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We're not sure you could get celebrities to wear triple tone bowling shoes nowadays, but during the disco crazed '70s, no problem!
Celebrity Bowling, hosted by Jed Allan (CSI:Miami, original Beverly Hills 90210) was produced in Los Angeles, California at KTTV Channel 11. The popular series ran for eight years (January 16, 1971 to September 1978). Each week two-person teams competed on regulation size bowling lanes that were actually installed in-studio.
The rules of the game were known as "best ball" - each team member would take a shot on their own lane. If neither hit a strike, then whomever rolled the worse shot would try to pick up a spare on their partner's lane. Winning teams garnered prizes (better accumulated score equaled better bounty) for audience members both present and sitting at home. Fabulous gifts included appliances and even new automobiles.
Hilarity usually came in two flavors: celebs that took their game waaaay to seriously; and lighthearted joking aimed at one's partner or opponent. And, of course, some people had a better sense of humor than others.
The first show (12/22/1973) pits Christopher Knight & Barry Williams vs. Eve Plum & Maureen McCormick
The second grudge match (9/8/1973) is Eric Scott & Mike Lookingland vs. Mary McDonough & Susan Olsen