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I don't think I watched the 90s version, but was aware of it. Though I guess I didn't know the rules, since I had thought the 'prize' was to go through the "store" to fill up the cart and keep what was in the cart.. (though this article says they did it on the very orig version?)

Plus, it seems like everyone would easily figure out the optimal way to get the most value in the cart.. (and they can go back for more carts??)

anyway, this article is interesting..

How Supermarket Sweep keeps its produce fresh and its shelves stocked

(I will watch again, at least in quick mode.. I watched Card Sharks as a kid, but now realize it's boring.. never really got into To Tell the Truth though I think I watched that as a kid too.. so that's at least two revivals I haven't been watching. I have been watching the Hollywood Squares and Match Game eps.. at least since finding out about the quick mode speedup.. so watching at like 1.7x. I have several seasons of Match Game in SD I hadn't watched though.)
 

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I thought it was ok. I enjoy game shows, and think was another fun one. I almost liked the question round better than the wacky running around shopping.

Thanks for the article, it was interesting on how they created the show. Very cool!
 

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(I will watch again, at least in quick mode.. I watched Card Sharks as a kid, but now realize it's boring.. never really got into To Tell the Truth though I think I watched that as a kid too.. so that's at least two revivals I haven't been watching. I have been watching the Hollywood Squares and Match Game eps.. at least since finding out about the quick mode speedup.. so watching at like 1.7x. I have several seasons of Match Game in SD I hadn't watched though.)
Not to be THAT guy, but I'm curious what you're watching that you think is Hollywood Squares :)
 

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We watched it. I liked the original and while this one was OK, I didn't really like Leslie Jones as the host. I am not a fan of the yelling and "over the top" reactions. We will give it a couple of more episodes to see where it ends up. We love To Tell The Truth, Match Game, Celebrity Family Feud and $100,000 Pyramid and watch them every time they are on, mainly because we love the games and the hosts. Time will tell with Super Market Sweep I guess.
 

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What is this about? The trailers just remind me of Guy's Grocery Games on Food Network.
The contestants answer food/brand questions in order to bank up time for the "sweep" round. Then they race around the store and put whatever they want into their cart, with some special items being available to get for bonus money. At the end of time, the team who had the highest value of "groceries" and bonuses win and go to the bonus round. In that round, they solve riddles/questions that lead to products in the store. Find the first, which has a question leading to the second, etc. The more they find, the more money they win, but if their time runs out they lose.
 

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The 1960s version was shot in actual supermarkets (both the 1990s version and the current one use a set):

Wow, I thought it was a new concept when USA aired it! Fascinating.

The reason I loved it was watching the contestants fall all over themselves to shop, it was like Black Friday is now. Or watching contestants get their ingredients on Masterchef.
 

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Sorry to bring up a "older topic" I actually really like this show.... and it is all because of Leslie Jones!
I also was not a fan of Leslie Jones..... And the 1st and second episodes of SMS, I was like kinda not really doing much for me.... Her yelling at the Security Guard (Neil) made me like the show even less.
But then some thing happened..... I was looking forward to watching the show.... and it was because of Leslie Jones...... She is so LOUD and Obnoxious, But really cares for every one of her contestants. I love the way she says Supermarket Sweeeeeeeeep.
Leslie Jones kind of Comedian..... I now look forward to seeing her in other things.... Like Celebrity Wheel of Fortune..... Where she is just so over the top, it brought fun to a show (WOF) that I think is kinda boring.
Leslie Jones isn't going to be for everyone..... But I think without her on Supermarket Sweep..... And the fact that the contestants are not your "normal" contestants makes for a somewhat interesting hour of TV.

I didn't really like Leslie Jones as the host. I am not a fan of the yelling and "over the top" reactions.
 

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I've been watching it as well. Toine goes to bed before I do, so I need something easy to watch that he wouldn't be interested in. I HATE her yelling. I'm female and I also hate her calling people "baby" and "sweetie." It just makes me uncomfortable. You know that would never be tolerated from a male host, not in today's climate. I wonder why it's ok for her, or no one involved in production has told her to stop.

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