Bob Eubanks became a household name associated with the Newlywed Game where couples tried to match each their answers. During the years it was on the air, the popular game show had more than its fair share of “interesting” responses. And now, it will be an entertaining addition to this year’s Five State Fair in Liberal.
“Carolyn Rice suggested it as one of the activities that we offer for this year’s event,” explained Five State Fair Board Association member Nancy Kletecka. “Jennifer Malin of United Wireless and myself thought it sounded like a blast and we jumped at the chance to help put this event on – it should be great fun.”
In the original game show, couples were confronted with words they had never heard of before which prompted responses that brought listeners to tears of laughter. Other times, they shared information about their relationship that they may have ultimately wished they hadn't – but it was all in good fun.
The “Not So Newlywed Game” at this year’s fair is also meant to be “all in good fun” as well. There will be five couples in the event and applicants are being sought now to fill those slots.
“We will be presenting prizes to all of the contestants in this event,” Kletecka said. “And we are looking for couples with varying numbers of years or even days or months of being wed to participate. More importantly – they need to have a sense of humor.”
Each of the contestants will be asked some questions while their spouse is taken “off stage” where they cannot hear the response. They will then be brought out and asked the same question and their responses will be compared for accuracy. It will then be the other spouses turn to be taken off and the remaining spouse will be asked a different question.
“The questions are being kept top secret and only myself and Jennifer Malin will know what they are in advance of the game,” Kletecka said.
The event is planned for August 4 at 4 p.m. in the Seward County Activity Center in Liberal. Those who are interested in competing in the event should contact Malin at United Wireless in Liberal or Kletecka at 806-339-2737.