Has there ever been a day when you are not entertained by Facebook?

I thought not. Here’s a few recent items that brought a smile to my face:

  • “It’s OK if you fall apart sometimes. Tacos fall apart and we still love them.”
  • “Always eat tacos over a tortilla, so when stuff falls out … Boom! Extra taco!”
  • “We’re probably having an egg crisis because too many hens are identifying as roosters.”
  • “John Cougar Mellencamp was in the process of renting a car when he wrote ‘Hertz So Good.'”
  • “What do Eskimos get from sitting on ice too long? Polaroids.”

Steve Thought O’ The Day — I always say a bad excuse is better than none, especially in a disagreement with The Little Woman.

Steve Eighinger writes daily for Muddy River News.

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