Michael Larson on Press your luck
I think it’s safe to say that he’s the King of game shows….
@vxMarksmanxv for sec i thought you were going to do a simpsons homage. apu: “You magnificent bastard, i salute you”
@FSkornia I know, but at the end of this clip, he says that he’d never invest in CA real estate….only in Ohio. I was just saying that he would’ve made a fortune back then in California real estate.
@MrClassicAds According to his wikipedia article he did try to invest in real estate with part of it. But it turned out to be a ponzi scheme and he lost that part.
I wonder if they let Larson take his vacations to Hawaii and Bahamas.
Go Michael r.I.p. You were smart enough to see something and diligent evougj to put it in action. r.I.p. Peter one of the best on tv
$110,237.00 in 1984 had the same buying power as $235,000.69 in 2010.
If he had chosen to invest in California real estate back then, he would’ve ended up with millions of dollars and probably still be alive today.
@Adamanwolf Extremely successful troll is Extremely successful.
@jdailey19 He got robbed while he was away with his wife one day.
@jdailey19 He converted all of his money into $1 bills to try and win a radio contest that had to match a serial number on the bill. Someone stole a whole bunch of it from his house, I think he blew the rest on either legislation or a pyramid scheme.
@yankeesfan63000 During the show’s first season, any contestant who won over $25,000 or 4 games in a row would retire undefeated, with the full amount won in his or her appearances. This was due to a CBS policy, which set a limit of $25,000 for its game shows. After Michael Larson’s appearance, the earnings cap was officially raised to $50,000 or 5 appearances on November 1, 1984, and any amount past $75,000 that was won could not be kept, though no player had reached past that amount since.
He should’ve stuck with $20,000 and then kept on going back.
A) He doesn’t run the risk of losing concentration and/or getting mentally tired
B) I’m pretty sure in 1984 there was no limit to the number of times a champion could return, perhaps if he broke a certain amount of money but that’s unbeknownst to me.
how’d he lose all his money? (i don’t have time to read through comments and actually search the web for the answer)
Even the board is starting to sound tired.
And then got obsessed with a get-rich-quick plan and he lost it all to a pyramid scheme and theft… that’s a sad ending.
and to think that he lost all that money
Lol I love that “youre retired!” as a nice way of saying “don’t bring your ass back here” lmao.
BUY REAL ESTATE!
Computers can do pretty close to random, just not the designers of this game.
And I love the look on his face when he hits the bahamas trip on accident with his last spin.
when’s the movie based on his life story coming out? it’s a classic underdog story and it’s already completely written… I’m still not sure who should play Michael but Ed should definitely be Dana Carvey’s revival role
he was a genius
too bad he got invested into a scam and lost all the money