Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Newlywed Game - Couple #1


I emailed this to GSN as they are looking for former game show winners to be on some show. I happen to know some winners, so I thought I would take a stab at it!

Dearest Game Show Network,

My parents, Jane & Steve Taylor, were on the Newlywed Game in 1973 (they know the exact date, but I believe it was taped in October & aired in November 1973) & THEY WON! - after coming back from last place with the bonus question. They were picked by the producers to be on the show after my dad said his favorite sandwich was a hamburger & my mom looked at him weird & said, "A hamburger isn't a sandwich - A sandwich, as a rule, has to be on square bread!" My whole life I have heard the stories, they have acted out their win (with a question they both answered wrong, but their wrong answer matched!) - they have a cassette tape that is all melted that we used to listen to (they recorded it onto cassette off the TV) - they are still the cutest couple around and so in love! It would be so funny to see the 1973 show after listening to the cassette tape version! They won a camper (which they sold to some guy who died right away), 10 speed bikes (which fell apart riding down sunset blvd to the beach), a detangler comb (my mom had a pixie cut), some bad slacks and all sorts of other weird things! All they really wanted was a vacuum (my mom had to wait till Valentine's day for this one!) - They were couple #1. One of the couples on their show was caught cheating so they had to stop the show & get the runner up. Bob Eubanks called my mom JAN instead of Jane the whole time. They are really fun, you will LOVE them!

Best,

Megan Taylor (the daughter of winners)

6 comments:

Brooke & Peter said...

i was wondering when this story was going to back it on the blog!!!! one of my favorites and they TOTALLY should be brought back on TV. I bet they'd be even funnier now!

that pic of your mom is very cute, but why is she all the way down by your dads crotch?

Anonymous said...

cute cute cute

Meg Taylor said...

brooke- great question! I am not sure exactly what she is doing down there...Mom??

Hillary said...

Of course your parents were on the freaking Newlywed Game! leave it to the Taylors! GENIUS!

Mom said...

I was simply sitting on a chair next to your Dad (my new sweet husband).....My sister's best friend..her boyfriend... took the photos...an aspiring photograher in 1973! Wonder what he does now? What's wrong with me? I see me sitting next to my husband and everyone else ....they see what they want to see....so now I challange EVERY ONE to try and re-create the photo with your special someone....it's simple...sit on a chair next to him.....love from couple #1......

Mom said...

I was simply sitting on a chair next to your Dad (my new sweet husband).....My sister's best friend..her boyfriend... took the photos...an aspiring photograher in 1973! Wonder what he does now? What's wrong with me? I see me sitting next to my husband and everyone else ....they see what they want to see....so now I challange EVERY ONE to try and re-create the photo with your special someone....it's simple...sit on a chair next to him.....love from couple #1......